INNEREYEFULL: Playground (2014)

Playground InnereyefullIt’s a very welcome return here to Andy Kent a.k.a Innereyefull, musician, dj, producer and sometime purveyor of dusty cinematic downtempo breaks. I say ‘sometime’ since the bud haze appears to have cleared somewhat for his brand spanking new Playground LP thus allowing the bpms to creep stealthily into the upper 90s to begin with, then with increasing swagger into the
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NORTHERN SOUL: The Film (Soundtrack) (2014)

OST Northern SoulThere’s a film coming out shortly about northern soul (yep, another one), called Northern Soul which (you may be surprised to learn) has got a northern soul soundtrack. All twenty-eight of the cuts featured on the film have been licensed and are appearing in two formats. The one most likely to appeal to northern soul boys and girls is the fourteen seven inches ‘housed in a solid collector’s
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BEATNIK CITY PRESENTS: The Rio District Vol. 1 (Power bossa, Samba & Brazil) (2014)

The Rio District Beatnik City Presents Vol. 1‚Ķwith which new label Beatnik City embarks upon a mission to explore the world of sixties music via the medium of remixes and re-edits. Sounds promising. Volume 1, The Rio District, has a special focus on the sound of the world’s sexiest city from arguably the world’s most influential decade thus far in popular music. As a consequence, the label have called upon an expert
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MIGHTY ATOM: Bestimix (Bestival mix) (2014)

Bestimix Mighty AtomPeople over a certain age might wonder why a very fat woman with blonde hair, who led dance troupe the Roly Polys (as seen in the company of Les Dawson) has got behind the decks. She hasn’t of course – this is a different Mighty Atom (there have been a few, including an early twentieth century strong man and an athlete) – the 4X DMC champion from UK turntablist crew Disablists
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BIG BOSS MAN: Last Man On Earth (single)(2014)

Last Man On Earth Big Boss Man60s psych-beat-funk combo Big Boss Man return on 1 September to re-assert their authority over all things modly with fourth full-length LP, Last Man On Earth. In the meantime you’ll just have to, “Say hello, say hel-lo,” (not like Leslie Phillips) to the second single and title track, Last Man On Earth. “He doesn’t know that he’s not alone”, sings Dusty-esque guest vocalist Princess Freesia over
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KISTA & GLAD2MECHA: Collecting Dust (2014)

Collecting Dust Kista Glad2MechaJudging by the formats on which this has now already sold out, I’d say the last thing album love-letter to soul, jazz and funk 45-sampling boom-bap Collecting Dust is doing is collecting dust. Raising dust maybe. And even a brief listen to the work of UK producer Kista and US emcee Glad2Mecha will reveal why. It’s classic mid 90s style boom-bap – only made now, obviously
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SIFU HOTMAN: Embrace The Sun (2014)

Embrace The Sun Sifu HotmanIntroducing Sifu Hotman – not the martial arts master and full time fanny magnet (or pussy magnet if you’re across the pond) that the name might imply but the coming together of rappers Guante and Rhymesayers-signing Dem Atlas with producer Rube. The trio’s debut LP is called Embrace The Sun by name and phat uptempo hip-hop with lyrics that once upon a time
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GHETTO FUNK presents: B-SIDE (GFD12)(2014)

Ghetto Funk GFD12 B-SideGhetto Funk ‘present’ B-Side again and you can see that as on previous occasions he’s got a coat so healthy it’s gleaming, very white teeth and excellent poise. Note the front paw extended as if to flip the crossfader and the erect tail as if to say, “so this is the latest four-tracker on Ghetto Funk – if anything a little bit more gnarly than I’ve done before. Imagine a dj spinning an angle grinder
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DJ ROAST BEATZ: Roc Star Promo Mix Summer (2014)

Rocstar promo mix DJ Roast BeatzIt’s all about the Roc Star lifestyle these days for DJ Roast Beatz. Oh what? Luxury tourbuses and cocaine riders? Snorting ants and driving cars into swimming pools? Shooting out TV screens and riding motorbikes down first floor hallways? Smashing guitars and stage diving? Blow jobs in the dressing room and masturbating models with Mars bars back at the hotel? Oh I see – you
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SKEEWIFF: Ghetto Latin & Broken Ballroom Remixed (2014)

Remixed Ghetto Latin SkeewiffNot enough baroque beats in your life since – say – last September when Skeewiff‘s Ghetto Latin & Broken Ballroom came out? Fear not! It’s time to don a powdered wig and step to the marbled floor once more as said Wiffery gets remixed. Swingrowers go a bit hayseed dnb on Rumba Style, the Hong Kong Ping Pong crew are all about the carnival drums on their pumping take on
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