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OONOPS: Oonops Drops vinyl 7″ label launch

Oonops DropsNow then, you run a bi-monthly podcast on Brooklyn Radio in NYC called ‘Oonops Drops’ and you’re going to launch a label to ‘drop’ wax 45 heat, but what to call the label? Tough one eh? I’d go with ‘Oonops Drops‘ – and purely coincidentally you understand – this is precisely what our man DJ Oonops did. The label has just launched, following the success of Oonops’
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PAMA INTERNATIONAL: You Are So Beautiful b/w Stop The War On The Poor (Vinyl 7″

You Are So BeautifulEsrtwhile reggae commandos Pama International stick with the current soul direction for a new vinyl 7″ with two offerings from their 2019 album Stop The War On The Poor. First track up is You Are So Beautiful and yes, it’s not just the same name, it really is the song you’re thinking of. However, if you were expecting miserable emoting a la Billy Preston, Joe Cocker and Christina Aguilera, forget
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SMILE DAVIS: Made You Look (Vinyl 7″)

Smile Davis makes you look in a reggae hip-hop direction again with new Nas cheeky version, Made You Look. Yes, that will be a certain Nas acapella over a lively cut n paste reggae beat or, to put that in perspective, a song you all can very much step with. Admittedly not the first time said Nas ‘pella has been used and it certainly won’t be the last but runnin’ nonetheless. What’s that?
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DNA RECORDS: Cambodia (DUB ADDICTION)/ Phnom Penh Reggae (VIBRATONE) (Vinyl 7″)

DNA Records Cambodian Reggae SpecialFollowing the release of Puman’s Bulang Beauty single in March, DJ DSK’s DNA Records is back with another two slices of South-East Asian reggae on either side of the label’s latest vinyl 7″ ‘Cambodian Reggae Special’ featuring two international crews. Forged in the sweaty heat of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in 2011, Dub Addiction boast Cambodian, French, German and
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Vinyl 7″)

Dirt Off Your Shoulder BacaoIf you wanted a taster of the next Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band LP, Expansions, due at the end of next week (and lord only knows why you wouldn’t!) then here it is – lead single Dirt Off Your Shoulder backed with I Need Somebody To Love. The first is, of course, a fluid steel drum funk version of the 2009 Timbaland-powered Jay-Z cut that’s so classy, it’ll have you brushing your
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BLACK HEAT: Wanaoh b/w Chip’s Funk (Vinyl 7″)

BLACK HEAT: Wanaoh b/w Chip's Funk In the second bit of large funk re-issue news today it’s all about the latest double trouble 45 from Matasuna Records who select two cuts from the debut self-titled LP by 70s funk band, Black Heat. On the A-side it looks like a first time on 45 for the flute-laced Wanaoh which will surely have rare groove hounds getting misty-eyed thinking about the early 90s when they used to get all
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GIANNI DELL’ORSO: Mondo Di Notte Oggi (Vinyl 7″)

GIANNI DELL'ORSO: Mondo Di Notte Oggi There’s re-release heat right here on this vinyl 45 which picks the two funkiest cuts from the soundtrack to Gianni Proia’s Mondo Di Notte Oggi composed by Gianni Dell’Orso and Gianni Oddi. That’s a lot of Giannis, I think you’ll agree, though I have it on good authority that other Italian male first names exist. These two cuts are attributed solely to Dell’Orso who clearly captures the vibe of
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ feat. ALEXIA COLEY: Magic Touch (Vinyl 7″)

RENEGADES OF JAZZ feat. ALEXIA COLEY: Magic TouchRating: ★★★★★ As regular MB readers will know, Renegades Of Jazz’s David Hanke is a tireless producer of original music and a man with Catholic tastes in both the music he produces and is inspired by. Party breakbeat, downtempo, afro, Latin and more besides – he’s certainly spread his love around. This time however, he’s all about the funky soul – a genre which, as regular MB readers
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HILLSIDE & MATULAH ft. TYKOPAATTI: Fo Yo Mind/ Knock Out (Vinyl 7″)

HILLSIDE & MATULAH ft. TYKOPAATTI:  Fo Yo MindThe new Number Nine records 45 (the label’s seventh 7″, by the monkey’s count) sees Finnish crew Hillside & Matulah hook-up with a pair of musician homies and Tykopaatti of hip-hop collective Joku Rotti Mafia to bring you something Fo Yo Mind and your feet. The track pitches things somewhere between the sort of good-time funky, boom-bap that Abdominal and UD could be found
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DJ MAARS: Used To Dub H.E.R. b/w Wit Ya (Vinyl 7″)

DJ MAARS: Used To Dub H.E.R.Rating: ★★★★★ Two more tried and tested reggae hip-hop booties from the current undisputed king of such blends, DJ Maars, make it onto vinyl 7″ with the arrival of a new white and green splatter vinyl 45 from Easy Now Recordings. And such is the enduring popularity of boom-bap drums combined with reggae/ rocksteady samples (instead of funk and soul ones) and a good rap or
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