Monthly Archives: July 2018

STEPPIN’ TONES: 10 Free Bootlegs + Chambers Of Funk Part 2 mix

STEPPIN' TONES:  10 Free Bootlegs + Chambers Of Funk Part 2 mix10 Free Bootlegs!? Christ! People normally send in one at a time! What is in the water on Steppin’ Tones’ side of town? Surely, so many at once must mean a sacrifice in standards though? Wrong! Our man has casually knocked out half a score of quality mash-up, booty, edit thingies featuring Beasties, Crooklyn Clan, Huey, Pete Rock, Busta
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PECOE: Funky Shizzle EP

PECOE:  Funky Shizzle EPLookout – here’s the latest instalment from Breakbeat Paradise who ensure summer breaks parties are well supplied with – well – funky shizzle to quote the Snoop Dogg-referencing title of Pecoe’s Funky Shizzle EP. Enter a four-tracker which plays fast and loose with Sugarhill Gang and Stevie Wonder and restricts the wobble to closer
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DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 1) (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 1) (Vinyl 7Dr Rubberfunk reprises the wheeze of naming a release after a format and his age (first used on 2006 LP My Life At 33) with vinyl 7″ My Life At 45 (Part 1). Cue the psychedelic breaks of How Beautiful – once an exclusive on January’s Jalapeno Funk Vol. 9 now mixed for the 45 format on the A-side and available on the flip
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Maculele 01

HAMMOND CLASSICS:  Maculele 01Is it afro-beat? Is it cumbia? It’s both! Say hello to Maculele 01 – the new release on Maculele Records from Hammond Classics (last heard of with his Vale A Pena EP) on which the music from opposing tropical Atlantic coasts get spliced. Of course, cumbia has some of its roots in Africa so it’s more a return to a source really. Dolor is the
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 68 (MORLACK) + ‘Just A Lil Action’ Free download

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 68 (MORLACK)Katakana Edits – blink and you miss ’em! Honestly, the last time the monkey covered a drop from this edits label was Vol. 63 in May this year which featured Morlack. A mere two months later and they’re already on Vol. 68 which – er – features the ever productive Morlack again. Obviously, it being himself, you might be expecting something in the way of DC go-go
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JOHNNYPLUSE: ‘Give Me A Break’ movie short

JOHNNYPLUSE: Give Me A Break film shortBulabeats head honcho and man with finger in multiple musical pies, Johnnypluse, settles into the director’s chair once more for new film short, Give Me A Break, the follow-up to 2016’s Breaking The Beat. While the latter was a retrospective – nay, a celebration – of ten years of the Bulabeats label, Give Me A Break provides a thirteen-minute homage to the concept of the funk drum
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Announce new album ‘The Serpent’s Mouth’

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  Announce new album 'The Serpent's Mouth'If this news doesn’t get you tropically hot under the collar, I don’t know what will: a brand new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band LP entitled The Serpent’s Mouth drops in early September. Like their debut, it’ll be another payload of fifty-five gallon steel drum funk and reggae, both covers and originals, with all the signs of being even better than its predecessor. You may already have
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SON OF SAM feat. DUMBTRON: Moose Python video

SON OF SAM feat. DUMBTRON: Moose Python videoCometh the holidays, cometh the video to Moose Python, another heavy-hitting cut from Son Of Sam, the live playing UK hip-hop outfit that includes the mighty Tom Caruana. As anyone with a pulse should know, the band’s excellent LP debut Cinder Hill, featured a wealth of guest mic manipulators drawn from the cream of today’s underground scene along with a number of
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SARR BAND: Look At Me Baby (Love Saves The Day edit) Free download

SARR BAND:  Look At Me Baby (Love Saves The Day edit) Free downloadLove saves the day doesn’t it? And now Toulouse collective of diggers and party people Love Saves The Day spread the good vibes with an extended edit of Sarr Band disco biscuit Look At Me Baby from the band’s 1979 album Double Action. As it turns out, Look At Me Baby was one of the few tracks off Double Action that didn’t get released as a single back in the day though that’s probably
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OMEGAMAN: Babylon Don’t Interfere

OMEGAMAN:  Babylon Don't InterfereAlways worth checking out, Fort Knox Recordings Oz’ signing, Omegaman, has a new EP out – Babylon Don’t Interfere. Do I sense a reggae vibe? I certainly do. Cue the chugging feelgood rootsy anthem of the title track which features Desi Hymon on vocals delivering a righteous message. Also present is tropical heat of Happy Ending Whisper Song
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