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Mavin Gaye’s What’s Going On Live to be released on vinyl  

More Details here @ The Vinyl Factory

And don’t forget to check The Spotlight regularly for our recommended new releases!

Couple of changes due to accessibility - nothing too dramatic - happy Friday, here’s ‘Soul & Fire’!

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RIP Pedro Bell

We lost the Master Mind behind the Graphic's & Artwork of Funkadelic. Mr. Pedro Bell is an American artist and illustrator best known for his elaborate cover designs and other artwork for numerous Funkadelic and George Clinton solo albums. Thxs for yr service our brother.

2:53 AM · Aug 28, 2019


Read More about Pedro's Legacy @ Flipboard

Bank holiday funk fest you say? Kick off with this peeps! Have a good one and be safe! 

’Something Inside’ by TheBeatCollector

  The 30 best films about music, chosen by musicians!

The Guardian has come up with a must read for music bio fans!

You can read it here via Flipboard  

It’s that time again! This one is from way back when we hit out first 20,000 hits! Back in those days we cared about stats and shit! Very pleased to say only 2 substitutes and at least they’re the same artist! Still love you all for your support! First aired in 2007 I think? 

Check it, before you wreck it!

 Wax Poetics magazine returns to Europe, starting with a special collector’s edition  

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Another week of high hopes dashed? Here’s ‘Mods In Flares - Vol 2’! I thought it was a bit obvious but what do I know! Turned out it was the biggest hitter, I was a bit trollied is all I can offer in explanation - it was a good night on the decks! Happy Friday ya beautiful people! Here’s the full unadulterated playlist!

'Betty Davis releases first new song since 1979 - The Wire'

It's from way back when but still!

Read on!

Radio X feature ‘10 things you didn’t know about The Beatles’ Revolver album’ can teach us all a thing or 2 on the run up to it’s anniversary...

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Going early this week dudes, this one’s a belter - Vol.5 is now available for your listening pleasure over @ Spotify. There’s a few cracking new releases in TheSpotlight too, including a reworking of some of The Bamboos amazing back catalogue that is out today and really worthy of some  attention from your ears people!


Due to it being a rare vinyl affair a greatly reduced version of ‘Funky Bread & Jam’ (no idea) is now available for your ear pods on that there Spotify! To make up for it we’ve thrown a massive amount of Bootsy at ya, we’re thoughtful like that!  Have a good week funky people and stay cool! 


Art Neville of The Meters dies at 81!

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Hip Hop For Grown -Ups: 9 Overlooked Hip Hop Albums From The 2010s That Everyone Needs To Listen To

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