MODULOK feat. HR: ‘Golden Rule’ video (2014)

Golden Rule Modulok HRCanadian rapper Modulok is named after a member of the Evil Horde from He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe. But don’t hold that against him – he’s got enough trouble on his hands on reggae hip-hop number Golden Rule – a track where he lyrically reveals that he hangs out with, “old dreads”. If a golden rule of collaborations is ‘don’t let yourself be upstaged by your guest’ our
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BAILEYS BROWN: Baileys On Ice (2014) + Pharcyde ‘Passin’ Me By’ (Baileys Brown remix) free download

Baileys On Ice Baileys BrownBaileys Brown takes the Bristol bass sound back to the old school with lushly arranged dusty hip-hop breaks replete with strings and soul loops and film samples along with a host of local vocal heroes including Cobra, Eva Lazarus of Dub Mafia, Datkid, and Jay Wilcox on his Baileys On Ice EP. The PR says, “think Mark Ronson meets DJ Premier at a late night coffee shop.” I’m going more with
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BASEMENT FREAKS STUDIO SESSIONS VIDEO: Neon Steve (2014)

Basement Freaks Studio Session Neon Steve videoClearly running the Bombastic Jam breaks label, producing his own stuff as Basement Freaks and one half of Smokey Bandits, gigging internationally and remixing all and sundry isn’t enough for a man like George Fotiadis so he’s started this. And ‘this’ is his new series of behind-the-scenes interviews with bass music scenesters that he’s calling the Basement Freaks Studio
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MAX RUBADUB & GENERAL TRIX: Sweet Like You (2014)

Sweet Like You Max Rubadub General TrixIs it Max Rubadub featuring General Trix or General Trix featuring Max Rubadub. Or General Trix and Max Rubadub. Or Max Rubadub and General Trix come to that. I dunno. The promo player suggests the first, the artwork suggests the second, Juno suggest the third and Max Rubadub’s soundcloud suggests the last. One thing is certain, Sweet Like You‘s lively tribute to Trix’s missus is a sweet digi
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AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS: AJ And The Jiggawatts LP (2014) + ‘Get Wild’ free download

AJ  The Jiggawatts LPRating: ★★★★★ Ooh yeah – that’s the funk right there. AJ & The Jiggawatts self-titled LP is the second of two to come out of the Tennessee-based GED Soul label’s Kickstarter campaign from last summer and is no less dope than the first – i.e. the excellent DeRobert & The Half Truths LP I’m Tryin’ which dropped in January. And while, like the DeRobert LP, this one consists entirely of that
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T BIRD & THE BREAKS: Is There Any Love? (Out Of The Rain) (2014)

Is There Any Love T Bird The BreaksYou know that thing when you start whistling or singing one song and it suddenly merges into another one? That’s exactly what T Bird & The Breaks have done here! Trevor Dandy’s gospel funk groove Is There Any Love suddenly morphs seamlessly into Parliament’s Come In Out Of The Rain in a meeting of two great tracks in a Texan chunk funk stylee. Two for the price of one! Or
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JESSWAH: Pushed EP (2014)

Pushed JesswahJesswah‘s Pushed EP arrives shortly and brings you the sound of battle-droids getting down in the middle of the war against humans after Skynet has become sentient. Or at least the title (and opening) track does. Middle track, PB’s Bed Was On Fire, is more the sound of droid-surgeons vivisecting live human subjects while closer Step Back is the audio equivalent of a slow but relentless search and
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DJ TANNER: A Skillz’ ‘Poppa Soul’ (‘Is It A Banger? Parks & Recreation video edit) (2014) + DJ Tanner ‘All Vinyl Funk Mix 2004′ free download

Poppa Soul video All Vinyl Funk Mix 2004 DJ TannerDouble trouble from DJ Tanner here (he of video edits for Featurecast, The Reflex, WBBL, Amerigo Gazaway, The Gaff, Daytoner, Smoove, The Allergies and Mako & The Hawk among others) as the Canadian delivers his latest video edit (the snappily-titled ‘Poppa Soul’ (DJ Tanner Parks & Recreation video edit)) for A Skillz’ massive Ultramagnetic MCs/ Bobby Byrd mash Poppa Soul
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PARIS DJS: Funk/ Soul Soundsystem Compilation – submissions wanted (2014)

Paris DJs Funk compilationLook out! MB’s French homies over at parisdjs.com want your soul. Not in a Satanic way though since they want your funk too. Why? Well, they’re about to start compiling Killas, Thrillas & Chillas, the eighth compilation on the Parisdjs label. Specifically, they’re looking for “psychedelic funk, freaky soul, foot stompers…[and]…raw dancefloor fillers connecting the various strands of the black
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ZENIT INCOMPATIBLE: Anywhere EP (2014)

Anywhere EP Zenit IncompatibleWhatever MustBeat’s Zenit Incompatible is incompatible with, it’s not soothing downtempo grooves as he funnels the essence of the chilled, post-club, early hours vibe of Euro party city, Budapest into four tracker the Anywhere EP. Head to the middle two tracks for the best of these as he chops up smokey jazz over lazy breaks and cuts up the Reverend Al Green in a manner that is
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