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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Paradise Regain’d (2015)

Paradise Regain'd Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ Renegades Of Jazz made a very early bid for album of the year with his Satanic-themed, Milton-inspired northern jazz breaks epic Paradise Lost all the way back in January and there’s been little to rival its magnificence thus far. Now a decent amount of time has elapsed however, Agogo are all primed to summon its counterpart to earth – a counterpart travelling
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HIDDEN JAZZ QUARTET feat. GREG BLACKMAN: Tap On The Backdoor (2015)

Tap On The Backdoor Hidden Jazz Quartet Greg BlackmanTap On The Backdoor? Ooh there’s nothing worse than being locked out is there? There you are, dressing gown flapping wide and showing your arse, vainly slapping the pockets you’ve already panic-checked, knocking on your own door just in case all the people that weren’t in your house to let you in a minute ago have miraculously materialised inside and…what did you say? It’s the
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FRAMEWORKS feat. QnC: Back To The Music b/w Classic (RENEGADES OF JAZZ remix) (2015)

Classic Frameworks QnC Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ The second of two upcoming Hero Records collaborations with Long Island legends Q Ball & Curt Cazal (and in fact the first to be released) is this which finds Manchester producer Frameworks renewing his acquaintance with the former J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. rappers. Back To The Music is a woozy Aim-ish beat backed with a sweet Renegades Of Jazz remix of classic banger – er –
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Paradise Lost (2015)

Paradise Lost Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ Renegades Of Jazz made his full-length debut back in 2011 with Hip To The Jive on Smoove’s Wass Records and causing a frisson of breakbeat excitement with his super fresh ‘northern jazz’ sound. The pre- and post-LP single drops and subsequent releases gained ROJ multiple plaudits all round. Four years down the line, it’s time for LP number two: Paradise Lost
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MYLES SANKO: Forever Dreaming (CEE ROO Remix)(DJ TANNER video edit) (2015) Free download

Forever Dreaming Sanko Tanner Cee RooThe neatest, most lady-pleasing facial hair in nu-soul gets a respectful remix here from Swiss remixer Cee Roo and then said remix gets a video edit from DJ Tanner. Oh mylanta. Myles Sanko‘s original video to Forever Dreaming featured him getting ready for a (lady)fans meet n greet with the help of an attractive female P.A. In the remix, Cee Roo boosts the tempo and the percussion and
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ANDY TAYLOR: El Pantano Remixes (2014)

El Pantano remixes Andy TaylorIt seems like an age since we’ve had a Wass Record release but the wait is over with the arrival of this package of remixes from Andy Taylor‘s nufunk/party breaks affair from last year, El Pantano. In the intervening months, an assortment of producers have been working on sparkling new reworkings of some of Andy’s choicest cuts in much the same way as an
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Fire (2014)

Fire EP Renegades Of Jazz AspectsFire is the first single off forthcoming LP Paradise Lost from ‘northern jazz’ don Renegades Of Jazz. Turns out he’s enlisted fallen rap angels, Aspects for mic duties and they employ their impressive powers of rhyme and rhetoric to spread the commandments of the adversary – you know – thou shalt add an ‘l’ to the end of any word ending in a vowel, thou shalt drink scrumpy and only
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Soul Boogie/ L.O.V.E. 1000 (2014)

Soul Boogie Renegades Of JazzKeen readers of MB will know that Renegades Of Jazz has been dropping 45s like they’re hot recently. Apparently it’s all stuff he had waiting around that nobody else wanted to release so he set up a new imprint, Rawkingcuts, to release them. What? Who didn’t want to release these two? B-boy breaks informed by groovy soul jazz (Soul Boogie) and b-boy breaks informed by sixties
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Assignment B-Boy (2014)

Assignment B-Boy Renegades Of JazzYour mission David (should you choose to accept it) is to create a brace of b-boy friendly breaks out of big band horn riffs and the sort of library music that might accompany sixties and seventies car chases. What do you mean ‘that’ll be a piece of piss’? Oh I see, well, yes, your record does appear to indicate that you have some experience in this sort of thing
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Rock To The Rhythm (2014)

Rock To The Rhythm Renegades Of JazzRenegades Of Jazz‘s last single Break This Chain broke a stylistic chain of releases of his ‘northern jazz’ style with something more akin to a hybrid of his Mash & Munkee project and good old-fashioned sampled breaks a la The Wiseguys’ second LP The Antidote. Tellingly, that was released on new label Rawkingcuts rather than his Hiperbole imprint or Wass. Here’s another effort very much in the same
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