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New releases last eight weeks: Funk

Funk vinyl released in the last four weeks
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Love For The Sake Of Dub
Cat: BCR 163. Rel: 08 Feb 24
Love For The Sake Of Dub (2:51)
Grilled (2:55)
Review: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is an enigmatic steel pan collective from Hamburg that has a hardcore fan following around the world and a new album on the way that is superb. They are loved for their covers of hip-hop classics and last year served up a version of the Stranger Things theme tune but this time out we get 'Love For The Sake Of Dub' of 45 rpm. It is another pair of funky tunes with the signature brass sounds front and centre as the fat bottom rhythms roll deep and fleshy. Another gem from this leftfield outfit.
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 in stock $10.04
The Phoenix vs The Kraken
The Phoenix vs The Kraken (limited double 7" Nachpressung)
Cat: KD 07475. Rel: 11 Jan 24
The Phoenix (3:41)
The Phoenix (Kenny Dope Fantastic Souls mix) (4:31)
Kraken (3:41)
Kraken (Kenny Dope Fantastic Souls mix) (3:32)
Review: Kay-Dee Records comes at us with a 45 double-hitter, presenting Bert Hector's 'The Phoenix' and 'The Kraken' with Kenny Dope on remix duties. On the first record, we're treated to 'The Phoenix', a sure-fire funk gem with a super-warm sound - beat is as cool as it gets, with a laid-back and funky attitude sitting beneath a joyous intermingling of sitar, flute, brass and guitar, all performed at expert levels. 'The Kraken', meanwhile, channels a killer groove, strutting at 85 bpm and incorporating a huge brass section which pumps loud, while flute solos and funky Wah-guitar chops take things up a notch.
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 in stock $27.73
New York Streets
New York Streets (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ECR 004. Rel: 02 Feb 24
New York Streets (part 1) (4:02)
New York Streets (part 2) (4:22)
 in stock $15.57
The Cherry Boppers Meet Patricia Reckless
Scandal Time (3:28)
Let Me Dance (3:08)
Shake Your Soul (3:59)
Attack (3:12)
Monkey, Monkey (3:52)
When You Smile (4:20)
 in stock $19.54
Love Is The Same
Cat: ATH 176. Rel: 25 Jan 24
Love Is The Same (4:13)
Love Is The Same (instrumental) (4:05)
Review: It's always a buzz to see a new Athens of the North 7" drop onto our shelves. This first drop of the year comes from label regulars Coast to Coast who had their unreleased and self-titled soul album reissued here back in October 2021. It is the opening track from that glorious record that gets its own pressing on 45 rpm here with an instrumental on the flip. The original from core members Mark Beiner and Ben Iverson, 'Love Is The Same' has glorious vocal falsettos and super sweet rhythms that bring feel-good vibes like no other.
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 in stock $12.66
Top Of The Stairs
Cat: EXUMG 10. Rel: 14 Feb 24
Top Of The Stairs (4:40)
You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good (3:52)
Review: Collins And Collins were originally at the Top Of The Stairs back in 1980 when this one first landed. It has since become a revered underground classic much loved on the modern soul circuit as a timeless gem. The song was first composed by Ashford & Simpson who recorded their own version but when playing live would switch to the Collins & Collins version. The tune first came on CD via Expansion back in 1993 and now gets a first official 7" version back with the exceptionally rare version of Gamble & Huff's 'You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good' which first was recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975.
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Gespielt von: Pete Haigh
 in stock $14.26
Trippin' Out
Cat: COR 001. Rel: 07 Feb 24
Trippin’ Out (edit) (3:55)
Little Bit Of Love (edit) (3:16)
Review: The magnificently steam and seductive 'Trippin' Out' by Coolin' Out captivates heart and mind with its infectious grooves and laid-back vibes. The track emanates a cool energy as it seamlessly blends elements of funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Coolin' Out's smooth delivery and tight instrumentation create a sublime mix that transports listeners to a world of relaxation and euphoria and serves as a testament to the group's mastery of their craft. The flipside tune, an edit of 'Little Bit Of Love', is just as romanic and loved up with its slowly unfurling funk rhythms.
