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Main Sourced
W 17
12 Jun 17
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Main Sourced - (8:30) 105 BPM
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Review: It's 25 years since the release of Main Source's Breaking Atoms album, one of the finest full-lengths of hip-hop's renowned "golden era". To celebrate this fact, Geordie producer Smoove has put together "Main Sourced", a cut-and-paste tribute that incorporates elements from tracks sampled by the group across the celebrated set, alongside carefully selected rap samples. As you'd expect from a man of his talents and experience, it's brilliantly done, achieving a near perfect balance between the needs of the dancefloor, the dustiness of the original album, and the demands of Steinski style cut-and-paste productions. In other words, it's pretty darn good.
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Funkier Than That
HS 008
07 Jun 17
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Funkier Than That - (4:56) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pushin On - (5:18) 104 BPM
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Making Love - (4:58) 123 BPM
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YYT Shake (Funk Hunk remix) - (4:36) 59 BPM
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Review: As we've learned in the past the Funk Hunk likes muscle, lots of disco muscle. His edits are never weak. So it's business as usual on Funkier Than That, his latest selection of edits. There are four cuts here to get up and down to. "Funkier Than That" is a snappy, Minneapolis-style majestic funker, "Pushin' On" is perky synth-pop and "Making Love" is fast, sweaty and a thrill a minute. Lastly "YYT Shake (Funk Hunk remix)" is a cool slice of vintage B-Boy hip-hop.
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Good Times 5
PMIDD 11132
12 Jun 12
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Ashford & Simpson - "Street Corner" - (4:32) 111 BPM
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Googie Rene Combo - "Smokey Joe's La La" - (2:57) 70 BPM
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Jackson Sisters - "I Believe In Miracles" - (2:53) 108 BPM
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LL Cool J - "Jingling Baby" - (4:46) 112 BPM
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Mantronix - "King Of The Beats" - (4:12) 106 BPM
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James Brown - "Woman" - (3:45) 102 BPM
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Masters At Work - "I Can't Get No Sleep" (feat India - Down Low Mix) - (6:11) 101 BPM
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Beat Assailant - "Hard Twelve" - (3:57) 95 BPM
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Otis Redding - "Hard To Handle" - (2:18) 96 BPM
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Bob & Earl - "Harlem Shuffle" - (2:49) 118 BPM
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Voices Of East Harlem - "Wanted, Dead Or Alive" - (3:00) 100 BPM
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Roisin Murphy - "If We're In Love" - (4:26) 105 BPM
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Was A Bee - "This Is What You Are" (feat Mario Bondi) - (4:40) 125 BPM
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Goldie - "Inner City Life" - (6:58) 77 BPM
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Nu:Tone - "Three Bags Full" - (4:58) 87 BPM
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Sleeve & Lowman - "So Fine" - (5:59) 71 BPM
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Betty Wright - "Clean Up Woman" - (2:45) 90 BPM
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Labelle - "Moonshadow" - (9:23) 92 BPM
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The Checkmates Ltd - "Black Pearl" - (3:24) 96 BPM
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Carmen McRae/the Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five" - (2:15) 82 BPM
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John Holt - "Mr Bojangles" - (5:18) 76 BPM
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Marvin Gaye - "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" - (2:42) 106 BPM
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The Whatnauts - "Soul Walking" - (3:29) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fatback Band - "Street Dance" - (3:12) 117 BPM
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Recloose - "Dust" (feat Joe Dukie) - (7:06) 123 BPM
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Shay Jones - "Are You Gonna Be There" (Hurley's House Mix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
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Shaun Escoffery - "Days Like This" (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix) - (4:29) 120 BPM
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Blaze presents U.D.A. - "Most Precious Love" (feat Barbara Tucker - DF Future 3000 Mix) - (5:34) 126 BPM
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Freemasons - "Love On My Mind" - (7:21) 128 BPM
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Lenny Williams - "When I'm Dancin'" - (4:45) 112 BPM
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Gloria Gaynor - "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself" - (5:56) 110 BPM
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Afrosonique Vol 01
505537 3529578
26 May 17
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Afro National - "Jokenge" (IG Culture edit) - (5:00) 124 BPM
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Ekambi Brillant - "Soul Castle" (Silkie edit Over dub) - (4:35) 120 BPM
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M'Bamina - "Mosi Zole" (EVM edit Overdub) - (5:44) 130 BPM
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M'Bamina - "Mbongui" (Marcel Lune edit Refix) - (5:24) 60 BPM
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Sory Bamba - "Nani Nani" (Appleblim edit Over dub) - (4:01) 108 BPM
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Douglas Mbida - "Nnom Mot" (Ry9n & Knid edit Over dub) - (5:52) 72 BPM
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Sookie - "Rhythm On Rhythm" (DJ Food Chop-up) - (6:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ekambi Brillant - "Afrika Afrika" (John Talabot & Pional 'Lost Scripts' Rerub) - (6:30) 118 BPM
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Manu Dibango - "Les Cavaliers" (Plaid edit Over dub) - (4:39) 58 BPM
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Pasteur Lappe - "Sekelimania" (Jabru edit Over dub) - (5:24) 123 BPM
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Bunzu Soundz - "Zinabu" (Moody Boyz edit Refix) - (6:23) 66 BPM
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Bozambo - "Bgklouala-Niklouala" (Redpine & Solo edit Over dub) - (6:14) 86 BPM
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Review: Crate-digging reissue specialists Africa Seven has decided to flip the script on this fantastic album, asking a range of contemporary producers to "re-imagine" a string of rare soul, funk, Afrobeat and disco jams. Thrillingly for those who remember the original West London broken beat scene, the comp contains some killer "bruk" revisions - not least Silkie's brilliantly fluid and groovy take on Ekambi Brillant's "Soul Castle" and EVM's rolling, Bugz in the Attic style revision of M'Bamina's "Mosi Zole". Elsewhere, Appleblim delivers a typically fuzzy and bass heavy rework of Sorry Bamba, Dj Food chops up Sookie's organ-laden funk slammer "Rhythm on Rhythm" an IDM heroes Plaid join the dots between vintage African jazz and woozy electronica. In a word: superb.
