Monthly Archives: June 2012

SKILLS & VARIETY: Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (2012) video + EP news

Rating: ★★★★★
Here you are, have some of this – the new video from ‘does what it says on the tin’ emcee Skills & Variety who’s teamed up with Destiny Collective producer Brandon Metcalf for the title track off the forthcoming Cadillacs & Dinosaurs EP. Did someone say golden era? I think so – not that
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RAM SKANK: Superstylin’ (2012)

Sarf Londoner and sometime BigM artist Ram Skank returns in June on the splendidly named Pig Balls Records label with the eight-track Superstylin’. On this he continues his mission to bring back big beat – in a way that’ll keep the ghetto funk posse happy. Tempos range from about 100 to 130+ bpms and you get everything from club floor bangers to the more laid back
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PULPFUSION: Wrong World Remixed Vol. 1(2012)

In which Swiss beats merchant Pulpfusion throws the keys of recent ghetto metal LP Wrong World into the remix dish and allows his baby to be taken home by a variety of remixers to get as saucy as they wish. Engaging in the action are Zenit Incompatible, Turntill & Merlin, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Frenic, Assassinated, Funkanizer, Rambla
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PITCH & SCRATCH: Together (2012)

Hamburg dj/ producers Mzuzu and Suro a.k.a. Pitch & Scratch release their second LP of funky sampled breaks Together – a twelve-tracker which picks up where the duo left off with previous LP Hamburg Hustle. It dips into jazz, afrobeat, P-Funk, electro and disco and is hornier than a two-headed goat with not one but three brass sections – The Diazpora Horns, The Boxhorns and
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ABTOMIC: Yolanda (2012) free download

Rating: ★★★★★
Another great slice of freely downloadable latin beats from Greece which has all but cornered the market in the ‘authentic breakbeat sound of South America’. Last week it was Stelios Strong, this time it’s the Athens-based Abtomic who’s conjured Yolanda from cumbia samples and breaks. Wack this on at sunset, after getting the
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DEEP STREET SOUL: Hold On Me (2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
It’s deep funk death match time to see who can do the stankest slice of raw-ass funky sister soul action this year. Meaning? Nothing less than Melbourne’s Deep Street Soul dropping a new single hot on the heels of Brighton’s The Grits’ Strychnine/ (I’d Walk A) Funky Mile 45. On the A-side is Hold On Me (the Mighty May Johnson
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HOT PEAS & BUTTA: Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown (2012) + free preview mix download

Hot Peas & Butta specialise in making movie soundtracks to movies that don’t exist. Sound familiar? Yep – it was them behind the Big Pimp Jones ‘soundtracks.’ But where BPJ’s Jimmy Ruckus & The 5 Fingers Of Death riffed off Blaxploitation and Kung Fu flicks, Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown riffs off vintage Japanese monster movies in general and Godzilla in
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CHART – June 2012

(1) 1. Hidden Jazz Quartet feat. Omar – High Heels (Lack Of Afro remix)

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