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ILLVIS FRESHLY & CHARLIE BEALE: Killin’ It (Free download)

ILLVIS FRESHLY & CHARLIE BEALE: Killin' It (Free download)It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from either of them but here’s Charlie Beale with Victoria, BC outfit Illvis Freshly and they’re Killin It.’ Can you expect a fusion of funky drums, blues-funky guitar that occasionally fully rocks out and party-rockin bars? I think so – not that you’d expect anything less from a team-up between nineties hip-hop and nineties guitar music-melding Illvis Freshly and UK
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CHARLIE BEALE & GRID DIVISION: Stick ‘Em Up (2017) Free download

CHARLIE BEALE & GRID DIVISION:  Stick 'Em Up (2017) Free downloadNow I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘I could really use a glitch-hop bump that would get feet moving but properly had the funk – maybe some horn samples, the odd grunt and some wah-wah guitar. A lot of wah-wah guitar.’ Could Charlie Beale and Grid Division (for it is they) join forces to make your day? The answer is yes they could and the medium is new one Stick
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BLACK HEAT: Zimba Ku (CHARLIE BEALE Remix) (2017) Free download

Zimba Ku Charlie Beale remix Black HeatFor his latest trick, Charlie Beale puts the electro-blues to one side in order to indulge his funky side with a relatively light touch remix of Black Heat’s mid-70s cut Zimba Ku. Wait a minute, I’ve heard that drum break before somewhere? You certainly have – Souls Of Mischief, Pete Rock and – er – Jessie J have all
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CON FUNK SHUN: ConFunkShunIzeYa (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved Edit) (2017) Free download

confunkshunizeya-charie-beale-regrooved-editOffer up your thanks to that man Charlie Beale for the year’s first freebie on MB – his Regrooved Edit of Con Funk Shun’s ConFunkShunIzeYa. Aside from co-opting torturous puns (Con-Funk-Shun was actually the name of a Nite-Liters song) Con Funk Shun were also responsible for no fewer than thirteen LPs between ’73 and ’86 including ’77’s Secrets from which the original ConFunkShunIzeYa
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MIDNIGHT STAR: I’ve Been Watching You (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved edit)(2016)

ive-been-watching-you-midnight-starThe third and final free download of the day comes from Charlie Beale – latterly more associated with electro-blues but who, on this occasion, has come over all disco on his ‘Regrooved’ edit of 1981 nugget I’ve Been Watching You by 70s and 80s disco fiends Midnight Star. Out goes the cheese and in comes a heavier pumping beat with extended intro sections. The ladies’ll love it which
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JAMES BROWN: It’s Too Funky In Here (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved) (2016) Free download

James Brown Charlie Beale Regrooved Its Too Funky In HereLady punters jonesing for disco when you’re in the middle of a funk set? You need to sort that shit right out and fast! And Charlie Beale has the best solution since DJ Rebel dropped that JB’s Need Some Money rerub back in April. Say hello to Beale’s regrooved version of the Godfather of Soul’s late period 1979 hit It’s Too Funky In Here – oohh – give me some air. Now less funky and
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CHARLIE BEALE: Another Man (Scour Records Freemix) (2016) Free download

Another Man Charlie Bealie Scour FreemixIf you were a notable bluesman on this side of the pond back in the 60s, you probably worked with John Mayall at some point – Peter Green, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton all spring to mind. Very traditional British names of course – but then this was the British blues explosion. Fast forward to 2016 and another name so British that its owner sounds like a relative of one of Eastenders’ main families. That’ll be Charlie Beale. He’s also just
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