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BEAT FATIGUE: Malfunktionality Part One (2014)

Malfunktionality Beat FatigueTime was when you went down to the crossroads, and signed your soul away to a Lucifer in return for skill at playing the blues. Nowadays, the digital age allows you to create your own crossroads by intersecting the sound of the path chosen by Robert Johnson with those of jazz, and some synth-heavy glitchy breaks. Kind of like Beat Fatigue does here on his debut Malfunktionality. That’ll be
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VARIOUS: Freestyle 4 Funk 3 (Compiled by Timewarp)(2014)

Freestyle 4 Funk 3 TimewarpFreestyle 4 Funk 3 finds Timewarp doing a ‘bestsellers-from-the-catalogue-in-the-past-two-years-job’ although at thirty-one tracks you might be forgiven for thinking they’re re-releasing their entire catalogue from the last two years. If so you’d be wrong. Timewarp are no strangers to the compilation odyssey – the Greek label’s Quincy Jointz-selected Lime Sorbet IV drop in March
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FUNKSTATIK: That’s What The World Is Today (2014)

That's What The World Is Today FunkstatikIf you dig Motown and you dig glitch-hop (and especially if you dig Motown and glitch-hop at the same time), you’ll be funkstatik to hear about the release of Funkstatik‘s That’s What The World Is Today EP. Because that’s what you’ll get. This is basically the massively glitched-up Borg-like assimilation of the golden era of the sixties and seventies sound of Detroit into the bass-heavy
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JESSWAH: Pushed EP (2014)

Pushed JesswahJesswah‘s Pushed EP arrives shortly and brings you the sound of battle-droids getting down in the middle of the war against humans after Skynet has become sentient. Or at least the title (and opening) track does. Middle track, PB’s Bed Was On Fire, is more the sound of droid-surgeons vivisecting live human subjects while closer Step Back is the audio equivalent of a slow but relentless search and
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LITTLE WALTER: My Babe (JPOD remix)(2014) Free download

JPod My Babe Little WalterJPod the beat chef serves up the final course of his Blues & Bebop Freebies with this version of Little Walter’s My Babe. Is it blues n bass? Electro blues? Glitch blues? Who knows? One thing we can be sure of – it’s got a very farty bass line. What? A farty bassline on Little Walter’s My Babe? And a breakbeat? Sacrilege! Whatever would Little Walter have said? Well, since it turns out that he was
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LOOP MAFFIA: Blue Cheese EP (2014)

Blue Cheese EP Loop MaffiaSo there I was looking for an angle on Loop Maffia‘s Blue Cheese EP and I googled ‘blue cheese’ for inspiration. And there it was in black and white: “The smell of this food is due…to …types of bacteria encouraged to grow on the cheese…the bacterium Brevibacterium linens is responsible for the smell of many blue cheeses, as well as foot odor and other human body odors.” In other words, if you like blue
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COCKNEY NUTJOB: You Make My Heart Go (2014) Free download

Now then class – hands up! What’s the most interesting thing you can do with a lollipop? No, not that Moneyshot, you pervert! Oh never mind – Bournemouth breaks brigand Cockney Nutjob has just finished conducting major beat surgery on Millie Small’s 1964 ska-pop version of My Boy Lollipop and now after multiple bass bypasses it starts, it stops, it swings, it skips a beat and it doubles its
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FUNKSTATIK: Sayin’ Something (2013) Free download

Straight out of Omaha, Rygol and Bobbtracks are Funkstatik. They’re pretty pleased with their appropriation of a certain uptempo Motown soul classic too. Whatever the ‘he’ of that song was saying to The Velvelettes back in ’64, it’s a fairly reliable bet that it wasn’t, “I wonder what this would sound as a filthy 90 bpm glitchy soul breaks thing.” Sayin’ Something possesses the sleazy
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B.VISIBLE: Light Shapes EP (2013) Free download

Is the audio file corrupt or is this some of that newfangled music? It’s the latter of course! B.Visible‘s back – the glitch-king of Austria – in all his skip, click and bleep glory. The Light Shapes EP sees our man exploring similar territory to his Para Batic EP from back in May – which is to say chunky, breakbeat powered glitch-tronica that manages to be both pensive and relatively upbeat
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DEPHICIT: Duality EP (2013)

He might be called Dephicit but he’s got no shortage of what sound like Star Wars samples. He’s practically made an EP out of them. Listening to this is a bit like a having a job at Mos Eisley spaceport – albeit within earshot of the cantina. Lightsabers, podracers, droid squeaks and beeps. Loads of ’em. Well, them and some beats obviously. And some basslines. And some vocalists. Got soul
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