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Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, a guest post from Melodic Distraction’s own Toby Taylor, cratedigger extraordinaire and boogie virtuoso behind It’s Good For The Soul.  Label: Hope Record Company | Year: 1984 […]

Following on from the success of the first Napoli Segreta compilation, NG RECORDS follows up with an exploration into the unknown groovy side of Naples by releasing Napoli Segreta Vol.2. Napoli’s finest crate diggers Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea join forces once again to collate a new compilation of nine exceptional cuts of ’70s […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. For the final pick of the year, Odyssey’s Hang Together. Label: Stylus Music | Year: 1987 | Discogs: Odyssey – The Greatest Hits I have a very magpie-like approach […]

Far Out Recordings is to reissue the self-titled debut album from pioneering Brazilian funk outfit Cry Babies, originally released in 1969. The group were an early incarnation of legendary Brazilian funk group Banda Black Rio, whose sound was influenced by the likes of Booker T & The M.G.s and the soul records of James Brown, The […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Up next, The Isley Brothers’ funk whirlwind Keep On Doin’. Label: Buddah | Year: 1970 | Discogs: Isley Brothers – Keep On Doin’ A couple of weeks ago, I […]

Having released Buddy Hank’s debut single in 2017, Super Disco Edits is set to release his first feature length LP, Dust to Diamonds, recorded between 1981 & 1982 but shelved after a contract dispute with his label at the time. Having acquired the master tapes from Buddy’s brother on the East Coast, the record is made […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. Up next, Brainstorm‘s high-energy disco slammer Lovin’ Is Really My Game. Label: Rated “X” Records (original on Tabu) | Year: Unknown (original 1977) | Discogs: Brainstorm / Deodato / Shalamar – Lovin’ […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, Lamont Dozier’s Going Back to My Roots.  Label: Warner Bros. |Year: 1977 | Discogs: Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business In 1990, Lamont Dozier entered the Rock & Roll […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, we’re back in the UK with Pigbag’s Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag. Label: Y Records | Year: 1981 | Discogs: Pigbag – […]

Mates’ Crates, a series headed up by our friend Andrei Sandu, dives into the tales behind records and digs deeper into our connections to music. These are not reviews, they’re stories. This time, Timmy Thomas’s Why Can’t We Live Together. Label: Vogue |Year: 1972 | Discogs: Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together Forty years before Drake got calls on […]


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