Various Artists – Virtue Recording Studios

Virtue Recording Studios

Label: Tramp Records Release Date: 5 May 2017 Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD Deep soul mining from the archives has unearthed 18 quality nuggets from the career of musician, record producer and record label owner Frank Virtue. Born January 21 1923, Frank was

Stone Foundation – Street Rituals

Label: 100% Records Release Date: 31 March 2017 Rating: 5/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD Stone Foundation may be one of our most anticipated records of the year since their announcement in January that they’d recorded a new album with none other than Paul

Ephemerals – Egg Tooth

Label: Jalapeno Records Release Date: 21 April 2017 Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Vinyl / CD / Digital The 3rd album, from London’s Ephemerals is a breath of fresh air, and once again, they’ve managed to be exactly who they are, uncompromising, eclectic and diverse.

Tanika Charles – Soul Run

Label: Record Kicks Release Date: 7 April 2017 Rating: 3.5/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD Canadian Soul Sensation Tanika Charles brings us her debut album ‘Soul Run’ on Italy’s Record Kicks. Her charming and fun personality throughout this album is instantly likable and will be

New Street Adventure – Stubborn Sons

Label: Acid Jazz Records Release Date: 24 March 2017 Rating: 5/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD New Street Adventure are back with their long-awaited follow-up to the 2014 release ‘No Hard Feelings’. With this effort, they have not been hindered in any way by a

Roy Roberts Experience – A Collection of His Recorded Output 1967-1980

Label: Perfect Toy Release Date: 24 Feb 2017 Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD From his early career in the sixties Roy has played with the very best artists from the soul scene including Eddie Floyd, Stevie Wonder & Otis Redding. His signature sound

Orgone – Bulletproof

Label: Colemine Records Release Date: 13 Jan 2017 Rating: 5/5 Purchase: Colored Vinyl / Black Vinyl Fresh out the box for 2017 are the two latest firecrackers from Orgone. The A-side, ‘Bulletproof’, which features Brooklyn’s Ikebe Shakedown is a high velocity banger that conveys the Orgone

Jungle Fire – N.U.S.A.U. / La Kossa

Label: Colemine Records Release Date: 13 Jan 2017 Rating: 5/5 Purchase: Colored Vinyl / Black Vinyl Jungle Fire’s brand new 45 is lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Jambu’. The A-side, ‘N.U.S.A.U.’ does not disappoint and delivers the bands signature blend of high tempo Afro-Caribbean rhythms blended

Soul Scratch – Pushing Fire

Label: Colemine Records Release Date: 13 Jan 2017 Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Vinyl / CD / Download The third album by Soul Scratch released via Colemine Records sees the band develop their brand of classic sounding funk and soul and navigate the “difficult 3rd album,” scenario

Calibro 35 – S.P.A.C.E.

Label: Record Kicks Release Date: 6 Nov 2015 Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Vinyl & CD The fifth album by Italian jazz funk band Calibro 35 is set to boldly go where jazz funk has never been before. The exploration into outer S.P.A.C.E begins with