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Discosaur Edits
GAMM 116
01 Dec 17
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Lose My Mind - (6:26) 130 BPM
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Cindy - (4:47) 71 BPM
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Dancing - (6:10) 118 BPM
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When He Comes - (5:34) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Belgian future funk and soul producer Krewcial joins forces with the ever ready sounds of Swedish label Gamm for a four track disco bonanza. This release is as classic as it can get as we start with 'Lose My Mind' which has been designed to kick off the party with it's funky riffs and grooves. The elegant jazzy solos of 'Cindy' are up next, followed by the expansive sound design of 'Dancing', another fantastic piece of work equipped with soulful vocals and crunchy drum patterns. We round the EP off with the slow dance that comes with 'When He Comes'. The classy string harmonies and crunchy bass riffs on this one proceed to bring the project to a satisfying close.
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Parribean Disco
366372 9044693
06 Dec 17
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Parribean Disco - (8:03) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Hustle Parisian - (8:58) 125 BPM
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Review: Here's something to set the pulse racing: a hot and sticky, two-track collaboration between 10-piece Parisian disco-funk outfit Cotonete and disco-house survivor Dimitri From Paris. "Parribean Disco", a Latin-tinged take on Caribbean disco rich in expansive jazz piano solos (think "Strings of Life", and you're close), pressure-building grooves and rousing horn lines, is undoubtedly the star of the show, though the high octane and fiendishly heavy disco-funk slammer that follows, "The Hustle Parisian" - all "Spank" electric piano stabs, mazy synth solos and layered trumpet riffs - arguably boasts more dancefloor weight. Both are superb, though, and sound like peak-time anthems in waiting.
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Africa Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown - 1976 - 1983)
505537 3534855
24 Nov 17
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Tala AM - "Get Up Tchamassi" - (3:07) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eko - "Bowa'a Mba Ngebe" - (3:29) 113 BPM
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Uta Bella - "Nassa Nassa" - (3:55) 126 BPM
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Charly Kingson - "Nimele Bolo" - (5:21) 122 BPM
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Manu Dibango - "Sun Explosion" - (8:09) 126 BPM
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Kemayo - "Biram" - (1:58) 122 BPM
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Momo Joseph - "Africain" - (4:27) 116 BPM
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Jake Sollo - "Tinini Yanana" - (7:13) 121 BPM
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Pierre Didy Tchakounte - "Soul Magabe" - (3:38) 109 BPM
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The Monstars - "Funny Saga" (No Strings edit) - (3:24) 120 BPM
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Review: To date, each volume in Africa Seven's thrilling Africa Airways compilation series has been little less than essential. It goes without saying that this fourth instalment is also exceptionally good. Whereas previous volumes have focused on Afro-funk and "Afro-psych" (think Sly Stone, Nigerian style), this set drills down into African disco-funk released between 1976 and '83. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the solo-laden, slap bass-boasting bounce of Tala AM's "Get Up Tchamassi" and Charly Kingson's squelchy, synth-laden Blaxploitation number "Nimele Bolo", to the righteous, piano-driven thrills of Kemayo and K-System's brilliant "Biram" and the superior boogie business of Jake Sollo's "Tinini Yasana".
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Boca 45: Bombs From The Vaults
BOMBBOCA 002
24 Nov 17
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Boca 45 - "Bombs From The Vaults Intro" - (1:26) 131 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Round & Round" (feat Kelvin Swaby) - (3:12) 142 BPM
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Purple Penguin - "Non Deadly" - (3:39) 127 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Stand Up" (feat Profile - Geoff Barrow remix) - (4:15) 134 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Ultra!" - (4:10) 142 BPM
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Dynamo Productions - "Hit The Floor" (One Cut remix) - (4:23) 153 BPM
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The BodyBeard Brothers - "Original Love Injection" (Boca 45 remix) - (3:30) 106 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Soul On Top" (feat Louis Baker) - (3:25) 153 BPM
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Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos - "Hold Fast" (Boca 45 edit) - (3:04) 105 BPM
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Bocawoody - "Stand Up & Be Counted" - (3:36) 52 BPM
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Boca 45 - "45 Live" - (3:57) 107 BPM
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The Beekeepers - "Transcript" - (4:03) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bocawoody - "Jump" (feat Blu Rum 13) - (3:01) 110 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Meaning Of Live" (feat Emskee - Lark Chillout remix) - (3:42) 110 BPM
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Dynamo Productions - "Gotta Groove" - (4:35) 104 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Lafayette Partytime" - (4:43) 115 BPM
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Dynamo Productions - "Showtime" - (4:33) 122 BPM
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Boca 45 - "We're Right Here" (feat The Good People) - (3:09) 119 BPM
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Bocawoody - "Rockin Ya Block" (feat Blu Rum 13 - The Allergies remix) - (3:37) 120 BPM
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The Beekeepers - "Queen Bee" (feat Mystro) - (3:02) 120 BPM
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Boca 45 & Mohawkestra - "The Bear Pit" - (2:57) 118 BPM
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Fort Knox Five - "The Party Pushers" (fezt Mustafa Akbar - Boca 45 remix) - (4:07) 125 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Diego's Theme" - (4:38) 125 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Hand Of God" - (3:41) 123 BPM
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Boca 45 - "Down To Mexico" (feat Stepchild) - (4:04) 122 BPM
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Malachai - "Shitkicker" - (3:21) 129 BPM
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Torpedo Boys - "Are You Talking To Me?" (Boca 45 remix) - (3:15) 129 BPM
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Dynamo Productions - "Back To Basics" (feat Profile - Jimi Entley remix) - (4:20) 141 BPM
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Boca 45 - "In The City" (feat MC Kay) - (5:27) 78 BPM
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Various - "Boca 45: Bombs From The Vaults" (continuous mix) - (58:47) 105 BPM
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Played by: Fort Knox Five
Review: Bristol's Scott Hendy aka Boca 45 steps forward on the Bomb Strikes imprint with a fantastic new compilation composed of 29 previous classics, unreleased dynamite sticks and a selection of exclusive new music. What a way to summarize the Boca 45 sound, as the release, specifically crafted by the man himself rolls effortlessly through 20 years of funk, breakbeat, hip hop and whatever else fits the situation! The two new records are entitled 'Hand Of God' and 'The Bear Pit' which pays homage to the infamous Bristol underground location. Overall, this is a fantastic collection and a must purchase for any Boca 45 fan!
