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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Mojan Edits: Uptight Boss b/w Beg For A Dollar (Vinyl 7″)

Aaaand this is what happens when people mistake the ‘stank’ in Stank Soul Edits for ‘skank’. It sets Mako & Mr Bristow to thinking – ‘What would a ‘skank soul edit’ sound like’? Maybe a riddim from back when rocksteady was morphing into ‘boss reggae’ on a Toots/ Upsetters/ Trojan tip and maybe pair that with a classic American soul vocal? You know – like as if Berry Gordy had
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VARIOUS: Toxic Funk presents Boots Of Paradise

Toxic Funk presents Boots Of ParadiseSay hello to the latest massive compilation from Breakbeat Paradise snappily titled Toxic Funk presents Boots Of Paradise. As you have rightly guessed by now, that means you’re getting some serious bootleg action in the form of no fewer than thirteen tracks from a host of BBP regulars plus a smattering of newer names. Among the latter are Towlie DJ who woozily updates the funky breaks
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2

Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2 Breakbeat Paradise Records start the Christmas festivities early in 2020 (forgivably, you might agree, given the events of the preceding eleven months) by spreading advance Yuletide cheer with the Christmas Bootleg Bells Vol. 2 LP. The plan was simple – give the multifarious members of the BBP family the chance to rework classic funk and soul Christmas tracks (as opposed to more
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7It’s been a long road to getting this out – the small matter of a pandemic being only one among multifarious delays that nearly meant no vinyl drop at all.  Ultimately however, the forces of light have triumphed – in so sudden and final a turnaround that Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol.6 arrived before the PR was finalised.  So let’s cut to the chase – on the one side – Stealin’ Alright; on t’other side – Stolen Nolan. Cheeky!
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7″! But three tracks on a 45? Well, like the boys say, their raison d’etre is
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BEATNIK CITY: Northern Beats Vol. 1 (2016)

Northern Beats Vol. 1 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ Forget mods vs. rockers. If diehard northern soulies get wind of how fast and loose the very concepts of Motown and northern soul have been played with for Beatnik City’s latest booty-breaks outing, it’ll be bowling bags at dawn, Bruce Lee kicks and ninja-style clouds of talc thrown in the eyes. Just as well those involved are all on their game for Northern Beats Vol. 1
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CHART – NOVEMBER (2015)

1. (-) Mako & Mr Bristow – Stank Soul Edits Vol 1 & 2


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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Supersoul Rock N Roll EP (2015)

Supersoul Rock N Roll EP Mako Mr BristowBristol-to-London pairing Mako & Mr Bristow follow-up their own previous EPs on Breakbeat Paradise (Mako with The Hawk and Mr Bristow with Benny Silver) by dropping a brand, spanking, new 4-track EP of funk-soul-hip-hop-party breaks shortly – tracks off which have been getting much love from Craig Charles of late. They should probably get someone they know well
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