The Allergies is the production/DJ outfit from heavyweight disc jocks Rackabeat (Chai Wallahs) and DJ Moneyshot (SolidSteel).
Drawing on such influences as Boca 45, DJ Format, Gramatik and RJD2, the pair aim to bring that vintage sound of sampled funk, beats and breaks back to the forefront of club music
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The Allergies can start any party, their sound is fun and funky with great rhythm and drums. They collaborate with a number of great vocalists to build on their sound. Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) has become a regular guest and works brilliantly with the DJ duo.
At the Allergies have a great podcast which features mixes, 45s and a guest mixes, if you like the music in the video below find the podcasts. Another great place to find them and similar artists is on their table Jalapeño Records.
Funk, Disco, Soul, Hip Hop and a glorious horn section are beautifully mixed to create an amazing groove. Push On is eclectic but remains high quality throughout, I know I refer to BBQ music quite often but this is the type of album you can press play on and just let guests enjoy.
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and DJ, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro).
Adam’s music has been much in demand in TV, Film and Advertising, with directors including Steven Soderbergh and companies including Disney, HBO, Sony Pictures, Adidas & Miller Lite all using the Lack of Afro sound for successful projects and campaigns. More recently Lack of Afro tracks have been featured on compilations from Universal and Sony Music.
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Lack of Afro's signature sound is a horn heavy funk with superb guest vocalists. I first discovered Lack of Afro through a track called The Basics (see below) which kickstarted my interest in the band. This album's standout tracks are Recipe For Love and those featuring vocalist Jack Tyson-Charles.
A real crowd pleaser this album launches into several music styles from funk to disco, soul and pop. Music for Adverts is a great album. If you like this you should also search out Hello Baby and Press On.