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RORY HOY feat. ASHLEY SLATER: Hey Everybody! (2015)

Hey Everybody Rory Hoy Ashley SlaterHey Everybody! Not just the title of the new disco biscuit from Rory Hoy featuring Ashley Slater (as they of them team-up to make it funky from Knaresborough to Brighton) but an exhortation to report to the dancefloor as the pair show Pharrell and Daft Punk it’s not just Smoove & Turrell that have them in their sights. “Hey Everybody/ You ain’t never goin’ to get a lady with that loser vibe
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BEATNIK CITY: The Beat Kicks Vol. 2 (2015)

The Beat Kicks Vol 2 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ I thought it was high time for more big beat licks from The Beat Kicks booty series on Beatnik City – and here it is – with all the swagger of its predecessor. Vol. 2 weighs in at one track deeper but the game is the same – namely pedal-to-the-metal, big beat versions of sixties classics. Some uptempo library music with little added DWYCK sir? Try Fab Samperi and Skeewiff. Re-
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Funk Bananas (2015)

Funk Bananas BBPWho said big beat was dead? Certainly not Badboe’s label Breakbeat Paradise Recordings which presides over this very big-beat-tastic bunch of fifteen Funk Bananas which features the work of a select cadre of the label’s roster of artists. Step forward Pulp Fusion, Morlack, Discobeta, ElectroGorilla, Mr Bristow, SBK, Crashgroove, Rory Hoy and Wiccatron but mainly the latter seven
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PULPFUSION: Funk Never Sleeps EP (2015)

Funk Never Sleeps PulpfusionRating: ★★★★★ Pulpfusion comes bursting out of the stalls for January with 7-track wax EP Funk Never Sleeps and brings along MorrisChestnut for extra production, Lorenzo Medici for sax action, Kiwi rapper Imagine This for some vocal action and remixers Rory Hoy, DJ Maars and Jayl Funk for some – er – remix action. Good lord! That’s the sort of line-up that should be read in stentorian
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KITTEN & THE HIP: Don’t Touch The Kitten Remixed EP (2014)

Don't Touch The Kitten Kitten  The HipJailbait/ pervy uncle electro-swing combo (and signings to Skeewiff‘s Pedigree Cuts label) Kitten & The Hip is actually the second coming of Ashley Slater (the Hip), frontman of 90s chart-bothering, Norman Cook-featuring acid-jazzers Freak Power. Turns out Slater isn’t the only one coming given the recent flurry of furiously jealous tabloid masturbation over Kitten’s stripper past and her
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TRU FUNK: Nu Party Breaks Vol. 9 (2013) + Funktomas ‘For Your Love’ video

It’s the final instalment of Tru:Funk‘s Nu Party Breaks series and it’s a massive double length effort. Final instalment? Yep, don’t panic – plans are afoot for newness in January. In the meantime Vol. 9 is fifteen tracks deep and features a wealth of scene-heavyweights with Badboe, Morlack, Rory Hoy, Funkanomics, The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP all putting in an appearance. Badboe gets pole
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RORY HOY vs. KITTEN & THE HIP: I’m Ur MF (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ Rory Hoy nails a summer banger here and one with massive crossover chart potential to boot. One reason for that is I’m Ur MF‘s big Fatboy Slim-ish funky party breaks beat with acid flourishes. Another is having electro swing outfit Kitten & The Hip on vocals. The Hip is Ashley Slater (famously vocalist for his nineties collab with Norman Cook, Freak Power) who now
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TRU FUNK: Nu Party Breaks Vol. 7 (2013)

“Yes mate – what can I get you?” “Six shots of party breaks booty bangers please” “Tru Funk’s Nu Party Breaks Vol. 7 do you?” “Yep – nice one – you always know what you’re getting don’t you?” Of course you do – reliably funk-related party breaks business, naturally. This release’s ‘most pornstar name’ award surely goes to Dick Diamond who works that party with some rap-on-hammond
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DUSTY TONEZ: My Way Or The Highway EP (2013)

Two slabs of punchy synth-powered big beat-style breaks for you here on Dusty Tonez‘ debut release on RamSkank‘s label RamSkank Records – plus a remix apiece from Rory Hoy and RamSkank himself. The title track will be of particular interest to those with a guilty secret love of Yank nu-metal adorned as it is with part of a well-known Red Hot Pipe And Slippers riff and the hook from woeful nu
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RORY HOY – Bounce Rock/ Everybody Wants To Be A DJ (2012)

I think Pulpfusion might have started something with his Wrong World foray into ‘ghetto metal.’ Here’s the burgeoning scene’s latest progeny in the shape of Rory Hoy‘s forthcoming release on the Bulabeats label. That’ll be Bounce Rock then which does what it says on the tin. I got out of breath just listening to it. And then I heard Saxon Scoundrels‘ heavier remix and had to go and have a cup of tea and a lie-down. The sentiment of
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