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Eight Weeks: Funk Soul & Jazz

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44th Move (reissue)
44th Move (reissue) (limited clear vinyl 12")
Cat: ACRE 078LTD. Rel: 29 Mar 21
  1. Little Techno
  2. Fly
  3. Hope
  4. Broken
  5. Two Nil
Review: 44th Move is a project from talented pianist Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven, two of the brightest lights in London's current jazz scene revival. "We shared a lot of the same influences [so] we got to writing straight away" they say of their natural pairing. The music they come up with is lush, majestic, heart swelling, with broken beats and tender pianos. simmering chords and melancholic moods all permeating each of the sublime tracks. 'Hope' is a standout for its florid trumpet playing and 'Broken' is a real dancer for floors that know.
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ACR:EPA
ACR:EPA (limited red vinyl 12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: 12MUTE 631. Rel: 07 May 21
  1. Wonderland (Jam 6) (5:07)
  2. Keep It Together (Jam 5) (3:42)
  3. Down & Dirty (Jam 2) (5:40)
  4. Feel No Fear (Jam 1) (5:21)
Review: Soon to be followed by two more from the mighty Ratio - ACR:EPC and ACR:EPR - EPA is the opening chapter in a triptych born from nothing. Or at least no fixed plan or specific agenda. A day spent jamming in the studio with close friend of the band and regular vocal collaborator, Denise Johnson, the recordings here and on the pair still to come represent the work they did that day, shortly before the world lost the woman in question forever.

Passing away in July 2020, well before her time, this is ACR paying tribute to another integral part of the Manchester music Factory. From the hypnotic and woozy 'Wonderland', where Donna Summer meets acid jazz, to the more straight-laced disco material - delivered with an edge you'd expect in terms of instrumentation and vocals - EPA is a fitting way to honour her legacy.
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Body Mind Spirit EP
Cat: JMEP 023. Rel: 06 May 21
  1. Meditation #1-2 (1:36)
  2. Body Mind Spirit (feat Dumama) (7:05)
  3. Saturn Return (6:37)
  4. Elevation #1-2 (2:51)
  5. Phoenix Rising (5:07)
  6. Nuit Des To'eres (8:18)
Review: Multi-instrumentalist Abase and drummer/producer Ziggy Zeitgeist come together for this fantastic collaboration, which explores deep grooves tinged with everything from jazz to psyche, funk to afro. The voice of the South African singer Dumama lends epic cut 'Body Mind Spirit' a rare spirituality while on 'Elevation #1-2', it is more a deeply inward mood that melts your heart. There is a brilliant looseness to 'Phoenix Rising' as its drums and bass percolate like coffee, while 'Nuit Des To'eres' closes with a broken rhythm that keeps you every much on your toes.
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Duck Float
Duck Float (7" + MP3 download code)
Cat: ESEP 001. Rel: 15 Mar 21
  1. Duck Float (5:30)
  2. HEF (6:29)
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Cramp Your Style
Cat: OTS 203. Rel: 06 Apr 21
  1. Cramp Your Style (2:13)
  2. Cramp Your Style (Conomark & Hong Kong edit (brew)) (3:41)
Review: All The People was a Florida-based soul act who joined vocalist Robert Moore Jr on this highly sought after '45. Moore was the master of a singing style known as 'soul scatting'. His career later took him to Miami, where in 1979 he joined a group headed by Herb Reed, one of the original Platters. He stayed with Reed until 1993. Originally released on Blue Candle back in 1972, this much sought after classic has been reissued thanks to Japan's Ultra Vybe with an edit on the flip by Conomark & Hong Kong, which retains the original's big band style of soul music in the tradition of the legendary James Brown.
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Intérprete: I Love 45's!