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 in stock $14.78
Stay A While
Stay A While (hand-numbered pink vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FR 017. Rel: 31 Jan 24
Stay A While (3:03)
Dance Tonight (2:52)
Review: Claude Cooper is a rather mysterious figure despite having got plenty of people talking in the last couple of years. He has picked up some high-profile radio play and after being unmasked recently is back with a gorgeous new funk single on the Friendly Recordings label. This hand-numbered pink vinyl 7" is limited to 300 copies and opens with the mad feel-good vibe of 'Stay A While' with its happy chords and dusty, driving drum funk. It's perfect for sunny days and lazy afternoons and 'Dance Tonight' is a bit more raw and 60s tinged for later in the party.
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Gespielt von: The Allergies
 in stock $16.64
What Did You Run For?
What Did You Run For? (hand-stamped hand-numbered 12" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: HS 253VL. Rel: 14 Feb 24
What Did You Run For? (album version) (6:56)
What Did You Run For? (Danilo Plessow remix)
 in stock $18.22
Don't Bring Me Down (reissue)
Cat: M 7050. Rel: 19 Feb 24
Don't Bring Me Down (2:39)
 in stock $12.66
Phuture Soul
Cat: SLD 2301. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Phuture Soul (3:34)
Catch This Train (2:42)
Glass Tears (2:51)
Not In My Name (3:53)
Review: Dancefloor Stompers was formed in Sardinia in 2009. They are a talented group of musicians who have a big love of mod jazz, black music roots and Italian soundtracks and library music classics from the 50s through to the 80s and all of that influences this new EP, Phuture Soul. Recorded and mixed at Solid Twin Studio between May 2021 and January 2022, it kick off with the title track which pairs rock guitars with funky basslines. 'Catch This Train' has a more playful pop-rock feel with big horns, 'Glass Tears' is a smoother groove and 'Not In My Name' closes on a more downbeat note.
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One Question
Cat: RSR 002. Rel: 15 Feb 24
One Question (feat SLIMKID3) (3:24)
One Question (feat SLIMKID3 - Jim Sharp remix) (3:07)
Review: This all-star collaboration features SlimKid3 from Pharcyde, Hamburg DJ and producer Schmiddlfinga as well as DMC Champion DJ Robert Smith. The uplifting party track 'One Question' is result of their talents. This jam gives off a classic 90s sound with the sampling, scratching and production. All three members work in harmony to create an amazing jam for the summer. If this gets in the right hands, expect it to blow up. Jim Sharp on the remix offers a great alternative version that hits just as hard. This 7" packs a punch for the hip-hop heads!
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Titanic (reissue)
Cat: FUNKSCAPES 005. Rel: 31 Jan 24
Titanic (part 1 + 2) (4:01)
The Deep (part 1 + 2) (5:06)
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Iko (Never Felt This Way)
Cat: M 45005. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Double A - "Iko (Never Felt This Way)" (4:18)
Jim Sharp - "Tell Me What To Do" (3:37)
Review: Jim Sharp presents his sophomore Mountain 45s release, following up the absolute banger of a debut, 'Westchester Eagle'. Coming full circle, we hear Sharp team back up with fellow producer Double A here; on the A we've got the latter's 'Iko (Never Felt This Way)', a fearless cross-section of big beat, Latin funk and sampled West African refrains, while Sharp helms up the B-side this time around, with a full-horseshoe'd rerub of an (ashamedly on our part) unknown funk delight.
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Go Funk Me
Cat: DUR 0087. Rel: 11 Jan 24
Go Funk Me (2:46)
Bucket (2:50)
Review: The Du-Rites is a superb funk combo based in New York City with Jay Mumford (no, not that Mumford) on drums, keys and bass guitar and Pablo Martin on guitar, bass guitar and keys. They have been turning out the jams now for almost a decade and 'Go Funk Me' on Od Maid is their latest. The short but sweet A-side rides on a deep cut funk rhythm that is softened by some fluttering flutes, though the baritone spoken words being a hint of menace next to the organ chords. 'Bucket' on the B-side is another percolating rhythm with cool spoken words and plenty of liveliness in the perc.
