SKEEWIFF: Coming Home Baby/ Triumph Stag 7″ (2017)

SKEEWIFF:  Coming Home/ Triumph Stag 7Never ones to merely flaunt it when they can parade around sporting nothing but diamond nipple tassles and a gold lamé cock-sock (metaphorically, you understand), the Jalapeno Records crew celebrate nearly two decades in the business by making their two hundred and fiftieth release a limited red vinyl Skeewiff 7″ double-header of Coming Home Baby and Triumph Stag
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’ (2017) + ‘Enter Sandman’ video

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1:  Mixin' (2017) + 'Enter Sandman' videoRating: ★★★★★ What better season than summer for Oz-funk grandaddies Cookin’ On 3 Burners to release their latest Hammond-funk foray Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’? Er – well – spring, actually, since this was supposed to have an EU drop date of May this year and has been out in Oz since then – though technically for them that would have been autumn. Confused? Never mind, the
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JIM SHARP: Gangsta Walk 7″ (2017)

JIM SHARP:  Gangsta Walk 7Rating: ★★★★★ Dusty Donuts regular Jim Sharp branches out on his own for new booty seven inch Gangsta Walk and it’s a certified floor filler. The A-side plunders Mark Ronson’s massive dancefloor hip-hop banger Ooh Wee for Nate Dogg and Trife’s vocal bits and adds posthumously-released Nate Dogg ‘pella Gangsta Walk over a beat concocted from the same Boney M loop that Ronson used
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CHARLIE BEALE & GRID DIVISION: Stick ‘Em Up (2017) Free download

CHARLIE BEALE & GRID DIVISION:  Stick 'Em Up (2017) Free downloadNow I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘I could really use a glitch-hop bump that would get feet moving but properly had the funk – maybe some horn samples, the odd grunt and some wah-wah guitar. A lot of wah-wah guitar.’ Could Charlie Beale and Grid Division (for it is they) join forces to make your day? The answer is yes they could and the medium is new one Stick
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PERCEPTIONISTS (MR LIF & AKROBATIK) feat. SYNE: Hose Down (2017) Video + Grab Hold free download

PERCEPTIONISTS (MR LIF & AKROBATIK) feat. SYNE:  Hose DownMr Lif and Akrobatik return shortly as Perceptionists (after a minor twelve year hiatus) with a full-length LP, Resolution. Before that though is, the menacing bounce of single Hose Down. Like many of their beats from back in the day, this one forgoes boom-bap for a more progressive approach. Indeed, it seems to have taken its gritty cue from UK Grime with ominous
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PALOV meets A ANGELIDES: He Hecho Mucho Por Ti (2017)

PALOV meets A ANGELIDES: He Hecho Mucho Por TiHe Hecho Mucho Por Ti is the Spanish title of the new ‘Palov meets A Angelides’ mini-album – or as it runs in English, “I’ve Done Plenty Of Things For You,” almost as if in answer to the question, ‘What have the Greeks ever done for us?’ And if that sounds a bit like a Monty Python sketch, consider the absurdity of its having been Greeks who’ve been behind a significant amount of
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BASEMENT FREAKS: All That Funk! b/w Calling The Jams 7″ (2017)

BASEMENT FREAKS:  All That Funk! b/w Calling The Jams 7Anyone with their ear to the funky ground in late 2015 and early 2016 will know that one of the highlights of Basement Freaks’ fourth album Time Machine was JBs-inspired uptempo party instro cut All That Funk!, the arrival of which has prompted a clamouring for a seven inch ever since. One can only speculate about reaction to the news, then, that Jalapeno Records have done the decent thing
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MORLACK: Beautiful Mistakes (2017)

MORLACK: Beautiful MistakesReports of Morlack’s death have been greatly exaggerated, it seems, since here he is in fine fettle with new LP, Beautiful Mistakes. But where has the former ‘busiest man in breaks’ been and what’s with that title anyway? Well, apparently he’s spent some time hanging out with Trotter in Brazil attending festivals in the middle of the jungle which – admittedly – is a pretty good
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DON DAYGLOW: Silky Disco EP (2017)

DON DAYGLOW:  Silky Disco EPDespite previous threats to unleash nu-disco/ house hybrids on the world, dayglow disco don, Don Dayglow, has thus far shown a remarkable propensity for sprinkling edit sparkle dust upon lesser known gems from the golden era of daft suits and mirrorballs. In doing so he provides a subtle lift to four OG – er – four-to-the-floor grooves as in the case of his brand new Silky Disco
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COCKNEY NUTJOB: Badman EP (2017)

COCKNEY NUTJOB:  Badman EPIf there’s one name which has emerged along with DJ Maars, as the ‘other’ key figure in the next generation of reggae hip-hop mash-up kings it is that of Cockney Nutjob who cements his reputation here with his Badman EP and four righteous bangers. Where both producers are equally likely to plunder quality old hip-hop for a handy ‘pella however, Maars generally tends
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