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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Wow! Yes, it’s still October but we’ve just “enjoyed” our first new Christmas record! It’s ‘No Time To Be Sad’ from KELLY FINNIGAN of the Monophonics. Intriguingly it doesn’t sound too much like a...

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JOSE PADILLA DIES….

Jose Padilla, generally acknowledged as the father of chill out music, died on Sunday 18th October on Ibiza – the island where he secured his reputation. He was 64 and had been suffering with...

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YOU GOT WHAT I NEED!

Avid TV ad break watchers might well have come across a classic 60s soul song in an ad for the online makers web site Etsy. Track in question is ‘You Got What I Need’...

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LOVE WILL FIND ITS WAY!

‘Love Will Find A Way’ is a popular song title. Amongst those who’ve served up a slice of this optimism are Lionel Richie and Philip Bailey and now we can enjoy a new song...

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SOULFUL TALES!

Though he’s a new name to me, I’ve a feeling that Chicago soul man DEVIN B THOMPSON is set for mighty big things!  Typical journalistic hyperbole? Well no; you see that judgement is evidence...

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ALRIGHT? NOT QUITE!

Latest offering from Cuban born producer, musician and DJ WHEELER DEL TORRO, (aka DJ Kinfolks) is another energized thumper, ‘Quite Alright’. It follows his recent ‘Voce e Linda’ (‘You Are Beautiful’) and ‘If Only...

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SOUL NIGHTMARE!

Followers of the rarer end of the indie soul scene will know about svelte-voiced DARRYL JOHNSON. For some time, he’s been working with the latest incarnation of the Chairmen of the Board, but he’s...

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THOMMY IN THE MIX!

By common consent Baltimore’s THOMMY DAVIS is a proper soulful house don. He’s been in the business for something like 40 years! In that time, he’s worked with people like Jump Street Records, the...

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JERSEY STREET: Love Rising Up (ubuntu Music)

Jersey Street is a nine-piece collective based in Manchester. They’ve been around for quite some time. I think it was the late 90s when we first heard ‘em. Then they were peddling their take...