Nitelife has the exclusive pleasure of premiering a track from The Allergies’ new album Push On, before it drops on Jalapeno Records on Friday 28 July.
Featuring Dr Syntax, Remedy fuses old skool B-Boy sounds with galactic discotheque, funk, and the Dr’s signature, tongue-in-cheek, baritone bars. Listen to the track in full above.
Remedy fuses old skool B-Boy sounds with galactic discotheque, funk, and the Dr’s signature, tongue-in-cheek, baritone bars
Syntax isn’t the only familiar face on the album; Ugly Duckling legend Andy Cooper – who made a surprise rare appearance on their debut album – is back on another four tracks, including old skool hip hop-come-disco tune Love That I’m In, which was released as a single earlier this year.
The funky hip hop duo from Bristol are independently Roy Spencer aka Ninja Tune bedfellow DJ Moneyshot, and drum and bass producer Rackabeat aka Adam Volson. However, since meeting and discovering a shared love of old school funk and hip hop, they’ve put all their eggs into the Allergies basket and, clearly, they’ve hit their stride.
Ugly Duckling legend Andy Cooper is back on another four tracks
Their debut album As We Do Our Thing shot straight to number three in the hip hop iTunes chart when it was released last year, sitting just beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week. And having heard Push On, we’re expecting no less than similar success when it’s released this Friday.
In both records, the duo succeed in making funk fun again, providing an antidote to the kind of serious, beard-stoking funk music peddled by the likes of Gilles Peterson in the last few years. Of course, that music has merit of its own – but doesn’t get your body moving in the same way.
The Allergies take only the best, booty shaking samples and match them with golden era-style hip hop vocals from top rappers – creating a finished product that’s both critically good, and a really fun listening experience.
The duo succeed in making funk fun again, providing an antidote to the kind of serious, beard-stoking funk music peddled by the likes of Gilles Peterson
The album will be available on Friday 28 July from any of the usual outlets, or you can find links to pre-order Push On here. You can also join The Allergies with Dr Sytax for a special album launch party at The Attic this Friday to hear the new record live and in full. Syntax will also be showing off some of his solo material, plus support from Bristol disco kid AArmstrong.