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John Morales Presents The M+M Mixes Vol  4
BBE 287CDG
01 Dec 17
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Barry White - "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" - (9:29) 88 BPM
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Atlantic Starr - "Circles" - (9:21) 119 BPM
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Diana Ross - "Tenderness" - (8:18) 120 BPM
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Keith Barrow - "Turn Me Up" - (9:43) 116 BPM
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Tamiko Jones - "Can't Live Without Your Love" - (9:48) 120 BPM
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Jackie Moore - "This Time Baby" - (9:55) 125 BPM
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Tata Vega - "I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby" - (9:10) 120 BPM
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The Jones Girls - "Life Goes On" - (10:41) 114 BPM
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Frankie Beverly - "Joy & Pain" - (11:11) 106 BPM
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The Controllers - "Stay" - (8:04) 110 BPM
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Teena Marie - "Lovergirl" - (9:46) 123 BPM
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Melba Moore - "You Stepped Into My Life" - (7:30) 106 BPM
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Donna Summer - "Heaven Knows" - (6:57) 132 BPM
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Teddy Pendergrass - "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" - (8:08) 125 BPM
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Lenny Williams - "You Got Me Running" - (10:45) 124 BPM
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David Ruffin - "Walk Away From Love" - (8:50) 102 BPM
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Dan Hartman - "Vertigo / Relight My Fire" - (10:59) 121 BPM
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Diana Ross - "No One Gets The Prize" - (10:19) 122 BPM
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Cher - "Take Me Home" - (9:51) 121 BPM
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Three Ounces Of Love - "Star Love" - (8:49) 120 BPM
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The Emotions - "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" - (8:39) 120 BPM
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Cheryl Lynn - "Got To Be Real" - (9:20) 116 BPM
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Frankie Beverly - "Before I Let Go" - (8:50) 111 BPM
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Eddie Kendricks - "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" - (9:40) 116 BPM
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Tom Browne - "Funkin For Jamaica" - (9:25) 113 BPM
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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - "Don't Leave Me This Way" - (11:27) 124 BPM
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Barry White - "Let The Music Play" - (10:31) 100 BPM
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Level 42 - "Mind On You" - (8:34) 120 BPM
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Katzuma - "All Night" - (9:27) 121 BPM
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Mannix - "Standing Right Here" (feat Dina Vass) - (9:16) 110 BPM
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Hi-Tension - "Hi-Tension" - (7:44) 122 BPM
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MFSB - "Love Is The Message" - (10:31) 116 BPM
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Played by: FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?
Review: John Morales apparently spent a good four years working on the remixes that appear on this fourth instalment in the M+M Mixes series. Given that it features a whopping 33 reworks in the original disco mixer's trademark style - think extended revisions created using the original master tapes, with all manner of instrumental and vocal breakdowns - that's perhaps not surprising. There's not enough space to list all of the highlights, but expect to hear a mixture of sumptuous warm-up treats (check, in particular, Morales' loved-up version of Maze's "Joy and Pain"), peak-time disco classics (Dan Hartman's rousing "Relight My Fire", a delicious 10-minute take on Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real", and an anthem-like take on "Don't Leave Me This Way" that's crying out for NYE plays) and tasty tweaks to slightly deeper selections.
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Badass Funk EP
BBP 113
05 Oct 17
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The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Go Off" - (4:08) 112 BPM
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B Side - "Like This" - (3:36) 110 BPM
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DJ Maars - "Work That Funk" - (5:18) 118 BPM
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BadboE - "Shake It Off" (vocal mix) - (4:54) 105 BPM
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Roast Beatz - "Gossip Mo Town" (remix) - (4:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mako & Mr Bristow - "Listen To The Boom Bap" - (3:13) 106 BPM
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Morongroover - "Good Old Days" - (4:11) 120 BPM
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Review: Breakbeat Paradise is very good at satisfying our funky needs, never failing to come through with some blissful, sample-heavy party bangers for all walks of life. It's a mixed bag, as per usual, and this will surely appeal to DJs with wider sound palettes, from the hip-hop heads to the disco junkies. Coming across almost like edits, the sounds of peeps like B Side and DJ Maars manage to incorporate so many elements of dance music into single arrangements, and these tunes are surely what is needed to get the dancefloor going; whether it's your bag or not, you won't be able to resist their funky touch.
