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New releases last eight weeks: Funk

Funk vinyl released in the last four weeks
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Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue)
Four Minutes Of Funk (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 843R. Rel: 04 Oct 23
Abram & Nestor - "Four Minutes Of Funk" (4:02)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Trombonista" (2:50)
Review: Neil Anderson's Original Gravity loves to look back and revive forgotten classics and that is what it does again here with a quick reissue of something it dropped back in March. This time out it is two more massive slices of tasty Latin funk getting served up. The first is Abram & Nestor's 'Four Minutes Of Funk' which is indeed four minutes of funk that will unite dancefloors from here to eternity with its big organ magic. Nestor Alvarez' 'El Trombonista' is as you might guess denied by its big trombone and also boasts some great horn work. Do not sleep.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $11.93
Visceral Grooves vs DigFindSampleChopRepeat
Cat: DFLSCR 0004. Rel: 31 Oct 23
Night (5:16)
40 Days (4:21)
Review: This release was deftly crafted by Visceral Grooves in collaboration with Dig. Find. Listen. Sample. Chop. Repeat., featuring the duo of LA artists Sankofa and J. Dankworth. Side A is a killer instrumental hip-hop cover of the Billy Brooks' classic 40 Days, while side B is a slow-burning original composition by the band Aesthetic, lifted from the forthcoming album 'Anesthetic'.
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 in stock $20.13
Desert Wind
Desert Wind (1-sided red vinyl 7")
Cat: HC 80. Rel: 03 Nov 23
Desert Wind (4:07)
Review: Hot Casa France reissue a sultry drum workout from master Turkish darbouka player Yasar Akpence's 2004 album 'Passion Percussion'. 'Desert wind' layers unbelievably tight darbouka trills and phrases over a pulsing, almost dembow-esque core, making for a perfect Balearic DJ tool for any occasion. We can imagine this one bookending hypnotic techno wormholes in a small hours Donato Dozzy set, with its wide stereo drum intrusions and tight production longing to be aired off a suitably weighty soundsystem. Truly chameleonic and compelling music!
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Played by: Voodoocuts, LEGO EDIT
Tags: Turkish
 in stock $16.95
World Of Ecstasy (reissue)
Cat: SJR 46012. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Music-A-Lizer (short version) (3:38)
World Of Ecstasy (3:46)
Music-A-Lizer (long version) (5:33)
Computer (4:07)
Review: Soul Jazz Records promise this is a one off and strictly limited pressing of Alien Starr's 'World Of Ecstasy.' It is a faithful reproduction of the original in terms of art and sound and has been restored from the label after they included it on their excellent recent Space Funk 2 - Afro-Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84 compilation. tUSA in 1985 featuring big slap bass energy, hand claps, drum funk and electro boogie bass. .
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 in stock $15.63
Plata O Plomo
Plata O Plomo (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 856. Rel: 06 Nov 23
Plata O Plomo (5:08)
Reality For Nuthin' (3:58)
Review: Original Gravity's very own identity-invention Nestor Alvarez returns with yet another two new and hot Latin funk productions. 'Plata O Plomo' takes its namesake from an old Spanish adage, literally translating to English to mean "silver or lead", implying that the recipient of the phrase must either accept a bribe or lose their life. In keeping with this heavy-handed theme, the track is punchy and surface-tense as a bullet yet to exit the barrel. Meanwhile, 'Reality For Nuttin' gets at an equally nihilistic and existential theme, all while finding joy in the conundrum of life with huge rhythm guitars and pop-out pianos and brasses.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $11.93
Liquid Love
Cat: ALIM 009. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Liquid Love (feat Sylvia Cox) (4:44)
What's The T? (feat Merry Clayton) (4:09)
Review: With both tracks now coming out for the first time on 7" vinyl, the 'Liquid Love' and 'What's The T?' 7" single is a must get for all Roy Ayers fans and serious music collectors, not least as 2023 witnesses Roy's final ever tour of live dates. This release is a fitting tribute to the career of one of the most influential musicians in global Black music history and each track represents his virtuosity as a vibesman and his versatility across genres. 'Liquid Love' is taken from the 2015 BBE released album of Roy's unreleased material, Virgin Ubiquity II and is a wicked mid-tempo track where Roy's vibraphone complements an amazing female vocal arrangement to create harmonies and melody over a tough-as-you-like breakbeat, bassline and keyboard riff.

