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BOCA 45: Bombs From The Vaults (2017)

BOCA 45:  Bombs From The VaultsSoon to be unleashed on Bomb Strikes is the aptly titled Bombs From The Vaults on which the man known as Boca 45 drops no fewer than twenty-nine tracks requisitioned from his two decade career both as a solo artist and in multiple musical alliances including Purple Penguin, Dynamo Productions, The Beekeepers and Bocawoody. By way of a sampler, the label unleash four previously
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NOLA BREAKS V5: Everybody’s Hip-Huggin (THE ALLERGIES remix)/ Mean Man (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR remix)(2017)

NOLA BREAKS V5:  Everybody's Hip-Huggin/ Mean Man (THE ALLERGIES remixes)What happens when The Allergies and Professor Shorthair get their hands on two mighty funk cut from the Big Easy? Nola Breaks V5, that’s what! Yes, Professor Shorthair invited the duo to work their edit-hoodoo on Robert Parker’s classic Everybody’s Hip-Huggin while he took on Betty Harris’s Mean Man himself for a release that is certain to cause a fire on the bayou. Not least of the reasons for this is the way The Allergies get
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ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS: Fine Style (STEPPIN’ TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samples

ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS:  Fine Style (STEPPIN' TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samplesIt’s been a while since we last heard from Bristol’s Steppin’ Tones but he’s come back inna fine style with an freely downloadable edit of – er – Fine Style by one-hit wonders Athletico Borough Upsetters that both extends the original and makes it even noisier. Blimey – it’s like big beat never went away. And that’s not all. Check below and you’ll find that our man has also been kind
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JOHNNYPLUSE: Super Dynamite (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE:  Super Dynamite (2017)Reports of Mr Johnnypluse‘s retirement from funky breaks to seek house-ier musical pastures have been greatly exaggerated, it seems, as he makes his return to debut releases for the first time in three years with Super Dynamite. Can you expect uptempo dancehall drums spiced-up with hip-hop cuts and an positively explosive 303 bassline that recalls the work of Josh Wink, early
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CRASH PARTY: Nitty Gritty (2017)

CRASH PARTY:  Nitty Gritty (2017)Next to release from the Scour stable are Crash Party who get down to the important business – I mean the brass tacks – nay – the very Nitty Gritty of finding out what happens when vintage 90s-style dancehall collides with twenty-first century breaks. Why – I bet that sounds like a veritable musical (wrecking) ball! Pretty much, yeah and one with an anything goes remix policy. But then
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MORLACK: Ghetto Disco Vol. 2 (2017)

MORLACK:  Ghetto Disco Vol. 2 It seems like barely a minute since Morongroover and Mr Bristow popped the cherry of a new Breakbeat Paradise series – Ghetto Disco – and now here’s Morlack with Ghetto Disco Vol. 2. Being Morlack of course, he’s not only gone one track deeper than Vol. 1 (taking this to five tracks) but his ‘ghetto’ take on disco benefits from his magpie-like approach to sampling. Take in your
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 51 (THE WORLDSTYLERS & DJ CLAIRVO)(2017)

KATAKANA EDITS:  Vol. 51 (THE WORLDSTYLERS & DJ CLAIRVO)(2017)Time for a Hungarian double-header as The Worldstylers lay it down Latin style in collaboration with DJ Clairvo for the four-track Vol. 51 of the long-running Katakana Edits series. First up is the appropriately-titled Hello Everybody which provides suitably sinuous samba antics to engage the wallflowers and then, having got people on the floor, it’s all about the uptempo Latin disco
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MJ: Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free download

MJ:  Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free downloadHello – pictures of fruity young ladies with tattoos? You can tell this is a Rocknrolla Soundsystem edit before you hear or read anything about it – even if the hottie in question is all dolled-up like Baron Samedi. Turns out RRS have done a rework of MJ’s cheesy Halloween classic, Thriller and not the first one this month either – since this edit follows Hot Border Special’s cover. ‘Blimey – what’s that
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THE ALLERGIES: Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + ‘Blast Off’ remix premiere

THE ALLERGIES:  Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + 'Blast Off' remix premiereEverybody knows deejay-producers love nothing better than getting the keys to a record company’s back catalogue so one can only imagine the pants-wetting excitement Bristol duo The Allergies must have experienced when they recently gained access to Jalapeno’s vaults. Of course, having penetrated the inner sanctum, there was nothing left to do but have had a right old rummage. The
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MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) b/w B-Boy Shit (10″ Vinyl)(2017)

MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ Stand by for the dopest Brit-hop dancefloor cut you’ve heard since Roots Manuva’s Witness. Cue splutterings, guffaws and stroking of exaggeratedly huge chins all round at such a grandiose claim, of course. But the thing is, producer and emcee on Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) are UK legends Aim and Mikey D.O.N respectively, known collectively here as MAIDM
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