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GRAMOPHONE SOUL feat. GEOFF LAI: For Your Soul

GRAMOPHONE SOUL feat. GEOFF LAI: For Your SoulNext on Cuttin’ It Fine is uptempo shimmy For Your Soul from Gramophone Soul featuring the vocals of Geoff Lai of Baker Brothers. And while the production’s about as new school as it can get, the horns, hand-clap and piano-drenched rhythm owes everything to sixties RnB. It’s not a million miles from what Daytoner has been putting out with his live band for example and – speak of the
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VARIOUS: Funk Butter Volume One

VARIOUS: Funk Butter Volume OneSay hello to the latest from DJ Roast Beatz’ Cuttin’ It Fine label, Funk Butter Volume One which is every bit as smooth as the title promises. Four edits then from Frankee More, Mr Fitz, Pecoe and Roast Beatz himself, all set to bring a bit of smooch to bass funk dancefloors. The opener is More’s tone-setting rerub of DeBarge’s I like It while Pecoe brings some breakbeat sunshine to –
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EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ: Party Over Here

EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ:  Party Over HereYou know it’s going to be rocking when El Bomba & Roast Beatz tell you there’s a Party Over Here – and so it proves on their new EP which channels the old school while keeping an eye on the sound of the party breakbeat present. The pair supply two tracks apiece taking turns to drop heat and El Bomba is first out of the starting blocks with Take A Break‘s bouillabaisse of old school beats and
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AZIDO 88 & CADILLACQUE: Heavy Hitters

Looks like Roast Beatz’ label Cuttin’ It Fine was pretty stoked to get Heavy Hitters from producer Azido 88 and emcee Cadillacque in the submissions inbox. An original slice of contemporary boom-bap, it finds Azido 88 going chunky on the drums with fuzzy bass and FX-drenched horns while Cadillacque employs the mic style de jour to wonder where all the ‘heavy hitters’ have gone. The label couldn’t let that one
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HAYNESY feat. DJ JABBATHAKUT: The Reworks EP

HAYNESY feat. DJ JABBATHAKUT:  The Reworks EPRating: ★★★★★ Let’s admit it, some old school hip-hop cuts do benefit from a remix so you can see why Haynesy might take on Jungle Brothers’ I’ll House You, and the sparse 808-powered Big Mouth from Whodini. On the other hand it’s hard to see how some could be equalled, let alone bettered, so spare a thought for the size of our man’s cojones in taking on Eric B & Rakim’s Let
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