The Allergies - Push On (Jalapeno Records)
Add Date: 10/03
Focus Track: 3, 4
Format: Top 200, Triple A
Artist Info: 2016 saw The Allergies' debut album As We Do Our Thing introduce the world to the way they effortlessly fuse Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, and Breaks, into their dance floor-ready nuggets of ear candy. Taking classic sounds and reshaping for the modern age is the signature that won them plaudits across the globe, BBC 6 Music Album of the Day, and a barrage of support and appearances on BBC Radio 2 and 4. Not ones to rest on their laurels, they've been consistently rocking European clubs and festivals, and it hasn't taken long for them to deliver more of the goods on their second full-length album, Push On.
As well as taking the successful formula of the first record and expanding on the sound with raw Funk, Psych, Northern Soul, and Boogie influences, The Allergies enlisted two giants of underground Hip-Hop to bless mics on the album as well.
After a hugely successful collaboration on their debut LP, once again the dynamic lyricism and production skills of the inimitable Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) are present and correct in this new collection. Besides bringing the party on tracks like 'Main Event', he also settles scores with 'It Won't Be Me', before destroying all-comers on the battle Rap behemoth, 'Buzzsaw'.
Also joining in on the action is UK MC veteran, Dr Syntax (The Mouse Outfit, Foreign Beggars) who prescribes some more healthy Hip-Hop advice on the track Remedy.