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ROAST BEATZ & MC MANIC: Consolidation EP (2014)

Consolidation EP Roast Beatz MC ManicSad times as we say goodbye to the Riddim Fruit label (and one assumes its Booty Fruit imprint) with this final release but at least DJ Roast Beatz and his Bournemouth MC homie Manic are keeping things party til the very end with their Consolidation EP. Gossip is the funky uptempo opener featuring a hook from Geoff Lai, We A Tell Dem goes dancehall – like the name didn’t give it
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FUNKANOMICS & BADBOE: Remix The Version Part 2 (2014)

Remix The Version Part 2 Badboe FunkanomicsWelcome to Riddim Fruit’s latest crop yield which is this, Dephicit and Shimi Sonic remixed by Badboe and Funkanomics though not in that order. It’s actually Badboe who goes first and he gets his hands on Shimi Sonic’s Hot Peach. And filthy is the direction he goes in, making the beat bigger and adding some low end synth action. Funkanomics on the other hand fondle the glitchy
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RACKABEAT & BAR-LOW: Step Out/ Air Tight (2014)

Hey everybody, let’s pull the lever on the Riddim Fruit machine and see what turns up for the start of 2014. Here we go – all the reels are spinning – hey – hold on a second – looks like someone’s been having a tinker with the workings – only two tracks have turned up instead of the normal four! There’s a punchy, paranoid bass-heavy bunch of cherries augmented with a little bit of Biggie 101 called Step
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VARIOUS: Cloud Watching Volume 3 (Riddim Fruit) (2013)

Google ‘cloud watching’ (like I just did) and you’ll probably find that the first search result is the Cloud Appreciation Society (‘Uniting cloud lovers around the world’) who are, “fighting the banality of blue sky thinking.” Unsure whether this was some sort of joke or whether there really are people apart from meteorologists out there that interested in clouds I had a quick tour around the site and
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DJ ROAST BEATZ: Heavy Ear Play EP (2013)

Roast Beatz garners some impressive allies to drop verbals on his Heavy Ear Play EP in the form of Action Bronson and Stig Of The Dump. NY rapper Bronson appears on no fewer than two cuts – the first (and title) track along with Stig and Brotherman and closer 5 Star General in the company of Phoenix Da Icefire. Just as well our man’s up to the job right? Evidence of this can be
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DEPHICIT: Duality EP (2013)

He might be called Dephicit but he’s got no shortage of what sound like Star Wars samples. He’s practically made an EP out of them. Listening to this is a bit like a having a job at Mos Eisley spaceport – albeit within earshot of the cantina. Lightsabers, podracers, droid squeaks and beeps. Loads of ’em. Well, them and some beats obviously. And some basslines. And some vocalists. Got soul
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RIDDIM FRUIT: Bristol Fashion EP (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ As the Riddim Fruit label are well aware, Bristol has a reputation of being something of a world centre of bass music. The Wild Bunch, Massive Attack, Smith & Mighty, Portishead, Roni Size and Full Cycle, a constant Jamaican dancehall presence since the sixties – indeed you might imagine that life in the monkey’s hometown permanently chugs along to a seismic rumble. That’s all bollocks of course, I definitely remember a
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VARIOUS: Cloud Watching Volume 2 (Riddim Fruit) (2013) Free download

Cloud watching. Lie on your back and make two collide. Disperse one with your mind. Find ones that look like animals. Fucking hippies! They’re everywhere and now they’ve invaded the Riddim Fruit label a second time and forced ten artists on its roster to make ‘upbeat downtempo’ breaks. It’s outrageous. All that lying about in peaceful harmony, smoking dope and being nice to each
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MR 50: The City Of Sin EP (2013)

Let’s see now – where could The City Of Sin EP from Bristol-based Mr 50 be paying homage too? The big bucks corruption of Moscow? The fleshpots of Bangkok? The drug-soaked streets of Miami? Actually, my money’s on Bristol. Far-fetched? I don’t think so. Ask anyone who’s braved the walk down the slapper-choked alley that Corn Street becomes on any given Friday or Saturday night
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THE ALLERGIES: Heartbreaker EP (2013)

No post Christmas/ NYE lying low for either the Riddim Fruit label (who released the reliably heavyweight DJ Alias EP yesterday) or for Djs Moneyshot & Rackabeat team-up project The Allergies – who dropped massive old school freebie The Pick Up Line the other week. Why? Because The Allergies Heartbreaker EP is cued for release in the middle of this month. The boys pillage
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