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BADBOE feat. MC SHURESHOCK: Under The Spell EP (2017)

No need to look further if you’re in need of heavyweight funky breaks with original raps on top this month since Badboe‘s got you covered. It’s hard to imagine that Under The Spell will fail to cast its enchantment across dancefloors, turning as it does on a funky sample heavily buried in crunchy drums and synth fx with Oz rapper MC Shureshock busting bars on the mic
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JPRIME feat. BBK: What I Do EP (2017)

“Breaks – that’s what I do/ That ain’t nothing new,” spits out BBK with conviction over quite the phattest slice of electro-breakbeat bass action heard in these parts for some time. Of course, emcee BBK will be no stranger to this sort of musical assault hailing as he does from the home of Miami Bass a.k.a. the Gunshine State of Florida. Clearly however, as the progenitor of this beat
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AIR: Moon Safari Remixed (2017)

Moon Safari Remixed Air JPrime Leygo Monstafunk Vinyl MessiOne suspects French mellowtronica duo Air are are possibly not aware of the existence of the Moon Safari Remixed EP, a cheeky project which finds some of the usual Relative Dimensions label suspects make remarkably free with material off Air’s 90s debut LP. JPrime creates a new dawn for Ce Matin La for example by introducing it to Public Enemy’s He Got Game and a healthy dose of
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SECOND HAND AUDIO: Extended Play (Remixed)(2017)

second-hand-audio-extended-play-remixedThe six tracks of Second Hand Audio‘s excellent hip-hop drop Extended Play from last year get a second crack of the whip on Extended Play Remixed in which play is indeed extended to a whopping ten tracks. That’ll be no fewer than three versions of Psycho Les-featuring banger Brand New then (courtesy of Slynk, DJP and Ugly
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DISCOBETA: Chinese Robots EP (2017)

Chinese Robots EP DiscobetaRating: ★★★★★ If you caught Discobeta‘s alpha-plus tune Chinese Robots on BBP’s Big Fat Mama Breaks compilation last year, you might have wondered why a tune this obviously all-conquering didn’t dominate a release centred around itself. Apparently BBP wondered the same thing, so prepare yourself for the march of Chinese Robots EP featuring a title track containing a positive
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BLACK MASALA: I Love You Madly Remixed Vol. 2 (2017)

i-love-you-madly-black-masala-remixed-vol-2DC-based and world-music-influenced crew Black Masala love you so madly they’re following I Love You Madly Remixed Vol. 1 with a Vol. 2 towards the end of the month. This time it’s the turn of Sammy ‘you don’t hear from him in ages and suddenly he’s everywhere’ Senior, Brazilian bad boy Trotter and Thievery Corporation drummer Congo Sanchez to get their mitts on the
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PHIBES: I Got A Woman (2017 Remix)(2017) Ltd. free download

i-gotta-woman-phibesI don’t know – Ray Charles got a woman, Kanye got a gold digga – er – I mean a Kardashian, and many previous producers and their dogs have versions of each and sometimes both at the same time. Saucy. Not wanting to be left out of such a writhing mass, Phibes have just launched their own take on things. They start out by scratching (there’s cream for that), get Ray involved, then
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go Remixes (2017)

dont-go-remixes-fort-knox-five-joe-quartermanFort Knox Five take their guest vocalist on last year’s excellent Don’t Go (the legendary Sir Joe Quarterman) at his word and having dropped the track digitally on Fort Knox Recordings in the spring and followed it with the vinyl 45 on Dinked Records in the autumn, they now deliver the remixes in the dead of winter. Which means both K-Lab and Trotter get a chance to strut their
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SAMMY SENIOR: Bag Of Tricks EP (2016)

bag-of-tricks-ep-sammy-seniorHe might have been out of the beatmaking spotlight for – oohh – ages but Sammy Senior‘s re-appearance is no lowkey affair as he emerges from breakbeat hypersleep with a Bag Of Tricks bulging with farty-bassed goodness. That’ll be five fully party-ready bangers then, three of them revealing evidence of plundering from the discographies of Salt N Pepa, ATCQ and G-Unit
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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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