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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 88 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 88 (MORLACK)Morlack on Katakana Vol. 88? Didn’t MB already cover this? Nope, that was Katakana Edits Vol. 83 – also featuring Morlack, a mere two months ago. They don’t hang around (Vol. 89 is already out!) and neither does he – unlike the monkey who likes to take a holiday every now and then – hence the late love for this. This time it’s heavy party breaks-cum-nu-disco re-works of Tim Maia
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FREEDUST: Talk To Me EP

FREEDUST: Talk To Me EP Talk to me? Oh what as in,“Maserati 3200. Talk to me!”? No, don’t worry, it’s not the return of Terry Tibbs but rather new material from Freedust in the form of their Talk To Me EP. This four-tracker is the follow-up to last year’s Jump Up And Down EP and kicks off with a brisk but sexy female vocal title track that does everything to reinforce the monkey’s previous description of the outfit as the
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DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7Forget Trump’s Russian rip-off military hardware parade and make way for some 45 calibre heavy weaponry from Djar One and DJ Tron on this new Burning Sole Records seven inch. The A-side finds Djar One unleashing monstrous funk drums augmented with guitar fuzz, subby bass and vocal samples from the likes of the Beastie Boys – though Black Dynamite gets a look-in as well. Over
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BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12″)

 BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12After more than a half year of silence, the Beats & Culture Youtube camp hook-up with Melting Records for a third release blending hip-hop and dub with exotic sounds – this time featuring The Spy From Cairo, Thunderball, Invisible Sounds and SomehowArt. That’s right, four tracks, which means that, rather than the seven inches of the first two releases, they’ve had to resort to the vinyl format of champions – the twelve inch – and
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SOULBRIGADA: Do Your Thang / Grab Dis Thang (RESENSE 046) (Vinyl 7″)

SOULBRIGADA:  Do Your Thang / Grab Dis Thang (RESENSE 046) (Vinyl 7I don’t know, nothing for two years and then two come along at once! Yes, the second drop this August from the highly respected Resense edits label is this one from Soulbrigada who steps out with two similarly named and equally funky edits from different ends of soul’s golden era. On the A-side, Do Your Thang tastefully reboots a mid-seventies Floridian number, extending things a bit
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RESENSE 045: Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 045:  Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7The mighty Resense edits machine makes a welcome return to the vinyl 45 arena this August with two drops released at the start of the month, the first of which is this double header. On the A-side is Mad Doc’s dub mashup of Anderson.Paak and T.I.’s Come Down with The Bamboos and Lyrics Born’s contemporary funky bump Turn It Up from 2010 and damn if both tracks don’t sound
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FORT KNOX FIVE: The Brazilian Hipster (Vinyl 7″)

FORT KNOX FIVE: The Brazilian Hipster (Vinyl 7Back in 2004 when Fort Knox Five’s fifth release and signature cut The Brazilian Hipster first came out, the vinyl 12″ was still king of DJ formats, digital was a dirty word and the 45 was little more than the province of die-hard spinners of old wax. Fast forward to now and the 12″ is a rarity, digital’s huge (but still a dirty word in some parts) while there’s nothing hipper than a vinyl 7″. What
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Neverthless

RENEGADES OF JAZZ: NeverthlessSince 2011, he’s invented the genre of ‘northern jazz’ and put out two albums’ worth of it (plus a remix LP of one of them), created an epically atmospheric Lucifer-themed concept album (plus a remix of the same), dropped an afro-beat inspired long player (and, again, a remix of the same) and now, creative powers as fertile as ever, David Hanke a.k.a Renegades Of Jazz, releases his
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KOKA MASS JAZZ: Elephunky Trip (Vinyl 12″)

Koka Mass Jazz’s Elephunky Trip twelve inch is the new piece of vinyl out from Timewarp Music and, perhaps surprisingly, is only the long-running label’s second wax drop. To all intents and purposes, this previously digital-only release is a mini-LP with seven original tracks on it, plus a second version of one of these by the band along with vocal and instro versions of another of the
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 1 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 1 (Vinyl 7It’s not just building societies jungle boogie-ing to Kool & The Gang these days – DJ DSK is too – on new 45 DNA Edits Volume 1! Yep, turns out our man has only gone and launched his own edits label, DNA Edits, and the first release finds Robert ‘Kool’ Bell and co’s biggest funky moment getting re-tooled with all the usual good stuff – extra percussive leverage, extended bits, mix-friendly
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