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Shout It Out
102989
29 Apr 16
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Take It Down Low - (4:09) 105 BPM
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Shout It Out (feat Illvis Freshly) - (4:17) 105 BPM
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Crazy - (5:23) 144 BPM
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999 - (4:26) 110 BPM
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Crystal Dawn - (4:44) 129 BPM
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No One Left (feat Greg Blackman) - (5:06) 150 BPM
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Move - (4:31) 120 BPM
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Get On Through (feat D'Fro & Greg Blackman) - (3:24) 138 BPM
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Head Noise - (3:56) 110 BPM
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What You Want (feat Pugs Atomz, Wes Restless & Ill Legit) - (3:42) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Addicted (feat D'Fro) - (3:21) 149 BPM
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Anticipate Nothing - (5:04) 130 BPM
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Review: Featurecast has been dabbling in groove and funk for quite a while now. Matter of fact, in his own words he has been on a mission to "funk his way across the globe with his own brand of.. mid-tempo Breaks, Hip-Hop, Funk, D&B and downright dirty Bass together in his own remarkable way". The Shout It Out LP comes courtesy of the UK's funkiest dance label Jalapeno. Highlights include the hip-hop/heavy metal crossover of "Shout It Out" featuring Illvis Freshly's killer rhyming, the electro infused breaks of "No One Left" featuring Greg Blackman's soulful vocals and the funky block rocking beats of "What You Want" featuring the mad skills of Pugs Atomz, Wes Restless & Ill Legit.
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Honkey Phonk 10
HOPHO 10
24 Mar 16
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Jayl Funk - "Still Together" - (3:11) 53 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Funky Song" - (3:58) 115 BPM
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EuPe - "Bohannon" - (4:42) 105 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dirty" - (3:44) 115 BPM
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Voodoocuts - "Let Me Do My Thing" - (4:16) 114 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Rising" - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Keep On Bumpin" - (3:54) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nic2Birilli - "Police On Your Back" - (5:53) 112 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Spin Your Groove" - (3:39) 117 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dont Stop Movin" - (3:12) 106 BPM
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Review: With a name like Honkey Phonk Records and a founder called Jayl Funk, it's no surprise to find this label comes with a stated dedicated to 'straight funky sounds'. This maxim is lived up to on this tenth label compilation, which coincidentally features ten tracks, with Jayl and his roster stepping up for some no-nonsense party music. This time round the label boss takes the lion's share of the release, providing seven new cuts including the chirpy retro strut of "Dirty", the bloc-rockin' breaks of "Rising" and the vintage sample-heavy ecstatic medley of "Don't Stop Movin". Other highlights include the bluesy funk-rock of "Bohannon" by EuPe and the raw underground 60s soul of "Let Me Do My Thing" by Voodoocuts. Quality party fodder.
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Tribe Vibes Volume 4
SB 9809
29 Feb 16
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The Young Rascals - "Suenno" - (2:44) 131 BPM
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Suger Hill - "Summertime" (Skit) - (0:53) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sly Stone - "Running Away" - (2:44) 104 BPM
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Peech Boys - "Don't Make Wait" - (0:12) 76 BPM
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BT Express - "Still Good Still Like It" - (4:29) 59 BPM
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Weater Report - "Vertical Invader" - (0:29) 158 BPM
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Charlie Wright - "Fried Okra" - (2:29) 106 BPM
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Eighties Ladies - "Turned On To You" - (5:26) 92 BPM
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Kool & The Gang - "Give It Up" - (3:37) 94 BPM
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George Duke - "Horth Beach" - (1:33) 94 BPM
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Albino Gorrilla - "Psyhodelic Shack" - (3:12) 110 BPM
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Howard Roberts - "Roadwork" - (3:06) 68 BPM
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Sly Stone - "Take My Advice" - (2:20) 100 BPM
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Heatwave - "Mind Blowin Decisions" - (3:39) 92 BPM
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Anita Baker - "Good Love" - (3:16) 147 BPM
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Ohio Players - "Pain" - (4:03) 97 BPM
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Rodney Franklyn - "The Watcher" - (1:26) 154 BPM
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Michael Urbaniak - "Sound Pieces" - (0:58) 93 BPM
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Towi Tei - "Dub Nova" - (0:24) 90 BPM
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Feather - "Going Through Changes" - (2:04) 138 BPM
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Aswad - "Not Guilty" - (0:22) 118 BPM
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Singers Unlimited - "Sweet Georgia Brown" - (3:10) 119 BPM
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Ronnie Laws - "Tidal Wave" - (3:20) 96 BPM
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Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Miles Beyond" - (3:08) 88 BPM
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Allen Toussaint - "Get Out My Life Woman" - (3:08) 84 BPM
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Review: Who knew the classic daisy-age hip-hoppers A Tribe Called Quest used so many samples? Well Strictly Breaks certainly do and here they're rolling out their fourth (yes, fourth!) volume of tunes that made their way into the '90s rap act's back catalogue. Saving us the time and the money needed to find these rarities ourselves, we now have a further 25 old skool jams to explore. Highlights include Sly Stone's hippy-funk classic "Running Away", the sublime Ayers/Birdsong grooves of "Turned On To You" by the spectacularly named Eighties Ladies and Albino Gorilla's freaked-out acid soul anthem "Psyhodelic Shack". Groovy!
