MOSQUITO HAWKS: Some Kinda Blues EP

MOSQUITO HAWKS:  Some Kinda Blues EPIt’s conceivable that when Lucky Brown put together Seattle funk and blues collective Mosquito Hawks over a decade ago he wasn’t expecting their debut release to take more than ten years to make an appearance. Still Some Kinda Blues is here now and makes up for lost time with a scorching collection of spit n sawdusted, swamp-funk and blues. Hydrangea is
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ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: The Good Dad Club

ELEMENTAL & MR FRISBEE: The Good Dad ClubGiven that hip-hop is now in its forties and has had numerous kids along the way (including older slightly emo daughter, trip-hop, and youngest, trap, the, er, unplanned accident) when could be more appropriate for the genre to celebrate fatherhood? The answer is never – and no pair are more qualified to do the celebrating than Professor Elemental (on this styled simply as ‘Elemental’)
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DISCOBETA: Down The Block EP

You’d expect nothing less than hefty breakbeat material from DiscObeta and they don’t disappoint on their new Down The Block EP. Said release features two such original cuts – the title track and Yoobie Doo – both of which max out the scales with a presence like reinforced concrete. Yoobie Doo employs several bars of Sean Price’s Sixty Bar Dash over a booming spacey rhythm
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OUTER SPACE: Magnetic Monster

OUTER SPACE: Magnetic MonsterLooks like there’s still time for another digital single from Germany’s Golden Rules label prior to the release of a year’s-worth of digital singles on a big summer vinyl LP funk and soul drop. On this occasion, it’s Outer Space supplying the goods entitled Magnetic Monster and it’s a beast! A beast from outer space? Well a beast from Barcelona at the very least and one with a heavy, heavy afro-
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Beggarman (Ltd. Vinyl 7″)

Smoove & Turrell may have released their debut LP Antique Soul all the way back in ’09 but it appears the clamouring for wax copies of that LP’s third single, Beggarman, still haven’t let up – naturally because the song is an irresistible call to the soul dancefloor.  Lyrically it was a call to keep spirits high in times of hardship and it is telling that while the word ‘austerity’ might have
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DUSTY DONUTS 20: Feeling Good (JIM SHARP & GOCE edit)/ Old Digger (JIM SHARP edit)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 20It’s a bit of special one for the second part of Dusty Donuts’ double 45 release announcement today for the piece of wax in question is the label’s twentieth drop! That’s right Dusty Donuts 20 – and who better to helm that than Jim Sharp – the man responsible for the first ever Dusty Donuts release? No-one, that’s who! Er – though, come to think of it, maybe they could get DJ Goce to help
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DUSTY DONUTS: Weapons of Choice Vol.2 feat. MARC HYPE, DJ ROBERT SMITH, NAUGHTY NMX & DJ GOCE (Vinyl 7″)

Not for the first time, Dusty Donuts confound the competition by announcing two sureshot 45s simultaneously, a double whammy in which Weapons Of Choice Vol. 2 functions as the opening salvo.  Yes, that will be a battle tool and what a battle tool at that – generated (as it is) by the combined talents of Marc Hype, DJs Goce and Robert Smith and Naughty NMX. Hot damn –
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PHIRPO Y SUS CARIBES: Comencemos b/w Mi Moooto (Vinyl 7″)

PHIRPO Y SUS CARIBES:  ComencemosMatasuna Records bring that funky Latin heat again – this time with a double helping from Venezuelan Porfi Jiminez’ Phirpo Y Sus Caribes outfit. The A-side Comencemos is a cover of Ginger Baker-powered Fela Kuti track Let’s Start upping the tempo very slightly and subtly Latin-ising the feel of the track. Arguably even better is flip Mi Moooto, a Jiminez original that, as the title
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FLOYD JAMES & THE GTs: A Weight Hanging Over Me / History Repeats (Vinyl 7″)

Although recent releases have explored the sound of ska, early reggae and Latin grooves, the Original Gravity Records label now turns its attentions back to the sound of the Civil Rights Movement in the form of two soul sides from Floyd James & The GTs.   The title of B-side, History Repeats, captures the vibe depicted in a black and white sleeve that suggests MLK/ Malcom X-era
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Pump Up The Jam

Estonian funk outfit Lexsoul Dancemachine are known for their blistering live shows so it was only natural that for their first ever cover, they would choose Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic. What?! Pump Up The Jam?!!! The cheesy, 1989, Euro-hip-house, world-wide hit, Pump Up The Jam? ‘Pump up the jam, Pump it up, While your feet are stomping’ Pump Up The Jam? That Pump Up The
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