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BROOKZILL! feat. COUNT BASS D: Saudade Songbook (2016)

Saudade Songbook BrookzillRating: ★★★★★ What happens when you get old school hip-hop royalty like Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca and Don Newkirk together with veteran Brazilian hip-hop emcee Rodrigo Brandão. Or, to put it another way, what happens when you get Brooklyn together with Brazil? You get Brookzill! fool! And first single Saudade Songbook is every bit the sultry culture clash groove you’d expect
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THE HARRY BELLS: Kingman Island EP Remixed (2016)

Kingman Island Remixed EP The Harry BellsI hope you’re in a calypso/ latin beats mood for here are The Harry Bells (Washington’s foremost – and for all I know the only – horn and bell tribute to Harry Belafonte) getting the remix treatment from MB favourites Daytoner and Honest Lee along with Kid Gusto and Sol Power All-stars. Daytoner applies a rolling drum break to Coconut Woman for that extra lilt, Sol Power All-
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VARIOUS: Carnibal Records 014 (2016)

Carnibal 014 Various PalovAs the planet suddenly feels less safe than it has done since 9/11 and the ignorant, with tedious predictability, have been manipulated by rich and powerful bullshitters into scapegoating anyone ‘foreign’ or unlucky enough to be on benefits instead of, say, the ever so slightly more cuplable rich and powerful bullshitters, it may well be that you feel the need for something a bit cheery in
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CHRIS SULLIVAN presents: THE WAG Iconic Tunes From The Wag 1983-1987 (2016)

The Wag Chris Sullivan Iconic TunesForget Studio 54, surely the most debauched club in living memory has to have been Soho’s Wag club – the place everyone spent most of the 80s trying to get into despite a door policy so tight that a young KRS One even had trouble getting in on the night he was performing there. If you did make it in however, you could rely on a heady cocktail of music industry and showbiz alumni
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FREDDY Y SUS AFRO LATINOS: Maltrato (DJ DSK edit) (2015) Free download

Maltrato DJ DSK edit Freddy Y Sus Afro LatinosNow then, what about a bit of free latin naughtiness before NYE? Who doesn’t like a bit of that? In this case it’s DJ DSK‘s edit of Freddy Y Sus Afro Latinos’ Maltrato. There’s no suggestion that the 70s original has received any maltrato here though as our man goes for a subtle beat tweak delivering boom-bap oomph and creates a party-starting shimmy in the process. Which
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KUHJO: Habanera Swing (2015)

Habanera Swing Kuhjo digitalRating: ★★★★★ Here’s a well-deserved and long overdue digital release for Kuhjo‘s 2011 seven inch latin hip-hop booty drop Habanera Swing. Anyone who caught it on wax will know that this application of Afro Rican vox to a latin beat is hotter than snorting ground Scotch Bonnet peppers off the breasts of a Cuban lap dancer during a climate-change induced heatwave in
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DEDY DREAD & DJ REBEL/ PANAMA CARDOON & AUDRY FUNK: Resense 040

Resense 040 Dedy Dread Panama CardoonIt’ll be all-star party breaks action from a certain mighty edits label very shortly when they drop double slice of latin breaks – Resense 040. On A-side Mambo Perez, Dedy Dread and occasional cohort DJ Rebel indulge in Cuban fury of the kind to prompt much dancefloor parading (or even Prado-ing) while on the flip Panama Cardoon hooks up
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BEATNIK CITY: The Latin Leaks Vol. 1 (2015)

Latin Leaks Vol. 1 Beatnik CityLatin breaks haven’t exactly been flooding the market this year so here’s another welcome summer release as 60s-obsessed booty edit label Beatnik City drops the album-length, twelve-track Latin Leaks Vol. 1 featuring cuts from the usual party breaks suspects as The Captain, Ursula 1000, Dedy Dred & DJ Rebel, Andy Taylor, Clairvo, Ree Keen, Waggles, The Fritz, Daytoner, Stabfinger
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QUARTER STREET: Fantasia (2015) + Video + title track ltd. free download

Fantasia Quarter StreetWhat do you reckon the chances are of an Australian group in 2015 being able to get anywhere close to sounding like the Fania giants of yore in a way that hitherto few aside from Ray Lugo have? The answer is pretty damn close as it happens – say ‘hello’ to Quarter Street, the Melbourne-based four-piece core of Latin-American heritage whose full-length debut
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DR K: Swing Samba Lounge (2015)

SWing Samba Lounge Dr KRating: ★★★★★ Now here’s a drop that’s long overdue some monkey love and would have got some on time if everyone hadn’t decided to release everything in then last month. Christ – it’s not like people don’t have any festivals to go to is it? Anyway – we digress. What we have here is the latest drop from a label which has set the bar high with all it’s releases in the last twelve months
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