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MORLACK: Keep That Funk EP

MORLACK:  Keep That Funk EPThe long-running partnership between the Breakbeat Paradise label and a man who must surely be its most prolific signing, Morlack, continues unabated with the arrival of the latter’s Keep That Funk EP. But how precisely must that funk be kept? Well, given that it’s Morlack we’re talking about here, it must almost certainly be
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RORY HOY: The Little Big Beat Book

RORY HOY:  The Little Big Beat Book No, it’s not a single, an EP, or even a concept-LP – The Little Big Beat Book really is a book Rory Hoy’s done and not that little either at 287 pages. A labour of love, it comes with the tagline, ‘Stories spun from the decks – as told to Rory Hoy,’ and documents the history of his favourite musical genre – the hedonistic, pre-wobble, breakbeat
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RORY HOY: Flamingo At The Disco

RORY HOY:  Flamingo At The DiscoDespite being named after possibly the campest thing imaginable, Rory Hoy’s new single Flamingo At The Disco manages to restrain disco’s more flamboyant excesses for a down-to-earth and highly serviceable slab of mirrorball business that should fit nicely into anyone’s nu-disco set whilst also providing a gateway to old school disco sets or those comprised of Mr Hoy’s beloved big beat
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RUCKUS FX feat. PARLY B: Build Up De Vibes

RUCKUS FX feat. PARLY B: Build Up De VibesNow then – what’s happening this Saturday in Bristol that’s fifty years old and hasn’t happened since 2014? That’s right – St Paul’s Carnival! Would anyone like to provide something suitably bashment for the occasion? Step forward Ruckus B a.k.a Dirty Dubster Jay Sharp with Parly B on hand to provide vocal support on Build Up De Vibes. Cue heavy uptempo dub with a chopped-up Amen
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FUTURE BLUES PROJECT: The Remixes

FUTURE BLUES PROJECT:  The RemixesIn keeping with Bristol’s reputation for experimenting with music of black origin comes new outfit Future Blues Project with debut album The Remixes. The Future Blues Project name bit is pretty easy to understand – they’re taking one of the foundations of modern music and filtering it through a twenty-first century musical prism – sampling, looping, adding beats from different
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NAANVA: Rivulet EP

NAANVA:  Rivulet EPBack awhiles just over a year ago, a track by the name of Flowers Of Spring landed on the monkey’s virtual doormat from someone called Naanva. All preconceptions of this being some sort of world music project instantly dissipated as a Cotton Club-style jazzy intro quickly became imbued with the sound of b-boy drums and then it was all about how the jazzy influences alternated
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VARIOUS: Fabyl: Arrival

VARIOUS:  Fabyl: ArrivalRating: ★★★★★ A new wave of big beat seems to have been lurking in the wings ever since the first wave of big beat and in recent years the likes of Rory Hoy and Pulpfusion have been resolutely flying the flag for old school uptempo breakbeat music that doesn’t bass wobble like a Weeble. Joining them in 2018 is producer to the stars, Nick Faber, a man who knows a thing or two about big
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QUANTIC: We Got Soul (ROB LIFE remix)/ Fresh Rhythm (Vinyl 7″)

QUANTIC:  We Got Soul (ROB LIFE remix)/ Fresh Rhythm (Vinyl 7Back at the turn of the millenium, multi-instrumentalist and producer Will Holland, a.k.a. Quantic, emerged out of darkest Worcestershire, and attracted a lot of attention as a fully-formed purveyor of ‘cinematic breaks’-cum-electronica with the 2001 LP The 5th Exotic. Now, a million albums later, he’s a globe-trotting purveyor of everything from cumbia to drum n bass and lives
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FORT KNOX FIVE: I Know Kung Fu (DC’s Finest Remint) + free download

There was no turning down legendary DC beatmakers Fort Knox Five yesterday when they asked if MB would like to do a free giveaway of FK5’s I Know Kung Fu. Lost in the vaults for years, the track had been gathering dust among jade statues and ancient scrolls until it was unearthed in the quest for material to include on the FK5-curated Bomb Strikes comp. Funk N Beats Vol. 4
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Fire In Me EP

PROSPER & STABFINGER:  Fire In Me EPCurrently turning out about one EP/ single thingy a year on Bombstrikes, Prosper & Stabfinger’s effort for 2018 – the Fire In Me EP – is out tomorrow. But where their Mista Funkmaster EP chopped up the samples and their Dopeness EP balanced the samples with original vox, the pair go all original for this one. Forgoing his more usual falsetto, funky man Georges Perin adds a touch of
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