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 in stock $19.61
Stranger Things Theme
Stranger Things Theme (orange vinyl 7")
Cat: BCR 170C1. Rel: 16 Oct 23
Stranger Things Theme (3:22)
Halloween Theme (2:41)
Review: They're best known for covering hip-hop classics in their unique, funk band plus steel pans vibe, but Germany's Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band show there are spookier arrows in their quiver when the time of year demands it. Two special halloween themed cover versions grace this 7", the first a rendition of the theme from TV show of the moment 'Stranger Things', the second their version of the title theme from the film 'Halloween', originally penned by the master soundtrack maker himself John Carpenter. Both have a slightly cheeky, quirky and rather joyful atmosphere, tending more towards the cute rather than the spooky side of all hallows, but don't let their lack of scariness put you off, they're both delightful.010920
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 in stock $13.25
Stranger Things Theme
Cat: BCR 170. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Stranger Things Theme (3:23)
Halloween Theme (2:40)
 in stock $10.07
Blacker (7")
Cat: AJX 763. Rel: 13 Oct 23
Blacker (4:17)
Cubafro Con Amigos (4:17)
Review: A reissue of two historic, important cuts by The Ballistic Brothers. 'Blacker' and 'Cufabro Con Amigos' helped define the transitional crossover between early 90s funk and breaksy electronica in the UK. The Ballistic Brothers were the sonic thesis, antithesis and synthesis of Ashley Beedle and David Hill, both of whom later went on to work behind the scenes in the music industry, but whose earlier contributions are still duly noted. 'Blacker' appeared on their earliest album, The Balistic Brothers vs. The Eccentric Afros Volume 1, and was symptomatic of the sonic stirrings of breakbeat, acid jazz and broken beat at the time, channelling a string-laden suspense, and a wise, sampled vocal snippet from Gil Scott Heron. Heron's wisdom undercuts the track, and hears his musings on race and moral superiority.
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 in stock $11.39
Get It
Get It (limited 7")
Cat: SL 45028. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Get It (2:55)
Infinity Pool (3:09)
Review: These two tracks from Mike Bandoni and Chip Wickham have been a long time coming. The two stablemates from the 'Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band' have been discussing a collaboration for years and now; and it's finally in the bag! Mike brings his trademark killer funky drums (recorded by the legendary Malcolm Catto), percussion, Rhodes, bass and vintage guitar vibes to the party, whilst Chip delivers some sublime and highly complimentary work on sax and flute. 'Infinity Pool' sounds like a long-lost Bobbi Humphrey-meets-Bob James composition, with the flute taking centre stage - underpinned by what can only be described as mammoth funk grooves on every other instrument - while 'Get It!' is a cool number, channelling a phenomenally infectious groove and hook, both of which remain in the brain for days.
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 in stock $13.25
I Know You Care (reissue)
Cat: EX 7014 UNO. Rel: 13 Oct 23
I Know You Care (5:17)
It's Your Love (4:02)
 in stock $14.83
Top Brass
Cat: AJX 7675. Rel: 23 Oct 23
Top Brass (3:36)
Top Brass (Bare Essentials mix) (3:41)
Review: Composer Matt Berry aims to mimic the classic iconic Library Music label KPM with this new outing on Acid Jazz. It is the first in a series of such releases and it does a fine job of following in the label's tradition of providing the musical bedrock for classic British TV series and international movies. KPM used composers such as Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield and Berry proves he is right up there with this 7". 'Top Brass' is a funky instrumental with dramatic strings that add a sense of tension to the rude boy swagger of the rhythm. On the flip is a more stripped-back 'Bare Essentials mix' which is just as good and a little more menacing.
