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ADAM GIBBONS: Manhunt EP

If you’ve been scouring the interweb for when the next instalment of Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons’ soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesn’t-exist, your target is in the open – for the Manhunt EP is out now.  It follows The Here We Go EP and constitutes the second part of what will be the Last Bastion LP when it drops on red vinyl in the summer. Those who caught the first one will be
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DJ FORMAT: Devil’s Workshop

DJ FORMAT:  Devil's WorkshopRating: ★★★★★ If ‘the devil makes work for idle hands’ then the pandemic has been nothing less than a veritable ‘devil’s workshop’ – so be glad at least two of the hands in question belonged to DJ Format who has summoned forth a suitably prodigious creative opus in the form of his new album entitled, naturally, Devil’s Workshop. Which
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THE ALLERGIES: Lean On You feat. DYNAMITE MC/ Working On Me (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES: Lean On You feat. DYNAMITE MCLean On You? Working On Me? If you sense a collaborative or even transactional theme emanating from the track titles of the new Allergies 45 maybe it’s a reflection of their lockdown year success. On the one hand, they provided musical joy when times were bleak while on the other, they were rewarded with A-list playlist inclusion on BBC Radio 6 and a number of
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Lockdown EP

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Lockdown EPLockdown drive you mental? Wouldn’t be surprised if it had. Still, some people kept the stir craziness at bay getting creative – Prosper & Stabfinger for instance who came up with Lockdown to drive dancefloors mental when everything opened back up again. And what you’re getting here is three different mixes of the track in question along with instros for two of them. First up is the ‘House
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VARIOUS: Freshly Dipped Vol. 4

VARIOUS: Freshly Dipped Vol. 4Roast Beatz Cuttin’ It Fine label dips toes, feet, hell, whole body into the post lockdown fray with new booty bangers collection, Freshly Dipped Vol. 4. Leaping straight in is Towlie DJ nu-disco-ing up J5 on High Pieces, swiftly followed by Roast Beatz himself who introduces some JBs licks to Beyonce’s hubby on Excuse Me James so they can smoke that la-la-la together. It was a recipe
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 – X-RAY TED

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 – X-RAY TEDGiven the way Covid laid waste to release schedules in 2020, it was perhaps no surprise that last year passed without a new entry in Bombstrikes’ long-running compilation series Funk N’ Beats. But fear not, for rising from the ashes of pandemic mayhem comes Funk N’ Beats Vol. 8 helmed by a new guest bombardier-in-chief, X-Ray Ted. Fresh from the success of his disco-breakin’
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DAYTONER: Life’s A Bitch b/w (It Ain’t) All Good (Vinyl 7″)

Friday's Funky 45 Vol. 12Imagine if Nas’s AZ-featuring Illmatic track, Life’s A Bitch, had a beat done in the style of J-Swift’s work on debut Pharcyde album Bizarre Ride II…? Daytoner and assorted bandmates certainly have done for the A-side of Friday’s Funky 45 Vol. 12 in their fifth crack of the FF45 whip alongside such hallowed company as Featurecast, Smoove, Freqnik & WDRE, Flipout and Red Astaire. Gone is the stoner head-nod of the original replaced by
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MANKOORA: Sonór Tropicàl (Vinyl 7″)

RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Sonór TropicàlRenegades Of Jazz returns to his experiments in tropical sounds under his Mankoora alter-ego after a short break of – oohh – only nine years or so with new vinyl 7″, Sonór Tropical. On the A-side, the title track is an understated piano-led Latin-jazz breakbeat shaker served with a side of violin and a deceptively chunky bassline.  In fact, it’s exactly like a Latin version of those early
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 It’s not immediately clear how the monkey managed to miss out on DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Vol.5 but here Vol. 6 is already – and not that long after last summer’s Vol.4. That’s quite a feat I can tell you, given how hard Covid has hit vinyl pressing schedules! If you’ve caught previous efforts though, you’ll know that the DSK name is a hallmark of edit quality and that DNA edits have
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MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP

MODERATOR: Midnight Madness LP“Good midnight to you!” Thus begins the new Moderator LP, Midnight Madness, with a retro movie dialogue snippet heralding precisely the massive payload of dope that album preview tracks Wish I Was Dead and Unspoken suggested it would deliver. Not that there was ever much doubt given previous long-playing efforts, 2019’s The Mosaics and the previous year’s The World
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