Monthly Archives: November 2015

GHETTO FUNK presents: BOBBY C SOUND TV (GFPD23) Free download

Bobby C Sound TV Ghetto Funk Presents GFPD23Time to tune in to a bit more Bobby C Sound TV! While you’re track-surfing expect to hear everything from a snippet of Dudley Moore dialogue (off his alcholic comedy Arthur) mixed with a ghetto-funked Julie Lee And Her Boyfriends on Last Call, a ghetto-funked Flavor Unit emcee Lakim Shabazz on Largesse (because the GF posse is large!), a ghetto-funked Q-Tip getting vivrant on
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B-SIDE: Party Bangers Vol. 1 (2015)

Party Bangers Vol. 1 B-SideFireworks Night may be the best part of a month gone but that hasn’t stopped Southampton DJ/Producer B-Side letting loose a five deep set of Party Bangers which is apparently only Vol. 1. And one fully expects (judging by past form) that both B-Side and the label behind this release (that’ll be Breakbeat Paradise) will make good on a follow-up. This drop however opens with synth-bassed
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BALKAN RIDDIMS: Shout It Loud (2015)

Shout It Loud Balkan RiddimsThe star of Greek reggae/ dancehall project Balkan Riddims continues to rise as they prepare to drop Shout It Loud shortly on the Timewarp Music label. The seven track release (well, six tracks and an intro) all feature South African-raised vocalist Gobey and mixes up dancehall with digi-dub reggae vibes and occasionally a more rootsy vibe. Things kick off with spliffed-out intro – er –
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Whatcha Gonna Do (2015)

Whatcha Gonna Do Fort Knox FiveSome questions demand an answer – what are you going to do for example if DC crew Fort Knox Five come knocking and posit the idea of your remixing their Mustafa Akbar-featuring slab of disco Whatcha Gonna Do? The answer, if you’re Father Funk, is to apply filters and passes over an extended intro, insinuate a fair amount of wobble into the mix and get grinding
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ANDY COOPER: Room To Breathe/ Unlikely Assassin 7″ (2015) + video

Room To Breathe Andy CooperThe second piece of action with a Long Beach CA connection today and this time it’s Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper (sans Dizzy and Einstein) begging for Room To Breathe on the A-side. Room to breathe? This is your second solo seven inch inside two months man! Still as he says about handling biz – he might make it look easy but that don’t mean that it is. Slightly more intimate in feel than
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ODJBOX feat. TOO MANY Ts: Got Love (Get Yours) (2015) Free download

Got Love Get Yours Odjbox Too Many TsThe festive music silly season is mere days away but in the crazy rush to get out anything decent before everything turns to sleigh-bell-augmented shite for a month – all manner of goodies are appearing. Here’s producer Odjbox with a jaunty slice of electronic party style hip-hop and who should be gracing the beat but those jolly rhyming rascals Too Many T’s. That’ll be Got Love (Get
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WAR: You Got The Power (EWAN HOOZAMI edit) (2015) Free download

You Got The Power War Ewan HoozamiWar! What are they good for? Well, round about 1982 at least, the Long Beach funk band (originally partially conceived by Jimi Hendrix manager and erstwhile bassist of 60s British rock band The Animals – Eric Burdon) were mainly good for stomping four-to-the-floor disco anthems. Such as You Got The Power. Fast forward to 2015 and notorious disco jockey Ewan Hoozami‘s been
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MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: I’m Not Your Regular Woman (2015) + video

I'M Not Your Regular Woman Marta Ren GroovelvetsThat Marta Ren & The Groovelvets album’s been a long time coming and – er – it’s still not here. It won’t be long though apparently and it’s got a name now – Stop, Look, Listen. Before that, here’s this – Marta and the boys’ blistering cover of Lucille Matthis’ ’68 southern soul b-side classic I’m Not Your Regular Woman – which as covers go, is pretty faithful. Now, there is a theory that covers
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HOOKY: Rocket Science (2015)

Rocket Science HookyOohh – I recognise that voice! You should too as it’s the unmistakable soulful rasp of Mr Time Crane a.k.a. T Bird of long time MB favourites T Bird & The Breaks. It’s not rocket science – although it is Rocket Science – well, the song’s name is anyway. There might have been a slight artist name change though as T Bird and co. are now on an indefinite hiatus after a punishing seven years
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VARIOUS: Odessa Beats Session (2015) Free download

Odessa Beats SessionYou may remember Ukrainian producer C.J.Plus from his Tru:Funk drop, B-Boy’s Boogie from earlier this year. Well – here he is again in the company of a host of other Ukrainian producers on this free, nine-deep collection the Odessa Beats Session. It’s a compilation which stylistically encompasses everything from b-boy breaks, to footwork but the main flavour is a very 90s trip
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