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JOHNNY PLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Skanky Town EP (2017) + ‘O Jesus Funk’ video

Is no-one safe? Frankly, if JohnnyPluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love are around, the answer is no. With a new album out later in the year, the Irish crew have decided to unleash the video for O Jesus Funk – a blasphemous blend of hectic 70s funk breaks, horns, 808 basslines and hip-house vocal loops that sees them wind up in early 90s territory slotting in somewhere between The
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JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: We Bring The Bass (2016)

We Bring The Bass Johnnypluse Stomrtroopers Of LoveSteel yourself for a sampler off the forthcoming Ape Panic LP from Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love who Bring The Bass on this two track drop. It’s the skanking, Toots & The Maytal-toting, 110 bpm breaks of crowd-pleaser Stuck To The Roof that will pique the interest of MB regulars, though if anyone really insists (and someone always does), it arrives accompanied by aptly-titled junglist banger Jungle Thingz. Which is
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VARIOUS: Block Rockin Bulabeats (2015)

Block Rockin BulabeatsThere’s only a few weeks before the year closes – which means party time is expanding exponentially. What else to do then, if you are the Bulabeats label, but come back with another one of those Block Rockin Bulabeats. Or better still four of them. Thus Crashgroove wobbles-up Marlena Shaw on Ghetto Girl and the splendidly-named Barry Krishna has not a single problem providing
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AARON MAZARATI: I Don’t Need You (2015)

I Don't Need You Aaron MazaratiSome key steps to becoming a successful hip-hop artist might include such things as having a name in which at least one element is an alternative spelling of a luxury brand and having a competent remix in a different genre – preferably one with which the yout’ will connect if your genre of preference is from an earlier era. Of course the one you really shouldn’t skip (though many do) is
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JOHNNYPLUSE: Songs That Will Change Your Life EP (2013) Free download

Irish breakbeat kingpin Johnnypluse comes through with a two-track freebie EP for the end of the year cheekily entitled Songs That Will Change Your Life no less. The first of these’ll be the crashing breaks and moody 90s rave-ish synths of LP dnb cut Don’t Stand For It (End Of Night Edit) now reworked at 106 bpm. The second, The Weapon Part 2 , is the kind of entity that used
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JOHNNYPLUSE: Ur Not Hip-hop (2013)

The rave-wing of Irish breakbeat is alive and well it seems. Yes, it’s Johnnypluse with his latest four tracker Ur Not Hip-Hop. Opener Close Your Eyes takes a while to get going but at over six minutes, it’s not like it’s in any hurry. But hang on: no rapping, no scratching and two massive interpolations of Bastille’s Pompeii? Close Your Eyes – you’re not hip-hop! Even if you do reference the
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JOHNNYPLUSE: Play Something We Know (2013)

Hey JohnnyPluse – play something we know. Not actually a request (or, more likely, a beer-fuelled heckle) Play Something We Know is, in fact, the title of this fourteen-track JohnnyPluse retrospective celebrating his five albums and twenty three EPs. Five albums?! Twenty Three EPs?! Christ! JP is like the breakbeat Rolling Stones or something. Minus the supermodels, and annual
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Book Of Lies Remixed (2013) + The Prowler (Django party mix) Free download

If you’re a producer, it has become somewhat de rigeur of late, to follow the release of ‘the’ album (i.e. yours) with ‘the remix album’ – i.e. by ‘them’. You know, a crew of usually like-minded individuals who, the minute they get their grubby mitts on those stems, throw the owner a sly grin as if to say, ‘this shit is mine now and I’m going to go to town on it’ and then go to town on it. A bit like
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JOHNNYPLUSE feat. MC COPPA: Get Old One Day (2013) Free download

Bulabeats big cheese JohnnyPluse drops the remix album of his Book Of Lies long player from earlier this year next month. By way of promotion, he’s put out a free download of the MC Coppa-featuring Get Old One Day which lyrically amounts to pretty much a list of stuff to do before you get old. Swim with dolphins in Tahiti? Surf psychedelic barrels at dawn in Bali? Have group sex with a
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Book Of Lies (2013) + ‘Episode’ video

The Book Of Lies eh? Some new government manifesto perhaps? The end of year accounts from corporation tax dodgers (and Tory donors) Lycamobile? RBS’s report to shareholders about its role in the Libor scandal? How about the new album from lynchpin of the sound of the Irish breakbeat underground a.k.a. Bulabeats label boss
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