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Lean On You
Cat: JAL 352V. Rel: 22 Apr 21
  1. Lean On You (feat Dynamite MC) (2:54)
  2. Working On Me (3:21)
Review: Times may change and life may evolve, but the Allergies will always be unashamed party-starters whose records are both pleasingly heavy and instantly accessible. By now, you shouldn't need further proof og their skills in this department, but if you do, the Bristol combo's latest "45" is a lesson is dancefloor-igniting goodness. 'Lean on You' is a live and funk-fuelled as you'd expect, with distinctive flash-fried funk-rock guitar riffs, bustling, interestingly slung breakbeats and a fine lead vocal from Dynamite MC. Over on the flip, 'Working on Me' is a more bluesy, cut-and-paste funk breaks number that's guaranteed to get feet moving out on the dancefloor.

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Hustle Do Brasil
Hustle Do Brasil (7" reeditado)
Cat: KMPN 007. Rel: 06 Apr 21
  1. Hustle Do Brasil (Aroop Roy rework) (4:28)
  2. A Festa (Aroop Roy edit) (4:02)
Review: There's something special with these hush-hush reworks and re-edits as they breathe new life into dusty old Brazilian disco and boogie cuts. A-side 'Hustle Do Brazil' is a rambunctious, party-starting treat that turns a handful of loops from a piano-heavy South American disco record into a bouncy, disco-house slammer. He subtly switches tack on side B, delivering an edit of the deeper, smoother and jazzier 'A Festa', wisely prioritising his source material's spacey jazz-funk synths, heady party atmos, good grooves and even greater electric piano stabs. Samba-disco magic!
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Hotel Mediterraneo EP
Cat: HYR 7229. Rel: 30 Mar 21
  1. Dreams Of Music (5:38)
  2. Oasis (7:33)
  3. Slow Divers (6:50)
  4. Libra (5:41)
Review: Some of you may remember Aura Safari's 2018 debut album on Church, an ear-catching concoction that blurred the boundaries between jazz-funk, deep house and ambient. They've been all but silent since, so this new EP for the Balearic-minded Hell Yeah Recordings label is undoubtedly long overdue. In keeping with the imprint's seductive, sun-kissed sound, the EP sees them in sunset-ready mode, making great use of mid-80s, new age ambient style synths and soft-touch grooves. Opener 'Dreams of Music' wraps sparkling FM synthesizer melodies around a tactile, downtempo house groove, while 'Oasis' is a lusciously horizontal float through glistening Balearic boogie. Elsewhere, they give dub an ambient twist on 'Slow Divers', while 'Libra' is a sparkling, warm, positive and smile-inducing chunk of horizontal jazz-funk loveliness.
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Heaven's Song
Cat: FLRS 135. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Heaven's Song (4:44)
  2. Interlude (Coastlines remix) (4:34)
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Hard Times
Hard Times (7" reeditado)
Cat: SB 7031. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Hard Times (0:30)
  2. Listen To Me (0:30)
Review: Powerful belters from soul supernova Baby Huey. The only solo 45s he cut for Curtom Records before he passed away aged only 26, this was released posthumously and OG copies regularly go for over 200 pounds. Now reissued on Soul Brother, the two sides give you the full fat Huey; "Hard Times" hits with a raw Lee Fields style gravelly, story-telling delivery while "Listen To Me" shows Huey's deft ability to band-lead an all-out rock jam. Raw and emotional, Huey left this world far too soon.
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I'm The One Who Loves You
Cat: OSV 206. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. I'm The One Who Loves You (3:03)
  2. Forgive Me (2:29)
Review: Northern Soul fans will be well familiar with Darrell Banks, who is a proper scene legend. In 1966 he put out his Iconic Revilot single 'Open The Door To Your Heart', backed with 'Our Love (Is In The Pocket).' It is one of the most played, collected and revered 45s in the whole scene and when a copy was found in 2014, it was eventually auctioned off for L14,000 and helped cement his status. He had many other gems in his catalogue including this one. 'I'm The One Who Loves You' has it all - the swirling grooves, the big horns, the lush strings and aching vocal. 'Forgive Me' sinks into a slightly deeper and more tender vibe, and makes just as much of an impact.