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 in stock $11.39
Cuff It
Cuff It (limited 7")
Cat: BEY 002. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Cuff It (explicit mix)
Work It Out
 in stock $12.18
Boca's 45 Tools Vol 1
Cat: COLD BEER MUSIC 001. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Bang Ya Head (3:15)
Uptown Party People (2:59)
Played by: Voodoocuts, Marc Hype
 in stock $16.43
A Good Bye (Edit) (warehouse find)
Cat: 884270 7. Rel: 27 Oct 23
A Good-Bye (edit) (4:49)
Little Boys - Dangerous Toys (4:59)
 in stock $6.09
Hogtied (7")
Cat: BK 085. Rel: 27 Nov 23
Hogtied (4:37)
Review: Backatcha are rolling out the jams right now and Chain Reaction's 'Hogtied' is the latest. It comes with another cut which is also taken from the outfit's debut album which was recorded in September 1975 in London. The group consists of Bruce Ruffin, Bobby Davis and Dave Collins, all former Techniques singers who have also worked with several other groups. Stanley Pemberton of Congress Productions produced the A-side and it's as silky and soft as soul comes with 'Quicksand' on the flip slowing things down to a romantic crawl.
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 in stock $13.77
Tighten Up & Take It Over
Tighten Up & Take It Over (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ECR 002. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Tighren Up & Take It Over Boogaloo (Lessons #3) (3:49)
(Hey Girl) Try It, You'll Like It Boogaloo (Lessons #4) (3:23)
Review: Si Cheeba tops up his nascent Cheeba's Latin Bros edits venture with a new addition to the Echo Chamber label. Following up 'What You Gotta Say - Hey Hey!' released earlier this year, now appears two tutorials for you, on how exactly to handle any forthcoming electric boogaloo, before you blow a fuse... as ever continuing his mission to join the dots between funky and soulful sounds past and present, Cheeba delivers two fresh, impossible-to-source samply instrumental edits straight to the dome - the first a handclapping, big-breaksy dance pedagogy (it's urgent upstarts like you learn), and the B laying down a more seductive medley ("try it...") replete with a djembe solo.
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Tags: Latin | Boogaloo
 in stock $11.39
What You Gotta Say Hey Hey (Boogaloo Lessons #1)
What You Gotta Say Hey Hey (Boogaloo Lessons #1) (hand-numbered orange vinyl 7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: ECR 001R. Rel: 16 Oct 23
What You Gotta Say Hey Hey (Boogaloo Lessons #1 ) (3:58)
I Wanna Get High (Boogaloo Lessons #2) (3:17)
Review: Si Cheeba is a veteran of Manchester's jazz dance and broken beat scene and on this new project he's going in hard on Latin grooves and giving them a serious cut and paste flair. This is the kind of record which should be kept in your back pocket for festival season, but it's got more than enough heat to light up a winter's night too. There's a little of big beat's sass in the madcap collage antics on both sides of this boogaloo-baiting bomb, with 'I Wanna Get High' taking the cake for holding down the groove for maximum satisfaction on the floor.