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Funk N' Beats Vol 3 (Mixed By Featurecast)
BOMBFUNKB 003
05 May 17
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Featurecast - "Funky Introduction" - (0:33) 116 BPM
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The Wiseguys - "One For The Ladies" - (6:19) 116 BPM
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Dynamo Productions - "Get It Together" (Fort Knox Five remix) - (5:45) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Featurecast - "Yum Yum" - (3:47) 120 BPM
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The Allergies - "Special People" - (3:45) 57 BPM
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Smoove - "Return Of The Beats" - (3:51) 110 BPM
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Marc Hype & Jim Dunlop - "The Antique Anthem" - (3:51) 112 BPM
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Uncle Mic Nitro - "Back To Basics" (feat Chrome, Curoc & Ced Gee - Featurecast remix) - (4:09) 113 BPM
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Featurecast & Aldo Vanucci - "Blue Grassed Devil" - (4:22) 113 BPM
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Lack Of Afro - "The Outsider" - (3:47) 56 BPM
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Prosper & Stabfinger - "Don't Hold Back" - (4:35) 105 BPM
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All Good Funk Alliance - "Weakness Of A Trade" - (3:24) 110 BPM
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Beatvandals & A. Skillz - "Funky Sounds" - (3:52) 117 BPM
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Tom Booze - "Get Fonky Wit It" - (4:18) 105 BPM
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Max Sedgley - "Happy" - (5:57) 109 BPM
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Featurecast - "Ain't My Style" (Featurecast Funk mix) - (3:56) 115 BPM
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Black Grass - "Nice Up" - (5:33) 60 BPM
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Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Hold It Down" - (2:53) 120 BPM
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Featurecast - "Channel Hopping" - (4:06) 152 BPM
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Tim Love Lee - "Super Rappin No. 5" - (5:57) 118 BPM
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Flevans - "12 Apostles" - (4:22) 105 BPM
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Featurecast - "What You Want" (feat Pugs Atomz, Wes Restless & Ill Legit) - (3:42) 113 BPM
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Deadly Avenger - "Live At The Capri" - (5:56) 110 BPM
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The Mighty Show Stoppers - "Shaft In Africa" - (4:06) 129 BPM
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Various - "Funk N' Beats, Vol. 3" (Featurecast DJ mix) - (48:26) 115 BPM
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Review: Featurecast flexes hard into the crates right here: digging deep over 20 years of party breaks, he's put together the definitive journey of funk with the refreshing devil may care attitude we've come to expect. His selection excavations are here for all the benefit from... The Wiseguys's lesser-spotted jam "One For The Ladies", Lack Of Afro's horn-melting "The Outsider", Max Sedgley's sugar-sweet "Happy", Flevans' Afrofunk shake-up "12 Apostles" and Featurecast and Aldo Vanucci's 2008 hoe-down stomper "Blue Grassed Devil" are just some are just some of the floor-matured classics amid the 25 cuts on offer here. And that's before we even get to awesome mix. Don't dillydally on this one.
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Take It Back
HR 7001
09 Jun 17
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Take It Back (feat Doc Brown) - (3:33) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Take It Back (instrumental) - (3:34) 103 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of "Outta My Head / Give Me Something" the Haggis comeback is in full effect as they drop another sure-fire brass-blasting blunderbuss: "Take It Back" features slippery lyricism of writer/comedian/MC extraordinaire Doc Brown alongside their signature tight groove and rolling sense of playful funk. Loaded with an instrumental on the B, this one is guaranteed to sizzle your summer.
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Afro Cocktail Part 2
SE 377
15 Apr 17
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AllFunk - (3:03) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzfunk - (3:37) 62 BPM
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Only Afro - (3:11) 123 BPM
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Jazz Down - (4:44) 86 BPM
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Afro Cocktail 2 - (3:17) 54 BPM
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Sekele I Like It/Feet On The Ground
BR 02
12 May 17
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Sekele I Like It - (11:00) 117 BPM
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Feet On The Ground - (3:09) 116 BPM
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Sekele I Like It (Baptman & Betino Philly Vibe mix) - (6:24) 118 BPM
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Feet On The Ground (Vas Moody rework) - (4:45) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: A couple of years back, Rafael Top Secret - a selector known for digging deep for inspiration - delivered a tidy re-edit of "Sekele I Like It", a previously little-known Afro-boogie cut by French artist Robert "Bobby" Helms. Copies of the 1980 album it came from, Lay Down, Girl, now go for serious money, prompting this licensed reissue. Helms' brilliant, horn-totin' original is accompanied by another cut from that album, "Feet On The Ground" - a straight-up disco affair - and two new remixes. Baptman and Betino's "Philly Vibe" mix of "Sekele I Like" is a largely instrumental interpretation that includes some killer electric piano solos, with Vas Moody's "Feet On The Ground" remix taking that track in a tightly-wound dub disco direction.
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Paris Edits Vol 4
GAMM 106
06 Jan 17
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Everybody, Free Your Body - (8:59) 130 BPM
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Don't YouKnow, Baby - (5:11) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: G.A.M.M's man in Paris, Young Pulse, is a talented chap. His periodic re-edit releases on the long-serving Swedish label have been amongst the most impressive rework-heavy EPs of recent years. Volume 4 is a little less expansive than usual, boasting just two cuts; happily, though, both are superb. "Everybody, Free Your Body" is a soaring, spiraling rearrangement and extension of The Dells largely overlooked 1977 album cut "Get On Down", which sounds like the stuff memorable midnight moments are made of. On the virtual flipside you'll find the similarly soulful and funk-fuelled "Don't YouKnow, Baby", a superb straightening out and subtle beef-up of L.T.D's 1980 jam "Don'tcha Know".
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Simple Song
ATH 047
16 Jun 17
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Simple Song - (3:14) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Forgot To Say - (4:23) 138 BPM
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Review: Stone cold classic from 1977. Zebra's self-released (and only) single has had an interesting trip in the last 15 years. First chanced upon by Ian Wright, then a hot target on the collector's merry-go-round, then a big hit for Jazzman and now, 10 years later, a potential smasher for Jazzman alumni Fryer and his consistently ace AOTN imprint. In case you don't know it, "Simple Song" is a slapping, frenzied funk groove while "I Forgot To Say" plays consummate counterpoint with a blissful honeyed ballad. It's worth jumping on this while you can...
