Tag Archives: Bulabeats

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)Fresh – in both the primary and hip-hop senses of the word – from her recent 16 Psyche album, DJ Pnutz drops a brace of recording session extras that didn’t make the final cut in the shape of this Bee-Sides single. And about this, it would be remiss of the monkey not to create some buzz (thank you, I’m here all week) since the track Bee-Side is an efficient slice of heavy Hammond-tinged
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DJ PNUTZ: 16 Psyche (2017) + video

DJ PNUTZ:  16 Psyche (2017) + videoRating: ★★★★★ It’s widely known that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. What’s less well-known however is that if you pay Pnutz, you get beats and plenty of them – although, frankly, DJ Pnutz is such a beat junky she’d be making them anyway, money or no. And how do we know this? We know this because barely a year after releasing the nineteen track Good Wife’s Guide To Beatmaking
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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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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Talking About The! (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Talking About The!Not an outfit with a reputation for restraint, Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love nevertheless deliver perhaps their most restrained track ever with Talking About The! and quite a pleasing affair it is too. Play this out with its vintage vocal motifs of ‘uhh,’ and ‘now, now baby,’ a lo-fi skanking breakbeat plus the odd dancehall shoutout like, “Now my selectah!” and it’ll be free
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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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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: In The Heat (2016)

in-the-heat-johnnypluse-the-stormtroopers-of-lovePrepare for further mayhem from Ireland’s most notorious breakbeat party fiends Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love as they unveil their new single In The Heat on which a lyrical breakdown of precisely how much chaos one band can cause while on tour unfolds over a thunderous glitchy breaks. Also comes with the skankin-breaks n’ house piano banger Pull The Cord (which
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BULABEATS: The Amazing Sounds Of Bulabeats Records (2016)

the-amazing-sounds-of-bulabeatsGood lord has the Bulabeats label really been around eleven years!? It’s certainly been around long enough to amass more than enough party breaks action to fill – say – a double vinyl LP. A double vinyl LP!? Yes – not some piddling little 45 but a proper man’s format. Twelve inches times two. Super stable on the decks. Not so prone to warping and cupping. A scratch artist’s dream. And
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BARRY KRISHNA: Hood On My Shoulders (2016)

Hood On My Shoulders Barry KrishnaWho’s that striding down Bootleg Street chanting as he goes? Why it’s Barry Krishna spreading the yogic production practice of cheekhi vershyan (as revealed in his Hood On My Shoulders EP) and dedicating his thoughts and actions towards those mighty among the pantheon of hip-hop. Thus mantra-like you shall hear the words “hip-hop”, “breathe and stop”, “hell yeah”, “bring the noise”,
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VARIOUS: Block Rockin Bulabeats (2015)

Block Rockin BulabeatsThere’s only a few weeks before the year closes – which means party time is expanding exponentially. What else to do then, if you are the Bulabeats label, but come back with another one of those Block Rockin Bulabeats. Or better still four of them. Thus Crashgroove wobbles-up Marlena Shaw on Ghetto Girl and the splendidly-named Barry Krishna has not a single problem providing
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AARON MAZARATI: I Don’t Need You (2015)

I Don't Need You Aaron MazaratiSome key steps to becoming a successful hip-hop artist might include such things as having a name in which at least one element is an alternative spelling of a luxury brand and having a competent remix in a different genre – preferably one with which the yout’ will connect if your genre of preference is from an earlier era. Of course the one you really shouldn’t skip (though many do) is
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