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TOSSES: Scratch Beats Vol. 1 (2016)

scratch-breaks-vol-1-tossesAle Tosses‘ production conveyor belt seems to be working overtime at the minute – this is at least his third release this year! Scratch Beats Vol. 1 boasts heavier beats, snarlier synths and arguably wider appeal though. While the feel is broadly ghetto funky/ glitch breaksy – blues and funk get sucked into
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TOSSES: Tosses feat. RAYNA (2016)

Tosses feat RaynaIt seems MC Rayna‘s so busy these days with her band Antiplastic that there’s little time for the sort of sterling guest vox that have graced beats by the likes of Badboe, Skeewiff, Jiggyjoe, Sammy Senior, Tonic, and Tosses & Varvez. Luckily Ale Tosses of the latter has used all his wiles to get Rayna on two new cuts. What to call the LP though? I know – Tosses feat. Rayna! Doo Wop is
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TOSSES: Stone EP (2014)

Stone EP TossesDJ/ Producer Tosses (of Tosses & Varvez fame) has released an EP called Stone. Tosses? Stone? You couldn’t make it up. Mind you, what else could you toss? Actually – the cleanest that line of discussion’s going to get is ‘not a dwarf’ so let’s not go there. And so it is that we focus on this four track set of funky breaks missiles. The first two are equal parts nasty synths, crunchy breaks and
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VARIOUS: Lime Sorbet IV (Selected by QUINCY JOINTZ)(2014)

Lime Sorbet IV Quincy JointzSelectah Quincy Jointz is in the area once more with Volume 4 of his Lime Sorbet series covering all bases from nufunk to nujazz, chillout to breaks, funk to reggae and electro to – ahem – house. This one is seventeen tracks deep and in the days of physical-only releases it would have been worth paying for the whole thing just to get your hands on Andy Taylor‘s nufunk bomb-track Pray which
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TOSSES & VARVEZ: Get This Bounce EP (BigMP23) (2013)

BigM might have been relatively quiet in the last couple of months but their two latest releases make up for that by bringing a considerable amount of noise. The first of these comes from Italian production team Tosses & Varvez in the shape of the Get This Bounce EP which features a number of collaborators and journeys from nineties-soul tinged breaks to grinding ghetto funk. Chief among said
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TRU FUNK: Nu Party Breaks Vol. 5 (2013)

There ain’t no party like a Tru:Funk party and the crew assembled for Nu Party Breaks Vol. 5 pillage past decades to make sure business is all funky as usual. DJ AKA gets busy with KC & The Sunshine Band, the superbly named Hiphoppapotamus wallows in the sound of Curtis Mayfield, Morlack responds to the siren call of Dizzee Rascal, Warson
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BIGM PRESENTS: Vol. 22 Various Bangin’ Artists (BigMP22) (2012)

I don’t know the collective noun for a group of breakbeat producers like the one the BigM label has assembled here and neither apparently do BigM who’ve settled for the description ‘bangin’ artists.’ For the twenty second time. Yes – Volume 22 – and bang they do. Tom Drummond & Slynk get jiggy with Will Smith yielding percussive elevation as Big Willy shakes the room, Tosses & Varvez slam Onyx harder than Onyx previously slammed
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TOSSES & VARVEZ feat. MISSIN RED: The Music That I Love

Tosses & Varvez‘s new one is The Music That I Love and it’s all about the synths. Oh what – swirly, ethereal washes? All wafting about like Air in the realm of the cloud people? Not really, no. More like those really pissed off zombie Dobermans in the first Resident Evil film. If they were synths. Opener, and title track The Music That I Love is a skankin
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PULPFUSION: Sex, Drums, Funk & Roll EP (2011) + video,

Forget Swizz Beats – this is all about Swiss beats for it’s from the land of expensive watches and expansive bank accounts that PulpFusion hails. The Sex, Drums Funk & Roll EP finds Mr Terence Thony (there’s an umlaut on the ‘o’ but not on my keyboard) indulging his love of big ass drum breaks, funky samples and rock guitars in quite spectacular fashion. Oh yeah – and sex
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