FORT KNOX FIVE & K LAB feat. BABY BAM: Jinglin’ Janglin’

FORT KNOX FIVE & K LAB feat. BABY BAM:  Jinglin' Janglin' It’s a clear-cut case of DC to BC by way of NYC as Fort Knox Five team up with K Lab and Jungle Brothers’ Baby Bam for new one Jinglin’ Janglin’. What’s the story there then boys? Go on glitch me with it – I’m all ears. Well – it turns out this meeting of musical minds is not just a geographical hook-up; there’s a temporal element too as seventies funky clavinet is paired with
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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPERI think it was C+C Music Factory who once sang Everybody dance now!, and if new Allergies single Dance Now features a similar lyric and an implicit intention to make you sweat, let’s all offer up a prayer of thanks that the sort of dancing required for this uptempo sister funk banger is very much of the b-boy persuasion. And if you’ve seen the
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JOHNNYPLUSE: ‘Listen’ video

JOHNNYPLUSE:  'Listen' videoIrish breakbeat force of nature Johnnypluse has got a new single and video, Listen, out soon and it’s described here as sounding like, “Oasis drinking with the Chemical Brothers in a 90s warehouse.” In case you thought that was former UK number one Setting Sun, please note that was Oasis collaborating with the Chemicals not Oasis
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: Koekwaus (100K Horns Mix)

FUNKSTAMATICS:  Koekwaus (100K Horns Mix)Looks like The Funkstamatics (a.k.a. the band formerly known as Euro Cinema) have been having rather a lot of success on Spotify these days recently clocking up an impressive one hundred thousand plays of their 2013 single Koekwaus. Thinking that perhaps they ought to celebrate, the band had a ponder about how they could top the
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MR BENN & PARLY B: Session Cork EP

MR BENN & PARLY B:  Session Cork EPWhile the monkey might be tardy in posting about this, rest assured the ever canny Mr Benn popped out his new Session Cork EP collab. with Parly B in time for the Notting Hill Carnival. As anyone familiar with the Bristolian producer and Doncaster toaster will expect, the dancefloor vibes are fully dancehall ready. Gwarn Go Bathe and Heat Up are
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HOLLIE COOK: Sweet Like Chocolate + video

HOLLIE COOK:  Sweet Like ChocolateSweet Like Chocolate sound familiar? That’s because it was top ten in several countries, a UK number one and the eighth biggest selling UK single of 1999. It didn’t sound like this though did it? No it didn’t, for the Shanks & Bigfoot original was about as mainstream as garage track could get. Step forward Hollie Cook nearly a decade later
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THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE VS DJP: Hit Me With The Horns

THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE VS DJP:  Hit Me With The HornsThe Bank Holiday arrival of new party breakbeat single Hit Me With The Horns can only mean one thing. That’s right – it’s time to welcome back a certain TBJ and DJP – or The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP as they style themselves – as if their horns were continually locked over production issues. And despite going around the horn, as it were, by
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SANGRE JOVEN: Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7″)

SANGRE JOVEN:  Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7Getting hold of an original 1975 vinyl 7″ of Zamba Zamba by Sangre Joven (a.k.a. their cover of Elkin & Nelson’s Samba Samba) has hitherto been something of a mission. As indeed has been finding out anything about this Peruvian outfit who, hitherto, have registered a big fat zero on interweb searches. Matasuna Records are not a
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VARIOUS: South Coast Rulers

VARIOUS:  South Coast RulersSouth Coast Rulers from Cuttin’ It Fine Records? Have they opened up a business selling shatterproof plastic measuring strips? Don’t be daft! It’s the new one from DJ Roast Beatz’ label featuring tracks from such esteemed production dons as El Bomba, Cockney Nutjob and two from the big man – Roast Beatz, himself – one in
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS: No Cliche

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS:  No ClicheRight in the dog days of August, producer thatmanmunkz of Pan Amsterdam provides this little soother, No Cliche, from his ‘other’ hip-hop project Madison Washington a.k.a. his partnership with rapper Malik. Turns out the track is inspired by the band’s namesake Madison Washington who risked returning to the perils of slavery (having
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