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Singles
Vol 12
Vol 12 (7")
Cat: ALTONE 012. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. All The Time (4:31)
  2. Run It (4:27)
Review: Edit king Al Tones is back on his own label with two more of his superb studio concoctions. This series has been rolling strong since 2012 and like all of the previous eighth instalments the 12th is a doozy. The a-side 'All The Time' is a trumpet lead bit of high speed metropolitan funk with plenty of jazzy licks and sliding hi hats that seduce you as the grooves unfold. Things take a deeper, slower turnoff the flip for 'Run It.' This one has a more steamy sax line taking charge over chunkier beats and nice rich Rhodes chords. File under classy party starters.
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Going To The Party
Cat: FJAL 366. Rel: 13 Jan 22
  1. Going To The Party (feat Lyrics Born - extended 45 mix) (3:56)
  2. Utility Man (feat Andy Cooper) (3:27)
Review: UK beatmakers The Allergies are absolute Jalapeno mainstays who always serve up suitably sizzling and funky sounds. Following on form their last album Promised Land here back in September 2021, two of the singles from it now get pressed up to 7". The a-side is an extended version of 'Going To The Party' (feat Lyrics Born) with big drum breaks, live vocals and an atmospheric back and forth with super sized horns. 'Utility Man' (feat Andy Cooper) is a deeper, smoother cut with some mega slick vocal rhythms and lovely double bass sounds to get you bumping.
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Don't Bug Me
Cat: PRD 005. Rel: 22 Dec 21
  1. Don't Bug Me (3:22)
  2. Don't Bug Me (instrumental) (3:26)
Review: American Chocolate has but one solo entry on Discogs, and that is the 1974 EP M.I.A., which is the one and only release listed for the DTR label. It's the B-side from that two-track EP that is reissued here on its own 7", with an instrumental version on the flip. 'Don't Bug Me' is a gloriously sweet and heartwarming bit of soul-drenched boogie. The buttery smooth vocals make a deep impact, while the nimble disco-funk drums and rump-wiggling boogie bassline cannot fail to make you move. It's a warm, uplifting sound that will get any floor in a spin. The instrumental allows the chords and funky bass riffs a little more room to shine and make a different but just as strong impact.
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Song 2
Song 2 (7")
Cat: FSR 7093. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. Song 2 (3:03)
  2. The Power (3:49)
Review: Israeli funk powerhouse The Apples have a fiercely unique approach to the timely tradition of heavy grooving live musicianship, and they lay it down in no uncertain terms on their long awaited return to Freestyle Records. On the A side they're having a whole lotta fun covering Blur's 'Song 2' in a raucous style, bringing an almost rave-ready energy to the track and pouring barrel loads of their own personality over the version. 'The Power' nods plenty to the roots of funk as well as its descendents - just check the turntablism cutting its way through the sweet sax and slick guitar chops.
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Lagos Connect
Cat: HYR 7241. Rel: 14 Dec 21
  1. Lagos Connect (extended mix) (7:20)
  2. Lagos Connect (reprise) (5:32)
  3. Lagos Connect (dub version) (5:35)
  4. Moving Rivers (5:56)
Review: Talented Italian collective Aura Safari features well known Italian house producer Nicolas amongst other fine musicians. They have released a fine album on UK label Church but now head to their homeland's Hell Yeah for a debut EP full of magic. 'Lagos Connect' fuses afro drumming with house beats, lush synth work and glowing melodies to make for something beautifully grown up and musical as well as danceable. After the reprise and dub comes 'Morning Rivers,' a super slinky and seductive jazz-funk number with glowing, golden chords and subtle cosmic rays of light.
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The Big Bonus Beats
Cat: SRW 023. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. The Big Bonus Beats (A Jorun Bombay edit) (2:26)
  2. Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit) (4:40)
Review: Jorun Bombay is back once again with more of his masterful beat mash ups and beat juggling 7"s. This is his second this week - well, it's a black wax version of the same EP where the other is bright pink, both on Soundweight. He opens up with 'The Big Bonus Beats' (A Jorun Bombay edit) which has crashing drum hits and an iconic vocal mashed together with some funky guitar riffs and plenty of big, oversized and splashing cymbals. 'Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit)' is a super sweet jam with a plunging synth bassline and more classic vocal samples that lend it a neo-soul feel.
