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TOSSES & VARVEZ: Get This Bounce EP (BigMP23) (2013)

BigM might have been relatively quiet in the last couple of months but their two latest releases make up for that by bringing a considerable amount of noise. The first of these comes from Italian production team Tosses & Varvez in the shape of the Get This Bounce EP which features a number of collaborators and journeys from nineties-soul tinged breaks to grinding ghetto funk. Chief among said
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BIG M presents: Hanzee – Beats EP (2012)

Hungarian producer Hanzee travels to where ghetto funk meets glitch hop on his Beats EP. There’s a bit of a suggestion that this musical topography was inspired by the real geographical location of India what with a bhangra-heavy slice of glitch-hop entitled India Trip and pounding Nynfus Corporation-featuring opener Bhangi being named for a traditional caste of toilet cleaners (at least
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BIGM PRESENTS: Vol. 22 Various Bangin’ Artists (BigMP22) (2012)

I don’t know the collective noun for a group of breakbeat producers like the one the BigM label has assembled here and neither apparently do BigM who’ve settled for the description ‘bangin’ artists.’ For the twenty second time. Yes – Volume 22 – and bang they do. Tom Drummond & Slynk get jiggy with Will Smith yielding percussive elevation as Big Willy shakes the room, Tosses & Varvez slam Onyx harder than Onyx previously slammed
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STEREO BEATZ: Stereo Beatz EP (2012)

Admittedly this is a bit late but there’s cause to celebrate in the Stereo Beatz camp since it ain’t final til it’s vinyl and he must feel like he’s arrived at last with this 12″ after two digital releases on BigM. Put it this way – he certainly makes his presence felt here with four slices of heavyweight funky breaks crunch. Between them Rock Da Funk, Kick It, Get Your Trumpets, and Funky Gripster
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THE GEMINI BROS: Trump Skyscrapers (2012)

BigM’s latest drop sees The Gemini Bros deliver four-tracker Trump Skyscrapers. When I was a kid ‘trump’ was the word one of my mates dad’s used as a euphemism for a fart (bear with me – this is going somewhere) so you can imagine my amusement when I discovered there was an obscenely rich bloke called Donald Trump. Somehow it was appropriate. Anyway
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DJ AXE vs. STEREO BEATZ: Funk N’ Breaks (BigMD038) (2012)

BigM regular Stereo Beatz has brought along his mate DJ Axe this time for Funk N’ Breaks or more accurately ‘ghetto funk n breaks’. Not that I’m complaining you understand – as the synths on this rock a funky ice cream van vibe that I haven’t heard since Jake Slazenger brought out Supaphunk about fifteen years ago. Slazenger’s was more of an armchair anthem though whereas the big breaks
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BIG M presents: THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE vs. DJP (2012)

Funky breaks dream team The Breakbeat Junkie and DJP hook-up again and cook up some new heat for the Big M label – three joint efforts and DJP’s solo banger Say Word. I’m always a sucker for party hip-hop so it’s the latter that takes my fancy the most with its inspired employment of Treacherous Three and solo Spoonie G vocals. You can’t get much more old school than that and the
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BIG M Presents: More Banging Artists (2011) 12”

Big M’s latest wax project hops between sub-genres like a right beat slut. It delivers an wobbly uptempo Bollywood ghetto funk from Nynfus Corp, a straight up funky breaks version of funky soul staple Hold On I’m Comin’ from Nev Scott & Waynessential, mid-tempo Nu-Yorican breaks from The Breakbeat Junkie and finishes up with Uppercut Continue’s dubstep exploration of ‘that night’ when Charlie Sheen’s crack became famous. Sorry, did I say
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B-SIDE: All The Girls EP (2011)

B-Side continues the BigM label’s shameless but worthy goal to get as many females on the dancefloor as possible with this digital release of a brace of hands-in-the-air-affairs. The first, All The Girls, seems to be something of a bass-wobbling, snare-crashing salute to the ladies while the digi-wah-toting second, Move That Ass, is based around a sentiment that is grammatically an order
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