Smoove A Quest Called Tribe Smoove returns with one of the most exciting and ambitious multi layered cut and paste mixes that Wack Records have ever released. Over a year in the making, Smoove has meticulously sifted through hundreds of original samples spanning over 6 albums. Behold a tribute to one of the greatest rap groups of all time! Wack Records 7" Pre-Order
Tone B. Nimble Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 1 “Soul Is My Salvation" is a collection of dance friendly gospel songs. The mission is to simply uplift your spirit through music and word. Dance floor’s around the world mirror the reactions of Churches from the 70’s and 80’s when experiencing these recordings.” - Tone B. Nimble. Released as a series of eight limited vinyl-only 45, when assembled together the covers reveal a beautiful design courtesy of designer Charlotte McCrae. A true collectors item. Chapter 1 includes the brilliant but incredibly tough pull, Rev L. Weaver’s rendition of a Sister Sledge classic. Side two is an Al-Tone extended version of The Pink Family’s Don’t Give Your Life Away. Rain & Shine 7"
Featurecast One Step / Aint Got Time (feat. The Gaff) Next up on Friday’s Funky 45 we showcase 2 of Featurecast’s most popular edits. Side A is his incredible reworking of Aretha's “One Step Ahead” which first appeared on a 45 ten years ago on Wah Wah’s Dubplate series and doesn’t come cheap on Discogs. On the flipside is a collaboration between Lee and Mike The Gaff, “Ain’t Got Time” which again appeared on a 45 back in 2016 but again will cost you £££ on Discogs – now you can bag both in demand tracks on a single 45 remastered for 2019 and sounding really LOUD!! Limited edition – don’t sleep! Fridays Funky 45 7"
Daytoner Davids Doctor / Ooh Lalo The next episode in the ‘Fridays Funky 45’ series features another pair of Daytoner ‘Shedits’ for vinyl DJs. As the title of the A-side hints, 2 classic samples from David McCallum (famously flipped by Doctor Dre) and Clyde Stubblefield have been combined to create a new twist on a hip-hop staple. If you’ve seen the Daytoner live show, you’ll have seen them open with some of these samples, embellished with live vocals, brass and FX. On the flip, ‘Ooh Lalo’ is another instrumental twist for DJ’s and this time, the samples wisely used in a big-beat classic have been re-edited to include more of Lalo Schifrin‘s amazing brass and piano instrumentation, underpinned once again with Apache drums to create a rousing big band beat for breakers. This Daytoner 45 follows on from 2 earlier releases, which sold out in all stores within days of release and these battle weapons have recently landed in the hands of superstar DJs such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, who played ‘Apache Street’ during his recent Vinyl 45 Destination Tour and Maseo from De La Soul was pictured with Daytoner’s ‘Rocksteady Shedits’ 45 last month. Limited edition – don’t sleep! Fridays Funky 45 7"
Amerigo Gazaway BIG Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag A limited edition 7" on yellow coloured vinyl. A BIG remix from Amerigo Gazaway mixing up The Notorious B.I.G with James Brown. Taken from the The B.I.G. Payback (Biggie vs James Brown) LP. Instrumental on the flip side. 7"
Gladys Knight And The Pips / Lee Dorsey If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love "IF YOU EVER GET YOUR HANDS ON LOVE" by GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS gets the SOUL FLIP treatment courtesy of label bosses DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI. The flipside features LEE DORSEY's "SNEAKIN' SALLY THRU THE ALLEY" and both cuts are getting support from SMOOVE, DJ WOODY, MARC HYPE and more. Soul Flip 7"
Pickster & Melo / Altered Tapes Saturdays (110 Edit) b/w It's Like Butter (R.I.P. Phife Dawg) The 3rd release from Heat Rock ups the tempo with duo of dancefloor-friendly Native Tongue Family remixes. Pickster & Melo (Blunt Club, AZ) team up for a moombahton influenced take on the classic “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays.” Heat Rock Records 7"
Soul By The Pound Funky Dopeman / I Chose You (Jim Sharp Edits) Back again with a pair of edits in the lower BPM spectrum, Jim Sharp takes us on a regional tour of the South. Side A, breaks down then reassembles an early West Coast gangsta hit, Dopeman. Using the OG drums and extending the breaks, this will rock dance floors and bass bins alike. The B side, takes us to the Dirty South with 808 kicks, sprinkler Hi-Hats and sweet Soul music. I Chose You Could be dropped at a bounce party or a wedding. Willie Hutch sounds like an International Player with the revamped construction and drums. Soul By The Pound 7" Pre-Order