Since forming in 2012 The Allergies have made it their mission to reshape funky vintage sounds for the modern dance floor. Both skilled turntablists in their own right, the duo of DJ Moneyshot and 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 digital charts, and helped headline the BBC 6 Music festival in their native Bristol last 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 album in the iTunes charts.
The LP took in all their funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breakbeat influences, and featured guest vocals from HypeMan Sage, BluRum13 and Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper, who mesmerized in lead single/video, Rock Rock.
The Allergies’ brand new album, Push On, is out now. Another ‘Album of the Day’ at 6 Music, and hitting 26 on the Official Indie Album Chart on release, this collection of killer tracks shows these boys have no plans to take their foot off the gas any time soon.
They’re taking DJ bookings now. So, if you think the fun (and funk) factor has been missing from the breaks lately, The Allergies have got the remedy for you…
“Big, bouncy and fat! Just how I like my funk. This is going to be a big year for The Allergies” – Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music