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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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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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