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Gespielt von: Soul Music
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High Diamond
Cat: POT 004. Rel: 03 Dec 21
  1. High Diamond (4:17)
  2. Snake Bomb (2:30)
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For Eric
For Eric (cassette)
Cat: BFTAPE 001. Rel: 30 Nov 21
  1. Track 1 (45:47)
  2. Track 2 (45:35)
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A New Day (Is Here At Last)
  1. JC Davis - "A New Day (Is Here At Last)" (3:10)
  2. Hell Razah - "Project Jazz" (feat Talib Kweli & MF Doom) (3:47)
Review: The Originals label always does a grand job of pairing the sweetest source material with its famous sampling counterpart, and most importantly they put the originators up front on the A side. This time around they're celebrating the ascendant jazz funk masterpiece 'A New Day (Is Here At Least)' by legendary saxophonist JC Davis, originally released in 1969 and sounding fresh to this day. On the flip comes an open-hearted approach to the iconic brass licks courtesy of Hell Razah, with none other than Talib Kweli and MF Doom in full flow over the top for the impeccable 'Project Jazz' from 2007. Two absolutely golden sides on a perfect little 45, what's not to love?
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Sole Power (reissue)
Sole Power (reissue) (orange marbled vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BS 024ORMAR. Rel: 12 Jan 22
  1. Sole Power (3:31)
  2. Chevy Chase (3:22)
Review: Basle's hip-hop and funk producer and beatmaker extraordinaire DJ Tron offered up a fantastic full-length of old and new school sounds in summer last year. Now he is back on home label Burning Sole who reissue his classic 'Sole Power' single. It is raw, prickly and rolling funk with big tambourines, crisp hits and an irresistible bassline that is pure dance floor gold. Flip over this limited edited, organs marbled 7" for 'Chevy Chase,' a high speed and 60s styled funk workout that is fluid and stylish.
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (green vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BH 120GREEN. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:06)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (7'' limited to 200 copies)
Cat: BH 120BLACK. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:05)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
Review: It may be cold and dark outside, but Djar One - a producer renowned for the party-starting quality of his sneaky re-edits, remixes and mash-ups - is determined to heat things up on the dancefloor and get us daydreaming about sunnier times and warmer climes. It's for that reason that his latest cheeky 45 delivers beefed-up, club-ready revisions of two classic Brazilian cuts. A-side 'Eu Bobo Slim' sees him add rolling, disco-style drums to an electric piano and acoustic guitar-sporting samba singalong, while flipside 'Mariano' is a tooled-up, breakbeat-driven take on what sounds like a vintage MPB number. Serious heat!
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Old Skool Bounce
Cat: FF45 016. Rel: 21 Dec 21
  1. Old Skool Bounce (3:41)
  2. It Really Matters To Me (3:34)
Review: Aaron aka Double A really serves up a double a-sided banger here for the Friday's Funky 45 label. It is a block-rocking beat with plenty of old-school samples and raw funk drumming that kick off on 'Old Skool Bounce'. The vocals are visceral call-and responses with a classic lead flute sound bring the joy. On the flip, things start with a super cool and breezy beat before a big vocal erupts and the prickly funk drums and rim shots elevate the track. It's another classic vocal top line that finishes it in style.
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Italian Library Songbook
Italian Library Songbook (12" in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: ILS 01. Rel: 16 Dec 21
  1. Jessica Duncan - "Do You Wanna Get Close?" (5:15)
  2. Alessandro Alessandroni - "Philadelphia" (4:16)
Review: Flour Flies embarks on a new series of releases entitled Italian Library Songbook where contemporary artists put their spin on great soundtracks of theist. First to add their own new reinterpretations are Neapolitan producer pAd and London singer-songwriter Jessica Duncan. They tackle Alessandro Alessandroni's 'Philadelphia' and turn out something brilliantly soulful: 'Do You Wanna Get Close' is a lush and club ready sound that is backed with the glorious original on the flip side. This is a promising start to what is sure to be a much loved series.
