Tag Archives: Electro swing

CAPTAIN FLATCAP: Captain Flatcap LP (2016)

captain-flatcap-lpMadder than a saran wrap skullcap, a mousetrap mishap or even a relief map hubcap, it’s Captain Flatcap – twenty-first century breaks’ answer to Spike Milligan and Yello getting together to make some tunes in a nitrous oxide factory. The trio have finally released the long-awaited Captain Flatcap LP and this is the nearly as long-awaited MB post about same which is well overdue some attention
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SCOUR RECORDS: Scoured Swing Vol. 1 (2016)

Scoured Swing Vol 1Having had a successful last few years tackling all manner of party breaks, Scour Records now turn their attentions exclusively to bear on the swing side of things with the advent of a new series – Scoured Swing Vol. 1. Enter a feral gang of breakbeat jitterbuggers consisting of both usual suspects and some new names armed with breaks, wobble, and saxophone cases bursting at the
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NIKOS GOUNARIS: Beba Beba (MANOSJMT remix) (2016) Free download

Beba Beba ManosjmtBefore Demis Roussos, there was…’Mr Greece’ himself – Nikos Gounaris – tenor, composer, mandolin player – you know – I Saw You Trimming The Tree, Beautiful Athens? Nope – me either. That hasn’t stopped Manosjmt musically flying I Galanolefki once more and applying the breaks to the big man’s Beba Beba though has it? No indeed it has not. Subtle organic drums perfectly
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GHETTO FUNK presents: THE CHICKEN BROTHERS (2016)

The Chicken Brothers Ghetto Funk presentsIt had to happen sooner or later I suppose – the perfect storm of Breaking Bad influences colliding with electro-swing and ghetto funk. Meet The Chicken Brothers, that most English incarnation of Los Pollos Hermanos in whose studio something party breaks-wise is always cooking. Wobbled-up Lord Kitchener? Eggspect it. Electro swing and dnb in the same track adorned with samples of hens?
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SWING NINJAS: My Belle (COCKNEY NUTJOB remix) (2016)

My Belle Swing Ninjas Cockney NutjobLike this version of Swing NinjasMy Belle? That’s because Cockney Nutjob‘s got the ill communication – mainly because he plumps for using a bit of Funkadelic’s You’ll Like It Too break to give the electro-swing original a little bit of funk. This version is one of the recent winners of the My Belle remix comp. and the stoke from that plus the fact that Mr Nutjob as just passed
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MARCELLA PUPPINI VS. R.A. THE RUGGED MAN: ‘The Greatest’ (2016) + video

The Greatest Marcella Puppinin RA Rugged ManPuppini sister Marcella and NY emcee R.A.The Rugged Man hook-up for new swing-hop single hook-up The Greatest. What to do for a video concept though? Aww – it’s got to be Marcella as the femme fatale and R.A. as the gangster playboy. Cue chiaroscuro lighting, smoke and a minimalist speakeasy card game setting while they cross and double cross each other lyrically. Yep
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FREEAR: Bongo! (2016)

Bongo FreearThe new one from Slamboree founder Freear is his glitchy, electro-swingy effort Bongo! which makes prominent use of a Slim Gaillard sample. Seems harmless enough. So who can fathom the mind of the one whose video concept for this was to track around Bristol following a man hunched double, back exposed with a marker pen cartoon face on it and a giant strawberry blond afro wig
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BIGPETE & THE V.I.P.S: Funky Soul Variations (2015)

Funky Soul Variations BigPete The V.I.P'sIf your world of party break-related music isn’t varied enough at the minute, you might need a big dose of BigPete & The V.I.Ps. New LP Funky Soul Variations leaps from electro swing to squelchy funk to four-to-the-floor beats to moody strings and then electro blues – and that’s in just the first four tracks. In fact the moody strings and electro blues are in the same track – How It
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EXTRA MEDIUM: Size Up (2015)

Size Up EP Extra MediumMedium electro blues doesn’t fit? Large electro swing gives no props? What you need is extra medium! Pounding bass and wobble but not so much that you drown the blues and swing elements. Welcome to Extra Medium’s Size Up EP where the music of early to mid 20th century America gets bumped into the this century without being reduced to a minor element. Blues Boogie
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JIMI NEEDLES: Jazz Trippin (2015)

Jazz Trippin Jimi NeedlesOh hello, what’s this then? It’s a throughly modern Jimi (Needles) with his new single Jazz Trippin‘. Shall we swing? Why not I’ll put my car keys in the bo- oh you mean the music, why yes, I’d love that even more – all that ‘slap, slap, slap – oh that’s too hard’ business. Nothing sexual at all, merely a choice bit of electro swing – though if that gets any latterday slap…er, I mean flappers excited
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