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 in stock $12.41
Wet Summer
Wet Summer (limited 7")
Cat: SC 7068. Rel: 02 Feb 24
Wet Summer (3:57)
Night Raid (3:51)
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When I'm With You (reissue)
Cat: EXUMG 12. Rel: 21 Feb 24
When I'm With You (3:34)
Let Me Be (3:25)
Review: This one is a rare soul gem that has not been easy to find on 7" for 40 years. It is one of the countless masterpieces that were produced by the great studio legend Larry Mizell who made it for Alabama born soul singer Brenda Lee Eager. She later relocated to Chicago and sang with Jerry Butler in his back up group Peaches and dueted with him on their million-selling duet 'Ain't Understanding Mellow'. Brenda did more backing singing with the likes of Ray Charles, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder and wrote songs recorded by Bobby Womack, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight before laying this one down in 1974.
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Gespielt von: Pete Haigh
 in stock $14.78
Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra - "Substream" (DJ Kawasaki 45 edit) (4:40)
Kyoto Jazz Massive - "This Feeling" (Young Pulse & ATN Mochi Men remix) (4:31)
Review: Take a trip into the beating heart of Japanese nu-jazz with this essential single of two distinct halves ask intrinsically linked to each other. On the A side, Kyoto Jazz Massive's spin-off band Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra get their version of 'Substream' reworked by DJ Kawasaki, who creates a razor sharp edit laced with all kinds of funk-oriented grooves, available exclusively on this 7". On the flip, Kyoto Jazz Massive themselves get remixed by Parisian duo Mochi Men on 'This Feeling'. There's pre-existing relationships between all the players on this standout release, making it a cohesive perspective on the corner of the scene Kyoto Jazz Massive and their associated projects occupy.
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Dance Freak
Cat: TSRZV 40. Rel: 14 Feb 24
Dance Freak (feat Frankfurt Funk) (3:53)
Outerspace Connection (2:26)
Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $16.11
It's So Hard To Say So Long
Cat: SR0 019. Rel: 22 Feb 24
It's So Hard To Say "So Long" (3:53)
World Of Loneliness (3:19)

Originally released on the Soulful Thangs Vol. 7 compact disks for Latin Soul Recordings in 2007, the song 'It's So Hard To Say So Long' by the Equasions took on a life of its own. A timeless soul and funk single recorded in San Antonio in 1971, revered by sweet soul collectors internationally, has now become available for the first time in over 50 years through Symphonical Records. In partnership with band leader and songwriter, Robert Williams, this group also features high school classmates Vernon Shannon, James Hartfield, Ricky Cotton, and Lamar Sumter. 'It's So Hard To Say So Long', is a poignant sentiment to lost love, yet hope created through beautiful harmonies, whereas 'World Of Loneliness' is a psychedelic reflection of society of the era, which Robert mentions remains true today. Big shout out to Symphonical for putting out this very desirable 7"
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 in stock $12.66
Chocolate Swirl
Chocolate Swirl (12" + poster + insert)
Cat: OEG 01. Rel: 31 Jan 24
Chocolate Swirl (dirty South - radio) (3:36)
Chocolate Swirl (radio) (4:29)
Chocolate Swirl (remix - Street) (4:00)
Chocolate Swirl (Reggaeton - radio) (4:16)
Chocolate Swirl (bonus Beat - radio) (3:50)
Chocolate Swirl (remix - radio) (4:10)
 in stock $23.49
All The Way Down
Cat: ATH 139. Rel: 25 Jan 24
All The Way Down (3:16)
Tonight's The Night (3:40)
Review: Athens of the North has a famously busy rate of release and so it is no surprise that they keep that up even in the first months of the year. A slew of singles and an album are all dropping at the same time and this is one of them - yet another gold standard reissue, this time of Charles Barnwell's band The Funnybone Express. This 7" is a superb bit of deep funk with hints of modern soul that were huge back in the day and are sure to be so all over again now.