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African Funk Experimentals (1979 To 1981)
505537 3524375
22 Apr 16
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More Sekele Movement/Papa Ni Mama - (3:57) 65 BPM
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Na Real Sekele Fo'Ya - (6:20) 117 BPM
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Sanaga Calypso - (3:30) 101 BPM
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Hiembi Nin/Hymne A La Vie - (3:44) 110 BPM
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Back To Funky - (3:33) 110 BPM
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Mbale/Face To Face With The Truth - (3:50) 119 BPM
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Na Man Pass Man/Na Iron De Cut Iron - (2:54) 118 BPM
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Hommage A Eraste Nkom - (5:31) 70 BPM
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Sekelimania/Nku Bilam - (3:48) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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ABC - (3:09) 110 BPM
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Bana Ashiko - (2:46) 100 BPM
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Dora - (7:54) 126 BPM
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Late Night Tales Presents After Dark: Nightshift
ALND 36
06 Jul 14
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Various - "Late Night Tales Presents After Dark: Nightshift" (continuous DJ mix by Bill Brewster) - (1:17:19) 114 BPM
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Typesun - "Last Home" - (4:40) 108 BPM
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The Blaxploited Orchestra - "The Pursuit" (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt remix) - (7:46) 104 BPM
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The Gino Fontaine - "Revnorev" - (5:59) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Salsoul Invention - "Soul Machine" - (5:34) 98 BPM
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Neurotic Drum Band - "Neurotic Erotic Adventure" - (8:48) 102 BPM
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Day Outside - "Faraway Sensation" - (6:03) 106 BPM
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Mugwump - "Boutade" (Miseridub) - (9:13) 110 BPM
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Hubbabubbaklubb - "Mopedbart" - (5:12) 108 BPM
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As One - "Music Is An Open Sky" - (5:15) 108 BPM
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Crowdpleaser & St Plomb - "Not Yet Not Yet" - (5:09) 112 BPM
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Paqua - "Late Train" - (5:34) 112 BPM
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The Grid & Robert Fripp - "A Cabala Sky" - (4:02) 150 BPM
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Asadinho - "Haiku" - (6:30) 116 BPM
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Justus Kohncke - "Tell Me" - (8:31) 116 BPM
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Daniele Patucchi - "People Come In" - (4:17) 118 BPM
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Mang Dynasty - "After Dark" (dub mix) - (6:07) 116 BPM
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Detachments - "The Flowers That Fell" (Fernando remix) - (7:18) 116 BPM
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General Lee - "Magic" - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Review: The first installment of Late Night Tales' After Dark was that rarest of things: a DJ mix that retained a smoky sense of early morning, home listening atmosphere while retaining an open-minded focus on the dancefloor. This follow-up - once again compiled and mixed by Bill Brewster - offers more of the same. Musically it's pleasingly varied, moving from the string-drenched downtempo beauty of Typesun's "Last One Home", to the heady Balearic rock of General Lee, via Justus Kohnke, the soulful post-bruk smoothness of As One, and the sprightly analogue electronics of Emperor Machine's remix of Paqua's "Late Train". There's also a bunch of previously unreleased tunes to enjoy, including killer contributions from the Mang Dynasty (AKA Ray Mang), The Gino Fontaine (Chicken Lips man Andrew Meecham) and - most surprising of all - The Grid and Robert Fripp.
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Stone Grooves Vol 1
BONALP 001
09 Jun 17
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The Jem Stone Express (original mix) - (6:15) 52 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Well-Oiled Machine (original mix) - (4:26) 111 BPM
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Holy Smoke (original mix) - (3:46) 78 BPM
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No Business For A Lady (original mix) - (4:47) 112 BPM
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Sweetpea (original mix) - (10:45) 78 BPM
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Hotdog Supreme (original mix) - (3:34) 74 BPM
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Storm In A Teacup (original mix) - (6:11) 64 BPM
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Penshala (original mix) - (9:11) 75 BPM
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You Are Nothing Without Me (original mix) - (5:30) 114 BPM
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Fake Ghost (original mix) - (3:00) 120 BPM
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The Final Curtain (original mix) - (4:07) 74 BPM
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Stone Grooves, Vol 1 (continuous DJ mix) - (1:03:11) 112 BPM
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Review: Given that Jem Stone AKA Jem Panufnik was once the driving force behind the Finger Lickin' label, you'd expect this debut full-length to be crammed full of party-starting treats. It is, of course, though Panufnik wisely chooses not to go for the jugular straight away, instead showcasing a string of shuffling, mid-tempo grooves that gleefully join the dots between hazy house, hip-hop, blues, Balearica (the delicious "Sweatpea") and pitched-down funk breaks ("Hotdog Supreme"). When the up-tempo workouts come, they're predictably tasty, with the wild breakbeat house thrust of "Storm in a Teacup" and creepy and dense tech-house throb-job "Fake Ghost" standing out. Best of all, though, is the trippy, string-drenched downtempo soundscape "The Final Curtain".
