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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 It’s not immediately clear how the monkey managed to miss out on DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Vol.5 but here Vol. 6 is already – and not that long after last summer’s Vol.4. That’s quite a feat I can tell you, given how hard Covid has hit vinyl pressing schedules! If you’ve caught previous efforts though, you’ll know that the DSK name is a hallmark of edit quality and that DNA edits have
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ALL STARS: Juice Crew Law b/w DJ DSK feat. AKIL & MYSTRO: Check Out The Technique (Vinyl 7″)

ALL STARS: Juice Crew LawNow here’s an internationally-flavoured vinyl 7″ that can only be described as a raucous celebration of hip-hop culture. On the A-side – All Stars – a.k.a. DJ DSK, Whirlwind D, Chrome, Specifik and Mr Wonderful combine talents for a heavy dancefloor-flavoured celebration of Shanghai b-boy outfit Juice Crew whilst very much paying homage to MC Shan’s original ’88 classic Juice Crew Law. Over on the flip, DJ DSK (again –
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 4 – Bad Girls/ Need You Tonight (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Told you we weren’t done with DJ DSK news this month and here’s the next item – which turns out to be nothing less that Vol. 4 of our man’s DNA Edits vinyl 7″ series. But what has he taken a scalpel to this time? Well, since you’re asking, side A has a crack at disco queen Donna Summer’s Bad Girls. This one’s more about tweaking the beat and arranging than lengthy extensions –
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 3 (Vinyl 7″)

Jonesing for some disco edits action now that you’re back at boring old work? Why not make DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Volume 3 your first choice of purchase in the new year? After all, the A-side is his dope edit of 1979 cut Love Thang by all-girl Philly disco outfit – er – First Choice. Need something a bit more 80s to get an even greater numbers of ladies on the dancefloor? Try the flip
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DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Lost Soul Pt. 1 / Lost Soul Pt. 2 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Lost Soul Pt. 1 / Lost Soul Pt. 2 (Vinyl 7While the name of DJ DSK’s funk band The Lost Soul Collective and their new vinyl 7″, Lost Soul Pt 1 and 2 might evoke that post New Year back-to-work vibe, the tracks themselves more accurately reflect the hedonistic antics of New Year celebrations. Enter two clattering slabs of all-original uptempo b-boy funk featuring squelchy wah, an afro-Latinate drum break and the knowing
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ And it’s here – DNA Edits Vol. 2 – the second 45 release on DJ DSK’s hot new edits label with our man following Vol. 1‘s reflips of Kool & The Gang and ODB with two equally dope but utterly different cuts. The A-side accentuates the funk in the Steve Miller Band’s 1973 album title cut Fly Like An Eagle by judicious application of a fat drum break along with various tweaks, FX and
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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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BEATS & CULTURE: Tom’s Thai (DJ DSK) b/w Southern Magnolia (NICKODEMUS with MAHARAJ TRIO) (BNC 001) (Vinyl 7″)

BEATS & CULTURE:  Tom's Thai (DJ DSK) b/w Southern Magnolia (NICKODEMUS with MAHARAJ TRIO) (BNC 001) (Vinyl 7Yet more seven inch goodness before Christmas? Yep. This time the Beats & Culture Youtube channel have linked with Melting Records to launch a new series of 45s promising to cover hip-hop, breaks, dub, afrobeat and combinations thereof. The first drop is this which features UK to Asia transplant DJ DSK who spicily blends boom-bap with Thai influences and choice vocal cuts on
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DJ DSK & THE LOST SOUL COLLECTIVE: Police Woman (2015) Free download

Police Woman DJ DSK Lost Soul CollectiveTime for a bit of free Police Woman action in a totally non-‘it’s your birthday, here’s the stripper’ kind of way – although, that may disappoint you given the artwork. No, this’ll be ‘DJ DSK & The Lost Soul Collective on a b-boy breaks free download edit of Henry Mancini’s Police Woman theme’ kind of way which is equally saucy. DSK tears off Mancini’s dense layers of brass and synth
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DJ DSK feat. AKIL & MYSTRO: Check Out The Technique (2015) Free download

Check Out The Technique DSK Akil MystroIt’s amazing what you find kicking around backstage after a gig: half-naked groupies, a bowl of M&Ms with all the blue ones taken out, Akil the MC from Jurassic 5 and Mystro. Mind you it kind of helps if you have a slot supporting the artists in question. Which DJ DSK did whilst on tour in China. Still, having managed to locate yourself in the same vicinity as such quality emcees what is
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