Monthly Archives: March 2015

SILVER HERMIT: 5 Element Clones (2015) Free download

5 Element Clones Silver HermitAnyone remember back in the days of tape-trading when you were so desperate to get your hands on that album that you copied a copy and ended up with a recording where the hiss was as loud as the music? Or when you borrowed your mate’s original cassette and copied it on some sketchy tape player where the motor hum was so loud it was picked up on the recording with similar results?
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MATAHARI SONS: Resense 039 (2015)

Resense 39 Matahari SonsGood lord! Has it really been over a year since Resense 038? Never mind, Matahari Sons are here with a touch of the exotic to make amends for the edit imprint’s prolonged absence. For which read a drum n bass look at The Doors’ My Wild Love and a latin-psych-rock version of Wayne G’s pumping house anthem featuring Stewart Who. I never thought I’d say this but I’ve never been so
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BEATNIK CITY: The Beat Kicks Vol. 1 (2015)

The Beat Kicks Vol. 1 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ Can the beat kick? The answer, judging by the contents of the Beatnik City label’s latest – The Beat Kicks Vol. 1, would seem to be an emphatic, ‘yes it can!’ This follow-up to The Rio District Vol. 1 switches the focus from party breaks edits of sixties Brazilian grooves to party breaks edits of any 50s or 60s gear that hasn’t been nailed firmly down. Expect to hear Jacques
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JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Pt. 2 (2015)

Corporeal Remixed Pt 2 Jon KennedyIs it me or was this promised the best part of a year ago? Either way, let’s just say Corporeal Remixed Pt.2 is as substantial as its title promises in a number of ways. Firstly, it weighs in at an epic 22 tracks – approximately a quarter of which are bonus free cuts. Secondly, Jon Kennedy ensures there’s something here for a wide variety of musical tastes by taking a a free-roaming
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BOCA 45: Dig Eat Beats Repeat (2015)

Dig Eat Beats Repeat Boca 45Rating: ★★★★★ One of my favourite club djs of all time, Boca 45, of legendary funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae nights at Bristol’s Native and, even further back, Bristol’s Dojo Lounge, comes good with his latest LP, Dig Eat Beats Repeat. Basically it’s an all-original ten track manifestation of our man’s raison d’etre. It’s all in the title see: he digs, he eats, he beats – or maybe that’s eats beats…er…
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FOXY CHEEX feat. JEM STONE: Lick The Spoon Remixes Pt. 1 (2015)

Lick The Spoon remixes Foxy Cheex Jem StoneDon’t worry, MB isn’t making a foray into the murky world of the adult movie industry, Foxy Cheeks and Jem Stone are simply the pair behind last year’s swing breaks banger Lick The Spoon. Said track has now been firmly re-licked into new shapes by both breaks/ ghetto funk giants Funkanomics and Rory Hoy. The former opt for some slap bass-powered grinding while the latter
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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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