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LA RETRETA MAYOR: Zambo (Vinyl 7″)

LA RETRETA MAYOR: Zambo Next from the Matasuna Records label comes this vinyl 45, featuring a re-issue of 1976 cut Zambo by Venezuelan outfit La Retreta Mayor.  It is lifted from the band’s eponymous debut LP and comes with a remix of said track to boot. The A-side features the original – a potent melange of Latin-influenced dancefloor jazz and funk – while the B-side consists of the remix by San Francisco producer King Most. This latter effort adds a new
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DAYTONER: Time (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: Time (Vinyl 7Cornish outfit Daytoner return at the end of the month with a new 45 single Time b/w Keep It Moving. As you might be able to intuit from the track titles, the pandemic’s deleterious effect on live music has had a galvanising effect on the band who were keen to – er – keep things moving, having developed a finer appreciation of, well, time during successive lockdowns. Indeed
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THE SOUL CHANCE feat. WESLEY BRIGHT: Who Could It Be / Goodbye (Vinyl 7″)

THE SOUL CHANCE feat. WESLEY BRIGHT:  GoodbyeThe first of two retro reggae releases due out on Colemine Records next month is 7″ single Who Could It Be b/w Goodbye both sides of which are collaborations between California’s The Soul Chance and Ohio-based singer Wesley Bright. Who Could It Be? was initially released on digital format in autumn 2020 and found the parties concerned taking a boss reggae path. They follow
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RICHARD CAITON: Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A Flower (Vinyl 7″)

RICHARD CAITON:  Listen To The Drums b/w You Look Like A FlowerRocafort Records sees in the new year with this 45 re-release of a pair of classics – Listen To The Drums and You Look Like A Flower by lesser-known New Orleans soul hero, Richard Caiton. This single effectively reissues Caiton’s debut 1964 single created at the studio of Cosimo Matassa where fellow Nawlins names such as Allen Toussaint, The Meters and Dr John also recorded
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3 (Vinyl 7″)

J ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3ust in time for Christmas ears if not for stockings (it releases on Christmas Eve) comes the third instalment in Rocafort Records’, Latin Underground Revolution series. That’ll be the comprehensively (if not snappily) titled Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 3: Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa from NYC, 1960-1976.  A six-track, triple vinyl 7″ pack fully
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UMOZA MUSIC PROJECT: Down By The Beach/ WOODFIELD ROAD ALLSTARS: Ghetto Guitar (Vinyl 7″)

Umoza Music ProjectYet more reggae from the Original Gravity label and rather than the more usual ‘boss’ ‘sound of ’69’, this one heads in an afro-rootsy direction – at least on the A-side with Umoza Music Projects’s Down By The Beach conjuring visions of beach shacks and palm trees. Un-seasonal as that it is, it’s arguably a highly welcome distraction from yet another Covid-Christmas of government
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FARHOT (feat. NNEKA & JUJU ROGERS): Kabul Fire Vol. 2

Coming at ya with the leftfield beats again on their next 45, it’s Italian label Little Beat More in collaboration with Kabul Fire Records. This time the featured artist is Afghan-born producer Farhot and all three tracks on new drop Kabul Fire Vol. 2 are lifted from his Kabul Fire Vol. 2 LP which is quite a lot of Kabul fire, you have to agree. And what that translates into is three hip-hop cuts
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SMOOVE: Redropped 1: String Island / Boogie Island (Vinyl 7″)

See? This is exactly what I was talking about last week when posting about Smoove’s Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 disco 12″ – this man never has just one iron in the fire. Next up is this vinyl 7″ Redropped 1 with Smoove delivering two different but equally ‘force’ful versions (see what I did there?) of that ol’ Strong Island sound. First up is the mellow one. That’ll be String Island then, on
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THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man + videoRating: ★★★★★ Who was it, less than two months ago who speculated that The Allergies’ Lyrics Born-featuring, Promised Land LP cut, Going To The Party, might be, “A future 45?”. Oh yes, it was the monkey and as a prediction, it was ‘all the way right’ which isn’t a bad description of the boys’ new 7″, the A-side of which is, of course, peak-time funky hip-hop throwdown, Going To The
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SIR BEANS OBE: Part Of It (feat. KELZ)/ DEF=Defeat Evil Fools (feat. ZAEB DUST, BLAKTRIX & MEDUSA)(Vinyl 7″)

SIR BEANS OBE: Part Of ItIt’s been a while since the monkey’s heard from Sir Beans OBE but new beats from Bristol’s veteran knight of  production are always welcome. The first side of this 45 finds fellow Bristolian and former 3PM rapper Kelz holding forth atop one of Beans’ trademark dusty breaks with jazzy trimmings while on the flip side it’s time to get DEF (as in Defeat Evil Fools) via an equally classy
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