MAKO & THE HAWK: ‘Party Goin’ On EP’ DIGITAL release (2014)

Party Goin On Digital Mako And The HawkDJs put your booties on, it’s dope out there! Yes – a year after its now sold-out vinyl drop, Mako & The Hawk‘s mighty Party Goin On EP is coming at ya in digital formats in time once again for the summer party season. The action kicks off with the title track – an epic Wiseguys-ish b-boy breaks
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DUSTY TONEZ: Shake Your Booty (PHIBES remix) (2014) Free download

Shake Your Booty Dusty Tonez Phibes remixNo wax equations here – Phibes‘ are strictly digital for their unofficial remix of the title track from buddy Dusty Tonez‘ recent Shake Your Booty EP. Like the original, Shake Your Booty the track splices together that master of the elastic funky bass sound, Bootsy Collins, and Eve (Bootseve!), though Eve bangs her tambourine over a more pounding four to the floor beat for
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BLUNTSKULL: The Blunt Force EP (2010)

Blunt Force BluntskullRating: ★★★★★ Waaarning! Reggae boom-bap alert as Bluntskull delivers heavy trauma to the dancefloor with his Blunt Force EP! It’s all about the 90s bashment feel as the man unleashes a trio of cuts built around muscular sampled breaks like so much armoured cladding. Opener Gwan Like Dem Bad finds our man very much gwan like him bad with Melvin Bliss’s mighty Synthetic
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KING BEE: King Bee (2014)

King Bee debut albumSo the MB crew were all there today, in the new office of the new premises of Monkeyboxing Towers, basking in the sun as I was wading through an inbox that had become hideously clogged as a consequence of the recent big move and only having mobile interweb. Funky MB tea lady Loretta May Drew and MB bike courier (and BMX bandit) Robbie were having a heated debate
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SLIMKID3 & NUMARK: Bom Bom Fiya (2014) Video

Bom Bom Fiya Slimkid3 NumarkMerely weeks since they dropped free download single Bouillon featuring Del and Murs, The Pharcyde’s Slimkid3 and J5′s Numark return with the video for single Bom Bom Fiya which is full of both eastern and nubian promise. That’s a bevy of attractive ladies sinuously swaying their bom boms then (with no small amount of fiyah) while Uncle Nu is on the cut with his middle
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GHETTO FUNK: HYPE VOCALS sample pack feat. DIZZY DUSTIN & SAVANT a.k.a. Stanstro + scratches by JFB (2014)

Hype Vocals Ghetto FunkTired of all that trawling through old hip-hop cuts to find just the right hook or shout-out? Not to mention all that farting around chopping, filtering, tweaking the tempo till it’s just right so you lose track of time and then…oh for fuck’s sake your battery runs out before you saved it! What an arse ache! We’ve all been there – but hey – here’s the Ghetto Funk crew to make your life easy with the
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MORLACK: Loose Booty (2014)

Loose Booty MorlackJesus – Morlack must eat, sleep and shit breakbeat music. By my reckoning he has a release out on average once a month and that’s not even taking into account the odd freebie he puts out as well or remix packages like next month’s massive Morlack Refunkafized offering from BBP. And we’re not talking about singles either – it’s usually a multi-track EP if it’s not
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CHIMA ANYA & CLEM BEAT’Z: After All This Time EP (2014)

After All This Time Chima Anya Clem BeatzRating: ★★★★★ Never one to let himself be pigeonholed, rapping doctor Chima Anya goes through a kaleidoscope of emotion on After All This Time over a kaleidoscope of beats from Frenchman and Evidence-lookalike Clem Beat’z. It’s like a hip-hop episode of Jeremy Kyle, only without the offensive right wing Christian morality, the baying audience mob and the hapless fuckwits
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DILATED PEOPLES feat. ALOE BLACC: Show Me The Way (prod. JAKE ONE)(2014)

Show Me The Way Dilated PeoplesHot on the heels of previous single (the Premier-produce Good As Gone) comes…why – another single! This time around West Coast underground legends Dilated Peoples do the do atop the Jake One-produced Show Me The Way featuring a hook sung by one Aloe Blacc – presumably in need of a dollar or if not – at least aiming to help Rakaa, Evidence and Babu get hold of a few. This time
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FRESH FROM THE SEWER PRESENTS..: Captain Flatcap July 25 (2014)

Captain Flatcap Fresh From The SewerKane FM’s Fresh From The Sewer crew step out from behind the radio mic to put on a night (Fresh From The Sewer Presents…Captain Flatcap) at McCluskey’s in Kingston on 25 July. One trusts that it’s just a coincidence that the venue is called McCluskey’s because if the one in Kingston is anything like the one in Bristol all those blotchy-legged muffin-topped women and ‘roid-ripped
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THE CAPTAIN: Run (Moby vs. Wu-Tang Clan) (2014) Free download

Run Moby WTC The CaptainDespite the embarrassing publicity of the Costa Concordia incident, there are still Italian captains more than capable of piloting a reliable course. Once such is – er – The Captain who, here, hits upon the conceit of making a match between the one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, Ghostface Killah, with one of electronica’s baldes- I mean blues-iest, producers – Moby. With Run he safely
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