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RORY HOY: The Little Big Beat Book

RORY HOY:  The Little Big Beat Book No, it’s not a single, an EP, or even a concept-LP – The Little Big Beat Book really is a book Rory Hoy’s done and not that little either at 287 pages. A labour of love, it comes with the tagline, ‘Stories spun from the decks – as told to Rory Hoy,’ and documents the history of his favourite musical genre – the hedonistic, pre-wobble, breakbeat
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RORY HOY: Flamingo At The Disco

RORY HOY:  Flamingo At The DiscoDespite being named after possibly the campest thing imaginable, Rory Hoy’s new single Flamingo At The Disco manages to restrain disco’s more flamboyant excesses for a down-to-earth and highly serviceable slab of mirrorball business that should fit nicely into anyone’s nu-disco set whilst also providing a gateway to old school disco sets or those comprised of Mr Hoy’s beloved big beat
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RORY HOY: The Other Side Of Forever EP

RORY HOY:  The Other Side Of Forever EPWho better to provide the debut release for Terence ‘Pulpfusion’ Thöny and Kim ‘Wiccatron’ Sørensen’s new label Big Fat Mama Beats than the UK’s like-minded Rory Hoy – a man for whom beats can never be big enough? Frankly what else would you expect from an entity created solely for the furtherance of ‘big beat, breakbeat, nu-funk and break tech boom-bap’ – and I refer to the
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RORY HOY: Who Needs Reality (2017)

RORY HOY:  Who Needs Reality Right, turn up the radio and listen to this, Rory Hoy is back with what must surely be the banging-est slice of big beat since the early ’00s: Who Needs Reality? No, that last bit’s not a sly dig at our Rory’s obsession with the sound of London’s Heavenly Social Club and Brighton’s Big Beat boutique circa 1995 – that’s what the new album is actually called – and it’s ten tracks of mainly
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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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OLD FLAME feat. RORY HOY: So Daft (2016)

so-daft-old-flame-rory-hoyHeavyweight big beat breaks in 2016? So daft – kind of like an old flame trying it on again. Actually, that can be quite a lot of fun can’t it? A bit like Old Flame‘s new musical adventure So Daft on which he’s brought a mate who also has a penchant for big beat – Rory Hoy. Blimey, it’ll be an aural threesome – you, Old Flame and Rory Hoy! Talkin’ of bringing up the past, the loop on
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Big Fat Mama Beats (2016)

Big Fat Mama Breakbeat ParadiseHaving done the ‘old’ (with the retro 90s-ish sound of the Badass Funk EP from earlier in the year), Breakbeat Paradise Recordings now do the ‘new’ assembling a seven-artist strong squad consisting of Discobeta, Mr Rich & Caretaker, Crashgroove, Wiccatron, Funky Boogie Brothers, Rory Hoy and Pulpfusion to take things musically bang-up-to-date with the Big Fat Mama Beats EP – all expectations (as
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TURNTILL: TCF Rock Riddim (Remixed) (2016)

TCF Rock Riddim Remixed TurntillBack last year aways, DJ Turntill of Swiss crew The Chosen Few set out to make a single reggae track. Remember that fact, it’s important – a single reggae track. However, being a musically well-connected sort (due to his label and crew The Chosen Few) one thing led to another and he ended up with no fewer than twenty different vocal versions of said riddim released as TCF Rock
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BMD: Funk It Up (2016)

Funk It Up BMDFormer Tru:Funker BMD is back in the production seat with new single Funk It Up. In fact not so much ‘funk it up’ as ‘big beat it up’ as he goes hell-for-leather after the sound that once defined the Heavenly Social club – pounding uptempo breaks and a 90s take on the kind of noise that post-punks ESG used to make in the clubs of NYC back in the early 80s. Of course – that does bring
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RORY HOY: Check It Out EP (2015)

Check It Out EP Rory HoyCheck it out diehard big beaters! Rory Hoy goes all ‘Beat Bastik’ on your asses with his new one – er – Check It Out, marking his return to Breakbeat Paradise. That’ll be five turbocharged neo-big beat numbers then. Bak2thaoldskool is the banging acid-house-fuelled opener, Keep The Music rocks an infinitesimally lighter nineties-soul path – as
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