Category Archives: breaks beats

SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – Scorpio’s Waltz

“’Scorpio’s Waltz’ is a smoky breakbeat psych-funk gem. Evoking images of a 70s psychedelic-rock band jamming late into the hazy night. This slightly sinister instrumental is full blown funky rock with a classic hip-hop breaks’ vibe….” (Mr Bongo) Drawing from a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minoru Muraoka – The Positive and the Negative

For those who enjoy the experimental sounds of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Surprise Chef and Now-Again’s very own Egon, it may not surprise you to discover they all have something in common: Minoru Muraoka! Born Muraoka Fukuo in 1924, Minoru … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Magdy el Hossainy – Music De Carnaval

Soooooooo very excited to be sharing today’s scorching slice of Egyptian funk!! It’s incredible!!!  Music De Carnaval was originally recorded in 1972 during a one take jam session in Cairo. It has since been re-released on French label, Pépite, when … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Koushik — Battle Rhymes For Battle Times

I have just stumbled upon one very fine playlist! I’m only halfway through and have already compiled a long list of fantastic sounds to share!!  Thanks to this mighty collection I’ve found today’s song! Hailing from Dundas, Ontario, Koushik Ghosh, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jungle Fire – Snake Pit

Jungle Fire are a rousing bunch of musicians from LA.  Their original fusions incorporate a fine blend of Latin, funk, Afro and soul, earning them the title of the Tropi-Funk Juggernauts! Starting out with the intentions of only ever being … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andy Cooper – Here Comes Another One ft. Blabbermouf

Today’s funky offering features on US rapper and producer, Andy Cooper’s 2018 record, The Layered Effect.   Described as offering “a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering sounds,” the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators – Tracking Down

Earlier this year Helsinki’s Timmion Records released the deliciously cool and classic sounds of Scorpio man, Ernie Hawks debut album! Ernie Hawks has been creating music for the past two decades and for his debut album he teamed up with Helsinki’s soul revivalists … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange & Mr. Lif – The Scribe (feat. Akrobatik & DJ QBert)

How much am I enjoying this track!!!?? It’s so good! I’ve been getting more familiar with L’Orange & Mr. Lif’s 2016 dystopian concept album,  The Life & Death of Scenery after featuring Strange Technology the other day.  It’s superb album and I urge you to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange & Mr. Lif – Strange Technology (feat. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi)

Producer L’Orange and Jeffrey Haynes, a.k.a Mr Lif, joined forces for their 2016 album The Life & Death Of Scenery.  Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the record commences with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Microphone Misfitz – Black Paranoia Feat. Fury

Six years ago Chicago’s Microphone Misfitz launched their Escape From Babylon series.  The 2nd volume  followed three years later in 2015 and in February this year came the third instalment: 15 more tracks digging even deeper into social and political issues. This … Continue reading

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