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ANDYFELLAZ: Beatbop Street (2017)

ANDYFELLAZ:  Beatbop StreetDespite its inception and heyday in the mid-to-late nineties, the downtempo/ cinematic/ trip-hop incarnation of breakbeat music refuses to die and while it may not be flavour of the month anymore, there seems nevertheless to be an inexhaustible supply of it. Perhaps, it’s the ambient nature of the music, the fact that you can put almost any sound behind a decent drum break and get away with it
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FUNKY DESTINATION: Funkadelic Stereo Adventures (2016)

funkadelic-stereo-adventures-funky-destinationThe Cold Busted label make yet another not-infrequent subversion of their mission to purvey quality downtempo music to the world with the decidedly lively, upbeat Funkadelic Stereo Adventures – i.e. the latest release from the man named after what must surely be his permanent creative locus – Funky Destination
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MODERATOR: Street Bangerz Vol. 10 (2016)

Street Bangerz Vol 10 ModeratorWith a name like his, you might expect Athenian producer Moderator to have some sort of enforcement powers and he certainly makes sure that Vol. 10 of the Cold Busted label’s Street Bangerz series keeps its shit tight. The album weighs in at a respectable fifteen tracks and if this six-track sampler is anything to go by it’s one of the strongest releases on the label in some time
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EMAPEA: Seeds, Roots & Fruits (2016)

Seeds Roots Fruits EmapeaWhat year is it again? 2016? I thought it was 1995 – at least I did when I heard Emapea‘s Seeds, Roots & Fruits which channels all those Mo Wax comps. from the mid-to-late nineties. Beats? Dusty. Samples? Crusty. Raps? Laid back. Basslines? Chunky. There’s plenty of variety too – Orange and Good Old Days and Milky Haze are dead ringers for early Nightmares On Wax or DJ
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MISTER T: Big Day (2015)

Big Day Mister TThere may be trouble at’ mill for Greece’s finances as it heads for the big day when the IMF demands its next billion pounds of flesh but Athenian Mister T doesn’t default on his next installment for Cold Busted instead paying on the nose with the release of his new 12 tracker Big Day. Typically, Cold Busted trade in smoky cinematic and downbeat breaks but (as with much of their output of late)
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EDDIE SHINN: The Plastic Jam (2014)

Plastic Jam Eddie ShinnMore ‘downtempo’ breakbeat action from the Cold Busted label that follows in the footsteps of drops from My Neighbour Is, Mister T and Funky Destination in actually being quite funky and lively. And as my first piece of evidence your honour, I’d like to submit the upbeat, 108 bpm instrumental box of party breaks happiness entitled – er – Box Of Happiness. That’ll be a highlight off The Plastic
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FUNKY DESTINATION: Gonna Give You Something To Funk On EP (2014)

Gonna Give You Something To Funk On Funky DestinationThe man named after every right-thinking MB reader’s ultimate objective, Funky Destination, has a new EP out entitled Gonna Give You Something To Funk On EP. It’s a six-tracker which begins in a similar vein to recent drops by Mister T and My Neighbour Is which is to say crunchy, funky party breakbeat action. Opener Brothers & Sisters This Sound Run Town can’t decide if it
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MISTER T: Funk Around The Sun (2014)

Funk Around The Sun Mister TMister T (no, not that one) has been down the breaks-gym pumping hard and come up with twelve tracker Funk Around The Sun for his sins. It’s party breaks in the traditional sense then as he veers from funky beats to swing beats to disco-influenced beats on the journey from one end of this twelve tracker to the other. It’s not dissimilar territory in fact, to that of his curiously
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MY NEIGHBOUR IS: Running Of The Bulls (2014)

Running Of The Bulls My Neighbour IsDespite the terrible handicap of a day job as a house music producer under the nom de plume Robotneedsoil, My Neighbour Is moonlights as a funky breaks producer and acquits himself more capably than many who don’t suffer from any kind of house music affliction. Arriving approximately a year after his rather good Fish & Chips EP, his Running Of The Bulls EP finds the man corralling
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