The ghetto funk original is spiced up by General Narco, who orders plenty of hyper-kinetic beats and sends a bad-ass b-line out to battle with the feelgood vocals of Kymberley Kennedy. This General is set to be a major force in beats, bass and breaks.
Kicking off the new year in style, Black Acre offers up Clap! Clap! with a four-track EP of poly-rhythms and Afro-centric missiles. Opening track, 'Elon Mentana' is a tempo-shifting, mind-boggling tune, while 'Tambacounda’s White Magic' starts off slow but detonates midway through with a collective assault of infectious Afro rhythms and huge bass weight. 'Kalauma' rounds things off with a nod to footwork. Essential music.
Sweet as fuck - the Tragic Allies hook up on a beautifully measured throb of Rhodes-laden jazz abstraction from Purpose and the results recall Premo, Diamond D & Pete Rock in all the best ways. Essential.
The ever-consistent beat cornucopia that is Dublin-based All City, occasional home to Daedelus, Machinedrum, Onra and XXXY, drop their first release for 2014 with a new non de plume for Canada’s The Cyclist. Think Mylo but on a very very good day, and you’ll get the feeling: the warm fuzzy glow of '80s house, disco and electro all wrapped up in a sleazy soul-glo box. Infectious.