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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Apple Sauce (B-Boy mix) (2012) Free download

“Want apple sauce on that mate?” The answer’s yes, of course, when ‘that’ is your decks and the apple sauce is Renegades Of Jazz‘s B-Boy mix of his very own album track Apple Sauce. Imagine some latin hip-hop heads have got hold of the spy-funk original and supercharged the percussion with some Nu-Yorican Bronx flavour and you’ll have a rough idea of where this is coming from. Once
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WACK RECORDS 11: Smov/ DJ Kid Stretch/ Prosper/ The Breakbeat Junkie/ DJP (2011)

It’s been a while but ‘Berry Geordie’ (a.k.a. producer Smoove of Smoove & Turrell) has a new Wack Records drop waiting in the wings – and this one comes with a theme. Do you hanker for that era when funk and soul was either busy morphing into or being superseded by four-to-the-floor beats and hip-hop was barely a twinkle in Kool Herc’s eye? Are you all about ‘leisure suit’/ nylon shirt-open-to-the-waist combos?
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CHART – AUG. 2010

1. (NEW) Leisure Allstars feat. Lady Chann – Friday Night (Mr Benn ‘Saturday Morning’ retox)
Dutty-skankin’ remix of the Allstars/ Chann cut.
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2. (1) Mr Benn – Police (Magic Fly remix)
Rude skanking remix of the lairy A side riddim.
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3. (NEW) Hell Rell & JR Writer & Juelz Santana & Jim Jones & 40 Cal – Dipset Symphony
Dipset ditch Cam’ron for ‘Too Hard To Handle’-sampling boom-bap banger.
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4. (NEW) Ewan Hoozami – Drinking Song
Huge funky scattershot beats and big, big horns.
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5. (3) Boca 45 – Bottles In The Air
Reverb heavy floor filler.
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6. (NEW) Mark Ronson & The Business Intnl – Bang, Bang, Bang
Give in to it and get your eighties-crossed-with-your-21st century-breaks on.
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7. (6) Smov & Dedy Dread – No Diggin
Sixties Motown/ Bossa beat-crosser Black Street refix.
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8. (NEW) Recordkingz feat. Joell Ortiz – Take A Walk With Me
Latest prime cut from last year’s superb LP.
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9. (NEW) Protoman & Bleubird – Guns Don’t Kill People (Florida Does)
The ‘gunshine state’ gets rinsed boom-bap style.
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10. (2) Orgone – The Last Fool
Full funk flames. First track on new LP.
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CHART – JULY 2010

1. Mr Benn – Police (Magic Fly remix)
Rude skanking remix of the lairy A side riddim.
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2. Orgone – The Last Fool
Full funk flames. First track on new LP.
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3. Boca 45 – Bottles In The Air
Reverb heavy floor filler.
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4. Windmills – Summer Fantasie
Very fresh west coast hip-hop. Expect BIG things.
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5. The Bamboos – You Ain’t No Good
Mod-soul stomper feat. The mysterious King Merc
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6. Smov & Dedy Dread – No Diggin
Sixties Motown/ Bossa beat-crosser Black Street refix.
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7. Herma Puma feat. Sensei Of Soul – Disposable Rappers
Super chilled, super heavy, full fat. Part 1.
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8. The Funk League feat. Diamond D & Sadat X – The Boogie Down Bombers
Super chilled, super heavy, full fat. Part 2.
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9. Funktomas – Shake Shot
Big thumping, disco-breakin, beats. Part 1.
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10. DJP – Juicy Way
Big thumping, disco-breakin, beats. Part 2.
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SMOV & DEDY DREAD/ FUNKTOMAS: No Diggin (+video) / Shake Shot – Wack Records W10

Christ! Wack 09 was only out five minutes ago and now here’s this summer nugget already. No Diggin is yet another refix of Black Street’s No Diggity and I gather that Lisbon producer Dedy Dread engendered this fresh mid-sixties Motown versus Bossa beat-crosser and then passed it to Newcastle-based beat-head Smov a.k.a Smoove – to play around with too. You might have thought that the prolific Smoove would have enough beats already to make Dedy’s trans-European manoeuvre a bit like taking coals to Newcastle (see what I did there?) but apparently not. The result is the product of some quite abandoned genre-splicing – a practice which can be a bit like drunk people making ‘cocktails’ out of leftovers at a party: it’s either a murky abortion or an exotically fruity marvel. This is the latter – no diggity. The fun doesn’t end there though, for who should turn up on the flip but Funktomas with Shake Shot, a beefy slice of Sly Stone sampling super disco breaks. Out on limited 7”…soon. Snooze and you lose! Press release beneath vid:


(PRESS RELEASE)
A track that was originally born in Lisbon (Portugal) by Dedy Dread and transported through space landing on Newcastle (U.K) soil to be treated with the unmistakable drum hellish sound of smov. The final result being this crazy ass shaking bossa funk rockabilly jazz dance bomb!

Hailing from Hamburg Germany Funktomas drops a some what classic B Boy anthem “Shack Up” over some old skool flavour female chants creating a simple but very effective banger!… I bet you cant put one of these in your turntable without droppin into the catapillar?

Listen to SMOV & Dedy Dread – No Diggin’

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