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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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Jalapeno Funk Vol 9
JAL 261
08 Dec 17
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Basement Freaks - "Talkin' About Dat" - (3:20) 98 BPM
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Izo FitzRoy - "I Keep You Guessing" - (3:31) 103 BPM
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John Turrell - "The Temper" - (3:28) 80 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "Toxic Love Affair" - (4:35) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boca 45 - "Soul On Top" - (3:27) 102 BPM
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The Allergies - "Special People" - (3:47) 57 BPM
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Smoove & Turrell - "50 Days Of Winter" - (3:58) 53 BPM
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Aeon Seven - "Seven Breaks" - (3:43) 115 BPM
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Izo FitzRoy - "Break The Levee" - (4:05) 115 BPM
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John Turrell - "Wonat Get Fooled Again" (Basement Freaks remix) - (4:24) 56 BPM
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Basement Freaks - "White Hot" - (4:08) 117 BPM
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Ephemerals - "And If We Could, Wead Say" - (5:31) 91 BPM
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Dr Rubberfunk - "How Beautiful" (Club mix) - (5:23) 118 BPM
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Ephemerals - "In And Out" - (2:46) 93 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Pushina Weight" - (4:20) 63 BPM
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Gizelle Smith - "S.T.A.Y." - (3:44) 131 BPM
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Myles Sanko - "Promises" - (4:18) 130 BPM
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Dr Rubberfunk - "Disco Scene" - (4:21) 61 BPM
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The Allergies - "Push On" - (4:04) 66 BPM
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Radio Trip - "Computers Singing" (Alfomega mix By Markey Funk) - (4:22) 77 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Coming Home Baby" (7a edit) - (3:56) 80 BPM
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Review: The ever-ready Jalapeno supply us with another box of top draw jams as they release their 9th edition of 'Jalapeno Funk'. This project features six originals spanning the full length of electro-funk and new school jazz, showing off everything great about the label. Our highlights for this release include the fantastically retro sounds of Boca 45, with the smooth grooves and scratches of 'Soul On Top', the magnificent John Turrell with his soulful vocals on 'The Temper' and the cali-swag driven arrangement of 'Talkin About Dat' from the wonderful Basement Freaks. It certainly seems that Jalapeno continue to tick all the boxes with this great collection of new wave funk and soul.
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The Allergies Dig Jalapeno
JAL 256
20 Oct 17
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Dr Rubberfunk - "Part Of Me" - (3:31) 90 BPM
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Flash Callahan - "Do You Know The Truth" - (5:05) 96 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "Money In The Bag" (K&S remix) - (3:44) 108 BPM
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Izo FitzRoy - "Say Something" - (4:58) 105 BPM
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The Allergies - "Blast Off" (remix) - (4:09) 104 BPM
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Aldo Vanucci - "Take Me To A Party" - (3:53) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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D'Stephanie - "Rock The Disco" - (5:12) 65 BPM
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Boca 45 - "We're Right Here" - (3:10) 119 BPM
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Radio Trip - "Computers Singing" - (3:50) 118 BPM
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Maelstrom & Napz - "Blue Cat Sessions" - (4:23) 131 BPM
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Smoove & Turrell - "Hard Work" - (3:15) 89 BPM
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The Allergies - "Get On The Floor" - (3:01) 146 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Ya Lookin' Tight" - (5:05) 64 BPM
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The Allergies - "Entitled To That" - (3:41) 73 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Little Spot Of Soul" - (4:00) 143 BPM
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The Beekeepers - "To The Roots" - (4:47) 96 BPM
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The Allergies - "You Got Power" - (3:21) 67 BPM
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African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982 + 2017)
505537 3534534
29 Sep 17
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Jangolo - (4:52) 120 BPM
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Funky Feeling - (4:49) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Piani - (4:36) 120 BPM
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Those Flowers - (4:21) 61 BPM
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American Lady - (4:55) 131 BPM
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Dig It Babe (Part 1) - (3:53) 128 BPM
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Dig It Babe (Part 2) - (2:31) 129 BPM
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Ewande - (4:10) 117 BPM
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The Lion Roar - (5:15) 117 BPM
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It's The D Day - (4:54) 58 BPM
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Mystic Power - (4:39) 116 BPM
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A'Muna - (3:40) 127 BPM
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Get Down And Freak - (6:40) 68 BPM
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Get It The Way I Like It - (4:11) 125 BPM
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Review: Africa Seven is on fire recently, and this new compilation of rare and untapped material from Cameroon's Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo has to be the pick of the lot! The talented multi-instrumentalist was famously studying medicine in Paris throughout he 60s, but it's clear that down the music path was the only sensible option for this man. African Funk Experimentals brings together some of his most obscure material from the years 1968-1982...and some new gear from 2017! Aside from the absolutely killer artwork featuring on the sleeve, this is a ten-track masterpiece, reaching all corners of the afrobeat heritage, while still retaining something very personal and symbolic of Cameroon's often underrated influence on African funk and boogie. Top marks all round.
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Lifeforce Theme/Recordnition
GAMM 115
10 Nov 17
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Lifeforce Theme - (6:13) 131 BPM
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Recordnition - (7:28) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Superbreak
Review: Pumping disco funk from decorated digger Nick The Record. "Lifeforce Theme" pays homage to the Japanese party collective he's been with since the early 90s (and played at Japan's first ever outdoor rave with, no less) Loose and rugged but primed with a lavish sense of piano luxury, there's a deep drive and firm uplift that instantly grabs attention. "Recordnition" is a much more heads-down in its nature and focus as we're pulled in by the hypnotic percussion, worming wah wahs and sharp blasts of flutes. As always with Nick, the floor is the foremost focus.
