DJ DESTRUCTION & DJ SPECIFIK: Bricolage 1 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DESTRUCTION & DJ SPECIFIK: Bricolage 1Rating: ★★★★★ Wise Cut Records have lined up an amazing double header for debut release Bricolage 1 featuring DJs Specifik and Destruction. I know! That’s two massive sides of vinyl 7″ goodness right there, as both deejays pay homage to the classics of the cut n paste hip-hop record genre from the likes of Double D & Steinski and Coldcut. On the A-side – Destruction’s Opus #1 presents a kaleidoscopic collage of spoken word and
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WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP: The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme)

WHATITDO ARCHIVE GROUP:  The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme)More sixties/ seventies soundtrack thrills from Whatitdo Archive Group with the single release of The Black Stone Affair (Main Theme) – a.k.a. the title track to their recent and excellent The Black Stone Affair LP purporting to be the long-lost soundtrack to a long destroyed spaghetti western-cum-giallo movie. The track in question opens the LP too and pays homage to the sort of thing Roy
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BOCA 45 feat. EMSKEE & DJ WOODY: 45s EP (Vinyl 7″)

BOCA 45 feat. EMSKEE & DJ WOODY:  45s EPRating: ★★★★★ Who better to drop a 45 featuring a lyrical tribute to 45s than Boca 45 of 45Live fame? That’s a lot of 45, I think you’ll agree, and when you hear what our man has come up with on his brand new 45s EP in the company of Brooklyn emcee Emskee and DJ Woody, you’ll probably decide that even the amount of 45 you’d previously imagined you’d be getting was an
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GIZELLE SMITH: Better Remember/ Miss World

Better Remember Miss World Gizelle SmithGizelle Smith’s creative renaissance continues with new digital double A-side Better Remember and Miss World. Musically, both cuts are still recognisably funky and shot through with wah-wah guitar, soulful basslines and syncopated drum breaks. Lyrically however, both cuts depart from Smith’s earlier and more personal experience-focussed lyrical content instead taking a reflective
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MINED & FORREST: Remixed

Mined & Forrest provide the source material for the latest Breakbeat Paradise remix package in which their four BBP EPs to date are, well, ‘mined’ for suitable rebootable material. Enter a salivating crew consisting of Lack Jemmon, Beat Le Juice, B-Side, Mr Bristow, label boss Badboe and the duo in question themselves. Lack Jemmon get more than a bit wobbly on Funk Toxic, as do Beat Le Juice
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MR DORIS & DAZZLER: Everything Is Anything

MR DORIS & DAZZLER: Everything Is AnythingMr Doris & Dazzler come through with an irresistable slice of disco here in the shape of their Ghetto Disco debut release Everything Is Anything. The track takes its title from the spoken word Bootsy Collins track of the same name but sets it to a pulsing and hypnotic four-to-the-floor beat. Which is low key enough to provide both enough space for Bootsy to skewer the
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TIMEWARP INC: Realistic (Jazznut Remix)

TIMEWARP INC:  Realistic (Jazznut Remix)Rating: ★★★★★ Latest in a series of remixed tracks from Timewarp Inc.’s 2020 album, Theory Of Revolution, is this excellent re-boot by Timewarp Music’s latest signing Jazznut. And if the results of the rising Russian-based producer’s efforts are anything to go by, he’s definitely one to watch. Featuring vocals by Georges Perin, the original was a languid slice of nu-funk but in the hands of
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ADAM GIBBONS: Manhunt EP

If you’ve been scouring the interweb for when the next instalment of Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons’ soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesn’t-exist, your target is in the open – for the Manhunt EP is out now.  It follows The Here We Go EP and constitutes the second part of what will be the Last Bastion LP when it drops on red vinyl in the summer. Those who caught the first one will be
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DJ FORMAT: Devil’s Workshop

DJ FORMAT:  Devil's WorkshopRating: ★★★★★ If ‘the devil makes work for idle hands’ then the pandemic has been nothing less than a veritable ‘devil’s workshop’ – so be glad at least two of the hands in question belonged to DJ Format who has summoned forth a suitably prodigious creative opus in the form of his new album entitled, naturally, Devil’s Workshop. Which
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THE NEXTMEN X EVA LAZARUS: Afterglow Dub / Rude Gyal

Here’s the new Nextmen single then, on which they get cheeky with Wilkinson’s 2013 cut Afterglow and re-boot Rude Boy, the best track off their 2018 LP collaboration Pound For Pound with Gentleman’s Dub Club. If you’re familiar with the original of Afterglow, you’ll know it for a pop-oriented slice of D&B. In the hands of The Nextmen however, it becomes a warm dub reggae
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