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BASEMENT FREAKS: Ching Zeng Taped 35 (2017) Free download

Ching Zeng Taped 35 Basement FreaksBasement Freaks provides some bass-funky mixtape relief amid the winter darkness as host of Dusseldorf label Ching Zeng‘s monthly Taped Podcast. The label is home to a roster who seek to build bridges between different cultures and musical genres so who better to be their man than Basement Freaks – someone as likely to play classic funk as moombahton? Expect everything in
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CUT LA VIS feat. LOTEK: Rinse And Repeat (Boom Bap Remix)(2017) Free download

Rinse And Repeat Boom Bap Cut La Vis LotekRinsing and repeating eh? A deejay’s prerogative and the one thing cutmasters everywhere have in common with hairdressers and Dot Cotton. Step forward Cut La Vis in a blue tabard – but wait! What is he doing? That’s not the normal wash program for his One Step Forward album cut Rinse And Repeat featuring Lotek! Indeed not since for this freebie he’s selected the Boom Bap Remix
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CHRISTIANA: Lights More Lights (MANOSJMT edit)(2017) Free download

Lights More Lights Christiana ManosjmtNot a man to sit idly and twiddle his thumbs when it’s colder than an inuit’s outside toilet, Manosjmt has been having a fiddle around with 70s and 80s Greek folk singer Christiana. Not literally you filth mongers! I meant he’s tweaked her old folk pop hit Lights More Lights by dint of adding a dusty break and created a slinky lil downtempo disco funky number. You can fit this one right in there
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Blackened Hypno (ACDC vs. The Notorious B.I.G.)(2017) Free download

Blackened Hypno ACDC Biggie Basement FreaksRating: ★★★★★ He might like to spread his love across bass music genres all the way from moombah to reggae but you can always rely on Basement Freaks to deliver a floor-filling banger driven by a boom-bap beat every now and then. In this case – a juggernaut mash-up combining the not under-sampled Back In Black from Australia’s evergreen heavy rockers ACDC and the
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JIDENNA: Long Live The Chief (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Remix)(2017) Free download

long-live-the-chief-rhythm-scholar-jidennaIt’s a new year – it’s time for someone else to get a Rhythm Scholar schoolin’! Thus it is that we find Jidenna (for it is he) or rather Jidenna’s vocals from 2015 cut Long Live The Chief atop a crunchy new sample-based beat melded together from elements of tracks by Motown funk-rockers Rare Earth, Michael Jackson, the Red Hot Pipe And Slippers and Queen to name but a few of the
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CON FUNK SHUN: ConFunkShunIzeYa (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved Edit) (2017) Free download

confunkshunizeya-charie-beale-regrooved-editOffer up your thanks to that man Charlie Beale for the year’s first freebie on MB – his Regrooved Edit of Con Funk Shun’s ConFunkShunIzeYa. Aside from co-opting torturous puns (Con-Funk-Shun was actually the name of a Nite-Liters song) Con Funk Shun were also responsible for no fewer than thirteen LPs between ’73 and ’86 including ’77’s Secrets from which the original ConFunkShunIzeYa
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MARC HYPE: ‘Tis The Season (2016) Free download

tis-the-season-marc-hype‘Tis the season that keeps on giving isn’t it? Christmas that is. And here to prove it is German 45 king Marc Hype with fifty-five minute mix ‘Tis The Season on which he proceeds to cut between new funk, old funk and party breaks – albeit only using stuff which has a festive theme. Thus expect to Vernon Garrett, Lou Rawls and Bootsy Collins mixed up with Sharon Jones, Cee-Lo Green and
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Whatcha Gonna Funk Uptown (2016) Free download

whatcha-gonna-funk-uptown-fk5Whatcha gonna do if you’ve got a track called Whatcha Gonna Do and you’ve worked out that Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk acapella sits perfectly atop it? That’s right you’ve worked it out haven’t you? So they did. Then they played it out. A lot. And now Fort Knox Five have decided to release it into the wild so you can too. Whatcha Gonna
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EKLIPS: #B4Lips (2016) Free download

b4lips-eklipsFrench human beatboxer Eklips aims to put all rivals in the shade with his forthcoming LP Lips. Before that though – here’s a three-track taster indicating precisely what the man is capable of. Entitled, sensibly enough, B4Lips, inspiration comes from Michael Jackson’s Thriller on opener Move Your Lips, Stanley Clarke’s Black On Black Crime from the Boyz N The Hood soundtrack and
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NICE UP!: 12 Dubs Of Xmas (2016) Free download

badman-dub-mr-benn“On the fou-rthh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…” – wait – no – that’s not how it goes! Let me see now…ah yes – “On the fourth dub of Xmas, Nice Up! continued to release for me the next one in this year’s seasonal set of Xmas riddims!” Hmm – well – maybe it doesn’t scan so well – but who cares about that when the bass is this rude! And so it is that today’s triplet of
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