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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Pour Eve

HAMMOND CLASSICS: Pour EveLet no-one accuse Hammond Classics of being a one-track pony when it comes to music production. Over the years we’ve had everything from bashment breaks and reggae to an absolute shedload of Latin breakbeat nuggets.  Not this time though. For new single, Pour Eve, we’re enticed in a downtempo cinematic direction by a piano-led beat overlaid with samples of a Birkin-
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Maculele 02

HAMMOND CLASSICS:  Maculele 02Hammond Classics seems to have been absent for nearly as along as it’s been since the last time anyone sent the monkey any Latin breakbeat tunes – but Maculele 02 shows there’s mileage yet in reworking South American rhythms. At three tracks long, this release is one cut longer than its predecessor and travels a similar path in giving some bass and breakbeat heft to ritmos afro-
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Maculele 01

HAMMOND CLASSICS:  Maculele 01Is it afro-beat? Is it cumbia? It’s both! Say hello to Maculele 01 – the new release on Maculele Records from Hammond Classics (last heard of with his Vale A Pena EP) on which the music from opposing tropical Atlantic coasts get spliced. Of course, cumbia has some of its roots in Africa so it’s more a return to a source really. Dolor is the
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Vale A Pena

HAMMOND CLASSICS:  Vale A PenaDisco got soul? Who knew. Well we all did really, but where to go for those particularly exotic boogie-tinged vibes? Somewhere where the music the tropical humidity prevades the groove to assist in working up another kind of steaminess. How about Brazil? Got to be worth it, as the title – Vale A Pena – of Hammond Classics’ new drop
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Los Cuentos (2017)

HAMMOND CLASSICS Los CuentosHammond Classics’ Los Cuentos is the new one from the Athens-based producer – and thereby hangs a tale or three. See what the monkey did there Castilian speakers? Yes, ‘The Stories’ (for such is its title in Inglés) finds triple cumbia breaks trouble coming at ya all the way from Greece courtesy of HC. Well, obviously – where else more
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Gartagena (2013)

With a name like Hammond Classics you could be forgiven for expecting some sort of organ grooving KPM Allstars type outfit. Except that Hammond Classics is one man and the last couple of times I’ve caught him he’s veered between seventies style reggae and a skanking dancehall bootleg. It’s only natural then that this one is all about the latin breaks – cumbia-based ones to be specific. While
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VARIOUS: Carnibal Records 008 (2013)

Carnibal Records have, within seven releases, established a reputation for top quality latin breaks with the occasional bit of something else thrown in for good measure. Carnibal 008 eschews the sound of South America however, and takes in as many continents in a single release as the plot of World War Z. First Panama Cardoon smuggles his mellow vibe from Europe to Asia Minor in Bosporus
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VARIOUS: Ragga Party Jams Vol. 8 (2013)

Not ones to lie idle while all and sundry are knocking out bass-filled reggae booty, Dirty Dubsters fire up the engines at Dirty Dubster Digital again for Ragga Party Jams Vol. 8. What do you fancy? Bit of old school breakbeat ragga? How about a Bluntskull‘s blend of some toasting over Clyde Stubblefield’s ubiquitous Funky Drummer break topped with that mournful trumpet off
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VARIOUS: Carnibal Records 007 (2013)

Latin breakbeat freaks Carnibal Records are back with their seventh release and in the way of such things it is entitled Carnibal Records 007. Which, in the way of such things of course, immediately makes me think of James Bond causing havoc at some sort of fiesta. Thus it is that Palov & Panama Cardoon and Senor Griff all prove themselves capable agents in the field with Vamos
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VARIOUS: Carnibal Records 003 (2012)

The latin breaks party continues apace with Hammond Classics, Palov, Mr Bird and, of course, Panama Cardoon. A subtler affair than it’s predecessors, and largely mid-tempo there’s still plenty of upright bass, latin piano and shuffling breakbeat rhythms to swing those hips to which the ladies love – as all concerned are well aware. Caribe opts for a sweaty cumbia groove
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