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Mukatsuku Edits vs BBE
BBE 328SDG
20 May 16
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Rim Kwaku Obeng & Kasa - "Love Me For Real" (Nik Mukatsuku Weston edit) - (6:04) 117 BPM
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Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Gas Line" (Nik Mukatsuku Weston edit) - (4:53) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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NOW Is The Time (Deep Down Edition)
WARPDD 248X
16 Jun 14
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You Wish - (3:29) 52 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mind Eye - (7:04) 79 BPM
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Argha Noah - (7:53) 76 BPM
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Calling - (7:55) 148 BPM
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Dreadoverboard - (5:48) 115 BPM
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Thinking Of Omara - (5:31) 98 BPM
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Be There - (5:02) 98 BPM
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Les Nuits - (6:19) 95 BPM
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Morse - (6:19) 81 BPM
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I Am You (live in Chicago) - (4:09) 75 BPM
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Passion - (3:24) 71 BPM
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Give Thx - (3:33) 81 BPM
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195lbs - (5:34) 90 BPM
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70s 80s - (5:30) 87 BPM
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Flip Ya Lid - (5:24) 90 BPM
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Be, I Do - (4:47) 76 BPM
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(Man) Tha Journey - (6:19) 95 BPM
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Now Is The Time - (3:58) 103 BPM
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Bless My Soul - (5:56) 50 BPM
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Da Feelin - (4:41) 53 BPM
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African Pirates - (6:23) 57 BPM
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Mega Donutz - (5:11) 120 BPM
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Mission Venice - (2:50) 63 BPM
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Dextrous - (4:02) 83 BPM
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Aftermath - (3:20) 125 BPM
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I'm For Real - (5:19) 85 BPM
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Set Me Free (piano dub) - (5:02) 64 BPM
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Nights Interlude - (3:24) 94 BPM
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Dextrous (JD Twitch Optimo remix) - (6:01) 60 BPM
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Biofeedback (Morgan Geist remix) - (6:20) 62 BPM
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A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice remix) - (7:01) 63 BPM
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Aftermath (LFO remix) - (4:36) 84 BPM
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Aftermath (Special Request redux) - (7:53) 125 BPM
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Aftermath (Acid Mondays remix) - (7:40) 125 BPM
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Burn Me Slo (feat OC) - (4:46) 92 BPM
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Keep On (feat De La Soul - 86 In It mix) - (5:28) 96 BPM
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Gambia Via Vagator Beach (Mr Scruff remix) - (5:04) 93 BPM
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Survival Dub - (4:35) 83 BPM
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Hiyaself - (4:32) 103 BPM
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Da Mess Sticks - (4:42) 58 BPM
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Da Feelin (Hungry Ghost remix) - (4:32) 53 BPM
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Now Is The Time (Ashley Beedle warbox dubplate special) - (5:38) 103 BPM
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Review: Amazingly, it's 25 years since George 'E.A.S.E' Evelyn and then production partner Kevin 'Boy Wonder' Harper sat down and recorded "Dextrous", their monstrous, bleep-era classic on Warp. A quarter of a century later, Evelyn is still going strong, though the grooves have mellowed a lot in that time. Here, Warp celebrate the producer's epic career with a much-deserved retrospective. All the familiar favourites are present, from the rush-inducing thrill of early dancefloor smashers "I'm For Real" and "Aftermath", to the sinewy downtempo goodness of the decidedly Balearic "Les Nuits", the blazed hip-hop dub of "195 Llbs" and stoner soul of "70s 80s". This version also includes a number of exclusive remixes, with names like JD Twitch, Special Request, LFO, Morgan Geist and Loco Dice putting their own spin on this classic material.
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Get Fonky EP
BOMBMUSIC 021
12 Feb 16
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You Had It All - (3:42) 55 BPM
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Get Fonky Wit It - (4:18) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Rumours that party producer Tom Booze records everything whilst completely hammered are yet to be confirmed. However one listen to his latest, the Get Fonky EP, and you'd be forgiven for believing them. This is no bad thing as both tracks here, "You Had It All" and "Get Fonky With It", both posses a certainly woozy, slo-mo charm. The former sees a delicious early 80s boogie jam grind along at 55 bpm, whilst the latter sees classic bloc rockin', anthem-mongering marry some lazy breaks for some classic p-funk party vibes.
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A Life Worth Living
506020 5156983
13 May 16
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A Life Worth Living (feat U-Roy/Alice Russell - Long version) - (7:37) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Life Worth Living (feat U-Roy/Alice Russell) - (5:10) 84 BPM
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A Life Worth Living (instrumental) - (5:09) 84 BPM
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Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
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DJ-Kicks (unmixed tracks)
K7 285DTM
20 Jul 11
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Sun Ra - "Door To The Cosmos" - (8:59) 116 BPM
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Electric Wire Hustle - "Again" (Scratch 22 remix) - (2:14) 107 BPM
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Rhythm & Sound - "Mango Drive" - (7:12) 126 BPM
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Tony Allen - "Ariya" - (8:43) 120 BPM
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Peven Everett - "Stuck" - (8:43) 129 BPM
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Bad Jazz Troupe - "Breakdown Treat" - (5:29) 109 BPM
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Mr Fingers - "The Juice" - (5:04) 79 BPM
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Rick "Poppa" Howard - "Can Your Love Find It's Way" - (6:03) 122 BPM
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Stone - "Girl I Like The Way That You Move" - (6:12) 122 BPM
