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JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Pt. 2 (2015)

Corporeal Remixed Pt 2 Jon KennedyIs it me or was this promised the best part of a year ago? Either way, let’s just say Corporeal Remixed Pt.2 is as substantial as its title promises in a number of ways. Firstly, it weighs in at an epic 22 tracks – approximately a quarter of which are bonus free cuts. Secondly, Jon Kennedy ensures there’s something here for a wide variety of musical tastes by taking a a free-roaming
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ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM: TB Sheets (2015) Free download

TB Sheets Rocknrolla SoundsystemDutch-Russian edit duo Rocknrolla Soundsystem pick up Van ‘the man’ Morrison’s epic psychedelic blues groove TB Sheets for their latest edit. Morrison’s lyrics are a cheery affair which describe a girl he used to live with dying of TB and the torturous night he spent with her before she died. The original weighed in at suitably lengthy nine plus minutes and featured scorching harmonica
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SKINSHAPE: Skinshape (2014)

Skinshape LPSkinshape makes sure everything’s skin-shape and breakbeat fashion with his debut album – er – Skinshape on Athens-based Melting Records. Well, I say ‘album’ – at seven tracks and only thirty-two minutes there are longer EPs out there – but don’t be fooled by the brevity. If it’s original folksy psychedelic breakbeats you’re after, your ship’s just come in. Why? Because Will Dorey of Horus
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LOOP MAFFIA: OG Kush EP (2014)

OG Kush EP Loop MaffiaI see Loop Maffia‘s back with his OG Kush EP. His OG what EP!? Is that a drug reference? You’d never catch me taking drugs, oh dear me no, I don’t need drugs when I’ve got coffee and tea to perk me up, alcohol to loosen my inhibitions, nicotine to calm me, sleeping pills to help me sleep and paracetamol to take away the pain. And if the drug reference wasn’t enough here’s this young
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RED MARTINA: Rhythm & Rhyme (2014)

Come Oh Home Red MartinaMoody piano keys and trumpets, 85 bpm break, 4 a.m. female vocals, bit of scratching, sampled 1940s-sounding vocal loop….is it 1995? Are we in Bristol? Not with a soaring orchestral-rock hook like that we’re not. But I’ll give you a clue – remove the vocals of Hayley Cass and substitute the ‘gargling with broken glass’ raps of Vinnie Paz and you’d have…Jedi Mind Tricks. This must be Red Martina then – the hip-trip-hop side project
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INNEREYEFULL: Playground (2014)

Playground InnereyefullIt’s a very welcome return here to Andy Kent a.k.a Innereyefull, musician, dj, producer and sometime purveyor of dusty cinematic downtempo breaks. I say ‘sometime’ since the bud haze appears to have cleared somewhat for his brand spanking new Playground LP thus allowing the bpms to creep stealthily into the upper 90s to begin with, then with increasing swagger into the
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JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Part 2 (Teaser) (2014)

Corporeal Remixed Part 2 Jon KennedyMore varied downtempo-isms and instrumentalisms from the JKF camp as Jon Kennedy‘s 2013 LP Corporeal gets a second LP’s worth of tangible remixing shortly. In the meantime here’s a five-track teaser in advance of the full LP. Steve Cobby of Fila Brazilia makes the ‘chilling on the yacht’ vibe of Tonto Rides The Gain even more chilled, while Dopedemand provides an equally relaxed but
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JON KENNEDY FEDERATION: For Stuarts London (2014)

Stuarts London Jon Kennedy FederationJon Kennedy here delivers an exclusive nineteen track DJ mix of JK Federation label-only tracks in conjunction with Stuarts London which he’s somehow resisted the temptation to call ‘Music To Dress To.’ Tailoring outfit Stuarts London have been in the game for nearly half a century and seem to have risen to prominence in the 70s and 80s supplying the ‘casual’ football subculture with all their clothing needs. This downtempo mix has
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ZENIT INCOMPATIBLE: Anywhere EP (2014)

Anywhere EP Zenit IncompatibleWhatever MustBeat’s Zenit Incompatible is incompatible with, it’s not soothing downtempo grooves as he funnels the essence of the chilled, post-club, early hours vibe of Euro party city, Budapest into four tracker the Anywhere EP. Head to the middle two tracks for the best of these as he chops up smokey jazz over lazy breaks and cuts up the Reverend Al Green in a manner that is
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CICO: Blind Justice EP (2014)

Blind Justice CicoThe latest official drop on Bombastic Jam is this downtempo four tracker – the Blind Justice EP – from the man who shares a studio with label owner and Basement Freaks main man George Fotiadis. I had a google for Cico (for so he is named) and can see that his other interests seem to be chimney linings and “beautifully illustrated mind, body and spirit books” so it’s just as well that he likes his
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