JSTAR: Most Wanted Vol. 2 Killa Reggae Mashups (2014) Free download

Most Wanted Vol. 2 JStarRating: ★★★★★ If you thought your luck was in with Jimi Needles’ four track Reggae Rewinds freebie yesterday you’re going to shit when you cop a load of this. Reggae/hip-hop mashup grandaddy JStar has just put out Vol. 2 of a promised 4 volume series for his Most Wanted series of ‘Killa Reggae Mashups’. There’s no beating around the bush, it’s just floor-fillers from
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TIMEWARP INC.: Economic Boom (2014)

Economic Boom Timewarp IncWhile an economic boom is unlikely in the current financial climate where the rich firmly believe that their greed, recklessness and incompetence is someone else’s fault, Economic Boom on other hand will arrive before the end of the year since it’s the latest musical brainchild of Timewarp Inc. Featuring vocals from The Mage low in the mix, there’s plenty of room for Beat Ride’s Hammond
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JIMI NEEDLES: Reggae Rewinds (2014) Free download

Reggae Rewinds Jimi NeedlesThe season of goodwill knows no bounds in 2014, it seems, as Jimi Needles dons his Santa costume and empties his sack of these four nifty reggae rewinds. Prepare yourself for the much needed Marley-fication of self-indulgent miserablist de jour Sam Smith on Latching In Vain! Sway to the reggae-fication of Damon Albarn’s animated crew Gorrillaz on Feel Good Rocksteady. Nod bleary-
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Bombastic Jam (2014) Free download

Bombastic Jam Free downloads Basement FreaksTo old for an advent calendar this year? Why not let Basement Freaks be your supplier of daily seasonal treats? Every 24 hrs from now until the end of the year it’s going to be like ‘night of the funky bassheads’ as George Fotiadis releases another free download of his sadly defunct Bombastic Jam label and adds it to his Bombastic Jam set on Soundcloud. To get you started there
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WINDMILLS: Broken Record (2014)

Broken Record WindmillsThe sails on another bout of album length production have turned full circle for West coast indy hip-hop duo Windmills who hove back into view with second LP Broken Record. Those who caught their first LP will know they’re dealing with the full production might of hip-hop fiend and multi-instrumentalist Rex Rey (veteran of numerous solo projects and collaborations) and
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CALAGAD 13: Back To Power (Astrofunks Astro Edit)(2014) Free download

Funk Power Astro FunksAstrofunks‘ debut label release is in the offing and what better way to drum up some interest than by the time-honoured method of doing a freebie? In this case it’s their unofficial remix of Calagad 13′s James Brown-based 2011 cut Back To The Power where they go heavy on the 80s-style drum machine snares, throw in a bit of Ultramagnetics’ Poppa Large and nick a sample
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LUNCHBOX: ‘Reggae Christmas’ mix (2014) Free download

Reggae Christmas Lunchbox“All I want for Christmas is me collie ‘erb” – well – that and this reggae Christmas mix. Yes, you had your funky hip-hop Christmas earlier in the week courtesy of Mr Bristow; now it’s time to rock the bells island style courtesy of Lunchbox. Mixing up the reggae, ska and rocksteady, our man makes sure it’s all about the holly and the irie with Yellowman, Cocoa Tea, Cutty Ranks, Alton Ellis
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COCKNEY NUTJOB: Weezee Train (2014) Free download

Weezee Train Cockney NutjobRating: ★★★★★ Breathing hard down the necks of DJ Maars and Tom Showtime comes Cockney Nutjob with another freebie in of the reggae/ hip-hop mash-up. And you know the monkey’s always a sucker for a good one of those. Here on Weezee Train, our man puts De La Soul on the party express special to skaville with predictably enjoyable results. What you might call a common-
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BADBOE: ‘The Bullet Jam’ (2014) Free download + video

The Bullet Jam BadboeIt’s hip-hop doo-wop time as Badboe delivers booty mash The Bullet Jam. Basically, Pete Wingfield’s tongue-in-cheek 50s pastiche Eighteen With A Bullet and Missy Elliott’s verse on the Damizza remix of Pariah Carey’s godawful I Still Believe collide over a break on this to create a mood-lightening number, that if not exactly seasonal, at least has a warm glow about it. Not to
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MR BRISTOW: Funky Fresh Xmas Mix (2014) Free download

Funky Fresh Xmas Mix Mr BristowMr Bristow gives the phrase “Ho, ho, ho” a completely different meaning with this, his Funky Fresh Xmas Mix. For some people, Christmas hip-hop may mean Run DMC’s Christmas In Hollis (no, that’s not on here – this isn’t a fucking Argos advert) and – er – that’s it. Yet Kurtis Blow, Soul Saints, Scoopy, Spyder D, Los Busy Boys and Cold Chillin Juice Crew are all among many acts to have
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