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Fred P - "On This Vibe" - (10:22) 120 BPM
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Creative Swing Alliance - "Don't Forget Your Keyz" - (6:31) 118 BPM
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Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats - "Black Woman Experience" - (5:34) 126 BPM
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Philippe Sarde - "Le Cortege Et Course" - (2:24) 138 BPM
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Robert Hood - "The Pace" - (9:42) 127 BPM
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Loose Joints - "Pop Your Funk" (vocal version) - (6:38) 128 BPM
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Arts & Crafts - "I've Been Searching" (Walter Gibbons 12" mix) - (5:14) 123 BPM
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LOVE - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Aphex Twin - "Actium" - (7:35) 126 BPM
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Recloose - "Cardiology" (Isolee mix) - (6:39) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Latecomer - "Cosmic Cart" - (6:33) 120 BPM
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Timo Lassy - "African Rumble" - (6:00) 120 BPM
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James Mason - "Sweet Power, Your Embrace" - (5:27) 112 BPM
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Various - "Motor City Drum Ensemble" (continuous DJ mix by DJ-Kicks) - (1:14:34) 120 BPM
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DJ-Kicks (unmixed Tracks)
K7 327DTM
19 Feb 16
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Yaw - "Where Will You Be" - (4:12) 155 BPM
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Cody ChesnuTT - "Serve This Royalty" - (5:42) 84 BPM
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Dopehead - "Guttah Guttah" - (2:35) 87 BPM
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Jitwam - "Keep Your Business To Yourself" - (3:12) 159 BPM
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Talc - "Robot's Return" (Modern Sleepover Part 2) - (5:35) 92 BPM
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Beady Belle - "When My Anger Starts To Cry" - (5:23) 90 BPM
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Shawn Lee - "Kiss The Sky" (feat Nino Moschella) - (3:38) 86 BPM
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Jai Paul - "BTSTU" - (3:33) 90 BPM
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Flying Lotus - "Tea Leaf Dancers" (feat Andreya Triana) - (3:12) 133 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Les Nuits" - (3:42) 95 BPM
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Rich Medina - "Can't Hold Back" (feat Sy Smith - Platinum Pied Pipers remix) - (3:58) 100 BPM
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Julien Dyne - "Stained Glass Fresh Frozen" (feat Mara TK) - (3:58) 101 BPM
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Little Dragon - "Come Home" - (4:13) 110 BPM
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AndrA©s - "El Ritmo De Mi Gente" (feat Lady) - (3:22) 101 BPM
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Fort Knox Five - "Uptown Tricks" (feat Mustafa Akbar - Rodney Hunter remix) - (4:11) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Daniel Bortz - "Cuz You're The One" - (6:25) 111 BPM
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JosA© GonzA?lez - "Remain" - (3:45) 113 BPM
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Big Muff - "My Funny Valentine" - (3:59) 118 BPM
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Les Sins - "Grind" - (5:18) 120 BPM
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Tirogo - "Disco Maniac" - (4:25) 120 BPM
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S L F & Merkin - "Tag Team Triangle" - (9:43) 125 BPM
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Joeski - "How Do I Go On" (feat JesAnnte) - (8:16) 123 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "Fall For You" (feat April - Sandy Rivera's Classic mix) - (5:37) 123 BPM
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Soulful Session & Lynn Lockamy - "Hostile Takeover" - (4:24) 126 BPM
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Anne Clark - "Our Darkness" - (6:30) 131 BPM
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Peter Digital Orchestra - "Jeux De Langues" - (4:19) 110 BPM
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Noir & Haze - "Around" (Solomun Vox) - (6:58) 115 BPM
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Marcellus Pittman - "1044 Coplin" - (3:59) 119 BPM
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Lady Alma - "It's House Music" - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Daniela La Luz - "Did You Ever" - (6:30) 120 BPM
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DJ-Kicks (continuous DJ mix By Moodymann) - (1:19:46) 122 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Studio K7 has pulled off something of a coup in getting Kenny Dixon Jr. to agree to compile and mix the latest installment in the long-running DJ Kicks series. It is, somewhat remarkably, the legendary Detroiter's first commercially available mix set. This triple-vinyl edition features a whopping 19 cuts - all in unmixed form - from the 30 track mix. Musically, it's a blazed, jazzy, soulful and groovy as you'd expect, and contains a mixture of downtempo beats, nu-jazz and hazy house cuts from the likes of Flying Lotus, Dopehead, Peter Digital Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax, Soulful Session and Lady Alma.
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The Yard Work Simulator
ZENDNL 227
27 May 16
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Intro - (1:27) 69 BPM
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Where The Fuck Are My Hard Boiled Eggs?! - (4:59) 63 BPM
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Money $ex Theme - (3:59) 68 BPM
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The Yard Work Simulator - (7:04) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flat Peter - (4:33) 57 BPM
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China Nr 04 - (6:37) 63 BPM
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W313D - (6:57) 62 BPM
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Magic Johnson (album mix) - (5:20) 65 BPM
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Jumbo FrAssnapper - (4:22) 61 BPM
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Viktor's Blues - (4:02) 66 BPM
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Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
Review: There's no doubt that Berliner's Max Graef and Glenn Astro are some of the biggest success stories to emerge from the deep house sound and creating their own signature style that's often copied of late, but seldom ever matched! Sure, the dusty hip-hop inspired jams are no doubt indebted to Detroit legends such as Theo Parrish or Andres but they've certainly put their own slant on it and created a new sound for the German capital to be synonymous with. Testament to their success is this LP for the legendary Ninja Tune; The Yard Work Simulator. Nearly a dozen tracks of chilled, sampledelic, MPC driven dope jams that are the perfect soundtrack for a misspent youth in Berlin this Summer. In particular check the raggedy junkyard joint that is "Where Fuck Are My Hard Boiled Eggs" or the psychedelic urban soul jam that is the title track.