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Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn (unmixed tracks)
BBE 130CDG
21 Apr 10
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (Kon's Multi remix) - (6:32) 118 BPM
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The Mazyck Project - "More Power To You" - (4:38) 120 BPM
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Randolph Baker - "Getting Next To You" - (5:28) 115 BPM
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Fred Prescott & The Jeff Band - "Come Fly With Me" - (3:47) 112 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (Kon's edit) - (4:41) 116 BPM
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Twilight - "Play My Game" - (3:15) 122 BPM
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The Edge Of Daybreak - "EOD (Edge Of Daybreak)" - (4:00) 126 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 1) - (3:50) 128 BPM
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Taxie - "Rock Don't Stop" - (3:23) 123 BPM
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Backyard Construction - "I Want Your Lovin'" - (3:50) 124 BPM
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Bomp - "Funk INA Ghatto" (feat Austin & Jones) - (4:54) 106 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Saturday Night Raps" - (5:14) 114 BPM
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Bomp - "Disco Power" - (4:54) 115 BPM
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Tee Mac - "Living Everyday" (feat Majorie Barnes) - (5:18) 116 BPM
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Effi Duke & The Love Family - "The Time Is Come" - (4:42) 115 BPM
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Christy Essien Igbokwe - "You Can't Change A Man" - (3:57) 122 BPM
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Harry Mosco - "Step On" - (6:37) 121 BPM
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Doris Ebong - "Boogie Trip" - (5:26) 121 BPM
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Galaxy - "Galaxy" - (6:51) 119 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Take It To The DJ" - (4:33) 122 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (vocal) - (4:04) 116 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (instrumental) - (4:20) 117 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 2) - (3:05) 129 BPM
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (original version) - (3:43) 118 BPM
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Shake - "Lost In Space" - (5:12) 116 BPM
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Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" - (6:17) 115 BPM
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Harry Mosco - "Sexy Dancer" - (6:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Goddy Oku (M Hygrades) - "Don't Ask Me" - (5:37) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Kon) - (48:17) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Amir) - (46:20) 118 BPM
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Review: BBE unearth another batch of rare and underexposed disco cuts on Off Track Vol 3. Compiled by the crate digging New York/Boston based duo Kon & Amir, the release gives an authentic representation of Brooklyn's ghetto, funk and afro music scenes. Sophisticated tracks for real music heads
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Virgin Ubiquity II
RR 0042CD
06 Jun 05
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Holiday - (7:07) 76 BPM
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I Am Your Mind (part 2 - original mix) - (8:35) 108 BPM
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Funk In The Hole - (5:36) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Liquid Love - (4:46) 83 BPM
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Third Time - (7:12) 107 BPM
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Tarzan - (4:12) 120 BPM
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I Like The Way You Do It To Me - (4:57) 131 BPM
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Come To Me - (5:45) 72 BPM
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Kwajilori - (5:30) 115 BPM
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Release Yourself - (6:16) 113 BPM
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Touch Of Class - (5:23) 126 BPM
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Wide Open - (6:32) 85 BPM
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Sunshine (demo) - (5:00) 79 BPM
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Played by: Elegante
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Liberated Thoughts
MSRCD 001
21 Apr 17
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At The Jubilee Gardens - (3:36) 107 BPM
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Stonetown Shakedown - (4:02) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bagamoyo - (4:40) 97 BPM
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Juju Chant #1 - (0:51) 112 BPM
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Liberated Thoughts - (4:14) 127 BPM
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Mala Mali - (4:46) 55 BPM
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People's Republic - (3:53) 118 BPM
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Fubica - (4:20) 100 BPM
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Juju Chant #2 - (1:03) 110 BPM
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Barabara - (4:28) 60 BPM
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Poacher's Lookout - (4:03) 105 BPM
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Flowers For Lions - (4:10) 86 BPM
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Review: David Hanke is a man known for his wild and illustrious array of aliases. Through the years, he's appeared under the names Black Soyls, Madball Scientists, Mankoora and Rengades Of Jazz, among many others. Dem Juju Poets is his latest creation and, needless to say, it is perhaps his most accomplished and mature project to date. We don't want to take anything away from his previous productions but there's just something utterly fluid about this latest reincarnation. Matasuna is the new label to launch this new Liberated Thoughts album, and we're sure this will go down a storm with all the jazz-funk crew, particularly the followers of Giles Peterson's DJ sound. Hanke's approach is playful and diverse, branching out into all sorts of jazzy vibrations that are tied together by funky, off-kilter outernational vibes. Plenty of breaks, bass bumps, and party moves for all sorts of vinyl playaz - oh boy, check those horns on the masterful "People's Republic"!
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Strange Games & Funky Things 5 (unmixed tracks)
BBE 157CDG
28 Sep 10
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Sylvia - "Sweet Stuff" - (4:22) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Ambassadors - "Ain't Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)" - (2:28) 82 BPM
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Richard Evans - "Capricorn Rising" (feat Linda Williams) - (4:40) 82 BPM
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Starvue - "Body Fusion" - (5:39) 81 BPM
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The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roachclip" - (5:35) 97 BPM
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Willie 'Beaver' Hale - "Groove On" - (5:59) 96 BPM
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Eddy Senay - "Cameo" - (6:11) 97 BPM
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Cal Tjader - "Morning" - (3:28) 100 BPM
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Francisco Aguabella - "Ramonas Desire" - (4:09) 103 BPM
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The Philly Armada Orchestra - "For The Love Of Money" - (6:29) 103 BPM
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Family Tree - "Family Tree" (feat Sharon Brown) - (4:39) 106 BPM
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Perfect Circle - "The Hands Of Time" - (6:17) 110 BPM
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War - "War Is Coming! War Is Coming!" - (7:05) 111 BPM
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Hiroshi Fukumura - "Hunt Up Wind" - (6:04) 118 BPM
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Wood, Brass & Steel - "Always There" - (5:25) 112 BPM
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CK Mann & His Carousel 7 - "Asafo Beesuon/Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley)" (edit) - (3:54) 115 BPM
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CK Mann & His Carousel 7 - "Asafo Beesuon/Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley)" (full length) - (13:33) 115 BPM
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Merry Clayton - "Gimme Shelter" - (3:28) 118 BPM
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Bill Summers - "Brazilian Skies" - (4:29) 70 BPM
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Strange Games & Funky Things 5 Mix (mixed by DJ Spinna) - (1:14:24) 111 BPM
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Late Night Tales: Bonobo (unmixed tracks)
ALND 34
17 Nov 13
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Various - "Late Night Tales: Bonobo" (continuous DJ mix by Bonobo) - (1:14:57) 77 BPM
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Dustin O'Halloran - "An Ending A Beginning" - (2:08) 140 BPM
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Khruangbin - "A Calf Born In Winter" - (3:29) 82 BPM
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Bonobo - "Get Thy Bearings" - (3:05) 77 BPM
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Darondo - "Didn't I" - (3:25) 75 BPM
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Nina Simone - "Baltimore" - (4:37) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - "Flipside" - (4:48) 96 BPM
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Menehan Street Band - "The Traitor" - (2:40) 103 BPM
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Andrew Ashong - "Flowers" - (8:50) 96 BPM
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Romare - "Down The Line (It Takes A Number)" - (4:15) 88 BPM
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Shlohmo - "Places" - (5:03) 76 BPM
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Lapalux - "Gutter Glitter" - (4:00) 110 BPM
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The Invisible - "Wings" - (7:22) 112 BPM
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Badbadnotgood - "Hedron" - (5:51) 75 BPM
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Matthew Bourne - "VIII. Juliet" - (3:19) 134 BPM
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Airhead - "South Congress" - (3:53) 138 BPM
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Matthew Halsall - "Sailing Out To Sea" - (1:30) 140 BPM
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Dorothy Ashby - "Essence Of Sapphire" - (3:12) 86 BPM
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Peter & Kerry - "One Thing" - (3:30) 140 BPM
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Eddi Front - "Gigantic" - (3:37) 107 BPM
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Bill Evans - "Piece Peace" - (6:42) 123 BPM
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Benedict Cumberbatch - "Flat Of Angles 3" (spoken word) - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Review: Veteran Ninja Tune artist Bonobo has been putting out seriously decent tunes pretty much since the birth of the highly regarded Late Night Tales compilation. It's amazing that they haven't crossed paths before, but with the release of this 33rd entry into the series, the time has finally come for Green to take us on his own nocturnal mission. This 21-track odyssey is seamlessly mixed but the unmixed tracks are also presented so we can enjoy highlights like the velvety soul of 'Didn't I", the hippy funk of "Flowers" and the distorted, fuzzy trap of "Gutter Glitter".
