Cramming a CD to its maximum capacity, this is an incredible release of brilliant bass, beats, melodies and assorted moods from top Dutch talent
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Staying true to the title James Taylor gets straight into a groove with his C3 Hammond organ gliding along gradually building into frenetic jazz funk fusion.
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Rising up from the London jazz scene, The Root Source’s self-titled debut album is Hammond heavy and fuses the ground between jazz and funk
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Comprised of four trumpeters, two trombonists, a drummer and a sousaphone player — make way for an 8-piece band bringing brass supremacy
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Manchester independent label Kipper Records newest release is again stunningly packaged and once unwrapped the music is just as pleasurable with sublime soundscapes and enchanting melodies
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Lovers of rare groove, soul and funk should lick their lips as Ubiquity subsidiary Luv N’ Haight delivers once again, focusing on lesser known artists from the California area
Continue reading V/A – Super Cool, California Soul II: Raw and Rare Soul From The West Coast 1966 – 1982
This is music from London, E2, but not UK garage, grime or dubstep — this is organ-led jazz funk with a delightful retro feel.
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Original Wiseguy & Bronx Dog, highly regarded DJ Reggie ‘Regal’ Jackson delivers an album of smoked out bliss with supreme drums.
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“Manchester’s Finest” Marcus Intalex, ST Files & Calibre united for “Drum and bass in its final hour”
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Shuddering strings set the tone in the album’s opener ‘Ache’ — which enchants and steadily pounds the album into life, comparable to a bleak fairytale with beauty emerging through darkness like within a Miles Davis solo
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Displaying the broad skills of artists on their roster, Dutch label Kindred Spirits have compiled a splendid mix of varied beats.
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Scandinavian jazz and funk harmonises with African percussion, bringing a marvellous fusion of assorted vintage and contemporary elements.
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“Come in and wake up your soul on the dancefloor, come on!” Madrid may not be synonymous with funk, but it may soon become so with the arrival of The Sweet Vandals.
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Compiled by Tru Thoughts head honcho, Rob Luis, the CD opens marvellously with Alice Russell’s ‘Hurry on Now’ given a reggae lay-down by Boub
Continue reading V/A – Shapes 07:01 ‘All New Amazing Sounds’