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Hard Times
FW 169
01 Dec 17
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Hard Times - (7:37) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I See What You See - (5:36) 60 BPM
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Super Lion - (6:36) 124 BPM
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We All Breathe The Same Air - (5:22) 52 BPM
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Review: A foundational members of acts like Bugz In The Attic and 2000Black, our man Kaidi Tatham's been chopping up broken beats - and putting the back together - since the late 90's. He's a pillar of the UK sound, and if you're on a Dego tip then you'd have surely come across this man. Tatham returns to First Word with this new EP, Hard Times, and the title track itself is a joyous swing of cosmic jazz for the dance - all boogied-out on the bass. "I See What You See" is where we get into 2000Black territories, with a swinging percussion dominating groove basslines and wavy harmonies; "Super Lion" veers closer to the house corner, whereas "We All Breathe The Same Air" finishes off with a deep, body-tonic soul instrumental with a curbside manner. Lovely, of course.
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Dancefloor Edits Hot Barbecue
LGF DIGIT 004
05 Oct 17
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Billy Groove (Lego dub 5 AM) - (5:12) 110 BPM
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Hot Stone (Lego ReFunk) - (6:15) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Link Ollins (Lego dub) - (4:34) 113 BPM
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Review: Lego Edit is Italian Diego Lelli, who has been in overdrive the last year: hammering out a few dozen releases already. Does this guy ever sleep between all the edits and DJing? What's your secret pal? On Dancefloor Edits Hot Barbecue, hear that inspirational Martin Luther King Jr speech over an uplifting lo-slung disco groove that is "Billy Groove" (Lego dub 5 AM). Next up, hear the drummer get wicked on the funk explosion of "Hot Stone" (Lego ReFunk) and finally just to provide some variety: we have got some good ol' fashioned funky R&B in the form of a right classic (spliced to perfection!) for modern audiences on "Link Ollins" (Lego dub). All killer no filler right here kids!
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AFRO BEAT
LGFDIGIT 001
30 Jun 17
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Yeah Rhythm (Lego Jazz 4 AM) - (6:55) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Yeah Alright (Lego Funk Touch) - (6:16) 105 BPM
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Review: It was high time for a new instalment of Lego Edits, the new frontrunner in our favourite disco reincarnations, and this is especially true when the tunes in questions are already among our ist of absolute classics! The infamous "African Rhythms", by a certain artist that we can't specify on here, is reworked into a tasty, jazzy sort of stepper carrying a chunky groove full of sweet, kinetic percussion for the dancefloor. The Lego Funk Touch version is reserved for the "Yeah Alright" edit, a more intricate funk nugget taking into account everything from samba through to jazz and even a little bit of that house edge that we all need right about now. Party tools for all!
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DJ Will-Rock Edits EP 2
GAMM 075
02 Dec 11
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Moses Dillard - "Got To Find A Way" (DJ Will-Rock edit) - (4:15) 96 BPM
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Ripple vs Pete Rock - "Sure Is Funky" (DJ Will-Rock edit) - (3:03) 96 BPM
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Axwell vs Kenix - "Never Found No One Like U" (DJ WIll-Rock edit) - (5:01) 124 BPM
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Busta Rhymes vs JB's - "Ass On Fire" (DJ Will-Rock edit) - (3:51) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Four party-shaped edits from the always-reliable Gamm label, this time by DJ Will Rock who tweaks the smoky soul of Moses Dillard's "Got To Find A Way" into a canny nu-funk block-rocker and blends Ripple's classic b-boy anthem "A Funky Song" with a late-period Pete Rock beat on "Sure Is Funky". Best of the bunch is the weaving of Busta Rhymes' vocals over the JBs water-tight funk on "Ass On Fire".
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Pizzazz
STRUT 174D
06 Dec 17
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Let The Music Take Me - (6:51) 136 BPM
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Keeping Faith In Love - (4:08) 70 BPM
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Settle For My Love - (5:15) 126 BPM
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Message In The Music - (3:01) 133 BPM
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Haven't You Heard - (6:45) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up - (4:59) 76 BPM
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Call On Me - (6:48) 133 BPM
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Message In The Music (Reprise) - (0:57) 134 BPM
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Rhino Hi-Five
STRUT 175D
06 Dec 17
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Forget Me Nots (12" version) - (7:17) 57 BPM
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Breakout! (12" version) - (5:49) 120 BPM
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Remind Me - (5:16) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feels So Real - (6:49) 52 BPM
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Look Up - (3:41) 65 BPM
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From The Past, Present & Future 12
MSHA 1041
27 Nov 17
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Mark Shreeve - "Assassin" - (11:12) 100 BPM
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Eloy - "Horizons" - (3:19) 92 BPM
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Japan - "Life In Tokyo" - (7:39) 112 BPM
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SHOCK - "R.E.R.B" - (6:07) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vivabeat - "Man From China" - (5:47) 113 BPM
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Siouxsie And The Banshees - "Israel" - (4:54) 107 BPM
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Sun La Shan - "Catch (Dub Version)" - (8:16) 113 BPM
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Amin Peck - "Coda" - (5:20) 112 BPM
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Tik And Tok - "Crisis" - (4:48) 108 BPM
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Explorer - "No. 8" - (3:23) 110 BPM
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D.A.N - "Premintal" - (5:57) 107 BPM
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Review: Milestone brings together a fantastic collection of artists for a brand new compilation entitled 'For The Past, Present & Future 12' This collection sees an eclectic mix of retro compositions, futuristic techno and new wave disco. To see the blend of styles sit together, all influenced by each other, makes for great long play listening. Our highlights of this project include the funky rhythms and ghostly vocals of Eloy's 'Horizons', the classic 80's soundscapes of 'Life In Toyko' by Japan and the general euphoria of Mark Shreeve's synth driven 'Assassin'.
