MASSEVIL: Welcome To Eccentric City EP (2014) + Shake That Booty video

Welcome To Eccentric City MassevilThis is precisely what happens when you leave MassEvil unchecked. No, not a pro-UKIP calypso by that sanctimonious prick Mike Read – (that’s the consequence of leaving ‘mass evil’ unchecked) I’m on about the Welcome To Eccentric City EP – and it’s a downright nasty place. I imagine Radical Mixtape‘s latest discovery to be an immense black creature lurking at the centre of
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RAY LUGO & THE BOOGALOO DESTROYERS: Que Chevere! (My Baby’s Got Latin Soul) (2014) La Tumba De Fu Manchu video

Que Chevere!  Ray LugoRating: ★★★★★ Billed as the the premier contemporary boogaloo and latin soul outfit working today, Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers are also pretty much the only contemporary boogaloo and latin soul outfit working today – at least with any sort of international status. But don’t let that fool you – these guys bring it like Fania at the height of
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MINIMATIC: Lost In My 80s EP (2014) + Shut Off The TV video

Lost In My 80s MinimaticMinimatic‘s next one is this three-track EP of late night neo-disco style breaks entitled Lost In My 80s. I got lost in the 80s once. For a whole fucking decade. The very start and the end were alright but the middle was terrible: skinny jeans, day-glo socks, that wanker Mike Read everywhere you looked – often with a stupid fucking song, the evil presence of Jimmy Saville, feral bankers, fascist
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ROGER MOLLS feat. SLIK JACK: ‘End Light Tunnel’ video (2014)

End Light Tunnel Roger MollsIf you’ve been missing the superbly produced vocal and instrumental hip-hop of Roger Molls (last album Metamorphosis Of Muses came out two years ago) you’ll be gratified to hear that the second volume of his The Man With Dusty Fingers mixtape series is imminent. While you wait for that though, why not enjoy the new video to the creepy End Light Tunnel off his last LP. In it, rapper Slik
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SAM STARION: Fat Lava (2014) Free download

Fat Lava - Sam StarionTravelling by the name of Fat Lava, this freebie from MustBeat newbie Sam Starion has more energy than a roomful of toddlers on Red Bull. It’s less a track than a recording of a big beat-obsessed, industrial-sized photocopier which amid the noise occasionally blasts out different sampled soundbites including such advice as, ‘get funky’ and shoutouts such as, ‘fat flava’ – which does
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LOOP MAFFIA: OG Kush EP (2014)

OG Kush EP Loop MaffiaI see Loop Maffia‘s back with his OG Kush EP. His OG what EP!? Is that a drug reference? You’d never catch me taking drugs, oh dear me no, I don’t need drugs when I’ve got coffee and tea to perk me up, alcohol to loosen my inhibitions, nicotine to calm me, sleeping pills to help me sleep and paracetamol to take away the pain. And if the drug reference wasn’t enough here’s this young
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RED MARTINA: Rhythm & Rhyme (2014)

Come Oh Home Red MartinaMoody piano keys and trumpets, 85 bpm break, 4 a.m. female vocals, bit of scratching, sampled 1940s-sounding vocal loop….is it 1995? Are we in Bristol? Not with a soaring orchestral-rock hook like that we’re not. But I’ll give you a clue – remove the vocals of Hayley Cass and substitute the ‘gargling with broken glass’ raps of Vinnie Paz and you’d have…Jedi Mind Tricks. This must be Red Martina then – the hip-trip-hop side project
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AGELESS: I’m Gone (2014) Free download

I'm Gone AgelessRight, this is long overdue some love and has been languishing in the monkey’s inbox for the best part of a month without there having been sufficient time to give it the ear time it deserves. That time has come however and one thing is certain – if you like your glitch-hop and electro breaks funky and super soulful, you’ve come to the right place as NYC producer Ageless righteously provides ample
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BOMBSTRIKES: 10 Year Takeover (2010) + MOOQEE & HERBGRINDER Sound Around Town (Mooqee organ VIP edit) Free download

10 Years Bomb StrikesA whole decade of Bombstrikes? That’s right and I’m not talking life on the Gaza strip either. Nope, I refer Mooqee and Beatvandals‘ record label having reached a stage where it could blow out ten candles on a birthday cake – if it had enough puff. Talking of puff – probably not the narcotic of choice at any night where Bombstrikes cuts are played – what with the focus being on breakbeat
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LEFTIES SOUL CONNECTION: Akathisia (2014)

Akathisia Lefties Soul ConnectionVeteran Dutch funk crew Lefties Soul Connection return with the latest installment of their crunchy drums ‘n searing hammond riffage signature sound at the start of next month. Appropriately named after a kindred disorder to ‘restless leg syndrome’ Akathisia kicks off (thank you, I’m here all week) with the drums of death title track and hectic dancefloor groover Chum
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