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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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BEATNIK CITY presents: BARBEAT (2017)

BEATNIK CITY presents:  BARBEATProducer BarBeat gives the Beatnik City label a serious dose of boogaloo flu on the new Beatnik City presents… outing and one that’ll likely spread to you too. The condition is acquired when the listener encounters old school Nu-Yorican vibes which have come into close proximity with heavy breakbeats and can be further intensified by the presence of rapapellas by emcees of note. So
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BAHAMA SOUL CLUB: The Havana Remixes (2017)

BAHAMA SOUL CLUB:  The Havana Remixes Having established a popular latin breakbeat insurgency with their recent Havana ’58, Bahama Soul Club don’t appear to have had any trouble recruiting like-minds to join their cause. This has culminated in The Havana Remixes – on which a set nine-tracks deep is delivered by an eight-strong unit of guerrilla producers consisting of Smoove, Suonho, Jack Jointz, Opolopo
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ODJBOX: Party Toad (2017)

ODJBOX:  Party Toad Look out it’s Party Toad. Don’t worry that’s neither an attempt to make Wind in The Willows sound less twee or a reference to some slimy Tory party donor but the new one from producer Odjbox whose re-work of Arthur Conley’s Funky Street MB regulars may remember. This employs a similarly funky bounce but is all-original and straight up twenty-first century bizniz. To wit, it provides
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 3 – Featurecast (2017)

BOMBSTRIKES:  Funk N' Beats Vol. 3 - Featurecast Curation of the Bombstrikes Funk N’ Beats series passes to Featurecast for Vol. 3 and in contrast to his own recent wobbly material, our man pursues a decidedly un-wobbly path through the history of party breaks from turn of the millenium classics to the present day leavened with a dash of noughties deep funk here and there. Among the former are the obscure (but nonetheless dope) Wiseguys cut
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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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