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MORLACK: Cheeky Edits EP Vol. 3

MORLACK: Cheeky Edits EP Vol. 3Somewhat more than a year after Vol. 2, Morlack returns with Cheeky Edits Vol. 3. Bet you can’t guess what that features. Of course you can! And I bet you can make a fairly good prediction of which decade he plunders for his source material too. Yes it does start with ‘eight’ and end with ‘ies’! There’s no mistaking that synth sound on Rhumba – a fully hopped-up bass version of Johnny Dynell and
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FORT KNOX FIVE: McGuire’s Audio Shop

FORT KNOX FIVE: McGuire's Audio ShopInspired by a vintage sign they once picked up while out and about in a seedy back alley of Dupont Circle in Washington DC in the 90s (and which has graced their studio wall ever since), Fort Knox Five’s next single is McGuire’s Audio Shop. Less a full-on dancefloor bomb than an evocative mid-tempo head-nod, this funky instrumental strut is characterised by almost Mexican horn melodies
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Funky Buttons (Audio premiere)

BASEMENT FREAKS: Funky Buttons (Audio premiere)Those familiar with the party breakbeat ouevre of Basement Freaks’ may be a tad surprised to find Giorgios Fotiadis dropping a chilled set of mainly 80s-influenced funk on new mini-album, Funky Buttons, but they won’t be disappointed. The nine tracks on this release were created over the summer and are so thoroughly imbued with the heat of the season they more or less create their
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Take R Time EP

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Take R Time EPProsper & Stabfinger return with their new Bombstrikes EP Take R Time which has admittedly taken well over a year to materialise since their last one, Fire In Me – not that you’ll be that bothered as they bring the triple threat. First up is the Too Many Ts-featuring title track which establishes the fine line the EP walks between old and new school sounds as funky hip-hop is
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DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 3) (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 Part 3Dr Rubberfunk continues his run of My Life At 45 – er – 45s – with My Life At 45 Part 3 then. Surely he must be forty-six by now though because Part 1 came out in July 2018 didn’t it? What’s that? Oh rrrright – I’ve got you – well – I didn’t think he’d mind since he’s made his age part of the title! Erm anyway – so Dr Rubberfunk is still a very youthful 45 and this one’s lead cut is the wistful (not to
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MR BRISTOW feat. PHIL RAMOCON: Dangerous

MR BRISTOW feat. PHIL RAMOCON: Dangerous If you’ve ever wondered what the consequences of becoming Drunk On Funk are, wonder no longer – it makes you Dangerous. That’ll be the name of the new one from dancefloor slayers Mr Bristow and singer Phil Ramocon then. The follow-up to their 2015 EP, the track is a windmilling funk original which fuses synth, bass and vocal nods to 80s with punchy party breakbeats and a tale of a
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DJAR ONE: Oye Como Va b/w Dance Dance (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE: Oye Como Va b/w Dance DanceRating: ★★★★★ Oye como va, readers? Really – good – glad to hear it! And things’ll be going even better when you catch the news that Djar One is putting out a double set of Latin edits on 45. Side A is, of course, a funked-up version of Tito Puente’s evergreen Oye Como Va with additional drum breaks giving it some extra dancefloor weight and the chance to add a top-rock to your
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INNEREYEFULL: Shake That Thing

INNEREYEFULL: Shake That ThingThe thing with spending a significant proportion of three years shaking your thing live at such festivals as Beautiful Days, Port Eliot, the Great Estate and the Newquay Boardmasters is that it doesn’t leave so much time to shake your thing in the studio. Which probably explains why Shake That Thing is the first new single out of the Innereyefull camp in the best part of a year. Still
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DOUBLE BUBBLE: Ridiculous EP

DOUBLE BUBBLE: Ridiculous EP Neither a new brand of inflatable chewing gum nor indeed a line from the ‘Scottish play,’ Double Bubble hail from Nottingham and come bearing party breaks. Title track Ridiculous finds Kurnel MC riding a bleepy, rolling drum beat as he references interplanetary travel in such a manner that may lead some to suspect the employment of a metaphor. One about being on a natural high
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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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