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DJ PAUL SITTER: Impressions Like That EP (Vinyl 7″)

DJ PAUL SITTER: Impressions Like That EPIt’s DJ Paul Sitter again with another quality 45 – this time the Impressions Like That EP. Not totally sure why it’s an ‘extended player’ given that it’s a 45 with – er- one track on each side and neither over four minutes – not that you’ll be complaining when you hear them. Take A-side It’s On Like That for example – an uptempo hip-hop bump based around an old Soviet-era psychedelic library
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JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: I’m A Man (Vinyl 7″)

JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES:  I'm A ManIt looks like a Bluebeat label on the 45, it sounds like a bluebeat act and the song was written long enough ago to have been the source for a ska cover. But that’s just because the Original Gravity Records machine is adept at pastiching pretty much whatever the hell genre and era it turns its hand to. I say ‘its’ – obviously I mean tireless label mastermind, Neil Anderson, who for this release has aimed his
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BETTY BLACK feat. THE FAMILY FORTUNE: Cry Me A River (Vinyl 7″)

BETTY BLACK feat. THE FAMILY FORTUNE: Cry Me A RiverRating: ★★★★★ Funky Bond-theme thrills in this take on Arthur Hamilton’s classic fifties torch song, Cry Me A River, as Betty Black fronts The Family Fortune on Malachi Trout’s Skyline Recordings label. The last time something of this ilk came out – apart from the late sixties golden era – was probably the late nineties so we seem to be operating on a thirty year cycle for soaring
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LROY vs SUCKASIDE: Toxic Funk Vol. 8 (Vinyl 7″)

LROY vs SUCKASIDE:  Toxic Funk Vol. 8 (Vinyl 7Looks like it’s LROY and Suckaside who get to deliver the latest volume in BBP’s 45s series Toxic Funk, with Volume 8. This consists of Second Warning and Let The Music Play a.k.a. breakbeat edits of a pair of late sixties soul cuts a la, Paul Sitter’s Nothing But A Heartache from earlier in the year. Oohh you’d like to hear some of that wouldn’t you? Sadly, embeddable audio is signally
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JODIE: Threads (Ltd. vinyl 7″)

JODIE: Threads (Ltd. vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Original Gravity signing Jodie returns with new vinyl 7″, Threads, shortly but with a title like that, what is she actually singing about? A nuclear holocaust? Nope, too eighties. Straggly loose bits of fabric? Close but no cigar. Ok then, so it must be…clothing! Got it in three, as our heroine turns in a snappy dressers’ anthem. Not just any snapper dressers though
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RACHEL MAXANN/ NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Those Familiar Shadows/ Michele’s Theme (Vinyl 7″)

RACHEL MAXANN/ NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Those Familiar ShadowsThe latest single from the Original Gravity stable is this one featuring an A-side, Those Familiar Shadows, from Rachel Maxann (last seen on You Gotta Set Me Free) with a B-side from Nestor Alvarez. And it’s the very definition of soul-jazz sophistication. Maxann delivers a smouldering vocal over a subtle and languorous groove and before you know it, you’re sporting a dinner jacket
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KIDDING: R U Kidding? (Vinyl 7″)

KIDDING:  R U Kidding? (Vinyl 7So here’s the debut vinyl 7″ from German funk quartet Kidding entitled R U Kidding? with B-side Am I Kidding?. Are they kidding? Nope – this is two tight slices of Hammond funk right here. The A-side is the brisker of the two, featuring scorching Hammond licks and reminiscent of early Cookin On 3 Burners material. While slower, the flip is certainly no slouch of a track and drenched
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KRASH SLAUGHTA: K.R.E.A M. b/w P.L.O. Style (Vinyl 7″)

KRASH SLAUGHTA: K.R.E.A M. b/w P.L.O. StyleRating: ★★★★★ Sometimes things are so hot they burn a hole in your pocket. Like the new Krash Slaughta 45. Maybe people should put some C.R.E.A.M. on that or, more accurately, K.R.E.A.M.. Yes, that does stand for Krash Rules Everything Around Me (see what he did there?) – another superb Krash Slaughta outing and another superb outing for an evergreen Wu-Tang acapella
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BIG BOSS MAN: Juju Funk (Vinyl 7″)

BIG BOSS MAN:  Juju Funk (Vinyl 7Some people think they can jive Big Boss Man but you know they must be crazy because BBM are all about the voodoo on the first of two forthcoming 45s. And if you’re an MB regular you’ll know the B-side of the first 45 is entitled Baron Samedi whereas the just leaked A-side is entitled Juju Funk. As you might expect from the title (and as Baron Samedi showed), the band
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 7 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DNA:  Edits Vol. 7Who’s this with DNA Edits Vol. 7 then? Why, it’s DJ DSK of course – what with editing being in his, er, DNA after all. But what delights does he have for us this August? Well, first up is Creep. Nope, not a re-version of the Radiohead depress-fest but rather one of the track of the same name by 90s R&B-ers TLC. Perhaps uncharacteristically, for a remix, this one doesn’t attempt to ‘go larger’ than
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