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JPRIME: Ill-Fixed EP (2016)

ill-fixed-ep-jprimeThe Relative Dimensions label follow their recent release of Hipsta’s excellent Re-Hop EP with another quality drop in the form of JPrime‘s Ill-Fixed EP which sees them rival Bomb Strikes in terms of who’s had the best ghetto funk cuts out this year. The five-tracker starts on an itchy, glitchy tip with almost-title track Illfix, switches to the electro-tinged Put Ya Hands Up and Funkfried
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B-SIDE vs BADBOE: Party Bangers Vol. 2 (2016)

party-bangers-vol-2-b-side-badboeB-Side and Badboe on the same drop? Now there’s a face-off to conjure with as two of the funkiest ghetto funkers go head-to-head for the sequel to B-Side’s Party Bangers Vol. 1 from last year with Party Bangers Vol. 2. Also great timing with the release date – why it’s practically begging to soundtrack Guy Fawkes Night parties! But what is the nature of the four ‘bangers’ hereon? Well
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TOSSES: Scratch Beats Vol. 1 (2016)

scratch-breaks-vol-1-tossesAle Tosses‘ production conveyor belt seems to be working overtime at the minute – this is at least his third release this year! Scratch Beats Vol. 1 boasts heavier beats, snarlier synths and arguably wider appeal though. While the feel is broadly ghetto funky/ glitch breaksy – blues and funk get sucked into
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EMPRESARIOS: ‘No Vamos A Parar Remixed’ EP (2016)

no-vamos-a-parar-empresarios-remixed-epThere’s no stopping Empresarios as they push ahead with more remixes off last year’s The Vibes album, this time handing the keys (or at least the stems) of No Vamos A Parar over to remixers Bobby C Sound TV, DJ Clairvo, Senor Griff and Farid. Senor Griff gets all latin psychedelic with the dub FX while Farid
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LEYGO: Wake N Bake (2016)

Wake N Bake EP LeygoWake N Bake? This’ll certainly wake you up, it’ll more or less bake your mind too. Fresh from Leygo-land are three peak-time slabs of dancehall wobble. The first of these re-positions the Sleng Teng riddim in the midst of grinding ghetto funk while Heading High takes Mr Vegas’ 90s hit Heads High, applies digi drums and ventures towards junglist speeds – albeit with a drum pattern that’s
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LAPTOP FUNKERS: Feel The Goodness (2016)

Feel The Goodness Laptop FunkersLaptop Funkers follow up 2013’s Ready To Rumble EP with an eight-track mini album, Feel The Goodness, that suggests the intervening three years have left them champing at the bit. Why? Because here are bouncing party breaks that hark back to the glory days of early big beat and set them alongside like such latterday non-wobble big beat like minds such as Rory Hoy and DJ Axe
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SCOUR RECORDS: Freemixed Nuts Vol. 4 (2016) Free download

Freemixed Nuts Vol 4 Scour RecordsTypically a six-monthly or so event in the past the free breaks-fest that is Scour RecordsFreemixed Nuts is back after a year and a half with Volume 4 and, perhaps to make up for the absence, is the biggest yet – with eight chunks of nutritious breaks goodness. There’s more wobble than you can shake a very big stick at of course and all manner of varieties: afro-dancehall wobble from
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THE KURNEL MC: The Wanderer (2016)

The Wanderer EP Kurnel MCThey call him the wanderer, they call him the wanderer, he likes to roam around, around, around. He certainly does since the UK is pretty much as far from Aotearoa as a body can get. Who am I talking about? The Kurnel MC of course, though surely the central issue is – does the Kiwi emcee rhyme like a nut? All the signs (not to mention sounds) are good on The Wanderer EP
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QDUP & WARP 9 feat. FLEX MATTHEWS: Bodyrock (2016)

Bodyrock Qdup Warp 9 Flex MatthewsQdup, Warp 9 and Flex Matthews get the full lock on the Bodyrock with their new collaborative single, and it’s every bit the slice of twenty-first century synth-drenched slice of bass-funk electric boogaloo you’d expect from the name. On the mic, Matthews lays down the gauntlet for fellow emcees and there’s even a brooding synth dropout to allow the competition to contemplate their game. Warp
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Paradise Breaks Vol. IV (2016)

Paradise Breaks Vol IV BBPImagine if you will, a tropical island consisting of nothing more than a conveniently dancefloor-sized clearing and a couple of palm trees. Floating above cloud level at sunset. Oh yeah – and the conical under-surface of said island reveals the entire structure to be nothing less than a giant speaker. Someone clearly has, for this is the cover of the latest compilation of party breakbeat glory in the
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