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Basto
Basto (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: WILD II. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Basto (3:11)
  2. Spadille (3:15)
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Stack The Deck
Cat: BCR 101. Rel: 10 Dec 21
  1. Stack The Deck (feat Bobby Oroza) (3:25)
  2. Things Done Changed (2:36)
Review: A low-key 7" split single, this stripped back soul beauty is El Michels Affair's latest in a slew of new singles and EPs. The sultry A-side 'Stack The Deck' is a mood-resetting embrace of chance. The B-side, 'Things Done Changed', is a smooth, gorgeous take on The Notorious B.I.G.'s original, curtailing its suicidally string-laden confidence for a much more soulful, horn-laden rendition.
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Heart Of Stone
Cat: KIM 006. Rel: 13 Dec 21
  1. Heart Of Stone (3:41)
  2. Don't Go Kissin' My Baby (3:59)
Review: Edmonton, Canada is the rather unlikely home of the Kimberlite label and super soul gang The Estimations. They are back after a long break with two more modern takes on rare groove, with foot stomping drums and big vocals. The a-side, 'Heart Of Stone,' has fuzzy guitar and a Levi Stubbs that cannot fail to get you up and moving while the haunting backing vocals draw you in deeper. There is also a strong Motown theme on flipside jam 'Don't Go Kissin' My Baby' with a bouncy bubblegum-soul arrangement. It oozes 60s cool and is a bona fide floor filler.
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Ain't That Funkin' Kind Of Hard On You?
Ain't That Funkin' Kind Of Hard On You? (purple marbled vinyl 12" Nachpressung)
Cat: VR 156PURPLE. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. Ain't That Funkin' Kind Of Hard On You? (Louie Vega remix) (10:46)
  2. Ain't That Funkin' Kind Of Hard On You? (Vega Trumpet dub) (10:13)
Review: Funkadleic's 'Ain't That Funkin' Kind Of Hard On You?' has been remixed a wreath of times by artists as diverse as Kendrick Lamar and DJ Spen. Now it gets two superb versions by the one and only Louie Vega. His remix is first up and is a classic - big, rolling drums laced up with glorious synths and the original's charismatic vocals as well as plenty of party atmospherics. On the flip is the Vega Trumpet dub which places some florid leads way up high and the rest of the funk tune follows through a course of highs and lows.
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Africa (My No 1)
Africa (My No 1) (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: CNPY 001. Rel: 21 Dec 21
  1. Africa My No 1 (feat Ibibio Horns - Captain Planet remix) (6:30)
  2. Africa My No 1 (Captain Planet Marimba Vibes remix) (6:03)
  3. Africa My No 1 (5:27)
Review: Label newcomer Canopy Records sends out some super Afro transmission from its base in New Zealand for this first release. 'Africa No 1' is a single that features a superb tune from Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria, which was first put out locally in 1987. It is by the late great Nigerian reggae artist Ehi Duncan and his The Africa Army Express band and next to the uplifting original are two new mixes from Captain Planet. He brings the tune into the modern day with some tight key, horn and synth sounds for the first mix, and the second is a slower, more mid-tempo bit of afro disco. Lovely vibes.
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Seek & Destroy
Seek & Destroy (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FNR 161. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Seek & Destroy (2:34)
  2. Russian Steps (3:07)
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Evils Nest
Evils Nest (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FNR 162. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Evils Nest (2:53)
  2. Tired As Cattle (2:37)
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Latin Guateque
Latin Guateque (10" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DGP 01. Rel: 16 Dec 21
  1. Aprende Mi Tumbao (with Ruben Rios & Chorus) (6:11)
  2. Let's Dance The Bugalu (with Ruben Rios & Chorus) (8:06)
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Guest Edits Vol 3
Cat: CUTSX 003. Rel: 08 Dec 21
  1. Lagos Puzzle (Guest edit) (3:45)
  2. Imaginings (Guest edit) (3:29)
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Mizuno Mari
Mizuno Mari (7" + insert)
Cat: TJKA 10029. Rel: 22 Dec 21
  1. Love Is The Work Of The Heart (5:34)
  2. Mizuno Mari (Paris Match)/Stay Aquamarine (4:38)
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Heavens In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (reissue)
  1. Hot Chocolate - "Heavens In The Backseat Of My Cadillac" (The Revenge edit) (7:22)
  2. Gwen McRae - "Keep The Fire Burning" (The Revenge edit) (7:42)
Review: For Discos Only sources the finest underground edits and mixes for the discotheques and is proudly a bootleg free zone. The Revenge's now legendary resplice of the Hot Chocolate classic "Heaven's In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac" streamlined the low-slung groove of the original in impressive fashion, which rocked underground dancefloors over the better part of 2010 and beyond. Over on the flip is another respectful edit of a golden oldie, this time in the form of Gwen McCrae's anthemic disco inferno "Keep The Fire Burning". Finally pressed on vinyl back in 2018, this much welcome reissue will be in high demand, don't sleep on this!
