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submitted Twisted Tongue - The AGR Sessions. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Bo Kool / Funk Masters - (Money) No Love / Love Money. over 10 years ago
Gorgeous, early example of dub /disco from the underrated Funk Masters (who were seemingly alone in the UK in pushing a harder, New York groove whilst many other British disco / funk outfits, such as Light of the World and Central Line, were going down ... See full review
posted a review of West Phillips - (I'm Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face. over 10 years ago
Wow. Classic piece of downbeat electro-funk from West Phillips, about whom I know very little. Hard to put one's finger on why it sounds so bloody great - after all, the vocals are so-so at best and the track doesn't really go anywhere too meaningful ... See full review
posted a review of Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom / Ozone Breakdown. over 13 years ago
Although the years 1988-1990 are simply labelled as the 'UK acid house years'', the most exciting music for anyone stuck in a freezing cold field during that time was the stuff that was loosely termed 'freestyle' - it kinda covered alot of bases back ... See full review
posted a review of Various - New York Noise (Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-1982). over 14 years ago
Another slightly confused post-punk/dance compilation from Soul Jazz: if you're supposed to be highlighting NY's early eighties avant-garde club culture, why haven't you included August Darnell's excellent remix of "Contort Yourself" rather than the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm. over 14 years ago
Fairly disappointing compilation from Soul Jazz: top tunes from This Heat, Cabaret Voltaire & Human League, but The Pop Group & The Slits released way more interesting tracks than the ones featured on this album. And a couple of tunes lean a bit too ... See full review
posted a review of Futura 2000 - The Escapades Of Futura 2000. over 14 years ago
The amateurish rap by graffiti genius Futura 2000 only adds to the charm of "Escapades". Best to approach the track less as an old school hip-hop tune, and more as proof of how far out there The Clash were in tackling full-on punk funk. And just check ... See full review
posted a review of Was (Not Was) - Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out (Long Version). over 14 years ago
I'm not a big fan of Was (Not Was) generally, but "Wheel Me Out" is surely the pinnacle of disco experimentation: dada-ist vocal snippets, beautiful jazz trumpet solo and a solid four to the floor foundation. Damned amazing, and a tune the group never ... See full review
posted a review of Prince Charles And The City Beat Band - Cash (Cash Money) (Extended Version). over 14 years ago
"Cash (Cash Money)" is a great p-funk influenced track with a weak main vocal but probably the dirtiest flute solo ever commited to vinyl. But if you really want the good stuff flip over to "Jungle Stomp" - a dub of the band's earlier release "Fool For ... See full review