Soft Focus by Vanilla

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Beat tapes are something im getting increasingly distracted by, not least because of the groove they are offering but because its good to hear influences on people making the beats.

Recently the ‘Soft Focus’ tape by Vanilla has been ever present. Again, its a bewilderment that a 27 track album can be offered up for free or on a name your price basis, especially when the beats have this much soul.

Its clear to hear the influences on UK producer Vanilla and rather point to that I’d like to point at this release that keeps the head bouncing and the inner groove going from start to finish.

Cut up beats alongside warm vocals and grooves conjure up a fantastic brew. Bag it and try to listen from start to finish without rewinding to play, at least, more than one track twice. No chance!

A personal favorite for starters is ‘A Chance’

Inspiring stuff. Grab it.

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Chimpo – 2KFLLWRS EP

Soundboy killer and all round badman Chimpo gives away this 4 track EP featuring a track I’ve been hassling him for for the best part of 2 years. Appropriately titled ‘2KFLLWRS EP’ after hitting the 2000 followers of his Twitter page, the selection includes 2-step vocal cut ‘Just People Step’ which is the highlight for me. A deeper vibe with ‘Freaky Deaky’ and then a remix of a classic with ‘More Bounce’. All topped off with the smooth ‘Me n Cassie’ this is a ridiculously good giveaway. Bag it before all the links disappear.

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Chimpo – Dont Mix That

Alongside this exclusive mix, Dont Watch That TV took time out to speak to Mancunian soundboy killer Chimpo talking about recent collabos, favourites and what to expect from the monkey man. The mix however is as always the trademark dubs, acapellas, remixes and upfront badness. Check the interview here.

Check it out hosted on Mixcloud here

Tracklisting:

I’m Going Down – Mary J Blige
Goin’ Down – Chimpo
Rollin’ In The Deep – Adelle (Acapella)
Bax – Mosca
Goin’ Down – Yung Joc (Acapella)
Source 16 – Redlight
Me N U – Cassie (Chimpo RMX)
All I Do – Cleptomaniacs (Bump N Flex RMX)
Gaza – Chimpo N Trigga (Acapella)
A, A – Mad Cobra
Weedkiller – Seiji
Rise To The Occasion – Sizzla (Dubplate Acapella)
East Village – Terror Danjah
A Milli – Lil Wayne (Acapella)
Trappin’ – Mele (Mensah RMX)
Dot 2 Dot – Skittles (Chimpo VIP)
Skeng Teng – Chimpo
Ruff Like We – Courtney Melody (Dubplate Acapella)
Zimting – Chimpo
Wot U Talking About – Redlight (Acapella)
Got Myself Together – Dom Perignon N Dynamite
Gangster – Terror Fabulous (Dubplate Acapella)
Basswave – R1 Ryders
Greetings – Half Pint (Dubplate Acapella)
Dark Clouds – Chimpo n Fox
Broken Heart – TRG (Martyn RMX)
Solid As A Rock – Sizzla (Dubplate Acapella)
Music Deep Inside – Zed Bias
Dubplate Acapella – Fox
Unknown – Distinction
Too Many Man – Boy Better Know (Acapella)
Slow N Easy – Chimpo

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Chimpo – MadmanExtravaganza

Badman selector and all round soundboy killer Chimpo gets back in the studio for this serious promo mix alongside mic-man Fox. Dubs, dubs and more dubs with the odd remix and exclusive cut make you realise why this man takes the dancefloor apart. Good luck in sourcing the beats, its best to sit back and get carried by this audio treat. Shouts to Fox for the mic duties.

Tracklisting

HAZE – CAN YOU FEEL ME (DUB)
DISMANTLE – BROKE (DUB)
DISMANTLE – BROKE (CHIMPO REMIX) (DUB)
NARROWS – REVIVAL
DANNY WEED – CREEPER (REFIX)
SO SOLID – DILEMA (INSTRUMENTAL)
TRC – SEX
CHIMPO – MAGIC GLOVES (DUB)
CHIMPO – DARK CLOUDS feat FOX (DUB)
CHIMPO – DESIRE (DUB)
DOM HZ (DUB)
CHIMPO – DESIRE (DUB)
BASCOM X (HARD RIDDIM DUBPLATE)
CHIMPO – SUMMER JAM feat FAT D (DUB)
CHIMPO – BLOWFISH (DUB)
PRODIGY – HORNS OF JERICHO
NORTHBASE – RUFFNECK (DUB)
CHIMPO JENNA G TRIGGA – SETTLE DOWN (TRUE TIGER DUB)
CHIMPO TRIGGA – GAZA (SUKH KNIGHT REMIX) (TRUE TIGER DUB)
TAIKI N NULIGHT – IM COMIN UP (BISCUIT FACTORY DUB)
CHIMPO – PUMP ACTION (DISMANTLE REMIX) (SIN CITY DUB)
DISMANTLE – MORE FUNK (DUB)
PAUL JOHNSON – GET GET DOWN (CHIMPO REFIX) (DUB)

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