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APACHE: Liberate/ Hombre (VOODOOCUTS Rework)(Vinyl 7″)

APACHE:  Liberate/ HombreRating: ★★★★★ I don’t know if either Liberate or Hombre by Mexican band Apache ever made it onto one of Kool Herc’s famed seventies block-party playlists but listening to this, it’s easy to imagine they might have done. Long unavailable new, after what appears to have been their only appearance on 1976’s four-track Kung-Fu Chino EP, the two cuts in question (for the monkey’s
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MADE TO DANCE: MTD Series 007 – Achili/ Yuda (Vinyl 7″)

MADE TO DANCE: MTD Series 07 - Achili/ Yuda Nu-disco business on this new 7″ from the Made To Dance label who seem to specialise in keeping the names of those involved on the downlow – though I can tell you that at least one of those involved on this also has a release out on another edits/re-press label very shortly. In this case, said business involves edits Achili and Yuda. The A-side and first of these reboots an old rumba classic
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GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED: Foreigners (Vinyl 7″) + Video

GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED:  ForeignersLast seen round these parts on the Jim Sharp remix of the Revive Rap 7″ feat. El Da Sensei, Gee Bag here takes centre stage on the Ill Informed-produced Foreigners. Out shortly on 45, the track is lifted from last year’s Gee Bag X Ill Informed LP Respect Ya Elders! and pulls no punches at all in its excoriating attack on twenty-first century racism in the UK which continues to make black
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RICHIE PHOE feat. KASSIA ZERMON: Baby I Love You So (Vinyl 7″)

RICHIE PHOE feat. KASSIA ZERMON: Baby I Love You SoWhen he was considering re-making Jacob Miller’s rootsy early 90s cut, Baby I Love You So, it’s quite possible Richie Phoe wasn’t expecting to be told, “If you’re going to cover one of my favourite records, it better be fucking good.” Turns out this wasn’t a line from a resurgent Spanish Inquisition but no less chilling for the fact that it seems to have issued from none other than Massive Attack’s
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DJs CODO & MARK JAMES feat. FRED VALLE: Alright (Vinyl 7″)

Waxnerds Alright 7Rating: ★★★★★ Every night the monkey has the strangest dreams and last night’s was that Waxnerds DJs Codo & Mark James co-opted Fred Valle to help them deliver epic Latin boom-bap vibes with further top shelf acapella assistance from one Big Daddy Kane. Imagine the surprise at MB Towers when the ‘dream’ turned out to be true
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse Funk b/w Outlaw (Vinyl 7″)

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse FunkA veteran of many digital funky breaks releases, it had nevertheless long been Freethinker Funk Essence’s dream to put stuff out on wax.  It was only natural then, that he jumped at the chance when the vinyl resurgence made such a thing possible with Burning Sole Records. His latest such effort is the Cathouse Funk/ Outlaw 7″ – his third for the label – on which two sample-free tracks feature a mixture of original instrumentation and
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WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: The Return of Beaumont Jenkins / La Pietra (Vinyl 7″)

WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: The Return of Beaumont JenkinsImagine, if you will, a lost Italian cinematic masterpiece of globetrotting western-cum-noir from the early seventies and its equally lost soundtrack – Whatitdo Archive Group certainly have, and then some. In a year that already promises to be rich in library/ soundtrack vibes, new 45 single, The Return of Beaumont Jenkins b/w La Pietra is lifted from the forthcoming
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THE STILL BROTHERS: Wake Up feat. MARINA B / The Deep (Vinyl 7″)

THE DEEP feat. MARINA B: Wake Up (Vinyl 7Despite something of a gap, The Still Brothers (a.k.a Ula Ruth’s Andrew LeCoche and The Shacks’ Evan Heinze) follow the summer’s stirring The Deep single with all-new atmospheric breakbeat cut Wake Up featuring Brazilian chanteuse Marina B on vinyl 7″. It transpires that the song achieved its final form when friend of the band Marina heard the, at that point, instrumental
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OUTER SPACE: Not Even Light b/w Dead Planet (feat. GEMMA HUMET)(Vinyl 7″)

Billed as ‘Ethiojazz’, the new 7″ single from Barcelona crew Outer Space is certainly on more than speaking terms with the work of Mulatu Astatke. Having described it thus, doesn’t do justice to the breaks-filled funk of A-side Not Even Light however, which – though its title recalls the time-honoured plea of the late riser or hangover sufferer, is lively enough to get anyone out of bed
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Ska Fever Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

Ska Fever Vol. 1Rating: ★★★★★ Got the chills and shakes? Don’t worry, there’s a strong chance you’ve picked up ska fever rather than Covid what with a new variant of Original Gravity Records reggae-related output in the offing in the form of Ska Fever Vol. 1 45. This drop features four tracks supplied by no fewer than three of label owner Neil Anderson’s nom-de-plumes (at least one of which seems to
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