Red Astaire / Olivia Ruff 90's Baby (Vocal / Instrumental) We are please to announce our second release with Freddie Lager aka Red Astaire, Sweden’s Hip Hop DJ/Producer extraordinaire! 90’s Baby features Olivia Ruff, originally from Hawaii and now based in the Bay area. The track is a tribute to some of that 90’s tunes that Olivia grew up on and features her smooth vocals bumping along nicely to Red’s dope beats. Limited edition of 500. Dinked Records 7"
Linn & Freddie Sunshine / Be Thankful For What U Got Stockholm’s Linn & Freddie debut excursion with Dinked Records sees two wonderful summery tunes, taken from their their long-awaited second album “Right Here in the Middle”, pressed up on 7” vinyl for the first time. The aptly named “Sunshine” is the perfect head nodder for those summer BBQs and Festivals. Flipped with a reggae/ska-fused version of the William DeVaughn classic, “Be Thankful For What You Got” – this is essential for your crates. Limited pressing of 500 copies. Dinked Records 7"
The King Rooster Back Chattin / Fat Chance Heavy, Raw and Deep that’s how The King Rooster brought their Hammond led funk throughout 2017 with a string of releases starting with a cassette EP, quickly followed by a 45 on Germany’s Our Label Records and then two more 45’s on Detroit’s Funknight label. Put together by Ian Stevens & Mark Claydon (The Bass and Drums from London funksters, The Getup) and joined by Sam Montero and James Forster on guitar the band have played, recorded and shared stages with artists such as Sir Joe Quarterman, Alexia Coley, JTQ, Gizelle Smith, Reuben Wilson, Pee Wee Ellis, The Getup, Speedometer and Rhoda Dakar to name a few. Droppin’ hard hitting instrumental workouts along with some heavy vocal bangers , real funk is the order of the day. 2018 starts with another heavy 45 release, this time on Dinked Records, featuring two brand new tracks Back Chattin’ & Fat Chance both sure to get you up on the dancefloor and shaking that ass! Dinked Records 7"
Pugs Atomz / Mulatto Patriot Sweat / Come With Me The first collaborative single from Chicago's hip-hop artist Pugs Atomz and producer Mulatto Patriot. Following on from his hook up with Chris Read at BBE, we are happy to showcase the talents of Pugs Atomz once again, this time in collaboration with fellow Chicago compatriot, Mulatto Patriot. “Sweat” will certainly make you do that on the dancefloor – a frenetic jam perfect for your work out playlist. Flip to the B side for the smoother MFSB influenced “Come With Me”. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming digital EP, Highly Irregular. Original cover art by Erin Leann Works. As the beat builds the pace is set and Atomz visualizing sounds falls inline with the flow - “You common place now/see me tho/animated like Yu-ghi- oh/Yo connect the dots now/see my thoughts speech bubble/now watch my talk” The chemistry of this producer & MC duo shines in the two knowing where the beat should ride and the lyrics should go. The B-side to this uptempo record is the smooth house influenced "Come with me" – both dance floor killers! Dinked Records 12"
Third Root Reflection of the Times / Soul Force The leading singles from the Central Texas hip-hop collective Third Root, produced by Grmmy Award winning producer Adrian Quesada. “Dinked Records link up with Third Root from Austin, Texas for their latest release produced by Grammy award winning Adrian Quesada and arranged by DJ Chicken George. This limited 45 features two of the standout cuts from the LP, Libertad. “Reflection of the Times” is a powerful conversation on race that spells out the struggle in stark and unambiguous terms. It's an outcry against injustice and a call to rise and reflects the times we’re living in. Whilst on the flip, “Soul Force” is an explosive posse cut featuring some of the top MCs from Central Texas. Original cover art by Lyle Carbajal.” Dinked Records 7"
Chali 2na / The Funk Hunters Oh Shit / Right Right On Limited to 500 copies The legendary MC, Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5 fame who has teamed up with touring partners, The Funk Hunters, hailing from Vancover, to release a booming bass heavy EP, Illectric. Here we feature two of the more dance floor friendly tracks, Oh Shit which has got anthem written all over it and on the flip the upbeat reggae infused Right Right Up. Dinked Records 7"
Mo-Matic Sureshot Here we have brand new original material from an unlikely cross Atlantic hook up pairing Jersey DJ and producer Mo-Matic aka Colin Moore with New York based MC Oxygen who needs no introduction, currently part of the Hip Hop super group Soundsci. Sureshot is a reggae influenced head banger perfect for those carnival/festival sets you got coming up this summer. Add to that 3 dope remixes all with a unique flavour to cater for every scenario. First up Vancouver’s Nick Bike flips the script in his unique way with some clever cuts and samples. Bristol super producers The Allergies totally reinvent the track in a cinematic way which wouldn’t seem out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack. To top it all off, UK graf legend Aroe and The Soundmakers take us on a dark journey into the Game of Thrones and then some! Dinked Records 7"
Fort Knox Five / Joe Quarterman Don't Go / Instrumental Fort Knox Five recently got Quarterman back in the studio to record a new song, the stripped down funk banger “Don’t Go.” The result of this collaboration is a modern funk anthem that will put the glide in your stride, just as long as you “Don’t Go”! Quarterman drops in with a classic funk delivery, complete with James Brown vocal stylings. Inspired by the DC Funk Parade, this song is being released to commemorate the third annual parade this year. A slice of DC through and through, combining styles and influences across the decades, “Don’t Go” is sure to get your hands clapping and your booty shaking! Dinked Records 7"
DJ Suspect / Doc TMK Boogaloo Flu / Tha'll Never Happen Two of the stand out tracks from French production duo DJ Suspect & Doc TMK’s debut LP, “Giving Space To The Sun” from 2014 make their way onto this precious format of ours for the very first time. Limited Edition of 500 – don’t sleep! Dinked Records 7"