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One
AR 021CD
20 Jan 12
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Struggles & Blessings (feat Bajka) - (4:36) 84 BPM
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Root Down (feat Kay Fischer) - (3:21) 106 BPM
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Soul Desire (feat Karl Frierson) - (6:04) 92 BPM
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S.O.S. Suite (intro) - (1:34) 92 BPM
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S.O.S. Suite (feat Declaime - S.O.S.) - (4:32) 92 BPM
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S.O.S. Suite - Take Off & Fly - (6:56) 92 BPM
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S.O.S. Suite - Coming Home - (3:57) 92 BPM
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Yeahyeahyeah - (1:52) 91 BPM
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Woman & Man (feat Anaj) - (6:10) 115 BPM
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Underneath (feat Karl Frierson) - (4:45) 92 BPM
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Hamjam - (5:48) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Light My Fire - (5:10) 107 BPM
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Horse With No Name Suite - Desert Intro - (3:01) 116 BPM
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Horse With No Name (feat Karl Frierson) - (4:39) 116 BPM
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Horse With No Name Suite - Out Of The Rain - (3:04) 116 BPM
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Afro Funk Explosion!
MFO 46401
28 Oct 16
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Darkest Light" - (6:24) 105 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Hihache" - (6:57) 110 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Soul Makossa" - (4:53) 118 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Conga" - (5:00) 119 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Voodounon" - (5:04) 126 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Malik" - (5:09) 116 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Nicky" - (5:59) 119 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Djungi" - (3:03) 122 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Heels & Soles" - (4:30) 115 BPM
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Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Red Matchbox" - (9:29) 142 BPM
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Crispy - "Scorpion Flower" - (6:30) 91 BPM
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Crispy - "A.I.E." - (3:17) 125 BPM
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Captain Dax - "Dr Beezar "Soul Frankenstein"" - (3:24) 128 BPM
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Ice - "Racubah" - (3:21) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ice - "Hi Fi Woman" - (2:49) 123 BPM
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Ice - "The Gap" (instrumental) - (3:03) 113 BPM
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Ice - "Losin'" - (2:22) 112 BPM
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Ice - "Funky Bunch" - (2:51) 102 BPM
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Ice - "Too Little Room" - (5:38) 115 BPM
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Ice - "Ozan Koukle" - (3:15) 154 BPM
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Ice - "Put An X On The Spot" - (3:05) 123 BPM
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Ice - "Autumn Leaves" - (4:20) 138 BPM
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Ice - "There's Time To Change" - (9:22) 138 BPM
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Ice - "Quick" - (3:09) 119 BPM
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Ice - "I Need Love" - (3:08) 118 BPM
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Ice - "Dgunji" - (3:05) 121 BPM
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Ice - "Funky Lovin'" - (3:19) 102 BPM
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Ice - "Time Will Tell" - (4:46) 55 BPM
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Ice - "Frisco" - (3:19) 101 BPM
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Ice - "Don't Wonder Why" - (3:18) 107 BPM
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Ice - "One Chance" - (3:17) 98 BPM
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Gave My Heart
FSROMARIG 04
02 Jun 17
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Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - radio edit) - (3:35) 108 BPM
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Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - DJ Jazzy Jeff remix) - (4:00) 120 BPM
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Vicky's Tune (The Reflex "Dont Stop" remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - Rob Hardt remix) - (4:34) 96 BPM
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Brainstorm (feat Maurice Brown) - (4:46) 100 BPM
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Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - Scratch Professer Retwist) - (4:18) 109 BPM
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Review: Omar has been riding the UK soul train for as long as our charts have been pumping and, the thing is, our boy hasn't put in a dud release to his name. Granted, it's not the sort of house and garage that will please everyone out there, buts it's certainly the creme de la creme of the genre. He's back on Freestyle with this magnificent EP in the company of the mighty Leon Ware, and the duo out in a sublime performance that oozes soul from every angle, a smooth and sexy episode backed by remixes from DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rob Hardt. The Reflex's remix of "Vickys Tune" is a masterful little slice of summer-friendly house music, but Maurice Brown's vocals help to to make "Brainstorm" into a dope hip-hop tune with a little Dilla magic at the core of it. Very nice gear.

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The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol 4
FSRCD 119
09 Dec 16
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Kylie Auldist - "Family Tree" - (3:58) 58 BPM
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Smoove & Turrell - "You Could've Been A Lady" - (4:52) 58 BPM
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Lexsoul Dancemachine - "Beef Grinder" - (4:05) 120 BPM
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The Manuel Azevedo Quartet - "Futebol De Bar" - (4:35) 128 BPM
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Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - "Release Me" - (4:27) 118 BPM
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The Traffic - "White Lines" - (4:26) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lack Of Afro - "Take You Home" (feat Joss Stone) - (3:40) 119 BPM
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Flevans - "Reach Out" - (3:39) 125 BPM
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Brian Auger & The Trinity - "Black Cat" - (3:18) 143 BPM
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Lisa Stansfield - "The Rain" - (3:53) 95 BPM
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The Fantastics! - "Hey Mister!" (feat Sulene Fleming) - (3:54) 118 BPM
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Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "I Jool Omo" - (4:07) 95 BPM
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Sunlightsquare - "Taj Mahal" (feat Josue Ferreira) - (3:35) 131 BPM
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Joe Tatton Trio - "Bang Bang Boogaloo" - (3:42) 100 BPM
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John Heartsman & Circles - "Talking About My Baby" - (3:37) 94 BPM
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The Tibbs - "Next Time" - (3:01) 71 BPM
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The New Mastersounds - "In The Middle" - (5:02) 128 BPM
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Fulton Street - "Young People" - (4:33) 92 BPM
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The Telmo Fernandez Trio - "I Can't Get Satisfied" - (4:19) 126 BPM
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Review: Craig Charles is many things to many people - to some he's Dave Lister in Red Dwarf, to others he is the guy with class A's and jazz mags in the back of a taxi and to others he's one of the UK's finest soul DJs. Here we find him in the latter role, thankfully, introducing us to his fourth annual Funk & Soul Club collection. This time he presents 19 soulful gems. Highlights include the Chaka Khan-style "Family Tree" by Kylie Auldist, The Traffic's bombastic and brassy cover of "White Lines" and the effervescent 1960s soul homage "Next Time" by The Tibbs.
