Record Kicks is probably Italy’s leading soul music label. Set up in 2003 in Milan by NICOLO PAZZOI, it specialises in rare soul, funk and dance floor jazz and right now Record Kicks has a whole bunch of goodies on offer. First up is an album of top drawer, jazz-heavy dance music from Glasgow based RAY HARRIS. On the eponymous album, HARRIS, who’s opened for JAMES BROWN, fronts the ultra tight FUSION EXPERIENCE on a set that has already been a big seller in Japan. Cornwall is the base for six piece funk band, UNDERBELLY. Currently being championed by CRAIG CHARLES, their debut on Record Kicks is called ‘Seven Feet Under’. Featured vocalist on that set is big-voiced Ausssie ROXIE RAY. She’s also featured on a new set from DOJO CUTS – a brash soul and funk set with a great cover of ‘Uptight’. Record Kicks also has two great compilations on offer – ‘Let’s Boogaloo, Volume 5’ and ‘Mo Record Kicks’. The former is an enigmatic collection of tough soul and funk put together by JAZZMAN GERALD, while the latter is an overview of the quirky label’s output. Full reviews on soon…. in the meantime for more info go to –