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Tick Tock
TMDG 165
23 Oct 17
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Calle De Cubo - (7:34) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Samboppa - (6:39) 117 BPM
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Night City Lights - (6:06) 116 BPM
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Summer Somethin - (8:40) 98 BPM
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Tick-Tock - (6:11) 73 BPM
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Tutu - (6:34) 88 BPM
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One Cylinder - (6:13) 54 BPM
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Fourplay - (6:53) 72 BPM
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Pod Race - (7:19) 78 BPM
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Review: Greece's Timewarp imprint is a wild and all-embracing label, preferring to focus on GOOD music rather than specific sub-genres with a propensity to die out and become all too sterile. This is true of the genres they deal with, of the reissues they decide to pursue, but also of the artists they decide to recruit. Newcomer Jazzprofilactika is given his debut with this mighty nine-tracker spanning all things 'jazzy'. Much like the sounds heard on labels like BBE or Brownswood, this artist has nailed the formula when it comes to merging influences and chopping up suave samples. The majority of the music here is organic, which is heard through its improvisational nature, but it will undoubtedly appeal to fans of everyone from Floating Points to Moodymann. Subtly pushed forth by low levels of house grooving, this is the perfect material for the early sets, or for the house parties. A mighty touch from a mightily attractive new artist!
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Crown Posada
JAL 222
14 Oct 16
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You Couldave Been A Lady - (4:53) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Point In Trying - (3:57) 127 BPM
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Given It All - (3:07) 92 BPM
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50 Days Of Winter - (3:56) 53 BPM
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Now That Love Has Gone - (3:12) 107 BPM
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Glue Bag Flags - (3:33) 90 BPM
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Fight On - (3:00) 110 BPM
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Crown Posada - (3:51) 57 BPM
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Glass - (3:11) 123 BPM
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Slave To The Blues - (3:27) 91 BPM
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New Jerusalem - (4:28) 120 BPM
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Review: Finally here we have the much-awaited fourth album, Crown Posada, from the proudly gritty Geordie soul act Smoove & Turrell, who combine hard hitting social commentary with dancefloor thrilling vintage style soul and funk. They're' teased us with attention grabbing singles such as Glue Bag Flags, Fight On and you Could've Been A Lady. However there a more, deeper and richer delights to be had across the further nine tracks featured here including the Chic-influenced disco boogie of "No Point In Trying" and the edgy electro-funk "50 Days Of Winter". A seriously smart long player.
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From The Beginning
DENTE 008
03 Nov 17
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Runaway Boys (feat Lonnie Jordan) - (3:03) 102 BPM
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Nobody (feat Lonnie Jordan) - (2:55) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ocean Drive (feat Duane Hobson) - (3:37) 96 BPM
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Here For A Change (feat Adrian Wilding) - (3:14) 64 BPM
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Step On Your Ego - (3:35) 116 BPM
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Cobra - (3:03) 102 BPM
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Don't Stop Moving (feat Duane Hobson) - (3:30) 58 BPM
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Wild Saxophone - (2:39) 115 BPM
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Stormy Weather (feat Lonnie Jordan) - (3:30) 118 BPM
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Midnight Sun - (4:09) 90 BPM
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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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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
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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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Star Funk Vol 3
SPLK- 7073
20 Mar 14
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Carol Douglas - "My Simple Heart" - (6:00) 62 BPM
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Gary's Gang - "Knock Me Out" - (7:29) 61 BPM
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Carol Jiani - "Hit 'N Run Lover" - (8:51) 61 BPM
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David Morris - "Saturday Night" - (5:28) 59 BPM
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Herley Johnson Jr - "Do It" - (5:58) 119 BPM
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Conquest - "Give It To Me" (if you don't mind) - (6:40) 58 BPM
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Karen Silver - "Set Me Free" - (5:23) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Unlimited Touch - "I Hear Music In The Streets" - (6:50) 58 BPM
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Played by: Greg Wilson
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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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Play With Fire EP
BONAEP 002
01 Dec 17
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Don't Play With Fire - (5:31) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Play With Fire - (6:09) 105 BPM
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Review: Midnight Heist are back with their awesome new 'Play With Fire' EP, courtesy of funk providers Bona Fido. The EP starts with 'Don't Play With Fire', which is a funk driven bag of fun. This one is full of life, with a fantastic blend of classic funky basslines, stompy drums and catchy vocal hooks. From this we move into the more stripped back 'Play With Fire', which plays the role of dub version most adequately. This B side focusses more on the driving lead guitars with an electronic twist.
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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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Straight From The Heart
STRUT 172D
06 Dec 17
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Forget Me Nots - (4:35) 57 BPM
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I Was Tired Of Being Alone - (3:52) 59 BPM
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All We Need - (5:54) 59 BPM
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Number One (instrumental version) - (4:59) 57 BPM
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Where There Is Love - (3:11) 82 BPM
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Breakout! - (4:07) 60 BPM
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If Only - (3:23) 73 BPM
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Remind Me - (5:16) 91 BPM
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(She Will) Take You Down To Love - (4:24) 81 BPM
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Forget Me Nots (12" version) - (7:17) 57 BPM
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Breakout! (12" version) - (5:49) 120 BPM
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Number One (12" version) - (6:48) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Forget Me Nots (single version) - (4:04) 57 BPM
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Breakout! (single version) - (4:05) 60 BPM
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In & Out
JAL 259
08 Dec 17
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In & Out - (2:46) 93 BPM
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In & Out (Titeknots remix) - (6:08) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In & Out (Asta Hiroki remix) - (3:24) 61 BPM
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In & Out (Titeknots dub) - (6:22) 119 BPM
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In & Out (Asta Hiroki instrumental) - (3:24) 61 BPM
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Review: It seems that there is no end to the brilliance of the Jalapeno output with yet another classic now being released from Ephemerals. This original recording is smooth all over, with the relaxed vocal melodies layering themselves pleasingly over vibrantly orchestrated horn harmonies and drum grooves in an almost Chance The Rapper style of intentional looseness. This one comes complete with a bag of great remixes, including a trippy Asta Hiroki rework of the instrumental backing. Top stuff again from both the Ephemerals and Jalapeno brands!