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 in stock $12.66
Out Of Luck
Out Of Luck (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: EDGE 022. Rel: 26 Jan 24
Out Of Luck (feat Adriano Prestel) (4:18)
Out Of Luck (instrumental) (4:14)
Review: Earlier this year, DJ Scientist stumbled upon another early Ghia composition tucked away in the depths of a master tape. It was a treasure too precious to remain unheard. Sadly, the original track couldn't see the light of day due to sound quality and issues with the original vocals. To make matters more disappointing, no instrumental version survived. Thus, the only way to share this catchy boogie funk track with the world was to recreate it from scratch. And so, the Ghia saga unfolds once more, but in this chapter, there's a new and unique twist. 'Out Of Luck' draws its roots from the aforementioned lost track, originally composed by the group in 1985. This time, however, the song has been expertly reworked by Marian Tone, with new vocals by Adriano Prestel. The outcome? Quite possibly one of the smoothest and most refreshing modern funk tunes you'll hear this year.
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Local Jerk
Cat: DFA 2708. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Local Jerk (5:06)
I Need Love (6:40)
Review: The DFA debut of longstanding member Jayson Green also signals the revival of the classic DFA twelve-inch format, so you might playfully suggest it stands for Dying Formats Always. Jay has lent his vocals to various bands such as Panthers, Violent Bullshit, Cheeseburger, and the renowned hardcore group Orchid, always showcasing his wit and humor without veering into cynicism. Assuming a bandleader role, he presents a classic A-side here with the low slung funk of 'Local Jerk,' which was recorded during a lively party. It has tight disco drums, resounding claps and a groove-inducing bassline with big horns. On the B-side, 'I Need Love' unfolds as a darkly humorous nightlife satire.
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Turn Up The Music
Cat: FSR 133. Rel: 18 Jan 24
Turn Up The Music (5:54)
Turn Up The Music (instrumental) (6:13)
Review: Freestyle 'Turn Up The Music' courtesy of this new 12" from Roy Hamilton, Cosmo Bowen and Dennis Palmer. The trio worked together way back in the 80s and back then it was as part of a nine-piece outfit known as Breeze. Anyone who attended the iconic Ronnie Scott's in London back then will probably have heard them play upstairs with the likes of Hi Tension and Gonzalez. In 1984 they decided to lay down this one and only 12" on the HBS label they ran. It's a stomper but a laid-back one that is now well in demand on the funk and soul scene.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $14.26
Thoughtful Popper
Thoughtful Popper (7" + insert)
Cat: FR 4505. Rel: 14 Feb 24
Thoughtful Popper (3:23)
Chamber Pop (4:07)
 in stock $13.72
Sweetie (12")
Cat: LL 009. Rel: 06 Feb 24
Sweetie (7:09)
Moshate (11:24)
! low stock $14.26
Oduduwa (reissue)
Cat: SNDW 12053. Rel: 08 Feb 24
Oduduwa (5:46)
Were Oju Le (Eyes Are Getting Red) Featuring Fela Anikulapo Kuti (9:03)
Review: Oluko Imo is a legendary figure in Yoruba mythology as well as being revered as one of the progenitors of the Yoruba people. He is believed to be a descendant of Oduduwa, the mythical founder and first king of the Yoruba people, but it's also the name of a Trinidadian musician who blends calypso heritage with Afrobeat and jazz from Nigeria. He recorded his iconic album between Lagos and New York in 1988 and it has long been a cult classic. This reissue features the title track from it - a deep cut and steamy rhythm, and 'Were Oju Le (Eyes Are Getting Red)', a horn led Afro-funk workout.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $15.57
Cat: TSRZV 39. Rel: 04 Jan 24
Idiosyncratic (3:41)
Mesmerise (3:56)
 in stock $16.11
Toxic Funk Vol 13
Cat: BBP 229. Rel: 18 Jan 24
Shake & Boogie (3:29)
Not Today (3:37)
Review: Nuremberg's Jayl Funk is a true torch-bearer for the art of funked up breaks to start a party anywhere and everywhere. He's back on Danish label Breakbeat Paradise with another sure-shot 7" of feel-good vocal grooves that should appeal to a huge spectrum of cats ready to get down, not least the A-side joint 'Shake & Boogie' with its infectiously sunny demeanour. 'Not Today' is a more disco-styled affair with snappy Philly string stabs and a slippery groove you could just sink your teeth into. Just watch out for that epic piano breakdown, it might just raise the roof off the joint.
