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Peace Still Is With Us
Cat: 45 11007. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. Peace Still Is With Us (3:14)
  2. Somebody Help Me (4:22)
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Koincidence
Koincidence (12" + insert)
Cat: PPU 097. Rel: 15 Jan 21
  1. Plort (4:34)
  2. My Own Way (6:08)
  3. Spinach (4:10)
  4. Koincidence (7:39)
Review: Foremost contemporary funk label Peoples Potential Unlimited have another golden 12" on their hands here thanks to the work of Barnikle Freee. He is the current designer for the label, someone who hoards software and makes expert glitch funk as well as being a multi-string bassist. As ever with this label, it is lo-fi, subtle sounds and frayed edges that define the EPs lovely aesthetic, with roughshod grooves, tumbling kicks and scatter perc all making you want to cut loose and boogie. Part dream-scape, part hazy late night session, part live set, it's all good.
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 in stock $15.10
Ballroom Edits One
Ballroom Edits One (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: APRIBA 001. Rel: 11 Jan 21
  1. Joi La Frique - "Family Rally" (5:40)
  2. Beard In Dust - "Calypso Boy" (6:01)
  3. Nonna Fab - "Tension (Release mix)" (6:35)
  4. Lancaster Bomber - "African Sauna" (7:11)
Review: The Apricot Ballroom crew are operating out of Sheffield and carrying the torch from the foundational work of David Mancuso's Loft parties and similarly spirited affairs like Lucky Cloud. Now they launch a label loaded with smoking hot edits that very much speak to the vibe of their parties - rich, warm 70s grooves that spring from the staple sounds of disco into cool, slick and psychedelic spheres. First up is Joi La Frique with the French flair of 'Family Rally', while Beard In Dust lays down some heavy slapping, cowbell toting funk with 'Calypso Boy'. On the flip, Nonna Fab ups the boogie mood with some nasty Moog action on 'Tension (Release Mix)' before Lancaster Bomber whips up a proto house storm with 'African Sauna'.
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The Champ
The Champ (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: PS 376. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. The Mohawks - "The Champ" (Reggae version) (3:13)
  2. The Marvels - "Rock Steady" (3:06)
Review: If you dig hip-hop, funk or soul, you should know 'The Champ', a much-sampled, Hammond-heavy 1968 rhythm & blues workout from Alan Hawkshaw's Mohawks outfit. However, you may not know this version: a 1973 reggae remake from the band that brilliantly slows down the main organ motif and places it atop a sturdy, bass-heavy rhythm. This time round, it comes backed with another killer reggae rework: a skanking take on Aretha Franklin soul classic 'Rock Steady' from the Marvels. Recorded and released in the UK by a group of exiled Jamaicans in the early 1970s, it remains an inspired example of reggae's 'versioning' culture.
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Played by: The Allergies
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Truth & Rights (remastered)
Cat: SJR 3207. Rel: 15 Jan 21
  1. Johnny Osbourne - "Truth & Rights" (3:02)
  2. Prince Jazzbo - "Crabwalking" (3:15)
Review: Awesome reggae funk classic gets the Soul Jazz remastered 7 inch pressure reissue. Essential !
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Smells Like Teen Spirit (reissue)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (reissue) (7" limited to 200 copies 再出版)
Cat: PARK 1033. Rel: 11 Jan 21
  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (3:16)
  2. Summer Madness (4:01)
Review: Sometimes known as Inokasira Rangers, Park Rangers are a Japanese band who have spent much of the last decade releasing inspired but unlikely instrumental reggae covers of massive rock, pop and disco hits. This 7" single boasts two of their most popular covers, starting with a ridiculously cheery and almost hilariously cheeky version of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Built around a 1960s style rocksteady riddim, it's instantly recognisable thanks to the band's choice to track the tune of Cobain's lead vocal (which naturally isn't present) with a Hammond organ solo. On the flip you'll find a deep reggae-disco cover of Kool & The Gang classic 'Summer Madness'; it's good, but nowhere near as fine as the surprising A-side.
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Personify Edits
Cat: KMPN 006. Rel: 12 Jan 21
  1. Soul On Your Side (Personify edit) (4:43)
  2. You Can Be Star (Personify edit) (4:10)
Review: Dirty Burner Personify dusts off his scalpel for the first time this year with two beautiful, floor-aimed edits of two late 70s soul funk bangers.Soul On Your Side' takes the lead with its belting vocals and even juicier bassline. Meanwhile on the flip You Can Be Star' gets a little tweak in the kick department, a slight extension and a disco bubbled boost for modern floors. Take it personally.
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Toxic Funk Vol 4
Cat: BBP 185. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. Dance To The Beat (3:13)
  2. Treacherous Love (3:07)
Review: DJ P and the Breakbeat Junkie have been working together as Second Hand Audio for well over a decade, though this contribution to the Toxic Funk series - the fourth in total, fact fans - marks their first joint appearance on Breakbeat Paradise. In keeping with the series' party-starting ethos, A-side 'Dance to the Beat' sees them cannily combine chunky funk breaks with old school hip-hop snippets, vintage soul vocal lifts and jangly instrumental samples from what sounds like a breezy cover version of the Jacksons' 'ABC' (but probably isn't). The smile-inducing fun continues on flipside jam 'Treacherous Love', a slower, hip-hop-tempo number that peppers a head-nodding beat and funk-rock guitars with vocals from an all-star rap number.
