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THUNDERBALL: Bulletproof: B Sides & Rarities (2017)

THUNDERBALL:  Bulletproof: B Sides & RaritiesNext on Fort Knox Five’s Fort Knox Recordings label is Bulletproof, a sixteen-track retrospective trawl through the back catalogue of Thunderball – an outfit formed in 1997 by three future members of FK5 – Rob Myers, Steve Raskin and Sid Barcelona. It’s a compilation that packs a full clip of dancefloor weaponry too, taking in nine original mixes and seven remixes of – well – like the
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TARZAN BROS: Imperial Bros (2017)

TARZAN BROS:  Imperial Bros ‘Smashing the stage’ with ‘vibration’, here, in the form of new single, Imperial Bros, are real-life brothers Theo and Greg Tantanozis a.k.a. Tarzan Bros. Turns out it’s the first cut taken from forthcoming long player Apartheid Of Thoughts and the track, after a lengthy instro. intro. finds one of the boys relating an anecdote, involving the ‘one or two time’ that ‘rastaman stop…[him]…
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MINED & FORREST: There It Is EP (2017)

MINED & FORREST:  There It Is EP Mined & Forrest from Munich and Cologne-based collective Obba Select forge a musical alliance with their There It Is EP on which they provide their vision for twenty-first century booty breaks. The title track is a buzzsaw bass-influenced mid-tempo cut that stitches Kool Keith and Public Enemy to Missy Elliott while Funk Toxic references a late 80s sound with a punchy 808 bass vibe and Drugs
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KRAFTY KUTS: Back To The Flow EP (2017)

KRAFTY KUTS:  Back To The Flow EPAfter a brace of funky hip-hop classics earlier this the year – one of which (It Ain’t My Fault) featured on his genre-spanning All 4Corners LP, Krafty Kuts gets Back To The Flow to show the yout’ how to do the wobble on this new two-tracker. The title track opens with wah-wah so squelchy you could give it a right old squeeze and still have moisture to wash your car and your
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JON KENNEDY: HA! LP (2017) + HA! video

JON KENNEDY:  Ha! LP (2017) + Ha! videoVeteran downtempo beatmaker, Jon Kennedy, finally returns this week with his long-teased new album HA! – his seventh full-length affair in a music career which effectively began with the new millenium when he was discovered by Mr Scruff. Curiously, this was around the time that the 90s trip-hop/ downtempo bubble began to burst and we entered what the Guardian was pleased to
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DUB PISTOLS feat. TOO MANY Ts: Crazy Diamonds (2017) + video

DUB PISTOLS feat. TOO MANY Ts:  Crazy DiamondsWith more than two decades in the business behind them, Dub Pistols show no sign of running out of ammo and are shortly to release a new album with the (presumably) Pink Floyd-inspired title Crazy Diamonds. Before they do that though, there’s time to tease you all with the dubby Too Many Ts-featuring Brit-hop of the title track, a slew of remixes of said title track from Jimi
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GROOVE MIND: The Magician/ My Funky Worm – Remixes (2017)

GROOVE MIND:  The Magician/ My Funky Worm - RemixesThe MustBeat label come heavy and correct with the remixes shortly as they drop a big re-version package of Groove Mind’s The Magician/ My Funky Worm digi-single from back in April. D-Funk is the only artist to tackle The Magician and while most of the original elements of this gnarly wobble breaks cut are retained the whole thing is flipped for a deeper sound. If you liked Groove Mind’s My
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MORONGROOVER & MR BRISTOW: Ghetto Disco EP (2017)

MORONGROOVER & MR BRISTOW:  Ghetto Disco EPGents – time to get your three-piece flared-leg suits on; ladies – time to hit the wardrobe for a jersey wrap because Morongroover and Mr Bristow are shortly to go large with their Ghetto Disco EP on Breakbeat Paradise! The pair set out with the intention of funking you up till you boogie down and with opener I Like It Like That it’s Soul Train Disco Night manoeuvres from the off. Then
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SCREECHY DAN & BLUNTSKULL: Keep Doin It (2017)

SCREECHY DAN & BLUNTSKULL:  Keep Doin It The new one from Brooklyn Dancehall veteran Screechy Dan finds him hooking up with producer and known 90s reggae-boom-bap fiend Bluntskull so it’s no surprise that Keep Doin It should strip things back to the time-honoured recipe of the kick, the snare and the double bass all at around a 100bpm tempo. Elsewhere, Cut La Vis keeps doin it inna old school dancehall stylee, Rukus in a new
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COCKNEY NUTJOB feat. KURNEL MC: Differences (2017) Free download

COCKNEY NUTJOB feat. KURNEL MC:  DifferencesEveryman do ‘is ting a lickle way different and when it comes to their cover of DRS and Kenny Ken’s ’94 junglist cut Everyman entitled Differences, Cockney Nutjob and Kurnel MC do their ‘ting’ about fifty bpm slower inna skankin-midtempo breaks stylee. Also Mr Nutjob’s bowel-loosening buzzsaw synth bass is rather different too. This is perhaps surprising given jungle’s penchant
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