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05 Jun 13
13 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
Played by: The Funk Hunters
Review: Innerground continues its reign over the soulful and jazzy D&B world with a storming collection of shining new music from some of the scene's finest. Arguably the greatest liquid collab duo in history Marky & Makoto pair up for not one but two massive tracks, heading up the EP in 'we mean business' style. Also featuring their love for jazz funk are Austria's own RoyGreen & Protone, blasting that groove with a lush, retro feel, as does Brazilian newcomer Level 2. Liquid veteran Submorphics drops by to reveal a sweet summer anthem in "Hazel Street" and rounding off the comp is newcomer T>I with a hypnotic delve through nasty electronic percussion. A true indication of where DJ Marky's label is right now, if you're a fan of the genre you'd be foolish to miss out.
20 May 13
Played by: Jm Jackmaster, Dicky Trisco, Michael Mckenna (Keep Schtum), Fingerman, Martin Virgin, Cloned In Vatican!, Venice Beach, Disco Tech (Discodat), Juno Recommends Disco, Freddy Love, Disco B, 78 Edits, Get Down Edits, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Lesale, Grass Green, Monkey Boots, Vinyladdicted
Review: It seems that the nu-disco trend of re-edits is one that just keeps growing. Everyone from Siberia to Greece is doing it, and now the fever has spread to Ireland too in the form of the Get Down Edits label. Thankfully these guys don't (usually) pick the obvious stuff - Fingerman samples Luther Vandross' "Never Too Much" on "Too Much" so they lose points for that, but generally it's all good jazzy, funky retro jams.
14 Mar 13
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Spinforth, Featurecast, Bmd, Roast Beatz, Hong Kong Ping Pong, DJ Stex, Chudy, Trotter, Nick Hollywood, Voodoocuts, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Mooqee, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Badboe, DJ Axe, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Essex Groove, Radical Mixtape
Review: Welcome to the mid-2000s. A few years before Jalapeno took him on and developed him into the nu-funk guru he is today, but after he'd scored international kudos by syncing to an Apple advert "Channel Surfing", Featurecast was one of the biggest bootleg barons on the scene. 21st century big-beat and turbo-hip-hop, Goodgroove released some of the cheekiest sample-heavy tunes of his early career. And here they are in all their remastered glory. Highlights include the Wild Cherry sampling bootie shaker "Funky White Brother" and the Vandross-DMX love-in "Get It On The Floor". If you weren't around the first time, now's your chance to catch up.
06 May 13
Played by: B-Jam, DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Dicky Trisco, Fingerman, Yam Who?, Dave Allison, Superbreak, Jayl Funk, Disco Tech (Discodat), Juno Recommends Disco, Downtown Party Network, The Funk Hunters, The Glue, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Al Kent, Moonoton, Disco B, Joseph Terruel, Weedyman, Caserta, Peza, Get Down Edits, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Lesale, B.g. Baarregaard, Grass Green
Review: Arriving at a fourth Midnight Riot label compilation in little over a year is no mean feat for Yam Who?'s ISM operation, and the key to their success lies in the diversity of sounds you can include within the overarching theme of nocturnal grooves. And of course the high standard of artists that contribute, with this bumper 23 track selection no different as Yam Who? call on some respected names to contribute; seeing the likes of Joey Negro, Ilya Santana, Rakyo and LTJ Experience puts you at ease as you know you are in good hands - the Negro edit of Yambee's Ballistic Brothers classic "Blacker" is a notable highlight. Yet the fact these established names don't overshadow the contributions of lesser known Midnight Riot newcomers such as Dan Butler and Caserta - indeed the latter Boston based producer provides perhaps the best example of a 'nocturnal groove' with his slow burning, beat down house cut "Get Down".
17 Jun 13
03 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
Netsky - "We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)" (feat feat Billie - Camo & Krooked remix) - (4:10) 174 BPM
Review: It's about time the British summertime was heralded by the return of one of Hospital Records' most popular series of compilations. Bringing the sunshine to drum & bass this year are some incredible names, from S.P.Y, Nu:Logic, Wilkinson, Phace, Misanthrop, Fred V & Grafix, Noisia, The Upbeats...the list goes on and on. For 29 tracks. Seriously. Also featuring are the darlings of experimental drum and bass Ivy Lab, the musical collaboration between Sabre, Stray and Halogenix. The biggest release this summer from one of the biggest labels in the game, you'd be mad to miss this!
