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MORLACK: Good Times EP

MORLACK:  Good Times EPAnyone looking for a good time could do worse than seek out the latest EP on BBP from Morlack entitled – er – Good Times. Opener and title track Good Times, finds Charli Baltimore getting the buzzsaw bass treatment – something which is also applied on nu-disco rap nugget Sexy Shine and then there’s Freak Biatch 2020 which revisits an old Morlack rerub of Marie Franklin. Pick of the
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GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

GRAMOPHONE SOUL: Toxic Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 7Breakbeat Paradise is currently running two 45 series and Toxic Funk Vol. 2 is the next instalment of one of them, on which this time (unlike Volume 1) both tracks are the work of just one man – Gramophone Soul. Sitting On The Bay Banger is essentially a re-build of the Beastie Boys’ Peggy Lee-sampling 2004 bomb, Ch-Check It Out with extra beats and little bit more Peggy
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FORT KNOX FIVE: DC’s Finest Volume 1

FORT KNOX FIVE: DC's Finest Vol. 1Fort Knox Five haven’t been sat on their hands during lockdown and in their munificence are shortly to be re-releasing Volume 1 of DC’s Finest, a collection of their mash-ups, remixes and edits from 2006-2008 at a ‘name your price’ rate. Which makes it perfect for all those whose income has been affected as a consequence of various governments’ failure to follow-up basic pandemic
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J&B KINGS: Conga Conga

J&B KINGS:  Conga CongaBefore ‘the’ conga became a novelty line-dance via 1930s Hollywood – and long before Black Lace got their sweaty palms on it – congas were the dances performed to the carnival music of the same name in Havana from the early part of the nineteenth century onwards with, quel surprise, much older African roots. Enter J&B Kings (one half of whom is Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King) wresting
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)MB regulars will know that nary a month goes by without a release from the super-prolific Morlack and equally that rarely do more than a few of the equally prolific Katakana Edits volumes come out without Morlack having provided the music. By happy coincidence, it seems that by the time the Katakana crew got around to planning Vol. 98 (yes, 98!) Morlack had more than enough edits
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The Basement

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The BasementNot a Sugar Pie DeSanto/ Etta James bootleg as the name might suggest, Down In The Basement is rather three tracks of super-funky, disco-influenced breaks and hip-hop courtesy of Paris-based Prosper & Stabfinger. We open with the pumping uptempo groove of the title track, a 121 bpm four-to-the-floor affair complete with Yello style bah-bah-bahs, pitch-bending synths
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FOLD: Concrete Things

FOLD: Concrete Things Fold have just released their track Concrete Things, “in defiance of these dark times…in case it might bring joy to anyone,” and lord knows a bit of joy wouldn’t come amiss amid the government’s cack-handed failure to get a grip on Covid-19. The track itself constitutes a tribute to African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry (the first African-American to have a play
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PIMPERNEL JONES: RPM 2020

PIMPERNEL JONES: RPM 2020Pimpernel Jones – now there’s a man who likes a challenge – the RPM Challenge in particular. You know the one: write and record 10 songs or thirty-five minutes of original material inside a month. Not any old month mind, but the shortest month of the year, February. Of course, he managed it last year with the head-nod beats of his RPM 2019 and since the RPM organisers were sticking to
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THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile ‘Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile 'Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ New Allergies LP Say The Word drops later this year but it would be tantamount to a felony for them to leave you till then without any new material. Which is why they’re all set to rile you up with a new vinyl 45 out today entitled – er – Felony and backed with the Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith-featuring Rile ‘Em Up. The former is the result of the boys having co-opted another
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UNIFAIRFLY: Rock To The Rhythm/ Keep The Breakin’ (Vinyl 7″)

UNIFAIRFLY: Rock To The Rhythm/ Keep The Breakin' (Vinyl 7If the first part of today’s two Renegades Of Jazz-related musical endeavours was too far out for you, surely, news of this Unifairfly Rock To The Rhythm 45 will float your boat. Unifairfly was, of course, an early nom-de-plume for ROJ’s David Hanke under which he made funky b-boy breaks and such is Rock To The Rhythm – complete with Clap Your Hands- drum sample – and old school
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