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Ricardo "Eddy" Martinez - Expreso Ritmico (LP reissue, printed innersleeve)
 
 
Reissued from the Spanish version of this awesome Cuban records with a unique picture cover. Probably one of the best 70's Areito releases, for sure ahead of his times. The entire record minus two tracks of 10 total are all upbeat with afro-latin breaks, dope choral vocal arrangements and chunky bass and conga lines, but don’t sleep, the lower bpm songs are great mellow gems. Gilles Peterson says: "If a Cuban record had come out on Sleeping Bag Records in 1982, I think it would’ve sounded a bit like this. It’s an eccentric middle ground between Latin-styled pop and disco". LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
Sandy Samuel - I Like Sado Music (12" reissue)
 
 
Official reissue handled by Strictly Groove for the new Italian imprint Erezioni. “I Like Sado Music” is a gem released by Blitz Records in 1980 among other overlooked records of electronic disco, library music and soundtracks. “I Like Sado Music” is also the only record ever sung by Sandy Samuel, the artist name of Daniela Samueli a prolific and very famous porn actress of that period. LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
Beckie Bell - In The Right Place (12" reissue)
 
 
Juno Records review: "Recorded and released two years before she gave us the iconic vocals on Indeep's "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", Beckie Bell's 1979 debut release enjoys its first repress in 37 years. You don't even need hindsight to hear the promise she had at the start of her career. "In The Right Place" was a spacey, almost bluesy disco jam where she's not afraid to take full command while "Johnnie's Home" still sparkles with reggae fusion funk that's often attempted but seldom smashed in such a sexy way”. LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
Klaps - All The Way You Move (12" reissue)
 
 
Rush Hour Store says: "Official reissue of this impossibile release. Killer Boogie-funk at its finest". A bassline so infectious, how can you not move to that! Killer boogie funk at its finest will make you slide to the dance floor by the time the vocal hits, your hands are in the air and the magic happens! LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
Cecil Lyde - Stone Free (LP reissue, 180 gram vinyl)
 
 
A sweet SoCal groover from Cecil Lyde - recorded in LA in the early 80s, with a great mix of funky club and mellow soul modes! Cecil's got a great ear for the grittier side of California funk at the time, tunes that still use the heavy bass and keyboards of mainstream work from the period, but which manages to make the grooves come out with a lot more punch, and a heck of a lot of feeling, a bit like some of the best indie club that was still coming out of the New York underground. The ballads are great too with a spacier, more laidback feel that shows a warmer, more seductive side of Cecil's vocals, one that balances nicely with the bolder sound of the funk numbers, in a way that almost reminds us of Bootsy in the late 70s, but a lot less polished overall!. (Text, Dusty Groove) LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
Jiraffe - Out'A The Box (12" reissue)
 
 
So WOW... Jiraffe - Out'a the box. Well what can I say, when I first heard this record I just melted... On the first few bars and the tempo already was a fav, my ears pricked up and then woahhhhhh... That bass came in and oh god how that went through my whole body and shook me like a thunderstorm... those synths and percussion just left me floored... Probably one of the most cherished re-issues that you will buy... Don't know about Out'a the Box... If you don t already own it, you will and it will be IN the box for a lifetime. LISTEN HERE*
 
 
 
 
 
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Ricardo "Eddy" Martinez - Expreso Ritmico (LP reissue, printed innersleeve)
 
Sandy Samuel - I Like Sado Music (12" reissue)
 
Beckie Bell - In The Right Place (12" reissue)