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Funk Evolutions # 9
SE 383
04 May 17
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Funk Evolutions 9 - (4:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funk Kiss - (3:22) 60 BPM
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Bandee - (3:13) 110 BPM
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Move On It - (4:05) 55 BPM
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Fire Floor - (3:59) 120 BPM
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The Return Of The Classic
BUSTED 139
13 Jan 17
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The Soul Man - (3:50) 94 BPM
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Break My Back - (4:44) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jestofunked - (4:12) 97 BPM
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Put The Needle On - (4:12) 50 BPM
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Sibling - (4:17) 94 BPM
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Sometimes - (4:24) 96 BPM
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Elephant - (4:09) 97 BPM
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Ballroom - (3:47) 96 BPM
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Bring It Back Again - (4:13) 91 BPM
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Groova - (4:07) 96 BPM
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View From - (4:24) 100 BPM
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The Return Of The Classic - (4:49) 95 BPM
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Review: We pity the fool who don't' dig the jams of this retro funk producer from Greece. Here he returns with a new record in a new year, but on an old label - Cold Busted. The album, The Return Of The Classic, boasts 12 new cuts to sink your teeth into, all of which cover the jazzy hip-hop that he's know for, highlights including the swaggering clavinet-lead bluesy funk of "Break My Back", the staccato breaky rock of "Put The Needle On" and the brassy tight funk of ""View From" and the title track's heavy wah-wah head nodding vibes.
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Antique Soul
JAL 75
20 Apr 09
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Hammond - (3:41) 125 BPM
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I Can't Give You Up - (4:01) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You Don't Know - (3:55) 115 BPM
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The Difference - (4:29) 96 BPM
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Hypnotised - (4:28) 105 BPM
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You Got Me Bad - (3:32) 128 BPM
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Beggarman - (4:24) 60 BPM
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Don't Go - (4:04) 64 BPM
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Darker Days - (3:53) 95 BPM
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Latin Groove - (5:54) 70 BPM
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Without You - (6:16) 79 BPM
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Hammond (Working Mens Club remix) - (4:49) 110 BPM
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Love That I'm In
JAL 238
31 Mar 17
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Love That I'm In - (3:58) 58 BPM
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Love That I'm In (extended mix) - (5:46) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Having 'done their thing' so successfully last year with their debut album, Moneyshot and Rackabeats stride into 2017 with their targets set on another LP. The trip starts here with the seasonally-timed hip-swaying party jam. "Love That I'm In" purrs with sultry vocals, flexed with rippled lyricism from long-time compadre Andy Cooper and laid back funk guitar/bass groove. Silky, sunny, catchy.. The Allergies continue to deliver some serious gold.
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Good Times 3
PMID D11096
31 Jan 12
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Johnny Guitar Watson - "I Need It" - (4:39) 124 BPM
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Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - "Right On" - (4:36) 97 BPM
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Skipworth & Turner - "Thinking About Your Love" - (5:41) 108 BPM
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Jasper Street Co - "Praisin' His Name" - (7:20) 127 BPM
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The Ethiopians - "Train To Skaville" - (2:50) 88 BPM
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Tenor Saw - "Ring The Alarm" - (3:12) 85 BPM
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Main Source - "Looking At The Front Door" - (4:10) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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King Britt vs Michelle Shaprow - "If I Lost You" (Scuba mix) - (8:45) 124 BPM
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Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - "Sunshower" - (4:01) 118 BPM
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Creative Source - "You Can't Hide Love" - (3:19) 97 BPM
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Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye - "California Soul" - (2:49) 100 BPM
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Rufus - "Live In Me" (feat Chaka Kahn) - (3:51) 108 BPM
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Heaven & Earth - "I Really Love You" - (5:59) 109 BPM
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The Chi-Lites - "My First Mistake" - (5:33) 122 BPM
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Bushy - "Drop" - (5:30) 123 BPM
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Sounds Of Blackness - "The Pressure" (part 2) - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Jamiroquai - "Love Foolosophy" (Mondo Grosso Love acoustic mix) - (4:18) 129 BPM
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Doc Severinsen - "I Wanna Be With You" - (4:08) 99 BPM
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Full Flava - "Stories" (feat Carleen Anderson) - (4:37) 92 BPM
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Jennifer Holliday - "Love Stories" - (5:55) 93 BPM
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John Holt & Dennis Brown - "Wild Fire" - (4:38) 77 BPM
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Freda Payne - "Unhooked Generation" - (2:28) 90 BPM
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Honey Cone - "Sunday Morning People" - (2:42) 96 BPM
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The Casualeers - "Dance Dance Dance" - (2:39) 71 BPM
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Angie Stone - "Wish I Didn't Miss You" (Pound Boys Stoneface Bootleg mix) - (7:36) 126 BPM
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Virtual Suspects - "Gotta Have Your Love" (feat Gwen McRae - D&B mix) - (5:22) 106 BPM
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Dazzle - "You Dazzle Me" - (6:12) 128 BPM
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Sinnamon - "I Need You Now" - (5:20) 114 BPM
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Jr Walker & The All Stars - "Walk In The Night" - (4:07) 107 BPM
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The Jackson 5 - "It's Great To Be Here" - (3:00) 100 BPM
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Review: We've lost count of the number of volumes in the Good Times series, but it must have easily reached double figures. This instalment, previously unreleased digitally, first appeared on long-departed rave imprint React back in 2003. If you missed out first time around, it's well worth checking. Unlike later volumes, which seemed to try and tick far too many boxes musically, Good Times 3 pretty much sticks to gorgeously sunny, soulful flavours. That means a delightful, party-friendly selection that touches on vintage funk, soul, disco, boogie, US garage (remember that?), ska, reggae, classic hip-hop (the boom-bap brilliance of Main Source) and, erm, Jamiroquai. Delightfully, there are plenty of classics to plug the gaps in your collection, but also a wealth of lesser-known nuggets.