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Afro Sega
Afro Sega (7" reeditado) (1 per customer)
Cat: AT 701. Rel: 06 May 21
  1. Afro-Sega (Tony Allen remix) (4:35)
  2. Fatige (4:31)
Review: Second time around for Afro-Kreole artist Grace Barbe's surprise collaboration with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, which was first released on seven-inch way back in 2016. Allen handled production and remixing duties on "Afro-Sega", a wonderfully humid and tropical number in which the late drummer's distinctive polyrhythms provide a killer base for Barbe's superb lead vocals and all manner of accompanying musical heat (think undulating funk bass, effects-laden Clavinet riffs and punchy sax). Just as good is flipside "Fatige", an even more colourful and vibrant affair in which the Seychelles Islander explores the tropical sounds of her home archipelago in serious sonic style. Only 160 of these have been pressed in total, so act fast if you want to secure a copy.
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The Bernadette Bascom EP
The Bernadette Bascom EP (limited 10" + insert + pen)
Cat: ZP 58. Rel: 31 Mar 21
  1. I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love (3:10)
  2. Seattle Sunshine (3:53)
  3. I Need You (3:21)
  4. How Long Will It Take (feat Stevie Wonder - live) (12:08)
Review: Izipho Soul is the sort of label that gets soul lovers hot under the solar just at mention of its name. The label always turns out stone cold gems and this new EP features the sublime Bernadette Bascom. It takes in the years 1979 to 1981, including the majestic 'I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love' as well as 'Seattle Sunshine; and the previously unreleased nugget 'I Need You' as well as the icing on the cake which is an unheard 12 minute live recording with the legendary Stevie Wonder. Next to the tunes, you'll also get a fine Bernadette Bascom branded pen! Random but great.
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Chick A Boom
Chick A Boom (yellow vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies reeditado)
Cat: VAMPIC 45003. Rel: 27 Apr 21
  1. Chick-A-Boom
  2. Cycles Of You
Intérprete: I Love 45's!, Originals
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Time Waits
Cat: BBR 24. Rel: 05 May 21
  1. Time Waits (4:09)
  2. Is It You (3:21)
Review: The ever vital Boogie Back has another pearler on its hands here. This 7" is an SOS Band influenced double header produced by Ernie McKone, with Cheri Maree on the vocals. Firstly, 'Time Waits' pairs nice analogue drum work and big, pixelated chords straight from the 80s. It's a sugar sweet tune with a buttery smooth vocal that will get those rumps wiggling. Flip it over and you will find 'Is It You', a more slow and sentimental tune with splashy chords and bendy bass. The vibe is steamy and romantic, with the sort of tempting groove that you won't be able to resist.
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Call Me Answer
  1. Birmingham Traveleers - "Call Me, Answer" (3:47)
  2. Gospel Ambassadors - "This Little Light Of Mine" (2:58)
Review: Having previously championed rare and little-known gospel disco, crate digger Greg Belson has now turned his attention to the world of gospel funk and gospel sound. This must-check "45" boasts two obscure, hard-to-find gems from the British DJ and re-editor's forthcoming compilation, Greg Belson's Divine Funk. The A-side offers a chance to cop Birmingham Traveleers' [sic] ultra-rare, private press cut 'Call Me Answer', where guest vocalist Henry Burton spars with the male harmony group over a flash-fried-mid-tempo funk groove. It's really rather good all told, as is the Gospel Ambassadors' flipside cover of gospel staple 'This Little Light of Mine' - a rolling, breakbeat funk interpretation that's as groovy, righteous and life-affirming as they come.
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I Ain't Got The Love
Cat: BLKG 2. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. I Aint Got The Love (remastered edit) (2:41)
  2. Ghettos Of The Mind (intro re-edit) (1:01)
  3. Hurts So Bad (remastered edit) (3:41)
Review: Black Hole's second release in the Sample Series finds Black Cash & Theo link up for a trio of heart breaking blue-eyed soul sounds, all served up as special remastered edits. 'I Ain't Got The Love' opens with the pained and yearning vocals over aching drum breaks with melancholic strings adding to the emotional turmoil. It's a beautiful tune where 'Ghettos Of The Mind' is a freaky interlude of looped vocals that are haunting and paranoid. 'Hurts So Bad' is a well loved soul gem that emerges on a rousing, heart bleeding vocal from slow, pensive moods to empowering highs and back again.
