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JOHNNYPLUSE: ‘Give Me A Break’ podcast

JOHNNYPLUSE: 'Give Me A Break' podcastWind the clock back nearly a year and Johnnypluse was on the cusp on unleashing his new video and homage to the funk drum breakdown – Give Me A Break. Somewhere between then and now though, the video was jettisoned and – perhaps appopriately, given it’s focus on the sound of funky drums – the project has now been released as a podcast. It’s still got interviews with Krafty Kuts
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JOHNNYPLUSE: ‘Listen’ video

JOHNNYPLUSE:  'Listen' videoIrish breakbeat force of nature Johnnypluse has got a new single and video, Listen, out soon and it’s described here as sounding like, “Oasis drinking with the Chemical Brothers in a 90s warehouse.” In case you thought that was former UK number one Setting Sun, please note that was Oasis collaborating with the Chemicals not Oasis
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Incredible Dub

JOHNNYPLUSE:  The Incredible Dub Irish force of nature Johnnypluse enters 2018 in a manner appropriate for a man who is probably still, even now, only just starting to emerge from a NYE hangover – and that is with the comforting bassy skank of The Incredible Dub. As will soon become evident, this features a sample of General Levy’s Incredible – all fully licensed – but which does away with the more hectic drum n bass
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DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)Fresh – in both the primary and hip-hop senses of the word – from her recent 16 Psyche album, DJ Pnutz drops a brace of recording session extras that didn’t make the final cut in the shape of this Bee-Sides single. And about this, it would be remiss of the monkey not to create some buzz (thank you, I’m here all week) since the track Bee-Side is an efficient slice of heavy Hammond-tinged
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DJ PNUTZ: 16 Psyche (2017) + video

DJ PNUTZ:  16 Psyche (2017) + videoRating: ★★★★★ It’s widely known that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. What’s less well-known however is that if you pay Pnutz, you get beats and plenty of them – although, frankly, DJ Pnutz is such a beat junky she’d be making them anyway, money or no. And how do we know this? We know this because barely a year after releasing the nineteen track Good Wife’s Guide To Beatmaking
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Dos Tonas (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Dos TonasThree years dressed in Stormtrooper outfits made from stuff they’ve found in Wilko, causing a noise like a sentient ’80s Atari yelling through a megaphone from the window of a sirens-wailing Jamaican police car seems to have taken its toll on Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love. Why? Because Dos Tonas is their second and final full-length effort. Say it
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Talking About The! (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Talking About The!Not an outfit with a reputation for restraint, Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love nevertheless deliver perhaps their most restrained track ever with Talking About The! and quite a pleasing affair it is too. Play this out with its vintage vocal motifs of ‘uhh,’ and ‘now, now baby,’ a lo-fi skanking breakbeat plus the odd dancehall shoutout like, “Now my selectah!” and it’ll be free
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JOHNNY PLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Skanky Town EP (2017) + ‘O Jesus Funk’ video

Is no-one safe? Frankly, if JohnnyPluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love are around, the answer is no. With a new album out later in the year, the Irish crew have decided to unleash the video for O Jesus Funk – a blasphemous blend of hectic 70s funk breaks, horns, 808 basslines and hip-house vocal loops that sees them wind up in early 90s territory slotting in somewhere between The
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: In The Heat (2016)

in-the-heat-johnnypluse-the-stormtroopers-of-lovePrepare for further mayhem from Ireland’s most notorious breakbeat party fiends Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love as they unveil their new single In The Heat on which a lyrical breakdown of precisely how much chaos one band can cause while on tour unfolds over a thunderous glitchy breaks. Also comes with the skankin-breaks n’ house piano banger Pull The Cord (which
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BULABEATS: The Amazing Sounds Of Bulabeats Records (2016)

the-amazing-sounds-of-bulabeatsGood lord has the Bulabeats label really been around eleven years!? It’s certainly been around long enough to amass more than enough party breaks action to fill – say – a double vinyl LP. A double vinyl LP!? Yes – not some piddling little 45 but a proper man’s format. Twelve inches times two. Super stable on the decks. Not so prone to warping and cupping. A scratch artist’s dream. And
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