BASEMENT FREAKS: Basement Booty EP (2015)

Basement Booty EP Basement FreaksUndeterred by a little thing like the close of his record label Bombastic Jam, Basement Freaks is all poised to drop seismic breaks on the BombStrikes label with the Basement Booty EP, the cover of which depicts a (female) robot’s arse. We’ve all been there. Mind you, can a robot really have a gender? Let’s sidestep that thorny metaphysical minefield though and consider that
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PROF: Bar Breaker (2015)

Bar Breaker ProfRhymesayers‘ secret weapon and resident jester Prof returns with the video for another cut off his Liability LP. During its course he manages to dig himself out of a shallow grave, crash a mobile porn shoot, jump off a bridge, wind up in bed with three women, get chased into a kitchen by a crowd of women and generally ‘wile out.’ Oh yeah – and the whole thing was shot on a Go Pro camera mounted
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GANGRENE (ALCHEMIST & OH NO) feat. HAVOC & SEAN PRICE: ‘Sheet Music’ video (2015)

Sheet Music GangreneThe latest video for a track off Gangrene long-player You Disgust Me is that for Sheet Music which serves to commemorate band collaborator and Brooklyn MC Sean Price who sadly passed away recently. The video features Alchemist and Oh No quietly sharing a suitably blunted, commemorative three plus minute silence outside a derelict building while the track unfolds and
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CONSCIOUS SOUNDS & KENNY KNOTS: Watch How The People Dancing (2015)

Watch How The People Dancing Kenny Knots Conscious SoundsHere’s the next episode for reggae legend Kenny Knots’ 80s classic Watch How The People Dancing as another reggae legend, Conscious Sounds, Dre’s-up a riddim for the new millenium (inna digi-dub stylee) for the Reggae Roast label. This is out on wax naturally and the flip is the dub instro. It’s very much the sort of thing you’d like to hear dropped at, say, Bristol’s St Paul’s Carnival next
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DUSTY DONUTS 5: Uptown (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX edit)/ Sugar Man (JIM SHARP edit) (2015)

Marc Hype Naughty NMX Jim Sharp Dusty Donuts 5Edit label par excellence Dusty Donuts are back shortly with Vol. 5? Hmm – that A side sounds familiar – I’m getting a sense of deja vu – yep Marc Hype‘s at it again with Naughty NMX. Uptown baby! It’s a super cheeky re-touch of the Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz cut with bass and bpms tweaked for the dancefloor. And who’s that on the flip? Sugar Man? I bet remixers have been
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RIM KWAKU OBENG: Rim Arrives (2015)

Rim Arrives Rim Kwaku ObengRim Arrives! Now there’s a title to conjure with. But let’s not go there – for the two-track album sampler for Rim Kwaku Obeng’s soon-to-be-re-released super-rare 1980 disco-afro-funk LP is no laughing matter consisting, as it does, of two big-ass funk bumps – the feelgood loose caboose vibes of Funky Drummer (not a cover of the JB
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INNEREYEFULL: Remixed (2015)

Remixed Playground InnereyefullAfter the album of course (and not for the first time this week), the remix album. Enter Innereyefull, former dusty breaks merchant, still delivering stoner downtempo beats n breaks but now equally likely to go all dnb on your ass or funk things up enough for Craig Charles to take notice – though now via the medium of live instrumentation rather than samples. Well, mostly
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COMMON: ‘Resurrection’ 7″ (2015)

Resurrection Common seven inchIf you were to re-press a Common track on 45 – you couldn’t pick one with a better name than Resurrection, the title track from Common’s 1994 LP back when he was known as Common Sense. But hang on – it’s not one of Common’s dreaded Mr Loverman raps is it? Fear not – it’s a reassuringly cringe-free slice of lyrical free association. Incidentally, you’re not actually
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SKINSHAPE: Mandala (2015)

Mandala SkinshapeMandala is Will ‘Skinshape’ Dorey’s new single and while it might be named after an ancient eastern symbol for the universe it’s actually a sprawling, vaguely Morricone-esque slice of psychedelic instrumental hip-hop that comes on like every sonic reference you’ve ever heard to spaghetti westerns all wrapped up with sixties west coast psychedelia. You know – a bit like The Heads Of
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Ring Joe Duffy (2015)

Ring Joe Duffy Johnnypluse StormtroopersJohnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love urge you to Ring Joe Duffy for the third single off their upcoming Ape Panic LP, presumably so that you can engage in robust discussion on controversial issues. The instro is a tub-thumping slice of electro-hip-hop, Loop Maffia‘s vocal mix is the glitchy, slightly off-kilter devil in the detail, and Moneyshot‘s version is a dreamy bit of
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