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Tags: Latin | Boogaloo
 in stock $15.63
She Sold Her Soul
She Sold Her Soul (7"+ booklet limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DSCBOX 013. Rel: 22 Nov 23
Cizana - "She Sold Her Soul" (3:52)
La Nueva Generacion - "Uhru Sasa" (3:26)
Review: It might be getting cold and dark and wet here in the UK but music will always be able to transport us to warmer, sunnier, happier climes. And so it is with this new 7", which includes a booklet, from Discodelic. It's a two tracker from Cizana and La Nueva Generation that is flame hot and bristling with energy - Cizana's 'She Sold Her Soul' kicks off with its joyous flutes, hand drums and percussive Latin grooves then La Nueva Generacion slow things down and up the brass with their carnivalesque Afro-funk workout 'Uhru Sasa'.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $24.64
She Sold Her Soul
She Sold Her Soul (pink & blue splattered vinyl 7" + booklet limited to 100 copies)
Cat: DSCBOX 013C. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Cizana - "She Sold Her Soul" (3:51)
La Nueva Generacion - "Uhru Sasa" (3:25)
Review: Discodelic obviously rates this latest 7" of theirs because they have released it in more than one format. As well as a straight back wax version you can also cop it on this pink & blue splattered vinyl complete with a booklet that provides some extra context about the music from Cizana and La Nueva Generation. Both tunes are flame-hot and bristling with energy. The A-side is all joyous flutes, hand drums and percussive Latin grooves then the flip slows things down and ups the brass. Two belters and this one looks as good as it sounds, too.
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $27.29
Why Do I Love You
Why Do I Love You (translucent green vinyl 7")
Cat: ES 090LPC1. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Why Do I Love You (Red Greg radio edit) (4:54)
Why Do I Love You (Red Greg radio edit instrumental) (4:45)
Review: Why Do I Love You? Good question! Chicago's Magic Touch label gets the Numero treatment, hearing rare groove selector & DJ, Red Greg, edit the disco holy grail 'Why Do I Love You' by Magic Touch. Now available on 7" for the first time, we hear both Red Greg's full version and its instrumental edit, providing ample choice for selectors hoping to build versatile sets out of the Numero catalogue.
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Tags: Soul Disco
 in stock $9.27
Dance Girl
Cat: BGPS 069. Rel: 25 Oct 23
Fatback Brother Bill Curtis - "Dance Girl" (2:50)
Johnny King & Fatback Band - "Keep On Brother Keep On" (2:05)
Review: Bill Curtis' Fatback Band is known around the world for its soul and disco hits but their roots actually lay in funk. They were one of the most impressive outfits around in that particular genre and so they have, for those who are willing to dig deep enough, plenty of rare funk gems to call upon from their earliest days. Here we get a couple of them with 'Dance Girl' - the last tune they released in 1974 before signing to Event/Spring. It was a real classic at block parties back in the day and on the flip is a tune that will cost you over L1000 if you can find an original, namely 'Keep On Brother Keep On' - the group's second single on Curtis BC Projects II label.
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! low stock $10.59
Tambor De Cura
Cat: BJ 737. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Tambor De Cura (with Guinu) (4:02)
Devotion (4:04)
Review: Daniel David (FKA Trailer Limon) makes a great impression on Bastard Jazz with his first solo record. This 7" finds him link with the Jazz Mafia for a feature after he has done plenty of work with the legendary San Francisco duo the Pendletons. Because of that he is credited with helping to kickstart the Bay Area's modern funk resurgence but here he shows he has plenty of his own skills too. 'Tambor De Cura' (with Guinu) is bustling jazz that is vibrant and vivacious with big horns, steamy jungle atmospheres, humid pads, bird calls and many other great details that form a hefty groove. 'Devotion' is then a funky jazz fusion with cosmic pads and lush vocals.
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 in stock $12.70
Bad/Theme From SWAT
Bad/Theme From SWAT (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DJB 4507. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Bad (DJ Bacon 808 SWATedit) (4:00)
Theme From SWAT (DJ Bacon 808 B Boy edit) (3:27)
Played by: Marc Hype
 in stock $16.70
White Label 06
White Label 06 (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DJBWL 06. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Get Yo Freak On (Bacon takes Pelham remix) (3:23)
Five On It (Late Night Blunted mix) (4:11)
Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $16.70
Jeannine (limited 7")
Cat: BDQ 007. Rel: 14 Nov 23
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - "Jeannine" (2:12)
Brian Auger & The Trinity - "In & Out" (2:59)
Review: BDQ's next limited 7" is a superb three-way collab between Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity. Their long-lost version of classic dancer 'Jeannine' is powered by wandering basslines and swinging Hammond Organ chords that bring warmth to the free-flowing jazz vocals up top. It has never before been on 45rpm and has been all but unknown for the last 50 years but was recently rediscovered while the label head was looking for something else for the recent 'Auger Incorporated' compilation on Soul Bank Music. On the flip is a mod jazz dancer who is just as hip and ready to make an impact.