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No Answer
No Answer (limited clear vinyl 7")
Cat: CLMN 105C1. Rel: 14 Jan 22
  1. Ikebe Shakedown - "No Answer" (4:06)
  2. The Jive Turkeys - "No Answer" (2:55)
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Fat Mouth
Cat: DYNAM 7105. Rel: 29 Nov 21
  1. Fat Mouth (7:14)
  2. Turkish Bath (6:55)
Review: Back in the 80s, Weldon Johnathan Irvine was a core part of the sul, jazz and funk scene. He was an amiable man who put out plenty of records that reflected that and now some of them are making their way onto 45rpm for the first time ever. This latest 7" opens with 'Fat Mouth' which is a busy and dynamic cut with mad keys work, crashing drums and a real sense of urgency as it hurries along. There is a more reflective and thoughtful mood to the gorgeous flip side, which encourages the mind to wander on the heart chords and breezy grooves.
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Deja Vu
Deja Vu (7")
Cat: DYNAM 7104. Rel: 29 Nov 21
  1. Deja Vu (Exclusive 7" version) (3:42)
  2. I Am (1:25)
  3. Bananas (2:18)
Review: Weldon Johnathan Irvine is enjoying a return to the spot light this month as Dynamite Cuts serve up a trio of reissues of some of his best work. He recorded it all during the 80s, when the British funk, soul and jazz scene was at its most vibrant best and this is a fine expand of that. As always with this famously relaxed and easy going artist work, the music reflects his warm spirit in sound. This limited 45rpm opens with a special 7" cut of 'Deja Vu' which is mellifluous and glowing thanks to the molten Rhodes chords. On the flip is 'I Am' and then 'Bananas' gets you shaking your limbs with its off-grid beats and busy chord work.
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Mr Clean
Cat: DYNAM 7103. Rel: 29 Nov 21
  1. Mr Clean (5:16)
  2. Homey (4:16)
Review: Mr. Weldon Johnathan Irvine is one of the many great artists who were part of the 80s funk, jazz, and soul scene. He is said to have been a super clam and gentle soul and that is clear from the music, which is superbly laidback and welcoming. This 45rpm takes a nice breezy jaunt through his jazzy world with innovative keyboard work and warm double bass and horns. There is a more smoky sound on the b-side which is a chill groove with lovely melodica and guitar sounds to nod along to. This is the first time this music has been available on 7".
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Mr Bassman
Cat: PRD 004. Rel: 22 Dec 21
  1. Mr Bassman (3:23)
  2. Burnin (3:08)
Review: Lamont Johnson, He was the bassist and original member of the R&B band Brainstorm. As a result of his electric fretless bass work throughout the mid-1970s, he gained recognition for being the first internationally recognized electric fretless bassist in R&B. Both tracks have previously been unreleased.
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Snake Bait
Cat: 45L 7011. Rel: 10 Jan 22
  1. Snake Bait (2:49)
  2. Stickin' It (3:40)
Review: Hammond funk fans have got a lot to be excited about here as these two jams from London group King Rooster are as good as it gets for this kind of stuff. It is the first funk release from the now ten releases deep 45 Live Records and it's a real belter. A-side 'Snake Bait' is a mad workout with shrill chords and natty bass riffs over driving drums, but the more rolling groove of b-side 'Stickin'' is even more irresistible. Both of these are sure to get dance floors full well into 2022 and beyond.
