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PAMA INTERNATIONAL ft. JEWELS VASS: Socially Distant (Vinyl 7″)

PAMA INTERNATIONAL  ft. JEWELS VASS:  Socially Distant (If you were wondering what was coming next from Pama International, wonder no longer as the retro-reggae-cum-soul outfit has a new LP, entitled 6, planned for the spring and you can already cop a taste of the first leak as a super limited vinyl 45, Socially Distant. Blimey, that doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs does it? And you’d be right. But that’s because the band aren’t
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DR RUBBERFUNK: Come Back Breaker b/w Beats Working (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: Come Back BreakerYou know how it is – you rock up at the Dr’s with a severe case of lethargy suspecting anything from Lyme disease to Chronic fatigue syndrome and he prescribes you a 45 with a cut n paste, drum-heavy, sampledelic nugget like Come Back Breaker on one side and the jazzier (but nonetheless) uptempo breakbeat shuffle of Beats Working on the flip. Has the NHS outsourced General Practice to a record label? No – because
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin’ (Don’t Stop Don’t Quit)/ Shack Attack (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin'Despite the sad news today that Cannon & Ball’s Bobby Ball has passed on to the great light comedy channel in the sky, disco mash-up dons Cannon & Mirrorball are back in full effect with two more slabs of belt and braces disco megamix-cum-mashup business on 45. Side A is all about the Hot Lovin’ as the pair don’t stop or quit until they’ve spliced two veteran emcees to an uptempo disco
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Live at JAM PDM! (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Live at JAM PDM! (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ You know an outfit can play tight when they’re prepared to drop on wax what they’ve recorded live – and such are the very mighty, Mighty Mocambos, whose Live At JAM PDM! vinyl 7″ is exactly what it says on the tin. Recorded straight to 8-track tape at Fabrik Potsdam last February, during the JAM PDM! Breakdance Battle, these b-boy favourites played
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MARKEY FUNK: Men Of North Country – Magic (Timewarp remix) b/w 3421 – Sparks (Spatioport remix) (Vinyl 7″)

Markey Funk Remixes Magic 4321Certainly no stranger to psychedelic sounds, Markey Funk now embarks on a timeslip trip that takes him all the way back to 2013 and 2014 to grab a couple of old remixes for vinyl 7″ release in 2020. One of these is his (appropriately-named) Timewarp remix of Men Of North Country’s mod-soul heater Magic while t’other is his spacey (and equally appropriately-named) Spatioport remix of
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THE STANCE BROTHERS: On Top (Vinyl 7″)

THE STANCE BROTHERS: On TopRating: ★★★★★ The Stance Brothers are most definitely on top with forthcoming vinyl 7″ single – er – On Top, for which instant classic status is all but assured.  I say ‘are’ – it’s actually ‘is’ since the ‘brothers’ is a nom-de-plume for Finnish jazz drummer (and multi-instrumentalist) Teppo Mäkynen who has not only produced a dope slice of psychedelically-tinged, vintage-sounding jazz-
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NIGHT OWLS: Groovin’ (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS:  Groovin'No sleep for L.A.-based, retro-reggae supergroup Night Owls who are back already following August’s Gossip single with new 45 Groovin’. As is their wont, the band have flipped an old soul classic – in this case, Groovin’ (though the Wu-Tang-sampled Willie Mitchell version rather than The Young Rascals’ original) into something rather more early reggae in style. Jungle Fire’s Jamie
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THE CAROLOREGIANS: From The Congo Square b/w You Got To Be A Man (Vinyl 7″)

From The Congo SquareRating: ★★★★★ Funky boss reggae outfit, The Caroloregians, might now be defunct but before the year is out, you’ll have a chance to cop a new 45 as Happy People Records commit their favourite two cuts off the band’s 2012 LP, Fat Is Back, to vinyl 7″ – namely From The Congo Square and You Got To Be A Man. For those not in the know, the Caroloregians stock-in-trade was
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PLACEBO: Polk b/w Balek (Vinyl 7″)

PLACEBO:  Polk b/w BalekLovers of the first wave of jazz-funk (and sample-fiends) take note, this 45 reissue of two classic cuts off Placebo’s 1973 LP – er – 1973 is still available but unlikely to be so for long – given the sold out status of much of Matasuna Records’ back catalogue.  The two tracks in question – Polk and Balek – are the work of Belgian jazz-funk outfit Placebo rather than hitherto unknown early material
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PIGALLE CONNECTION: Casino & Church b/w Vendetta James (Vinyl 7″)

PIGALLE CONNECTION: Casino & Church b/w Vendetta JamesRating: ★★★★★ Just out – this new slice of 45 hotness on Mocambo Records from ‘cinematic funk’ supergroup Pigalle Connection – Casino & Church backed with Vendetta James. The line-up is drawn from the wider Mocambo roster and bandleader is none other than Hammond hotshot Guillaume Metenier of retro reggae outfit Soul Sugar. Meanwhile the two instrumental cuts on
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