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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2

Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2 Breakbeat Paradise Records start the Christmas festivities early in 2020 (forgivably, you might agree, given the events of the preceding eleven months) by spreading advance Yuletide cheer with the Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2 LP. The plan was simple – give the multifarious members of the BBP family the chance to rework classic funk and soul Christmas tracks (as opposed to more
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JALAPENO RECORDS: Two Decades Of Funk Fire + Ltd. 7″ Vinyl Boxset

Two Decades Of Funk FireRating: ★★★★★ An artist roster like that of Jalapeno Records does tend to render idle boasting superfluous, so when they entitle a compilation to celebrate twenty years as a going concern Two Decades Of Funk Fire, you’d better believe the hype. How is it ‘funk fire’ though? Let me count the ways. Firstly, there’s one track for each year of the label’s existence. No need to
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GROUP MODULAR: Time Masters

GROUP MODULAR: Time MastersRating: ★★★★★ It might have been eight years since debut album The Mystery Of Mordy Laye but Group Modular are finally back with another album-length configuration of sci-fi, psych-funk adventures in the shape of Time Masters. I say ‘finally back’ – there’s a good chance that with the creative juices flowing the band had become utterly oblivious to quaint linear notions of time
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BOCA 45: 2020 Donuts LP (Ltd)

BOCA 45:  2020 Donuts LPDid you miss out on your chance to avail yourself of any of Boca 45’s 2020 Donuts vinyl 7″s? Indeed did you miss all of them given how fast they flew out off the shelves? Thought you’d never have the chance to catch them on wax? Fear not – Boca’s got you covered – man’s only gone and arranged to have the lot put out in album format or as he calls it, the 2020 Donuts LP. Yep – all the A-sides
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MINED & FORREST: Cool Operator EP

MINED & FORREST: Cool Operator EPIt’s all about the variety on Cool Operator, Mined & Forrest’s new breakbeat EP on BBP. The opener and title track is a relatively chilled affair offering glitch-hoppy stylings compared to the thunderous, snarling guitar-led business of Rock-It which follows. Up next, NY Diesel dials down the grit in favour of breakbeat atmospherics and a clear bid for the very next opening in the cyberpunk/ hacker movie soundtrack market. Finally the duo
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin’ (Don’t Stop Don’t Quit)/ Shack Attack (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin'Despite the sad news today that Cannon & Ball’s Bobby Ball has passed on to the great light comedy channel in the sky, disco mash-up dons Cannon & Mirrorball are back in full effect with two more slabs of belt and braces disco megamix-cum-mashup business on 45. Side A is all about the Hot Lovin’ as the pair don’t stop or quit until they’ve spliced two veteran emcees to an uptempo disco
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THE REBEL, DEDY DREAD, KEILA ABEID, MO’ HORIZONS: Quero Ver Você Dançar (Vinyl 12″)

THE REBEL, DEDY DREAD, KEILA ABEID, MO’ HORIZONS: Quero Ver Você Dançar (Vinyl 12Four Flies Records’ DJ’s Choice imprint, embarks on a new series of vinyl 12″s exploring music that promises to encompass nu-soul, tropical funk and hip-hop with first release Quero Ver Você Dançar.  Combining the production talents of Rome’s The Rebel DJ and Portugal’s Dedy Dread with the voice of Brazilian jazz chantuese Keila Abeid, the track is a sinuous tropical groove designed to awaken
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MARKEY FUNK: Men Of North Country – Magic (Timewarp remix) b/w 3421 – Sparks (Spatioport remix) (Vinyl 7″)

Markey Funk Remixes Magic 4321Certainly no stranger to psychedelic sounds, Markey Funk now embarks on a timeslip trip that takes him all the way back to 2013 and 2014 to grab a couple of old remixes for vinyl 7″ release in 2020. One of these is his (appropriately-named) Timewarp remix of Men Of North Country’s mod-soul heater Magic while t’other is his spacey (and equally appropriately-named) Spatioport remix of
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Ultimate Breaks & Hiphop Toolkit

JOHNNYPLUSE: The Ultimate Breaks & Hiphop ToolkitBack at the start of September, the monkey covered the fact that breakbeat producer Johnnypluse had released his Old School Hiphop Sample Packs – a kicks and percussion volume along with a breaks volume. Figuring that some folks might find two packs too fiddly, the ever-resourceful JP has now unleashed The Ultimate Breaks & Hiphop Toolkit. This monster includes more than 3Gb of breaks, synth, bass, cuts and
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Never Wanted You More (DR RUBBERFUNK remix)

Never Wanted You More (DR RUBBERFUNK remix)Dropping today is Smoove & Turrell’s Stratos Bleu Remixed – the long awaited LP of remixes for their recent late 80s/ early 90s disco-cum-electronica-cum-housey long player Stratos Bleu. While the original bore all the hallmarks of S&T quality we’ve come to expect – the fact remains that if you’re a funk and soul type person it possibly wasn’t for you and, as it goes, the remix LP probably still isn’t either for the same reasons
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