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31 Dec 11
13 Apr 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Timewarp, Jazz K Lipa, Audioprophecy, Turntable Dubbers (Nice Up!), DJ Stex, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Mr Bird, Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Dusty Tonez, Juno Best Sellers 2012
Review: A nu-funk remix of The Mommas & The Poppas' "California Dreaming". Just writing those words seems preposterous. But trust us, Tim McVicar's take on the 60s hippy classic really works! Squidgy bass and chop-slapping beats a-go-go, by the end of the summer it will be illegal not to play this in BBQ and beach sets. Law will also be upheld on anyone not exploiting the utterly funky charms of the other three cuts. DJ Tiznas & Mr BiGK's take on Kenny Dope and Screechy Dan's "Boomin In Ya Jeep" is like Fatboy Slim circa 98, Dedy Dread & Mr Bird take Missy Elliot into Hammond organ heaven while Mr Fresh's "SOUL" is a trip head nod so heavy it falls over into massive sticky pile of jazz.
16 May 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
29 Nov 10
25 Feb 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
21 Mar 11
Played by: Mr Bird
08 Oct 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Ramskank, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy, Ez Icarus, Salvo
Review: Known for his cheeky sample art, Mr Bird has delivered serious party vibes with every release so far. The cheekily titled "Champignon Sound" is less of a floor jammer and more of a mood setter with what could quite possibly be a low-swung, head nodding homage to Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz project. The end result is a super smooth vibe that's perfect for headphones and warm ups alike. If you need more pep then jump on Jayl Funk's slapbasstastic remix that comes complete with a flutter of flutes. DJ Tzinas' remix pays respect to Bird's original vibe but with more jazz sensibility. There's plenty more we could write about this release but there's not mushroom left to fit the text!
04 Jul 11
13 Sep 12
Review: There are plenty of words to describe producer Mr Bird and most of them are variants of the word 'funky'. This guy lives and breathes funky music, particularly re-edits and bootlegs. This newie features three different mixes of the one vocal funk track, "Everybody Knows". The original, "Nobody", is laid back 70s-style funk with fresh, modern production. The "Rambolage Space Is The Place mix", is a livelier outing with disco claps, bouncing bassline and luscious strings, and finally the Bird dub mix is a tweaked instrumental of the "Nobody mix".
04 May 12
01 Nov 10
12 Dec 12
03 May 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Review: Portugal's Mr Bird is internationally renowned as a virtual virtuoso of the cut up funky sample. He's not about to let that reputation get tarnished however, and he's committed to delivering a very regular stream of releases guaranteed to keep him in demand. This album follows the relatively recent Bird Bird Bird and boats an even bigger tracklisting, the highlights of which include the making veggies sexy "Green Beans", the furrowed brow funk of "Truth Is Solitary", the shimmering symphonics of "Ape Beats" and the 70s swagger of "Shoreline".
19 Jul 12
Played by: Homegroove Project, Actual Sounds, Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Killer Funk Records Usa
Review: Mr Bird is on a roll right now! Hot on the heels of his Talk Of The Town and Salthill & Sugar EPs comes this fruity four-pack that's so perfect for this time of year he's even presented the Maxi Priest sampling "On A Sunny Day" as a Lazy Summer remix. The current king of lazy, hip-hop informed breaks; think soul, think funk, think party time. "Help Is On The Edit" sums up his wide-armed sampling style to a T with Busta Rhymes and The Temptations taking the limelight over a stupendously slick bassline. Meanwhile on "Get The Funk" Bird shows he's not averse to the darker side of the breakbeat with a wonderfully warped bassline and yet more well executed found-vocals. Do as the title says, let's go... And press play!
14 Mar 13
Played by: Spinforth, Roast Beatz, Voodoocuts, Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers
Review: Mr Bird follows up his Bird Bird Bird album from last month with a fresh quad of nu-funk/hip-hop hybrids. "Monkey Funk" clicks some serious Cuban heels over an obese breakbeat, "Don't Say Nothing" gets all LL Cool J over an early Fatboy style guitar swing, "Glad To Be Free" goes on a more whimsical 60s jam with added flute and glockenspiel twists and "Ufo" sees Bird adding a deeper, more cosmic feather to his bow. Not a monkey in sight, but very very funky. The Bird is indeed the word.
14 Jun 12
Played by: Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, B-Dub, The Funk Hunters, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Fresh from his work with Dedy Dread, the Birdman gets his freak on with three funk workouts that ooze so much sunshine you really should be wearing shades to read this review. The lead track is the true party piece here; a laidback and shuffling remake of a Sugarhill classic, it's guaranteed to raise eyebrows and shake hips on your next dancefloor. Elsewhere old Birdy flops his flute out for a slice of broken beat magic on "(Song For) Gil" before dusting off another hip-hop classic - Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & Kurtis Blow's "We Funk This Party Out" in case you're asking - for the EP finale "Funk U". Impeccable sunshine business.
MPR D 009
20 Apr 12
Review: Aptly described by British producer Mr Bird as "rollerboogiespacediscofunk", latest tune "Skate Dancer" is indeed a b-boy banger that takes in a wide-range of influences - right down to the Funkadelic-esque group chorus. With some excellent boogie/cosmic funk remixes included from Azaxx, DJ Unite and B-Dub, this is a must for fans of hip-hop production and classic '70s funk.
29 Jun 12
Played by: DJ Stex, Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Empresarios - El Video Killer, Nappy Riddem, D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Monstaphunkaz
Review: Taking Enur's reggeaton romp "Calabria" and making it totally his own thanks to a great horn riff and some swinging beats, Mr Bird delivers yet another serious party piece. It's all about the remixes right here as five different artists add their own interpretation. Chatty takes the classic big beat route with a groove so funky it would make Freddy Fresh blush. Joe Revells adds more hip-hop sensibility complete with some cool chops and added bottom end. Bossy Ride's Moombahsplash drops the tempo for a more contemporary club stomp. Dan Wilde delivers the most DJ-friendly version with extended beats and some cool arrangement while Flint & Steel add the most stark reversion with added synths, a slamming dancehall riddim and a some rather vicious bass en route. Drop this and you'll be the talk of the town!
05 Nov 10
Played by: Mr Bird
11 Nov 10
31 Jan 11