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Chris Read – Small Steps

chrisChris Read; hip hop promoter, top class DJ, super producer and all round nice bloke, recently released his debut album, “Small Steps”.
Including recent singles, the album is a great mix of classic hip hop, funk, afro-beat, disco and more. Featuring guests such as Phil Most Chill and Lizzy Parks, this is a really great album. It will get you up dancing and keep you up for the full duration. Authentic soulful beats, mixed with plenty of horns, bass and good old boom beats.
Get it now from Breakin’ Bread Records.

First Word Records – Two Syllables Vol.9

firstword As I have been away for a bit, its time to catch up with things, and what better place to start than the latest compilation on First Word Records.
“Two Syllables Volume Nine” is the new free compilation, showcases the labels latest artists and releases.
11 tracks long, the compilation covers hip hop, jazzy chilled out beats, electronic rhythms, afrobeat, funk and more, from artists such as Tall Black Guy, Essa, Riot Jazz Brass Band, to name but a few.
This is a great introduction to First Word Records, if you need an introduction and if not, it makes for a great compilation of funky, jazzy, soulful music, and it’s all for free!

The Grits – Make A Sound (Like James Brown)

The Grits unleash their funky new track, “Make A Sound (Like James Brown)”. Backed with “Yeah, No” it will be available from the 17th of June on that funkiest of formats, 7″ single and digitally via Hamhock Records.

Phill Most Chill & Mr Fantastic


Phill Most Chill has teamed up with Bristolian beat maker Mr Fantastic for the brand new single, “Super Funk Inc”. This is a great slice of classic hip hop at its funkiest, it’s rare to hear hip hop like this in this day and age. This is a must for any old school head, or anyone who just loves funky beats and on point rhymes. Check out the sound clips HERE and pre-order the 12″ HERE.

Talking of Mr Fantastic, if you are in the London area make sure you come down to Amen Brother on March 1st at the Castle, East London. DJ’s Mr Fantastic, LongDistanceDan and Pete Cadden playing the best in funk, psych, soul and hip hop. I’m sure Super Funk Inc will be getting a spin!

Buried Treasure

Buried TreasureBuriedTreasure_7_Label_FinalVisual is the brand new label set up by Diesler and Jung Collective. The first release is a split 7″ from UK funksters the Hugh Turner Quartet and label boss Diesler featuring the vocal talents of Double Yellow.
Dieslers “You’re Not Dead” is a beat driven slice of funk, given an alternative, indie twist from Double Yellows laid back vocals. This will go down a treat in the clubs, and I could even easily imagine this getting air time on 6 Music.
The flip side, “Back To School” is an instrumental journey through modern funk, jazz and soul. Perfect for warming up the dance floor or relaxing to, preferably on a nice sunny day.
Available now on 7″ and 7″ only! Yes, that’s right, vinyl only, no digital. Numbers are limited, so get while you can.
Check out a taster and then buy from bandcamp

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