Here’s some hot underground from London Town that’s been hiding in my bag and it’s just what you need to raise Latin spirits in the bleak mid-winter.
Continue reading Wara – Wara EP
Perhaps the surprise of the year this one as George Benson release an album that isn’t a ‘Best Of’ his own hits as he covers some pop and jazz classics and it’s worth more than a casual listen!
Continue reading George Benson – Guitar Man
If their was ever a time for a 17-member “disco orchestra”, the bleak winter of 2011 was it so the timing of Escort’s debut album couldn’t be better – old and new all mixed together to accompany you to the dancefloor – it’s time to party! Continue reading Escort – Escort
With remixes of ‘She Fish’ and ‘Right On Up (For Love)’, the Main Stem are big at Lip Service so it’s no surprise that after the Contortion Danse 12″ of a couple of months ago we get an album that finds thier Electric Church is having a post disco nu-house soft rock revival! Continue reading The Main Stem – Electric Church
For those of you in the Bay Area, you’ll know that the will know all about the Yerba Buena Discos team, if only from their huge 20th release by Homero Espinosa featuring Allegra Bandy – and now they are back with some equally fine soulful deep house to enjoy! Continue reading Homero Espinosa ft. Allegra Bandy – Then You Smiled
We’ve been dreaming of a new album by Sabrina Malheiros on Far Out Recordings and here it is and it’s very wide awake!
Continue reading Sabrina Malherios – Dreaming
The Kid is back! Older, wiser but just as cool as he ever was even if he’s lost his Clark Gable pencil moustache!
Continue reading Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Wake Up Screaming
OK so it’s not just Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Robert Mitchell over the 4 days (there’s actually 100 performances by many different acts) but they were the highlight of the opening day at this high spec venue near Kings Cross.
Continue reading Kings Place Festival – Sept 8-11 [Ayanna Witter-Johnson/Robert Mitchell]
When Benji B’s Deviation returned to Cable, top of the ‘wants list’ to play was Brainfeeder’s Martyn with some cuts from his new album and here’s a preview couple on a single.
Continue reading Martyn – Masks / Viper
We’ve been inundated with old and new disco of late but you can’t pass up on this 3 CD set that’s been “compiled with love” as its a fiting tribute to Loleatta Holloway and must have: The Definitive Salsoul Mixes!
Continue reading V/A – Mixology: The Definitive Salsoul Mixes
Nang are at it again with the debut from The Heels Of Love and there’s no hint of an Achilles anywhere.
Continue reading The Heels Of Love – The Heels Of Love
OK, Clap Rules is perhaps not the greatest name for a band ever but as they come from Italy, we’ll overlook any golden balls up with their debut album release, Golden Hands.
Continue reading Clap Rules – Golden Hands
This year will be remembered for the come back of Disco in all it’s glory and Nang Records make sure that Sare Havlicek gets a slice of credit with a party mix album of Havlicek’s top remixes!
Continue reading V/A – Nang Presents: New Masters Vol. 4 – Sare Havlicek
There’s big competition in the trendy and hip brass band section and I’m not talking Grimethorpe! Here’s the latest and the best, the debut album by the Hackney Colliery Band.
Continue reading Hackney Colliery Band – Hackney Colliery Band
If you listened to the latest Gilles Peterson Radio 1 show you’ll know he said “They keep telling me there’s going to be an Acid Jazz revival” after playing a track from Burn!; listen to the whole album and you’ll believe it!
Continue reading Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters – Burn!