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The final album / Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Soul Of A Woman

So here it is. I was playing a gig with Neal Sugarman (head honcho of Daptone Records) at the back end of July when he mentioned there was a final

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Video / Josephine Oniyama: ‘Til You

Brilliant news from Manchester, as the amazingly soulful Josephine Oniyama announces new music from her second album, the single ‘Til You. It’s a gorgeously uplifting and reflective song, with a

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New music / Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Jardín (Instrumentals)

An alternative version of the excellent Stones Throw album from Gabriel Garzón-Montano is available to download now. Have a listen below. BUY ON BANDCAMP Jardín (Instrumentals) by Gabriel Garzón-Montano A non-instrumental

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New music / Sly5thAve: Let Me Ride ft Jimetta Rose

Sly5thAve’s new one is epic. Recorded with a full orchestra, it’s a full-on reimagining (thanks, Tim Burton) of Dre’s classic joint Let Me Ride, swimming in the lush tones of

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New Music / Eric Lau and Tawiah: Love Call EP

A digital self-release from Eric, teaming up with Tawiah (whose recent Recreate EP can be heard here). Buy it on Bandcamp. Love Call E.P by Eric Lau & Tawiah

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus: The Story So Far

A pleasant surprise announcement from First Word today took the form of an EP release date for Children Of Zeus. Not the album we’re all desperate for, that’s deep in

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On Wax / Jordan Rakei: Wallflower

The release of new single Goodbyes has reminded me that Jordan’s debut album for Ninja Tune, Wallflower, is out on 22 September and available to pre-order on vinyl now. Listen

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New music / The Frightnrs: More To Say Versions

The Frightnrs’ 2016 debut album Nothing More To Say garnered strong reactions across the board, the first reggae long player on the soul-soaked Daptone Records label. Producer Tiklah, aka Victor

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Download / Twisted Roots: Nothin’ Changes

Twisted Roots is a cosmic soul who crafts emotive beats you’ll want to float over the city to. Let his new EP wash over you on Bandcamp (on pay-what-you-want) or listen

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On wax / Sunny and the Sunliners: Mr Brown Eyed Soul

Big Crown Records curates a selection of Sunny and the Sunliners tracks dating from 1966 to 1972, including the phenomenal Should I Take You Home and their haunting version of

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