JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Ape Panic (2016)

Ape Panic Johhnypluse Stormtroopers Of LovePrepare for Celtic breakbeat mayhem as Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love finally release their debut long player at an appropriately insane time in world history. Guns! Leave! Remain! Bomb third world countries so refugees head your way then blame refugees for everything! Hey – what are those bankers doing? Move along sonny – nothing to see here, Murdoch
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DJ MAARS: ’93 Diamonds (2016)

93 Diamonds DJ MaarsRating: ★★★★★ No self-respecting producer of reggae-hip-hop should lack for wax output and DJ Maars is making up for lost time by dropping his second slab of niced-up newness on seven inch with an oldie from his extensive back catalogue of epic mash-up collabs. with Tom Showtime on the flip. ’93 Diamonds follows last year’s equally superb red vinyl Summertime/ Jump Around and finds Oakland’s finest, Souls Of Mischief, rocking
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THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Soul Rebelz (2016) video

Soul Rebelz Microphone MisfitzRating: ★★★★★ If you’re short of retro-boom-bap hip-hop, this is the week for you as Chicago’s Microphone Misfitz have a new video out for their super b-boy-friendly cut Soul Rebelz. 80s platform games graphics give way to He-Man-quality animation and finally to the Misfitz themselves intercut with martial-arts flick footage by way of a visual backdrop to the Ironside
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JURASSIC 5: Customer Service (2016) Ltd. pay-what-you-want download

Customer Service Jurassic 5Ahh – customer service – or rather poor customer service – we’ve all been there haven’t we? You paid for it in good faith, it’s not fit for purpose, so you phone up that faceless global megacorps only to find that (as usual) ‘lines are unusually busy’. When you do get through, you speak to a single-celled organism who resorts to repetition when their script cannot cope – oh and their manager is
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IL COMPLESSO DI TADA: Il Complesso Di Tada (2016)

Il Complesso Di TadaYou might not realise it but what you’re in the mood for right now is an LP devoted to mid-1960s Italian TV show music. No, you are. You’re positively ripe for Il Complesso Di Tada a thirteen-track collection of (in no particular order) hammond-led instrumentals, sultry soul jazz, bubblegum garage rock, epic sixties ballads, bossa and boogaloo craziness. In many respects, it’s like
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DISCOBETA: Bring It To Me (2016)

Bring It To Me DiscobetaCan’t get enough of that ghetto funky stuff? It’s time to welcome back DiscoBeta then who take the less-travelled path of subtlety in said genre with the lightest of touches when it comes to applying the wobble. Of course this means foregrounding – well – other stuff – instead and Bring It To Me manages not only to funk and wobble but also to skank which results in an
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MODERATOR: Street Bangerz Vol. 10 (2016)

Street Bangerz Vol 10 ModeratorWith a name like his, you might expect Athenian producer Moderator to have some sort of enforcement powers and he certainly makes sure that Vol. 10 of the Cold Busted label’s Street Bangerz series keeps its shit tight. The album weighs in at a respectable fifteen tracks and if this six-track sampler is anything to go by it’s one of the strongest releases on the label in some time
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LADY WRAY: Do It Again/ In Love (Don’t Mess Things Up)(2016)

Do It Again Lady WrayIf you like your rnb vocals firmly nineties but you dig your beats resolutely gritty, stripped-back and sixties – say hello or rather hello again to Lady Wray a.k.a Nicole Wray of Make It Hot feat. Missy Elliott fame and the first single off forthcoming album Queen Alone. Producers Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck ensure neck-snapping drums and minimal strings on A-side Do It Again and a
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DJ AXE: City Funk (2016)

City Funk DJ AxeIf your dancefloor’s been missing out on that melodic breakbeat fire of late, get ready to re-up your fuel stash as DJ Axe returns from going AWOL to chop out a forest of samples (plus one original vocal from Kidd Lines) and transports them your way via the medium of fifteen track album of City Funk, his new one on the Tru:Funk label – another entity which has been conspicuous
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JON KENNEDY: Free (2016)

Free Jon KennedyEarly material, unreleased material, too sample-heavy for commercial sale material, remix material (including works for EMI (Bob Marley & Barclay James Harvest), Olive, KRS One, Onyx and Jimi Hendrix and a trap-style, theme tune for ‘IVI Vision’) that never made it plus a twenty-five minute mix of stuff from the Jon Kennedy Federation musical catalogue- it’s all on Free – the latest album from Jon Kennedy. The initial third
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