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! low stock $21.46
Brazilian Rhyme (reissue)
Cat: ABEWAF 001. Rel: 15 Nov 23
Brazilian Rhyme (Danny Krivit re-edit) (3:00)
Runnin' (Danny Krivit re-edit) (8:18)
Review: Danny Krivit's officially sanctioned re-edits of Earth Wind & Fire's "Brazilian Rhyme" and "Runnin" have been sought-after since they first appeared on a Japan-only 12" back in 2004. In fact, such is demand that even later bootleg pressings now go for silly money online. As this reissue proves, though, they're arguably amongst Krivit's strongest scalpel works. Certainly, his three-minute revision of the always too short "Brazilian Rhyme" teases it out to just the right length, in the process delivering a sweltering, sing-along summer anthem. The flipside revision of the equally as summery "Runnin" is every bit as good, with Krivit making merry with the original's life-affirming scat vocals and killer piano solos.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $15.36
SuperBlue: Guilty Pleasures
SuperBlue: Guilty Pleasures (purple vinyl 12")
Cat: EDNLP 1223. Rel: 05 Oct 23
Baby Hold On (3:56)
Wrap It Up (3:54)
Boogie Down (3:18)
Bounce (2:18)
Sticking To My Guns (4:16)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (4:30)
Review: Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist and much loved Chicago entertainer Kurt Elling has got a second album on the way soon - SuperBue arrives in Autumn - and has been building anticipation for it with a number of singles from it. This superb six track EP features special guest drummer Nate Smith as well as guitarist Charlie Hunter and has as classic feel that combines Eling's unique charisma and energy with his musical showmanship. All of the tunes are covers with a particularly fresh new version of Al Jarreau's 'Boogie Down' full of playfulness. This is another release that proves why Elling is so well regarded.
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 in stock $20.66
The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart)
Cat: P7 6396. Rel: 20 Nov 23
The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart) (4:03)
Spreading Fever (part 1) (3:29)
Review: Keyboardist Hilton Felton's 'The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart)' has never been available on standalone 7", until now. It has been newly remastered for the occasion and finds the talented Felton at his best as he lays down his signature mellow grooves. For proof look no further than the groovy soul of 'The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart)' has Angela Winbush as a youth on vocals and features great musical depth, while s 'The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart)', which has never been released as a single, and 'Spreading Fever (Part 1)' is as smooth as they come with its silky and seductive lead sax.
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Played by: Clémentine
 in stock $18.81
Sacred Love
Cat: SE 703. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa) (4:14)
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa (Clapping version)) (4:19)
Review: As Galathea, Sicilian producer Massimo Napoli has been cooking up some outstanding cuts for the Italian Space Echo label over the past couple of years. Afro-Latin rhythms, soul jazz, dub and more besides all feed into his sound, which manifests perfectly on this new single fronted by vocalist Giulia La Rosa. 'Sacred Love' has a stripped-back, minimalist approach which makes it all the more potent, as Napoli exercises a restraint which creates drama and tension in the negative space around the groove. La Rosa's smouldering vocal is the icing on the cake for this deep, funky cut which will turn heads each and every time it gets dropped.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Italian
 in stock $12.70
Love Play
Cat: GSC45 39. Rel: 06 Nov 23
Love Play (edit) (5:12)
Who? (4:17)
Review: The Galaxy Sound Co's latest 7" kicks off with a remastered edit of 'Passion Play' by The Sugarhill Gang. It's a tune that was originally on their self-titled 1980 album and comes with background vocals from the superb funk and soul band Positive Force. Somehow the tune didn't make the charts at the time though it has been heavily referenced and sampled since, including by the likes of Kerri Chandler. The B-side is 'Who Is She (And What Is She to You)', a soul-jazz cover of a Bill Withers classic taken from Madelaine's only album, Who Is She, in 1978. It has a serious Chicago pedigree and great arrangements from Johnny Pate.
