ERNIE HAWKS & THE SOUL IGS – Scorpio Man Theme. 7″

Every once in a while I get hit from behind with a funk nugget that causes me to twist and turn around to see what hit me. Scorpio Man Theme was one of those moments. Midtempo b-boy friendly drums drop, then laced up with extra percussion, a couple of simple catchy guitars twinkle, the melody…

PENZA PENZA – Donald Trump. 7″

Estonian funk outfit PENZA PENZA dropped this 45 a few weeks before the USA election. Their timing was impeccable as pressing plant back ups could’ve seen it delayed after the tragic fact. Now I suppose you could be wondering if its pro or con the orange skinned one. Well, its pretty obvious as the vocal…

HASHISH – A Product of… LP Vinyl

Easily one of my top albums of 2016 and I’m trying to squeeze a few of them in before 2016 comes to a close. Describe by the label as ‘occult Scandinavian psych-funk’, this may be so, but its less demonic than it is triptastic. The genius behind Hashish is  Stefan Kéry, the label owner behind…

JAIN – Makeba. 7″

French singer Jain released her song Come last year. It came along with a nifty video by directors Lionel Hirlé & Grégory Ohrel and was a clever nod to 19th century born illustrator MC Escher. The directors from production outfit Quad Group turn up the creativity tenfold for her song Makeba from her certified gold…