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ASIAN HAWK: ‘I Am Asian Hawk’ video (2017)

http://monkeyboxing.com/content/asian-hawk-asian-hawk-2017/Asian Hawk bests his recent Turntable Soul video for DJ City with new one I Am Asian Hawk. Once again, the track features Mr Love providing his impressive USP combo of effortless soul vocals whilst simultaneously demonstrating turntable and controller dexterity – this time on a Guzheng-featuring beat. Also, once again, the video finds our man in the studio working his magic – possibly
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CALAGAD 13: Heart Of The City (2017)

CALAGAD 13:  Heart Of The CityThe trouble with all this ridiculously glorious atypical UK summer weather (i.e. it’s hotter than the Bahamas instead of pissing with rain) does rather mean that certain gems have passed without comment this June, so it’s time to set the record straight or at least the Serato console since Calagad 13’s Heart Of The City sadly doesn’t appear in vinyl format. ‘Sadly’, because the
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GHOST WRITERZ: They Wanna Know Remixes (2017)

GHOST WRITERZ:  They Wanna Know RemixesThose predisposed to a quality bit of bashment might well have picked up on Ghost Writerz’ recent rather good 7″ They Wanna Know on which toaster Jimmy Screech very solidly laid down the tale of his lifelong involvement in soundsystem culture over a dubby slab of reggae which morphed into a second half of jungle. Those predisposed to a good remix will therefore want to
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LACK JEMMON: Lack Jemmon EP (2017)

LACK JEMMON:  Lack Jemmon EPLatest on vinyl 12″ from BBP is the Lack Jemmon EP. No guesses who that’s by. And so it is that the Hungarian pairing deliver a four-tracker for masses – quite literally actually as it kicks off with a remix of a certain ska-influenced pop tune by Simon Cowell puppet, Olly Murs. And if you thought that displayed formidable chutzpah, check the next tune which redefines the very concept of
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OLD FLAME: Reignite “The Surefire Collection” (2017)

OLD FLAME:  Reignite Old Flame is up to new tricks with a new mini-album/ EP thingy, eight cuts deep – Reignite “The Surefire Collection.” Well, I say ‘new tricks’; new ‘tracks’ is more accurate for while the material is new, the vibe is is that of reliably old school electro breaks. Cue much in the way of pumping 808s, acid squelches and relentless drums then. Opener, Pasty Suspect, is a highlight pitching, as it
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Dos Tonas (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Dos TonasThree years dressed in Stormtrooper outfits made from stuff they’ve found in Wilko, causing a noise like a sentient ’80s Atari yelling through a megaphone from the window of a sirens-wailing Jamaican police car seems to have taken its toll on Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love. Why? Because Dos Tonas is their second and final full-length effort. Say it
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QDUP feat. JEROME JOYCE: Get Up (2017)

QDUP feat. JEROME JOYCE: Get UpQdup and Jerome Joyce ensure that everyone gets up for the get down with Get Up – Fort Knox Recordings’ second big nod to DC go-go in a month after FK5’s very own Give It A Minute featuring BCap. Here the sound of the Washington dance underground is even stronger with Qdup refracting the trademark staccato drums, roto-toms and pitch-bending synth chords through a
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Disco Paradise (2017)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Disco ParadiseDisco Paradise sees Breakbeat Paradise continuing a series of generically-themed outings that have previously taken in 70s funk and dancehall reggae and which, this time, finds the label turning its breakbeat sights on the glittery world of disco. But where on earth might label boss Badboe find a team morally depraved enough to embrace the nefarious influences of the mirrorball lifestyle
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ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM: Going Back To Cali/ Jolene How You Want It (2017)

Rocknrolla Soundsystem Going Back To CaliRating: ★★★★★ Edit kings Rocknrolla Soundsystem trump all previous efforts with this massive double-A side featuring two mutant mashups. On the one hand you’ve got Jolene How You Want It which splices 2Pac, Dolly Parton and a certain famous Jackson (no, really) for thumping nu-disco boogie-hop action and then, just when thought you knew where things were at, they flip the script
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KIBOSH: Back N Forth EP (2017)

KIBOSH:  Back N Forth EP“On the Bass Funk Glitch Hip Hop Soul Breaks tip,” it says on Kibosh’s Soundcloud with no word of a lie. Has he got his fingers in enough stylistic musical pies!? Actually he hasn’t even declared all the – er – pies he’s got his fingers into. Omitting the word ‘swing’ was something of an oversight for example – given the abandon with which he sprinkles samples of said music throughout his
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