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 in stock $11.93
I Got Some
Cat: BGPS 070. Rel: 25 Oct 23
I Got Some (part 1) (2:54)
I Got Some (part 2) (2:48)
Review: BGP has been busy of late and is turning out a busy run of fine 45rpms right now. This one is a pair of tunes from Detroit soul singer and songwriter Willie Garner aka Billy Garner, Sugar Bilal, and several other variations. It is two versions of his debut single from 1971 on New Day and if you can find one of those original copies on 7" then you will also need to find over 500 quid to make it your own. This reissue saves you the financial hit and offers up both parts of the raw as you like, James Brown inspire funky numbers. .
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 in stock $10.59
Brownout (red vinyl 7")
Cat: KCR 111C1. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Brownout (2:09)
Boneyard Baile (2:41)
Review: Seth Applebaum's NTC outfit Ghost Walk Orchestra originally released 'Brownout' on the Night Walker tape in 2016, distilling their hazy, psych-leaning funk sound into a perfect two-minute groove that shows off the band at their best. Now Karma Chief have pulled the track out of cassette obscurity and given it a pressing as a 7", backed up by 'Boneyard Baile' released the same year as a digi-only drop. If you love a moody funk jam played with finesse by a crack team, this record is a must.
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 in stock $9.00
Brownout (limited 7")
Cat: KCR 111. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Brownout (2:09)
Boneyard Baile (2:41)
 in stock $9.00
Pink Mist EP
Pink Mist EP (limited 7")
Cat: WST 028. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Pink Mist (2:31)
Minute Of Angle (1:20)
Cairo Connect (2:49)
Pea Soup (1:24)
Review: Cinematic soundscapes, Middle Eastern funk, jazz and breaks make up some of the flavours of the new Havana Syndrome 7", which comes freshly to the repertoire of We Stray True, based in London. On this four-tracker, we hear pristine, front-and-centre library funk delivered straight to the dome; the lead track 'Pink Mist' is indeed a sticky noir-thriller slinker, heavy on the bass and complementary on the Rhodeses and triangles. The ensuing tracks are no less slinky either, with 'Minute Of Angle' as sleuthing and stealthy as a black cat up to no good; then comes 'Cairo Connect' and 'Pea Soup', the first of which brings jazz to the bazaar, while the second mixes back-alleyed night-movements with a flautist's flight of fancy.
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 in stock $16.95
Maledetta Quella Notte
Cat: GRLP 01. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Zenzero (4:09)
Saraceno (3:56)
Maledetta Quella Notte (3:49)
Stracciatella (4:10)
Elisir (3:21)
Richiamami (5:21)
Review: 'Maledetta Quella Notte' is the first EP by Il Mago del Gelato, a new band from Milan (IT) with a strong Mediterranean imprint. This first album of theirs runs through funk, afrobeat and jazz; all the divergent strands make up the project, later convergent and blending in a nigh-perfect balance. Warm, watery, jazz-futuristic and easy on the ears, it's all held together by the uniquely Milanese fusion of vocoder, percussion, 80s synths, and roots guitars.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Italian | Jazz Funk
 in stock $24.90
ET Strutt
ET Strutt (12")
Cat: DEPO 103. Rel: 11 Oct 23
ET Strutt (7:19)
Maximilian Stroll (6:36)
 in stock $14.83
ET Strutt
ET Strutt (yellow vinyl 12")
Cat: DEPO 103COLOUR. Rel: 11 Oct 23
ET Strutt (7:09)
Maximilian Stroll (6:35)
 in stock $14.83
Divided Conformelution
Divided Conformelution (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: AC 005. Rel: 13 Nov 23
Jurasoc 5 vs Booty Haul - "Divided Conformelution" (3:34)
Booty Haul - "Conformstumental" (3:31)
Review: The Alloy Cuts label is back with another sweet 45rpm that collides some of the greats of hip-hop past into two new fusion and mash-up jams designed to do plenty of damage to dancefloors. First up is Jurasoc 5 vs Booty Haul with 'Divided Conformelution' which has some sick low ends and booming kicks overlaid with funky guitar riffs and hard bars. Booty Haul's 'Conformstumental' then appears on the flip side as the original sample source for the a1. It's more physical with the bars stripped away and still has plenty of raw funk.
