The Boogie Man / Sipho Gumede Jika Jika 'Jika Jika' is s super sassy version of Grandmaster Flash's iconic 'The Message'. This holy grail reissue from Vive La Musique has had a full remaster and features late, great South African artist Sipho Gumede in his 'Boogie Man' guise. For this one he worked alongside prolific 70s and 80s producer Greg Cutler with a Linn drum and Jupiter 4 synth recreating the famous basslines. Add in a mysterious rap vocal and you have a stone cold classic that will surely be well received in any setting. Flip it over for an extra jazzy synth version. Vive La Musique 7" Pre-Order
Aroop Roy Hustle Do Brasil There's something special with these hush-hush reworks and re-edits as they breathe new life into dusty old Brazilian disco and boogie cuts. A-side 'Hustle Do Brazil' is a rambunctious, party-starting treat that turns a handful of loops from a piano-heavy South American disco record into a bouncy, disco-house slammer. He subtly switches tack on side B, delivering an edit of the deeper, smoother and jazzier 'A Festa', wisely prioritising his source material's spacey jazz-funk synths, heady party atmos, good grooves and even greater electric piano stabs. Samba-disco magic! Kampana 7" Pre-Order
Snips Brainiac Edits Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables. With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory once again with a second limited 45'. This release delves into some modern soul and jazz, flipping some new age cult classics to club friendly future anthem. Barbershop Records 7"
Shin-Ski Runnin' / It Ain't Nothing Like Hip Hop Music Oonops' worldwide connection network allows us to press two of Shin-Ski's rare and secret remix works. The man from Japan had been already featured on Oonops Drops Vol. 1 with his track "You Got Soul" under his band name Shin Sight Trio. Resense 7"
Resense 052 Slick Walk/Voodoocuts Slick Walk pays homage to Young Holt-Unlimited's classic tune "Soulful Strut" and catapults it into a new club dimension with a DJ-friendly, heavy beat production. Voodoocuts from Italy merges 50 Cent's vocals with a well known Brazil feel good track, beefs it up and delivers a perfect birthday tune. Resense Records 7"
Hip Hop Fire Vol 1 2 slabs of classic Hip Hop history from American 45 only label imprint.300 It would be fair to say that debutant label Hip-Hop Fire is fittingly named. The imprint was apparently established to deliver seven-inch singles showcasing a variety of much-loved vintage rap hits. Release number one kicks of with 'Still D.R.E', Dr Dre's chart-bothering 1999 hit featuring guest vocals from the mother-loving dee oh double dee himself, Snoop Dogg (not to mention some fine additional lyrics by Jay-Z and a killer piano hook from co-producer Scott Storch). Over on the flip there's another chance to savour Public Enemy's 1994 conscious rap classic 'Give It Up', which also happens to be one of the weightiest and funkiest cuts in their incredible catalogue pieces. Hip Hop Fire 7"
Daytoner Lifes A Bitch / (It Aint) All Good More heat from one of Cornwall’s finest. On side A we get a rework of Nas’ “Life’s Bitch” featuring AZ, with an original instrumental played live by the band. Side B gives an original interpretation of Chaka Khan’s vocals ripped from Dela’s classic All Good – limited edition – don’t sleep y’all! Fridays Funky 45 7" Pre-Order
Smoove / Dr Rubberfunk Sunny Juice / Skeelo Wonder Smoove returns to the label with another couple of skillfully worked mashups. Side A pairs the vocals of Lizzo’s Juice with Boney M’s Sunny with added drums played by label mate Dr Rubberfunk – Oooooo Weeeeee! On the flip sees Skee-lo’s anthem, “I Wish” flipped with Stevie Wonder’s classic of the same name – genius!! You know the drill – doubles required – snooze you lose! Fridays Funky 45 7"