Monthly Archives: June 2014

TURNTILL & MERLIN: In & Out (2014) + video

In Out Turntill MerlinSwiss duo Turntill & Merlin of The Chosen Few crew return shortly with In & Out and the intention of making you shake it all about to their electro-disco breakin.’ They’ve not come alone though. Oh no. If you’re going to party, best to bring some chums right? On a remix mission yeah? Expect to find Krome on a nu-disco tip, Jayl Funk on a strangely 90s-sounding disco tip, Rory Hoy on a
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THE IMPELLERS: My Certainty (2014)

My Certainty The ImpellersFollowing heavyweight funk broadsides from the States this year and the recent third LP from Oz’s Melbourne-based Cookin On 3 Burners, it’s time for some UK funk album action. Brighton’s The Impellers continue their tenure at Legere/ Mocambo Recordings with their own third LP My Certainty and hit back with a broader more mature sound – possibly the result of their current line-up
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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL: The Man Who Collected Worlds 90s Rap Remixes Part 2 (2014)

Man Collected Worlds Scarlet PimpernelMore 90s rapapellas get rescued from their original boom-bap beats and delivered to a safe new home on – er – different 90s-style boom-bap beats on The Man Who Collected Worlds aka. 90s Rap Remixes Part 2. However, as with Part 1, producer The Scarlet Pimpernel switches things up by expertly constructing the new beats with a heavy dose of keys and synths. So it is that two tracks
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GOODGROOVE presents: EWAN HOOZAMI (2014) + Field Music mix free download

Goodgroove presents Ewan HoozamiNext up from the Goodgroove gang is this six-tracker (plus two bonus cuts) on which they present the latest work of Bristol-to-Brighton transplant Ewan Hoozami. Not only does our man go back to his nu-funk roots but virtually everything on this is down to him: music, cuts and even vocals in one instance since he sings a hook and raps on Ginger & Lime. Maybe he should
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SLYNK: European Tour (2014) + DJ LBR & BIG ALI ‘Real Party’ (Slynk remix) free download

Euro tour 2014 SlynkHaving made his escape from one former British colony in the southern hemisphere to an even larger one in the northern hemisphere, Oz west-coaster Slynk is now heading for the olde worlde for a June tour. He even makes landfall in the Great British motherland for one date. To what vast and storied metropolis will he take his party breaks experience though? Perhaps the daddy of them all
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BEAT FATIGUE: Malfunktionality Part One (2014)

Malfunktionality Beat FatigueTime was when you went down to the crossroads, and signed your soul away to a Lucifer in return for skill at playing the blues. Nowadays, the digital age allows you to create your own crossroads by intersecting the sound of the path chosen by Robert Johnson with those of jazz, and some synth-heavy glitchy breaks. Kind of like Beat Fatigue does here on his debut Malfunktionality. That’ll be
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DJ REBEL: Hip Brag Hop Boast (2014) Free download

Feel The Rhythm Clancy EcclesRating: ★★★★★ No need for DJ Rebel to brag or boast here (although he’d be quite justified in doing so) as this track speaks for itself. Hip Brag Hop Boast finds the rebellious one following up his dope Whooliganz/ Pucho & His Latin Soul Bros booty with another effortlessly dope mash-up monster. This one blends a certain Dead Prez acapella with Clancy Eccles’ massive rocksteady classic Don’t Brag Don’t
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FUNKOSOL BEATS: Booty Bangers Vol. 1 & 2 (2014)

Booty Bangers FunkosolIt’s that little red and blue capsule symbol and you know what that means right? It means your latest dose of Funkosol booties! Or in this case your latest two doses since the label (or rather this ‘Beats’ imprint) is apparently putting stuff out faster than they can send it to those on their PR list. Vol. 1 of new series Booty Bangers opens with a ‘What-the-fuck?’ breakbeat version of George Michael’s I Want
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G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE: Sugar (2014) + ‘Nothing Else Quite Like Home’ video

Sugar G Love Special SauceRating: ★★★★★ Amazingly, G Love has been around for twenty years. Twenty years of fusing hip-hop and blues. Known for seven studio albums (with his band Special Sauce) and three solo albums that fuse hip-hop. With blues. Man – how do you pigeonhole that if you’re a giant music retailer? Tricky yeah? Maybe ‘hip-hop’. Ooh no – it’s a bit too bluesy. ‘Blues’ perhaps? What? It ain’t
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MR BIRD: La Playa (Remixes) (2014)

La Playa Remixes Mr BirdDanny Massure’s Spring Strut Recordings takes it to the beach with this saucy remix package of La Playa from Lisbon’s funkiest UK ex-pat – Mr Bird. Naturally you get the sexy original of course which opens things up strutting around all oiled up and available. First to have a crack at a remix is Broso who tries it on with a moombah feel and then Stereo 77 has a go too, loosening things up
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