Review: Original Love Injection is the hotly-anticipated debut release from the Bodybeard Brothers. A Dr Jekyll concept band to the Leisure Allstars' Mr Hyde, the Bodybeard brothers are superhero alteregos, freeing the Allstars to exercise their superpowers. Original Love Injection takes fresh funk loops, reggae vocals, peak-time club energy and makes it swing with a dancefloor swagger, partly with the help of Boy Wonder scratch DJ Snafu, who at just 18 sent a mixtape to hip-hop connection which was described by DJ Yoda as the best he'd heard for a long while. Don't sleep on this kid, he's got plenty of game and he has years to get even better too. On the remix is another Bristol hero, Boca 45. Veteran of the international club circuit and producer of some of the finest funky business to come out of Bristol in many moons, Boca knew he had to get involved when he heard the buzz bass stylings of Original Love Injection emanating from his local dance hall and speakeasy Native, late one saturday night. Boca's stripped things back and taken them to the source of the beats, adding a few horns in for that Boca 45 carnival sound. Feast your ears and your feet will follow.
A Lot To Say (Blackgrass & One Armed Bandit remix)
A Lot To Say (Mr Benn's Ham Bone Skank)
A Lot To Say (Blackgrass & One Armed Bandit instrumental)
A Lot To Say (acappella)
Review: The Leisure Allstars make a triumphant return with the second single from their debut album with a collaboration featuring New York hip-hop crew The Good People. "A Lot To Say" is a slice of golden era, jazz-tinged hip-hop. The piano stabs, head nod beats and rolling bassline give Emskee and The Saint the perfect backing for their rhymes, reminiscing about the good old days of hip-hop when bling was just a platinum-encrusted glint in the young P Diddy's eye.
Haus Am Wald (Mr Benn & Drake Scorpio Jazzment Mix)
Review: Tuff Love is the new project from DJ Hoop, orchestrator of the debut release from Bristol's newest record label. Latin America is the destination and Tuff Love blend samba horn stabs with dusty beats to create a fresh addition the cinematic side of hiphop that might be more often associated with labels such as Ninja Tune and Grand Central. Remix duties are undertaken firstly by fellow label mates Mr Benn and Drake Scorpio, whose Jazzment Mix drags it back up to the Caribbean for a soca bouncefest before professional beardsman and Tummy Touch label boss Tim 'love' Lee gets his lothario hands on it and take it off the rails and into uncharted leftfield territory, with added elephant noises.