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Played by: DJ Rudd, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Chudy, Actual Sounds, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, Dastardly Kuts, Ez Icarus
Review: However many new directions dance music goes in, there will always be a place for simple-but-effective bootleg mash-ups of familiar grooves and hip-hop acapellas. To be fair to the Booty Fruit camp, they do it better than most, offering reworks that balance dancefloor playability with a tasteful approach to production. There's a distinct hip-hop feel throughout, with Roast Beatz's harmonica-laden Beasties booty "Hick Stick" and Livingstone & Conosis' bumpin' "Tuna Salad" - a Charli 2na rework - standing out. Check also the head-nodding disco-skank of El Bomba and Hidden Riddim's "Miss Discoflex".
16 Jul 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Actual Sounds, Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, Quincy Jointz, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy
Review: The second in Booty Fruit's "Proper Produce" series sees four new funk-propelled mash ups hitting the virtual shelves this week. Among the highlights, Beastie Boys fans will certainly appreciate El Bomba & Hidden Riddim's "Dr Fluteski", which uses the same sample source as the NYC legends' "Flute Loop", while The Allergies give Blueboy's "Remember Me" an '80s soul rerub.
30 Jun 11
30 May 11
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Hong Kong Ping Pong, Jayl Funk, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Audited Beats, Quincy Jointz, Rory Hoy, Blend Mishkin, D-Funk, Riddim Fruit
Review: Trading in some quite brilliant bass-hop beats, UK duo Hidden Riddim mark their debut release for Cast-A-Blast with the huge "Now You Know The Name" - sampling from Mark B & Blade's "The Unknown" and generally warping everything in front of them to create a funky yet bass-driven slow 'n' squelchy beauty. Basement Freaks does a radical job on the remix front, converting it into a boogie-inspired nu-funker, while another HR original, "Cornflakes" - a clever rearrangement of The Meters' "Just Kissed My Baby" - gets a breaks rerub by Johnny Pluse.
21 Jun 12
Review: Super slow-mo squelch vibes ahoy as Mr Riddim hooks up with Conticyte and Born Ina Barn for some bouncy bass-hop fun. The slick and slippery wobbler bassline does most of the chatting, leaving time for Mr Ina Barn to fire equally smart lyrics over the top. A little slower than Riddim's previous, this is a real strutter. Remix-wise New Zealand ghetto funker DJ Alias beefs up the beats and warps the bassline for a cute take on the original. Both are eminently playable: expect major booty shakery.
24 Sep 12
Review: There's something decidedly old skool about this breezer stepper from the Riddim Fruit camp. Boasting a weary but emotion-rich vocal, twinkling melodies, rubbery double bass and retro-futurist two-step beats, the original version of "Step By Step" sits somewhere between the jazzier end of two-step, broken beat and dubstep. It should go down well with those who enjoy the musically developed productions of, say, Maddslinky. The Pulsar remix, meanwhile, adds some heavier bass and a fluid dubstep shuffle, while retaining the original's autumnal beauty.