Lyn Taitt & The Jets Batman A two track rocksteady single version of the Batman theme tune, ace! Dub Store Records 7"
Tall Black Guy / Chaka Khan I Know You, I Live You I Know You, I Live You For Sure is the first single from Tall Black Guy’s Remixes & Tings Vol. 1 collection released in 2019. This single represents his interpretation of a Chaka Khan favorite, and adds a modern vibration to the 80’s classic that would even make Queen Chaka herself proud. In the arena of remixes, this record solidifies Tall Black Guy as one of the best to ever practice the craft. The pulsating drums, and Chaka’s vocals weaving through the sonic landscape leave the listener in a trance moving without thought, and sweating without effort. The extended version of this new classic is sure to be in every vinyl lovers rotation. Lastly, Tall Black Guy teamed up with Karizma (Kaytronik) for the B Side. A remix of a remix has resulted in a new House Head favorite known as “Love Dub”. There’s genius in being able to capture the vastness in small things, and Kaytronik has done just that. “His house music ears heard a pocket, and he just did his thing”, says TBG about Kaytroinik’s first encounter with the track. Tall Black Guy says, “when I heard what he did with it, I knew it had to be on the single”. Now, the public has a chance to own what many will consider to be a part of music history. Tall Black Guy Productions 12"
Amerigo Gazaway Big Payback Volume 3 This popular and on going edit series returns after two big instalments from J. Period. Now it is Amerigo at the helm and he pulls together an all-star league of funk, soul and hip hop giants, then rewires their musical DNA into new tribute tracks that are full of life and built from essential James Brown building blocks. Bob Marley is first to be stitched into "Who Is Mr Brown?", which becomes a lazy dub of the highest order. Elsewhere Busta Rhymes, Notorious BIG and Mobb Deep all lend their considerable vocal skills to "Sex Machine" and "Godfather Of Soul." Soul Mates LP
Snips Edits Vol 2 Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables. With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory for his second instalment of the "Snips Edits" series. This time cleverly turning a handful of Hip Hop classics into club ready anthems over Snips' original productions. Barbershop Records 12" Pre-Order
Amerigo Gazaway / Busta Rhymes / James Brown I Feel Good Taken from the "BIG PAYBACK VOL 3" mashup album from AMERIGO GAZAWAY feat BUSTA RHYMES mixed with JAMES BROWN. One of the standout tracks "I FEEL GOOD" is pressed up on a big hole 7" 45 with the previously unreleased instrumental mix on the flip. 7"
Amerigo Gazaway / Biggie Smalls / James Brown Sex Machine Taken from the "B.I.G. PAYBACK" mashup album from AMERIGO GAZAWAY featuring NOTORIOUS B.I.G. mixed with JAMES BROWN. One the standout tracks "SEX MACHINE" pressed up on a big hole 7" 45 with the previously unreleased instrumental on the flip. 7"
Amerigo Gazaway / D'Angelo Variations of Voodoo: A Tribute to D'Angelo AMERIGO GAZAWAY (FELA SOUL, BIZARRE TRIBE) re-imagines his favorite D'ANGELO cuts using live instruments & samples, resulting in a mixture of hip-hop, gospel, house, neo-soul and R&B. Fourteen tracks, vocals and instrumentals. Includes bonus joint RAPHAEL SAADIQ feat D'ANGELO "BE HERE". Voodoo LP
Sunlightsquare Latin Combo I Believe In Miracles Here's Sunlightsquare's 10th Anniversary special red edition of "I Believe In Miracles" 7inch vinyl record. This is a repress from the same metalwork as the original 2010 release. One of the most played tracks in latin music circles worldwide for the past decade, this salsa cover of Jackson Sisters' 1973 hit was produced by British-Italian pianist and producer Claudio Passavanti. The recording features a 25 piece band recorded live in Cuba, at Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión in Havana. The original 45 has become very rare amongst vinyl collectors, being valued between 50 and 200 USD on Discogs at the time of writing. This special edition looks and sounds 100% as the original (pressed by the same plant using the same stamper) except... it's in bright red vinyl! Sunlightsquare Recordings 7"
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"
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" Out of Stock
Summer Jamz Poppa In The Sheets / Funny High A little late for the summer season, no doubt, but trying to preserve that summer heat with two backyard BBQ classics. On one side, is a well edited and mixed version of the Isley’s Between The Sheets and Biggie’s Big Poppa. Flowing back and forth between the versions, this is dance floor gold. The flip is a original sample flip of Janet’s Funny How Time Flies and Camp Lo’s sampled LP title track Coolie High. A smoothed out gem. Summer Jamz 7" Out of Stock
Dusty Donuts I Got Juiced / How We Do The Show To the Wesssstside! Side A is treated with heavy synth play by Doc Flex infused with a funky guitar lick to get everybody Lifted in the club from the Gin & Juice. It’s enough for George to change his surname to McDre. On the flip, Evelyn let’s us know the The Show Is Over and also How We Do It on a smooth soulful stroll down Crenshaw Blvd. Two G-Funk tracks that are cold as Ice Cubes. Dusty Donuts 7"
Dusty Donuts Just A Touch Of Faith / Bonita In My Life Aww yes, ain’t that fresh! Dusty Donuts coming correct with another batch of dope edits that will no doubt be rocking dance floors and accelerating the art of moving butts if you know what we mean. The A side, “Just A Touch Of Faith (Naughty NMX x Marc Hype) gives you the best of that Bob James/ De La/ Slave edits for your ear hole by revisiting Slave’s Just A Touch Of Love and applying the same breakbeat leverage that De La Soul gave to their Slave sample on Keepin’ The Faith. On the flip, NMX, this time in the company of Doc Flex, applies the same process to RAMPs’s Daylight, famously sampled by ATCQ on Bonita Applebum thus continuing their services to DJs everywhere with a perfect set opener or closer. Dusty Donuts 7" Out of Stock