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Now-Again Re:Sounds
NA 5030
17 Jul 07
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Koushik feat Percee P - "Cold Beats" - (4:59) 98 BPM
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Aloe Blacc - "Blind World" - (3:34) 92 BPM
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La Carnival - "Blind Man" (Cut Chemist remix) - (3:33) 103 BPM
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Cut Chemist feat Med - "Blind Man" (rap version) - (2:46) 100 BPM
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Edan - "Sagittarius Rap" - (2:32) 93 BPM
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Guilty Simpson - "Before I Die" - (2:36) 88 BPM
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Egon feat Percee P - "Reverse Part 2.5" (Koushik's Apples & Oranges remix) - (3:10) 72 BPM
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J. Rocc - "Cold Heat Funk Mix Pt. 1" - (4:15) 100 BPM
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Detroit Sex Machines - "Rap It Together / Funky Crawl" (J. Rocc's edit) - (4:17) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oh No - "Kashmere" (bonus beats) - (1:56) 92 BPM
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Kashmere Stage Band - "I Wish" (Todd Terry remix) - (4:35) 128 BPM
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Kashmere Stage Band - "Super Strut Pt. 1" (Kenny Dope remix) - (3:28) 126 BPM
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Leon Mitchison - "Street Scene" (female vocal version) - (2:47) 133 BPM
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Amnesty - "Trouble Will Remain" (Truth & Soul remix) - (2:35) 115 BPM
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Sound In Light - "Free Your Mind" - (2:35) 99 BPM
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Kashmere Stage Band - "Ain't No Sunshine" (J. Rocc remix) - (4:29) 87 BPM
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Koushik - "Too Much Tenderness" - (2:02) 125 BPM
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Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
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Skeewiff Vs Shawn Lee
PEDS 028
12 Jan 15
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Teen Beat (Skeewiff remix) - (3:28) 131 BPM
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Boogie Drive (Skeewiff remix) - (3:16) 73 BPM
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Cramp (Skeewiff remix) - (3:34) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wigan Out (Skeewiff's In The KPM Style remix) - (3:17) 136 BPM
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Groovin' (Skeewiff's Underwater Robot High School Disco remix) - (2:58) 51 BPM
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Fuzz City (Skeewiff's Spaghetti Western revision) - (3:21) 95 BPM
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I Got Soul Boots (Skee-Lee mash) - (4:29) 80 BPM
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Review: Swing-hop hero Skeewiff was off gallivanting around Brazil recently, producing all kinds of Latin-tinged gems. Now he's back on home ground with the equally popular Shawn Lee for seven collaborative rejigs of some tasty vintage nuggets. We get a whole selection of different retro styles here, but our faves include the cowbell, hammond and big, lazy beats of "Cramp", the total Austin Powers-style wig out of "Teen Beat" and the odd analogue electro romp of "Groovin".
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Just Do You
SNDW 12024D
09 Dec 16
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Just Do You (feat Mara TK) - (6:19) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just Do Dub - (6:21) 63 BPM
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Only You (feat Toby Laing) - (6:50) 63 BPM
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Just Do You (instrumental) - (6:19) 63 BPM
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Alkebulan Republic
LIH 017
15 Aug 16
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Africa Arising (feat Villy & The Xtreme Volumes) - (9:59) 119 BPM
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Africa Arising (instrumental) - (4:02) 119 BPM
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Kinshasa Anthem (original mix) - (8:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Queens Of Zomba (original mix) - (5:31) 123 BPM
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Best Of Perception & Today Records Sampler (main)
BBE 179S LP 2
14 May 12
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Black Ivory - "I Keep Asking You Questions" - (3:08) 108 BPM
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The Fatback Band - "Goin' To See My Baby" - (3:16) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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JM Edits Vol 1
GAMM 091
24 Jan 14
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Africa (JM edit) - (5:53) 110 BPM
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I Love You (JM edit) - (3:33) 98 BPM
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Fela (JM edit) - (7:42) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Who Is He? (JM edit) - (5:43) 123 BPM
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Review: Not much is know about JM edits, but considering this EP is released on the well established Gamm, it's fair to say this was always be something from the classier end of the re-edit spectrum. Here we get four slick and smooth re-teaks of quality soulful house ("Africa"), soul ("I Love You") Afro beat ("Flea") and dobby, bluesy funk ("Who Is He"). Top class!
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Surinam Funk Force
RHMC 002
07 Oct 16
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Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie" - (3:58) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jam Band 80 - "Jammin'" (with The Jam Band) - (6:33) 99 BPM
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Sonny Khoeblal - "Craziest" - (3:02) 126 BPM
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Errol De La Fuente - "Happiness" - (3:58) 131 BPM
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Sumy - "The Funky "G"" (Only Comes At Night) - (3:11) 108 BPM
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Explosion - "Wakka Mang" - (3:20) 133 BPM
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Eddie Tailor - "Love Dance" - (3:43) 128 BPM
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Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack" - (3:24) 70 BPM
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Astaria - "Jamasa Roro" - (3:23) 130 BPM
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Sound Track Orchestra And Silvy - "Tirsa Song" (edit) - (3:46) 113 BPM
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Cyntia - "Jhoom Le" - (4:20) 122 BPM
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Langa Langa - "Freedom Is The Thing" - (3:13) 125 BPM
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Review: Rush Hour boss Antal Heitlager & Thomas Gesthuizen have compiled this much awaited follow up to the Kindred Spirits released Surinam! compilation in 2012. This volume of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45s and LP cuts goes even deeper into the field of '70s and 80s funk music from Suriname dance floors of decades' past. The new ten-track collection Surinam Funk Force includes a cut from Sumy ("The Funky "G (Only Comes At Night)", as well as the deep disco of Jam Band 80's "Jammin' (with The Jam Band)", the incredible rapid fire drumming of Ronald Snijders' "Kaseko Attack" (which is reminiscent of legends like Candido) and the feel good vibes of Sound Track Orchestra And Silvy's "Tirsa Song" (edit)".
