JSTAR: Killa Reggae Mashups – Most Wanted Archives Vol. 3 (2015) Free download

Most Wanted Regga Mashups Vol. 3 JStarVolume 3 in a four volume series of ‘Killa Reggae Mashups’ finds JStar once again doing what he does best by mixing and matching hip-hop, reggae and rnb acapellas with hip-hop, reggae and rnb beats like some sort of bootleg Gok Wan. Yes, I did just say ‘rnb’ – and the fact that this man has never shied away from using what many self-respecting hip-hop heads regard as ladies’ or Rico
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MR BRISTOW: Beastie Bam (2015) Free download

Beastie Bam Mr BristowI thought it had been too quiet in the Mr Bristow camp recently, but that’s all ok now because he’s back with a bam. A Beastie Bam no less. And for pure booty fun it’s hard to top as he crafts a beat out of a song originally intended as an anti-war protest and negotiates (see what I did there) the tricky task of matching classic Beastie rhyme business over that. There’s really very little else to
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TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 7 (2015)

Movements 7 Tramp RecordsIt’s lucky number seven for the long-running funk, soul, jazz, rnb compilation series from Bavarian diggers supreme, Tramp Records, and the word this time around is very much ‘jazzy.’ How jazzy are we talking though? Jazzier than Miles Davis’ at band practice? Jazzier than jazz hands at improvisational hour down the jazz club? Jazzier than the jazziest of jazz mags on the jazz mag
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TOM SHOWTIME: Original Recipes 2 – A Promotional Mixtape (2015) Free download

Original Recipes 2 Tom ShowtimeTom Showtime returns with another selection of delicious home-mixed flava on the sequel to Original Recipes entitled – not unexpectedly – as Original Recipes 2 – A Promotional Mixtape. Expect a wide range of edits, remixes, old favourites and forthcoming bumps from the man himself and immerse yourself in the tape’s rich, comforting blend of heavy bass and fat shit all seamlessly
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Ain’t No Superstitious (Basement Freaks bass edit) (2015) Free download

Ain't No Superstitious Basement-FreaksThe mighty Basement Freaks‘ latest euro tour kicked off last night and to celebrate the event they’ve released a bass edit of their version of one of the greatest funk tracks of all time – Stevie’s Superstition – entitled Ain’t No Superstitious. Georges Perin sees his way to doing the vocals while ‘Big’ George Fotiadis has the foresight to pleasingly subvert punters’ expectations of what might follow
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ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM: TB Sheets (2015) Free download

TB Sheets Rocknrolla SoundsystemDutch-Russian edit duo Rocknrolla Soundsystem pick up Van ‘the man’ Morrison’s epic psychedelic blues groove TB Sheets for their latest edit. Morrison’s lyrics are a cheery affair which describe a girl he used to live with dying of TB and the torturous night he spent with her before she died. The original weighed in at suitably lengthy nine plus minutes and featured scorching harmonica
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STETSASONIC: Talkin’ All That Jazz (Rhythm Scholar Funksonic remix)(2015) Free download

Talkin' All That Jazz Rhythm Scholar remixNot the first and certainly not the last bump in the torrent of freeness today, this is Rhythm Scholar‘s take on an edit of the mighty Stetsasonic’s biggest ever cut – Talkin’ All That Jazz. It’s more what you might call Talkin’ All That Jazzy Disco – if only that tripped off the tongue as lightly as this trips out of the speakers. But then talk is cheap. Mind you so is this since you can cop
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PHIBES: Gettin In Trouble (2015) Free download

Gettin In Trouble PhibesThere’ll be no getting in trouble on ghetto funky dancefloors for Phibes with their new Lou Rawls-sampling freebie Gettin’ In Trouble brought to the masses for their download pleasure in association with Scour Records. Surely, there’s been some sort of occasion? There certainly has, Falmouth-based Phibes are now fully paid up members of the er-Falmouth based Scour Records crew. The
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RECORD STORE DAY: Wu-Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill deluxe re-issues (2015)

J5 Slide box Quality ControlPrestige hip-hop re-issue label Get On Down, get on down for Record Store Day with three fat re-issues. One can well imagine vinyl junkies salivating at the prospect of a 7″ re-press of Cypress Hill’s Phunky Feel One/ How I Could Just Kill A Man with an embossed black skull outer sleeve for example. If that causes salivation however, a veritable pool of drool could well result
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THE SNUGS: Strugglin’ (SECOND HAND AUDIO remix)(2015) Free download

Second Hand Audio remix Strugglin' SnugsHard to believe that soul-breaks banger Strugglin’ by Bath beat collective The Snugs is now eight years old. In 2007 MB was one year old, Snugs main man Kelvin Swaby was yet to get his big break as frontman of The Heavy, and the Ghetto Funk label was still a glint in the eyes of Slim Goodgroove and Will Streetwise. Fast forward to – er – now – and things have changed. The music on
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