Embattled party breakbeat DJs take heart; new artillery has arrived in the form of the debut 45 from the Battle Weapons label. On side A, we find Mr Doris & D-Funk pairing an acapella by arguably the greatest MC of all time with an instrumental by arguably the greatest funk band of all time. The resulting blend is every bit the treat you’d imagine – even if its title, New York Kiss, sounds like an urbandictionary.com listing for some deviant sexual act. On side B meanwhile, the ear is presented with Dunproofin’s Casbah Wonder. The title here is a rather more ‘does what it says on the tin’ affair implying a soundclash (see what I did there?) between the most stylistically adventurous of the ’77 crop of UK punk bands and one of Motown’s greatest ever atists. Don’t let ‘punk’ fool you into thinking you’ll get a wall of 3-chord guitar noise though – I did say ‘eclectic’. In the event, the sample source for this one’s music is rather closer to disco.
(Out 10 March on Battle Weapons)