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VARIOUS: Funk Butter Volume One

VARIOUS: Funk Butter Volume OneSay hello to the latest from DJ Roast Beatz’ Cuttin’ It Fine label, Funk Butter Volume One which is every bit as smooth as the title promises. Four edits then from Frankee More, Mr Fitz, Pecoe and Roast Beatz himself, all set to bring a bit of smooch to bass funk dancefloors. The opener is More’s tone-setting rerub of DeBarge’s I like It while Pecoe brings some breakbeat sunshine to –
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VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol. 11

VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol. 11With no let-up in the onslaught of year-end label compilations in sight, here’s Jalapeno’s contribution – Jalapeno Funk Vol. 11. And since their roster includes some heavy-hitters you can expect a bit of class. Twenty tracks deep, this one contains contributions from Gizelle Smith, Aldo Vanucci, Basement Freaks, The Allergies, Dr Rubberfunk, Flevans, Izo FitzRoy, Soopasoul
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TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The Moon

TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The MoonTramp Records’ new compilation of lunar-themed nuggets, Trip To The Moon, was apparently inspired by the 2016-Nigerian-astronaut-stranded-in-space email scam. You know – the one about how a mission to rescue Abacha Tunde, stranded on a secret Russian space station since 1979, can only be organised by his cousin if some gullible – er – I mean helpful – foreigner will kindly transfer their bank details etc. etc. in return for which they
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VARIOUS: Fabyl: Arrival

VARIOUS:  Fabyl: ArrivalRating: ★★★★★ A new wave of big beat seems to have been lurking in the wings ever since the first wave of big beat and in recent years the likes of Rory Hoy and Pulpfusion have been resolutely flying the flag for old school uptempo breakbeat music that doesn’t bass wobble like a Weeble. Joining them in 2018 is producer to the stars, Nick Faber, a man who knows a thing or two about big
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VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol 6 (2015) + The Allergies promo mix exclusive!

Jalapeno Funk 6If you know like I know you wanna step to this – it’s the J-funk era, funked out with a breakbeat twist. What? Another nineteen-track compilation featuring recent Jalapeno highlights and box-fresh exclusives? From the likes of Skeewiff, Basement Freaks, Soopasoul, Alexia Coley, Ephemerals, Quasamodo, Kraak & Smaak, The Allergies, Olympic Cyclone Band and Boca 45? Covering all
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HAMMOND CLASSICS/ LARRY SKG: Carnibal Records 011 (2014)

Carnibal 011 Larry Skg Hammond ClassicsRating: ★★★★★ Just thought I’d get this one out there as it’s NYE and this might have slipped under your release radar when it came out on Boxing Day. It certainly slipped under the monkey’s radar when the PR came in for Carnibal Records 011 on Christmas Day. Christmas Day?! Maybe they don’t do Christmas in Greece. Maybe they do that mainland Europe thing of not celebrating
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VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol. 5 (2014)

Jalapeno Funk Vol. 5Once more the Jalapeno Records label plunges the compilation ladle into the chili bowl of its recent back catalogue and serves the ingredients up with a generous side order of exclusives on Jalapeno Funk Vol. 5. Nineteen aural taste sensations ensue and nearly all of them are funk-related. The opening trio of the spicy revved-up neo-northern soul of Aldo Vanucci/ Kylie Auldist collab. Get A Hold On This
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VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club (2012) Album release

Among the many irons in his fire, Craig Charles has been rocking his Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 now for a decade – in recent years taking it on tour around the UK and beyond as ‘The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club’ with dj sets and guest support from live bands. And those nights are flames – I should know, I’ve been to enough of them. What this release does, in a nutshell, is see
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