Monthly Archives: March 2014

LITTLE WALTER: My Babe (JPOD remix)(2014) Free download

JPod My Babe Little WalterJPod the beat chef serves up the final course of his Blues & Bebop Freebies with this version of Little Walter’s My Babe. Is it blues n bass? Electro blues? Glitch blues? Who knows? One thing we can be sure of – it’s got a very farty bass line. What? A farty bassline on Little Walter’s My Babe? And a breakbeat? Sacrilege! Whatever would Little Walter have said? Well, since it turns out that he was
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STICKYBUDS & FEATURECAST: 3-6-9 (2014) Free download

3-6-9 Stickybuds FeaturecastTwo of ghetto funk’s mightiest, Stickybuds & Featurecast, team up for one of the genre’s funkiest in some time for 3-6-9. Apparently it was just a little something the pair knocked out round at Featurecast’s place when Stickybuds was stopping over for a few days. Buzzsaw synths vie with funk and hip-hop samples throughout – not to mention a bit of eighties pop sax on the outro. Oh and let’s
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WILL C: Omega Supreme Soundwave (2014)

Omega Supreme Soundwave Will CWill C might have had some material out in the recent past but he hasn’t had his rap hat on for two whole years. According to the man himself though, he recently emerged from his cocoon and banged out Omega Supreme Soundwave (the LP heralded by the drop of album track Ancient Spirits earlier this month) in less time than I’ve had it to listen to and write about. The whole thing was apparently
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BLUNTSKULL: Straight Raggamuffin Hip-hop Mixtape (2014) Free download

Raggamuffin Hip-hop mixtape BluntskullUp for a bit of raggamuffin hip-hop? Approximately an hour of it? It’s your lucky day. Dancehall boom-bap afficionado Bluntskull has put together just over fifty eight minutes of early 90s classics and liberally dispersed among them numerous dubplates and mashups of his own – inna same same stylee. Naturally Cutty Ranks makes a number of appearances but look out too for Bounty
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Rock To The Rhythm (2014)

Rock To The Rhythm Renegades Of JazzRenegades Of Jazz‘s last single Break This Chain broke a stylistic chain of releases of his ‘northern jazz’ style with something more akin to a hybrid of his Mash & Munkee project and good old-fashioned sampled breaks a la The Wiseguys’ second LP The Antidote. Tellingly, that was released on new label Rawkingcuts rather than his Hiperbole imprint or Wass. Here’s another effort very much in the same
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EWAN HOOZAMI: International Gangsta (2014) Free download

International Gangsta Ewan HoozamiEwan Hoozami takes a break from all that Robot Soul-ing to deliver a fairly surefire crowd-pleaser with International Gangsta. Lifting the Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder sample from Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise, he does away with the shit bit (i.e. Coolio), and adds a rolling break plus a smidgin of instro from The Pharcyde’s Passing Me By. So far so good but what about a vocal? How about one
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BRYX: The Check EP (2014)

The Check BryxNext up on Bombstrikes is this precision attack from a Canadian producer you with whom you might be familiar. Bryx. And doesn’t he drop four right on you with The Check EP. First out of the bomb bay is the Ghetto-Portishead Loves Me collab with Neon Steve. Pop That is up next with a deceptively light skanking intro which soon gives way to full-on synth snarl. Check It sticks with
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COCKNEY NUTJOB: The Django Factor (2014) Free download

The Django Factor Cockney NutjobIf only The X Factor could be replaced by a programme called The Django Factor. What would happen is that all the judges, the audience and every sad fuck that wants a hollow career singing other people’s songs while being sucked dry by the corporate music industry would be gunned down mercilessly by Franco Nero. And that’s it. While you think about that, here’s Cockney Nutjob‘s latest
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GHETTO FUNK presents: FATHER FUNK (GFP18) (2013)

Ghetto Funk presents Father FunkNews has reached the monkey that Father Funk is shortly to splatter the breaks community with the contents of his mighty sack ably assisted by the firm hands of the Ghetto Funk label. On this particular occasion you will find no fewer than four musical emissions. Take 2 comes out swinging and ends up grinding, Jump On It gooses Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache with a strapping great break
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LINK QUARTET & MISS MODUS: Hotel Constellation (2014)

Hotel Constellation Link Quartet Miss ModusHammondbeat Records mainstays Link Quartet team up with Julie Driscoll-esque, none-more-mod vocalist Sarah Kennedy (a.k.a. Miss Modus) in order, to deliver concept LP Hotel Constellation. Essentially combining what ought to be two diametrically opposed concepts – i.e. funky mod-rock and prog) – the band and singer manage to do what is more or less a mod-psych-funk re-
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