Monthly Archives: August 2019

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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DAYTONER: Shedits 4 – The Latin Quarter

DAYTONER: Shedits 4 - The Latin QuarterRating: ★★★★★ The last couple of years have been busy for Daytoner what with all the live appearances with the band and the album and the 45s – so much so that we haven’t seen a new one of his always quality Shedits EPs for two years. Of course, we have been blessed with select tracks off volumes 1-3 appearing on vinyl seven inch but now it’s time for four new cuts and one previously
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Stories From The Highway He’s free-thinking, he’s got a funky essence and the Stories From The Highway LP is what Freethinker Funk Essence did next after March’s Ocean Drive 45. It is the Mannheim-based producer’s second full-length effort and provides nine tracks that extend and expand on the musical palette of first album – 2017’s The Traveler – which is to say the all-instrumental effort draws
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ And it’s here – DNA Edits Vol. 2 – the second 45 release on DJ DSK’s hot new edits label with our man following Vol. 1‘s reflips of Kool & The Gang and ODB with two equally dope but utterly different cuts. The A-side accentuates the funk in the Steve Miller Band’s 1973 album title cut Fly Like An Eagle by judicious application of a fat drum break along with various tweaks, FX and
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K-DELIGHT: Beats, Demos and Cuts (Ltd. free download)

K-DELIGHT:  Beats, Demos and Cuts (Ltd. free download) It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from K-Delight but with a new studio album imminent, what better way for him to generate buzz than to make another album with the self-explanatory title Beats, Demos & Cuts available as a free download for six whole days? K Dilla describes it as a selection of his favourite tracks on various labels along with some unheard demos which feature
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