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Mamas Gun are a musically diverse five-piece Soul band fronted by singer/composer/producer Andy Platts. Andy is joined by keyboard player Dave Oliver who's musical education has embraced everything from barbershop singing to French horn and now includes jazz, soul and Cuban playing. Alongside stand out guitarist Terry Lewis who studied music in London and now resides on UK's south coast and who's musical journey has seen him work with legendary Marvin Gaye/Minnie Ripperton/Michael Jackson producer Leon Ware, Lewis Taylor, The Impressions, Jamie Woon, The Valentine Brothers, Jean Carne to name a few.

Chris Boot took over the band's drum stool in 2016, bringing with him a career that's taken him everywhere from Abbey Road to Glastonbury and all over the world, with the likes of Lucy Rose & Lone. Bass player Cameron Dawson is the youngest but already an old soul in his musical capability and contributions to the energetic and memorable stage shows that Mamas Gun never fail to deliver. Cameron also performs as one third of the much-respected instrumental jazz trio Vels Trio. "This Is The Day" is the soulful band version of the final track from the latest album "Golden Days", available in digital formats and a limited edition 7inch vinyl single.

The Mighty Mocambos

Golden Shadow

In 2019, The Mighty Mocambos returned in fine form with their new album "2066", played a storming European tour and celebrated a colourful year delivering their own true style of funk, Afro, hip hop with cinematic compositions and storytelling.

The mean streets groove and furious drums versus car chase workout of "Golden Shadow" and the joyous instrumental stomper "Preaching To The Choir" were soon identified as DJ favourites. So here they are on glorious golden 7inch vinyl to jumpstart 2020 with.

With the release of their first two albums and live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds, Butcher Brown, Yellowjackets and more, Resolution 88 have already established themselves as one of the UK's leading exponents of funk jazz. Their music is synonymous with the silky, buttery sound of the Fender Rhodes. They're also a bona fide band, a refreshing change in a musical world increasingly occupied by online collaborations and viral videos. They're best mates who love to hang out, play together and make their own music - that sincerity is evident in their songs and their chemistry on stage.

'Revolutions' represents a lot of firsts - the first time Resolution 88 have recorded to multi-track tape, the first time that they've included a real string and brass section, the first time they've included special guests on record and the first time they've pressed an album on vinyl. Imagine a combination of an undiscovered Herbie Hancock album from the mid' 70's, rare-groove samples from the golden era of hip hop (ATCQ, Pharcyde etc) and the new London sound of bands like Yussef Kamaal.

Every track on'Revolutions'represents an aspect of music on vinyl. On'Pitching Up'you hear the DJ pitch the record up from 33rpm to 45rpm.'Out Of Sync'simulates a clumsy attempt at beat-matching. The hypnotic, circling sax line that opens the title track'Revolutions'(echoed by the strings at the end) evokes the mesmerizing sensation of watching the record label artwork whirling as it spins on the platter.'Runout Groove'fades in and out; the drum beat mimics the distinctive, perpetual rhythm tapped out by the stylus as it reaches the runout groove. On the second side,'Sample Hunter'unexpectedly deviates from the main section into Rhodes-drenched interludes; the type of moment that producers searched high and low for back when hip hop was great.Marcus Tenney's (Butcher Brown) lyrics on 'Dig Deep'are all about the thrill of digging for records and'Matrix'is inspired by the hidden messages sometimes left in the matrix markings on record pressings. On'Tracking Force', you can hear the beat twist and morph as the stylus skates over the record. Finally,'Warped Memories'closes out the album with a wistful, melancholy melody. Sit back with a glass of Japanese whisky and a Cuban cigar (or whatever your chosen poison is), stick the album on and enjoy it from start to finish - although if you're listening to it on vinyl, you'll need to get up to turn it over to the B-side ;)

Jay W. McGee


"Good Feeling", released in the summer of 2015, marked the return of Jay W. McGee from Michigan/USA, one of the most distinctive voices of the boogie era during the Eighties. Recorded by Hamburg/Germany producer team and boogie crew The Unbelievable Two. "Good Feeling" was an authentic and soulful translation of Jay W. McGee's vocal and songwriter style into the new millennium.

McGee and The Unbelievable Two's Mzuzu became friends and stayed in touch, making more fresh music. The result is a double A-side, "Perfection" and "Love In Motion". While "Perfection is an irresistible, uptempo boogie tune designed for the disco dance floor, the ballad "Love in Motion" is one of the stand-out cuts from the recent session of this multi-generation, cross-continental boogie crew.

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