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X-RAY TED: Doin My Thing/ Tribute To The Original Artform (Vinyl 7″)

X-RAY TED:  Doin My Thing/ Tribute To The Original Artform (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ X-Ray Ted’s doing his real thing and delivering another banger on Bombstrikes with latest single – er – Doin My Thing. If you’ve been looking for some new peak-time heat to drop, this might very well be it. A 124 bpm slab of good old-fashioned funked-up party breaks, it’s reminiscent of A Skillz’ old Insane Bangers series which is to say a total sureshot. Meanwhile the
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SHAKA LOVES YOU: Boogie (feat. FULLEE LOVE)/ Get Down (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Here, and not for the first time (in actual fact the third, but the reason will become clear in a moment) the monkey is giving some shine to Shaka Loves You and Fullee Love’s funk bombtrack, Boogie. Arguably the finest hour of both the production team and Love (a.k.a. MC Soup a.k.a J5’s Zaakir – here singing not rapping), the track is guaranteed to make clubs explode into
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 – X-RAY TED

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 – X-RAY TEDGiven the way Covid laid waste to release schedules in 2020, it was perhaps no surprise that last year passed without a new entry in Bombstrikes’ long-running compilation series Funk N’ Beats. But fear not, for rising from the ashes of pandemic mayhem comes Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 helmed by a new guest bombardier-in-chief, X-Ray Ted. Fresh from the success of his disco-breakin’
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MR DORIS & D-FUNK (feat. N’FA JONES & CANTALOOP): All Down

MR DORIS & D-FUNK (feat. N'FA JONES & CANTALOUP):  All DownIn the sort of close international collaboration that populist politicians could learn a thing or two from, Mr Doris, D-Funk, N’Fa Jones and Cantaloop come together from the four corners of the globe (well, the UK, Ibiza, Oz and NZ at any rate) for All Down. The result is a highly agreeable hip-hop bump possessed of a mellowness also signally missing from international relations these days
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: I Know EP

Clearly on a roll, French duo Prosper & Stabfinger are already following-up April’s Down In The Basement EP with a new three-tracker that stylistically intersects with disco in a different way on each cut. Title track, I Know, features a pair of vocalists (Ashley Slater and Georges Perin) who know their way around a sleazy P-funky inspired  groove while closer Funk Sauce (which features
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The Basement

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The BasementNot a Sugar Pie DeSanto/ Etta James bootleg as the name might suggest, Down In The Basement is rather three tracks of super-funky, disco-influenced breaks and hip-hop courtesy of Paris-based Prosper & Stabfinger. We open with the pumping uptempo groove of the title track, a 121 bpm four-to-the-floor affair complete with Yello style bah-bah-bahs, pitch-bending synths
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N' Beats Vol. 7 – MARC HYPEAt the eleventh hour, (or more accurately, in the twelfth month) Bombstrikes make sure there’s still time to start the commotion before 2019 is out with the release of Funk N Beats Vol. 7.  You could be forgiven if you had become anxious that the year might pass with no new instalment at all, especially given that last year saw no fewer than three volumes of the now six year old Funk N
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Fire In Me EP

PROSPER & STABFINGER:  Fire In Me EPCurrently turning out about one EP/ single thingy a year on Bombstrikes, Prosper & Stabfinger’s effort for 2018 – the Fire In Me EP – is out tomorrow. But where their Mista Funkmaster EP chopped up the samples and their Dopeness EP balanced the samples with original vox, the pair go all original for this one. Forgoing his more usual falsetto, funky man Georges Perin adds a touch of
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BOCA 45: Bombs From The Vaults (2017)

BOCA 45:  Bombs From The VaultsSoon to be unleashed on Bomb Strikes is the aptly titled Bombs From The Vaults on which the man known as Boca 45 drops no fewer than twenty-nine tracks requisitioned from his two decade career both as a solo artist and in multiple musical alliances including Purple Penguin, Dynamo Productions, The Beekeepers and Bocawoody. By way of a sampler, the label unleash four previously
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Dopeness EP (2017)

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Dopeness EPMore Bomb Strikes action on the Dopeness EP from Prosper & Stabfinger – the dream team responsible for October’s similarly old school three-tracker, the Mista Funkmaster EP. On this latest drop, the title cut rocks a disco bass-line as NZ emcee Imagine This takes the mic while Pay For Bass makes use of a Lyrics Born rapapella over initially jazzy-influenced breaks that become
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