PECOE: Full Tilt EP (2017)

PECOE:  Full Tilt EP (2017)There’s no end-of-the-year slacking from Oz party-breaks merchant Pecoe who delivers decidedly summery four-tracker the Full Tilt EP to warm-up your life before shit gets really cold. As with his Dance Sucka bump on the summer’s Big Fat Mama Beats Vol. 2 from BBP, he’s clearly got the requisite old school party breaks credentials but isn’t completely trying to deny that he’s living in 2017
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THE LIBRARY MUSIC FILM: Extended Teaser (2017)

LIBRARY MUSIC FILM:  Extended Teaser (2017)Those MB readers with a good ear for samples (not to mention a penchant for using them) may remember news last year of a fundraising campaign to finance multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee’s labour-of-love documentary film about library music entitled – perhaps unsurprisingly – The Library Music Film. Clearly a staggering number of people have the excellent taste to have
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MR BRISTOW: Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download

MR BRISTOW:  Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download“Daaaaad! Santa’s been!”
“What time is it you little pest? Christ it’s four in the morning! Get back into bed until the time’s in double figures!”
“More turkey dear?”
“No you’re alright – that last bit was like chamois leather.”
“Here you go love.”
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DE LA SOUL: Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free download

DE LA SOUL:  Pain (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Heart Attack Remix)(2017) Free downloadDe La Soul’s recent Pain is the focus for Rhythm Scholar’s latest remix effort and it’s absolutely no physical hardship at all to listen his Rhythm Scholar Heart Attack Remix as he ups the funk factor with a healthy dose of The Commodores’ Brick House and their I Like What You Do. Not to mention a little bit of De La’s turn on Oliver’s Heart
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MEGATIVE: More Time (DUBMATIX remix and dubs)(2017)

MEGATIVE:  More Time (DUBMATIX remix and dubs)(2017)“Oh, I never gave a fuck about the youth I wasted/ I thought I had more time,” sang Megative’s Tim Fletcher (formerly of The Stills) on the band’s mournful reggae anthem More Time back in the summer. Check the video and you’ll see this multi-racial band channelling The Specials in their parkas, Fred Perrys and Sta-Prest slacks adopting a suitably haunting early 80s vibe. As
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THE TIBBS: Lies (Vinyl 7″)(2017) + Video

THE TIBBS:  Lies (Vinyl 7Looks like there’ll be a new album from hot Dutch funk/soul properties The Tibbs next year then. Lies? No it’s all true – that’s just the name of the new single which applies a decidedly Daptones-ish aesthetic to create a horns-led chugger on which singer Elsa Bekman ponders the – well – lies that people live. But how to represent this via an
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EWAN HOOZAMI feat. AUDIBLE ONE: Remedy The Blues EP (2017) + 12″ Crowd funder

EWAN HOOZAMI feat. AUDIBLE ONE:  Remedy The Blues EPGot the early winter blues? You need a remedy for ’em. In fact, what you need is Ewan Hoozami’s Remedy The Blues EP feat. Audible One! What’s that all about then? Well for starters, it’s about Safari Strut – a Son Of Shaft-sample powered bit of party boom-bap with antipodean emcee Audible One on the mic – sample lyric, “Feel the vibration like a seisomograph/ cuz you’re
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ANDY TAYLOR: Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)(7″ Vinyl) (2017)

ANDY TAYLOR:  Kitschy Junge b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)The season for giving is upon us and, with as timely an appearance as ever, the Resense edits label makes one of its periodic and always worthwhile gifts for your earholes with new seven inch – Resense 44 a.k.a Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute from Mr Andy Taylor – last seen supplying the goods for Resense 33 four whole years ago. Far from being an excessively garish slice of drum
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GIZELLE SMITH: Sweet Memories b/w S.T.A.Y. feat ERIC BOSS (7″ Vinyl) (2017)

GIZELLE SMITH:  Sweet Memories b/w S.T.A.Y. feat ERIC BOSS (7Ah the end of the year – that time when the old butts up against the new! Appropriately enough, that seems to be the vibe that has informed new single Sweet Memories b/w S.T.A.Y. featuring Eric Boss. First you get the ‘new’, in the form of Sweet Memories which deals in slight more moody psych-rock influenced territory than has been hitherto heard from Ms Smith and alternates between the
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LONE NINJA feat. CONWAY THE MACHINE: Crime Wave (prod. BLAQ MASQ)(2017)

LONE NINJA feat. CONWAY THE MACHINE:  Crime Wave (prod. BLAQ MASQ)The Day Of Reckoning is coming. No, not that one you fools! Lone Ninja’s new LP Day Of Reckoning. And to whet your appetite, here is the latest leak from it – Crime Wave – featuring a melancholy piano-led beat from Blaq Masq and a first verse from Conway The Machine at his most heartless. Well, he is called the ‘Machine’. Sounds like the sort of time you might need a ninja around. A
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