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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 109 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 109 (MORLACK)At least as big a regular on Katakana Edits as he is on Breakbeat Paradise or even his own label Funk Blasters, Morlack now presides over Vol. 109 of Katakana Edits. A five-tracker, this one opens, in not unaccustomed manner, with the beefed-up eighties boogie of Anticipation providing a whistle wetter to the approach of the EP – if not always to the genre of the source material – as you’ll hear
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DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK (Ft. NITTY SCOTT): Four Better Or Worse Pt. 1

Imagine if a host of quality hip-hop luminaries like The Roots’ Stro Elliot, J-Live, Jazzy Jeff, Bastien Keb, Chris Dave, Corey King and more besides were given the keys to the KPM library music vaults? And imagine if, in tandem with this first project, KPM were also gearing up to release original music with a host of talented musicians, vocalists and producers as well. Well, in
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OONOPS: Oonops Drops vinyl 7″ label launch

Oonops DropsNow then, you run a bi-monthly podcast on Brooklyn Radio in NYC called ‘Oonops Drops’ and you’re going to launch a label to ‘drop’ wax 45 heat, but what to call the label? Tough one eh? I’d go with ‘Oonops Drops‘ – and purely coincidentally you understand – this is precisely what our man DJ Oonops did. The label has just launched, following the success of Oonops’
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NILES PHILIPS: Out Of Sight EP

NILES PHILLIPS:  Out Of Sight EPAll the way back in 2013, Niles Philips provided one of the monkey’s favourite tracks of the year with his blues-tinged Hammond funky re-work of The Worldstylers’ Gimme One More. Having not heard much from the Dutch producer in the intervening years, he suddenly hoves back into sight with his all-original four-track EP Out Of Sight and reveals his talent for blissful breakbeat
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EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ: Party Over Here

EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ:  Party Over HereYou know it’s going to be rocking when El Bomba & Roast Beatz tell you there’s a Party Over Here – and so it proves on their new EP which channels the old school while keeping an eye on the sound of the party breakbeat present. The pair supply two tracks apiece taking turns to drop heat and El Bomba is first out of the starting blocks with Take A Break‘s bouillabaisse of old school beats and
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MINIMATIC: Are You Gonna Be My Soul Girl/ Stop & Go (A Go-Go)(Vinyl 7″)

Minimatic Stop & GoMinimatic – now there’s a name you might not have heard in a long time. Not that he’s phased, popping back into public consciousness as he just has with his Soul & Go 45 like all he did was nip off to the bar for a drink instead of straight vanishing for seven years. The release consists of double-booty action and the first of these is Are You Gonna Be My Soul Girl which pairs a certain
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MORLACK: Closet Freak EP

MORLACK: Closet Freak EPSurely the most prolific artist on BBP’s roster – even if he’s been relatively quiet of late – Morlack returns with brand new EP, Closet Freak. And if you know Morlack, you’ll know that’s surely an ironic title since he’s never been shy about being freaky with the beats. This one opens with a pumping synth-drenched bass n breaks edit of Motown classic Papa Was Rolling Stone while the
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THE ALLERGIES: Move On Baby/ Are You Ready (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Move On BabyRating: ★★★★★ It’s another massive single from Bristol kings of the funky breakbeat dancefloor, The Allergies, who put the moves on you (baby!) with new 45 – er – Move On Baby b/w Are You Ready featuring Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith. The first of these suggest the boys’ have taken careful note of previous successes at filtering their uptempo party breaks sound through a Latin
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 12: Light My Fire / The Happening (Vinyl 7″)

You’re damn right the Soul Flip crew is back – and with a vengeance too after what has been a fallow year thus far following a mere two booties in 2020. It’s all a far cry from 2019 when the crew managed no fewer than six 45 edit releases plus a vinyl LP collecting all previous edits and were making plans to achieve global old soul edit dominance! Still, this funky ‘De La Soul’ breakbeat
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BLOCKHEAD: Let’s Play The Feud

BLOCKHEAD:  Let's Play The FeudSometime Ninjatune artist and formerly Aesop Rock’s go-to man for a beat, producer Blockhead is back with a new LP entitled Space Werewolves Will Be The End Of Us All, shortly. Before that, you get a taster of the sound of things to come in the form of single Let’s Play The Feud on which he genre surfs – or at least sub-genre surfs – with abandon. It’s got psych-soul melodies, it’s got
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