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Omega
Omega (7")
Cat: CLMN 184. Rel: 23 Apr 21
  1. Omega (4:46)
  2. Maraka (3:55)
Intérprete: Dynamite Cuts
 in stock $6.48
Hey There Jim
Cat: OTS 201. Rel: 06 Apr 21
  1. Jimmy "Bo" Horne - "Hey There Jim" (2:34)
  2. Lynn Williams - "How Can You Call Love Fascination" (2:26)
Review: Jimmy Bo Horne brings his raw and expressive vocals to this new release on Japanese label Ultra Vybe. The oft-sampled America singer, writer and producer has been turning out such sounds since the mid 70s but remains on top of his game here. The big horns bring energy, the rolling rhythm section gets you up on your feet and the whole thing screams floor filler. On the flip is Lynn Williams with 'How Can You Call Love Fascination,' a much more slow and sensual soul tune with acrobatic vocals and nice piano fills next to a big horn section.
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Intérprete: I Love 45's!
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Always There
Always There (7" reeditado)
Cat: EXS 006. Rel: 06 May 21
  1. Always There (3:51)
  2. Comin' Over Me (3:47)
Review: Destination 78/79: Expansion take us deep into the illustrious back cat of revered boogaloo fusionist Willie Bobo for two of his many fiery delights. Side A is his feel-heavy cult instrumental take on Ronnie Laws' disco classic "Always There" while Side B throws us into the heart of his 1979 album Bobo with gutsy raw soul power (and just a few cheeky funk slap bass twangs for good measure) Two stone cold classics together for the first time on 45.
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Parliament Edits (reissue)
Parliament Edits (reissue) (limited sky blue vinyl 7" reeditado)
Cat: BBR 024SKYBLUE. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Knee Deep (edit) (4:12)
  2. Mothership Bonus Beats (remix) (3:54)
Review: Jorun Bombay likes to muck about with all sorts of different beats, but he always does it with real skill and personality. That's made him one Canada's most revered hip hop stars and here he tackles the one and only Parliament. His version of "Knee Deep" with its extra bass weight and shrill synth lines bring the party vibes thanks to the feel good pianos. "Mothership Bonus Beats" on the flip is a late night, slow and sleazy jam to get you in the mood. The squelchy synth bass is to die for, the drawn out horns linger long in the air making it a perfectly steamy cut.
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Revisiting The Sunshine (reissue)
Revisiting The Sunshine (reissue) (brown vinyl 7" reeditado)
Cat: BBR 019BROWN. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Revisiting The Sunshine (4:01)
  2. Funky Sensation (4:19)
Review: One of Canada's most influential hip-hop protagonists Jorun Bombay returns to local Halifax label Black Buffalo, an imprint that launched in 2005 with a white vinyl limited 45 issue....Following his recent edit series comes this fantastic cover of RA in the form of "Revisiting The Sunshine". Authentic to its soulful core, the release is perfectly timed as we're all beginning to miss the summer moving into the colder months. It's backed by an equally sunny shakedown version of "Funky Sensation" getting a precision Bombay treatment. Sensational.
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Parliament Edits (reissue)
Cat: BBR 024BLACK. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Knee Deep (edit) (4:12)
  2. Mothership Bonus Beats (remix) (3:56)
Review: If you dig a decent cover or an essential edit, then you will be more than familiar with Jorun Bombay. The Canadian artist is a leader in his field and a prolific one, too, who puts out plenty of material in a constant stream. Here he takes on Parliament classics. His version of 'Knee Deep' with its extra bass weight and shrill synth lines bring the party vibes thanks to the feel good pianos. 'Mothership Bonus Beats' on the flip is a late night, slow and sleazy jam to get you in the mood. The squelchy synth bass is to die for, the drawn out horns linger long in the air making it a perfectly steamy cut.
