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QDUP feat. AWOKE: Sonic Drop

QDUP feat. AWOKE: Sonic DropSonic Drop – not the latest battlefield weapon in Trump’s arsenal but the latest dancefloor weapon in Qdup’s – and shit is pretty newfangled sounding. Boom-bap this ain’t. Although it does qualify as hip-hop. What we have here my friends is an 808-charged, super-heavy bass payload with stutterfunk percussion and an emcee in the shape of Awoke on the mic? Did I mention her yet? No?
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MUSTAFA AKBAR: Get Down Wit It

MUSTAFA AKBAR: Get Down Wit ItNappy Riddem vocalist and sometime Fort Knox Five collaborator Mustafa Akbar strikes out on his own shortly with new single Get Down Wit It, inviting all who will join him (a fair few I’d imagine) to engage in a spot of bass-heavy, twenty-first century update of eighties funk. Such is Get Down Wit It which features muted guitars, swirling synths, insistent drums and the kind of
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QDUP feat. JEROME JOYCE: Get Up (2017)

QDUP feat. JEROME JOYCE: Get UpQdup and Jerome Joyce ensure that everyone gets up for the get down with Get Up – Fort Knox Recordings’ second big nod to DC go-go in a month after FK5’s very own Give It A Minute featuring BCap. Here the sound of the Washington dance underground is even stronger with Qdup refracting the trademark staccato drums, roto-toms and pitch-bending synth chords through a
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RORY HOY feat ASHLEY SLATER: Gettin’ Home (2017)

On their latest collab, Rory Hoy and Ashley Slater tackle the issue of Gettin’ Home from ‘the party’. We’ve all been there – a night’s carousing followed by the sudden realisation that you need your distant bed. In the absence of a beer-scooter (i.e. you’re conscious enough to remember the epic night-hike you’re about to undertake), what you need is a jaunty anthem to belt out while
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QDUP feat. EVERYMAN: Joyride (2017)

QDup and EVeryman provide a new theme for driving down PCH top down and hands in the air like you just don’t care by way of Joyride. It’s a catchy P-Funk-inspired breaks tune with crisp drums, farty synth bass, EVeryman knocking out the verses and QDup himself on the talkbox for those authentic frequency-bending hooks. Should have your lowrider popping. Comes complete with
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QDUP & WARP 9 feat. FLEX MATTHEWS: Bodyrock (2016)

Bodyrock Qdup Warp 9 Flex MatthewsQdup, Warp 9 and Flex Matthews get the full lock on the Bodyrock with their new collaborative single, and it’s every bit the slice of twenty-first century synth-drenched slice of bass-funk electric boogaloo you’d expect from the name. On the mic, Matthews lays down the gauntlet for fellow emcees and there’s even a brooding synth dropout to allow the competition to contemplate their game. Warp
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MAJOR LAZER: Too Original (QDUP remix) (2016) Free download

Too Original QDup Major LazerToo original for you and dem pawdie is it – that Major Lazer track? Beat a bit too pounding? No problem! What you need is this remix from Fort Knox Recordings signing QDup who brings the bass up and makes a blasta block with a well cocked roc- er – I mean with his breakbeat rework of the same. And if that doesn’t make you get back to di heat, loving it, living 128 beat (naah
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VINYL LIFE: Like This (QDUP Breaks Re-rub) (2016)

Like This Vinyl Life QDup breaks re-rubA new freebie from Qdup and another occasion on which we are all reminded of those immortal words from Shaun Of The Dead, “It’s not hip-hop; it’s electro. Prick.” Why? Because Qdup has firmly grasped Vinyl Life‘s electro throwback cut Like This by the 808s and given it the breaks remake it always demanded. It’s still electro Jim but not as Warp 9 And Afrika knew it. Or at least like they
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QDUP feat. MUSTAFA AKBAR: Funk & Dance (2015)

Funk  Dance  QDupFunk & Dance is the latest single from QDup as he makes a song and dance (literally) out of his return to the Fort Knox Recordings label. How does he do this? By getting one other FK regular under a groove – vocalist Mustafa Akbar – and then the pair of them channel George Clinton by way of a bit of twenty-first century funk production. K-Lab and Skiitour are on hand to make sure the public
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SEE-I: Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP 1 (2015)

Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP1Obviously the first in a series, the Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP 1 sees Basement Freaks and QDup let their production knowledge shine bright on a brace of See-I remixes. Basement Freaks takes Boogieman (featuring Mr Lif) and makes it harder, better, faster, stronger, while QDup takes King Of The Road (which is definitely not a Roger Miller cover) and drives it
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