MR BENN & G DUPPY feat. MOWTY MAHLYKA: Hold Yourself Together (2016) + ANDRA DAY Rise UP (MR BENN & G DUPPY remix) free download

Hold Yourself Together Mr Benn G Duppy Mowty MahlykaRating: ★★★★★ I don’t know – you make a riddim for a remix and it turns out to be so good you wish you’d kept it for yourselves. We’ve all been there. If you’re Mr Benn and G Duppy though – you get to have your cake and eat it. There the pair were having birthed an epic slab of summery reggae for Andra Day’s honey-drenched rnb Rise Up vocal, and…they…just…couldn’t let go of…that beat. A
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NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES: Gotta Leave The Lady Alone/ Baby Can We Start Again (2016)

Gotta Leave The Lady Alone Nick PrideSexually-harrassed lady fans of funky blue-eyed acid jazz rejoice! For your anthem arriveth in the form of the lead single from Nick Pride & The Pimptones‘ forthcoming album Go Deep! But how to audio-visually explore a track called Gotta Leave The Lady Alone? I know, how about sheathing a presentable young lady in something form-fitting, placing her in a seedy industrial
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THE GETUP: Gold Digger/ Fat Pat’s Kitchen (2016)

Gold Digger Fat Pats Kitchen The GetupUK funk outfit The Getup return shortly for a jaunty double tilt at dancefloors with their new 45. On A-side Gold Digger, vocalist Sasha Patterson (a.k.a Sasha Goodman) is enlisted to provide suckers everywhere with the 411 on the behaviour of certain single ladies, just in case the lessons of the Kanye track (no relation to this one by the way) have been overlooked. On the flip, the
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SIR BEANS O.B.E. & MC KELZ: Sagittarius Sound System EP (2016)

Sagittarius Sound System Sir Beans OBE MC KelzFans of previous drops Pause To Discuss and Rhyme Stopper will be pleased to hear that Bristol legends Sir Beans O.B.E. and MC Kelz have teamed up for their third EP Sagittarius Sound System which means world-class production and rhymes inflected with both a Jamaican lilt and piratical burrs at the very centre (or should that be ‘centaur’) of things. In other words, Beans ensures
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go (2016)

Joe Quarterman FK5 Dont GoRating: ★★★★★ “Give me the strength to carry on/ Cuz everything I’ve got is just about gone”, sang Sir Joe Quarterman all the way back in 1973, the big tease, since here he is in 2016 on a Fort Knox Five cut Don’t Go. Wait, what?! DC funk legend Sir Joe Quaterman does a new funk vocal in 2016 on a Fort Knox Five beat?!!! Yep, and it’s every bit as large as that sounds. Quarterman’s
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HENRI PIERRE NOEL: The Reflex Revisions (2016)

Reflex Henri Pierre Noel RevisionsThe Reflex is many things – just ask Simon Le Bon – a lonely child waiting by the park, in charge of finding treasure in the dark and, if you’ve been even vaguely awake and at a funk and soul club in the last few years, a remixer with golden ear. Now he turns his attentions to revisions of the work of Haitian-Canadian keyboardist Henri Pierre Noel – specifically the latter’s Funky Spider Dance, Back
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MONSTAFUNK: Hiding In The Bushes (2015) + No Giggady free download

Hiding In The Bushes MonstafunkWell – gwapple me gwapenuts – so that’s where Monstafunk has been since his last Things That Go Funk In The Night welease – hiding in the bushes. With David Bellamy. Bal-limey! Still – the process has been a fertile one and yielded four rather vigorous slabs of party breaks. Into the blender have gone the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and a
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ORIGIN ONE feat. PARLY B: Mi Bredrin (2016)

Mi Bredrin Origin One Parly BRating: ★★★★★ New to the Nice Up! label, Origin One bring dancehall MC Parly B and earth-shaking bass and sweet melodies along for skankin’ debut single Mi Bredrin as Parly B advises the yout’ everywhere to stop all that shooting and looting. After all, if you’re fighting amongst yourselves you won’t have time to hold your crooked government to account will you? Actually I’m not sure if he
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KOOL & THE GANG: Fresh (DJ INKO remix) (2016) Free download

Fresh DJ Inko Kool  The GangKnown for massive 1973 funk bump Jungle Boogie and other funk classics such as Chocolate Buttermilk, Hollywood Swinging and Funky Stuff, Kool & The Gang spent the greater part of the subsequent decade pumping out smooth and cheesy pop-funk. Among such 80s chart-botherers was Fresh – now rendered into a pneumatic slab of neo-disco courtesy of DJ Inko. It’s fresh, it’s
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GHETTO FUNK presents: THE CHICKEN BROTHERS (2016)

The Chicken Brothers Ghetto Funk presentsIt had to happen sooner or later I suppose – the perfect storm of Breaking Bad influences colliding with electro-swing and ghetto funk. Meet The Chicken Brothers, that most English incarnation of Los Pollos Hermanos in whose studio something party breaks-wise is always cooking. Wobbled-up Lord Kitchener? Eggspect it. Electro swing and dnb in the same track adorned with samples of hens?
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