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OREGANO: Melting Sand / Transmitter (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-soul, it’s most definitely your week since the second of two forthcoming Delights Records releases announced by Markey Funk (following the Les Hippies re-release) is this piece of 7″ glory from Oregano:  Melting Sands b/w Transmitter. Oregano? Ah yes – a new collab. between our Markey and, wait for it, Shawn Lee, Eleven 76’s Paul Elliott and RPS
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LES HIPPIES: Souci b/w Soleil Couchant (Vinyl 7″)

LES HIPPIES:  SouciThe first in a double autumn helping from Markey Funk’s Delights Records label is a 45 re-release of the label’s now ten year old inaugural drop from Les Hippies. You’ll have absolutely no worries about A-side Souci serving up the goods consisting, as it does, of gloriously laid-back sitar-powered psychedelia. Indeed – look at the title closely (and listen with equal attention) to a track
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NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Fuego/ THE SUPERSONICS: The Chosen One (Vinyl 7″)

NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: FuegoAs the promo for this one points out, while Original Gravity Records only came into being in 2017, the recording history of label boss Neil Anderson stretches back a lot further than that. Which is why this Néstor Álvarez/ The Supersonics 45 is part of the ‘Original Gravity Archive Series’ since it features one recording from 1998 (!) and another from 2010. On the A-side, Mr Anderson
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SOUL’S PATH ENSEMBLE: Another Mother Pt. 1 & 2 (Vinyl 7″)

SOUL'S PATH ENSEMBLE: Another Mother Pt. 1…and back to something funky. The hands of Lucky ‘Joel Ricci’ Brown are all over laid back, horns-laden 45 Another Mother Pts 1 and 2 from Soul’s Path Ensemble. First up is Part 1, a sparse barnyard strut all about the drums and horns and not so much a song as a musical impersonation of a cocky young rooster. And what do cocky young roosters do? That’s right they stake out their
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ROGER RIVAS: 10 Plagues (Vinyl 7″) + Free download

Rating: ★★★★★ Keyboardist Roger Rivas goes full Jackie Mittoo on his latest 45 10 Plagues on a label long known for being a guardian of the retro reggae sound – Happy People Records. The track effortlessly conjures the ‘sound of ’69’ with its upbeat organ groove and is arguably the best solo effort yet from the man also known for his work as keyboardist and founder member of L.A. ‘dirty
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: The World Is Cold/ Ms Fat Booty (Vinyl 7″)

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS:  The World Is ColdLooking for emceeing over fat stanky funk? Look no further than the latest Cookin’ On 3 Burners single, The World Is Cold, which finds the veteran Melbourne outfit return with their first studio recording after what has turned out to be (due to Covid regs.) their longest ever break from touring and recording. The A-side generates plenty of musical fire to which Mantra and Jane Tyrell add
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WOXOW feat. AWON: Can’t See Myself (Vinyl 7″)

WOXOW feat. AWON:  Can't See Myself Rating: ★★★★★ As he beavers away on his next EP, Italian producer Woxow has found time and been kind enough to knock you out a couple of sureshot hip-hop cuts ‘while-u-wait,’ as it were. That’ll be his Can’t See Myself / Mo’ Gems 45 then. The former provides NY emcee Awon the perfect summery boom-bap beat (on a ‘funky country soul’-influenced tip!) over which he encourages
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JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: Twenty Flight Ska (Vinyl 7″)

New retro Jamaican style heat from Original Gravity on Twenty Flight Ska one as Eddie Cochrane’s 1956 rockabilly classic Twenty Flight goes through the makeover treatment. And it emerges none the worse for its transformation as something at the slower end of ska that could have come out of an Orange Street studio or record store five to ten years later in Kingston
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DBS vs BDK: Rok The Disco Tech/ DBS vs RKM: Italo Ritmo (Vinyl 7″)

DBS vs BDK:  Rok The Disco Tech Rating: ★★★★★ Is it the month for naming cuts after what they do? For here is another one on the latest of the excellent Discobits 45 series – Rok The Disco Tek – which will most assuredly rock the discotheque not to mention hip-hop club floors besides. Yes, we do have a bona fide disco breakin’ edit credited to DBS vs BDK – the latter of whom may be easily identified from his bars
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Soul Messin’ Records: THE NEW COBRAS Soulgroove ’66 Pt 1 & THE NIGHTSTALKERS Pt 2 (Vinyl 7″)

THE NEW COBRAS Soulgroove '66Soulgroove 66 Pt 1 & 2 is the new 45 from Melbourne’s Soul Messin’ Records then, commemorating a linchpin of the Melbourne, Australian and indeed global soul scene, Pierre Baroni of PBS 106.7’s Soulgrove ’66 radio show. Not that the man stopped at that, having also graphic designer, photographer and producer strings to his bow and a resumé that involved having worked with big Australian music names
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