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Soul Treats Vol 8 - Super Soul Hits
SB 9808
12 Feb 16
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Miguel De Deus - "Mister Funk" - (3:34) 119 BPM
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Brooklyn People - "Peace & Love" - (3:53) 64 BPM
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BT Express - "Do You Like It" - (5:54) 59 BPM
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C K Mann & Carousel - "Funky Hitife" - (4:05) 115 BPM
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Count Funkular - "Conspiracy" - (3:56) 96 BPM
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James Knight - "Fantasy World" - (4:20) 87 BPM
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J Henry - "Whos The King" - (3:01) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Orchestra Baobab - "Kelen Ati Len" - (3:42) 94 BPM
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Saudades - "Homesick" - (3:14) 121 BPM
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Clarence Reid - "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" - (3:20) 107 BPM
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Rim - "Funky Drummer" - (4:57) 103 BPM
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The Emotions - "I Like It" (45 version) - (2:33) 108 BPM
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Jerry Combs - "Get Yourself Together" - (2:40) 96 BPM
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The Backyard Heaves - "Chitlin Strut" - (2:54) 86 BPM
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Sir Mac Rice - "3 People In Love" - (3:20) 98 BPM
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Superlative - "I Don't Know How" - (2:37) 95 BPM
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The Wild Magnolias - "Ho Na Nae" - (5:17) 105 BPM
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Black Love - "Get On Down Part 2" - (2:34) 124 BPM
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Tihomis Pop Asanovic - "Hot Pants Road" - (5:35) 99 BPM
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Clarence Reid - "If It Was Good Enough For Daddy" - (3:05) 105 BPM
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Johnny Pate - "Theme From Shaft" - (2:54) 120 BPM
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Joe Lee - "Bottom Of The Bag" - (2:51) 97 BPM
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Bohannon - "Save Their Souls" - (5:12) 84 BPM
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Willie Bobo - "Gotta Hustle On" - (3:22) 129 BPM
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James Knight - "Save Me" - (4:16) 99 BPM
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Future Jazz Cafe Vol 7
LGM 204
26 Feb 16
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Openzone Bar - "Cafe Brulot" - (4:16) 100 BPM
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Bob Zopp - "California Sun" - (5:10) 90 BPM
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Velvet Dreamer - "City Of Pleasures" - (5:14) 80 BPM
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Van - "Mime Actor" - (6:40) 80 BPM
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Karen Gibson Roc - "Slow Down" (feat Merge Of Equals) - (4:24) 80 BPM
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Glam Sam And His Combo - "All Around Town" - (3:50) 82 BPM
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Paul Eerhart - "The Big Apple" - (5:14) 80 BPM
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Roberto Bronco - "Underwater" - (3:17) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Abraxas - "Esperando La Lluvia (Waiting For Rain)" - (7:31) 89 BPM
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Mo'jardo - "Down This Road" - (5:01) 98 BPM
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Marc Hartman - "Ebb Tide" - (5:16) 100 BPM
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Dreamhunter - "Moment To Relax" - (3:56) 94 BPM
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Corrado Saija & Robert Pedrini - "Wake Up" - (6:00) 120 BPM
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Mirage Of Deep - "Melodies Of Beyond" (feat Josephine Sweett) - (6:04)
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Lemongrass - "Le Ciel" - (3:44) 80 BPM
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Artur Bayramgalin - "Winter Song" - (3:34) 75 BPM
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Corrado Saija - "New Poleis" - (5:10) 107 BPM
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Roberto Bronco - "High Sands" - (5:27) 104 BPM
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Othoniel - "Rita" - (3:38) 132 BPM
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Castlebed - "Patterns" - (2:52) 100 BPM
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Weathertunes - "Paris At Night" - (3:47) 95 BPM
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Afrobeat Makers Vol 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)
COMET 072
06 May 16
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Prelude (feat Tony Allen) - (2:53) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Howls (feat Tony Allen) - (4:01) 110 BPM
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Open Paths - (4:36) 81 BPM
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Ng Theme - (3:28) 100 BPM
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Stasis (Calm Before The Storm) - (3:14) 110 BPM
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Ta Storm - (4:57) 129 BPM
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The Birds Rejoice - (4:02) 105 BPM
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Phunkhysteria - (2:27) 141 BPM
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The Sun Returns - (3:58) 100 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Nu Guinea has previously proved adept at creating humid, sultry deep house and tropical-infused electronics. Here, they focus a little more on the latter with a concept album based around the distinctive Afrobeat rhythms of legendary drummer Tony Allen. With his blessing, and that of the Comet label on which he's been releasing since the 1980s, the Early Sounds Recordings pair has cut-up and re-constructed Allen's drums, combining them with their own steamy electronics, vintage synthesizer lines and classic drum machines. It's an intoxicating and hugely entertaining blend that sits somewhere between their previous outings, Danny Wolfers' material under the Nacho Patrol guise, and the dreamy late '80s/early '90s work of forgotten Italian producer Mr Marvin.
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Oberyn/Spyglass
BLIP 003
25 May 16
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Oberyn - (4:57) 122 BPM
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Spylass - (4:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rich Medina Presents Jump 'n' Funk Vol 1
BBE 338CDGB
27 May 16
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Fela Ana­kalapa Kuti/the Afrika Seventi - "Stalemate" - (12:52) 107 BPM
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Tony Allen - "Kilode" (feat Zaki Ibrahim - Wajeed remix) - (5:12) 60 BPM
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River Ocean - "Why Can't We Live Together" (Sao Benitez BV dub) - (5:21) 115 BPM
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Seun Kuti/Fela's Egypt 80 - "Don't Give That Shit To Me" - (9:21) 111 BPM
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Akua Allrich - "Fire" - (3:22) 110 BPM
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Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble - "Bushman" - (8:13) 92 BPM
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Atjazz - "For Real Part 1" (Atjazz remix/2011 Edition) - (7:32) 61 BPM
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Rich Medina - "Too Much" (feat Martin Luther/Maimouna - AfroStreet remix) - (4:54) 97 BPM
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Wale Oyejide - "Olodumare" - (3:12) 127 BPM
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Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - "World War IV" (live At The Jazz Cafe, London) - (6:58) 119 BPM
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Kutiman - "Bango Fields" - (3:56) 89 BPM
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Original Nairobi Afro Band - "Soul Makossa/No1" - (4:18) 121 BPM
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Aiff - "Mission L'Afrique" - (4:30) 82 BPM
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Tweak - "Leroy" - (5:47) 120 BPM
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Jungle By Night - "Termite" - (4:43) 131 BPM
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Zafari - "Addis Ababa" - (3:38) 58 BPM
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Damn! - "African-Scanian Music Continuum Rerouted" - (6:06) 111 BPM
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Tony Allen - "Nina Lowo" - (5:42) 86 BPM
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Skeletons - "Over The Bridge" (AfroStreet remix) - (4:50) 97 BPM
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Antibalas - "Ja Joosh" (feat Rich Medina/AfroStreet) - (4:05) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mojo Project - "Tell Me Why" (Koki Solutions dub) - (8:39) 63 BPM
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Seun Kuti/Fela's Egypt 80 - "Na Oil" - (8:08) 113 BPM
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Ruth Tafebe/The Afrorockerz - "WArri" - (3:40) 115 BPM
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Jacob Malik Ladder - "Praise" - (5:57) 95 BPM
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Aquil - "For The People" - (2:56) 95 BPM
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Sir Victor Uwaifo/His Melody Maestroes - "Jungle Beat/Mutaba" - (3:03) 97 BPM
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Rich Medina - "Jump 'n' Funk" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:13:12) 113 BPM
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Review: US spoken word don Rich Medina is usually seen releasing a downtempo strain of hip-hop that branches out into more soulful territories, but BBE have snapped him up to take control of their latest compilation, this being number one in the new Jump 'n' Funk series. Tropical-flavoured funk would be the best way to give you a snapshot of this glorious collection of music, ranging from rare afrobeat to newer, more contemporary broken beat rhythms, but in reality this is simply a wonderful vibe placed under one roof. Inside, you'll find everything from drumming legend Tony Allen, to Fela Kuti, Tweak, Jungle By Night, and plenty more dance-friendly artists. Warmly recommended, and afro comp of the week from us!
