The Allergies (Jalapeno Records)
Since forming in 2012 The Allergies have made it their mission to reshape funky vintage sounds for the modern dancefloor.
Both skilled turntablists in their own right, the duo of DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat first bonded over their love of classic hip-hop and beats, then decided to pool their knowledge and skills into making their own music.
Along the way they’ve racked up two ‘Tune of the month’ awards in Mixmag, topped Juno download charts, and gained so much traction on BBC 6 Music that they helped headline the station’s own festival in their native Bristol this year.
In 2015 they were snapped up by Jalapeno Records, and are now primed and ready to drop their debut album, As We Do Our Thing.
The hotly anticipated LP takes in all their funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breakbeat influences, and features guest vocals from HypeMan Sage, BluRum13 and Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper, who mesmerizes in lead single/video, Rock Rock.
The Allergies are taking DJ bookings now, so if you think the fun (and funk) factor has been missing from the breaks lately, these guys have just the remedy…
“Big, bouncy and fat! Just how I like my funk. I predict 2016 is going to be a big year for The Allergies” Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music