MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Electric Bongo Disco EP (2016) + VJNY video edits

Electric Bongo Disco Mako Mr BristowPerfectly timed to coincide with the Netflix release of birth-of-hip-hop drama The Get Down comes Mako & Mr Bristow‘s first drop since last October, entitled the Electric Bongo Disco EP. Now, I don’t know about you but that sounds like it might have a bit of an old school vibe to it. They should probably get someone they know well to write the PR and do the artwork for that. Info, players and
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MORLACK: Touched It EP (2016) + video

Touched It EP MorlackTouched It? Sounds dirty. It is! It’s Morlack of course, who as any fool knows is absolutely mired in late 70s and early 80s funk. Vocoders! Synths! Slap Bass! A visit to his place must be like entering Rick James’ pants to find telltale whiffs of George Clinton and Chuck Brown. Why – it’s enough to put trouble in your funk! The new EP is a five-tracker providing enough ammunition for at least twenty
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JAZZ SPASTIKS & JUNCLASSIC: ‘Mode 7′ LP vinyl release (2016)

Mode 7 vinyl Jazz Spastiks JunclassicWhat’s the very thing to soothe your ears in the dog days of August when the sun hammers down and it’s more humid than the bathroom after your girlfriend’s used it? Well you could look long and hard to find anything more appropriate than Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic‘s effortlessly dope 2011 LP, Mode 7. Regular MB readers should know the drill by now – it’s that time-tested combo (post-original
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WU-TANG VS. THE BEATLES: Leftovers & Demos (2016) Free download

Leftovers  Demos Wu Tang Vs The BeatlesRating: ★★★★★ Remember that Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles mash-up LP – Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers? Of course you do – a twenty-seven track opus that cause ripples across the planet in 2010 including coverage in the Guardian and an interview in the New York Times. There won’t be any more where that came from though. Oh wait – what’s this? I’ll tell you what it is – it is what, with
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EMPRESARIOS: The Vibes Remixed EP (2016)

The Vibes Remixed EP EmpresariosWell it’s certainly hot enough for it. No not that, though the music on here may well inspire working up a sweat in more ways than one. It’s The Vibes Remixed EP which you’ll be unsurprised to hear finds The Vibes by tropicaliente breaks merchants Empresarios get the full remix treatment. Milk$ and Balkan Riddims both head dubwards, Desmond Williams opts for some broken beat-ish
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JASON KING: Scruffy Jumper (2016) Free download

Scruffy Jumper Jason KingThere hasn’t been a free download for a minute on MB so how about this – Jason King‘s ‘Scruffy Jumper’? No, not that threadbare old thing with the holes in it all those paint splashes, I mean his new booty Scruffy Jumper which finds him pairing Dutty Moonshine off with Los Angeles’ rowdiest not-really-Irish hip-hop outfit. That’ll be House Of Moonshine all the way to the dancefloor then in a
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Rebel Bass (2016) Video exclusive!

Rebel-Bass-Johnnypluse-Stormtroopers-Of-LoveIt’s an exclusive first play of the video for the new single from Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love – the first off their Ape Panic LP, and no expense has been spared. They’ve had the original footage digitised, re-mastered and re-packaged on Lucasfilm for the ultimate Rebel Bass (see what they did there?) experience. Marvel at the greenscreen manipulation, gasp at the breathtaking spaceship graphics but on no
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Scorpio b/w 8th Wonder (2016)

Scorpoio Bacao Rhythm Steel BandBacao Steel Rhythm Band keep up the 55-gallon onslaught with a brace of steel drum funk covers for their latest single. On the A-side is their breaks-heavy car chase version of Dennis Coffey’s classic Scorpio instro dripping in wah-wah. On the flip is a treat in the form of a previously unreleased version of Sugarhill Gang’s party-time bump 8th Wonder – everybody clap your hands as
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FOLD: Something Gives (2016)

Something Gives FoldStop children! What’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down! It’s new single, Something Gives, from Fold is what it is – jazzy funky vibes like something a Tribe Called Quest would sample with spoken word samples from African American novelists James Baldwin and Alice Walker. Why? Because Fold are depressed about the social and political situation on both sides of the Atlantic and
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VINYL MESSI: Bangers & Mash Volume 2 (2016)

Bangers Mash Volume 2 Vinyl MessiI do like a good pun-based production name – so here’s Vinyl Messi aiming goal-wards with his new front four on Bangers & Mash Volume 2. Shut Shit Down finds the mighty PE bringing the noise inna glitch stylee, You Found Me adds nu-soul to ‘nu skool breakz’ while Afrosmacked takes the glitch up into the lower 130 bpms with a euphoric female vocal. This one’s all about Rock Yo Mama though
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