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Time & Space
  1. Time & Space (4:24)
  2. Time & Space (instrumental) (3:46)
  3. Time & Space (alternative) (4:07)
  4. Time & Space (alternative instrumental) (4:06)
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That Someone's U
  1. That Someone's U (4:35)
  2. That Someone's U (Jazz Funk instrumental) (4:39)
Review: Reach for the cocktails and turn down the lights because the Super Disco Edits label has a golden groover on its hands here. 'That Someone's U' was actually a track submitted to be a part of the famous Splash LP by Freddie Hubbard, but it never made the cut. Written by Sydney Justin, Sanifu Al Hall and David Shields, it languished on the cutting room floor until it was converted from analogue to digital with a load of other tracks by The La Propinquity. The smooth groove has a steamy sax line, easy-going drums and languid chords that melt the soul.
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Fela Madness
Fela Madness (translucent green vinyl 7")
Cat: SE 32VLGREEN. Rel: 21 Dec 21
  1. Fela Madness (5:53)
  2. Fela Madness (Santoro Afro Touch) (5:42)
Review: Vito Lalinga has been turning out a mix of Afro, disco, funk and soul grooves, edits, originals and remixes for the last couple of years on labels like Legofunk, Timewarp and Irma Records. This time out on his third and final EP of 2021, attention turns to the late great Afrobeat king Fela Kuti. 'Fela Madness' is a tribute track with tight stick work, tumbling drums and sensuous horns lacing the whole affair together in authentic Fela fashion. On the flip of this limited edition green vinyl 7" is a Santoro Afro Touch mix that beefs up the drums to make them that bit more heavy, club-ready and contemporary.
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Downtownsounds Classics Volume 5
  1. Loose Joints - "Tell You Today" (Pablo take Your Drums To Outer Space edit) (9:31)
  2. Master Boogies Song & Dance - "When The Shit Hits The Fan" (Pablo & Shoey Rejig) (10:53)
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Rhythm Of Life
Rhythm Of Life (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7102. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Rhythm Of Life (3:59)
  2. Good Thing (3:04)
Review: James Mason's 'Rhythm of Life' - one of the long overlooked but now celebrated musician's most popular cuts - has never appeared on a seven-inch single before, in part because its' six-minute length made it more suitable for 12" singles and LPs (it first appeared as the title track of Mason's 1977 debut album). Dynamite Cuts have decided to address this by preparing their own (fully licensed) seven-inch edit, which successfully chops down the high-octane, spiritually inspired jazz-funk gem without losing any of its energy or soul. This time round it comes backed by another classic cut from the Rhythm of Life LP, the more laidback, spacey synth solo-sporting jazz-funk warmth of 'Good Thing'.
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Sweet Power Collection (reissue)
Sweet Power Collection (reissue) (double 7" Nachpressung)
Cat: DYNAM 7001/DYNAM7002. Rel: 13 Dec 21
  1. Sweet Power Your Embrace (4:02)
  2. Free (3:46)
  3. I've Got My Eyes On You (3:42)
  4. Slick City (3:04)
Review: Released 40 years ago in 1977 ''Rhythm Of Life '' by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time . New vinyl imprint Dynamite releases a quality limited edition double pack release showcasing the highlights from that album plus some additional rare versions of the tracks. The version of 'Sweet Power Your Embrace'' is taken from the incredibly rare 7 inch promo only issue. On the flipside is a different version of the club floor dancer ''Free'' which features a heavy bongo workout . The 45 second slab on this package features two tracks featuring the vocals from Clarice Taylor on ' I've Got My Eyes On You'' and the superb 'Slick City' which were both never commercially released as a 45 before.