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Al Kent: Edits
GAMM 108
10 Mar 17
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So Good - (10:27) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Victorious - (8:11) 128 BPM
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Review: Here we have a real meeting of minds with the esteemed re-edit label Gamm recruiting Glasgow's very own nu-disco veteran Al Kent to serve up some more of his fine work for our listening pleasure. There are just two cuts featured here, but who needs quantity when you can have quality, eh? "So Good" sees a sultry seductress heavily breathe her words over a smouldering Love Hangover-style twanging groove. "Victorious" meanwhile incorporates 70s disco rock, over-excited clavinets and bongos galore. Heavy-duty boogie vibes!
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Fac. Dance: Factory Records 12 Inch Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987
STRUT 087CDX
24 Oct 11
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Section 25 - "Looking From A Hilltop" (megamix) - (8:08) 118 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Love Tempo" - (7:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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52nd Street - "Express" - (5:02) 124 BPM
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Swamp Children - "Little Voices" - (7:16) 71 BPM
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Biting Tongues - "Boss Toyota Trouble" - (5:33) 70 BPM
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The Durutti Column - "For Belgian Friends" - (5:21) 101 BPM
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Royal Family & The Poor - "Art On 45" - (4:46) 125 BPM
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Section 25 - "Dirty Disco" - (5:18) 70 BPM
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Blurt - "Puppeteer" - (3:19) 115 BPM
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X-O-Dus - "See Them A 'Come" - (8:26) 69 BPM
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Shark Vegas - "Pretenders Of Love" - (5:11) 114 BPM
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52nd Street - "Cool As Ice" (Restructured by John "Jellybean" Benitez) - (7:26) 114 BPM
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Streetlife - "Act On Instinct" (Hot Swedish mix) - (5:32) 122 BPM
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The Hood - "Salvation!" (Nitromix) - (12:11) 116 BPM
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Abecedarians - "Smiling Monarchs" - (6:45) 101 BPM
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Minny Pops - "Time" - (3:40) 70 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Atom Rock" (New York remix) - (7:30) 119 BPM
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Marcel King - "Reach For Love" (New York remix) - (5:27) 114 BPM
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52nd Street - "Look Into My Eyes" - (6:54) 121 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Genius" - (6:24) 122 BPM
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Swamp Children - "You've Got Me Beat" - (4:53) 111 BPM
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The Durutti Column - "Madeleine" - (3:01) 95 BPM
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Kalima - "Black Water" - (6:33) 103 BPM
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Royal Family & The Poor - "Motherland" - (5:43) 119 BPM
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Review: Factory Records has always been a source of fascination for music historians and reissue merchants, though their focus has usually been on the label's indie credentials. Here crate-digging experts Strut take a different approach, shining a light on the label's contribution to dancefloor culture in the post-punk years. Largely steering clear of the biggest anthems, FAC Dance offers a good mix of familiar tunes ("Love Tempo", "Confusion", "Cold As Ice" etc), long-forgotten gems (see the alt electro-funk of A Certain Ratio and Marcel King's E'd-up Hacienda anthem "Reach For Love") and genuine curiosities (check The Duratti Column's dubbed-out proto Balearica, the piano-laden Latino vibes of Quando Quango's "Genius" and Biting Tongues oddball post-punk Afro-fusion). A fitting tribute to a truly visionary label.
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Jungle Music
STRUT 066CDX
16 Aug 10
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Jakki - "Sun Sun Sun" (Walter Gibbons original 12" edit) - (9:21) 119 BPM
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Double Exposure - "Ten Percent" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (7:03) 125 BPM
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TC James & The Fist-O-Funk Orchestra - "Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin')" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (11:06) 112 BPM
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Gladys Knight - "It's A Better Than Good Time" (Walter Gibbons Acetate mix) - (12:26) 119 BPM
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Salsoul Orchestra - "Magic Bird Of Fire (Firebird Suite)" (Walter Gibbons 'Disco Madness' mix) - (8:04) 128 BPM
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Sandy Mercer - "You Are My Love" (12" version) - (7:33) 122 BPM
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Bettye Lavette - "Doin' The Best That I Can" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (11:04) 126 BPM
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Dinosaur L - "Go Bang" (Walter Gibbons mix) - (12:27) 131 BPM
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Strafe - "Set It Off" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (9:44) 112 BPM
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Arts & Craft - "I've Been Searching" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (9:55) 123 BPM
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Luv You Madly Orchestra - "Moon Maiden" (12" mix) - (8:48) 127 BPM
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Harlequin Fours - "Set It Off" (US 12" version) - (9:33) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Arthur Russell - "Calling All Kids" - (7:17) 110 BPM
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Sandy Mercer - "Play With Me" - (7:25) 102 BPM
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Love & Death
STRUT 073CD
26 Oct 10
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Nga Nga - (5:24) 106 BPM
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African Woman - (7:10) 110 BPM
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Love & Death - (6:55) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Victory (instrumental) - (3:24) 101 BPM
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Mizin - (5:12) 107 BPM
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Kwame (instrumental) - (3:42) 94 BPM
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Aborekyair - (7:25) 118 BPM
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Obra - (5:36) 92 BPM
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Food Run EP
BBP-019
14 Aug 09
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Food Run - (3:06) 116 BPM
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Food Run (Jayl Funk remix) - (4:42) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gettin' Paid - (4:24) 119 BPM
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Lair Lair - (4:45) 120 BPM
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Mista Funkmaster EP
BOMBMUSIC 025
14 Oct 16
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Mista Funkmaster - (5:00) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Hold Back - (4:35) 105 BPM
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Baby Baby Please - (4:19) 104 BPM
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Review: Ok folks, it's a new Bomb Strikes release, you should all know the drill by now. Yep, it's all about party friendly breaks and mash-ups here, so leave your arty pretensions at the door, thank you very much. Here we have two self-professed 'funkmasters', Prosper and the suggestively titled Stabfinger hooking up for three sizzling jams. The title track mixes brassy big beat and daisy age rap, whilst "Don't Hold Back" is pure hands-in-the-air poppy electro funk before "Baby Baby Please" wraps it all up nicely with an infectious fusion of electro-swing, rap and cumbia beats.