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Soul Treats 7 Super Soul Hits
SB 9809
02 Nov 15
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Johnnie Tayor - "Ain't That Loving You" - (3:18) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bobby Blue Bland - "Sad Feeling" - (3:11) 89 BPM
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Donny Hathaway - "Magnificient Sanctuary Band" - (2:31) 99 BPM
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David Matthews - "Put Your Thing On Me" - (4:36) 110 BPM
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Bernard Purdie - "Changes" - (4:51) 90 BPM
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Lennie Hibbert - "Lights" - (2:14) 153 BPM
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Sir Edward Marks - "Breakdowns" - (2:46) 116 BPM
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The Markeys - "Plantation Inn" - (2:51) 98 BPM
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The Persuaders - "Love Gonna Pack Up & Walk Out" - (3:20) 133 BPM
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James Brown - "King Heroin" (instrumental) - (3:01) 74 BPM
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James Spencer - "Take This Woman Off The Corner" - (2:31) 89 BPM
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Levaert Allison - "Sugar Daddy" - (2:58) 117 BPM
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We The People - "Break Down" - (3:36) 125 BPM
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Dr John - "Familiar Reality" - (5:23) 93 BPM
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Consumer Report - "Bad Self" - (3:15) 88 BPM
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Los Masters - "Cissy Strut" - (2:18) 99 BPM
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Magnetic Sounds - "Erotica" - (2:44) 101 BPM
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Niarob Afro Band - "Soul Makossa" - (4:16) 121 BPM
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Marc 4 - "Beat Intenso" - (2:40) 110 BPM
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Lucille Brown & Billy Clarke - "Both Eyes Open" - (2:47) 134 BPM
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Marva Whitney - "Giving Up On Love" - (3:27) 113 BPM
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Enoch Light - "Hot Pants" - (3:41) 52 BPM
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Currence Bassett - "Moving World" - (2:24) 103 BPM
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David Matthews - "Why Can't I Go Back" - (3:44) 106 BPM
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The Presidents - "Peter Rabbit" - (2:35) 88 BPM
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Played by: The Allergies
Review: The Strictly Rhythm vaults are seemingly bottomless and here they've managed to source even more classic forgotten soul gems. This seventh installment of their Soul Treats Super Soul Hits series boasts an impressive 25 tracks. Highlights this time include David Matthews raw funk rocker "Put Your Thing On Me", the quirky bongos and xylophone joint "Lights" by Lennie Hibbert and the staccato strut of clavinet freakout "Breakdown" by Sir Edward Marks.
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Possessed
TRUEP 311D
21 Aug 15
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Afraid A' You (feat Tippa Irie) - (3:25) 84 BPM
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Possession (feat JC Lodge) - (3:43) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jugglin' (feat Ragga Twins - edit) - (2:52) 84 BPM
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Love Endure (feat Desta Zion) - (4:09) 84 BPM
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In South London (feat Deemas J) - (2:11) 84 BPM
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Repossession (feat The Correctional Horns) - (2:47) 84 BPM
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Dub Session (feat The Rockers) - (3:35) 84 BPM
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Possessed Rhythm - (3:23) 84 BPM
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Don't Go
FKX 094
06 May 16
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Don't Go - (4:00) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Go (instrumental mix) - (4:00) 57 BPM
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The Best Of Mr Bongo
MRBCD 065
15 Jan 14
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Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache" - (4:49)
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Seu Jorge - "Carolina" - (5:51)
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Prince Fatty - "Milk & Honey" (feat Hollie Cook) - (3:42)
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Seun Kuti - "African Problems" - (4:10)
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Tito Puente - "Oye Como Va" (Bongo edit) - (3:49) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Os Ipanemas - "Garota De Ipanema" - (2:32)
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Marcos Valle - "Democustico" - (2:20)
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Beny More - "Babarabatiri" - (2:33)
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Doris - "Don't" - (3:01)
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Lekan Babalola - "Kabioye" - (5:36)
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Zemog - "El Gordo Rojo" - (4:59)
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Joyce - "Aldea De Ogum" - (4:26)
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Mr Hermano - "Free As The Morning Sun" - (4:18)
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Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho - "Beira Mar" - (1:39)
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Novalima - "Chincivi" - (3:58)
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Bazeado - "Marcia Foi Pro Samba" - (5:31)
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Masters At Work - "Brazilian Beat" (feat Liliana - Dope mix) - (3:48)
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Arakatuba - "Pele" (feat Ballstic Brothers) - (6:40)
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Atmosfear - "Dancing In Outer Space" (Masters At Work remix) - (4:20)
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Terry Callier/Tom Findlay/Kneeling Lee - "Just My Imagination" (feat Mary Lee - Love To Love You mix) - (5:14)
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Sao Benitez - "Feeling High" - (4:33)
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Wild Style - "Down By Law" - (1:10)
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Jazztronik - "Samurai" - (5:53)
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Kaori - "Good Life" - (3:18)
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Marcelo D2 - "Qual E" - (3:39)
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Par Ney De Castro - "Ba-Tu-Ca-Da" - (8:15)
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Deize Tigrona - "Injecao" - (2:03)
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Tejo - "Follow Me" (feat Black Alien & Speed - Fatboy Slim remix) - (3:38)
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Mitchell & Dewbury - "Beyond The Rains" (Drumajick remix) - (7:37)
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Tenorio JR - "Nebulosa" (feat Nu:Tone - Nu:Tone remix) - (4:47)
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Beach Diggin' Vol 3
66347
10 Jul 15
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Gene Lawrence - "Feel Like Making Love" - (3:30) 51 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Junior Tucker - "Take A Message" - (4:04) 54 BPM
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The Group NSI - "Moin Epi Vou" - (3:20) 107 BPM
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Billy Cole - "Mystic Mood" - (4:00) 84 BPM
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Fred Aucagos - "Pangua Zo Pile Moin" - (3:41) 52 BPM
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Casual T - "Hands Off Instrumental" - (4:24) 58 BPM
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Dalton - "Soul Brother" - (3:43) 71 BPM
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Franko Xavier - "Antes Pouco Que Nenhum" - (3:05) 86 BPM
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Bobbie Houston - "I Want To Make It With You" - (3:06) 144 BPM
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Gilles Rivard - "Je Reviens" - (3:42) 51 BPM
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Bola Sete - "Bettina" - (3:17) 96 BPM
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Brother Resistance - "Wars In Space Dub" - (4:17) 107 BPM
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Clive Bradley & The Bradley Band - "Party On The Block" - (4:10) 103 BPM
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Scherzando - "I Need Your Love" - (3:35) 82 BPM
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Various - "DJ Damage Beach Diggin' 3 Mix" (continuous DJ mix) - (32:18) 106 BPM
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Review: Despite being presented as the perfect soundtrack for a lazy day at the beach, both previous installments of Beach Diggin' were released in January - not best time for the beach if you're up north. However this time, the in-house mixologists at Heavenly Sweetness, Guts and Mambo, are releasing volume three bang on time for summer. Last time they plowed super-deep and have dug up even more here, coming up with 14 sunkissed rarities including the golden tones of Gene Lawrence's "Feel Like Making Love" and the low down and dirty vintage funk dub-out "Wars In Space" by Brother Resistance. Now, where's the sunblock?