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Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $12.66
It's Getting Sweeter (reissue)
Cat: ER 6015. Rel: 02 Jan 24
It's Getting Sweeter (5:01)
Love Is (4:36)
Review: Greg Jolly's 1981 jam 'It's Getting Sweeter' is the subject of this new tidy reissue on US label Enjoy. It's a real deep funk classic that has a lo-fi feel and vocals full of love and passion from both the male lead and the sweet female backers. The chords and drums are gently persuasive and it's a great way to ease yourself into an evening. This 45rpm is backed with 'Love Is' which picks up the pace and has a more funky and propulsive beat with acrobatic falsettos up top finishing it in style.
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 in stock $11.89
Somebody Like U
Somebody Like U (12" + insert)
Cat: PEG 7432. Rel: 31 Jan 24
Somebody Like U (club) (6:16)
Somebody Like U (12" radio dub remix) (3:50)
Somebody Like U (Drum/Vocal) (6:14)
Somebody Like U (12" dub remix) (3:42)
Somebody Like U (radio) (4:57)
Somebody Like U (Funk) (3:57)
Somebody Like U (acappella) (4:34)
Tags: 90s House
 in stock $25.33
Kick It Off (reissue)
Cat: EPS 026. Rel: 15 Jan 24
Kick It Off (3:46)
Movin' Music (3:48)
Review: Kenyatta was a short-lived project from 1974 that dealt in a particularly heavy brand of funk that teetered on the jazzier end of the spectrum before vanishing into obscurity. Thankfully Epsilon have revived the single, originally released on Ohio label Ndugu, and given it a dusting down for the modern audience. The playing is loose and tight in all the right places, with 'Kick It Off' rolling with a jangling urgency which will get you up and moving with purpose, while 'Movin' Music' maintains the energy for a B-side as strong as the lead track.
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 in stock $19.54
Treat Me Right
Cat: KR8IV 001. Rel: 07 Feb 24
Treat Me Right (4:39)
Mo Ghetto Bluez (feat Maurice Brown) (5:07)
Review: Linda Muriel is an acclaimed lead vocalist best known for her work with Acid Jazz and Talking Loud acts like The Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Galliano, and JQT. For this one she has joined forces Fitzroy Facey, director of The Soul Survivors Magazine, to craft a fusion of old and new funk and soul sounds. Linda's distinctive voice shines in the infectious track 'Treat Me Right' who has wowed audiences in live performances and featured on the Luxury Soul Weekend 2024 box set. It soared to the top of the UK Soul Breakers Chart on December 31, 2023 and this must cop tune has the instrumental flip side 'Mo Ghetto Bluez' with Maurice Brown, which is perfect for those who appreciate a blend of old-school with a touch of new cool.
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Let's Dance Vol 1
Cat: FJMEDITS 01. Rel: 12 Feb 24
Lay Far - "Never Ever Edit" (4:53)
Admin - "Moon Trippin'" (6:28)
Rahaan - "Gonna Get Ya" (5:55)
Delfonic - "Let's Dance The Spank" (5:41)
Review: Funkyjaws Music launches a new edits series here with four absolute dons of the form on one vital 12". It's Lay Far that kicks off with 'Never Ever Edit' which is all horn-led excitement and upbeat disco claps and kicks before Admin's 'Moon Trippin' takes a more slow and soulful approach. When it comes to edits few are more essential than Chicago's Rahaan who kicks off the B-side with 'Gonna Get Ya', a leggy funk number infused with cosmic synth rays and warm piano chords. Delfonic shuts down with the loose percussive jumbles and jazzy vibes of 'Let's Dance The Spank'. A fine start to the series with volume two already in the works.
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 in stock $12.94
El Bobo
El Bobo (7")
Cat: MAR 087. Rel: 16 Feb 24
Webster Lewis - "El Bobo"
The Spirit Of Atlanta - "Freddie's Alive & Well"
Review: As the Mad About label hurtles towards release number 100 it looks to the talents of Webster Lewis and The Spirit of Atlanta for two more fiery gems on a very useful 7". There are hints of Library music in the noodling melodies of the A-side jam 'El Bob.' It has jazz-funk keys and organic drum rhythms gently tumbling below the Rhodes magic up top. The Spirit Of Atlanta's 'Freddie's Alive & Well' then picks up the pace with a more high-speed and 60s-influenced jazz-funk sound featuring some buttery smooth vocals up top. Two effective jams for sure.