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Analogue Soul 3
SE 428
31 Oct 17
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Analogue Soul 3 - (7:02) 60 BPM
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Keep Moving - (3:42) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Race - (3:04) 95 BPM
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Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party (Full Version)
TR 9013
21 Nov 11
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Detroit Junior - "Christmas Day" - (2:18) 86 BPM
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Lee Rogers - "You Wont Have To Wait Till Xmas" - (2:28) 118 BPM
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Gary Walker - "Santas Got A Brand New Bag" - (3:08) 72 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vernon Garrett with Sir Stan & The Counts - "Merry Christmas Baby" - (2:43) 104 BPM
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Vernon Garrett with Sir Stan & The Counts - "Christmas Groove" - (2:36) 104 BPM
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Count Sidney & His Dukes - "Soul Christmas" (vocal) - (2:18) 120 BPM
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Count Sidney & His Dukes - "Soul Christmas" (instrumental) - (2:18) 120 BPM
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Rose Graham - "Black Christmas" - (2:50) 89 BPM
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Binky Griptite - "Stone Soul Christmas" - (3:21) 82 BPM
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Fat Daddy - "Holiday Baby" - (2:33) 119 BPM
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Jimmy Reed - "Christmas Present Blues" - (2:34) 114 BPM
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Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System - "Xmas Done Got Funky" - (3:29) 103 BPM
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Review: If the idea of the festive season fills with you with dread due to the same bland, tired Christmas songs being rolled out, then worry not, because Tramp Records have gone to the trouble of sourcing twelve Christmas tracks of a funk and soul persuasion, largely forgotten by many. A labour love on the part of Jan Kohlmeyer and Tramp's Tobias Kirmayer, it was inspired by the lack of decent Christmas compilations, and with some of the finest 60s and 70s rare groove Christmas tracks compiled, you can be certain that these tracks won't appear anywhere else. From Vernon Garrett's "Merry Christmas Baby", through Binky Griptite's "Stone Soul Christmas" and Jimmy Reed's fantastically named "Christmas Present Blues", the tracks all have the spirit of Christmas without any of gaudy trappings of the season.
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You No Fit Touch Am Retouched
WAH 12031
20 Nov 15
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You No Fit Touch Am (Medlar remix) - (9:30) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You No Fit Touch Am (Modified Man remix) - (5:18) 79 BPM
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Sanctuary (Titeknots remix) - (4:47) 122 BPM
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We Siddon We Dey Look (Straight Molin') (Ptaki remix) - (8:44) 96 BPM
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Bnc Nugs Vol 1
MBRD 008
01 Dec 17
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Boots - (2:06) 99 BPM
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Get A Hurtin - (1:40) 100 BPM
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Rollin - (2:30) 90 BPM
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Good Times Roll - (3:46) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flex The Dex - (3:16) 110 BPM
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Under The Influence Vol 2 (compiled by Paul Phillips)
ZEDDCD 027
22 Oct 12
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Phylliss Bailey - "Focus" - (4:01) 112 BPM
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Jesse Gomez - "Baby I'm Coming At You" - (5:20) 120 BPM
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State Department - "Slow Love" - (5:47) 118 BPM
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Brenda Cuffari - "My Music Says It All" - (4:25) 107 BPM
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Pike - "Good Feelings" - (5:34) 116 BPM
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Midnight Energy - "Saving All My Love" - (6:27) 115 BPM
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Hearts Of Fire - "Let's Party All Night" - (5:16) 123 BPM
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Freeway - "Get The Feeling" - (3:31) 115 BPM
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Myth Michaels - "Push It" - (4:33) 110 BPM
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24 Karat Gold - "New Love" - (7:19) 67 BPM
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Tony Gregory - "I'm Gonna Break You Down" - (3:52) 117 BPM
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The New York Disco Orchestra - "It's True" - (6:36) 124 BPM
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Special Touch - "This Party Is Just For You" - (6:37) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freeway - "Help Yourself" - (3:22) 128 BPM
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Ron Richardson - "Ooh Wee Babe" - (7:38) 124 BPM
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Billy Frazier - "The Mind Blower (Finally Got His Mind Blown)" - (5:44) 118 BPM
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Wardell Piper - "The Power Of Love" - (3:09) 118 BPM
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Sunstreet - "Lovin" - (6:10) 123 BPM
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Motherfox - "Fallen Into Love" - (4:20) 124 BPM
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CB & Just Us - "Won't You" - (6:17) 118 BPM
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Krisp - "Sunlight" - (8:02) 118 BPM
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The Thompsons - "Message" - (4:45) 127 BPM
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Michelle Lamb - "Natural High" - (3:33) 107 BPM
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The Underground Band - "Time Is Running Out" - (5:08) 128 BPM
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Jack Sass Band - "Save My Life" - (7:44) 123 BPM
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Review: The series is the result of house legend Joey Negro's admiration for all the semi anonymous vinyl junkies that he has encountered on his own vinyl quests. Following the success of the Red Greg-compiled first instalment, we now have veteran radio broadcaster and soul aficionado Paul Phillips delivering his selection of long-lost classics. It's a veritable feast of rare disco releases (25 in all!), highlights of which include the glossy Philly sounds of State Department's "Slow Love", the Chic-isms of Pike's "Good Feelings", the digital electro-funk of Midnight Energy's "Saving Of My Love" and the sublime synth-soul of Ron Richardson's "Ooh Wee Babe".
