After breaking onto the scene with a Mixmag ‘Tune of the Month’, The Allergies (DJ Moneyshot and Rackabeat) continued in their mission to bring re-fuelled funk and feel good hip-hop to the masses.
The three LPs that followed, on Brighton’s Jalapeno Records, were sonic steps forward for the pair, winning them die-hard fans and BBC 6 Music ‘Album of the Day’ and ‘Album of the Year’ awards along the way.
With each successive release they found strength in numbers, with the duo forming a crack team of vocalists, rappers, and musicians around them, fleshing out their sound.
Andy Cooper, of underground LA rap legends Ugly Duckling, became their powerhouse front man. Soul- sensation Marietta Smith, the deadly diva. And Dub FX’s sax star Mr. Woodnote, their master of the badass brass.
This unit, formed in the studio, since took to the stage, becoming The Allergies live band. What followed were barnstorming festival sets, and sell out shows at the world famous Jazz Cafe in London.
Album number four, Say the Word, will be released summer, 2020. So, get ready for Latin, funk, hip-hop, boogie, and beats, on this one. Plus super special guest slots, and future Allergies live show classics in the mix.
Business as usual, then!
“Big, bouncy and fat! Just how I like my funk” – Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music