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JOE FARRELL/ ARTIFACTS: Upon This Rock (MR FANTASTIC edit)/ Whassup Now Muthafucka(Vinyl 7″)

The original release of saxophonist Joe Farrell’s funky jazz-rock epic Upon This Rock from 1974 is around twelve minutes long and takes a good three and a half minutes of ‘fusion’-style farting about before it even gets funky – though when it does get funky, it gets very funky indeed. So much so in fact that Artifacts, Method Man, Common, Redman and Kanye West have all plundered the track for their own beats at
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DAYTONER: Second Stomp b/w I Get By (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Second Stomp (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ I do hope you caught Daytoner’s sterling neo-northern soul 45 outing, Needed You/ Sicka, earlier in the year and now it’s time for a second neo-northern soul effort entitled, appropriately enough, Second Stomp. Second Stomp? “I don’t think they know about Second Stomp, Pip.” ‘But they know about Stevie’s Uptight don’t they Merry?’ They certainly should do, so
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CALIBRO 35: Psycheground (video + ltd. Vinyl 7″)

CALIBRO 35:  Psycheground (Video)Of course it was only a couple of months ago that Italian kings of cinematic funk, Calibro 35, dropped their umpteenth studio LP, Decade which, the monkey noted, “…starts innocuously enough with the afro-tinged lilt of Psycheground…[and]…in Calibro 35-land we’re in the title sequence of whatever film is in their heads…[which]…surely…features a lengthy single-take of a
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SMOOVE & TURRELL feat. IZO FITZROY: You’re Gone (Vinyl 7″)

SMOOVE & TURRELL feat. IZO FITZROY:  You're Gone (Vinyl 7Musical history is full of blazing, soulful duets – Carla & Otis, Marvin & Tammi, Smoove & Turrell. Wait – no – that’s not right – I meant John Turrell and Izo FitzRoy on new Smoove & Turrell single You’re Gone! Not that Smoove is ever far away from any action involving JT and here he supplies a pumping disco groove over which Turrell and FitzRoy explore the classic soul duet trope of
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GROUP MODULAR: Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels (Vinyl 7″)

GROUP MODULAR:  Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels (Vinyl 7If your life has been missing out on menacingly heavy paranoid psych-funk since the last MNP single on Markey Funk’s Delights label then you’re in luck. For Markey Funk (who else?) and Mule Driver are about to sort you right out with their new Group Modular 7″ – Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels. It’s the kind of release that sets the record straight if you think library music is for
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TIMEWARP INC: Funky Bob Timbales b/w Cinemafilm (Vinyl 7″)

TIMEWARP INC:  Funky Bob Timbales b/w Cinemafilm (Vinyl 7The resurgence of the 45 format continues with no sign of a market awash with old 45 reissues, first time-on-45 reissues, new originals and new booties drying out any time soon. On this drop, Timewarp Inc. digs deep into the back catalogue for a 45 reissue of a brace of eleven year old tracks that previously saw light of day in seven inch format a full decade ago. Funky Bob Timbales
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ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT: Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7″ + ‘Do The Andy Puppet’ video

ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT:  Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7Hello, what’s this? Why – it’s a new 7″ single collab., Get On That (Re-Layered) from Andy Cooper & DJ Format (!) and the latest video from Andy for track Do The Andy Puppet. Both tracks are lifted from our man’s recent sterling long-play effort The Layered Effect, though the ‘re-layered’ Format version of Get On That is a completely new
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NICK FABER: What Happened Yesterday (Vinyl 12″)

NICK FABER:  What Happened Yesterday (Vinyl 12Rating: ★★★★★ It’s fair to say Nick Faber has been around the musical block a few times. The veteran big beater’s Let Me Hear You Clap Your Hands came out on Marble Bar in ’99, for example; he was king of the beats on John Turrell’s solo album Kingmaker and has previously remixed minor artists like Kylie and Sugababes. His next trick however, is the release of a new 12″ solo single
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SOOPASOUL: If It Ain’t Funky Back It Up (Vinyl 7″)

SOOPASOUL: If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (Vinyl 7‘If it ain’t funky back it up,’ runs the sureshot male vocal hook of Soopasoul’s new 45 – er – If It Ain’t Funky Back It Up which channels the JBs in such a reliable manner that it’s in precisely no danger whatsoever of having to engage reverse gear. Naturally that means you can expect an upbeat, uptempo rhythm drenched in horns and funky guitar chops. Still, if you’re not backing up, there’s
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DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON) + video

DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON)Rating: ★★★★★ Beats House Records renews its relationship (established in 2015 on the A Little More Funk 7″) with Canadian hip-hop crew Dragon Fli Empire for another dope 45 hook-up. On A-side bump Hold Down The Fort, Djar One is ranking production officer while DFE’s Teekay commands the mic (and does his best Rakim-impression) and DJ Cosm pulls his best cuts out of the armoury
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