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 helped headline the BBC 6 Music festival in their native Bristol this year.
In 2015 they were snapped up by Jalapeno Records, and dropped their debut album, As We Do Our Thing, a year later. On release it gained ‘Album of the Day’ status on 6 Music, and became the third best selling hip-hop LP in the iTunes charts.
The 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 got 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