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Introducing.. AUTOMATIC REACTION

Salvador G, MF Rex, Jack Dutone and Norman Bassey from Brooklyn, NY, make up the charismatic group, Automatic Reaction. Presently basking in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs pleasure-pool on their latest creation called ‘Highest Ground,’ MF Rex and Norman Bassey individually craft two funky flavours that sample the likes of James Brown, the Wu-Tang Clan and Claptone. […]

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FOLLOW ME

Getting back to reality on a modern-retro tip, are Brooklyn’s Follow Me on a commendable topography of airy blends and adorable atmospheric-circulations. Brilliantly selected with a direct nod to the past, the simple and refined merit of Follow Me put these two guys in charge with even more surprises tucked up their soulful and disco […]

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NEWBAN – Newban and Newban 2 : Deluxe Edition LPs [BBE Music]

Originally released on Guinness Records in 1977 and re-mastered for 2012, “Newban” and “Newban 2” are the true example of ultimately rare soul & funk. Recorded in New York by founders Albert “Duke” Jones Jr. & Porter Carroll Jr., Newban’s ‘Magic Lady’ is a vintage example of simple jazzy madness, drum-tastic liveliness and saxophone flotation […]

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CURTIS MAYFIELD – Billy Jack (Chip Chabralle’s Blissed Up Work Out)

Chip Chabralle has exhaustingly outdone himself on this Curtis Mayfield rework Ladies & Gentlemen. Swollen with pride like a new found father or mother, Chip Chabralle’s modest but pleasing rendition of the late & great Curtis Mayfield outperforms all previous – and those soon to follow. Magical. CURTIS MAYFIELD – Billy Jack (Chip Chabralle’s Blissed […]

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THE KNOCKS vs. KOOL & THE GANG – Celebrate The Feeling

Save our souls oh mighty Knocks, as the boys in question get their party glam boots on, vocodered voices polished and their funky, glittery apparel out for an always-favoured weekend stirrer. Let’s party. THE KNOCKS vs. KOOL & THE GANG – Celebrate The Feeling

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GRAMATIK vs. THE BEATLES – Don’t Let Me Down 2012

The chipmunks are in Aerials, but on this occasion we’ll sit them down in the corner until the party has fully finished… From New York to Slovenia, Gramatik is one sure fire comedian. Let’s get some Gramatik-funk on those kitchen tables now…

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FUNK-ERRIFIC {Part Eight}

Through the fatigued heart and sorrowful Rhodes chords of Funkadelics’ ‘Atmosphere’ ; – right through to the James Bond-esque of ‘Summer Breeze’ by The Main Ingredient.. the graveyard-shift ambience of ‘The Ghettos’ jazziness & epic horns works Funk-errfic #8 around eight indistinguishable feelings and eight indescribable mindsets. Let the emotional trumpets commence. THE FLOATERS – Float On […]

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The Royal Concept EP

Swedish indie-pop band, The Royal Concept, have made a stateside splash with the release of their debut, self-titled EP.  The five song collection includes catchy tracks such “D-D-Dance” and “Gimme Twice“, which have climbed the Hypem.com charts. Historically, Scandinavia has produced more than a few talented, timeless pop acts and The Royal Concept continues this […]

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GIL SCOTT-HERON – Re-Ron

Sounding way ahead of its time, we turn back the clock to 1984 for a bona fide electro n’ poetical mix down from the true Godfather of spoken word / rap, Mr Gil Scott-Heron. Held together by staggering electronic pads and disbelieving drums & claps, Gil-Scott Heron’s colourful legacy remains painted with astounding originality plus devout, lyrical […]

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Hot Chip – Night And Day (Kool Roskii Remix)

Kool Roskii slaps us in the face with his new remix to Hot Chip’s “Night And Day”. It’s dark, gritty and downright dirty. Jack Dey is a Scottish producer, musician and DJ who performs under various aliases. While he’s slowly developed his own unique sound, Kool Roskii has garnered tons of attention for his remixes. Between […]

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FUNK-ERRIFIC {Part Seven}

Treasured by passionate care, and filtered with psychedelic funky love.. the seventh in a series of faultless retro numbers have been provided for sampling, listening and dancing octave paradise. Boogie-Boogie! MICHAEL VINER’S INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida HERBIE HANCOCK – … Continue reading →

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FUNK-ERRIFIC {Part Six}

Time to get your rocky n’ funky-soulful Gladrags on Brothers & Sisters, as Session #6 rolls on by non-stop … Stay-Up! THE METERS – Cardova MARVIN GAYE – T Plays It Cool LES MCCANN – North Carolina SERGE GAINSBOURG – … Continue reading →

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FUNK-ERRIFIC {Part Five}

Class you are dismissed for today. Go get your homework books and put them aside till Tuesday. FUNK-ERRIFIC #5 is now in session. TOM BROWNE – Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) IDRIS MUHAMMAD – Could Heaven Ever Be Like … Continue reading →

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The Voyeurist – Chase (Visions of Trees Remix)

In existence for little over a year The Voyeurist was born out of frustration and disaffection in the heart of the capital’s metropolis. Sarah (Vocals) and Richard (Guitars/ Electronics) met anonymously and bonded over previous musical escapades, escapes, more-than-likely alcohol dependence and the stupid things, people and places that … Continue reading →

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FUNK-ERRIFIC {Part Four}

It’s the feeling, it’s the moment.. it’s the new found moments created. IT IS the ageless and undying funk that originates across many styles … We continue. THE INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND – Dueling Bongos FUNKADELIC – Standing On The Verge … Continue reading →

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