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Express Yourself (remastered)
 in stock $11.97
I Believe In Miracles (reissue)
Cat: SUN 7001RED. Rel: 13 Jan 21
  1. I Believe In Miracles (3:52)
  2. I Believe In Miracles (instrumental) (3:51)
Review: Back in 2010 composer and Latin jazz specialist Claudio Passavanti put together a scaled-down ensemble of Latin musicians and percussionists to record a salsa cover version of the Jackson Sisters disco classic "I Believe In Miracles". The seven-inch single was a riproaring success, with jazz and Afro-Latin DJs around the world turning it into a bona fide scene anthem. Happily, Passavanti has decided to reissue it on red vinyl to celebrate the track's tenth birthday. It's a superb cover all told and, somewhat surprisingly, "I Believe In Miracles" actually works really well as a Salsa record. Full of fiery horns, sing-along, Boogaloo style vocals and infectious percussion, we actually prefer it to the over-played Jackson Sisters take. Recommended!
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Freaky With You
Freaky With You (12" 再出版) (1 per customer)
Cat: FG SE. Rel: 12 Jan 21
  1. Freaky With You (6:29)
  2. Welcome To My World (5:11)
Review: Few soul labels are quite as good at sniffing out previously unreleased material as Family Groove Records. Their tireless digging frequently unearths hidden musical treasure such as these two tracks, which date from the earliest days of Louisiana outfit Superior Elevation. Both tracks were apparently recorded in 1879 at Sea-Saint in New Orleands, the near mythical studio owned by Allen Toussaint. First up is 'Freaky With You', a breathlessly energetic psychedelic disco romp laden with sweaty hand percussion, flash-fried vocals, rubbery slap bass and eyes-closed funk-rock guitar licks. In contrast, 'Welcome to My World' is a slow and seductive, two-step style modern soul number that's as sweet as it is loved-up.
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Springtime
Cat: SRL 11035. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. Jimmy Thomas - "Springtime" (2:37)
  2. Owen Grey - "I Am Satisfied" (2:31)
Review: Should you be able to find original copies of the two dusty-fingered classics featured on this "45", your bank balance was be significantly smaller. Of course, just because something is rare and expensive doesn't make it good, but Jimmy Thomas's 1969 cut 'Springtime' is genuinely brilliant. Released when funk-rock was arguably at its height, it sees the legendary soul man belting out Alan de Roches' lyrics over a Hammond-heavy fusion of soul, funk and Hendrix-style heavy rock. This time round, it comes backed with a relatively hard to find - on vinyl, at least- chunk of reggae/soul/rhythm & blues from iconic Jamaican singer Owen Grey. It's superb, of course, but we still prefer the incendiary A-side.
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Rare Changes
Rare Changes (LP + booklet in embossed sleeve)
Cat: LBB 1201. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. Intro (1:41)
  2. Rare Changes (3:07)
  3. The Game (2:38)
  4. Over (2:56)
  5. MO (3:32)
  6. The Great Divide (3:31)
  7. Only You (3:14)
  8. Chasing The Feeling (3:00)
  9. Healing (2:43)
Review: This Rare Changes LP is a gathering of singles Mayer Hawthorne realised between June 2019 and July 2020. There is a booklet with each ones unique covert art and the artist dedicates the record to "the brave people of planet earth who are holding hands and fighting for the rare changes." Musically it is a heartwarming slow motion funk affair, with gentle chords and sun kissed guitars over tumbling drums. Hawthorne's vocals soar up top and always manage to sound tender, vulnerable, and real. 'Over' is a short but sweet gem with 'Only You' coming on a hip hop leaning beat.
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Doing Their Own Thing (reissue)
Doing Their Own Thing (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: CHAY 122. Rel: 13 Jan 21
  1. Maceo (7:46)
  2. Got To Get' Cha (2:48)
  3. Southwick (3:27)
  4. Funky Women (5:40)
  5. Shake It Baby (Keep On Shakin' It) (7:06)
  6. Better Half (6:17)
  7. Don't Waste This World Away (3:19)
  8. (I Remember) Mr Banks (5:29)
 in stock $26.79
Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey (reissue)
Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP + insert with obi-strip) (1 per customer)
Cat: SRLP 034. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. Gbeti Ma Djro (3:02)
  2. Kou Tche Kpo So O (3:18)
  3. Les Djos (3:48)
  4. Medida (3:04)
  5. Minsato Le, Mi Dayi Home (3:16)
  6. Djoyimavo (3:12)
  7. Mi Kpon Bo Do (3:55)
  8. Gbemi Na Gbe (3:29)
  9. Zizi (4:50)
  10. Wo Deka Koe (3:32)
  11. Avoun Doupou Me Douaga (3:34)
  12. Angelina II (3:33)
Review: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey were one of Nigerian's hardest hitting funk outfits. Now the French crew at Superfly reissue this super rare collection of some of the band's best work from the 70s and it is an essential collection of superb tunes, Each one is supremely powerful and dynamic thanks to the expert drumming, while psyched out keys add extra elements of magic. It's all pressed dot nice heavyweight vinyl that was made in Japan and is limited to just 1000 copies. 'Wodeka Roe' or the big hit 'Gbeti Madjro' are standouts among many gems.
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Suite Epique (reissue)
Suite Epique (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP + insert with obi-strip) (1 per customer)
Cat: SRLP 035. Rel: 14 Jan 21
  1. A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (7:39)
  2. Comment Chanter Une Chanson D'Amour Avec Une Cornemuse (7:42)
  3. Le Manege Ensorcele (4:40)
  4. Dear Mister George (2:49)
  5. Suite Epique Pour Piano Relanceur (23:31)
 in stock $34.19
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