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JOHNNY PLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Skanky Town EP (2017) + ‘O Jesus Funk’ video

Is no-one safe? Frankly, if JohnnyPluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love are around, the answer is no. With a new album out later in the year, the Irish crew have decided to unleash the video for O Jesus Funk – a blasphemous blend of hectic 70s funk breaks, horns, 808 basslines and hip-house vocal loops that sees them wind up in early 90s territory slotting in somewhere between The
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JPRIME feat. BBK: What I Do EP (2017)

“Breaks – that’s what I do/ That ain’t nothing new,” spits out BBK with conviction over quite the phattest slice of electro-breakbeat bass action heard in these parts for some time. Of course, emcee BBK will be no stranger to this sort of musical assault hailing as he does from the home of Miami Bass a.k.a. the Gunshine State of Florida. Clearly however, as the progenitor of this beat
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RAG N BONE MAN: Human (MANOSJMT edit) (2017) Free download

Human Rag N Bone Man Manosjmt editRating: ★★★★★ The indefatigable Manosjmt turns his sights to Rag N Bone Man for his latest edit. Having clearly identified a singer with soul, he then sets to work identifying the missing element from last summer’s hit. It’s a double time stomping beat of course which means that this edit delivers the unexpected sound of Rag N Bone Man keeping the faith in a neo-northern soul style
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LEON: Body & Soul (2017)

Body Soul LeonFrench multi-instrumentalist and producer Leon takes no prisoners on new EP Body & Soul, appropriately enough since he shares a name with Luc Besson’s cinema hitman. The seven tracker cuts a blistering mod, psych, surf, and jazzy path through instrumental party breakbeat territory as our man pits his guitar chops against uptempo and vaguely Propellerheads-ish beats. This is rawer
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MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 7 (2017) Free download

Filthy Rhythm Dirty Soul Vol 7 monkeyboxingIt’s been a crazy-ass last six months here at MB and Monkeyboxing’s free annual funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae and breaks LP extravaganza very nearly didn’t happen this year. Primarily because MB was nearly permanently lost in the autumn. Happily, disaster was averted which means you lucky people get the mighty, mighty Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 7 bursting at the
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Record Store (2017)

Record Store Freethinker Funk EssenceGerman breaks-man Freethinker Funk Essence brings the essence of his freethinking approach to the funk once more on his Record Store EP. The three-tracker kicks off with the appropriately named spy-funky The Spy Of Mrs Lee which pits a moody Rhodes against itchy wah-wah and horns, follows up with the blaxploitation funk of the title track and closes with the jazz-funky Quentin’s Lost
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Ching Zeng Taped 35 (2017) Free download

Ching Zeng Taped 35 Basement FreaksBasement Freaks provides some bass-funky mixtape relief amid the winter darkness as host of Dusseldorf label Ching Zeng‘s monthly Taped Podcast. The label is home to a roster who seek to build bridges between different cultures and musical genres so who better to be their man than Basement Freaks – someone as likely to play classic funk as moombahton? Expect everything in
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AIR: Moon Safari Remixed (2017)

Moon Safari Remixed Air JPrime Leygo Monstafunk Vinyl MessiOne suspects French mellowtronica duo Air are are possibly not aware of the existence of the Moon Safari Remixed EP, a cheeky project which finds some of the usual Relative Dimensions label suspects make remarkably free with material off Air’s 90s debut LP. JPrime creates a new dawn for Ce Matin La for example by introducing it to Public Enemy’s He Got Game and a healthy dose of
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SECOND HAND AUDIO: Extended Play (Remixed)(2017)

second-hand-audio-extended-play-remixedThe six tracks of Second Hand Audio‘s excellent hip-hop drop Extended Play from last year get a second crack of the whip on Extended Play Remixed in which play is indeed extended to a whopping ten tracks. That’ll be no fewer than three versions of Psycho Les-featuring banger Brand New then (courtesy of Slynk, DJP and Ugly
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EDITH PETERS: This Is The Moment 7″ (2017)

This Is The Moment Edith PetersRating: ★★★★★ You might not have heard of Edith Peters – actress and one time member of the Peters Sisters but as part of the sisters she made at least two appearances at the Cotton Club in the 40s – once with Cab Calloway and once with Duke Ellington. Following that, the sisters toured Europe in the 50s and had novelty hits knocking out vocal harmonies in an Andrews Sisters stylee. Precisely
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