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    [review] The Bamboos – On the Sly 12" (TRU211)

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Although I thoroughly love the deep funk & soul grooves by the Bamboos, I feel that in these songs, the sparkle is missing. Sure, Kylie Auldist has the soul and she pours it all out like she should in ‘On the Sly’. And yes, Lyrics Born provides floor filling shouty lyrics on ‘Turn it Up’ [...]

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    [review] Deep Street Soul – Full package: 7", 12" & LP

    Posted on December 6th, 2009 by zephirnl

    I can be very short about this band. If you like raw funk then this is a no-brainer. Buy this music! There are two shiny discs of black gold that harbour every deliciously raw tune these funksters have ever put out and it’s all good!
    The tracks I think stand out most are ‘Kick Out The [...]

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    Daptone Gold

    Posted on November 20th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Straight from the Daptone Records News Mailing:

    Daptone Gold Autographed LP

    Coming November 24th, a 23 track compilation featuring rarities, classics and previously unreleased tracks from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Binky Griptite, Lee Fields, Antibalas and more.
    The Daptone family has autographed 50 copies of the Daptone Gold LP, the first 50 people to pre-order [...]

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    [review] DrawBar – ReOrganized (Remixed) [CRS036]

    Posted on October 8th, 2009 by zephirnl

    @organzola posted his ‘Woohoo’ to twitter already, which translates roughly to: Finally the DrawBar Remixed 12″ is out!
    It’s called DrawBar Reorganized, and contains remixes by Dr Rubberfunk, JD73, Black Grass, AIFF and is completed by a rework by the gentlemen themselves and just like the album it’s on CounterPoint Records.
    For me as a DJ, a [...]

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    [Review] Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro – Tradition in Transition

    Posted on July 2nd, 2009 by zephirnl

    A while ago I reviewed the 7″ single Linda Morena, by Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro. The song I based my review on back then actually was the album version of Linda Morena, instead of the much shorter single edit (8:29 vs 4:58). This will probably mean they have drastically reduced solo time, but [...]

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    Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro – Linda Morena

    Posted on May 2nd, 2009 by zephirnl

    Update: the 7″ is available for purchase @ etchshop now!
    Although the release date is more than a month away and there are other reviews that I still have to finish of music that will be released before this item, I just have to publish this now. So here it goes…
    A new Quantic album is always [...]

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    Upcoming / Recent Interesting releases of Modern Funk & Soul

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 by zephirnl

    This is a list of releases that might be interesting to people who like raw funk & soul, no matter the form or shape it takes (electronic or real instruments. vocal or instrumental). It starts with some upcoming releases, followed by some recent releases. For each release there is a last.fm linked artist & release [...]

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