NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7″)

NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ I bet you didn’t expect another Nico Gomez 45 re-release and accompanying edit so soon after the last one did you? Here’s one anyway though as super hot Gomez number Chibiquiban gets a vinyl 7″ outing – and it’s arguably even better.  Not least of the reasons for this is the fact that the edit on the B-side comes from Tonton Boom a.k.a Mr Boom which the
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PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: Let’s Get Messy

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: Let's Get MessyGet messy? Don’t mind if I do! Yes, lovable neo-Victorian, future-vintage, time-travelling, master of ceremonies, Professor Elemental has donned his fighting trousers once more for a new phonographic  recording dubbed, purely coincidentally, Let’s Get Messy. Riding production shotgun in the Prof’s line-streamed steam gurney for this particular musical journey however is
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THE SCRIBES X ASTRO SNARE: ‘Mighty Mighty’ video

THE SCRIBES: 'Mighty Mighty' videoThe Scribes continue to promote their Totem Trilogy EP Pt 1 collab. with Astro Snare by releasing this video (produced entirely during isolation by Wild Child Studios (Instagram @wild_child_studios)) for reggae-influenced EP track Mighty Mighty. Since the track in question lyrically forms a broad call to rise up against corrupt power everywhere, what better topic for
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MORLACK: Good Times EP

MORLACK:  Good Times EPAnyone looking for a good time could do worse than seek out the latest EP on BBP from Morlack entitled – er – Good Times. Opener and title track Good Times, finds Charli Baltimore getting the buzzsaw bass treatment – something which is also applied on nu-disco rap nugget Sexy Shine and then there’s Freak Biatch 2020 which revisits an old Morlack rerub of Marie Franklin. Pick of the
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THE REGULATORS: Time Is Rocksteady Tight (Take 2) b/w Rocksteady Lockdown

The country might have been at a virtual standstill for the last couple of months but that hasn’t stopped Original Gravity Records pushing ahead with the goodness in the form of 200-copy run of a new Regulators 45 Time Is Rocksteady Tight (Take 2) b/w Rocksteady Lockdown. Well – it’s not like time is tight, is it? As the track name implies, what you’ve got is a cover version of the much-
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SOULBRIGADA: Help / Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7″)

SOULBRIGADA: Help /  Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ …and the second of two massive 45 booties from the Resense label today is a brace of superhot funky soul bangers from that man Soulbrigada. First up is Help – an extended, beat-heavy (but tastefully done) and very slightly sped-up rerub of a certain northern soul heater from Jackie Wilson that’ll have them helpless on the dancefloor. Big as that is however, it’s arguably
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RESENSE 047: Hip-Hop Control (LORD FUNK AND MOAR) / Do The Don’t Stop (GELATINE THUGS)(Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 047: Hip-Hop Control (LORD FUNK AND MOAR) / Do The Don't Stop (GELATINE THUGS)(Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ The first of two massive 45 booties today from one of the most discerning booty labels in the game is Resense 047 – a special DJ Oonops edition, no less – which finds the Brooklyn DJ pick out two dope cuts of uptempo funky hip-hop. On one side, Gelatine Thugs Do The Don’t Stop by cutting up brisk funk samples and Big Daddy Kane for the b-boys and girls. On the other
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: It Ain’t Working + Live video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: It Ain't Working + Live videoIt Ain’t Working is the third single to be lifted from Smoove & Turrell’s forthcoming new LP with the 80s after-shave referencing title of Stratos Bleu. What ain’t working though? Porter’s new parka? The new 80s-influenced boogie/ analogue electronica direction? Smoove’s maracas? Wash your mouth out! The title must surely be a reference to the properties of a certain legendary
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SMILE DAVIS: Let Me Get Down (ULURU 001)(Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you’re thinking, ‘There’s been a lot of sunny weather lately, I could really handle a bouncing slice of uptempo reggae hip-hop,’ then Smile Davis has got you covered with Let Me Get Down. And you will be getting down. Smile Davis is, of course, another one of Woxow a.k.a. T.Melody’s musical identities and he’s lined you right up with a skanking party riddim topped-off
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes Following 2017’s excellent Return To The 37th Chamber and its set of Wu-Tang instrumental covers, El Michels Affair’s new LP, Adult Themes returns to the idea of all-original content.  With a name like that, a cover featuring intertwined naked limbs and EMA’s debt to library music of the sixties and seventies, you might be expecting some sort of pastiche of 70s porn flick OSTs. And
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