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Revisiting The Sunshine (reissue)
Cat: BBR 019BLACK. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Revisiting The Sunshine (4:01)
  2. Funky Sensation (4:19)
Review: Jorun Bombay is one of Canada's most influential hip-hop protagonists and his fantastic cover of the recently turned 80 year old Roy Ayers in the form of 'Revisiting The Sunshine' is one of his biggest tunes. A recent reissue on white vinyl sold out in quick time so now comes another chance to own it, this time on black wax. This one followed Jorun's recent edit series and is authentic to its soulful core. As summer fades away and autumn looms, keep the sunny vibes alive with this golden, heart warming version. On the flip is something just as sunny - a fine version of 'Funky Sensation' that gets a precision Bombay treatment.
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Parliament Edits (reissue) (B-STOCK)
Cat: BBR 024BLACK (B-STOCK). Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Knee Deep (edit)
  2. Mothership Bonus Beats (remix)
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Risin' To The Top
Risin' To The Top (7" reeditado)
Cat: EX 7029RCA. Rel: 19 Mar 21
  1. Risin' To The Top (3:44)
  2. Hang Tight (4:12)
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Nanko
Nanko (12" + sticker)
Cat: GCEP 1538. Rel: 07 May 21
  1. Nanko (feat Tres) (4:14)
  2. Nanko (feat Tres - instrumental) (4:14)
  3. Daniel & Gonora Sounds - "The Journey Of Life" (extended remix) (5:13)
  4. The Journey Of Life (bonus edit) (2:50)
Review: Global electronic sound specialist - Producer and DJ Oliver Williams aka "The Busy Twist" is at it again. Among his numerous projects as a producer, this double-sider, dancefloor-focused EP is one of his seldom seen, more personal works in the vein of what he does best: an uptempo, bass-heavy madness, influenced by his regular trips to Africa, Latin America and the West-Indies, packed with undeniable British club music culture and production technique. Highly infectious energy, pure sunshine, 100% good vibes. Following up on The Busy Twist previous collaborations with Congolese singer Tres. "Nanko" is another joyful, sun-soaked, highly danceable Electro-Soukous party joint, loaded with captivating guitar grooves and soulful vocals. On the flip, "Rwendo Rweupenyu (The Journey Of Life) Remix" is an outstanding take on Zimbabwean Sungura Music (one of the country's most popular genres), originally performed by street band Daniel & Gonora Sounds, led by singer-guitarist Daniel Gonora and his drummer son Isaac. Respectfully using Daniel's mind bending guitar riffs and highpitched, uplifting vocals, The Busy Twist and his collaborator Portara deliver an inspiring and remarkably effective version of the original song. Vinyl contains exclusive extended and instrumental Dj-friendly versions of both tracks that won't be available for download anywhere.
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Airport Love Theme
  1. Airport Love Theme (2:43)
  2. Afro Som (2:58)
Review: Mr Bongo's reliable Brazil 45s series reaches its' 85th instalment. This time round the Brighton-based label has chosen to offer up two cuts from Waldir Calmon's 1970 set Waldir Calmon E Seus Multisons. While the album is not all that renowned, the track 'Airport Love Theme' - which resides on the A-side here - most certainly is, thanks to Madlib sampling it on the Madvillain album. It's a laidback and languid fusion of mellow soul breaks, Mexican stand-off trumpets, soaring choral vocals, Mediterranean acoustic guitars and mazy organ solos, all topped off with the sugary polish often associated with classic lounge music. Over on side B there's a chance to savour another killer cut from the same set, Jean-Jacques Perrey-esque lounge funk groover 'Afro Son'.
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Heavenly Sweetness Loves Calypso Rose
  1. Same Boat (feat Patrice & KoboTown - Guts & Izem remix) (3:36)
  2. Calypso Blues (feat Blundetto & Biga Ranx) (3:51)
  3. Voodoo Lay Loo (Anthony Joseph & David Walters remix) (4:03)
  4. Back To Africa (David Walters remix) (2:50)
  5. Back To Africa (David Walters extended remix) (4:11)
  6. Back To Africa (David Walters Voodoo remix) (2:45)
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Fly Cherry Fly (reissue)
Cat: AFS 046. Rel: 26 Mar 21
  1. Fly Cherry Fly (extended vocal) (7:08)
  2. Fly Cherry Fly (single) (4:03)
  3. Hey! Hey! Hey! (extended vocal) (7:18)
  4. Hey! Hey! Hey! (dub version) (7:58)
Review: Original copies of this sweet as you like bit of South African tropical disco-boogie brilliance have been down to change hands for over L700. As rare as it is, it's also brilliant and this first ever reissue confirms that. It's superbly warm and feel good, with tinny drums making lengthy strides beneath all manner of sizzling synths. Hints of Italo colour the melodies and the bouncy, strutting beat is pure bubblegum bliss. On the flip are some killer remixes that up the Italo levels and add more weight to the dubs bottom end.
