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STRETCH: Why Did You Do It? (STEPPIN’ TONES re-edit) free download + Chambers Of Funk Part 1 mix

STRETCH:  Why Did You Do It? (STEPPIN' TONES re-edit) free download + Chambers Of Funk Part 1 mixSteppin’ Tones makes up for a few quiet months by returning with both a new edit and a new mix. The edit is his re-version Stretch’s 1975 (and only) single, Why Did You Do It? Oh what – white rock band Stretch made up of Elmer Gantry (real name Dave) and Curved Air’s Kirby (real name Graham)? Yes, the very same. But as any student of hip-hop should know, white rock in the 70s
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MANOSJMT: Mulatu (Manolatu)

MANOSJMT:  Mulatu (Manolatu)With new freebie Mulatu (Manolatu), Greek producer ManosJMT chops and loops where Nas and Damien Marley once also dared to sample, amongst the back catalogue of Mulatu ‘the father of Ethio-jazz’ Astatke. But where Nas and Marley pathetically used just the one track, Yegelle Tezeta, ManosJMT loves Astatke so much he’s stitched a mutant afro-jazz-hop lope together from
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DOGZ NADZ: Triple X Funk (Free download)

DOGZ NADZ: Triple X Funk (Free download)Do you like hip-hop mashups x-rated like you like your sex? Yeah? Then Dogz Nadz’ new one is going to be right up your alley as, by popular demand, he finally unleashes his Funkdoobiest/ Deadbeats splice Triple X Funk. Elegant in its simplicity, the track finds Mr Nadz grabbing Son Doobie and Co.’s shag-rap XXX Rated by the horn – oops my bad, I meant the horns – and replacing
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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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BILL WITHERS: Use Me (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Mo Funk Remix) Free download

BILL WITHERS:  Use Me (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Mo Funk Remix) Free downloadIt takes a brave soul (or a presumptive one) to add funk to a cut by soul legend Bill Withers – in this case his second biggest Stateside hit Use Me – but such is the claim in the title of Rhythm Scholar’s Mo Funk remix. Happily, there is no hubris from RS who capably sidesteps any egregious rerub pitfalls and engineers a rhythm n bottom-end, chunked-up re-version whilst
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GEORGE JACKSON: Love Hijacker (MR BOOM Edit) Free download

GEORGE JACKSON:  Love Hijacker (MR BOOM Edit) Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Last heard of around these parts with his excellent Nico Gomez edit from back in the autumn, Mr Boom returns with another edit par excellence, this time hijacking George Jackson’s 1971 single – er – Love Hijacker. Well, I say ‘hijack’, Jackson would probably have welcomed Mr Boom with open arms after hearing this sensitive version which subtly tweaks the beat
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MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS: Break Down (Steppin Tones edit) Free download

MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS:  Break Down (Steppin Tones edit) Free downloadApart from playing session horns on a shedload of soul and rock songs between the late sixties and the mid eighties, the Muscle Shoals Horns also liked to drop their own stuff – notably horns-led (obviously), bass-popping disco-era funk like Break Down now edited for your delectation by Steppin Tones. Even more, full-on than their own Born To Get Down, the original Break Down
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SCOUR RECORDS: Freemixed Nuts Vol. 5 (2017) Free download

SCOUR RECORDS:  Freemixed Nuts Vol. 5 (2017) Free downloadHappy late birthday to Scour Records which yesterday turned five and observed the event in the best way the label knows how – by unleashing a big fat compilation of nutty winter goodness. Which is to say they dropped Vol. 5 of their annual Freemixed Nuts comp. weighing in at a bountiful twelve cuts. And that means it’s their biggest one yet – why – that’s one for every day of Christmas!
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MR BRISTOW: Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download

MR BRISTOW:  Festive Feast Of Funk (2017) Free download“Daaaaad! Santa’s been!”
“What time is it you little pest? Christ it’s four in the morning! Get back into bed until the time’s in double figures!”
“More turkey dear?”
“No you’re alright – that last bit was like chamois leather.”
“Here you go love.”
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ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS: Fine Style (STEPPIN’ TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samples

ATHLETICO BOROUGH UPSETTERS:  Fine Style (STEPPIN' TONES edit) free download (2017) + Free funky samplesIt’s been a while since we last heard from Bristol’s Steppin’ Tones but he’s come back inna fine style with an freely downloadable edit of – er – Fine Style by one-hit wonders Athletico Borough Upsetters that both extends the original and makes it even noisier. Blimey – it’s like big beat never went away. And that’s not all. Check below and you’ll find that our man has also been kind
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