Monthly Archives: November 2017

BACKBEAT UNDERGROUND feat. AARON ABERNATHY: She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do) (2017)

True-school soul releases have been flooding out of both the Daptone and Big Crown labels Stateside this year and now Fort Knox Recordings are getting in on the action by welcoming Backbeat Underground to the fold. The latter’s new single is the Aaron Abernathy-featuring She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do) and is a smouldering slice of a horns-toting groove that will particularly
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THE BONGOLIAN: I’m A Bigger Badder Bro Than Any Game Of Thrones (2017)

THE BONGOLIAN:  I'm A Bigger Badder Bro Than Any Game Of Thrones (2017)Where to start with The Bongolian’s new single I’m A Bigger Badder Bro Than Any Game Of Thrones then? The Targaryen-level craziness of the title, that seems to invoke a drunken fratboy challenge to George RR Martin, maybe? The Delia Derbyshire-on-milk-of-the-poppy Moog antics that characterise most of the track? The fact that the whole thing waltzes along a psychedelic knife edge on one side of which lies
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DANNY T & TRADESMAN: Built For Sound (2017)

DANNY T & TRADESMAN:  Built For Sound Rating: ★★★★★ Leeds’ very own answer to Sly & Robbie (or probably a better analogy, Steely & Clevie) are Danny T & Tradesman and they have just unleashed their debut full-length release Built For Sound on reggae/ dancehall label de jour, Scotch Bonnet. And ‘built for sound’ it certainly is being a very solidly constructed affair featuring twelve tracks spanning the fertile crossover region
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ANDY COOPER: Here Comes Another One b/w The Perfect Definition (Vinyl 12″)(2017)

ANDY COOPER:  Here Comes Another One b/w The Perfect Definition (Vinyl 12Rating: ★★★★★ Oohh – look out – here comes another one from someone who is surely Long Beach’s tallest emcee and one of the world’s fastest. That’ll be Andy Cooper then, sometime Ugly Duckling, tireless mic manipulator and seeker of the dopest beats. For your aural delectation this time around, he’s convinced Spanish label Rocafort to release double funky action on the only
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SON OF SAM feat DENMARK VESSEY: System Animal (2017)

SON OF SAM feat DENMARK VESSEY: System Animal (2017)  Son Of Sam continue their unchallenged position as purveyors of the dopest hip-hop released this year with yet another single off recent debut long player, Cinder Hill. This time around it’s the single release treatment for the psychedelic jazz-flavoured broken beats of System Animal. This features Denmark Vessey’s antsy delivery of rhymes which are clearly the product of industrial
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ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS: Fine Style (STEPPIN’ TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samples

ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS:  Fine Style (STEPPIN' TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samplesIt’s been a while since we last heard from Bristol’s Steppin’ Tones but he’s come back inna fine style with an freely downloadable edit of – er – Fine Style by one-hit wonders Athletico Borough Upsetters that both extends the original and makes it even noisier. Blimey – it’s like big beat never went away. And that’s not all. Check below and you’ll find that our man has also been kind
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