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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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EPHEMERALS: Everyday Killers (GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB mix) (2016)

Everyday KIllers Ephemerals Gentleman's Dub ClubEveryday Killers, the new one from bright young British retro-soul hopes, Ephemerals, is out soon. The cut, lifted from current LP Chasin’ Ghosts, has been given a reggae remix roasting by Gentleman’s Dub Club. Imagine a late seventies bubbler like Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved in a moody minor key with Ephemerals highly capable (not to mention ‘surprisingly compatible with a reggae beat’)
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Walk Away (2016)

Walk Away Basement FreaksJalapeno Records are so excited about the forthcoming new LP from Basement Freaks that they’re unleashing two cuts ahead of next month’s album release. First to see the light of day is funky instrumental lope Walk Away which is less a track than a musical embodiment of Bootsy Collins on his way to score. In fact, by the time you get to the bridge it’s pretty much a musical embodiment
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EPHEMERALS: You’ll Never See Me Cry (2015)

You'll Never See Me Cry EphemeralsHot on the heels of the sampler for Ephemerals’ forthcoming second LP Chasin’ Ghosts comes lead single You’ll Never See Me Cry which manages to marry piano-led, retro soul sounds with the melancholia of a certain type of indie music (this latter being something fully played up to by whoever decides on the band’s release artwork) with, as far as I can make out, every chance of
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EPHEMERALS: Chasin’ Ghosts LP Sampler (2015)

Chasin' Ghosts sampler EphemeralsRating: ★★★★★ Rising UK soul outfit Ephemerals belie their name once more with an album sampler that indicates new material all set to capitalise on their already impressive success including support from the likes of Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson and Groove Armada plus a playlisting on Radio 1Xtra. If you’re not already familiar with this band
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OHIO PLAYERS: Fire (CHICKY BOOM remix) (2015) Free download

Fire Ohio Players Chicky BoomJalapeno signing Chicky Boom aims to get things hot under the collar with this new freebie. It’s a remix of an Ohio Players number – specifically the band’s ‘other’ signature track which is also the title cut off their 1974 Fire LP. Here, Fire is given a bpm boost and taken to deep disco paradise on a four-to-the-floor (love) rollercoaster ride. Happily, this ‘rollercoaster ride’ will neither
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