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Eternal
98492
01 Apr 16
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Opening - (2:25) 85 BPM
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Take Me Back (feat Leron Thomas & Tanya Morgan) - (2:56) 99 BPM
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All Or Nothing (feat Tanya Morgan & Lorine Chia) - (3:46) 95 BPM
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Dirty Otter - (3:05) 86 BPM
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Give You Up (feat Leron Thomas) - (7:03) 60 BPM
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Rest Of My Life (feat Lorine Chia & Tanya Morgan) - (4:15) 80 BPM
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Peaceful Life (feat Lorine Chia) - (4:06) 54 BPM
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Incomplete (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:49) 115 BPM
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Nowhere - (5:09) 74 BPM
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Kiss My Converse (feat Tanya Morgan & Leron Thomas) - (3:27) 103 BPM
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Epic Poses (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:41) 98 BPM
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Every Generation - (4:40) 83 BPM
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Desintoxication - (3:38) 89 BPM
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Dance, Love & Die - (6:09) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Since making his debut in the mid noughties - some 15 years after he began making beats -Ibiza-based Guts has developed his sound somewhat. Where his early releases doffed a cap to classic trip-hop and downtempo grooves, recent outings have effortlessly joined the dots between live funk, golden era hip-hop and modern soul, with some notable jazz and Latin American influences thrown in. Eternal, his latest full-length, continues this approach, throwing in additional nods to P-funk (the superb "Give You Up"), nu-jazz ("Incomplete"), and Afrobeat ("Dance, Love & Die"). With a string of guest musicians, singers and rappers lending a hand, Eternal is a vibrant, thrill-a-minute album that shows off the full range of Guts' finely honed skills.
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Hello Baby
LOA 006CD
29 Apr 16
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Hello Baby - (2:58) 120 BPM
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I Got The Rhythm (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:09) 123 BPM
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All My Love (feat Juliette Ashby) - (2:55) 112 BPM
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Peace & Love - (3:14) 126 BPM
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Take You Home (feat Joss Stone) - (3:39) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nothing Personal (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:47) 105 BPM
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The Bakery Girl Intermission - (2:18) 142 BPM
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One World (feat Herbal T) - (3:55) 97 BPM
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Fires Glow (feat Emma Noble) - (4:02) 110 BPM
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Magic Together (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:56) 115 BPM
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Walk In The Sun (feat Professor Elemental) - (3:35) 97 BPM
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Now I Feel Good (fea Elliott Cole) - (5:05) 64 BPM
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Review: Lack Of Afro has been pouring his shades of worldly funk and nu-soul across the Freestyle catalogue over the last few years, but this time it's his moment to shine with a brand-spanking, sparkly new LP for LOA, putting together everything he's known for under one gorgeous roof. Here, you have twelve scorching slices of upbeat lament, and from "Hello Baby" - a masterful stroke of sunny funk - to "Now I Feel Good", the artist manages to bring back the spirit of the 1970's into a new and contemporary light. Gliding piano keys, powerful vocals, and a kick-ass production surely make Lack Of Afro one of the kings of modern soul.
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Heartbreak Sound Reworks
GAMM 072
02 Sep 11
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Brown Sugar (feat Angelo) - (4:20) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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El Presidente (feat Damaja) - (4:26) 119 BPM
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Ms Fat Boogie (feat Mos vs. Heavies) - (3:49) 98 BPM
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Light (feat Common) - (4:10) 99 BPM
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Review: DJ/producer duo Troo Luv and Charlie Loud aka Heartbreak Sound have a great knack of re energising hip-hop acapellas and dropping some of the finest mash-up material out there at the moment. This latest release on GAMM is an essential purchase which comes in four pieces - with D'Angelo's "Brown Sugar" given a slow, nu-Philly groove, Jeru Tha Damaja's late-period hit "El Presidente" treated to a thematically-correct Cuban remake, Mos Def's "Ms Fat Booty" redone with a new, DJ Spinna-esque set of beats, and Common's classic "The Light" given a gritty make-over.
