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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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BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Badass Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 12″)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Badass Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 12Two years on from the heavyweight first installment, Breakbeat Paradise pulls Badass Funk Vol. 2 out of the bag. Returning for a second crack at the whip are Badboe (obvs. – it’s the man’s label!), B-Side, the two-man demolition team that is Breakbeat Junkie Vs DJP and DJ Roast Beatz whilst Ewan Hoozami, Ale Tosses, Turntill & Merlin and Morlack all put in a first appearance. First up
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FREEDUST: Jump Up And Down EP

FREEDUST:  Jump Up And Down EPWho’s this then – sounding like the lovechild of Skeewiff and St Etienne with their Jump Up And Down EP? Why it’s none other Freedust. No, not the cry you never heard from PCP dealers on 70s NY streets but a pan-European trio consisting of Italian Daniele Carmosino, Swede Lisa Widmark and Brit Sarina Leah. What a perfect example of pan-European co-operation. Indeed they’re just the antidote
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DUSTY DONUTS 14: The Love Ride (JIM DUNLOOP reflip)/ Diamond Girl (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX Summer Breeze Edit) (Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 14: The Love Ride (JIM DUNLOOP reflip)/ Diamond Girl (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX Summer Breeze Edit) (Vinyl 7There’s always been a ladies’ night element to Dusty Donuts edits because Marc Hype’s crew of sly dogs know what makes for a sexy dancefloor and they’re at it again. Well, you would wouldn’t you? Enter Dusty Donuts 14 which provides ladies’ night thrills with sprinkles on. First up is Jim Dunloop’s reflip of Masta Ace Incorporated’s rnb-tinged lowrider bump the I.N.C. Ride which gets
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 63 (MORLACK) + Jungle Lion – Free download

Leaving his beloved DC go-go at home for a change, Morlack is nevertheless lured out of his den with the promise of a whole EP to himself in the form of Katakana Edits 63. 63!. I can’t keep up – they were only on Vol. 51 in October! Still, all that aside, Morlack delivers a set of four beefy edits – bookended by the disco-friendly pounding proto-house of Chic/ Whitney mash Your Love and
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