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EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ: Party Over Here

EL BOMBA & ROAST BEATZ:  Party Over HereYou know it’s going to be rocking when El Bomba & Roast Beatz tell you there’s a Party Over Here – and so it proves on their new EP which channels the old school while keeping an eye on the sound of the party breakbeat present. The pair supply two tracks apiece taking turns to drop heat and El Bomba is first out of the starting blocks with Take A Break‘s bouillabaisse of old school beats and
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VARIOUS: Freshly Dipped Vol. 4

VARIOUS: Freshly Dipped Vol. 4Roast Beatz Cuttin’ It Fine label dips toes, feet, hell, whole body into the post lockdown fray with new booty bangers collection, Freshly Dipped Vol. 4. Leaping straight in is Towlie DJ nu-disco-ing up J5 on High Pieces, swiftly followed by Roast Beatz himself who introduces some JBs licks to Beyonce’s hubby on Excuse Me James so they can smoke that la-la-la together. It was a recipe
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GHETTO FUNK presents: ROAST BEATZ (2016)

Roast Beatz Ghetto Funk GFPD27When roasting beats, it’s important to remember that there are a number of schools of thought regarding method. If you are DJ Roast Beatz for example, you favour imbuing your offerings with a rich helping of hip-hop and disco flavour as well as the crispest of snares – while at the same time experimenting with other influences to create a richly seasoned and well-cooked fusion. Thus we
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DR HOOKA presents: A SKILLZ, KROSSBOW, ROAST BEATZ & More (2015) Frome, 24 October

Dr Hooka's Birthday BBQ A Skillz 2015Given a first world mega-city status that puts it right up there with the likes of L.A. and Tokyo, it’s hardly surprising that Frome, Somerset should be the location for Dr Hooka‘s Birthday BBQ – an event that gathers such breakbeat like minds as the mighty A Skillz, glitch-hop supremos Krossbow and a host of others including Goodgroove, Chrispop, Extra Medium, Bubaking, Titan Sound
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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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BOOTY FRUIT: Cherry Bombs Vol. 2 (2014)

Cherry Bombs V2 Booty FruitIt’s about time! The three-track Vol. 2 of Booty Fruit‘s new series, Cherry Bombs will be lobbed into the wild next week and both Roast Beatz and El Bomba are back for a second bite at the – er – cherry with Father Funk completing the trio. RB gets to pop this drop’s – ahem – cherry with the Ripple-ing bounce of Back 2 Funk and is followed by El Bomba who’s in and out and running about with
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DJ ROAST BEATZ: Ghetto Soul EP (2014)

Ghetto Soul - DJ Roast BeatzHello, it’s Roast Beatz with his first release on on Breakbeat Paradise – the Ghetto Soul EP and he’s brought along Ugly Duckling Dizzy Dustin to spit a few bars in the gaps between Kylie Earl‘s soaring vocal on Do What You Love! Not so much ghetto gone funky now as ghetto gone soul, then. With a lil nod towards hip-hop. Also, DJ Rudd‘s on hand to provide a rework which is neither soul nor hip-hop
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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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VARIOUS: Cloud Watching (Riddim Fruit) (2012) – Free download

Known for its adventures in the realm of bass music, the Riddim Fruit label crosses the threshold of the chill-out room with Cloud Watching – as if you’d expect anything else from a cover depicting a bloke stood on a hill staring at a paisley-ish sky or a hippy title like that, anyway. If this leads you feeling like we’ve entered nineties downtempo breaks territory you’d be right. And
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