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Baby Be Without You
GAMM 052
20 Oct 09
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Baby Be Without You (vocal) - (3:28) 102 BPM
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Baby Be Without You (instrumental) - (3:28) 102 BPM
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Michael Jackson RIP - (0:22) 81 BPM
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Human Nature (retouch) - (5:58) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Resistance
STRUT 136CD
04 Sep 15
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Greet The Dawn - (4:50) 124 BPM
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Shock & Awe - (3:18) 70 BPM
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Courage - (4:04) 124 BPM
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As The World Turns - (4:13) 126 BPM
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Life Is What You Make It - (4:09) 88 BPM
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Bull's Eye - (4:54) 128 BPM
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Soleil Couchant - (3:45) 126 BPM
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Ware Wa - (3:55) 130 BPM
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Kossa Kossa - (4:08) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's Gonna Rain - (5:07) 96 BPM
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Review: Canada's premiere afro-Latin fusionists Souljazz Orchestra return with their ninth album, Resistance, which arrives a decade after they first announced themselves to the world with the dazzling debut Uprooted. That album was issued on their own Funk Manchu Records, but the collective are firmly within the Strut Records bosom these days with Resistance their fourth album for the UK stronghold. Never a band to tread water, this 10 track collection finds the Souljazz Orchestra exploring new territory on record, explicitly the French Caribbean and Francophone West African influences that have been key to the band from their earliest days. What's most impressive here is the band's sheer versatility with saxman Ray Murray, percussionist Marielle Rivard, drummer Philippe Lafreniere and keyboardist Pierre Chretien all taking on lead vocal duties as Resistance progresses.
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City Shuffle EP
506020 5156945
22 Apr 16
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City Shuffle (feat Bryony Jarman-Pinto) - (3:49) 113 BPM
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The Invincible (feat Alex Rita - Scratcha DVA Hi Emotions remix) - (3:21) 134 BPM
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Falling Through The Wall (Tom Blip remix) - (5:28) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Revolution Blue (Contours remix) - (4:30) 53 BPM
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City Shuffle (feat Bryony Jarman-Pinto - General Ludd remix) - (5:47) 113 BPM
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Review: Werkha's LP, Colours Of A Red Brick Raft, firmly put this Glaswegian producer on the map and now album track "City Shuffle" follows as a single. Boasting soulful breathy vocals by Bryony Jarman Pinto, the song features delicate jazzy guitar and gentle Sunday afternoon beats. Elsewhere General Judd remixes the tune into some pretty fine deep and techy house, Scratcha DVA turns "The Invincible" into a virtually beatless dubby menace, Tom Blip gives "Falling Through The Wall" a warm and sunkissed makeover and Contours wrap things up nicely with the nuanced percussion and soft piano chords on "A Revolution Blue".
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Ibiza 2016
SE 313
17 May 16
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Jazz Mall - (4:10) 115 BPM
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Blue Sax - (3:20) 95 BPM
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Don't Give Me Up - (5:22) 110 BPM
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Dig It - (5:11) 100 BPM
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In The Rain - (5:09) 100 BPM
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Boxxa Nueva - (4:16) 119 BPM
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Digital Funk - (5:00) 119 BPM
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Night Scat - (4:10) 105 BPM
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F'n'k Sides - (4:59) 115 BPM
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Funk Hotel - (4:34) 110 BPM
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Loop Vibes - (5:46) 100 BPM
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Regroove - (3:01) 73 BPM
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Cubaragga Connection - (6:14) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Broken Night - (4:10) 110 BPM
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Hop - (3:24) 90 BPM
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Hot Beat - (4:40) 101 BPM
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World In Progress - (5:07) 89 BPM
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Goodbye - (3:50) 120 BPM
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Do It - (3:49) 96 BPM
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The Original - (5:41) 80 BPM
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Exit - (0:47) 91 BPM
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Different Flavours
CPT 070-2
02 May 00
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Syrup - "Chocolate" - (6:28) 108 BPM
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Syrup - "Connection" - (4:44) 100 BPM
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Syrup - "Strawberry" (Les Gammas remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM
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Syrup - "Sandwich Caddy" - (6:42) 94 BPM
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Syrup - "Sweat Shop" (Bassline Members remix) - (8:24) 123 BPM
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Syrup - "Sink Mess" - (4:41) 108 BPM
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Syrup - "Sweat Shop" - (7:57) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Syrup - "Maple" (OCB remix) - (4:33) 93 BPM
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Syrup - "Discontinue" - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Played by: Roland Schwarz
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Blast Off
WAHLP 009
20 May 16
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Asimo's Run - (4:22) 69 BPM
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I'm A Helicopter - (5:06) 79 BPM
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The Strut - (1:20) 82 BPM
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Weight In Space (feat Shafiq Husayn) - (4:08) 131 BPM
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Same Mistakes (Flawless Victory) - (5:01) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Superhero - (4:39) 71 BPM
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Ooh (feat Pyramid Vritra) - (3:49) 83 BPM
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Rap Game Ted Danson - (1:55) 81 BPM
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Electric Sheep - (6:02) 80 BPM
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Rush - (2:59) 70 BPM
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Opposite Of A Cat - (1:51) 88 BPM
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Origami Sessions (feat Chester Watson) - (4:02) 86 BPM
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Review: Despite a slew of recent releases, Paper Tiger have still managed to find the time to also produce an entire album. This sophomore LP was mastered by LA beat hero Daddy Kev and sees the prolific six piece from Leeds finely tune their disparate talents with help from such guests as Shafiq Husayn (Sa- Ra, White Boiz), Chester Watson and Pyramid Vritra (Odd Future). With a tighter, live sound, the album boasts 12 tracks, highlights include the fluttering beats and instrumentation of "I'm A Helicopter", the brassy neo soul/rap hybrid "Weight In Space" and the distinctly British sci-fi flow of "Rush". An outstanding effort.
