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Issue 1094

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Aladean

Aladean Kheroufi : Sorry If I Hurt You

This retro-soul revivalist tag maybe stapled on to him, due to this vintage soul slice of blessedness on offer but it suits his vibe with its eccentric depth.

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Beat 1

Beat Bronco Organ Trio : Road Trip

Each incarnation has its own brand of charm whether it be the more traditional toe tapping 'Crispy Time' or the deep funk blessedness of the bluesy ' Squirtly'

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Casbah 1

Casbah 73 : Sweet Maybe Ft. Bart Davenport

fresh sounding,organic slice of retro disco is the order of the day and it's a decidedly funky affair.

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Joe 1

Joe Publick : 40K Followers

Brother Strut founder Steve Jones throws himself full tilt into his laddish alter ego, using a backdrop of social media commentary which brings out a bonfire of vanities

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Ephem 1

Ephemerals : The Third Eye

Physch soul and modal jazz are the trappings on 'Rising' it has that spiritual Coltrane sax and Valbrun's brooding vocals are perfect for this atmospherically soaked session.

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Tito 1

Tito Lopez Combo : Keep On Moving Ft.Nichola Richards

Burning Sole records have been catching the ears of all us here at B&S towers.DJ Tron in particular, with his hot hip hop funk stuff and the excellent Fruits Of Funk album which he released recently.

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Cafolla 1

Cafolla : Cowboys & Africans

'Take The Money' with Cafolla taking the vocal helm,churns along propulsively too, led by a devastingly simple yet effective guitar line that leads to a stonking horn section breakout

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Stoned 1

Stoned Soul Picnic Ft.Pauline Black : To love somebody

Great to see the ever stylish Pauline Black put her stamp on this old evergreen of a tune. Countless artists have covered it but this one gets the Stax/Muscle Shoals treatment

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Crowd Company

Crowd Company: Lowdown (Vintage League Music)

London-based funksters Crowd Company are back with a cracker of an album. Recorded in the States, "Lowdown" is an instant classic, conjuring images of old-style American funk outfits such as The Meters.

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Sorce1

The Sorcerers : In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God

The mood deepens too with the slinky as hell 'Sacred Sacrament' and the spirit of Black Orpheus arises during the gutsy flute outbreak of co founder and multi instrumentalist Pete Williams

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