10 Jun 13
HNNY - "For the Very First Time (Dirtytwo's Midas Version)" (Dirtytwo's Midas version) - (7:56) 118 BPM
Review: It's not all that long since Local Talk's first Talking House compilation dropped. Given the sheer volume of 12" singles from the label - there seems to be one every week these days - it's little surprise to see this follow-up dropping in double-quick time. The label's best material has always been superb, and there are some real gems here. Check, for example, Dirtytwo's clever (and exceptionally well executed) fusion of HNNY's "For The Very First Time" and Midnight Star's "Midas Touch", John Mood's "Basement Romance" (clearly inspired by classic Mood II Swing), and Cle's colossal piano house bomb "The Jam". Oh, and the thrill-packed blast of Balearic magic that is Fred Everything's "Brothers & Sisters (AM Pacific)".
05 Apr 13
Los Amigos Invisibles & Dimitri From Paris - "Glad To Know You" (Ray Mang's Flying dub) - (10:52) 116 BPM
17 Jun 13
17 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
Zardonic & Mark Instinct & NumberNin6 & Run DMT - "Real Steel" (ANiMAL-MUSiC & Raptus remix) - (4:50)
14 Jun 13
Mighty Mocambos - "Zulu Walk" (feat Afrika Bambaataa & Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi) - (3:49) 113 BPM
Review: Following the success of the first Shake-A-Leg club-night compilation a couple of years ago, Perfect Toy now unveil the equally enjoyable follow-up. Run by vinyl junkies Tobias Kirmayer and Jerker Kluge, their Munich club night is all about fusing rare Afrobeat, funk, jazz and soulful hip-hop (as professed on their matching t-shirts!). Highlights include killer cuts by a disparate range of artists including Mighty Mocambos and Afrika Bambaataa, Fanga and even Jacknife Lee!
15 May 13
Played by: Mooqee, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Utah Saints, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Essex Groove, Tulioxi
Review: Mooqee's label Bombstrikes is doing all right for itself. So much so in fact that they've reached that milestone - a label's first compilation album. Here Mooqee has selected 25 sizzling bangers new and old that do it for him, and hopefully will do it for you too. Highlights include the compressed electro steamroller that is "Back To School", the crunch synth funky freakout of "Come On Bounce" and the devastating bass that's eaten all the pies of "Let's Do It Right Now". Heavy!
07 Jun 13
Review: Brontosaurus is a lovingly curated compilation from Permanent Vacation profiling the defunct Frankfurt label of the same name. Founded in 2006, Thomas Sabrowsky, Lauer and Arto Mwambe's Christian BeiBwenger, Brontosaurus enjoyed a four year period of releases focused on "proto dance music long after its [emergence]" and can feasibly be viewed as the precursor to the triumphant Live At Robert Johnson club and label. This conclusive digital release paints an impressive picture of a label whose part in Frankfurt's rich electronic music heritage cannot be discounted. Move D's remix of Arto Mwanbe's "Hum Along" and Lauer's "Renard (With No Regard 2006)" are standout inclusions.
27 Feb 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Prosper, DJ Goodka From The Groovologists, DJ Stex, Chudy, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Djp, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Mooqee, Actual Sounds, Hidden Riddim, Funk Ferret, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, B-Dub, Dastardly Kuts, Killer Funk Records Usa, Badboe, Rory Hoy, Morlack, Telephunken, Hero Records, Tosses & Varvez, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers, K. Sabroso
Review: The tenth release from the Manmade staple sees their crew of excellent NuFunk producers and remixers eager to please, with CMC & Silenta dropping a very tasteful edit of Mariam Makeba's classic calypso-funk gem "Pata Pata", Badboe & Prosper giving the Wu Tang a radical funk overhaul, while Cat Nip Tuck slams in the classics on the schizo-boogie of "Cat Nip Tuck".
11 Jun 13
Review: Quick! Look up! Is there a glitterball twirling around majestically above your head? No? Then you're doing this summer wrong. This collection will definitely get you on the right track; curated by Germany's longest standing disco house imprint, each of these cuts will give you that all important hip-swaying, unashamed funky disco fix that you desperately require. From Roger Williams' pumping updated of Gusto's "Disco's Revenge" to Funky Star's super-polished string-slammed cover of Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way", Disco Galaxy have put together a superb collection that will befit almost any hour on the White Isle.
10 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
Review: One of the leading labels producing consistently high-quality soulful, deep and liquid D&B releases pushes out yet another stellar collection of new, upcoming and underground artists from their repertoire. Kicking of with yearning, wistful vibes from Low5 in "My Heart" and Passive - "Fall Lines", the tone of this compilation is very much to explore the emotional and cinematic ends of drum & bass. Moving into serious liquid roller territory in the second half of the LP, we meet artists from around the world such as Brazilian Marcio Mouse, California-based Amparo and Cornish D&B upstart Synthetic Journey. It's plain to see Soul Deep's mission statement - the best are worth searching for.