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 in stock $15.83
Tighten Up (reissue)
Tighten Up (reissue) (7" limited to 250 copies)
Cat: OGR 817C. Rel: 03 Jan 24
Luchito & Nestor - "Tighten Up" (4:11)
Nestor Alvarez - "Just Add Vibes" (3:06)
Review: The Original Gravity label is back with more of its fully functional but also exceptionally flair-fulled funk sounds, this time with Luchito and Nestor Alvarez behind 'Tighten Up.' It is another choice reissue that has been dug carefully out of the vaults and comes in seriously limited quantities on 7". Luchito & Nestor kick off with the original version of 'Tighten Up' on the a-side and it's packed with high-tempo breaks and sung-spoken vocals. On the flip is a more fiery and explicitly Latin affair with the warming chords and florid horns of Nestor Alvarez's 'Just Add Vibes.'
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Tags: Latin Funk
 in stock $12.41
Do It For You
Do It For You (1-sided 12")
Cat: BSR 611BLACK. Rel: 06 Feb 24
Do It For You (3:33)
 in stock $14.52
Do It For You (reissue)
Do It For You (reissue) (1-sided translucent red vinyl 12")
Cat: BSR 611COLOUR. Rel: 06 Feb 24
Do It For You (3:38)
 in stock $14.52
Love Is Here
Cat: DYNAM 7140. Rel: 22 Feb 24
Love Is Here (5:00)
Do You Want To Dance (5:08)
Review: After a start in the immensely popular Buffalo Springfield and a two-year stint forming Poco in 1968, he entered into a partnership with a young singer/songwriter called Kenny Loggins. Their career lasted for seven years producing multiple albums together. In 1979 Jimmy Messina released his first album which featured the well-regarded Jazz Fusion and Smooth Jazz tracks 'Do You Want To Dance & 'Love is Here'. Dynamite Cuts collects both of these for an appearance on this 7". For fans of eclectic 70s gems, this little 45 will get some strong play.
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 in stock $16.37
Checking Out
Checking Out (limited 12")
Cat: SJR 53912. Rel: 22 Feb 24
Checking Out (5:22)
Checking Out (instrumental) (4:07)
Review: In 1984, Jamaican-born producer Tony Williams gifted the British jazz-funk scene with two exceptional 12" records, both now rare gems. One of these, Nat King Cool's 'Checking Out,' showcases a fusion of MFSB's 'Mysteries of the World' with quintessential UK Brit-funk vibes. Originally released on the Tai Wan label, this single remains as fresh today as it did in 1984, with its captivating flip-side instrumental. Remastered from tapes, these essential 80s Brit-funk tracks are presented on pristine vinyl, adorned with bespoke repro-labels, and packaged in a groovy Soul Jazz/Funk Masters house bag, which means it looks as good as it sounds.
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(Our Hearts) Will Always Shine
Cat: EXUMG 11. Rel: 14 Feb 24
Our Hearts) Will Always Shine (3:28)
Mighty Mighty (3:28)
Review: Expansion deals pretty much in good vibes only and that is what we have here with OZONE's '(Our Hearts) Will Always Shine'. It is a 7" that radiates with infectious energy and heartfelt emotion as it seamlessly blends elements of pop, electronic, and dance music. The uplifting melodies soar high, the pulsating beats power things along and the soulful vocals deliver a message of resilience and positivity. The song's anthemic chorus is destined to take listeners to a new level and ignite dance floor in equal measure and it sure does that. 'Mighty Mighty' on the flip is another feel good and upbeat funky disco workout.
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Gespielt von: Pete Haigh
 in stock $14.78
Lil' Bit Different
Cat: EPS 025. Rel: 15 Jan 24
Lil' Bit Different (4:42)
Lil' Bit Different (instrumental) (4:41)
Review: There's not much to go on when it comes this latest release on trusted soul and funk outpost Epsilon. Whoever Pals & Gal were, their sound is rooted in the classic era of 70s soul even if the track was completed bang on the turn of the decade in 1980. There's a big band arrangement powering 'Lil' Bit Different' which was put together by Ron Foster, and there's as much focus on holding down the groove as different instruments coming to the fore to do their thing. The lyrics tell it straight - this is just a little bit different.
