Bass music's finest schizophrenic returns to Passenger. To celebrate, the label has dusted off Riku Pentti's earlier label outings, remastered them and reminded us of his masterful, muscular skills. Five tracks of timeless low-end naughtiness, each cut resonates with all the best eras and chapters of electronic music; the speed garage flavours of "Smasher" and "Rule Dancehall" and the heady muddiness of the M25-jamming rave vibes of "Rinse Music" will ensure all parties are dented in a 10 mile radius of your next set. For added measure Passenger has also thrown in a killer classic hardcore version of "Rule Dancehall" from Manix. Lighter!
Mission statements don't come any stronger than this, as Monstafunk makes his debut. There's no mistaking of his skills or, for that matter, the damage his tracks can cause; featuring unfettered bootleg bliss, his seamless cutting and creative mish/mashing has resulted in four stunning cuts that your floor will instantly recognise. "Rockin' Day & Night" fuses Soulsearcher and Jacko with supremacy, "Creepy" brings TLC purring and slinking into the future over a treacle-thick bassline, "Salmon Banger" is a stroke of genius as the Chemical Brothers, Bee Gees and Hall & Oats get sexy under one groove while "Backstreet Wack" does the unthinkable with the Backstreet Boys.
General Narco - "Dub In The Arena" (original mix) - (6:24) 131 BPM
Various - "The Sound Of Ghetto Funk" (continuous DJ mix by JFB) - (53:33) 110 BPM
This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.