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THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man + videoRating: ★★★★★ Who was it, less than two months ago who speculated that The Allergies’ Lyrics Born-featuring, Promised Land LP cut, Going To The Party, might be, “A future 45?”. Oh yes, it was the monkey and as a prediction, it was ‘all the way right’ which isn’t a bad description of the boys’ new 7″, the A-side of which is, of course, peak-time funky hip-hop throwdown, Going To The
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LUKE BEATS: Black Mamba + video

LUKE BEATS:  Black Mamba + videoSay hello to the latest drop from the Little Beat More label – Luke Beats’ Black Mamba, complete with video. The Italian bass player and producer likes to chop out a decent sample using his MPC and SP404 and since his tastes include Shaw Brothers kung-fu flicks and the musical work of Dilla, Madlib and Pete Rock, it’s probably little surprise he’s ended up with the track and video
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THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE TIBBS:  Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7The Tibbs return with a new single that is also the title track from their second LP, Another Shot Fired, released back in the autumn. It’s an uptempo reggae-tinged soul affair, ably-helmed by new singer Roxanne Hartog who replaces Elsa Bekman and is well up to conveying the sort of romantic sorties explored in the lyrics. But how to represent such goings-on in audio visual format? Well, Holland is famously a home of cafĂ© culture
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THE SCRIBES X J-BOOM feat. J STEDI & MR TEATIME: Haunted House Party (Vinyl 7″) + video

As we approach the anniversary of the start of lockdown, perhaps it is time to reflect on lockdown’s consequences for mental health. Obviously, having a govt. that kicked things off by ignoring best WHO pandemic advice because of a false political choice between the ‘people or the economy’ (not to mention ignoring the public health shortcomings identified in 2016’s Exercise
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BISHOP THA DJ feat. ULLNEVANO & SUN ZULU: I Ain’t Dead (Prod. MYDUS)

BISHOP THA DJ I Ain't Dead He’s been on the scene since ’86 but he’s not dead! Whodat? Bishop Tha DJ of course, back on the cut (with a dash of 1-800 Suicide off Gravediggaz’ first LP Niggamortis, no less) and keeping it boom-bap with I Ain’t Dead. Featuring Baltimore emcees Ullnevano and Sun Zulu and that golden lo-fi production touch from Mydus, the
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GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED: Foreigners (Vinyl 7″) + Video

GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED:  ForeignersLast seen round these parts on the Jim Sharp remix of the Revive Rap 7″ feat. El Da Sensei, Gee Bag here takes centre stage on the Ill Informed-produced Foreigners. Out shortly on 45, the track is lifted from last year’s Gee Bag X Ill Informed LP Respect Ya Elders! and pulls no punches at all in its excoriating attack on twenty-first century racism in the UK which continues to make black
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FREEDUST: My New Sunglasses + video

FREEDUST:  My New SunglassesMB regulars may remember Freedust from the two EPs they released in 2018 and 2019 on which they melded the retro breakadelica of Skeewiff with St Etienne-style vocals. So the news that the outfit are back with new single and video, My New Sunglasses – the title track off their debut LP – will no doubt be well-received. An infectious affair with a soaring hook, the single is a melting pot of
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THE ALLERGIES: Jumping Off b/w Gather Around (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES:  Jumping Off b/w Gather AroundRating: ★★★★★ There are less than thirty days to go before the worst year in recent memory is consigned to history and the big question is – ‘Is there time for The Allergies to squeeze out one more 45 before it’s lights out on 2020? Looks like there is! So gather around for the party is jumping off! Or rather say hello to Jumping Off b/w Gather Around – less track titles than descriptions of what
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THE BAMBOOS: Power Without Greed + video

THE BAMBOOS: Power Without GreedNew Bamboos single Power Without Greed follows Hard Up and While You Sleep and taps into the classic funk trope of the protest song. Cue a loping seventies groove (complete with flute solo), over which the unmistakable tones of Kylie Auldist soar as she regales anyone who will listen that what we need is power without greed. The accompanying video delivers a montage of the
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: ‘Carambola Jelly’ video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Carambola Jelly Stand by for the Ugandan-Estonian funky disco-cinematic team-up that is ‘Ugandan Tarantino’ Nabwana I.G.G.’s new video for Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Lexplosion II LP track, Carambola Jelly. Carambola, is of course also known as ‘the star fruit’ and makes an early appearance in the video’s short tale of urban gangsterism with a ‘wife’ beginning to prepare
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