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Intérprete: Eddie C
 in stock $15.04
Best Of Various
  1. Caruso - "Souvenirs" (8:26)
  2. Trans Of Life - "Ernest" (6:55)
  3. Jose Rico - "Hora Zulu" (feat Athonius) (10:23)
  4. Melchior Sultana - "No Wrong Notes" (6:07)
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Manifestations: Long Versions EP 2
Manifestations: Long Versions EP 2 (coloured vinyl 12" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SRM 276. Rel: 31 Mar 21
  1. Mental Remedy - "Noi" (First demo) (11:22)
  2. The Bayara Citizens - "Bambara" (Before vocal Session) (9:05)
  3. Mental Remedy - "Obatala" (First Day Rehearsal) (6:17)
Review: Another new week means another selection from Joe Claussell's impossibly steamy and intense reworks. The super limited Manifestations: Long Versions EP 2 collects another three such tunes on one coloured vinyl. First is a dreamy and sun kissed tune from Mental Remedy that is all breathy vocals and noodling solos, then The Bayara Citizens offer a high speed salsa dance that transports you to the south of the Med and beyond. Another one from Mental Remedy cloys out with more afro rhythms and organic, wooden percussive sounds.
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Los Claveles
Los Claveles (purple marbled vinyl 7" reeditado)
Cat: ISH 0434506PURPLE. Rel: 24 Mar 21
  1. Los Claveles 36 (feat Berlin Lama) (5:02)
  2. Los Claveles 36 (Lexx remix) (4:16)
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Idol Eyes
Idol Eyes (12") (1 per customer)
Cat: STARSON 001EP. Rel: 23 Apr 21
  1. Idol Eyes (4:45)
  2. Letting Go (3:43)
  3. Summer Sun (4:44)
  4. Lovesong (9:10)
  5. Secret Song (5:24)
 in stock $18.27
Queen Of Hearts (reissue)
Cat: DD 027. Rel: 26 Mar 21
  1. Queen Of Hearts (6:22)
  2. Plane Jane (6:26)
Review: This killer UK boogie 12-inch by Tony Crockett was originally recorded and released in 1982. It has some brilliant raps delivered in an aloof style, with plenty of swagger, and a touch of campness. They sound dated but in a good, nostalgic way, while the music around still sounds fresh with the sleek bass and big flutes, low slung drums and warm chords. On the reverse is /Plane Jane', another cheeky bit of UK boogie that oozes funk and cool. These are fun tracks for sure and come in a full picture cover.
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Intérprete: Superbreak
 in stock $16.21
Landbridge EP
Cat: DUALITY 2. Rel: 08 Apr 21
  1. Landbridge (6:25)
  2. Bloom In (6:35)
  3. River (Classified) (7:42)
  4. Bloom In (RRoxymore RRemix) (5:48)
Intérprete: Evan Michael
 in stock $11.50
Never Too Much
Never Too Much (7" reeditado)
Cat: ATH 091. Rel: 14 Apr 21
  1. Never Too Much (4:25)
  2. Never Too Much (instrumental) (4:18)
Review: Athens Of The North is unveiling a whole wealth of new 7"s this month and as usual, each and every one is an essential purchase. This one in particular will resonate with a wide audience thanks to the ubiquity of the source material - Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much.' There have been many versions over the years but this reggae take from Derrick Cross is special indeed, and an OG will costs basically too much for any sane person. Now a fully legit repress makes it accessible to all once more, and hurrah for that.
