ODJBOX: Penguin (2015)

Penguin OdjboxPenguin is the latest leak from Odjbox‘s Oak EP – his forthcoming ‘KPM Shorts’ drop on EMI’s KPM library music subsidiary. Many will know of KPM as the source of much late sixties/ early seventies funky Hammond-driven instrumentals – however, while both instrumental and funky, Hammonds are noticeably absent. Instead Penguin begins with a flurry of horns and drums before settling into a
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CANNIBAL OX: Harlem Knights (2015)

Blade Of The Ronin Cannibal OXA mere fortnight since the debut single, Iron Rose, off Cannibal Ox‘s long-awaited second LP, Blade Of The Ronin, comes the second – Harlem Knights. Like its predecessor, Harlem Knights features producer Bill Cosmiq’s take on El-P’s swirling synth-powered beatscapes from the first LP (basically more-or-less the same synths but far more fluid beats that don’t hurt your ears) while
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BASEMENT FREAKS: ‘A Quarter Of P’ mix + Euro tour dates (2015)

A Quarter Of P Basement FreaksBack in the day eastern Europe was regularly paid visits by Mongol hordes from one direction and then, slightly later on, by the Turks from another – both groups who used to tear through causing all manner of havoc. This year its Georges Fotiadis and Perin a.k.a. Basement Freaks who are both sweeping though the land west of the Urals as well as heading north to the very gates of Vienna and
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GHETTO FUNK: Shindig Weekender 2014 Afterhours Compilation (2015)

Afterparty Compilation 2014 Shindig WeekenderWhat about getting pissed in a field in late spring then? While listening and dancing to what is colloquially known as ‘ghetto funk’? Welcome to the Shindig Weekender which takes place this year on 23rd -24th May near Bath. The ‘decknicians’ at the Ghetto Funk label’s home-from-home ‘The Nightclub’ will have you so amped you won’t even mind falling on your ass in cowshit. Of course, not
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RED VENOM feat. CRAIG G & DONALD D: One Moment (Prod. POZ) (2015)

One Moment Red Venom Craig G Donald D PozWhat’s this then?
One Moment.
Ok, but then will you tell me what this is?
One Moment.
I know, I heard you – but will you tell me what this is after that?
One Moment
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DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Police Woman (2015) Free download

Police Woman DJ DSK Lost Soul CollectiveTime for a bit of free Police Woman action in a totally non-’it’s your birthday, here’s the stripper’ kind of way – although, that may disappoint you given the artwork. No, this’ll be ‘DJ DSK & The Lost Soul Collective on a b-boy breaks free download edit of Henry Mancini’s Police Woman theme’ kind of way which is equally saucy. DSK tears off Mancini’s dense layers of brass and synth
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CHART – FEBRUARY 2015

(NEW) 1. The Beatles vs. Hip-hop Legends – An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space

Yes, all of it. All 48 glorious tracks of it
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DJ INKO: Carnibal Records 012 (2015)

Carnibal 012 DJ InkoRating: ★★★★★ Carnibal ensure that 2015 gets another shot of latin breaks before the dt’s set in and this time hand the syringe over to DJ Inko. You may have previously come across some of Inko’s forays into the world of hip-hop booty edits but it turns out that he is yet another example of a Greek who seems to have an unnatural facility with the music of South and Central America. Well
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THE BLUEBEATERS: Everybody Knows LP video teaser (2015)

Everybody Knows teaser The BluebeatersEverybody knows that Italian ska and rocksteady crew The Bluebeaters have their fifth studio album out soon of course! What? They don’t? Well they do now! The LP, entitled – er – Everybody Knows was recorded at the Andromeda Studio in Turin and is the band’s first full-length effort in six years. It follows the release of their < em>Toxic/ Catch That Teardrop 45 on Record Kicks back
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TRAMP RECORDS: Praise Poems – A journey into deep, soulful jazz and funk from the 1970s (2015)

Praise Poems Tramp RecordsTramp Records get their chill on with Praise Poems in what promises to be the first volume in a new counterpart to their existing Feeling Nice and Movements series’. However, whereas the Feeling Nice volumes are mainly about stank funky soul and rnb and the make-up of the Movements volumes varies as to the ratio of funk, rnb and soul jazz with a tendency towards the funk, here the
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