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DJ ANDY TAYLOR (1977-2020 R.I.P.): Isolation Pop LP

DJ ANDY TAYLOR (R.I.P. 1977 - 2020): Isolation Pop LPIf you’re a long time MB reader, you’ll have seen many posts about dope music Andy Taylor has edited, remixed or created in the last decade or more so it was incredibly sad to hear that he passed away this week. Though the monkey never met Andy in person, we had many chats via email and social media beginning all the way back in the days of Myspace in the mid-2000s. Not only was
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DUSTY DONUTS 18: Espírito Do Rio (JIM DUNLOOP Brazil Wave Mix)/ Different Sweetnuts (JIM DUNLOOP & GRZLY ADAMS Walk In The Shade edit)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 18Rating: ★★★★★ Good times – Dusty Donuts 18 is on the way! As is their wont, the DD crew have been busy tracking down classic hip-hop sampled sources and then re-imagining the original tracks with the way they were sampled in mind and – hey presto – you have neither a re-build of the rap tracks nor an edit of the originals but something in between. Jim Dunloop’s Espíritu Do Rio (Brazil Wave Mix) gets it on boom-bap style with the
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INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bassbins (album)

Inneryefull’s latest long player, Night Of The Living Bassbins, has finally emerged then and is anything but a rotting corpse. Twelve tracks deep it supplies, (as previous singles Shake That Thing, the title track and Music Is Alive suggested) a heady mix of breakbeats and reggae, the former of which range from club-ready bangers to the positively ambient while the
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HAYNESY feat. DJ JABBATHAKUT: The Reworks EP

HAYNESY feat. DJ JABBATHAKUT:  The Reworks EPRating: ★★★★★ Let’s admit it, some old school hip-hop cuts do benefit from a remix so you can see why Haynesy might take on Jungle Brothers’ I’ll House You, and the sparse 808-powered Big Mouth from Whodini. On the other hand it’s hard to see how some could be equalled, let alone bettered, so spare a thought for the size of our man’s cojones in taking on Eric B & Rakim’s Let
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TRACKS HAVEN: Dangervibez

TRACKS HAVEN: DangervibezLockdown too tame for you? Unphazed at the prospect of being sucked into a terrifying black hole located somewhere in the Cummings nebula along with morality and the truth? Don’t sweat it! Tracks Haven provide sonic shelter from boredom with new single Dangervibez. Unlike a Scummings press conference, the boys begin with no delay whatsoever blasting straight into clattery drum
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MORLACK: Good Times EP

MORLACK:  Good Times EPAnyone looking for a good time could do worse than seek out the latest EP on BBP from Morlack entitled – er – Good Times. Opener and title track Good Times, finds Charli Baltimore getting the buzzsaw bass treatment – something which is also applied on nu-disco rap nugget Sexy Shine and then there’s Freak Biatch 2020 which revisits an old Morlack rerub of Marie Franklin. Pick of the
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GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7Breakbeat Paradise is currently running two 45 series and Toxic Funk Vol. 2 is the next instalment of one of them, on which this time (unlike Volume 1) both tracks are the work of just one man – Gramophone Soul. Sitting On The Bay Banger is essentially a re-build of the Beastie Boys’ Peggy Lee-sampling 2004 bomb, Ch-Check It Out with extra beats and little bit more Peggy
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FORT KNOX FIVE: DC’s Finest Volume 1

FORT KNOX FIVE: DC's Finest Vol. 1Fort Knox Five haven’t been sat on their hands during lockdown and in their munificence are shortly to be re-releasing Volume 1 of DC’s Finest, a collection of their mash-ups, remixes and edits from 2006-2008 at a ‘name your price’ rate. Which makes it perfect for all those whose income has been affected as a consequence of various governments’ failure to follow-up basic pandemic
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J&B KINGS: Conga Conga

J&B KINGS:  Conga CongaBefore ‘the’ conga became a novelty line-dance via 1930s Hollywood – and long before Black Lace got their sweaty palms on it – congas were the dances performed to the carnival music of the same name in Havana from the early part of the nineteenth century onwards with, quel surprise, much older African roots. Enter J&B Kings (one half of whom is Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King) wresting
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)MB regulars will know that nary a month goes by without a release from the super-prolific Morlack and equally that rarely do more than a few of the equally prolific Katakana Edits volumes come out without Morlack having provided the music. By happy coincidence, it seems that by the time the Katakana crew got around to planning Vol. 98 (yes, 98!) Morlack had more than enough edits
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