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J&B KINGS: Drop The Heavy

Drop The Heavy J&B KingsJesse ‘Dubmatix’ King and Bill King continue a string of solid funky instro nuggets with the release of the beast that is J&B Kings’ Drop The Heavy. Apparently the idea was to concoct an original brew that channelled funk, soul, afrobeat and Latin boogaloo of the late sixties/ early seventies and mix it up with a 90s hip-hop sensibility and twenty-first century production in an effort to link the
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J&B KINGS: Conga Conga

J&B KINGS:  Conga CongaBefore ‘the’ conga became a novelty line-dance via 1930s Hollywood – and long before Black Lace got their sweaty palms on it – congas were the dances performed to the carnival music of the same name in Havana from the early part of the nineteenth century onwards with, quel surprise, much older African roots. Enter J&B Kings (one half of whom is Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King) wresting
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J&B KINGS: Let’s Go-Go

J&B KINGS: Let's Go-GoIf things are all too gloomy for you at the moment, you may welcome this slice of funky DC go-go from the J&B Kings – Let’s Go-Go. The ‘Kings consist of Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King and Bill King and this instrumental track follows up their Louisiana Strut in stylistically harking back to the roots of the genre and Chuck Brown’s original go-go material whilst maintaining something of a hip-hop
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