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Got To Get Away 2020
Cat: FCQQL 004. Rel: 09 Dec 21
  1. Got To Get Away 2020 (3:20)
  2. From Time (vocal edit) (4:34)
Review: Certified OG funkster duo Clive Gardiner and Earl McKenzie aka McKenzie & Gardiner are well known to serious crate diggers out there. They specialised in rare groove and boogie and started out in the eighties but then went quiet for years. Now they're back making music again with fans including Dam-Funk. 'Got to Get Away' is a brilliant return to form with a lush modern soul sound, infectious funk grooves and retro chord stabs. Boogie bass gets you grooving on the floor and heartfelt lyrics about the need to escape and self-heal are the icing on the cake.
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Sounds From Montenuovo
  1. Sounds From Montenuovo (1:06)
  2. Party Crime (5:02)
  3. Night Warrior (6:55)
  4. The Anger (4:59)
  5. Looking At The Horizon (4:25)
  6. Malicumba (4:18)
  7. Looking At The Horizon (instrumental) (4:30)
Review: 
Filippo Colonna Romano, aka Modula, is a diverse studio wizard who has forged his own unique sound based on a love of a disparate mix of genres. Italo, disco, house, funk and Balearic all colour his hugely characterful grooves as proven on this superbly slick and sleek new 12" from the good folks at Bordello A Parigi. A brief opener sets a nostalgic '80s synth tone while 'Party Crime' is a brilliantly clean bit of throwback boogie with a retro-future vocal to die for. Elsewhere is proto-electro deepness on 'The Anger' and rugged Afro-electro sounds on 'Malicumba' plus the sun-kissed topical of 'Looking At The Horizon'. This is a truly escapist listen.
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Mr K Edits: Prophecy
Cat: MXMRK 2044. Rel: 19 Jan 22
  1. Prophecy (edit By Mr K)
  2. I'm Just Being Myself (edit By Mr K)
Review: For this entry in the ever-expanding series from the master Danny Krivit, we turn to two productions from the legendary Lamont Dozier. Both songs are artfully rearranged by Mr. K and appear here on 12-inch vinyl for the first time. Margie Joseph was a powerful soul singer from the deep South who in her younger days was compared favorably to Aretha Franklin. But by the time of this recording in 1976, Joseph had moved on from the Southern soul sound and was looking for something new. She found it in collaboration with Lamont Dozier (who would actually go on to produce Aretha the following year). Dozier's song "Prophecy" was recorded at least three times, with Betty Everett doing it in '77 and Dozier himself using it as the title track for a planned 1975 solo album that was unfortunately never released. It's Margie Joseph's energetic version that made the song a proto-disco dance floor classic however, getting heavy spins on the U.K. modern soul scene and at the Houston St. incarnation of Nicky Siano's infamous 'Gallery'. "Prophecy" has also long been a Danny Krivit favorite, appearing on his 2001 compilation Grassroots. Mr. K turns in a new, definitive mix of the song, complete with a never heard before acapella intro and outro section. The writing on the wall says this one is still a winner! Going back just a couple years prior to "Prophecy" is our flip side, "I'm Just Being Myself." This time we have an even more high profile female singer who again was looking for a new sound. In the case of Dionne Warwick, she and her longtime collaborators Hal David and Burt Bacharach had split acrimoniously not long before, and her new label Warner Brothers, seeking a fresh twist for her voice, teamed her with the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team. Lamont Dozier and the Holland brothers were of course responsible for numerous Motown smashes, but by the early '70s Berry Gordy had moved operations west to L.A. and H-D-H struck out on their own, choosing to remain in Detroit. "I'm Just Being Myself" was recorded at the team's studio there, with a cast of Motown veterans fleshing out the magnificent Holland-Dozier composition. Mr. K's edit squeezes the most out of the underlying groove, avoiding the chorus in favor of prominent percussion, dramatic strings, and soaring flute. Warwick herself doesn't make an entrance until five minutes into this epic rearrangement, cooly riding the building instrumental tension. A long-time standard in Krivit's bag, this edit makes its full length appearance on wax for the first time.
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Mr K Edits Vol 6
Cat: MRKEDITS 006. Rel: 26 Jan 22
  1. What You Don't Know (8:58)
  2. Big Time (7:10)
Review: Bona-fide disco don and edit king Mr K offers up a sixth volume of his own edit series. As always this is golden ear disco tackle that brims with musical vitality. First comes 'What You Don't Know' which channels plenty of high speed 60s funk, with big horn stabs leading the way and busy drumming keeping those feet tapping. 'Big Time' is more freaky and playful. The toms flutter over a twisted bassline, vocals are steamy and sleazy disco loops add further fuel to this fiery dance floor filler.
