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
…MORE

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
…MORE

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
…MORE

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
…MORE

BOY OLIVER: Beat-Herder Festival 2014 Promo Mix (2014) Free download

Beatherder promo mix 2014 Boy OliverWest Yorkshire funk-soul-brother Boy Oliver is playing that festival in July. You know the one – what is it? Breaks-Wrangler? No, that’s not it. Rhythm-Rustler? Nope – that sounds more like the name of an Ann Summers’ pocket rocket…Oh! I know! Beat-Herder! That’s the one. Your ‘boy’ describes it as, “A mixtape of soul-shaking sunshine sounds…[he]…put together for the lovely people at
…MORE

SCOUR RECORDS: Scoured Cream Vol. 4 (2014)

Scoured Cream Vol. 4Consider the number four for a moment: the number of the great elements – earth, air, fire and water; the number of ‘noble truths’ in the Buddhist philosophy and the number of letters in the Tetragrammaton. Oh and now also the number of the forthcoming volume of Scour RecordsScoured Cream series. And its name shall be Scoured Cream Vol. 4 – and the number of tracks
…MORE

PANAMA CARDOON: Hasta La Wiggle (2014)

Hasta La Wiggle Panama CardoonIf you were wondering why there hadn’t been much action from Panama Cardoon and the Carnibal Records stable recently, here’s your answer. After a few years of booties and remixes on such labels as Resense, Bombastic Jam and Danny Massure’s Spring Strut, Carnibal main-man Cardoon is releasing his debut LP Hasta La Wiggle on which he gives full rein to his twin loves of latin breaks and reggae beats
…MORE

WARSON: Don’t Stop EP (2014)

Don't Stop EP Warson…and he don’t stop! Warson that is, back from adventures in funky house-land (there ain’t no funk in house – Funk Ed.) to ensure he lets the breakbeat drop. Don’t Stop is his latest three-tracker and opener Louder pulls no punches, cunningly cutting up Fergie’s verse from Pump It on a Skeewiff-ish funky horns break in such a way as to make her sound like a sixties mod-soul diva
…MORE

HERBAL T: Lo-Fi Blow Dry (2014)

Lo-Fi Blow Dry Herbal TRating: ★★★★★ Herbal T is a name that will be familiar to anyone who’s checked out any of the last couple of Lack Of Afro LPs. The rapper has collaborated several times with the UK producer and multi-instrumentalist, often in conjunction with his twin brother Wax. Particularly high profile (not to mention dope) was the trio’s noisy, uptempo funk-based banger P.A.R.T.Y. which was
…MORE

AESOP ROCK: The Blob (2014) Free download

The Blob Aesop RockRhymesayers‘ resident hip-hop experimentalist and former Def Jux signing, Aesop Rock has got 32 minutes of stuff for you. According to AR, “The Blob is a…continuous mix of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive…you can play it with your friends, you can rap to it, you can dance to it, you can play it
…MORE