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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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EARTHA KITT: Santa Baby (MANOSJMT) (2016) Free download

santa-baby-eartha-kittI’m not sure precisely who has been the most regular supplier of freebies to MB readers this year – but surely one of the front runners must be Greece’s Manosjmt. In case you thought he was going to let the Yuletide silly season pass unmolested – think again for here he is with a beat rerub of Eartha Kitt’s suggestive ’53 classic Santa Baby on which she breathily encourages
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ROEBUCK ‘POPS’ STAPLES: Father Father (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM edit) (2016) Free download

father-father-roebuck-pops-staples-rocknrolla-soundsystemRocknrolla Soundsystem have one of those – ‘ooh – this’d sound better if it was a bit faster with a bit more drum leverage, tweaked bass, maybe some extra guitar’ moments with the blues-gospel title cut off Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples final album. A remix idea in other words. And don’t they execute it well? So much so, that the patriarch of the Staple Singers sounds right at home on the
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LEONARD COHEN: Different Sides (MANOSJMT RIP Edit)(2016) Free download

different-sides-leonard-cohen-manosjmt-rip-editWhat with all the despair last week that a man named after a guff has become US president elect, it may have slipped under people’s radar that the person arguably most suited to giving voice to said despair has sadly passed away. No doubt in utter disgust. And who can blame him? I refer of course to none other than the ‘prophet of despair’ himself – a.k.a. ‘laughing’ Leonard Cohen. Happily
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MANOSJMT: Garifalle (2016) Free download

garifalle-manosjmtAs likely to mix swing as funk, and rock n roll as soul, Athens-based producer Manosjmt gets on a funky downtempo tip for his latest effort – Garifalle which samples the back catalogue of Greek band Peloma Bokiou. The band originally came together in autumn 1970 and their first single was Garifale, Garifale-Min Kles (Don’t Cry) – a.k.a. the sort of thing that might turn up on a
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T BIRD + GREYHOUNDS: Your Favourite/ Hold Out Your Hand (2016) Free download

hold-out-your-hand-your-favourite-t-bird-greyhoundsIt’s been a long minute since we heard from T Bird – late of superlative Texan funk heroes T Bird & The Breaks but then that’s because The Breaks are sadly de-funked. You can’t keep a good man down though and currently Tim ‘T Bird’ Crane is, along with former Breaks bandmate Sam Patlove, producing and writing for their homies, Austin two-piece Greyhounds, as T Bird + Greyhounds
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DOCTOR STEREO: Vamos Pa Quito (Breakers Version) (2016) Free download

vamos-pa-quito-doctor-stereoAutumn blues? Got the sniffles? Raining outside again? Buenos Aires-based producer Doctor Stereo prescribes a fat dose of latin-flavoured b-boy breaks on which boogaloo pianos vie with horn stabs, electric bass, clav and a rolling almost omnipresent 115 bpm breakbeat. Why? Because party time is any time and any time is party time of course! British readers may be particularly
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