Monthly Archives: April 2016

MONSTAFUNK: Hiding In The Bushes (2016) + No Giggady free download

Hiding In The Bushes MonstafunkWell – gwapple me gwapenuts – so that’s where Monstafunk has been since his last Things That Go Funk In The Night welease – hiding in the bushes. With David Bellamy. Bal-limey! Still – the process has been a fertile one and yielded four rather vigorous slabs of party breaks. Into the blender have gone the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and a
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ORIGIN ONE feat. PARLY B: Mi Bredrin (2016)

Mi Bredrin Origin One Parly BRating: ★★★★★ New to the Nice Up! label, Origin One bring dancehall MC Parly B and earth-shaking bass and sweet melodies along for skankin’ debut single Mi Bredrin as Parly B advises the yout’ everywhere to stop all that shooting and looting. After all, if you’re fighting amongst yourselves you won’t have time to hold your crooked government to account will you? Actually I’m not sure if he
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KOOL & THE GANG: Fresh (DJ INKO remix) (2016) Free download

Fresh DJ Inko Kool  The GangKnown for massive 1973 funk bump Jungle Boogie and other funk classics such as Chocolate Buttermilk, Hollywood Swinging and Funky Stuff, Kool & The Gang spent the greater part of the subsequent decade pumping out smooth and cheesy pop-funk. Among such 80s chart-botherers was Fresh – now rendered into a pneumatic slab of neo-disco courtesy of DJ Inko. It’s fresh, it’s
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GHETTO FUNK presents: THE CHICKEN BROTHERS (2016)

The Chicken Brothers Ghetto Funk presentsIt had to happen sooner or later I suppose – the perfect storm of Breaking Bad influences colliding with electro-swing and ghetto funk. Meet The Chicken Brothers, that most English incarnation of Los Pollos Hermanos in whose studio something party breaks-wise is always cooking. Wobbled-up Lord Kitchener? Eggspect it. Electro swing and dnb in the same track adorned with samples of hens?
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. EMPRESARIOS: Cinco To The Brinco (2016)

Cinco To The Brinco Fort Knox Five EmpresariosFort Knox Five (or should that be Fort Knox Cinco) get their brinco on with the aid of Empresarios for this latest single and batch of remixes off the Pressurize The Cabin LP. And of how many tracks shall such a release consist? Why five of course – a veritable quintet of breakbeat flavours! Thus Basement Freaks adds a pinch of glitch and a soupcon of moombah, Omegaman
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: Lift Off (2016)

Lift Off The FunkstamaticsOoh – what’s this? It’s systomatic, it’s hydromatic, it’s – funkstamatic…why it could be Dutch funk band Euro Cinema by a new name based on their previous (and second LP) Funkstamatic. Say hello to The Funkstamatics then – for such is indeed Euro Cinema’s new name and Lift Off is indeed their third LP. But why the new moniker? It surely couldn’t be because some Yank company has
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SHAKA LOVES YOU: RAY PARKER JR Just Havin’ Fun (SLY Tear The Roof Off edit)/ G LOVE Who’s Got The Weed (SLY 420 edit) – Free download

Ray Parker Jr G Love Shaka Loves YouIt’s two for the price of one cheeky edits round at Shaka Loves You Towers at the minute and you do not want to sleep. First up is their Tear The Roof Off Edit of Ray Parker Jr’s disco boogie number Just Havin Fun which is plenty saucy then there’s their 420 Edit of a different kind of sauce – G Love and Special Sauce – a woefully under-edited (not to mention under-sampled) re-sauce –
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BOCAWOODY (BOCA 45 and DJ WOODY): NW/ SW EP 1 (2016)

NW SW EP 1 BocawoodyTwo English DJs meet in Romania at the airport, having played two completely separate events the night before, discover they have adjacent seats, mutual friends and a mutual liking for each other’s musical output? What are the chances? In Hollywood-land – fairly high: in real life – not so much. Imagine the surprise then of both Bristol legend and vinyl hero Boca 45 and world
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E feat. ISHTAR: The Turning Point (2016)

The Turning Point E IshtarBlimey! E (a.k.a E Da Boss a.k.a. Eric Cooke) of Myron and E has got an new single out on which he duets with the Sumerian goddess of sex, Ishtar! Lucky bastard! And the name of this track? The Turning Point? What’s that about then? They’re breaking up? Oohhh. Sadface. I hope it’s a suitably evocative slice of cinematic soul with searing horns and relentlessly crunchy drums. It
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: 4th Chamber b/w Snakes feat. LEE FIELDS (2016)

4th Chamber El Michels AffairIn case you thought the imminent arrival of Bacao Rhythm And Steel Band’s steel drum funk LP 55 was the only heavyweight goodness to emerge from the Big Crown label this spring, let this new one from Leon Michels outfit El Michels Affair set the record straight. The A-side brings the funky Shaolin drum-crunch of a 4th Chamber – a cover of GZA’s Liquid Swords track from back in the day
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