Monthly Archives: August 2019

LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7″)

LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7Now then, how about some wah-wah fuelled Latin funk 45 action? Perhaps Los Sobrinos Del Juez’s Harina De Maiz from their self-titled 1974 album? Yes, that should do nicely. Of course on its original 45 release, this track was the B-side to salsa cut Mortifica. Now it’s an A-side what to make the B-side? Go with Mortifica but demote it? Or cop a different cut off the same album? It’s the second!
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WAXNERDS: Half Man Half Amazing/ As Long As I Got Wu (Vinyl 7″)

WAXNERDS: Half Man Half Amazing/ As Long As I Got Wu (Vinyl 7Never short of ideas (hardly surprising given there’re twenty-six of them!), the latest set of 45 edits from the Waxnerds collective consists of Shoesy’s Half Man Half Amazing backed with Sam Tweaks’ As Long As I’ve Got Wu. It ain’t hard to tell (thank you, I’m here all week!) who Shoesy has picked as a vocal source, nor are there any prizes for identifying a certain other massive collective from Staten Island as the vocal source
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MORLACK: Bluff

MORLACK: Bluff No frontin’ from Morlack as he delivers a new party breaks LP, the thirteen-track Bluff. The producer is one of the few scene players who actually troubles to knock out whole albums and not only is this his ninth full-length effort (thus surely giving anyone else’s record in the genre a thorough trouncing) he continues to maintain an envious level of consistency. Those familiar with
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7So successful was Cannon & Mirrorball’s last set of cut n paste disco antics for the Disco Bits label that they’ve been invited back again to do another 45 – Black Rhythm Rap b/w Makin Time. The latter cuts up Loleatta Holloway’s 1980s hit Love Sensation for a funky nu-disco excursion and in doing so reclaims the track as a sample source from the clammy hands of 90s Italo-house casualties Black Box. For the monkey though, it’s
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ALEXANDER NORMAN feat. DYNAMITE MC: Flamingo

ALEXANDER NORMAN feat. DYNAMITE MC: FlamingoDecked out in shocking pink and spending the entire time cooling off in water and eating, no bird says summer quite like a flamingo.  Which is probably why Alexander Norman named his new anthem for crazy nights and lazy days after it.  Featuring UK mic veteran Dynamite MC (doing a more breezy turn than usual on the mic – perhaps because he’s donned his Adidas shelltoes and is on
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IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: Kings Left Behind

IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: Kings Left BehindFollowing a brace of single releases earlier in the summer, instrumental soul outfit Ikebe Shakedown finally drop their fourth studio long-player, Kings Left Behind.   If anyone’s lagging though, it’s not the Ikebe crew, for despite the fact that the band’s musical territory is packed to the gills with the talent of similarly NYC-based fellow travellers Budos Band and Menahan Street Band, this is a
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BADBOE & TOM SHOWTIME: Toxic Funk Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

BADBOE & TOM SHOWTIME: Toxic Funk Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7Having popped their 45 cherry back in the spring with Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4, the Breakbeat Paradise crew are obviously keen to enlarge their slice of the lucrative vinyl 7″ market. And so it is that Badboe & Tom Showtime team-up to deliver the second 45 on Breakbeat Paradise this year with Toxic Funk Vol. 1. The title notwithstanding, this vinyl 7″ actually provides phat hip-hop booties for the dancefloor. The first of
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DJ MONEYSHOT: Party Favours – Free download

DJ MONEYSHOT: Party Favours - Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ DJ Moneyshot takes time off from all that Allergies business to drop a double freebie of fully paid-up old school hip-hop business with Party Favours. That’ll be two tracks then, not on 45 (though you’ll wish they were) with more block party bounce than Kool Herc and Flash on pogos in an inflatable castle. Man, that is a lot of bounce! Both the thumping Back Pumps and the looser Hit The Dancefloor dementedly stitch together the
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim Vol. 3

BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim Vol. 3A bit later than last year’s Vol. 2, Vol. 3 of Breakbeat Paradise’s bashment breaks crossover comp. Breakin’ The Riddim has arrived with ten tracks to tun up the dancefloor. Twice as long as the initial volume and very slightly lighter than last year’s Vol. 2 the comp. sees a host of the usual suspects return: Cockney Nutjob, Fredy High and Basschimp (who’ve featured on both previous
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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Taking Me Down

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Taking Me DownThe steady flow of singles off The New Mastersounds upcoming LP collab. with Lamar Williams Jr, Shake It, continues apace with the arrival of new one Taking Me Down. It’s a track on which the band switch up the influences and transform from The New Metersounds into the New Mulatusounds and wear their Ethio-psychfunk influences proud. Listen and shimmy for the first
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