COCKNEY NUTJOB feat. KURNEL MC: Differences (2017) Free download

COCKNEY NUTJOB feat. KURNEL MC:  DifferencesEveryman do ‘is ting a lickle way different and when it comes to their cover of DRS and Kenny Ken’s ’94 junglist cut Everyman entitled Differences, Cockney Nutjob and Kurnel MC do their ‘ting’ about fifty bpm slower inna skankin-midtempo breaks stylee. Also Mr Nutjob’s bowel-loosening buzzsaw synth bass is rather different too. This is perhaps surprisingly given jungle’s penchant
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AMERIGO GAZAWAY: A Common Wonder – Sugar By The Pound + DJ TANNER AV edit (2017) Free download

AMERIGO GAZAWAY:  A Common Wonder - Sugar By The Pound DJ TANNER AV edit Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Amerigo Gazaway has been displaying mad mash-up skills for time and is the man behind the ‘Soul Mates’ LPs – including Fela Soul and Yaasin Gaye. His latest effort however, unites a certain Stevie with the man known to his mum as Mr Lonnie Rashid Lynn for the fifteen track A Common Wonder – the highlight of which is Sugar By The Pound. This
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JSTAR feat. SPIKEY TEE: Babylon Children (2017)

JSTAR feat. SPIKEY TEE: Babylon ChildrenIs that the Notting Hill Carnival coming up? I believe it is! If I were reggae producer JStar, I’d make sure I had a single in the offing. He does! Babylon Children featuring vocalist Spikey Tee is a cut from recent JStar LP Stand To Order and a digi-dub cover of Aswad’s early 80s number, African Children, about social inequality and shitty housing. How things have changed since then
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KORPIFUNK: Lickin’ Lips (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

KORPIFUNK: Lickin Lips (Vinyl 7Ministers of the new super heavy Finish funk, Korpifunk, drop their opening salvo – the Lickin’ Lips Vinyl 7″ on Perfect Toy Records in just over a week and provide plenty of evidence that they’re ones to watch. The five-piece outfit from southern Finland are all about the grooves – a fact immediately clear whichever track you play first. The A-side is a bassy mid-tempo chugger on which
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THE EMINENT STARS: Bar Shift (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THE EMINENT STARS:  Bar Shift (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ The Eminent Stars’ Bar Shift vinyl 7″ is their first new material since 2014’s Sittin’ In With album and damn if it doesn’t top anything on that. Once again the band team up with the whiskey-voiced Bruce James who lays it down about – well – his bar shift and in doing so provides an anthem for skid row intoxicologists everywhere. Always the same faces in the main it
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CAPITOL 1212: Sure You Want More? (2017)

CAPITOL 1212:  Sure You Want More?Sure You Want More? asks the title of the new LP from Capitol 1212 – the Edinburgh outfit known for their bashment material but who, back in the day, were no mean hands at turning out hip-hop bumps too. And it is the latter genre that this twelve-deep collection of singles, demos and unreleased gear represents, featuring guest vocalists from both sides of the pond including
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TWOGOOD: Hollywood Swingers Club (Scour Records Freemix) (2017) Free download

TWOGOOD:  Hollywood Swingers Club (Scour Records Freemix)Say hello to Twogood – the latest findings from Scour Records – a duo who literalise the name of 90s big beaters The Propellerheads. If you combine a healthy dose of equal parts 70s Kool & The Gang and the stylings and percussive patterns of disco and early 80s Zapp/ Rick James-era funk, you’ve got their new freebie on Scour Records – Hollywood Swingers Club. ‘Hollywood Swingers
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SAUKRATES: The Underground Tapes (Re-issue) (2017)

SAUKRATES:  The Underground Tapes (Re-issue)Right then who’s up for a Socratic dialogue? Didn’t think so, but what about a hefty helping of Saukratic monologue? Yes, that’s more like it. Could there be some material by veteran Canadian emcee, Saukrates, in the offing? Yes, there could because his 1999 debut studio LP The Underground Tapes has been re-mastered and re-released along with no less than five extras and
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DOC TMK feat. FAE SIMON: You Are Me (Video)(2017)

DOC TMK feat. FAE SIMON:  You Are MeAnother Doc TMK single in the run-up to forthcoming LP Jus Do It, and this time it’s Anglo-French hookup, You Are Me, featuring BBE-signed vocalist Fae Simon. The track finds TMK combining heavyweight cinematic boom-bap with Simon’s jazzy rnb vox in an exhortation for audiences everywhere to find their inner strength and unleash their creative potential. Which explains
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THE HEMPOLICS: Boss Clock Me Style (2017)

THE HEMPOLICS:  Boss Clock Me StyleBoss Clock Me Style sings vocalist Nubiya Brandon on the Hempolics new single. Punctuation commandos will note the lack of a comma after ‘Boss’ which is salient because it indicates that far from airily requesting her line manager to check how she rolls what she’s actually doing is lamenting her superior’s rather unhealthy interest in her. The sex pest. “What am I to do?” She
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