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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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SHAKA LOVES YOU: The 10K EP (2016) Free download

The 10K EP Shaka Loves You10 000 Soundcloud followers?! You love Shaka Loves You! Mind you – Shaka Loves You loves you right back. But how much do they love you? To the moon? To the moon and back? Steady on – they do love you enough to put out the freely downloadable The 10K EP though which, within its three tracks, tries to provide something for everyone. It’s all about the afro-beats in the
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Block Party Mix (2016)

Block Party Mix Basement FreaksOh Christ. Grab hold of something sturdy. Basement Freaks is in the club and he’s brought planet-sized farty bass, party breakbeats and…Queen? Yes that’s right – it takes a brave breaks-man to open his set with stadium pomp rock’s campest (and that’s saying something) (p)outfit but Georgios Fotiadis is that man. He will rock you. Any concerns that his latest Block Party Mix is
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WACK RECORDS 16: SMOOVE Nowhere To Go/ Return Of The Beats 7″ (2016)

Wack 16 SmooveRating: ★★★★★ If only at least one of the booty soul breaks cuts off Beatnik City’s epic Northern Breaks Vol. 1 could appear on vinyl sighed the monkey previously about said EP. Yeah – like that’s going to happen – Beatnik City are thus far digi-only. If only one of the dj/ producers involved had their own party breaks label and were all set up to do vinyl. Enter Wack Records (prop. one S. Moove) and Wack 16 – featuring a Vandellas-on-steroids
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BEATNIK CITY: Northern Beats Vol. 1 (2016)

Northern Beats Vol. 1 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ Forget mods vs. rockers. If diehard northern soulies get wind of how fast and loose the very concepts of Motown and northern soul have been played with for Beatnik City’s latest booty-breaks outing, it’ll be bowling bags at dawn, Bruce Lee kicks and ninja-style clouds of talc thrown in the eyes. Just as well those involved are all on their game for Northern Beats Vol. 1
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MORLACK: Hypersonic Freak (2015)

Hypersonic MorlackOk we’ve all been there, over done it on the mince pies and the turkey. And the alcohol. And the dvd boxsets. And the family. Er – so anyway – now it’s time to get back into it in the run-up to the year’s most massive celebration. And running towards this like a hypersonic freak is Morlack – almost as if he’s only recently looked at his calendar and realised, ‘Shit!’ I haven’t had at least twenty
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BIGPETE & THE V.I.P.S: Funky Soul Variations (2015)

Funky Soul Variations BigPete The V.I.P'sIf your world of party break-related music isn’t varied enough at the minute, you might need a big dose of BigPete & The V.I.Ps. New LP Funky Soul Variations leaps from electro swing to squelchy funk to four-to-the-floor beats to moody strings and then electro blues – and that’s in just the first four tracks. In fact the moody strings and electro blues are in the same track – How It
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JIMI NEEDLES: Float On (2015) Free download

Float On Jimi NeedlesJimi Needles has teamed up with ‘apparel connoisseurs’ Fanboyco for this latest free one. Not sure what Fanboyco’s contribution was – maybe they paid for the mastering – but what you get is Needles’ quality boom-bap re-version of The Floaters’ wafty 1977 UK number one soul hit Float On. Not only does our Jimi make sure the beat mans-up but he also does the track a service by
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VARIOUS: Freestyle 4 Funk 4 (Compiled by Timewarp)(2014)

Freestyle 4 Funk 4 TimewarpTimewarp release another double-sized, double-themed volume of beats here in the shape of Freestyle 4 Funk 4 (not to be confused with 2008’s Freestyle 4 Funk) and it’s another one of the label’s massive ‘almost’ retrospective releases. That’s ‘retrospective’ because it finds label main man Angelous ‘Timewarp‘ Stoumpos sifting through the label’s colossal back catalogue for the
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ZEMERALD: So Much Trouble In My Mind (2015) Free download

I Got So Much Trouble In My Mind ZemeraldSo Much Trouble In My Mind? Would this be Zemerald having a crack at re-working the squelchy funk classic that is Sir Joe Quarterman’s 1972 cut with a view to updating it for the now and presumably avoiding detection by Soundcloud’s copyright ‘bots? The answer is, yes, it certainly would as the man from Jersey chops-up the arrangement of the original, puts the
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