Martin Solveig - "I'm A Good Man" (Mousse T Breakbeat remix) - (7:21) 125 BPM
Various - "Funk N' Beats, Vol. 2" (Beatvandals continuous mix) - (52:15) 116 BPM
UK purveyours of funky breaks, Bombstrikes Records, may have a controversial name but there's everything to love about their sound. The fun loving and dancefloor bothering label run by Mooqee & Beatvandals was founded in 2004 and they claim that if you have been to a club since then you will most likely have heard their releases. Well then! Starting off with the low slug funk of A Skillz's "Mooger Fooger (dub mix)", Mooqee & Beatvandals themselves appear with "Back Up" and the legendary Cut La Roc is still at it; "Sunday Morning People" (Herbgrinder remix)" proves that he's still got his finger on the pulse. Other highlights include Pimpsoul's ever soulful "Is This Love (feat Pat Fulgoni - Pimpsoul funk remix)" the street attitude of A Skillz & Beatvandals "Simply Playing (feat Real Elements)" and the legendary Martin Solveig (remixed by the equally legendary Mousse T) who appears with the James Brown sampling "I'm A Good Man".
Hit makers Rodgers and Edwards' mammothly influential Chic songs enjoy one of the finest curatorial salutes from UK disco's most discerning torch-bearer/creator Dave Lee. Digging deep into his vaults and unearthing some of the best homages, references and blatant covers, Negro join the dots and delivers some rarities you may have never heard before. Get lost in the music of She's shiny guitar strumming "Easy Money", freak out to Charanga 76's "Good Times" and get lucky with Van Jones's "Not About That"... Everyone knows about the hits and influence, most of us know how important a role Chic played in sample culture but Negro has gone the extra mile to celebrate some of the lesser known references Chic have had over the years. Freaking great.
Mario Ochoa - "Conjuro" (original Club mix) - (6:40) 125 BPM
Mike Newman & Jazzy Rossco & Phil & Densmore - "Now's The Time" - (6:24) 122 BPM
ATFC Vs The Cube Guys - "Work" (original Club mix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
David Vrong - "Jolie" - (6:17) 122 BPM
D Ramirez - "Everybody Has The Right" (D Ramirez V Audrey Napoleon remix) - (7:26) 128 BPM
Going On (original Club mix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
D Ramirez - "What You Need" (original Club mix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
I Need U (original Club mix) - (6:52) 124 BPM
Belocca - "Better Be Careful" (original Club mix) - (8:28) 125 BPM
Marco Lys - "Bebop" - (6:27) 124 BPM
Dave Spoon - "Front Lounge" (Remastered original mix) - (5:11) 127 BPM
Mike Newman & Adam Reeves - "Want U Back" - (7:50) 123 BPM
DJ E Clyps - "So Gone" - (5:20) 120 BPM
Toolroom Selector Series 36: Mike Newman (continuous DJ mix) - (1:15:33) 124 BPM
Budapest's Mike Newman is the country's new rising star who's fast making a new for himself with some killer tech house on labels like Hed Kandi, Deeperfect and Nervous. He's now tapped by Toolroom for the great honour of presenting their renown Selector Series so look out! Starting out with the dark rolling funk of Prok & Fitch's "Jack To Jack" and the main room deep house of his own "You've Got Me" and "Now's The Time" (featuring Jazzy Rossco and Phil & Dannsmore respectively), it also features some killer grooves by legends Harry Romero ("Tania"), ATFC ("Work") and D. Ramirez ("Everydoby Has The Right/"What You Need"). Fellow Toolroom Selector Marco Lys also appears with the peak time adrenaline trip that is "Bebop" as does Dave Spoon, with the funky and sunny anthem "Front Lounge" with 'that' crazy piano sound! Also comes as a continuous mix on a bonus track.