The Tru Funk crew once again come in hard on the mash-up front this month, unleashing the latest volume in their series of breaks, funk and hip-hop bootlegs. CEZ14's "Mambo No. 14" brings some seriously punchy Latin swing to the acapella of Reel 2 Reel's "I Like To Move It", while Myniemo uses sped-up reggae loops and thick snares and scratches to create a sublime hip-hop battle weapon in the form of "The Battle". Warson's boogie-breaks gem "Shake That" is also included, as is his funk-addled LL Cool J mash-up, "Step On The Dancefloor".
If you (like us) still pine for the early days of the Chemical Brothers and their Exit Planet Dust era fusions of ragged acid tweakery, razor-sharp breaks and choice vocal samples, Planet B Girl will be right up your alley. The original throws those familiar elements into the mix alongside a dash of funk guitar. The results are funky as hell and twice as hot. Quincy Jointz adds some triumphant horns on his version, whilst Fresh Andy goes for a rougher feel on his jolly version. The package is completed by "Planet B-Boy", a droning, all-out breakbeat assault which bristles with Meat Beat Manifesto style industrial funk.