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14 (12")
Cat: JWTWN 014. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Review: Just What The World Needs returns to their own self-titled label with a 14th outing of fiery disco heat. This is potent music that melds together jazz, funk and soul with a lashing of synth goodness. The opener is a real driver with emotive gospel vocals and mad jazz keys. Second is a slower jam with a more dreamy feel then the flip side comes on strong with jazz say leading the way beneath vaping chords and funky, smooth drums. Last of all is a supercharged leftfield bomb with explosive cosmic synths and the sort of energy that stands out in any set.
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 in stock $17.75
Ghetto Preacher
Ghetto Preacher (limited 7")
Cat: CS 1004. Rel: 17 Oct 23
Ghetto Preacher (feat Eddie B Sands) (3:35)
Saved (feat Michael J Calhoun & Myisha) (3:28)
Review: Kinsman Dazz Band was founded in 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio and was a composite of jazz fusion band Bell Telefunk and Mother Braintree. They set out to make danceable jazz and did so with aplomb. They joined Motown 1980 and had some r&b hits both major and minor. They have penned more than 20 albums in their long career and now some of their more recent tracks - namely 'Ghetto Preacher' and the follow up 'Saved' make it onto this newly pressed up 7", together for the first time.
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 in stock $18.01
Make Me Believe In Free
Cat: DBSV 1014. Rel: 09 Oct 23
Kla Vs TSI - "Make Me Believe In Free" (4:04)
The Chopper - "People On Hold" (4:03)
Review: There is some class edit and mash up business going on here with the latest one from the Disco Bits crew. The 45 takes the form of of classic cuts reworked with an all new and contemporary edge with the dancefloor very much in mind. First up, a Patti Job classic gets taken apart and rebuilt with new vocals and a more stepping beat. The Chopper's 'People Hold On' is a more smoochy sound with classic vocal refrains singing out and twanging guitar riffs powering along a groove that is suited for everything from weddings to late night shenanigans.
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Too Far Gone
Too Far Gone (translucent blue vinyl 7")
Cat: ES 088LPC1. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Too Far Gone (radio edit) (4:34)
Everybody's Problem (radio edit) (5:01)
Review: LaJohn and Sheila's 'Too Far Gone' is an otherworldly disco cut from the Chicago label Magic Touch, which is benefitting from a reissue spotlight courtesy of Numero. The track was unearthed by Mr Peabody for a BBE compilation a long way back, but finally the tune is getting its own proper outing thanks to this tidy little 7", which comes in clear blue on this edition. Some tracks are holy grails for more than their scarcity, and this is truly one of those perfect records that everyone will want in their lives for all time once they clap ears on it.
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Tags: Disco Funk
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Too Far Gone
Cat: ES 088LP. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Too Far Gone (radio edit) (4:32)
Everybody's Problem (radio edit) (5:00)
Review: This is one of those disco holy grails that doesn't even need to convince you of its worth, and its no surprise original copies have been so coveted for so long. Chicago's Magic Touch label was a low key affair, but jams like this ensure its impact remains strong to this day as LaJohn and Sheela lay down the feeling in no uncertain terms. 'Too Far Gone' is a smouldering, bittersweet track which deserves to reach as many soulful heads as possible, so this tasty remaster courtesy of Numero couldn't come soon enough.
