The new album from Hamburg’s producer/DJ duo DJ Suro & Mzuzo takes their beats further this time. Funk & chunky disco licks and lots of tight loops equals some solid dancefloor material. It sits comfortably between some b-boy roots and a trendy wine bar – a mature sound with plenty of proper groove attached. You can hear the dual influence of their skills both as musicians and DJ’s here – tunes build well and groove all the way through – reminiscent of Lack of Afro in that respect – (who’s down with the Legre label through the quality Unity Sextet among others).

The below clip will give you a good idea of what’s with this LP – check it out on Juno or Legere now

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After an epic 14 years ,GP has moved on to a new home at Radio 6 – playing 3-6pm Saturday afternoons. Which translates to 12 – 3 am in Australia, which is good news my pedigree chums. Anyway, a massive hat-tip as usual to Gilles Peterson and enjoy playing to the masses on a Saturday arvo. Download a recording of the last show here while it lasts..

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I really like these guys, and they’re from Sydney which makes it twice as good! Check out the new songs and cop the album – only 6 euro for a download, get involved!

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Fire!!!!!!! Some of these onlookers need a kick up the arse.. stream tracks properly here

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I heard Gilles Peterson play a killer version of GangStarr’s Mass Appeal on his radio show, so one BandCamp later and checking out this young trio from Toronto. Have covered the likes of Tyler the Creator and Dilla, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, plus some other stuff I’m less familiar with. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hmmm. I hope its as good as its being portrayed here, but the promo video seems a little icky.. maybe I don’t trust Americans instinctively, sorry. I’m going to try and get some feedback on this from promoters/labels/artists as it develops and see what happens. 30% – who decides this margin? Does that mean you get to keep 70%? And does Android market offer the same?

 

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This is reggae music with lots of extra groove, more like a rich blend of reggae, afro beat, funk and also some hip hop vibes. The Strides comprise a full band of ten which may explain the quality and depth of the music. From chilled head nodders through to dancefloor skank they offer a bit of everything, a great blend of styles. Australia has this beautiful output of great afro beat (Liberators, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra) and the Strides are here with their second offering. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lance Ferguson has produced and written 4 albums for the Bamboos and the song writing has grown with each, this one is under his Lanu solo guise . It features Megan Washington on five tracks compared to the last Lanu album being mostly instrumental. He’s clearly grown as he’s worked so much and  perhaps Washington’s deserved success in Australia has helped open him to a broader sound. This is great for all parties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lack of Afro takes no prisoners. If you’re not familiar with his work and you are a funk, soul or hip hop fan, best get with the program! This is album number 3 and it’s very good. If you’re not familiar think a Quantic/Mr Scruff/New MasterSounds sandwich, but sounding original – not reworked. Read the rest of this entry »

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A funky-ass London brass band playing covers of soul, hip hop & rock songs & more, and all with a heavy funk lilt! Read the rest of this entry »

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