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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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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 9 – JIM SHARP

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 9 – JIM SHARPCovid cases might be on the rise again in 2021 but the Bombstrikes label nonetheless unleashes a second salvo of Funk N Beats to make up for last year’s absence and for Vol. 9 it’s the turn of Dusty Donuts crew member Jim Sharp to curate a twenty-two track selection of funky drum break-powered party ordnance that’s arguably slightly more hip-hop oriented than either of the last two
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ALI B: Swing It feat. AFIKA NX (JIM SHARP Remix)/ Music Saves Me feat. BABY BAM (BEATVANDALS Remix)(Vinyl 7″))

ALI B: Swing It 45Bombstrikes’ hugely successful 45s series continues apace with the latest instalment arriving next week and featuring remixes of cuts by label stalwart Ali B. First up is the Jim Sharp rerub of our man’s Swing It collab. with South African-American emcee Afika NX. Gone are the original’s abrasive Miami bass stylings and, in their place, Sharp delivers a lady-friendly boom-bap club
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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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X-RAY TED: Get It Started

X-RAY TED:  Get It StartedNext from X-Ray Ted on Bombstrikes is single Get It Started which does indeed get things started and like a bastard too with a brace of amped and funky instrumental dancefloor breakbeat belters. The aforementioned cut proves you can never have too much of a good thing by opening with a roughly half minute build-up plundering from a host of classic build-up tropes – you know – vocal
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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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X-RAY TED: Mirror Ballin’ b/w Party Time (Vinyl 7″)

Not stallin’ but shot’ callin’ with new 45 Mirror Ballin’, X-Ray Ted ensures the last days of disco-flavoured title cut from his 2019 EP finally gets a wax release. Which is highly appropriate – as you can probably tell from the track name and that of the flip. While the beats on offer here might be more traditionally found on a 12″, label Bombstrikes still manages to ensure nearly five
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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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THE ALLERGIES: Why You Buggin’ (feat. ANDY COOPER)/ Downtime (ALLERGIES remix )

THE ALLERGIES: Why You Buggin' (feat. ANDY COOPER)/ Downtime (ALLERGIES remix )How’s this for a payload? Bombstrikes returning to wax with Andy Cooper feat. The Allergies and their Run DMC cover Why You Buggin’ on the A-side and an Allergies remix of Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon’s Downtime on the flip. I know! Apart from that Boca 45/ Mohawestra special a couple of years ago, I don’t think Bombstrikes have messed with vinyl for the best part of a decade. Why You
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