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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPERI think it was C+C Music Factory who once sang Everybody dance now!, and if new Allergies single Dance Now features a similar lyric and an implicit intention to make you sweat, let’s all offer up a prayer of thanks that the sort of dancing required for this uptempo sister funk banger is very much of the b-boy persuasion. And if you’ve seen the
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THE ALLERGIES: Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Can't Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ And just when you thought the summer dog days of music were kicking in early, The Allergies release their brand new Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back vinyl 7″. With sister-funk on the A-side and party-starting hip-hop on the flip they’ve got all the types of music you’ll ever need in one handy 45 package. Making
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 5 – THE ALLERGIES

BOMBSTRIKES:  Funk N Beats Vol. 5 - THE ALLERGIESGood grief is it that time already? Yes it is! Bomb Strikes’ annual Funk N Beats compilation which ensures a healthy supply of – well – funk and beats to keep you going until the next offering is now in its fifth year with the unsurprisingly-named Vol 5 just out. But who to run the show in 2018? Who could possibly have the requisite curatorial skills? Enter a pair of youthful ‘Whispering’ Bob
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Whoo-eee! You won’t know whether to Rock Rock or Blast Off with this new double-Andy Cooper-featuring Allergies donut on Jalapeno. Haaaang on a minute. Didn’t Jalapeno release Rock Rock and Blast Off on 7″ already? Like two years ago? Ahhh – you’ll be thinking of the original vinyl drop when a 45 featuring speed-rap Rock Rock and the album version of Blast Off
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BAZZA RANKS & IMAGINE THIS: That Stuff

BAZZA RANKS & IMAGINE THIS: That StuffIn a departure from his more usual dancehall-oriented drops, Irish bass don Bazza Ranks hooks up with Kiwi emcee Imagine This for some of That Stuff – a decidedly bass-heavy slice of hip-hop which manages to combine label Bombstrike’s penchant for both twenty-first century breaks and that ol’ boom-bap. Surely there are only two directions remix crews can head in then? WBBL
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NOLA BREAKS V5: Everybody’s Hip-Huggin (THE ALLERGIES remix)/ Mean Man (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR remix)(2017)

NOLA BREAKS V5:  Everybody's Hip-Huggin/ Mean Man (THE ALLERGIES remixes)What happens when The Allergies and Professor Shorthair get their hands on two mighty funk cut from the Big Easy? Nola Breaks V5, that’s what! Yes, Professor Shorthair invited the duo to work their edit-hoodoo on Robert Parker’s classic Everybody’s Hip-Huggin while he took on Betty Harris’s Mean Man himself for a release that is certain to cause a fire on the bayou. Not least of the reasons for this is the way The Allergies get
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THE ALLERGIES: Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + ‘Blast Off’ remix premiere

THE ALLERGIES:  Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + 'Blast Off' remix premiereEverybody knows deejay-producers love nothing better than getting the keys to a record company’s back catalogue so one can only imagine the pants-wetting excitement Bristol duo The Allergies must have experienced when they recently gained access to Jalapeno’s vaults. Of course, having penetrated the inner sanctum, there was nothing left to do but have had a right old rummage. The
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7Rating: ★★★★★ And today’s main event is The Allergies’ new 45 off recent LP Push On entitled Main Event and featuring Ugly Duckling emcee and unofficial third Allergy Andy Cooper himself. Man, that is a main event! Expect boom-bap drums, lashings of horns and hook-filled party lyrics. What’s that Andy? “Don’t wear expensive clothes/ When the heat’s up you’ll sweat right through
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THE ALLERGIES: Push On (Album)(2017)

Allergies Push OnRating: ★★★★★ My word – is that The Allergies again? Airplay all over BBC radio, vinyl seven inch singles ago-go, a deepening collaboration with Ugly Duckling rapper Andy Cooper to the point that he’s almost the third member of the group and now here’s their second full-length album. What to call that bad boy though? Push Out? Nope
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THE ALLERGIES: Entitled To That (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

THE ALLERGIES Entitled To That (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Entitled To That eh? And precisely what could The Allergies be entitled to as a consequence of their massive new single co-penned with Ugly Duckling emcee Andy Cooper in a neo-northern soul stylee? And by ‘massive new single’, I mean a banging horns-led stomp, weighing in with a classic 146 bpm tempo and featuring the supremely capable Honey Larochelle
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