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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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SLYNK: Front Yard Futon (2015)

Front Yard Futon SlynkPossibly a front yard futon in BC is a different affair to the sodden, mildewed, rotting pile that such a title conjures to the British mind but then again, having experienced the full might of a downpour in the ‘temperate’ rain forests of the Canadian West Coast, I’m not so sure. Slynk must have been thinking of his native Australian West Coast where you must be able to leave anything
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QDUP feat. MUSTAFA AKBAR: Funk & Dance (2015)

Funk  Dance  QDupFunk & Dance is the latest single from QDup as he makes a song and dance (literally) out of his return to the Fort Knox Recordings label. How does he do this? By getting one other FK regular under a groove – vocalist Mustafa Akbar – and then the pair of them channel George Clinton by way of a bit of twenty-first century funk production. K-Lab and Skiitour are on hand to make sure the public
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VARIOUS: Lime Sorbet V (Selected by QUINCY JOINTZ)(2015)

LIme Sorbet V Quincy JointzVolume 5 of the more or less annual event that is Timewarp Music‘s Lime Sorbet compilation series (selected by Quincy Jointz!) makes its appearance somewhat later in the year this year than last, although that does render its name rather more seasonally appropriate. This being the case let’s stick our spoon in deep into the bowl and see what flavas it offers…
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DR HOOKA: Dr Hooka’s Surgery, The Wheatsheaves, Frome (2015)

Surgery Dr HookaThe world of music contains a number of those who have awarded themselves the title of ‘Dr’ despite the lack of any apparent evidence of medical (or other advanced academic) credentials but, to the best of my knowledge, only one actually possesses his own surgery. And that man is Dr Hooka, the renowned dj/ producer and assistant manager of the Radical Mixtape Group
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MASSEVIL: Breath (2015)

Breath MassEvilWhat do old-school Californian downhill skateboarders, Sean ‘Shaaaan Paal’ Paul, Blu Cantrell and the ubiquitous Soul Train Line all have in common? How about – ‘they all appear in the video for Breath, the new piece of booty fruit from the most evil man in breakbeat music – MassEvil‘. Wholesale audio-visual plunder
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HOT CHOCOLATE: Everyone’s Winner (MR RICH & THE CARETAKER mix) (2015) Free download

Every 1's A Winner Mr Rich Caretaker Hot ChocolateThis month has seen the passing of two musical giants, BB King and just before him, Hot Chocolate frontman, professional sexy thing and – er – Tory party supporter Errol Brown. Still, let’s try not to hold that against him – after all, James Brown liked to endorse the odd Republican president. But we digress, back to the music and Mr Rich & The Caretaker are on hand to dirty up Everyone’s A
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