Icelandic funk mixed by DJ Platurn: Breaking The Ice

Uncovered Icelandic funk courtesy of DJ Platurn. A 2CD set which includes rare photos, via Platurn’s father Magnus Thordarson, and other treasures from Iceland’s music scene of the late 1960s

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Video / Shareef Keyes & The Groove: Spaghetti Fettuccine ft Ghostface Killah

Brooklyn’s Shareef Keyes is backed by a 12-piece band comprising New York City’s finest young artists. Their new LP, Cooking Something, is a gorgeous fusion of jazz, hip hop and

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Video / Agbeko: Unite (live for Sessions Of March) + live at Riot Jazz

Following their explosive EP launch at Band On The Wall, Agbeko play the infamous Riot Jazz on 25 November. Let this live version of Unite get you in the mood.

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On Wax / Alex Puddu: From The Beginning

A lush, bittersweet soul album from Schema Records and Alex Puddu’s label Al Dente, called From The Beginning. It’s got a classic sound peppered with Latin funk, featuring founding member

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On Wax / Antibalas: Where The Gods Are In Peace on Daptone Records

12 piece Brooklyn madness from one of the best modern ‘classic’ Afrobeat bands around. Out on Daptone Records September 15, pre-order on Bandcamp. Where the Gods are in Peace by

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45 / Claude and Hank Carbo: Fox In A Mini Skirt b/w Bad Luck

Barcelona’s Rocafort Records unleash another stomping 45 following DJ Format and Abdominal’s We’re Back, this time a sixties soul monster from two New Orleans brothers. Fox In A Mini Skirt

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Groovement Premiere / Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves From The 70s – Leslie Kent’s Inner City Blues

A brand new compilation of Belgian 70s funk is dropping on 2 June on SDBAN Records (also home to the very excellent STUFF.), celebrating 27 rare and long forgotten Belgian

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Groovement Interview / AGBEKO: Manc Afro psych-funk

AGBEKO’s manic, 11-person live shows are fuelled by seventies African jazz and funk. Since forming in 2015, they’ve blown up stages at Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Tramlines

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On Wax: El Michels Affair / Return To The 37th Chamber

Another triumph for the Big Crown label following killer LPs from Lee Fields, Lady Wray and Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band: El Michels Affair, so often behind the scenes, are

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The Exacters prep for Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club

Manchester funk outfit The Exacters have been announced as the live element of May’s Funk and Soul Club at the city’s Band On The Wall venue. Craig Charles’ night is

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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

There’s been a surge of releases from this period of Cape Verde’s history recently, most notably from Analog Africa and Sofrito. There’s a new kid on the block, though… check

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New on 45: Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba

The tenth 45 from German label Philophon arrives in the form of a two-part spiritual stomper from the legendary Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Here they team up with label

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On wax // Peter Thomas & Mocambo Astronautic Sound Orchestra: Space Patrol (Orion 2016)

A real killer tune from the Mocambo stable, and the first with a space twist. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Mocambos have joined with original composer Peter Thomas to

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On Wax: Mr Bongo – 3rd Generation Band’s Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui

Ghanian   The 3rd Generation Band hail from Ghana, recording only six tracks in their time together, all for the Essiebons label. Mr Bongo reissue these two super rare tracks

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Miss Sharon Jones: Daptone Queen’s story on the silver screen

Exciting news from the Daptone stable – I’ve been waiting for this film to drop since I first heard about it when chatting to Neal Sugarman when Sharon came to

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On Wax // Nick Pride and the Pimptones: Go Deep

The new long player from Nick Pride and his Pimptones (on the always excellent Legere Recordings) is a winner: check the video for the general jist – funk dynamite! Beth

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