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DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EP (2017)

DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EPRating: ★★★★★ If you caught volumes 1 and 2 of Daytoner’s excellent Shedits series you’ll already know that ‘Shedit’ is a byword for quality funk/ soul, ska/rocksteady edit/ remix thingies in party breaks circles. So the announcement that our man has been pottering around at the bottom of the garden again for Shedits 3 EP is cause for celebration. First up is Apache Street for anyone
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VOODOOCUTS: The Fool/ Loopita 7″ (2017)

VOODOOCUTS:  The Fool/ Loopita 7Rating: ★★★★★ It’s sureshot booty double-header time from Voodoocuts as our man brings his Juice series to format-of-the-minute, seven inch vinyl, with his first Juice On Wax drop. Step forward a pumping funky disco edit of Etta James’ 70s funk period number Only A Fool that, frankly, only a fool would ignore. Still, what to put on the B-side? It better be something big. Ah yes – Loopita
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DUCT TAPE: 13th Floor (2017)

DUCT TAPE:  13th FloorMan – what can’t duct tape do? It’ll hold bits of your car together, hold musical equipment cases together (hell, hold musical instruments together), temporarily patch up a surf board and plug any gaps in your funky psych collection. No really. Or at least Duct Tape a.k.a. Berlin-based psych duo Batsauce and Wynton Kelly Stevenson will. Now on their second album the pair are still all about
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim (2017)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE:  Breakin' The RiddimRating: ★★★★★ Looks like it’s time for another themed EP from Breakbeat Paradise and no prizes for guessing that a release entitled Breakin’ The Riddim with cover art featuring a dreadlocked breakdancer entails a marriage of breakbeat and various reggae-related styles. No prizes either for guessing that it’s richer in bangers than a Walls sausage factory. Fredy High for example, heavies
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BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE: Year Of The Funky (2017)

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE:  Year Of The FunkyAs part of his bid to be the busiest man in funk-related music this year, Shawn Lee teams up with Bei Bei for Year Of The Funky – the title track and first single off the forthcoming LP of the same name. Lee has rhythm all covered by laying down a crisp break on live drums and electric bass while Bei Bei delivers melody on the guzheng. Come again? You know – one of those Chinese
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TIMEWARP INC: Tropicaliente EP (2017)

TIMEWARP INC:  Tropicaliente EPTimewarp Inc. (a.k.a. Timewarp Music’s head honcho Angelos Stoumpos) takes a well-deserved break from producing and putting out other people’s music with the Tropicaliente EP in order to put out some of his own. The opener and title track works up some latin-reggae heat with French language vocals from sometime Basement Freaks
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RORY HOY feat ASHLEY SLATER: Gettin’ Home (2017)

On their latest collab, Rory Hoy and Ashley Slater tackle the issue of Gettin’ Home from ‘the party’. We’ve all been there – a night’s carousing followed by the sudden realisation that you need your distant bed. In the absence of a beer-scooter (i.e. you’re conscious enough to remember the epic night-hike you’re about to undertake), what you need is a jaunty anthem to belt out while
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Dopeness EP (2017)

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Dopeness EPMore Bomb Strikes action on the Dopeness EP from Prosper & Stabfinger – the dream team responsible for October’s similarly old school three-tracker, the Mista Funkmaster EP. On this latest drop, the title cut rocks a disco bass-line as NZ emcee Imagine This takes the mic while Pay For Bass makes use of a Lyrics Born rapapella over initially jazzy-influenced breaks that become
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ANDYFELLAZ: Beatbop Street (2017)

ANDYFELLAZ:  Beatbop StreetDespite its inception and heyday in the mid-to-late nineties, the downtempo/ cinematic/ trip-hop incarnation of breakbeat music refuses to die and while it may not be flavour of the month anymore, there seems nevertheless to be an inexhaustible supply of it. Perhaps, it’s the ambient nature of the music, the fact that you can put almost any sound behind a decent drum break and get away with it
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NAANVA: Flowers Of Spring (2017) Free download

NAANVA:  Flowers Of SpringHe might travel by a name that sounds like a track on a Kula Shaker album but there’s no denying the sound of drums on new freebie instro Flowers Of Spring from Naanva. We open with the sort of jazziness you might have expected at Harlem’s Cotton Club back in the day before the breaks kick in with some prominent brush work and then it’s all about alternating the jazziness
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