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Emanuel Ciccolini / Budokan

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Emanuel Ciccolini – Named for guitarist Lewis Coleman’s Italian grandfather, you can imagine the original Emanuel was a very bad man. This is some sinister, high-octane car chase funk. Think of the getaway scene in a heist movie set in Napoli circa 1974 and you get the idea. Ciao!

Budokan – Let’s not beat around the bush, this is makeout music. This B side is as smooth as the A-side is tuff. If teenage pimping on a waterbed was a song, it would be this song. The lowdown tempo and fat drums take it where it needs to go. Who knew teenagers could do it this slow?


released March 1, 2012



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The Cactus Channel Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne-based alt-soul group The Cactus Channel have released two LPs, four 45s, and have been an integral part in shaping the thriving Australian soul scene. Their original take on soul music has seen the band collaborate with Australian singer/producer Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), and now with Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music). ... more


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