Monthly Archives: October 2015

GHETTO FUNK presents: LACK JEMMON GFPD21 (2015)

Lack Jemmon Ghetto Funk presentsThe latest installment of the Ghetto Funkpresents… series features Lack Jemmon who in reality consists of breakbeat odd couple Kid Panel and DJ Clairvo operating under a single name – presumably because adding ‘and Malter Watthau’ was just going too far. There’s no such restraint shown with the tracks however, which cause all kinds of mayhem. Cherry Pie by Yank hair
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EWAN HOOZAMI: Ginger & Lime (2015 VIP) Free download + ’10 Years of Funk From The Trunk’ mixtape

Ginger LIme 2015 VIP Ewan HoozamiNot that we could ever forget about Ewan Hoozami in the time between releases (and he’s working on a few) but he does like to keep the pot bubbling – and I mean that in the most non-drug metaphorical way. In the meantime what about a free 2015 VIP remix of his swing-hoppy Ginger & Lime cut from last year which features our man producing, scratching, rapping and singing. Not
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 34 (2014)

Katakana Edits 34…And another one rolls off the Katakana Edits (re)assembly line! On (re)construction duties for Vol. 34 are Rsn, Mister T and Mr Vagz for the peak party anthem. The first two team up for some mid-tempo head-nod instro hip-hop fun in the form of the wah-underpinned film dialogue-sampling Son Of A Gun and the even better Dig It which has ‘dope groove’ written all over it turning
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DR HOOKA presents: A SKILLZ, KROSSBOW, ROAST BEATZ & More (2015) Frome, 24 October

Dr Hooka's Birthday BBQ A Skillz 2015Given a first world mega-city status that puts it right up there with the likes of L.A. and Tokyo, it’s hardly surprising that Frome, Somerset should be the location for Dr Hooka‘s Birthday BBQ – an event that gathers such breakbeat like minds as the mighty A Skillz, glitch-hop supremos Krossbow and a host of others including Goodgroove, Chrispop, Extra Medium, Bubaking, Titan Sound
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JON KENNEDY: Greatest Hip-hop Misses (2015)

Greatest Hip-hop Misses Jon KennedyThat man Jon Kennedy finally compiles all the hip-hop shit he’s been on or involved in over the last fifteen years. Modest to a fault, he entitles it Greatest Hip Hop Misses though, this notwithstanding, the content is quality assured. Expect to find many fat beats and fairly frequently (because there’re a few hip-hop instros on here too) righteous rhymes. The former take the form
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DSIBLIME feat. KIRRIS RIVIERE: The Swarm (2015)

The Swarm Kirris Riviere SiblimeThey’re over here – not properly paying tax, spreading extremist views and generally giving the UK a bad reputation – but that’s enough about the ‘non-dom’ owners of News UK, The Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. Let’s spare a thought instead for those whose countries have been de-stabilised by conflicts about oil – oops – I mean religion – the so-called ‘swarm’ of refugees fleeing violence
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JASON KING: Pit Trap (2015) Free download

Pit Trap Jason KingSomewhere in the dark and nasty regions where nobody goes, stands an ancient bedsit. Deep within this dank and uninviting place lives Jason King (a.k.a Bubaking a.k.a. King Fries)- an overworked, under-rewarded dj/ producer servant of the thing upstairs called ‘the rent’. But that’s nothing compared to the horrors that lurk beneath the trap door: like ghetto funk remixes of Prince’s Batman era music for example. Luckily our hero has
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DUSTY DONUTS 6: Weapons Of Choice Vol. 1 ft MARC HYPE & JIM SHARP (2015)

Weapons Of Choice Vol 1 Dusty DonutsDusty Donuts switch things up for the next drop with heavy battle weaponry on one side from Marc Hype and two edits (and a musical history lesson) on the flip from Jim Sharp. That’ll be as many dj ready vocal snippets and shout-outs as you can fit onto one side of a 45 on the A-side (clue: it’s quite a few) plus Make A Livin Break (re)constructed from the two key sample
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BETTY DAVIS: ‘Nasty Gal’ documentary movie (2015) Crowdfunding campaign and teaser

Betty Davis Movie CrowdfundingWhat do you mean who’s Betty Davis? Betty DAVIS! The ‘first lady of funk’. Friend to Jimi, Sly, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock. Wife (briefly) to Miles. Model. Producer/ singer/ songwriter on four classic funk-rock LPs in the 70s. Oh – yeah – and victim of sexism and censorship. Which are the main reasons why she suddenly disappeared at the tail end of the seventies and doesn’t have
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BIG BOOM BAP: Dope I Mean (2015)

Dope I Mean Big Boom BapHmm – a crew called Big Boom Bap; a release called Dope I Mean…no…no clue what that’s likely to be. Is not an observation that’s ever likely to be levelled at this – for where it’s coming from couldn’t be more self-evident if G Roc, Vers One and DJ Fresh painted the phrase ’90s-style phat shit’ in fluoro colours on their bare arses. And you’ll be pleased to hear that the release doesn’t
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