Monthly Archives: September 2019

DUSTY DONUTS 17: I Get Juiced (DOC FLEX & NMX Gangsta Mix)/ How We Do The Show (DOC FLEX & NMX Westside Mix)

DUSTY DONUTS 17: I Get Juiced (DOC FLEX & NMX Gangsta Mix)/ How We Do The Show (DOC FLEX & NMX Westside Mix)Got your fifth anniversary coming up? Why put out one 45 when you can put out two? Say hello to Dusty Donuts 17 which comes out at the start of next month in the company of Dusty Donuts 16. And we all know how Dusty Donuts do by now – reversing the process of stealing samples from old soul to create a new hip-hop track they start with a soul-sampling hip-hop track, dig out the original
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DUSTY DONUTS 16: Just A Touch Of Faith (NMX & MARC HYPE Daisy Mix) / Bonita In My Life (DOC FLEX & NMX Big Booty Mix)

DUSTY DONUTS 16: Just A Touch Of Faith (NMX & MARC HYPE Daisy Mix) / Bonita In My Life (DOC FLEX & NMX Big Booty Mix)Rating: ★★★★★ If it seems like a while since the last Dusty Donut, that’s because DD15 came out all the way back in November ’18. But have some faith – Just A Touch Of Faith, in fact – as the German crew return with not one but two new donuts to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their label at the start of October. The A-side of Dusty Donuts 16 finds NMX and Marc Hype creating
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SMOOVE: Recorded Delivery

SMOOVE: Recorded DeliveryEight years after his original Jalapeno Records remix comp. First Class dropped, Smoove finally follows up with the sequel, Recorded Delivery. Eight years! Why the wait? Well that’ll partly be the small matter of writing, producing and touring the three Smoove & Turrell LPs that have come out in that time, all those live DJ sets and many of the remixes which are collected on this – so many in
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KID ACNE: Have A Word – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography’ + ‘Crest Of A Wave’ video

KID ACNE: Have A Word - An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography' SheffieldPssst – a word in your shell-like – Sheffield artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee Kid Acne is having an exhibition called Have A Word in Sheffield. Ooh! Could that be an exhibition of KA’s lyrics and typography? I think it could. Turns out the exhibition simultaneously joins the dots between Acne’s musical and art-based creative output whilst functioning as an advert for his
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GREYHOUNDS: Left Turn

GREYHOUNDS: Left TurnThe Color Red label continues to fire out the releases with this new one, Left Turn from the Austin, Texas-based Greyhounds. Name rings a bell, right? Of course it does! This outfit were working with Tim ‘T Bird’ Crane from the now sadly de-funked T Bird & The Breaks last time news of them got to the monkey. Right now, they can be found getting their stuff produced by the
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Feel Good Inc./ Cars (Vinyl 7″)

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: Feel Good Inc./ Cars (Vinyl 7A long time ago, before Ivan Khatchoyan of Oz-funk merchants Cookin On 3 Burners started knocking out inspired funk covers of old classics with his other band the Traffic, he could be found – er – knocking out the occasional inspired funk cover of an old classic with Cookin On 3 Burners. And by a long time ago, I mean ten or twelve years ago when the fetish for 45s wasn’t quite what it is now – which means that not everything
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THE ALLERGIES: Every Trick In The Book (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Every Trick In The Book (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ I don’t know – those Allergies boys, they make you feel good and they know how to turn you on. Oh wait, no, that’s – well…never mind. What I meant was The Allergies make you feel good and they know every trick in the book – which, as we all know, has resulted in an impressive run of grooves that keep you hooked. Take their forthcoming 45 banger – er – Every
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BRANDY: Sitting Up In My Room feat. Billy Stewart (AMERIGO GAZAWAY edit)

AMERIGO GAZAWAY: Sitting Up In My Room feat. Billy StewartSerial mashup don Amerigo Gazaway has just started up his ‘Blendsday Wednesday’ operation again and what better way to do that than by splicing seat-themed cuts from two eras of RnB together – Brandy’s classic 90s number Sitting Up In My Room and Billy Stewart’s classic 60s number, Sitting In The Park. It’s an inspirational pairing that gives Stewart’s lowrider soul a lift
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BASEMENT FREAKS: ‘Tape Funk’ sample pack

BASEMENT FREAKS: 'Tape Funk' sample packMB regulars will know that over the years Basement Freaks has knocked out a multitude of sample packs for Black Octopus in all kinds of flavours but for Tape Funk, his twentieth (!), it’s something a little bit special. Made as a collab. with Concord Audio, it’s got a title that evokes an era of analogue warmth because the entire contents were run through a vintage tape machine
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DJ OONOPS: Oonops Drops Vol. 2

DJ OONOPS: Oonops Drops Vol. 2 Stand by for Oonops Drops Vol. 2, the second volume in a multi-genre compilation series from Brooklyn Radio’s DJ Oonops which comes out on Agogo Records at the end of the month. It seems our man spent more than a year putting the funk, soul, dub, jazz, beats and hip-hop encompassing double vinyl project together and you know with that level of time investment, there’s going to be a
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