Monthly Archives: June 2017

MOST WANTED: Calm Down 7″ (2017)

MOST WANTED:  Calm Down 7Rating: ★★★★★ Calm down? That’ll be essential advice for deejays and b-boys then when they clock that a 7″ re-press of Calm Down by obscure 90s outfit Most Wanted (a.k.a Fever Records’ signings, III Most Wanted) has just dropped. Why? Er – well, quite simply because it takes the Commodores’ epic Assembly Line break (complete with ‘huh’s) and stretches it out to full track length
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BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE: Year Of The Funky LP (2017)

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE:  Year Of The Funky LPDid you know it was the Year Of The Funky? Well, technically, it’s actually the Year of the Rooster but that wouldn’t convey in the quite the same way (or actually, not at all, if we’re being honest) the Guzheng-plus-funky-drums combo that is the new album from Guzheng virtuoso Bei Bei and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee. For that is precisely what we have here, seven years after the release
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DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin’ (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix) (2017)

DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin' (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix)Clearly alarmed by Jim Sharp’s canny attempt to become the ultimate dj fanny-magnet on Dusty Donuts 11 with super-smooth re-versions of late 70s/ early 80s boogie funk, label mates Naughty NMX and Runex launch a counter-attack with Dusty Donuts 12 and their own re-versions of two cuts from the same era. Which also happen to be devastatingly on-trend (given the imminent
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DJAR ONE: The Get Down feat. ANDY COOPER/ My World feat. RYT 7″ (2017)

DJAR ONE:  The Get Down feat. ANDY COOPER/  My World feat. RYT 7Rating: ★★★★★ Future B-boy anthem alert! Le Havre’s finest producer of funky breakbeat action, Djar One enlists the assistance of Long Beach legend Andy Cooper for a massive slice of seven inch business which will ensure they see everyone at The Get Down. Get down? Don’t mind if I do Mr C! Any chance you could drop one of your trademark fast raps over Djar One’s cut n paste
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DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: We’re Back/ Diamond Hammer 7″ (2017)

DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL:  We're Back7“We’re Here! We’re back!” Who’s back? Who else? Abdominal and Format! And with seven splendid inches of wax to boot. Phew! And you thought the slew of releases around their Still Hungry album wasn’t going to yield any 45 action at all. Nevertheless, here they are with the turbocharged double-header that is the thundering organic bass-led We’re Back 7″ and the equally energetic
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Dos Tonas (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Dos TonasThree years dressed in Stormtrooper outfits made from stuff they’ve found in Wilko, causing a noise like a sentient ’80s Atari yelling through a megaphone from the window of a sirens-wailing Jamaican police car seems to have taken its toll on Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love. Why? Because Dos Tonas is their second and final full-length effort. Say it
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