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On wax // Aloha Got Soul! Hawai’ian funk, soul and disco 1979-85

I’ve played this compilation over and over since I got it, it’s that good. Funk and soul with a Hawai’ian twist, Strut Records and the Aloha Got Soul blog have

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Preview: Fumaca Preta – Impuros Fanaticos

If you’re at all familiar with Fumaca Preta you’ll know they’re unhinged in the best way possible. You can pre-order their second album, and listen to snippets, from their label

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Two new ridiculous mixes from Mr Thing

Mr Thing is my favourite DJ in the whole wide world. This week he’s dropped two brand new mixes, originally done for radio and now immortalised on his Mixcloud. Shouts

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New, blue Mocambo 45: Pigalle Connection

Mocambo’s most recent 45 has been pressed as a very limited blue variant – grab it quickly from their Bandcamp. Piglet Connection is a bit of a supergroup, led by

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Preview // Funk, jazz and psych from Pressure75: Meltdown

Some of the UK’s finest funk and soul musicians have united under the Pressure75 banner to begin ‘an outrageous journey through Afro-beat, funk, jazz, rock and psychedelic sounds’. The brainchild

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Video & Vinyl // Charles Bradley: Change For The World (Dunham Records)

#CHARLESFORCHANGE From his brand new album Changes, a psych-VHS video for the lead single – in fine form as always. Pre-order the 45 from Daptone, and cross your fingers you

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Vinyl // Marta Ren and the Groovelvets: Stop Look Listen

19 Feb sees Marta Ren and the Groovelvet’s debut album drop on Milan’s Record Kicks label, three years after their well-received single 2 Kinds Of Men. In the tradition of

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Vinyl // Tall Black Guy: JB Suite I and II

Here’s a preview of Tall Black Guy’s next 45, this time on Plane Jane Records (recently home to Mocambo’s Bacao crew). If you’re Manchester way, he’s here in March… And

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New music // Charles Bradley’s Changes on Daptone/Dunham 

A new Charles Bradley album is always good news, and Daptone Records’ subsidiary Dunham are ready to deliver. Pre-order from Bandcamp here – also includes the recent Black Sabbath cover

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Out now // Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Piñata (Alex Goose Remix LP)

  Another Rappcats bomb. Mining the Now Again catalogue for samples, Alex Goose was asked to remix the Piñata album, and it’s great. Listen to the Groovement Piñata samples podcast

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