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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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SMOOVE: Friday’s Funky 45 Vol. 9 (Vinyl 7″) + Wack Records 19-22

SMOOVE:  De La Smoove/ Hall & Soul (Vinyl 7I don’t know, nothing for ages and then four come along at once – well five technically, though one is a re-release. I’m on about Smoove mash-ups of course – the very thing, in fact, that our Berry Geordie set Wack Records up for back in the day. And so it is that Wack Records 19-22 (a.k.a. Sunny Juice, It’s All Good, Skeelo Wonder and Hall & Soul) get a simultaneous release. Well – when you’ve made a special mix of tracks for BBC 6
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DJAR ONE: Tequila b/w I’m A Believer (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE: Tequila b/w I'm A Believer Rating: ★★★★★ Coming at ya later this month at your favourite on- and offline vinyl emporia (and so hot that it’s already sold out on the Beats House Records Bandcamp page) is yet further proof that the party is continuous at Djar One’s house in Le Havre. The new 7″ serves up double peak-time party breaks bangers with exhibit A being – er – A-side Tequila – a super punchy edit
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 (3 X Vinyl 7″ box set)

Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2If you’re into Latin 45s, you’ll be positively salivating to hear that Rocafort Records are about to drop Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 – snappily subtitled More swinging Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Salsa & Latin Soul from New York City 1968?-?1972. That’ll be six hard-to-find cuts showcasing said genres across across a triple vinyl 7″ box set with liner notes from DJ Timber, no
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NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetRating: ★★★★★  L.A. label F-Spot hit the spot dead centre with the monkey’s most anticipated 45 of the summer – Night Owls’ Gossip b/w Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get. Night Owls is a super-group formed from assorted members of California reggae band The Lions along with The Aggrolites’ Roger Rivas and the two tracks are, of course, covers of Cyril Neville’s Meters-backed bomb
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MC JUICE: Where You Go (Prod. BANKRUPT EUROPEANS)(Vinyl 7″)

MC JUICE: Where You Go (Prod. BANKRUPT EUROPEANS)(Vinyl 7It’s time for some straight dope, all original hip-hop on this new 45 from Nobody Buys Records as mic legend MC Juice hooks up with production outfit Bankrupt Europeans on Where You Go. If you’ve caught previous Bankrupt Euros releases, you’ll know there’s little they can be taught about making beats and they school y’all 90s-classic style here with a laid-back groove that strips
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OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7″)

OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7Still coming correct with the Latin 45 heat, Matasuna Records drop something of a follow-up to the label’s previous Otto De Rojas release of a few years ago with this brace of light-touch remixes of the Peruvian’s funky, Latin-disco nugget El Tema De Coco off 1976 LP Superéxitos Bailables. First up to twiddle the knobs is Retro Roland Riso going large on the drums with extra
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7It’s been a long road to getting this out – the small matter of a pandemic being only one among multifarious delays that nearly meant no vinyl drop at all.  Ultimately however, the forces of light have triumphed – in so sudden and final a turnaround that Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol.6 arrived before the PR was finalised.  So let’s cut to the chase – on the one side – Stealin’ Alright; on t’other side – Stolen Nolan. Cheeky!
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90 (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90Rating: ★★★★★ Got a new job? Original Gravity have just supplied your anthem in the form of 30-60-90 and four different versions in four different styles by four different OG artists no less. That’ll be ska outfit Prince Alphonso & The Fever, Latin boogaloo supremo Néstor Álvarez, early reggae dons the Brentford Rd Soul Rebels feat. Dennis Alcapone, and soul jazz crew Curtis Baker &
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DJ MAARS: Smokin’ Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7″)

DJ MAARS: Smokin' Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7Rating: ★★★★★ Hanging out for new wax from DJ Maars and the Easy Now Recordings camp?  You can rest easy then, because here’s the man himself with the first in a new run of back catalogue bangers on 45. And as anyone who follows Maars will know – that’s some back catalogue – exemplified on this white and red splatter vinyl 7″ release by Smokin’ Funk b/w
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