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IZO FITZROY: Skyline (2017)

IZO FITZROY:  SkylineThe new single from Izo FitzRoy is the title track of her debut LP Skyline and finds her busy doing a bit of soul-searching. In her own words she’s “Moving through the badlands, moving through the dark times, searching for the answer.” Is it under the laid-back piano at the start? Maybe the bluesy guitar has seen it? No? Bugger. Perhaps break it right down to just vocals and bass, yeah, and
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Love That I’m In 7″ (2017)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Love That I'm In 7Rating: ★★★★★ Looks like last summer’s Get Down fever made its disco-inflected mark on The Allergies for here is a new 7″ single – Love That I’m In – and it’s all about the Indeep vibes on the A-side. Yes you know, a bass-heavy late 70s/ early 80s style groove with breathy female vox and a rapped verse somewhere down the line courtesy of one Andy “There ain’t a problem he can’t fix
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IZO FITZROY: Skyline (2017)

Another in long line of A&R successes for Jalapeno Records, Izo FitzRroy is someone you can expect to hear a lot more in the future as the effects of her debut album reverberate outwards. Positively dripping with soul, jazz and blues influences, Skyline reflects experience gained by FitzRoy from touring in the Deep South of the USA and touring with the likes of Jon Cleary & The Absolute
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THE ALLERGIES: ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ audio premiere (2016) + Jalapeno Funk Vol. 8 The Allergies DJ Mix

vol-8-jalapeno-funkRating: ★★★★★ The moveable feast (previous volumes have surfaced variously anywhere between December and May) that is Jalapeno Records’ Jalapeno Funk Vol. 8 is out today and who better to produce a 55-minute mix of the bombs thereon than The Allergies? Exactly – no-one. The Allergies it is then. Do they appear on it? I should coco! Their massive Since You’ve Been
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Crown Posada (2016) Album review

crown-posada-smoove-turrellRating: ★★★★★ It’s a bit of oft-repeated wisdom that a new classic song can be identified from the listener’s feeling that they have heard it somewhere before – only to discover that they haven’t. Another bit of oft-repeated musical wisdom is that after the ‘difficult third’ album – a band’s output tends to tail off a bit. The relevance of the first of
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THE ALLERGIES: As We Do Our Thing (2016)

As We Do Our Thing  The AllergiesRating: ★★★★★ Finally – The Allergies (a.k.a DJ Moneyshot and his co-pilot Rackabeat) drop their full-length debut on Jalapeno Records. But hold on – a lot of cuts off this have already seen the light of day on a number of releases on different labels as far back as 2013. Can The Allergies’ ‘thing’ really sound all that box fresh or is it redolent of old musical socks and crusty
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FEATURECAST: ‘Shout It Out’ album (2016) + exclusive premiere of ‘Shout It Out’ feat. ILLVIS FRESHLY

Shout It Out FeaturecastIn 2012, Featurecast was pretty much the only person to have released anything like a full-length album which embraced the broad church of sound that has come to be known as ‘ghetto funk’ with his excellent LP Run For Cover. Four years on and – er – you can still count the number of artists who have released a full length ‘ghetto funk’ album on one hand, despite the genre’s obvious
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Rock Rock/ Blast Off (2016) + video

Rock Rock Blast Off The Allergies feat Andy CooperAndy Cooper finds more ways to gainfully occupy his time while there’s no Ugly Duckling stuff going on – this time with The Allergies on another piece of seven inch wax no less. The UD rapper has already made a couple of stabs at ridiculously fast raps – Ugly Duckling’s Sprint for example and his own solo Bring It To Me but here he trounces both previous efforts with the 145-ish bpm Rock
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FEATURECAST: 999/ Anticipate Nothing (2016)

999 Anticipate Nothing Featurecast999? Anticipate Nothing? Not just an apt description of what happens when you cut vital public services but also the two tracks that mark the return of the mighty Featurecast. Opening with what sounds like the intro to Foxy Lady, ragga breaks anthem 999 is the aural equivalent of your door exploding inwards and being trampled on by a privately outsourced SWAT team. Anticipate
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Time Machine (2016)

Time Machine Basement FreaksBasement Freaks‘ George Fotiadis is one of the biggest players in the party breaks scene and has been for years. So when there’s a new Basement Freaks LP out and it’s the fourth such musical adventure, it behoves those with a keen interest in party breaks to pay attention. And since his outfit’s new twelve track set has just dropped, you’ll want to know the skinny. Let’s see how they did
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