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On Wax // Charles Bradley: Changes {Dunham / Daptone}

The brand new album from the esteemed Charles Bradley has finally dropped, the culmination of a big and well-deserved build up from the folks at Daptone. There’s a special double-LP edition

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ON WAX // New 45 from Lack Of Afro imminent, ft Juliette Ashby and Elliot Cole

1. I Got The Rhythm (ft Elliot Cole) 2. All My Love (ft Juliette Ashby) Lack Of Afro is set to release his first new music since 2014’s Music For

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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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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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On Wax // Nx Worries – Anderson.Paak x Knxwledge: Link Up & Suede

Finally, this is on wax from the stupendous Malibu-maker Anderson.Paak (who, by all accounts, killed it dead at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge on Friday night) and his Stones Throw partner in

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On Wax // United Vibrations: The Myth Of the Golden Ratio

The fantastically soulful trio of brothers + 1 return with perhaps their most spiritual work yet. Order the vinyl from Ubiquity Records US on Bandcamp – UK heads postage looks more

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Preview // Daptone’s Walker Family Singers: Jesus Gave Me Water

The third vocal gospel acapella album from Daptone, following two amazing LPs from The Como Mamas. Find out more about the Walker Family Singers on NPR. Hear more snippets from

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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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Vinyl // Soul Sok Séga: Sega Sounds from Mauritius 1973 – 1979

Soul Sok Séga by Various Artists Sega, a form of traditional Mauritian music, is given the spotlight from Strut Records on this new double vinyl compilation. The album has been

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