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Floating
Floating (7")
Cat: FLRS 136. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Floating (4:37)
  2. Lady Dahlia (4:39)
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Good Good Good
  1. Good Good Good (3:11)
  2. Good Good Good (instrumental) (3:10)
 in stock $13.27
Testify
Testify (7" reeditado)
Cat: DFTD 602. Rel: 18 Mar 21
  1. Testify (3:09)
  2. Testify (acappella) (2:59)
Review: Davie is a brand new singing for Defected who grew up with a father who was a pastor in the local church. That is where he eventually start this own journey and with elements of Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson added in, he now lands with a fully formed, heart swelling soul sound. It comes on Defected after label A&R Simon Dunmore hunted Davie down having heard him singing on an advert for Wild Turkey bourbon in the cinema. A big and bubbly dance song with lively instrumentation and warm bass, it will get any party started.
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Life's A Bitch
Cat: FF45 012. Rel: 04 May 21
  1. Life's A Bitch (3:45)
  2. (It Ain't) All Good (4:03)
Review: Cornish funkateer Daytoner rarely fails to deliver the goods, with his semi-regular seven-inch missives being amongst his most potent releases. He's at it again here, delierving two confirmed party-starting workouts that combine live funk and soul style instrumentation topped off with classic hip-hop acapellas. He begins with 'Life's a Bitch', where fast crew rap flows lifted from a much-loved hip-hop cut ride undulating bass guitar, laidback funk breaks and glistening guitars. He flips the script a little on flipside '(It Ain't) No Good', delivering hip-hop tempo beats, deep bass, luscious electric piano motifs and smart use of one of the most celebrated R&B vocals of the 1990s.
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Midnight Snacks Vol 1
Cat: MBMS 01. Rel: 23 Apr 21
  1. Joyful Resistance (part 1) (3:55)
  2. Thanks Given (4:56)
  3. Blue Hour (5:06)
  4. 37 000 Feet (3:07)
Review: The first release on this new American label Mashi Beats was created at the peak of the 2020 Black Lives Matter social uprisings. It's a mix of swirling spiritual jazz and swaggering hip hop beats as well as deep, sunset house music. 'Joyful Resistance' (part 1) is a lush and heart swelling opener while the smooth grooves of 'Blue Hour' sure are seductive. On the flip, '37,000 Feet' is a broken beat excursions with dazzling synth work and 'Thanks Given' closes on a smiler tip but more late night, for those cosy basement jams.
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Adam Rock Dissed!!
Adam Rock Dissed!! (12" reeditado)
Cat: SS 054. Rel: 06 Apr 21
  1. Adam Rock Dissed!! (4:38)
  2. Moths In Wallets (feat Mr Mensah) (5:07)
  3. Backchat For Toprock (5:18)
Review: Dego and Kaidi on Sound Signature whut???? Here's a partnership that makes perfect sense! The West London legends bring their signature blend of soul and brukked up grit to Theo Parrish's label across three stellar cuts resulting in a 12" that will remain long in the box. Lead track "Adam Rock Dissed" sets the tone, gliding out of the grooves with impeccably placed drums snapping away loosely as Kaidi lets loose with his magical fingers on keys. Next up, "Moths In Wallets" rolls forward and fat on a lazy breakbeat with the vibe enhanced by the low bass rumble and rich, rich keys. This might be our favourite cut on the 12" though B-side production "Backchat for Toprock" runs it close. Live drums get ripped up hard, rocking to their own broken step as Dego and Kaidi slowly tease out some heart wrenching chords amidst a flurry of heavy piano. The masters are in session, pay attention!