29 Apr 13
Played by: Jm Jackmaster, Fingerman, Superbreak, Kisk, Alkalino, Disco Tech (Discodat), The Glue, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), 78 Edits, Joseph Terruel, Grass Green, Vinyladdicted
Review: The Legendary Sound Orchestra continues his attempt to provide disco edit lovers with something extraordinary, with a third collection of hand picked reworks. Predictably, there's plenty to enjoy, from his own sparse, piano-heavy version of Silvetti's Salsoul classic "Spring Rain", to the rolling, bongo-laden goodness of 78 Edits' sprightly but loopy "Don't You Know". Highlights-wise, it's a toss-up between Alkalino's baggy disco-soul shuffler, "Have A Ball", and Jimmy The Twin's superb, TR-707-enhanced "Party Down". The latter, a horn-heavy chunk of upbeat disco-funk, is arguably the Bristol-based scalpel fiend's best work to date.
19 Jun 13
14 May 13
Played by: Fingerman, Chudy, Dave Allison, Superbreak, Venice Beach, Disco Tech (Discodat), Juno Recommends Disco, B-Dub, Alessandro Otiz, The Funk Hunters, Monkey Boots
Review: Russian producer Valique is back with the latest installment of his successful disco edit series. He specialises in toughened, quanitised beats, lending old stuff a modern electro-house groove. Highlights here include his highly danceable take on The Smiths' "Barbarism Begins At Home", the skippy, cut up house shuffle of "Angry Brides" and the infectious electro-funk anthem "Like Dancing".
14 Jun 13
06 May 13
Played by: Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Killer Funk Records Usa, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Essex Groove
Review: We've been waiting a LONG time for this one! Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani and Kengo San have been teasing and pleasing with their tongue-in-cheek funk on wax and on stage for years... We always knew when an album drops it would be big. And just look at the line-up - Kurtis Blow, Abdominal, Mica Paris, Tenor Fly, Omar, KT Tunstall are all collaborating across this 15 track funk explosion. With licks from James Brown endorsed CBs band and the perfect balance of tight riddims and humour, "Yo Bonita" rocks in every sense. Essential.
31 May 13
05 Jun 13
Luke Solomon - "Say Something (People Stamp Your Feet)" (feat Natalie Broomes - 12" version) - (7:06) 120 BPM
20 May 13
Review: Two of the nu-funk scene's leading lights go toe-to-toe on this sizzling six-tracker from Tru Funk's Polish party HQ. Axe goes deep on a less-is-more ethos; "Funky Jam" builds with confidence, holding the full House Of Pain rap back to the very last moment. "Bush Tucker" is deeper again with a warped wonk to the groove while "Totally Fried" ends Axe's trio with some very cool use of a talkbox and a well known numerical chant from J Kwon. Morlack, meanwhile, develops his electro boogie rep; "Happy Hip Hop" bubbles with a rich synth bassline, "Summer Lover" radiates sunshine vibes via the medium of slap bass and cheeky Vanilla Ice vocal stabs while "Suspicious" wouldn't have gone amiss on a Paula Abdul record. Unashamedly 80s. Unashamedly funky, too...
05 May 13
Review: Given his encyclopedic knowledge of music, you'd expect any compilation put together by Bill Brewster to be full of unlikely gems and lesser-known anthems. That's certainly the case with After Dark, the first in a new DJ-focused series from the Late Night Tales camp. From start to finish, Brewster's selections are spot on, from the lowdown, slo-mo disco oddness of Sheffield chanteuse Marti Caine's "Love The Way You Love Me" and wide-eyed, acid-laden kosmiche of Coober Peder University Band's "Moon Plain", to the dirty electrofunk of Zed Bias's "Koolade" (featuring Toddla T, of all people) and mid'80s percussion fest of Martin Kershaw's "Keep On Pokin". If that wasn't enough, Brewster has also unearthed a decent Jamiroquai record. The wonders never cease.
20 May 13
Played by: Homegroove Project, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Fade, Philth, John Rolodex
Review: If you judge a producer by their ability to successfully apply a winning formula to a variety of styles, Alix Perez is a master. While drum and bass remains his forte, there's enough on Chroma Chords, his second album, to suggest that he's growing as a producer. This EP discards with the synth-laden head nodders featured on the full album, though the four tracks here do still demonstrate the versatile nature of Chroma Chords. Thus the grimy hip hop of the Metropolis featuring "Blue Print" shares space with the soulful stepping action of "Playing Games" whilst the the excellent vintage Timbaaland does halfstep of "Shadows" (featuring breakout Eglo talent Strange U") joins up with the vicious "Burnout".
17 Jun 13
12 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
14 Jun 13
10 Jun 13
Review: Hot damn daddy-o! Here we have a deliciously decadent collection of rockabilly and surf music from the 1950s. It's all zoot suits, wrap around shades and Bettie Page types dancing on pink and turquoise cocktail tables. Tiki holidays in Hawaii with the sweet smell of 'jazz cigarettes' driving all the young folk into a debauched, kitsch-trash frenzy. Simply 'Crazy man, crazy'!