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CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS feat. KIM DAWSON: Good Thang (Vinyl 7″)

CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS feat. KIM DAWSON: Good ThangCrushed Velvet & The Velveteers? Man, that is a lot of velvet! It’s also what happens when Soulive drummer Alan Evans swaps the stix for an axe and ropes in soul diva Kim Dawson along with a host of mates to create a Good Thang. Said ‘thang’ is of course, soulful and funky, taking the form of a chugging neck-snapper replete with guitar chanks, organ stabs, horns and lashings of
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SWEET LIFE SOCIETY feat. TOO MANY T’s: Veggie Tales Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

SWEET LIFE SOCIETY feat. TOO MANY T's: Veggie Tales Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7Sweet Life Society have just dropped new 45 Veggie Tales Vol. 1 featuring no fewer than three versions (vinyl-only original plus Hiphoppapotamus vocal and instro remixes) of their track Oh La La. It’s not to be confused with a certain classic Wiseguys cut with which it shares a very similar name of course, though they do share the fact that they are uptempo party breakbeat
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SIMFONYX: Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved (Vinyl 7″)

SIMFONYX: Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved (Vinyl 7Part two of today’s news about quality psych-funk 45s in the offing, is a heads-up that next on Markey Funk’s dependably brilliant Delights label is 7″ Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved by SimfOnyx. As it turns out, SimfOnyx are like-minds Markey himself and Haifa-based producer Shuzin who have finally made it into the studio for a co-production.  The atmospheric Magenta
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KIND & KINKY ZOO feat. RICKEY CALLOWAY: Hot Love (Vinyl 7″)

KIND & KINKY ZOO feat. RICKEY CALLOWAY: Hot Love (Vinyl 7Good news as psych-funk outfit, Kind & Kinky Zoo finally get to release their brand new 45 Hot Love (test pressings of which first hove into view back in March!) featuring soul legend Rickey Calloway. A veteran of the funk-soul scene like Lee Fields and with a career that stretches back about the same length of time, Calloway also, like the now sadly-departed Charles Bradley, began his career
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NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7″)

NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ I bet you didn’t expect another Nico Gomez 45 re-release and accompanying edit so soon after the last one did you? Here’s one anyway though as super hot Gomez number Chibiquiban gets a vinyl 7″ outing – and it’s arguably even better.  Not least of the reasons for this is the fact that the edit on the B-side comes from Tonton Boom a.k.a Mr Boom which the
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SOULBRIGADA: Help / Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7″)

SOULBRIGADA: Help /  Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ …and the second of two massive 45 booties from the Resense label today is a brace of superhot funky soul bangers from that man Soulbrigada. First up is Help – an extended, beat-heavy (but tastefully done) and very slightly sped-up rerub of a certain northern soul heater from Jackie Wilson that’ll have them helpless on the dancefloor. Big as that is however, it’s arguably
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RESENSE 047: Hip-Hop Control (LORD FUNK AND MOAR) / Do The Don’t Stop (GELATINE THUGS)(Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 047: Hip-Hop Control (LORD FUNK AND MOAR) / Do The Don't Stop (GELATINE THUGS)(Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ The first of two massive 45 booties today from one of the most discerning booty labels in the game is Resense 047 – a special DJ Oonops edition, no less – which finds the Brooklyn DJ pick out two dope cuts of uptempo funky hip-hop. On one side, Gelatine Thugs Do The Don’t Stop by cutting up brisk funk samples and Big Daddy Kane for the b-boys and girls. On the other
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SMILE DAVIS: Let Me Get Down (ULURU 001)(Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you’re thinking, ‘There’s been a lot of sunny weather lately, I could really handle a bouncing slice of uptempo reggae hip-hop,’ then Smile Davis has got you covered with Let Me Get Down. And you will be getting down. Smile Davis is, of course, another one of Woxow a.k.a. T.Melody’s musical identities and he’s lined you right up with a skanking party riddim topped-off
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GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7Breakbeat Paradise is currently running two 45 series and Toxic Funk Vol. 2 is the next instalment of one of them, on which this time (unlike Volume 1) both tracks are the work of just one man – Gramophone Soul. Sitting On The Bay Banger is essentially a re-build of the Beastie Boys’ Peggy Lee-sampling 2004 bomb, Ch-Check It Out with extra beats and little bit more Peggy
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 10: (Vinyl 7″)

If you ever wanted proof that two can have a party look no further than the B-side of new Soul Flip 45, Soul Flip Edits 10 on which Del Gazeebo and Aldo Vanucci go buck wild with – er – Two Can Have A Party by Marvin Gaye’s favourite female duet partner, Tammi Terrell. Originally a northern soul heater for the bowling shoe n talc crowd, the extra production tweaks and leverage
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