Monthly Archives: September 2014

HIPHOPPAPOTAMUS: Tropical Wiseguy (2014)

Tropical Wiseguy HiphoppapotamusHere’s something all set to rock the house and so simple it’s a wonder no-one’s thought of it already. But then isn’t that just always the way? What about…a latin-breaks rerub of that Wiseguys track? Ooh la la – er I mean – arriba – it’s the Tropical Wiseguy EP! Accompanying the title track are all manner of sunshiny musical flavours including a breaks version of a kettle drum take on
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EWAN HOOZAMI: Disco For Lovers mix (2014) Free download

Disco For Lovers Ewan Hoozami…and the disco-related fare continues to flow this week like cocaine and sexual fluids in the toilets of Studio 54. I say ‘toilets’ – ‘toilets, dancefloor, stairwells, corridors and fire exits – hell pretty much anywhere really. This time it’s Ewan Hoozami getting his hustle on with twenty-two track Disco For Lovers mix of original disco, ‘nu’ disco and – ahem – house. So what’s the
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T BIRD & THE BREAKS: Justine (2014)

Justine T Bird The BreaksGood news! Texan chunk-funk outfit T Bird & The Breaks have a new LP out in the near future. Just in case you forgot about what an ear they’ve got for a tune and classic lyrics or the comforting rasp of T Bird’s bourbon-soaked vocals – here’s the video for the advance single off Harmonizm. Basically, T Bird reveals (in a swinging Texas soul stylee) how he’s been given the runaround by one Justine and
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SHAKA LOVES YOU: Chic Weapon (2014) Free download

Chic Weapon Shaka Loves YouLovers of breaks and disco give a Chic cheer, for Shaka Loves You are here! Yes they are and with sparkly jumpsuits on too as they do the production equivalent of re-arming Chic’s 70s anthem with hollow-point rounds and a bigger magazine. Or, to put it another way, beefing it up a bit with some breaks and culling the hooks from Jungle Brothers’ What U Waitin’ For and Will Smith’s I’m
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SLIMKID3 & NU-MARK: No Pity Party (PIMPERNEL JONES remix) (2014) Free download

No Pity Party Pimpernel JonesThe word on the street is that super-chilled boom-bap production outfit Herma Puma have a collab in the offing featuring the legendary QnC (legendary lyricists Q-Ball and Curt Cazal to you). In order that you don’t forget about them in the meantime however, Pimpernel Jones of said crew delivers an ice-cold, pina colada-smooth remix of the latin-soul-jazz-tinged No Pity Party off the
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THE COMMODORES: Brick House (BRUNO BORLONE & BOOGIE MIKE remix) (2014)

Brick House Bruno Borlone Boogie MikeBruno Borlone & Boogie Mike give full acknowledgment to Lionel Ritchie’s old crew The Commodores on this remix of Brick House which is more than founder member William King gave his missus, Shirley Hanna, for writing the lyrics – at least for the first few years of the song’s existence. For the uninitiated, the 1977 original was a soulful bass-popping paean to a statuesque amazon of a
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Will You Be Mine (2014) + video

Will You Be Mine Smoove TurrellRating: ★★★★★ Fans of classy disco get very lucky here as Smoove & Turrell unleash the massive and obvious choice for crossover hit single from third LP Broken Toys in the form of the potentially Daft Punk/ Pharrell/ Niles Rodgers-bothering Will You Be Mine. They’re from Newcastle though so don’t expect the video to feature the band all gannin aboot in spangly threads like. This one
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REGGIE WATTS: Fuck Shit Stack (FATHER FUNK remix)(2014) Video + free download

Fuck Shit Stack Father FunkRating: ★★★★★ On the original Fuck Shit Stack, Reggie Watts conducted a post-modern dissection of the lyrical content of much contemporary hip-hop and identified broad underlying patterns and themes like swearing, objectification of woman and general materialism – often bling and car-related. This allowed him the perfect excuse to make a song (and video)
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SLYNK: Funk Fascination EP (2014) Free download

Funk Fascination EP SlynkAccording to Slynk, he’s got an obsession with, “all types of funk music.” It was only recently, for example, that he threw out a freebie Parliament rerub. Here however, he’s celebrating his fetish for the funk with the triple-tracker Funk Fascination EP for which read one part slo-mo late seventies/ early eighties-ish electro boogie grooves, one part slo-mo late seventies/ early eighties-ish electro
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TOO MANY T’s: Running Wild EP (2014) + ‘Butter Rug’ free download

Running Wild Too Many T'sSince this post was originally written the Running Wild EP has dropped – cop off the player below.

Boom-bap, Brit-rap duo Too Many T’s are all set to release their ten track Running Wild EP for free the week after next and to promo it they’ve decided to release EP cut Butter Rug early, for nowt. ‘Butter rug’? Sounds a bit smutty doesn’t it and you can trust that the boys make sure it’s all filth by getting Uncle Bad Touch to provide a beat replete with big horns on which the regular T’s
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