The Mighty Mocambos with Peter Thomas - "Road To Earth" - (3:27) 98 BPM
The Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bamabaataa & Charlie Funk & Hektek & Deejay Snoop - "It's The Music" - (3:34) 112 BPM
The Mighty Mocambos with Nichola Richards - "In The Dark" - (3:11) 106 BPM
The Spell Of Ra-Orkon - (3:04) 106 BPM
The Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa & Charlie Funk & Donald D - "Political Power" - (3:11) 61 BPM
Drifting Stars - (3:18) 89 BPM
The Mighty Mocambos with DeRobert - "Not Get Caught" - (3:04) 56 BPM
Locked & Loaded - (3:20) 126 BPM
Catfight - (3:41) 66 BPM
The Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa & Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop - "Hot Stuff" - (3:01) 105 BPM
The Showdown - (3:25) 62 BPM
Showdown is the third album by 'internationally active' live funk ensemble, The Mighty Mocambos. Having built up a hugely popular reputation for sizzling live shows where they rework many classics in a deep funk style that often has an element of Caribbean steel drums. This album captures their repertoire perfectly and sees a plethora of guests appearing including Peter Thomas, Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, Hektek, Deejay Snoop, Shawn Lee & Guillaume Metenier.
Strictly Breaks have so many compilation series on the go they're like those super flash DJs who have like four or five records on the go all at once. The Dusty Fingers releases were very frequent but now they've steadied to a more manageable rate, which of course keeps the crate diggers wanting more. There are 26 tracks again, all bursting with vintage coolness. Our faves here include the edge of your seat strings n' beats of "Mission Control", the muscular funk of "Northern Lights" and the stoner raunch-rock of The Stooges' "Dirt".
Quasamodo & The Q Orchestra - "Keep Me Hangin' On" - (4:24) 126 BPM
Leading London funk enthusiasts Jalapeno bring the heat with another annual collection. Uniting recent highlights with killer exclusives, it's a detailed document that sheds light on the spicy imprint's many directions... Flexing from the gutsy soul of Aldo Vanucci's instant 60s "What Happened" and Ephemerals' emotional white-flag-waving "You Made Us Change" to booty-shaking boogie such as Basement Freaks' "Ain't Got Nobody" and Supasoul's "Funky Hot Grits" via Kraak & Smaak's lush, lolloping synth-laden cruiser "Drunken Master", it's a fitting testament to one of UK dance music's most authentic, dedicated imprints. Get funky.