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THE LINK QUARTET feat. NASSER BOUZIDA: The Saint-Tropez Heist/ Nizza Connection (Vinyl 7″)

The Saint-Tropez HeistLeaving less of a gap between releases than the last time the monkey heard of them, those raiders of a lost past, The Link Quartet, return this week with a new vinyl 7″ single and more 60s mod-fuzz than you can handle. A-side burner The Saint-Tropez Heist is a feverish bit of Hammond beat rendered all the more energetic by the presence of the band’s like-minded accomplice, Nasser ‘The
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THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE TIBBS:  Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7The Tibbs return with a new single that is also the title track from their second LP, Another Shot Fired, released back in the autumn. It’s an uptempo reggae-tinged soul affair, ably-helmed by new singer Roxanne Hartog who replaces Elsa Bekman and is well up to conveying the sort of romantic sorties explored in the lyrics. But how to represent such goings-on in audio visual format? Well, Holland is famously a home of café culture
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JEB LOY NICHOLS with COLD DIAMOND & MINK: Can’t Cheat The Dance / We Gotta Work On It (Vinyl 7″)

JEB LOY NICHOLS with COLD DIAMOND & MINK: Can't Cheat The Dance / We Gotta Work On ItWe all know you can’t cheat death but Timmion Records’ newest signing, Wyoming-born, Wales-residing Jeb Loy, reckons you can’t cheat the dance either on new 45 Can’t Cheat The Dance. And he may have a point. Is it his effortless soul voice with just the slightest bit of rasp? Or the timeless lyrics? Or is it the solid bedrock of a funky drum break provided by Finnish funk mafia Cold Diamond
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THE METERS/ WATTS 103RD ST RHYTHM BAND: Simple Song/ Giggin’ Down 103rd (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you were to pick a pair of all-time stanky slabs of instrumental funk to re-issue on vinyl you’d have to go a long way to find better than the two selected by Matasuna Records for this release. Incredibly, it’s a first time on 45 release for the A-side, The Meters’ monster New Orleans funkstrumental version of Sly Stone classic Sing A Simple Song entitled – er – simply
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KRASH SLAUGHTA: Lucky Kookies (Vinyl 7″) + Sugar Coated DOOM re-press

KRASH SLAUGHTA: Lucky Kookies Couldn’t get enough of Krash Slaughta’s Sugarcubes vs DOOM project Sugar Coated DOOM? Or did you miss out on the never-to-be-re-pressed vinyl LP? Oh man, has Krash got you covered! Not only is the LP is getting a ltd. re-press but there’s also an all-new non-LP Sugar Coated DOOM 45 single dedicated to The Sugarcubes, Lucky Kookies, being released too
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 It’s not immediately clear how the monkey managed to miss out on DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Vol.5 but here Vol. 6 is already – and not that long after last summer’s Vol.4. That’s quite a feat I can tell you, given how hard Covid has hit vinyl pressing schedules! If you’ve caught previous efforts though, you’ll know that the DSK name is a hallmark of edit quality and that DNA edits have
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PUMAN: Bulang Beauty (Vinyl 7″)

Make the mistake of Googling ‘Puman’ and first up is urbandictionary.com’s full list of increasingly bizarre definitions. What doesn’t appear on the list however is ‘Outfit fusing music of Jamaican origin with the sounds of Yunnan province in China.’ Mind you, who’d think of that? Well, Puman as it turns out, who took a traditional ethnic song sung by a Yunnan elder and his choir of students and layered
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CHICKEN GRASS: Snakebites feat. PRINCESS SHAW b/w Trading Bullets (Vinyl 7″)(Audio premiere)

CHICKEN GRASS:  SnakebitesIf you’re going to do a New Orleans-style funk 45, it’s always best to do it properly, as Finnish funk outfit Chicken Grass do here by roping in New Orleans songstress Princess Shaw for A-side Snakebites on this Tramp Records release. It’s got a Toussaint-esque mix of the raw and the smooth – the latter coming from a silkily layered and executed organ-led groove while a stanky drum
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THE SCRIBES X J-BOOM feat. J STEDI & MR TEATIME: Haunted House Party (Vinyl 7″) + video

As we approach the anniversary of the start of lockdown, perhaps it is time to reflect on lockdown’s consequences for mental health. Obviously, having a govt. that kicked things off by ignoring best WHO pandemic advice because of a false political choice between the ‘people or the economy’ (not to mention ignoring the public health shortcomings identified in 2016’s Exercise
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THE WAX PREACHERS: Omaha/ El Toro + Butterfingers/ Adios Silver King (Vinyl 7″)

THE WAX PREACHERS:  OmahaRating: ★★★★★ If you like the sound of raw, vintage funk, then hold on to your hats because this double 45 drop on Funk Night Records provides four righteous slabs of that stanky ol’ stuff from The Wax Preachers!  Covid (of course), got in the way of the simultaneous release originally slated for last year but luckily the label has finally managed to overcome issues reaching the
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