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Rave Du Brazil/Primavera
Cat: SCRULSD 002. Rel: 09 Oct 23
Tony Lavrutz & Scruscru - "Rave Du Brazil" (4:12)
Scruscru & Los Protos - "Primavera" (3:47)
Review: REPRESS ALERT!: You know that long hot days are fast approaching when it is Brazilian music that you crave. Thankfully the Scruniversal has got us covered with a second release that is as scorching as the first. It pairs MPB, samba and Latin flair with hard-edged hip-hop and funk stylings across a pair of tunes from Scruscru, each one a different collaboration. The first is alongside Tony Lavrutz and has gorgeous vocals and organic percussion paired with cut-up beats and jazzy keys that will ignite any floor on 'Rave Du Brazil.' It is Los Protos's jazz funk groover 'Primavera' that gets the good vibes going on the flip.
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ChiCAGO (Is My Chicago)
Cat: ES 089LP. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Chi-C-A-G-O (Is My Chicago) (radio edit) (4:46)
Sexy Lady (radio edit) (4:37)
Review: Numero are taking a look through the cult Chicago label Magic Touch and dusting down some of the most coveted releases from their archives, starting with this smokin' hot joint from Light Touch Band. It's a record of two halves which kicks off with the laid back rap of 'ChiCAGO (Is My Chicago)', a funky-as-hell jam which pays tribute to the Windy City in fine style. The flip is the real gem though, as 'Sexy Lady' swerves into P-funk flavoured waters with dazzling results. The OG copies of this record were changing hands for crazy money, so don't hang around while this one's in reach.
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Chicago (Is My Chicago)
Chicago (Is My Chicago) (translucent yellow vinyl 7")
Cat: ES 089LPC1. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Chicago (Is My Chicago) (radio edit) (4:56)
Sexy Lady (radio edit) (4:39)
Review: Take a trip back into the underground of early 80s Chicago and the raw, brilliant sound of the Magic Touch label. Numero have taken on the task of picking up some of the label's most sought-after jams and giving them a fresh pressing, and this sure shot from the Light Touch Band is a fine place to start. This is a record which offers two very different vibes depending on what you're after, as the A side slips into a feel-good, funked up rap joint celebrating all things Windy City and the B side takes a surprise turn into wild-eyed P-funk territory. The diggers and sharks have been circling this one for a long time - let it reach the people so they can all get down to the unreal sounds.
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Tags: Disco Funk
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Tema De Los Adolescentes
Cat: MAR 091. Rel: 24 Oct 23
Los Sonidos De Fm - "Tema De Los Adolesentes"
Sola - "Tabu"
Review: Mad About Records is back with another essential double dose of Latin funk with this limited edition 7" from Los Sonidos De F.M. and Sola. 'Tema De Los Adolesentes' kicks off on the flip with brilliantly lively samba keys and blasts of big horn energy next to more slinky and seductive lines. It's a true steamy dancer full of sex appeal while Sola take a different approach on the flip with 'Tabu.' This one is low slung and mischievous with its prickly rhythms and wet cymbals. The Spanish vocal is delivered with power and flair and backed by brooding harmonies that add extra weight.
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More Love (And Then Some)
Cat: RS 45 065. Rel: 14 Nov 23
More Love (And Then Some) (George Semper mix) (4:31)
More Love (And Then Some) (Jr & Altray mix) (3:39)
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Music Is The Answer
Cat: STR 011. Rel: 11 Oct 23
Music is the Answer (3:20)
Somebody (2:45)
Review: African American funk and soul group The Lowdown Band was made up of musicians from both the East and West coasts of the US. They rose to prominence in the 1980s across California and took inspiration from the proceeding decade's funk and soul. Their basslines were always groovy and their drums tight with plenty of catchy melodies and soaring horns. 'Music Is The Answer' was their biggest hit and it came in 1982 with the soulful vocals of lead singer Raul Gallegos. It claimed tot he top 20 of the US charts at the time and is a gorgeous cut to this day. Here it is reissued with another of their big ones, 'Somebody.'
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