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Gespielt von: Superbreak, LEGO EDIT
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Toshiafro EP
Cat: TLM 026. Rel: 08 Dec 21
  1. Future Flight (5:58)
  2. Akari (7:15)
  3. Toshiafro (7:33)
  4. Amber (6:13)
Review: Nu-jazz' crossover into broken beat is a liminal and tumultuous border. But Takashi Nakazato, along with his band Galavanters, seem to have succeeded in capturing its lesser-trodden terrain, wherein a live ensemble keeps its tunes danceable, not dubious. 'Toshiafro' is a four track vinyl EP, carefully composed by Nakazato to convey a wholly original foray through his take on modern electronica amnd jazz fusion, from the major-toned Eastern spritzings of 'Akari' to the closing, liquid drum n' bass tumult of 'Amber'.
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 in stock $11.24
Soul Impressions
Cat: P 74528. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. Soul Impressions (3:27)
  2. Drug Song (3:12)
Review: Master of French Library Music:AJanko Nilovic. Among the many works left around the prestigious label Editions Montparnasse 2000, from "Soul Impressions (1975)" which boasts the top popularity along with "Chorus (1974)", two deadly psychedelic funk songs have been made into 7 inches for the first time!
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 in stock $18.00
Wavy
Wavy (limited 7")
Cat: FNR 187. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Wavy (3:12)
  2. Interlude (1:50)
 in stock $14.36
From The Bottom Of My Heart (Disco Socks) (reissue)
Cat: TF 003. Rel: 09 Dec 21
  1. From The Bottom Of My Heart (Disco Socks) (6:32)
  2. Sarasota (Que Bueno Esta) (3:18)
 in stock $18.00
Sweet Sensation
Cat: BUV 001. Rel: 22 Dec 21
  1. Sweet Sensation (6:33)
  2. Evolution Granted (6:25)
 in stock $16.31
Humpty Dumpty
Cat: P 76277. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Humpty Dumpty (2:33)
  2. You Got Me Hummin' (4:40)
Review: Placebo are a legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.AP-VINE have released some of their titles as reissue CD's & LPs before but this time we present their finest tracks from their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering!

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Gespielt von: The Allergies, Marc Hype
 in stock $19.42
Dag Madam Merci
Cat: P 76279. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Dag Madam Merci (3:07)
  2. SUS (4:19)
Review: Placebo are a legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.AP-VINE have released some of their titles as reissue CD's & LPs before but this time we present their finest tracks from their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering!
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Gespielt von: I Love 45's!, Dynamite Cuts
 in stock $18.85
Circle
Circle (7" Nachpressung)
Cat: SC 707. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Circle (2:08)
  2. Circle (Gerardo Frisina re-edit) (3:24)
Review: Perez Prado's 'Circle' is a well-known world music and funk classic that was released initially in this format back in 2013. It is a bustling, high tempo groove that enthuses any crowd with its restless rhythms and now gets a rightful reissue on black wax as well as coloured vinyl. Born in Cuba in 1926, Prado was a percussionist, bassist, singer, arranger and orchestra leader who moved to Europe in the 50s and became known as the 'King of Samba.' These two jams were made with a full mambo orchestra and find him at the peak of his powers.
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 in stock $7.60
The Mexican (reissue)
The Mexican (reissue) (7" Nachpressung)
Cat: SG 012. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. The Mexican (part 1) (5:14)
  2. The Mexican (part 2) (5:28)
Review: Cover versions don't come much sweeter (or respectful) than this epic two part homage to the Babe Ruth classic. Part 1 sees the Japanese funk band laying down the foundations, paying deference to the original with their own upbeat twist. Part 2, however, is where they really let loose with each instrumentalist taking lead on the solos. With Hammond-hammering and screaming horns galore, QASB have delivered something very special here.
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 in stock $16.87
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