The Allergies have been, without a doubt, one of the most consistent outfits within the funk and breaks crossover space, with this new thirteen-track collection being a fabulous testament to both their consistency and creativity over the past few years. From the rave-ready horn toots of 'Mash Up The Sound' to the old school sampling flavour of 'Sometimes I Wonder', we see The Allergies unleash a full spectrum of what they can offer, alongside a host of collaborative guests including: Andy Cooper, Bootie Brown, Marietta Smith and more. Our highlights for this full project include the vibrant horn displays and steady drum builds of 'Hypnotise', along with the slow rolling bass swings of 'Treat You Right'. Lovely stuff!
Bombstrikes welcomes Beat Le Juice to the label for his debut release. Whilst the Polish DJ & Producer may be new to the label, he is certainly no stranger to the scene, picking up a growing army of fans for his releases and remixes, combining funk vibes and electronic sounds. First up, '2 Funky' delivers a full-on bass funk assault with guitar hooks, synth bass, and powerful beats. This is all topped off by an anthemic talk box with Mr. Maph's funk vocal hooks and the deft flow delivery of EVeryman. The 2nd track, 'Lollipop' oozes class from the first refrains of its infectious synth hook, going on to combine elements of P-Funk with bottom-heavy modern electro. Finally, the title track 'Space Cadillac' combines soulful vocals over low-slung beats and bass to take the tempo down a little but loses none of the energy. If this is a sign of things to come from Beat Le Juice and Bombstrikes, then strap in because it's going to be quite the ride!
An apt title here as New York's Patrick Sullivan AKA P-SOL returns to his own Wall Of Fame label with his second full-length, which follows 2021's 'Quiet Hours'. It's sitting on our Disco pages but is mostly better suited to home listening than dancefloor action, with cuts ranging from the lilting Balearica of 'Time Of The Week' to the mellow hip-hop/R&B of 'Dreaming Again' and the hazy Afro-isms of 'Fiyuh'. For yours truly though it's the album's mellower, jazzier moments that are of most interest - see in particular the laidback, melancholy groove of 'Alone At Night' and the slick, sultry soul-jazz of 'Comb My Hair', though the Curtis Mayfield-ish 'Around Town' is one to check, too.