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 in stock $19.54
Uptown Rulers
Uptown Rulers (blue & pink splattered vinyl 7")
Cat: F SJ126. Rel: 25 Jan 24
Uptown Rulers (3:51)
Uptown Rulers (Professor Shorthair remix) (4:48)
Review: Connie Price & The Keystones team up with one of New York's finest, Apani B. Fly MC (collabs w/ Black Star, MF Doom, DJ Spinna) & Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. (The Wild Magnolias). 'Uptown Rulers' is the perfect blend of Mardi Gras Indian funk from New Orleans and the flows and cadence from Hollis, Queens. Apani B. gives you a lesson in the blood, sweat, and tears that go into the masking culture, while Bo Dollis Jr. carries on his father's legacy with chants to the ancestors. For the B-side, Professor Shorthair leans further into the origins of hip-hop with a boom-bap backbone and scratches that give a nod to the OG Big Chief, Bo Dollis. Extended intro and outro for all you DJs out there!
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Gespielt von: The Allergies, Voodoocuts
 in stock $13.99
Right On Time
Cat: ETHE 12. Rel: 26 Jan 24
Right On Time (4:36)
Right On Time (instrumental) (4:33)
Right On Time (acappella) (3:45)
I Like (4:15)
I Like (instrumental) (6:38)
I Like (acappella) (0:25)
Make It Better (feat Dahliam) (4:01)
 in stock $18.74
Versions :Disco Edits , Versions & Dubs
Cat: RAHAAN 005HBR. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Big Bisou (6:29)
Mamoe Lowe (5:42)
Preto Velho (5:35)
77 (6:43)
Secondo (Versione) (6:26)
Review: If you don't have love for Rahsaan then you don't have love for life. The American is a veteran of the edit scene and someone who can flip any joint into a joyous groove. Here, Hot Biscuit have assembled a limited double 12" that brings together some of his best 'Disco Edits, Versions & Dubs." 'Big Bisou' opens up with a jumble of Afro drums and loose limbed rhythms, 'Mamoe Lowe' then has tribal vocal chants and raw percussive energy, and 'Preto Velho' then brings a little more laid back soul to the party. '77' is a funky disco strider and 'Secondo' closes with some hard assed funk.
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 in stock $39.33
I Want You Back
Cat: SB 2025BLACK. Rel: 06 Feb 24
I Want You Back (4:08)
It's Hard To Make It (3:20)
 in stock $14.52
I Want You Back
I Want You Back (blue vinyl 12")
Cat: SB 2025COLOUR. Rel: 06 Feb 24
I Want You Back (4:08)
It's Hard To Make It (3:20)
 in stock $14.52
Shing A Ling Baby
Cat: TR 325. Rel: 18 Jan 24
Shing-A-Ling Baby (feat Don Juans) (2:22)
Naptown USA (feat Shooting Stars) (2:26)
Review: The super Tramp label has done it again here with another mighty soul 7" that packs an irresistible punch. These cuts are super hard to find and fairly pricey for anyone who manages to unearth them, though they have been out on the superb Feeling Nice Vol.4 compilation album. Donnie Sanders is in top form here with 'Shing-A-Ling Baby' starting with big raw horns perform a smooth and low slung bassline arrives and things get moving with swagger. 'Naptown USA' is a more upbeat and party starting funk cut with big organ chords.
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 in stock $10.56
High Class
Cat: MOFUNK 044. Rel: 30 Jan 24
High Class (XL Middleton remix) (3:25)
High Class (Slynk mix) (3:41)
Review: XL Middleton is an absolute don of boogie. He can bend his synths and warp his baselines into fresh new forms and make sure than anyone who hears them has to pop their body non stop. He brings that studio mastery to a remix here of 'High Class' by Sauce Lady that is full of withering sci-fi pads, fresh vocal hooks and bright pads. His version is pretty unbeatable to be honest but on the flip the Slynk mix has a fine go of remixing it with a more upbeat and strident groove.
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Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $13.72
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