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4 Really Tho
Cat: FNF 19. Rel: 24 Mar 21
  1. 4 Really Tho (3:39)
  2. 4 Really Tho (instrumental) (3:38)
Intérprete: Originals
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Ride On Fire
Ride On Fire (7" reeditado)
Cat: AHS 45. Rel: 22 Mar 21
  1. Ride On Fire (Muro's Love Break) (5:48)
  2. Gold Wave (Ryuhei The Man 45 edit) (4:50)
Review: Those with a deep knowledge of contemporary Japanese disco culture may well be aware of Dinky-Di, a self-styled "modern groove orchestra" helmed by musician/arranger Waq Takahashi. This fine 45 offers up a taste of their swirling, string-laden, groove-driven disco sound via two tidy re-edits of previous singles. On the A-side you'll find "king of diggin'" DJ Muro at the controls, delivering a cracking rearrangement of 'Ride on Fire', a Salsoul Orchestra-esque affair that sounds like it was arranged and conducted by the great Tony Montana. Over on the flip Ryuhei The Man takes his scalpel to 2005 single 'Gold Wave', a delightfully swooping and over-the-top concoction full of warbling choral backing vocals, punchy horns, swooping strings and flash-fried funk guitars.
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DNA Edits Instrumentals Vol 2
Cat: DNA 016. Rel: 29 Apr 21
  1. Bad Girls (4:02)
  2. Need You Tonight (4:14)
Review: The relentless edit surgeon that is DJ DSK must have spent the whole of lockdown digging for beats, then taking them to his operating table and setting to work, boucle he has a glut of new Eps out in close proximity. He kicks off here with a huge disco classic in 'Bad Girls' and strips out the vocals, turns up the fun and allows the beats to roll on uninterrupted. On the flip he takes the classic, jittery, 80s INXS gem 'Need You Tonight' and strips out the vocals, makes the beats that bit more crisp and sharp and adds some reverb for extra weight.
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DNA Edits Instrumentals Vol 1
Cat: DNA 015. Rel: 29 Apr 21
  1. Love Thang (4:06)
  2. Just An Illusion (3:51)
Review: DJ DSK kicks off another series of Edits Instrumentals volumes here with another pair of his vital cut up and reworked classics. The key to it is the source material - he always knows how to find just the right sort of disco tune or 80s classic to tease apart and rebuild in more robust and dance floor friendly fashion, all with a modern edge. 'Love Thang' is a sultry, low slung disco tune with big strings and funky riffs, while on the reverse, 'Just An Illusion' offers a more squelchy and late night groove for dancing to under a setting sun, maybe.
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DNA Edits Instrumentals Vol 3
Cat: DNA 017. Rel: 29 Apr 21
  1. That's The Way Love Goes (4:16)
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (4:31)
Review: A-grade edit specialists DJ DSK is having a hugely prolific year. He has already put put a wealth of 7"s this year and now comes on strong with yet another. DNA Edits Instrumentals Vol 3 finds him hunt down some killer source material and cut it and rework it with his surgeons sonic scalpel. 'That's The Way Love Goes' has a hard hitting boom-bap break with a bouncy bassline bringing some air. A neat and funk guitar riff acts as the main hook with synth strings bring expansive feels. On the back side is 'The Thrill Is Gone', a more laid back but still funky break for those earlier or even later night hours.
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DNA Edits Volume 6
DNA Edits Volume 6 (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: DNA 014. Rel: 29 Mar 21
  1. Remind Me (3:57)
  2. Knee Deep (4:20)
Review: Only a week after his last outing on this label, DJ DSK is making another return with more of his masterful edits. Volume 6 finds him open up with 'Remind Me,' which is a soulful and jazzy jam, with tumbling drums and nice wet claps. The vocal is the real winner, though, as it tugs at those heart strings. Flip it over and you'll find the much bigger anymore bumping 'Knee Deep' which has myriad recognisable samples all reworked into a party ready hip hop funk joint for the b-boys and girls out there.
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DNA Edits Volume 5
DNA Edits Volume 5 (7" reeditado) (1 per customer)
Cat: DNA 012. Rel: 29 Mar 21
  1. That's The Way Love Goes (DNA edit) (4:17)
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (DNA edit) (4:30)
Review: DJ DSK is back with volume 5 of his DNA Edits series i the same month that he links with his All Stars for another red hot 7". This one kick off with a 90s style rework of 'That's the Way Love Goes' by J Jackson which has replayed bass and drums straight from the golden era. The whole thing has been reworked from the original stems and sounds and on the reverse is a DJ friendly edit of BB K's 'Thrill Is Gone' which has been beefed up for modern systems with a handy intro and outdo to make mixing easier.
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