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DJ YODA: Home Cooking

Looks like the fourth is strong (thank you, I’m here all week!) in Dj Yoda’s latest LP, Home Cooking which, if you don’t count his self-released Piano Breaks ’98 cassette job, is his…er…fourth solo studio long-player. Well, I say ‘solo’ but Home Cooking (or ‘Homecooking’ depending on your source) actually features a host of guest
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ALDO VANUCCI feat. KYLIE AULDIST: Get A Hold On This + remixes

The latest single to be taken from Aldo Vanucci’s party-bumpin’ second LP, Diggin For A Living, is the Kylie Auldist-featuring, neo-northern soul stomping Get A Hold On This, which comes with a remix package so groovalicious, it might as well be called ‘Get A Hold Of This’. First up are The Allergies who, presumably figuring it would be hard to make things even more stomping, get a
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ELECTROGORILLA: Enimal Planet

ELECTROGORILLA: Enimal PlanetElectrogorilla (a.k.a. The Funk Fury, a.k.a Synoptix) follows 2015’s All Get Down EP on Breakbeat paradise with full-length effort Enimal Planet. It’s a nine-track affair on which our man hedges his bets by offering electro-tinged breaks of various flavours, that will appeal both to wobble fans (albeit while maintaining a healthy level of funkiness e.g. on Electrhino) and those preferring
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ALDO VANUCCI: Digging For A Living

ALDO VANUCCI: Digging For A LivingRating: ★★★★★ As with its predecessor, Aldo Vanucci’s second long-player, Digging For A Living, goes by a title that references its debt to samples while its mix of soul, funk and hip-hop-flavoured party breaks continues precisely where Straight Lift left off, as if a mere twelve years hadn’t elapsed between release dates. It is called Digging… not Releasing… though and I think we
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DISCOBETA: Sparks EP

DISCOBETA: Sparks EPIt’s been a while since the monkey has heard from production duo Discobeta but it looks like they’ve been keeping themselves busy and here’s the proof – their brand new Who Got The Sparks EP. Who got the sparks? Name sounds a bit like Black Moon’s Ronnie Laws-sampling ’93 Who Got The Props doesn’t it? As does the track itself come to that since all three cuts on the EP find Discobeta
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DJAR ONE: Soul Kitchen b/w The Changeling (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE: Soul Kitchen b/w The Changeling (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Be wary when the clock says it’s time to close now because you sleep all night on Djar One’s new edit 45 at your peril. Indeed, sleep should be the last thing on your mind when there’s still one place to go and that place is the Soul Kitchen. Especially when our man has reinvigorated said organ-led Doors classic with a supercharged drum break. Just for jollies, he then
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RORY HOY: Headroom EP

RORY HOY:  Headroom EPThe UK’s foremost warrior of big beat breaks, Rory Hoy, has returned with a new EP, the seven-track Headroom which provides the full spectrum of classic big beat era sounds. The manic Driving Me Insane is the EP’s calling card and takes no prisoners with a 140 bpm break, though it is probably beaten in the energy required to dance to it stakes by the only slightly slower but equally lairy
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HIP CUT: Hip Society

HIP CUT: Hip Society That ol’ early Shadow/ Krush sonic template continues to stand the test of time and while it might not have been flavour of the month for – oohh – at least twenty years, you can rely on there always being a few LPs a year worth a listen. Indeed, Hip Cut’s Hip Society is the second in two months, the other being DJ Moya’s II305 – and what are the chances (?) – Moya himself turns up on one of the
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ALDO VANUCCI: Ponderosa (feat. DENA DEADLY)/ Knew You Were Coming (Vinyl 7″)

ALDO VANUCCI: Ponderosa (feat. DENA DEADLY)/ Knew You Were Coming (Vinyl 7When he’s not flipping soul, supplying samples to Fatboy Slim, or undertaking epic dj sets for charity, there’s a fair bet that Plymouth’s 14th best DJ, Aldo Vanucci, is making his own music. Indeed there’s a veritable bonanza of it coming in the form of twelve track album Digging For A Living next month – the first track on which is Ponderosa and the first single off which is also Ponderosa. On
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MINED & FORREST: Coming Through EP

MINED & FORREST: Coming Through EPStand aside please, Mined & Forrest coming through with – er – Coming Through, the follow-up to their previous extended play effort on Breakbeat Paradise – There It Is. And while they might sound like some sort of psychic detective duo, their work is rather more grounded in solid twenty-first breakbeat music. The title cut is mid-tempo Snoop n strings-assisted synth business
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