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QUEEN MAB: Roll With The Punches

QUEEN MAB: Roll With The PunchesSometime of Kitten & The Hip and before that Freak Power, Ashley Slater is a man as likely to be working on a solo project or featuring on someone else’s work.  But whither hast thou been of late, Mr S? Working on a recent guest vocal spot? Nope? New guest trombone spot? Nope? Ah, well then, perhaps here I hit it true – Queen Mab hath been with you! Or more correctly, you are half of
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MODERATOR: New album release date and previews

ODERATOR: New album release date and previewsIf you’ve been paying attention to the releases coming out of the Melting Records stable in the last couple of years, one name that won’t have escaped your attention is that of Moderator whose 2019 The Mosaics LP pieced together quality instrumental hip-hop from a kaleidoscope of influences. While the label has taken a year’s Covid break, it’s clear that Moderator himself has
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OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker

OMEGAMAN: Rebel Rocker Given the way Covid has negatively affected the music industry in the past year, you’d expect the system to have made rather more people into a ‘rebel rocker’ than just Ikenna and Omegaman. Or maybe it has and they’re just not singing about it yet. Whatever the truth of the matter, Oz-breaks-maker Omegaman is back with his fat new breakbeat reggae riddim, Rebel Rocker, atop
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FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse Funk b/w Outlaw (Vinyl 7″)

FREETHINKER FUNK ESSENCE: Cathouse FunkA veteran of many digital funky breaks releases, it had nevertheless long been Freethinker Funk Essence’s dream to put stuff out on wax.  It was only natural then, that he jumped at the chance when the vinyl resurgence made such a thing possible with Burning Sole Records. His latest such effort is the Cathouse Funk/ Outlaw 7″ – his third for the label – on which two sample-free tracks feature a mixture of original instrumentation and
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THE STILL BROTHERS: Wake Up feat. MARINA B / The Deep (Vinyl 7″)

THE DEEP feat. MARINA B: Wake Up (Vinyl 7Despite something of a gap, The Still Brothers (a.k.a Ula Ruth’s Andrew LeCoche and The Shacks’ Evan Heinze) follow the summer’s stirring The Deep single with all-new atmospheric breakbeat cut Wake Up featuring Brazilian chanteuse Marina B on vinyl 7″. It transpires that the song achieved its final form when friend of the band Marina heard the, at that point, instrumental
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FREEDUST: My New Sunglasses + video

FREEDUST:  My New SunglassesMB regulars may remember Freedust from the two EPs they released in 2018 and 2019 on which they melded the retro breakadelica of Skeewiff with St Etienne-style vocals. So the news that the outfit are back with new single and video, My New Sunglasses – the title track off their debut LP – will no doubt be well-received. An infectious affair with a soaring hook, the single is a melting pot of
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PECOE: It’s My Beat EP

PECOE: It's My Beat EPIt’s My Beat is the new EP from Pecoe, the title track of which does indeed see Pecoe providing his own beat (with nods to The Ohio Players) for an ancient Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce number. Having established a decidedly funky vibe, our man continues in this manner on What’s Going Down putting Shanell in touch with her inner seventies. Next To You maintains things in the same vein
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RESENSE 052: Young Jazzy (SLICK WALK) / One Million Clubs (VOODOOCUTS) (Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 052It’s not unheard of for edits label Resense to do two near simultaneous drops and such is the case this week with the arrival of another pair of DJ Oonops-selected cuts for Resense 052 vinyl 7″. Unlike the all-Shin-Ski affair that is Resense 051, this one features Slick Walk on one side and Voodoocuts on t’other. And while Mr Walk’s all about re-booting a bit of Young Holt Unlimited, Mr
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Pour Eve

HAMMOND CLASSICS: Pour EveLet no-one accuse Hammond Classics of being a one-track pony when it comes to music production. Over the years we’ve had everything from bashment breaks and reggae to an absolute shedload of Latin breakbeat nuggets.  Not this time though. For new single, Pour Eve, we’re enticed in a downtempo cinematic direction by a piano-led beat overlaid with samples of a Birkin-
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JOHNNYPLUSE: 100% Dancefloor remixes + How To Be Sound (Youtube production tutorial series)

JOHNNYPLUSE: 100% Dancefloor remixes + How To Be SoundLockdown #2 may have forced many into a semi-nocturnal existence of onesies, boxsets and closed curtains as the government blunders from one inevitable u-turn to the next, but not the indefatigable Johnnypluse. For not only has this man made fifteen of his breaks tunes free to download via Hypeddit; he’s also started a series of Youtube production tutorials on how to make
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