Monthly Archives: May 2019

SNOOP DOGG: Drop It Like It’s Hot (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Pastel Pimp remix)

SNOOP DOGG: Drop It Like It's Hot (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Pastel Pimp remix)Pastel Pimp remix? I like the sound of that. And what more appropriate title could there be for a remix of Snoop’s planet-sized hit which replaces the original beat with a seventies-sampling frankenstein’s monster of a groove that nabs bits of soundtrack from The Mack, Carwash, Magnum Force and Rollerball? I like the sound of that too. Swirling wah-wah, rolling funk drums, piano
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SNOOP DOGG: Snoop’s Upside Ya Head (BRUNO BORLONE Remix)

SNOOP DOGG: Snoop's Upside Ya Head (BRUNO BORLONE Remix)Chilean producer Bruno Borlone’s been away for a while but as you’ll hear, he still seems to be doggystylin’ on Edit Row with shit locked down and sewed up on the first of two Snoop Dogg remixes today. This particular one finds one Calvin Broadus Jr. well and truly upside your head on Borlone’s version of – er – Snoop’s Upside Ya Head. Out goes the minimal G-funk fuzz of the original and in
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BOOKER GEE: Greedy G (Vinyl 7″)

Nice little Studio One cover here as Booker Gee puts his spin on funky reggae nugget Greedy Gee. But wait a minute, you’ve heard that tune before and it wasn’t from Studio One either was it? No it certainly wasn’t – step forward Mr James Brown – good foot first if you don’t mind – for yes, back in the day Greedy Gee, was a tip of the hat from Studio One house band, Brentford Allstars, to the new new minister of super heavy funk’s Get On
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ORIGIN ONE feat. GARDNA & NANCI CORREIA: Nice & Easy

ORIGIN ONE feat. GARDNA & NANCI CORREIA: Nice & EasyIdentified by the monkey as surefire single material when Origin One’s Deeply Rooted LP came out earlier this year, the band have indeed now put out Nice & Easy featuring Gardna and Nanci Correia. Basically it’s a bubbling uptempo hip-hop skank featuring the vocal tag team of Gardna and Nanci Correia. Gardna drops verses about how to optimise good vibes when clubbing
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CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Bad News

CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Bad News Following an initial foray into the hip-hop market with Bronx Slang, Fabyl Recordings heads boom-bap-wards once more as Finland’s Cut Beetlez and NYC’s The Good People come together to create a ‘Fabyl Four’ for new single Bad News. And so it falls to J-Man and HP Lovescratch to set up a positively cavernous double-bass-powered beat, with Emskee and Saint providing the rhymes –
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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Let’s Go Back

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Let's Go BackIf the New Mastersounds go back anywhere on new single Let’s Go Back, it’s to the shores of a bayou in the early seventies, probably mid-afternoon and definitely in the sub-tropical heat of August. For a moment, an idling blues guitar suggests we’re dozing outside Tony Joe White’s favourite shack alongside an equally sleepy-looking ‘gator and then suddenly, with a sinuous
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THE AGGROLITES: Reggae Now!

THE AGGROLITES:  Reggae Now!Rating: ★★★★★ As the lyrics on recent single Pound For Pound have it, “It’s gonna be strong when you wait that long for the Aggro sound!”. And indeed there has been something of a wait since the last Aggrolites long player, Rugged Road – eight years to be precise, the consequence pretty much of creative burnout from a road which ultimately turned out to be a little bit too rugged. The good
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DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Daytoner enter the 45 fray again this week with latest vinyl 7″ My Sweet Baby b/w Shout Love. The pounding A-side takes its cues from northern soul and makes heavy use of Jackie Wilson’s The Who Who Song though it is way more of an animal than anything that ever graced the sound system at The Twisted Wheel or Wigan Casino. Flip things over and suddenly we’re all
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THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free download

THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free downloadAnyone familiar with The Temptations’ funky psych-soul single Ball Of Confusion from 1970 will know two things about it. Firstly, that it provides a lyrical commentary on a society in turmoil and secondly, it is such an epic track it would take balls of steel to remix. What manner of remixer would dare? Well, it seems that someone who doesn’t baulk at such a challenge is a certain George
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KIBOSH: Pocky Way – Free download

KIBOSH: Pocky Way - Free downloadIt’s been a bit of a week for party breakbeat releases and here’s yet another – Kibosh’s Pocky Way Scour Freemix remix thingy of The Meters’ Hey Pocky A-Way. The original came out on the Rejuvenation LP bang in the middle of the New Orleans legends’ glorious original eight album run between 1969 and 1977 and was a loose mid-tempo groove dripping with sub-tropical bayou
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