Monthly Archives: August 2019

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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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Nuff Respect

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Nuff Respect I hope you’re ready for new Allergies material because, Nuff Respect, their next track featuring the increasingly official-looking ‘unofficial third member’ Andy Cooper, has just dropped. Hang on wasn’t Nuff Respect a Big Daddy Kane cut? Yep, it’s rap cover time as the boys re-work a biggie from back in the day and give props to a golden era legend. Like the original, this one loops crowd
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DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: Kingswood

DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: KingswoodIt’s new single time again from DJ Yoda as he releases Kingswood which, by the monkey’s reckoning is at least the third single from his recent long player Home Cooking. This, Yoda’s fourth studio album, provided evidence of a decidedly nineties-ish rare groove and jazz-meets-hip-hop sound palette which is well exemplified by Kingswood‘s lushly orchestrated, piano-laced slo
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ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7″)

ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7Espadrille plant their rope-soled feet firmly back onto the Hammond funk scene with new 45 Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off. The duo travel under the names ‘T. Montana’ (‘say hello to my little fren’!’) and the vaguely New Mastersounds-y ‘H. Shand’ and have apparently been making music for decades. As they’re studio bound though, they’ve had no need to elbow their way
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THE TRAFFIC: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger b/w Chasin’ Feels (Vinyl 7″)

THE TRAFFIC: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger b/w Chasin' Feels (Vinyl 7If you’ve been short of something to make your 45 sets harder, better, faster, stronger lately, The Traffic have got you covered with their latest – er – cover. Properly nailing that Daft Punk track in an organic funk stylee the band makes things drummier, funkier, slightly faster and all the better, doing for the French duo what they’ve previously done for the likes of Grandmaster Flash and Rick
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