Monthly Archives: October 2017

JOHNNYPLUSE: Super Dynamite (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE:  Super Dynamite (2017)Reports of Mr Johnnypluse‘s retirement from funky breaks to seek house-ier musical pastures have been greatly exaggerated, it seems, as he makes his return to debut releases for the first time in three years with Super Dynamite. Can you expect uptempo dancehall drums spiced-up with hip-hop cuts and an positively explosive 303 bassline that recalls the work of Josh Wink, early
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ESKR-ONE & BLAQ MASQ feat. LONE NINJA, KID FADE & DJ TMB: Night Of The Unholy (2017)

ESKR-ONE & BLAQ MASQ feat. LONE NINJA, KID FADE & DJ TMB:  Night Of The Unholy“Whether invoked…or not invoked…evil…will come…” – so beginneth Night Of The Unholy from Eskr-One and Blaq Masq featuring Kid Fade, DJ TMB and that mic warrior of the shadows – Lone Ninja. This will be a horrorcore hip-hop track will it then? Got it in one! Well – it is Halloween, after all – and just like the classic Hammer/ Shaw Bros. crossover flick The Legend Of The 7 Golden
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CRASH PARTY: Nitty Gritty (2017)

CRASH PARTY:  Nitty Gritty (2017)Next to release from the Scour stable are Crash Party who get down to the important business – I mean the brass tacks – nay – the very Nitty Gritty of finding out what happens when vintage 90s-style dancehall collides with twenty-first century breaks. Why – I bet that sounds like a veritable musical (wrecking) ball! Pretty much, yeah and one with an anything goes remix policy. But then
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MORLACK: Ghetto Disco Vol. 2 (2017)

MORLACK:  Ghetto Disco Vol. 2 It seems like barely a minute since Morongroover and Mr Bristow popped the cherry of a new Breakbeat Paradise series – Ghetto Disco – and now here’s Morlack with Ghetto Disco Vol. 2. Being Morlack of course, he’s not only gone one track deeper than Vol. 1 (taking this to five tracks) but his ‘ghetto’ take on disco benefits from his magpie-like approach to sampling. Take in your
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 51 (THE WORLDSTYLERS & DJ CLAIRVO)(2017)

KATAKANA EDITS:  Vol. 51 (THE WORLDSTYLERS & DJ CLAIRVO)(2017)Time for a Hungarian double-header as The Worldstylers lay it down Latin style in collaboration with DJ Clairvo for the four-track Vol. 51 of the long-running Katakana Edits series. First up is the appropriately-titled Hello Everybody which provides suitably sinuous samba antics to engage the wallflowers and then, having got people on the floor, it’s all about the uptempo Latin disco
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MJ: Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free download

MJ:  Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free downloadHello – pictures of fruity young ladies with tattoos? You can tell this is a Rocknrolla Soundsystem edit before you hear or read anything about it – even if the hottie in question is all dolled-up like Baron Samedi. Turns out RRS have done a rework of MJ’s cheesy Halloween classic, Thriller and not the first one this month either – since this edit follows Hot Border Special’s cover. ‘Blimey – what’s that
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LEE FIELDS: Time (2017) + European Tour 2017

LEE FIELDS:  Time (2017)Time Lee Fields had a new single out isn’t it – what with his touring Europe in November? Oh look, he does and it’s called Time. And it behoves us to listen to the ruminations of the man formerly known as ‘Little JB’ since, with the sad departure of both Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, he is now the undisputed ‘Soul Survivor Number 1’. So what does Mr F have
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KIND & KINKY ZOO: Released! (2017)

KIND & KINKY ZOO:  Released!Rating: ★★★★★ Who would have thought in the same month that the band with the best name in contemporary funk release an album, the band with the weirdest name in contemporary funk would release an album too? Or that they would both be good. The latter are none other than Switzerland’s Kind & Kinky Zoo and sticking with the weird naming thing, they’ve decided to release
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NICO GOMEZ: Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free download

NICO GOMEZ:  Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Bloody hellfire! ‘The artist formerly known as Chicky Boom’ turns out an absolute monster edit of 1972 Nico Gomez Brazilian afro-psych-funk classic Baila Chibiquiban by judicious use of (among other tweaks) a drum break excised from even more famous Gomez cut Lupita. This makes it the second monster Gomez edit this year what with Voodoocuts having already re-
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THE HEMPOLICS: Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1 (2017)

THE HEMPOLICS:  Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1 (2017)After a number of respectable singles of their own (the dreamy Boss Clock Me Style, the rootsy High & Gritty and the dubby Me Love To Sing) not to mention the best remix of Ghost Writerz’ recent They Wanna Know single, The Hempolics finally drop their debut full-length effort with Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Vol. 1. It’s a title which makes reference to the songwriting process and the varying
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