CUT BEETLEZ: Graveyard Gravitas

CUT BEETLEZ: Graveyard GravitasNew heat arrives from Cut Beetlez in the form of Graveyard Gravitas. This time the Finnish duo have invoked the sounds of a delta blues lament as their backdrop. The cut opens with a soaring theatrical sample that for twenty seconds or so belies the sombreness of what follows – and what follows is sombre indeed. Enter a super-subby bass, a mournful piano and a melancholy female
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant

EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant Coming at ya with the seventies porn-flick soundtrack vibes once more before LP Adult Themes hits, it’s El Michels Affair with Enfant. Cue a gently loping funk beat, louche horns, a quietly twanging acoustic guitar and a flute solo (of course). And that’s all topped off with lashings of breathy female oohhs, aahs and da-da-daas throughout courtesy of Shannon Wise of The
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B SIDE RECORDS: Vinyl records store opens in Newbury!

B SIDE RECORDS: Vinyl records store opens in NewburyIf you thought the underground vinyl record store was dead, think again – in Newbury at least – where B Side Records has just opened. Twenty years ago this wouldn’t have been all that remarkable – vinyl for DJing was still going strong even if it was largely dead on its feet as a play-at-home medium. Suddenly though, as we clicked into the mid-noughties, record shops were toppling like
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Slappy

KARATE BOOGALOO: SlappyThe second single to be released by Melbourne cinematic funkers Karate Boogaloo ahead of their Carn The Boogers long-player is this new one, Slappy. The track features a sparse arrangement, at least initially, with rhythmical organ stabs and guitar over bass pulses and a spare kick snare pattern with double-time hi-hats occasionally punctuated by busier interludes and sounding for
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UNIFAIRFLY: Rock To The Rhythm/ Keep The Breakin’ (Vinyl 7″)

UNIFAIRFLY: Rock To The Rhythm/ Keep The Breakin' (Vinyl 7If the first part of today’s two Renegades Of Jazz-related musical endeavours was too far out for you, surely, news of this Unifairfly Rock To The Rhythm 45 will float your boat. Unifairfly was, of course, an early nom-de-plume for ROJ’s David Hanke under which he made funky b-boy breaks and such is Rock To The Rhythm – complete with Clap Your Hands- drum sample – and old school
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VARIOUS: Motor Jazz: Them To Us

VARIOUS: Motor Jazz: Them To Us If you felt that it had been a while since there’d been anything out of the Renegades Of Jazz camp, your wait is over since compilation Motor Jazz: Them To Us has just been released. The collection has been assembled by ROJ’s very own Mr David Hanke and collates fourteen tracks by fourteen different artists including one by Renegades Of Jazz and another by Funki Porcini. Broadly
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Break Out + Loud Places (Dub mix) free download

JOHNNYPLUSE: The Break OutNews of what’s next in the bomb-bay for Bulabeats comes mere weeks after the release of Zero The Desk’s The Secret Edits Vol. 1, as Johnnypluse announces forthcoming single The Break Out. While (on the one hand) this sees Mr Pluse return to his favoured sonic territory of bass-heavy breakbeat music, it also sees him escape from the pigeonhole by flavouring proceedings
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PECOE: All For The Beat EP

PECOE: All For The Beat EPIt’s all about the beats as BBP drop Oz-based breaks producer Pecoe’s fourth EP for the label entitled All For The Beat. Nine tracks deep, the release features no fewer than six Pecoe originals and three remixes courtesy of Gramophone Soul, Double Bubble and Beat-Breaker. The title-track is heavily drenched in saxophone (both tenor and bass) over clean, crisp drum breaks and it’s this
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LONE NINJA feat. RAY VENDETTA: Concealed Position (Prod. BLAQ MASQ)

LONE NINJA feat. RAY VENDETTA: Concealed Position (Prod. BLAQ MASQ)The ongoing partnership of emcee Lone Ninja and producer Blaq Masq continues with new single Concealed Position featuring kindred spirit Ray Vendetta (possibly not his real name) of Triple Darkness who joins forces with our heroes in for a new onslaught of verbal combat. Like ninja costume, Blaq Masq’s beat this time eschews frills for dark simplicity, with relentless boom-bap
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Rubix

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: RubixIf you want a further taster of what to expect from El Michels Affair on their hotly-anticipated forthcoming LP Adult Themes, look no further than new single Rubix. This follows November’s 12345678910 with which it shares a common cinematic soundtrack bent (obviously – this is El Michels Affair we’re talking about!) but while that took its cues from the Far East, Rubix is seventies
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