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Follow Me
GAMM 001
15 May 09
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Follow Me - (4:44) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Wildstyle (JB's edit) - (4:45) 108 BPM
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Played by: U9lift
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Blessin'
GAMM 111
21 Jul 17
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Blessin' - (11:23) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Whole Lotta Love (Back To The Box edit) - (14:08) 113 BPM
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Review: Also known as Jamie 3Too6, this badass Chicago dude knows his disco and delivers it in devastating quantities he does, with relish. "Blessin'" is an uplifting slice of live, drivin' funk, the kind that slayed the Garage of an evening. Digital B-side "Whole Lotta Love (Back To The Box Edit)" sounds like NOIA covering Led Zeppelin - all dirty electronic riffs and 4/4 beats that slowly escalate over the course of 14 minutes!

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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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KC & The Sunshine Band - Dance Remixes
603497 092567
04 Jan 17
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I'm Your Boogie Man - (4:26) 114 BPM
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Get Down Tonight - (4:06) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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That's The Way I Like It - (4:49) 109 BPM
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I Get Lifted - (3:46) 107 BPM
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Keep It Comin' Love - (5:13) 110 BPM
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Shake Shake Your Booty - (3:50) 112 BPM
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Shotgun Shuffle - (4:51) 112 BPM
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I Like To Do It - (3:31) 111 BPM
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Wrap Your Arms Around Me - (2:38) 54 BPM
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Boogie Shoes - (3:37) 120 BPM
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Do You Wanna Go Party - (3:30) 61 BPM
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I'm A Pushover - (3:50) 118 BPM
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Please Don't Go - (3:16) 96 BPM
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Sofrito: International Soundclash
STRUT 097CD
18 Jul 12
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Lord Shorty & Vibrations International - "Vibrations Groove" - (4:03) 68 BPM
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La Pesada - "Cumbia Y Tambo (En La Lluvia)" - (3:55) 116 BPM
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Midnight Groovers - "O Ti Yo" - (4:42) 70 BPM
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Les Difficiles De Petion-Ville - "Fe'm Confiance" (Tropical Treats edit) - (4:03) 116 BPM
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Owiny Sigoma Band - "Nabed Nade El Piny Ka" - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Mas Ka Kle - "Leseo Pale" - (3:42) 125 BPM
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Kiland Et L'Orchestre Mabatala - "Pour Chercher Le Magot" - (6:21) 129 BPM
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Bell'a Njoh - "Ebolo" - (4:13) 113 BPM
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Concept Neuf - "The Path" (Sofrito edit) - (4:18) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Grupo Canalon De Timbiqui - "La Zorra Y El Perol" - (4:45) 109 BPM
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Sartana Et Son Groupe Mistral - "Information Par Le Mistral" - (5:17) 69 BPM
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Luis Kalaff Y Sus Alegres Dominicanos - "Agarralo Que Eso Es Tuyo" - (2:38) 68 BPM
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Afro Festival Led By Fantastic Tchico Tchicaya - "El Manicero Se Va" - (7:57) 113 BPM
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Melodica Teens Band - "Mwekuru Muthao" - (3:27) 102 BPM
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Review: Since launching at the tail end of the noughties, Sofrito label has tickled the fancy of a wide range of DJs, with releases regularly topping the Juno sales charts. It's no fluke. By joining the dots between the past and the present and offering listeners formidable, floor-flaying material tailor-made for open-minded dancefloors, Sofrito has picked up a reputation as a must-buy label - a notoriously tricky feat in these days of falling sales and digital overload. Here, they return to Strut for a second compilation. Whereas the first, 2011's Tropical Discotheque, had a distinct theme, Sofrito International Soundclash takes a more wide-ranging approach. The results are predictably enjoyable and deliciously heavy. Opening with the classic Soca of Lord Shorty & Vibrations International, the album moves through world music styles past and present at a furious rate. The whole thing is gloriously upbeat and very, very memorable. Aside from the enthusiasts that gather at Sofrito parties in London and Paris, where many of these tracks are dancefloor staples, few will know much about many of these styles of music, let alone the artists who make them. But that's the point: through International Soundclash, the Sofrito crew are opening our eyes and ears to brilliant sounds we never knew existed. For that reason alone, this comes highly recommended.
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The Beginning Of The End
STRUT 185D
06 Dec 17
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Super Woman - (4:57) 115 BPM
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Trip To Nowhere - (5:21) 113 BPM
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Jamaica - (6:09) 116 BPM
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I've Got The News - (5:02) 121 BPM
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Falling Apart At The Seams - (3:50) 122 BPM
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That's What I Get - (6:48) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bluestrain - (3:46) 112 BPM
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Jump In The Water - (4:15) 133 BPM
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Bahamian Boogie - (3:15) 122 BPM
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Posh
STRUT 170D
06 Dec 17
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Never Gonna Give You Up - (6:50) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Blame Me - (6:29) 53 BPM
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Look Up - (3:41) 65 BPM
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I Need Your Love - (4:27) 51 BPM
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Time Will Tell - (5:09) 67 BPM
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The Dream - (4:52) 97 BPM
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The Funk Won't Let You Down - (7:35) 58 BPM
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This Is All I Really Know - (4:39) 75 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.
