AFRO BREED Tootee Parts 1 & 2 The long-running Mushi 45 label from Japan is back with another big serving of Afro-tinged funk. This 45rpm is limited to just 300 copies and features both parts of Afro Breed's Toootee. It is our first brush with this artist but we like what we hear here - 'Tootee (part 1)' has a James Brown-style take on funk with trilling acoustic guitar and tumbling drum breaks under big vocals. 'Tootee (part 2)' introduces a more libidinous sax sound that is steamy and sultry and seductive. Mushi 45 Japan 7"
unknown MOXY EDITS 002 As audacious as they get, round two of this LTD series takes a slice of late ‘90s gold, and layers it over a stomping house beat. A pure masterclass in how to get a party started, with the kind of sampling that works oh so well when it’s juiced up into a cut like this. Limited one sided vinyl biz, grab it while you can! White Label 7"
Jeru The Damaja Ya Playing Yaself Jeru The Damaja doesn't always get namechecked as readily as the likes of Gang Starr, but he's just as vital a part of the East Coast rap legacy. 1996 album Wrath Of The Math is a totem of conscious hip-hop, with Premier on the beats and Jeru showing off exactly what he can do on the mic. Now 45 Kings are taking measures to remind people how good this record is by picking two of the album's finest cuts and giving them a trip out on 7". 'Ya Playing Yaself' is an impossibly funky Preemo groove underpinned by a righteously cheeky b-line, while 'Scientifical Madness' finds The Damaja breaking down societal ills with devastating dexterity. 45 Kings US 7"
Shamis & Rebiere / Gallowstreet / Soul Supreme 52 North (Soul Supreme Remix) / Backpack [Soul Supreme Remix] The Amsterdam-based producer, keyboardist, and music-lover Soul Supreme, known for his covers of classic cuts by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def or MF DOOM steps away from the cover format for a moment, and channels his fresh take into remixes of two INI Movement releases.Leaving out the brass, both remixes eloquently underline the low-end essence of the compositions and explore new realms in a special way. The upbeat remix of '52 North' by Gallowstreet and LYMA on the A-side brings a percussion-heavy instrumentation & layers of signature keys to an ode to the city of Amsterdam. Staying close to the original composition, the remix expands the richness and depth, bringing the tune even closer to the dancefloor crowd.On the flipside of the 45, the luscious rework of Shamis & Rebiere's track 'Backpack' brings a laid-back, soulful production to a personal story of co-parenting. We're immersed in a wistful hip hop bounce with a reference to Common, stunning Rhodes solo and an extra guitar layer by Johnny Biner. The vulnerable theme of the original song is accentuated with an alternative ending, leaving us with a feeling of reassurance, love and encouragement. All of that on a limited 7'' with artwork by Dase Boogie, released on Soul Supreme Records in collaboration with INI Movement label. Soul Supreme Records 7"
MARIO / Mya Case Of The Ex / BOOM (feat. Juvenile) Kiss Klassics rotates the genre for release number 4 with back to back R&B ANTHEMS from Mya & Mario... 7"
Pharrell WIlliams / Daft Punk Get Lucky / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Kiss Klassics serves up another couple of dancefloor anthems from Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Willlams on Get Lucky.... Kiss Klassics 7"
Snips Re-Imagined EP Keeping in the Barbershop tradition of drawing on past influences to create something new Snips moved back into his familair Hip Hop terriorty drawing on some classic jazz standards to reimagine some of our favorite Hip Hop classics. This realease will accompany a limited run of T Shirts in collaboration with NYC artist Elijah Maura and London Streetwear brand "Souvenir" . Barbershop Records 7"
Suckaside Toxic Funk Vol. 8 Breakbeat Paradise Recording is back with another big edition of the epic Toxic Funk 7-inch donut series. This time we welcome back producer duo Suckaside along with LROY who has cooked up a pair of timeless Toxic Funkbangers..As with the other volumes of the Toxic Funk we are looking to bring back that classic vibes of soul and funk and mix it with just enough beats and breaks to make it sounds current.LROY kicks things off with the big soul groover Second Warning with some smooth soul sister vocals and some boom bap beats. Timeless joint that will get the party bumping at any house party or funky establishment who wants to set a groovy vibe.Following up on the flipside we see the producer duo Suckaside aka Sucka Timmy and DJ B-side doing their funky thing on the soulful banger: Let the Music Play. Suckaside has taken the electronic funk scene by storm lately with their spot on funk edits of classic joints that everybody forgot about. Head on over to their Bandcamp page to fill up you trunk with funk.Once again Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is on point to deliver you the funkiest soul and breaks available anywhere out there… Breakbeat Paradise 7"