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Ghost Funk Orchestra: Walk Like A Motherfucker / Isaac Hayes

Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery. Plain and simple. Dirty, soulful production, verbed and fuzzed out guitars, mysterious vocals that feel like a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-man producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging new territory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic.

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2018-11-09
Ikebe Shakedown: Assassin / View From Above

The latest and greatest from Ikebe Shakedown! "Assassin" is pulled from Ikebe Shakedown's most recent LP The Way Home (CLMN- 12017) with a B-side that is exclusive to this 45. Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown explores a wide variety of instrumental soul, touching on afro-funk, R&B, and even psych at times.

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2018-11-09
The Gripsweats: Gripsweats Theme / Intermission

The nastiest, sweatiest instrumental funk on Colemine is back with a second helping. This time coming through with some fuzzed out funk on the A-side with "Gripsweats Theme" and some mellow library vibes on the B-side. DJs are going to need doubles of this bad boy as this one has the vibe to get the party started right.

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2018-10-19
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos: Rockstone

Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos' sophomore effort Rockstone is more than just a love letter to the roots of Jamaican music. It's an actual love letter. Tom McDowall aka Jr. Thomas explains, "I could write a musical love letter to all things I loved: my wife, my family, my friends, my band mates. I could write a song to tell me to Chin Up when times got tough. I could give gratitude to the Jamaican artists that paved the way for the beautiful music we now call reggae. I could write a song about what it's like to lose someone important to you. Or write a song to invigorate me spiritually. Music is healing and that's the best therapy there is for me." Rockstone isn’t just another throwback record to an era gone by. It's a record that takes risks within the genre, but more importantly it's a genuinely honest record. "I called the album Rockstone because true love cannot be defeated. It lives forever. We write tributes on our tombstones because they live on beyond our lives as a remembrance of something special and important to us."

Nico Collins & The Soul Chance: Give Love A Try / The Sole Chance

Bakersfield, CA duo The Soul Chance are steeped in early reggae. Lo- fi recording techniques and sweet reggae performances are the order of the day. The A-side features a cover of the classic “Give Love A Try” by Delroy Wilson, while the B-side is a sweet soul instrumental that serves as the group’s theme.

Wesley Bright & The Honeytones: Happiness / You Don't Want Me

Fresh, sweet soul from Akron's Wesley Bright & The Honeytones. After going through some changes in both personnel and sound, Wesley and the guys have found their groove. This tune represents a new direction for the band, produced by Colemine Records' in-house producer Leroi Conroy at their Loveland, OH studio, these tunes are rough and tough, yet super sweet as well. Maybe that because lead singer Wesley Bright is also a beekeeper. That's right. He's a sweet soul singer that makes honey. You can't make that up.

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2018-09-21
Ben Pirani: How Do I Talk To My Brother?

"It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker

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2018-09-21
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos: Chin Up / Spellbound

You might not think of Minneapolis, MN as a hotbed of reggae, but you'd be hard pressed to find any other current artists making a more authentic reggae product in 2018. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos are well steeped in JA music and the culture around reggae. They are commonly referred to as sweet reggae or rocksteady. Combining JA rhythms, sweet soul harmonies, and tuff production.

"Chin Up" is a single from the forthcoming LP titled Rockstone on Colemine Records. It epitomizes what traditional rocksteady should be. Sweet harmonies, catchy hooks, and classic JA rhythms. The super sweet B-side, "Spellbound", is exclusive to this 45 and will not appear on the LP.

DeRobert & The Half-Truths: Judgement Pt. 1 / Judgement Pt. 2

DeRobert & The Half-Truths have been a staple of the Nashville soul and funk scene for nearly a decade as the flagship act for Nashville's G.E.D. Soul Records. Judgement is their first collaboration with Colemine. It was was produced at the Loveland, Ohio studio with Nick DeVan and Leroi Conroy and does not disappoint. This is an uptempo dancefloor burner that DJs around the world are going to spin to death!

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2018-08-24
Monophonics: Bang Bang / Thinking Black

The lead single from Monophonics’ 2012 “In Your Brian” LP finally gets a proper 7-inch release. After DJs have begged for years, we finally acquired the rights and this gem of a cover will finally be available. And as if the psychedelic soul take on Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang” wasn’t enough, Kelly Finnigan and company take on Ike Turner’s instrumental banger “Thinking Black” on the B-side. Two killer covers, one heavy little 45.

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2018-08-24
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Aragon / El Nino

San Diego’s instrumental funk ensemble is back with the first new material from their forthcoming third LP on Colemine Records. Since their debut LP release in 2014, the group has established itself as a staple in the instrumental world of funk and soul music. And their newest effort does not disappoint. A cover of Roy Ayers’ “Aragon” on the A-side and some moody, clav-heavy funk on the B-side. Sure to satisfy any funky DJ out there.