BOY OLIVER: Beat-Herder Festival 2014 Promo Mix (2014) Free download

Beatherder promo mix 2014 Boy OliverWest Yorkshire funk-soul-brother Boy Oliver is playing that festival in July. You know the one – what is it? Breaks-Wrangler? No, that’s not it. Rhythm-Rustler? Nope – that sounds more like the name of an Ann Summers’ pocket rocket…Oh! I know! Beat-Herder! That’s the one. Your ‘boy’ describes it as, “A mixtape of soul-shaking sunshine sounds…[he]…put together for the lovely people at
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SCOUR RECORDS: Scoured Cream Vol. 4 (2014)

Scoured Cream Vol. 4Consider the number four for a moment: the number of the great elements – earth, air, fire and water; the number of ‘noble truths’ in the Buddhist philosophy and the number of letters in the Tetragrammaton. Oh and now also the number of the forthcoming volume of Scour RecordsScoured Cream series. And its name shall be Scoured Cream Vol. 4 – and the number of tracks
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PANAMA CARDOON: Hasta La Wiggle (2014)

Hasta La Wiggle Panama CardoonIf you were wondering why there hadn’t been much action from Panama Cardoon and the Carnibal Records stable recently, here’s your answer. After a few years of booties and remixes on such labels as Resense, Bombastic Jam and Danny Massure’s Spring Strut, Carnibal main-man Cardoon is releasing his debut LP Hasta La Wiggle on which he gives full rein to his twin loves of latin breaks and reggae beats
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WARSON: Don’t Stop EP (2014)

Don't Stop EP Warson…and he don’t stop! Warson that is, back from adventures in funky house-land (there ain’t no funk in house – Funk Ed.) to ensure he lets the breakbeat drop. Don’t Stop is his latest three-tracker and opener Louder pulls no punches, cunningly cutting up Fergie’s verse from Pump It on a Skeewiff-ish funky horns break in such a way as to make her sound like a sixties mod-soul diva
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HERBAL T: Lo-Fi Blow Dry (2014)

Lo-Fi Blow Dry Herbal TRating: ★★★★★ Herbal T is a name that will be familiar to anyone who’s checked out any of the last couple of Lack Of Afro LPs. The rapper has collaborated several times with the UK producer and multi-instrumentalist, often in conjunction with his twin brother Wax. Particularly high profile (not to mention dope) was the trio’s noisy, uptempo funk-based banger P.A.R.T.Y. which was
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AESOP ROCK: The Blob (2014) Free download

The Blob Aesop RockRhymesayers‘ resident hip-hop experimentalist and former Def Jux signing, Aesop Rock has got 32 minutes of stuff for you. According to AR, “The Blob is a…continuous mix of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive…you can play it with your friends, you can rap to it, you can dance to it, you can play it
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Soul Boogie/ L.O.V.E. 1000 (2014)

Soul Boogie Renegades Of JazzKeen readers of MB will know that Renegades Of Jazz has been dropping 45s like they’re hot recently. Apparently it’s all stuff he had waiting around that nobody else wanted to release so he set up a new imprint, Rawkingcuts, to release them. What? Who didn’t want to release these two? B-boy breaks informed by groovy soul jazz (Soul Boogie) and b-boy breaks informed by sixties
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GZA: ‘Liquid Swords Instrumentals’ on vinyl + battle scene screen prints (2014)

Wood block GZAThe fetishization of early Wu material continues with the limited edition release of the the remastered instrumentals of GZA‘s classic Liquid Swords LP which are now available for a limited period only in a variety of packages that generally consist of some combo of the vinyl instrumentals and screen printed or even wood block artwork. The pricing’s not quite as ridiculous as the multiple
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FAB SAMPERI: Power Bossa Remixed (2014)

Power Bossa Remixed Fab SamperiThe way it normally goes when an artist’s LP is remixed is that first the artist’s actual LP comes out and then at some point after a respectable time period has elapsed (but typically within a year and usually during the relatively fallow winter period) the remix LP comes out. And typically the remix LP is not quite as good as the original LP. Clearly not one to be encumbered by tradition, Fab Samperi
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PRINCE: Musicology (Bruno Borlone & Boogie Mike remix) (2014) Free download

Musicology Bruno Borlone Boogie MikeI don’t know – you wait ages for a remix of Prince’s Musicology and then two come along at once. The first of these was Dietz Beatz’ version on the recent Relative Dimensions free LP drop, the second, somewhat different version, is this from Bruno Borlone and partner Boogie Mike. Where Dietz Beatz’ subtly enhanced the drums on the little purple one’s 2004 single, the Chilean pair up the breaks
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