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Various Bilongo
BL 10928-X
09 Oct 08
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EKO - "Kilimandjaro My Home" - (7:33) 126 BPM
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Kelenkye Band - "Jungle Music" - (5:36) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Richard Raux/Hamsa - "A Coltrane" - (3:03) 131 BPM
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Henri Guedon - "Bilongo" - (3:16) 101 BPM
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Georges Edouard Novel - "Meci Bon Dieu" - (4:03) 86 BPM
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Ephraim Nzeka - "Zombie" - (4:40) 137 BPM
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Alfred Panou & Art Ensemble Chicago - "Je Suis Un Sauvage" - (4:13) 143 BPM
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Les Dum's - "La Danse Des Grand Singes Nus" - (3:11) 136 BPM
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Michel Sardaby - "Welcome New Warmth" - (4:16) 102 BPM
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Roots Fundation - "Make It Funky" - (3:24) 131 BPM
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Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - "Woza Cindi" - (7:58) 85 BPM
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Louis Xavier - "Steps" - (4:11) 110 BPM
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Sergio Otanazetra - "Gislaine" - (4:11) 148 BPM
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Beat Tape 2
BTG 004
28 Aug 15
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The Journey - (4:26) 123 BPM
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Wander With Me (feat Carmody) - (4:47) 57 BPM
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Nightgowns (feat Loyle Carner) - (2:46) 105 BPM
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Falafel - (3:42) 104 BPM
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Wake Up This Day (feat Jordan Rakei) - (3:49) 83 BPM
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In The Midst Of It All (feat Sam Wills) - (5:42) 86 BPM
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Come Back - (4:17) 88 BPM
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Your Love (feat Alexa Harley) - (4:14) 58 BPM
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Hark (feat Alfa Mist) - (2:43) 128 BPM
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Tom Misch & Bearcubs - "Colours Of Freedom" - (3:44) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beautiful Escape (feat Zak Abel) - (4:36) 60 BPM
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Home - (4:28) 57 BPM
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Rock Wit U (Yoruba Soul mixes)
BBEBGDGS 001
10 Jan 11
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Rock Wit U (main) - (5:55) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rock Wit U (dub) - (5:52) 125 BPM
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For Da Love Of Da Game (feat Raheem & Erro - DJ Jazzy Jeff remix) - (4:59) 93 BPM
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For Da Love Of Da Game (feat Raheem & Erro - TV Version) - (5:12) 93 BPM
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Review: BBE dig into their archives to reacquaint your ears with the brilliantly smooth Yoruba remixes of DJ Jazzy Jeff available digitally for the first time ever. Originally out in 2002 as part of Jazzy Jeff's entry to the labels stellar Beat Generation series (in which even Will. I.Am. excelled) "Rock Wit U" was transformed into a NYC anthem by Osunlade, getting major props from Masters At Work and Joe Claussel. Signature Yoruba percussion, warm melodies and intricate rhythms punctuate both the main and dub version. Additional tweaks from the legendary Philly DJ himself that lean on the dreamy future soul tip demand investigation.
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Awakened Spirit
BBE 367SDG
13 May 16
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Ngnari Konon (feat Oumou SangarA©) - (6:20) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nankoumandjan (feat Mangala Camara) - (7:07) 59 BPM
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Benefit (feat Omar) - (4:57) 124 BPM
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Fighting Spirit - (7:22) 60 BPM
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Review: Boddhi Satva's highly tribalistic strain of house music has been at the top of our minds for a while, and riding high on our digging radars. This is because the artist has managed to tell his own story and detach himself from momentary scenes or fashions. Instead, tracks like "Ngnari Konon" use the house formula only as a backing rhythm, and with the help of Africa's Oumou Sangare, Satva produces what is more of a world music piece. The same goes for "Nankoumandjan", but "Benefit" strays closer to something like UK bassline thanks to its jump-up beat and r&b-style vocals by Omar, while "Fighting Spirit" is what you would call a classic 'bass house' joint, filled with gargling low-ends and plenty of sweet tribalism. Sick.
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Red Light Syndrome EP
BBE 378SDG
20 May 16
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Go With It - (5:30) 62 BPM
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Word To Your Mother - (3:40) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Channel Through - (5:18) 61 BPM
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Review: London's nu-soul hero Ziggy Funk's latest eschews his regular female vocalists, instead featuring three new out-there instrumentals - 'a product of nights listening to the voices in his head...and gazing into to the sky'. Opener "Go With It" lays on the jazz thick with frenetic, eccentric bass notes and beats jostling about under a constant hazy keyboard loop and billowing trumpets, "Word to Your Mother" is like the former but stoned: with a slower groove setting the pace for a mellow afternoon headnodder and finally "Channel Through" wraps things up with driving disco/house beats and lashings of trippy synth noodles.
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Catch Monkey EP
GAMM 083
09 Nov 12
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Catch Monkey (vocal) - (7:00) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Catch Monkey (2 AM dub) - (6:11) 118 BPM
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Let Yourself Go - (6:08) 122 BPM
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Taxi Driver - (6:10) 126 BPM
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Review: Meistro, Deep Sang and DJ Stylus make up the Sol Power All-Stars, a DJ/production collective from Washington DC dedicated to the many styles of African dance music. Here, they make their debut on GAMM with an excellent collection of sneaky afro-centric re-rubs. "Catch Monkey", the lead cut, offers a punchy, floor-friendly take on an Afrobeat classic. There's also a thrillingly dubbed-out, dancefloor friendly take (The "2AM Dub") that's almost an improvement on the excellent vocal original. "Let Yourself Go", meanwhile, expertly teases out a formidably percussive groove from a 1980s Afro-funk jam - all rousing horns and fluid synths. Closer "Taxi Driver", meanwhile, is a joyously celebratory juju jam. Quality stuff.
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Les LA Bas
ZENDNLS 432L
16 May 16
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Les LA Bas (Bonobo remix) - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Boto & The Second Liners
TRUCD 174
09 Mar 09
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Portion Of A Recording - (1:22) 100 BPM
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That Gut Feeling (feat Andreya Triana) - (5:02) 123 BPM
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Echoes From The Surface - (2:46) 91 BPM
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Spread It On (feat Alice Russell) - (4:59) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heads High (Er) - (5:04) 117 BPM
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The Train - (6:16) 100 BPM
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Omak Besar (Big Waves) - (6:51) 136 BPM
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Rolling Stone To Landslide (feat Kathrin deBoer) - (5:20) 106 BPM
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Fortune Favours The Bold - (3:32) 92 BPM
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Party Favours (feat Gecko Turner) - (4:55) 131 BPM
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Swamp Ska's - (3:26) 117 BPM
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Yeah The Crab! - (3:01) 120 BPM
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Played by: Diesler