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Jalapeno Soul Sisters Vol 1
JAL 226
23 Sep 16
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Izo FitzRoy - "Reckoning" - (4:05) 89 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Hot & Cold" (feat Dionne Charles) - (3:39) 112 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "My Mind's Made Up" (feat Berenice Van Leer) - (5:28) 60 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Without You" - (2:33) 85 BPM
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Aldo Vanucci - "Get A Hold On This" (feat Kylie Auldist) - (3:39) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kraak & Smaak - "Call Up To Heaven" (feat Lex Empress) - (4:47) 117 BPM
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Featurecast - "Ego Tripping" (feat Farina Miss) - (4:03) 88 BPM
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Max Sedgley - "All Around Me" - (4:31) 58 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Brand Nu" - (6:38) 67 BPM
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Basement Freaks - "White Hot" (feat Kylie Auldist) - (4:07) 117 BPM
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Asta Hiroki - "Hold Tight" (feat Kathrin DeBoer) - (5:33) 100 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Love Power" - (4:03) 125 BPM
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Dr Rubberfunk - "Part Of Me" (feat Sitzka) - (3:32) 90 BPM
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Ikon - "Breaking" (feat Dee Ellington) - (4:35) 90 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Love At First Sight" - (3:06) 62 BPM
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Review: The clue is in the title here as Brighton-based funk label Jalepeno have rounded up fifteen of the best soul sister cuts from their mighty catalogue. Boasting a mix of old and new, and spanning quite a few different styles too, this compilation couldn't have come soon enough. Some of the many highlights featured include the powerful and bluesy soul-bearing opener, "Reckoning" by Iro FitzRoy, the candy floss tones of Berenice Van Leer on the 80s-tastic "My Mind' Made Up" by Kraak & Smaak and the muscular harmonies of Farina Miss on Featurecast's "Ego Tripping".
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Changing Times
FW 153
10 Feb 17
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Treacle Manifestations - (5:20) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Seasoned Clouds - (5:42) 115 BPM
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Chui Nui - (5:29) 52 BPM
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Shims - (3:54) 120 BPM
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Africa Airways 02 (Funk Departures 1973-1982)
505537 3594576
06 Nov 15
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Na Real Sekele Fo Ya - (6:20) 116 BPM
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Kilowi-Kilowi - (5:44) 124 BPM
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Aboki (Mon Copain) - (4:38) 115 BPM
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Don't Do It - (3:38) 124 BPM
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Piani - (4:36) 120 BPM
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Relax Before Doin' Sex - (3:50) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get It On The Music - (3:49) 100 BPM
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Tata Ngoh - (3:33) 122 BPM
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Toyota Fantasy (John Bryan edit) - (3:51) 74 BPM
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African Funk Experimentals 1975 To 1978
ASVN 018
20 Nov 15
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Intro - (0:41) 119 BPM
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Hot Koki - (5:10) 120 BPM
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Black Gold - (5:18) 118 BPM
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Sugar Lump - (6:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gotam - (3:11) 131 BPM
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Arabica - (4:36) 122 BPM
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Black Woman - (3:25) 126 BPM
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Ma Ka La - (3:46) 131 BPM
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Nom Te Ma - (4:44) 121 BPM
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Tcham Tcham - (4:03) 66 BPM
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Mwouop - (3:55) 126 BPM
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Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
Review: Africa Seven continue their rich vein of releases this year with an indepth exploration of the Tala A.M. discography. Those unfamiliar with the Cameroonian's story will be shaken by the adversity he lived through before going on to enjoy a successful music career; blindness and the death of both parents afflicted him as a child. However Tala Andre Marie's love of music was his guiding light, as was Cameroonian icon Manu Dibango who helped him relocate to Paris and thus began a recording career consisting of no less than 13 albums! African Funk Experimentals 1975 To 1978 sees Africa Seven dip into the Tala AM archives for a ten track presentation of his funkiest cuts during the early years of recording for the Fiesta label. "Hot Koki" is a particular treat, whilst disco selectors will love "Sugar Lump".
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Star Funk Vol 1
SPLK- 7058
20 Mar 14
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Fat Larry's Band - "Act Like You Know" - (6:31) 51 BPM
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Frankie Smith - "Double Dutch Bus" - (5:19) 60 BPM
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Weeks & Company - "Rock Your World" - (8:03) 59 BPM
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Geraldine Hunt - "Can't Fake The Feeling" - (5:17) 58 BPM
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Unique - "What I Got Is What You Need" - (6:33) 58 BPM
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Tracy Weber - "Sure Shot" (remix) - (7:15) 58 BPM
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Brandi Wells - "Watch Out" (remix) - (7:23) 59 BPM
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Kat Mandu - "I Wanna Dance" - (6:31) 59 BPM
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Chemise - "She Can't Love You" - (5:09) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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JR Funk - "Feel Good Party Time" - (6:41) 57 BPM
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Played by: DJ Andy Smith
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T Connection
HSM 5085
30 Oct 12
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Funkannection - (4:57) 91 BPM
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Coming Back For More - (3:21) 101 BPM
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Funky Lady - (3:48) 107 BPM
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Don't Stop The Music - (4:20) 103 BPM
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Saturday Night - (4:19) 115 BPM
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At Midnight - (4:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Midnight Train - (4:18) 113 BPM
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Love Supreme - (4:51) 83 BPM
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Played by: Harry Wolfman
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Varied Funk