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17 Oct 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Silo Da Funk, Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Zenit Incompatible, Warson, Tosses & Varvez, Mashed Up Funk
Review: The Tru Funk label is a consistently strong destination for funky mash-ups and breaks-heavy bootlegs, and they've outdone themselves this time on this latest volume of their "Party Breaks". Some highlights include Naughty By Nature getting layered over a silky disco/hip hop hybrid beat on "Clap Your Hands", while '70s Scottish funk stars The Average White Band get their tight sound rejigged by Jayl Funk on "Honk The Funk".
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Review: Jayl Funk is arguably one of the only producers on the funk breaks scene who is able to turn his hand to both high quality original productions and silly bootleg mash-ups. This version of funk/soul classic "Eminence Funk" sits somewhere in between. Layered up with darting synth doodles, guitar solos and vocal hits, alongside a swinging midtempo groove, it's a tasteful re-incarnation that should find favour with a wide range of DJs. Even those of a disco persuasion will find much to enjoy, while his usual fanbase should lap it up. Definitely worth a spin or two.
07 Nov 11
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13 Sep 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Sard Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, The Funk Hunters, Turntill, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks
Review: The prolific party starter Jayl Funk dusts off his own label paperwork for a second instalment of his slow but sonically spot-on series. Three cuts in total; "Feelin' Good" takes a Latin horn refrain and twirls it graciously around a low swung bassline, cheeky funk guitar Q&A and just a smidgeon of electro boogie. "Soul Funky Finger" shoves a few firecrackers up your party with an ace nu funk rub of The Bar Kay's 67 happy hippy hit "Soul Finger". Finally "Get Into It" takes a well known Bob James cowbell hook and gives it the true Troutman treatment. Vocoders a-go-go.
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02 May 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Zamali, Badboe, Trotter, All Good Funk Alliance, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Quincy Jointz, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers, Quasamodo
Review: Believe it or not, this 12 track boogie attack is actually an EP! Shimmying its way into your lugholes with nu funk gusto, it sounds much more like an album to us. And a ruddy good album, to boot. One minute it's all about the slap bass popping, the next we see the b-boys rocking, Jayl's all-encompassing party remit is accessible and far reaching. We can't list all 12 cuts here, but for a sense of Jayl's variety and sonic scope head for the low-swung, early Kraak & Smaakesque soul shock out "Everybody" and the deep percussive house shakedown "The Last Night". Fluent party vibes with an eclectic tongue, whether you call it an EP or an album, it's a remarkably attractive proposition.
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01 Apr 13
Played by: Chudy, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funky House, Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&b, Morlack, Turntill, Warson, Essex Groove, Bialson Hajsy
Review: A fine foursome of funklets right here! Morlack gives Ghostface Killah the sexiest disco-funk reversion possible, Jayl Funk gets all Latino on our asses, Warson continues his jack attack with a classic Human Nature vocal, and Azzar completes the set with a flashback to the 90s thanks to a neat, not to mention clever, blend of a Tag Team classic. Non stop party vibes!
26 Mar 12
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Timewarp, Slow It Down, Fingerman, Cupcake Project, Neighbour, Trotter, Mr Chombee, Woodhead, Jayl Funk, Sard Boogie, Dastardly Kuts, The Funk Hunters, Lou Teti, Cyclist, Tosses & Varvez
Review: As the pixalated, 16-bit cover graphics suggest, this split EP of floor-focused edits and reworks has a strong 80s feel. Hi Score 900 - another clue - opens with the bumpin', old skool electro of Munga's "In The Mix", a kind of Ryuchi Sakamoto-goes-hip-hop concoction with added percussion. Cyclist delivers two barnstorming bangers; the low-slung boogie of "On The Floor" and the relentless disco-funk hustle of "Body Beat". The latter, in particular, is sweatier than a sumo's jockstrap. Occasional breakbeat type Jayl Funk completes the package with "All Night Long", a bouncy and breezy dollop of 80s jazz-funk boogie badness.
07 Jan 13
Played by: Spinforth, Bmd, Jakpot, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Justin Johnson, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, Dastardly Kuts, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez, Funk And Filth
Review: Swiss booty dealers Tremendo launch a new series and the title says it all. The label's established funk sound is still in abundance, but it rolls with a heavier bass twist. In some places the low end urgency is more obvious than others - DJ Soo and Tim Livingstone's earworm bassline rips through "Boom!" with true musical mischief while Father Funk's "Feel The Beat Y'All" is less dirty and more cheeky with its classic swing motifs and occasional wobbles. Elsewhere we hear Jayl Funk pay homage to classic 60s funk, Trotters and Telephunken munching on raw squidgy bass and El Bomba getting all slinky and sexy. Get dirty.
18 Apr 11
Played by: Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Max (Globe By DJ Max & Gabb), Badboe, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Stereo Beatz, D-Funk, Warson, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Polish DJ BMD hooks up with Jayl Funk and Warson to drop a trunk o' funk with this first volume of breakbeat-flavoured mash-ups. The recently unearthed "Wonderwall" acapella gets sped up and fleshed out with a bouncy bass beat, while Jimmy Bo Horne's stone-cold funk classic "Dance Across The Floor" gets filtered and chopped to perfection on Jayl Funk's "Let's Dance".
17 May 11
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Zamali, Badboe, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, DJ Max (Globe By DJ Max & Gabb), Quincy Jointz, Warson, Rhythm People, Telephunken, Bialson Hajsy
Review: A very classy set of instant party starters from the Tru Funk stable, with BMD getting wild with the Isley Brothers' classic "It's Your Thing". Warson & Chudy deliver some serious hip-hop wobble on "Find The Funk" and drop the Slim Shady beat over "Ghetto Bounce". The real gem, however, is Jayl Funk's "Funky Song" - riding a classic call/response soul sample over a rock solid nu-funk beat.