Krash Slaughta / MF DOOM Lucky Kookies Scottish Rap / Turntablist legend Krash Slaughta mashes up Bjork's former band Sugarcubes and MF Doom. 7"
Mr. Confuse Somebody's Watching Me Confunktion Records very own Mr. Confuse returns with a cover version of Rockwell's 80s classic "Somebody's Watching Me" in true organic funk style. The songs kicks off with heavy funk drums, an incredible horn section, funky Hammond organ sound and soulful vocals by singer John Winston Berta. Make sure you check out the music video of 'Somebody's Watching Me' and don't miss this release on Confunktion Records as the 7 Inch vinyl version is limited. Be quick on this one! Confunktion Records 7" Pre-Order
Smoove Queensbridge vs Brooklyn Big week for Jonathan 'Smoove' Watson this week, with a reissue of his 2009 classic 'Beggerman' he created with regular partner in crime John Turrell, with whom since 2007 he has headed up a funk/soul/jazz band from North East England. Now he serves up this wicked funk edit on UK label Wack Records, a label he's very much synonymous with. On the A side we have the strong lyrical delivery of Biz Markie on 'Queensbridge', followed on the flip with the block rocking beats of Herma Puma's 'Brooklyn' (Smoove mix). Wack 7"
Jim Sharp Cali Soul / Bees And Things And Flowers During the long cold days of the lockdown, Jim Sharp was in the lab cooking up summer in the winter. This edition of Soul Sisters is a true double A side that won’t leave your box. Side 1 sees Jim go on a version excursion, intertwining two versions of the ode to the Sunshine State together with boom bap drums hangin’ out from Mount Vernon. The flip combines the ultimate sunshine anthem with a sharp rim shot, 808 kicks and an undercover G-Funk baseline to get the party people groovin’ and two-stepping in equal measures. Soul Sisters 7"
unknown The Bottle / Love Is The Respect Two stone cold, all time classics, from two undisputed legends, re-edited, extended and repurposed for the modern dancefloor. White Label 12"
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Dirt Off Your Shoulder / I Need Somebody To Love Tonight Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, the kings of "wait, what is this!!!" are back with another two-sider that has a little something for everyone. Both of these songs are pulled from their forthcoming full length album Expansions. The A side is a gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit Dirt Off Your Shoulder. The signature crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the steel pans all bets are off. They push the tune to new heights and places adding brass arrangements and working around the original riff never losing the groove. The way they walk the line between the original and making it their own will woo Hip Hop heads and Funk enthusiasts alike. The B side finds BRSB taking it straight to the discoteque and ushering everyone to the floor as they cover Sylvester's underground classic I Need Somebody To Love Tonight. While Bacao have laid down a few four on the floor numbers on previous albums this is the first one making its way to a 7" and we are sure it will get their music into a new sector of DJs playboxes. Big Crown Records 7"