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Katakana Edits Vol 44
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
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Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
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Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
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Mista Funkmaster EP
BOMBMUSIC 025
14 Oct 16
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Mista Funkmaster - (5:00) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Hold Back - (4:35) 105 BPM
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Baby Baby Please - (4:19) 104 BPM
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Review: Ok folks, it's a new Bomb Strikes release, you should all know the drill by now. Yep, it's all about party friendly breaks and mash-ups here, so leave your arty pretensions at the door, thank you very much. Here we have two self-professed 'funkmasters', Prosper and the suggestively titled Stabfinger hooking up for three sizzling jams. The title track mixes brassy big beat and daisy age rap, whilst "Don't Hold Back" is pure hands-in-the-air poppy electro funk before "Baby Baby Please" wraps it all up nicely with an infectious fusion of electro-swing, rap and cumbia beats.
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School Yard Breaks Vol 17
SYB 2117
26 Aug 16
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Afrique - "Slow Motion" - (4:13) 126 BPM
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Fatback Band - "Midnight Freak" - (5:11) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ester Williams - "Last Night Changed It All" (12 Inch) - (4:41) 110 BPM
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Funkafric Booster - "African Battle" - (6:37) 112 BPM
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Michael White - "Spaceslide" - (4:33) 62 BPM
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Johnny Winter - "Fast Life Ryder" - (6:53) 111 BPM
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Gaston - "Clock In" - (2:58) 110 BPM
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Ramsey Lewis - "Solongo" - (4:44) 129 BPM
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Fred Wesley - "Funk For Your Ass" - (5:05) 109 BPM
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Gil Ventura - "Disco Rumba" - (3:32) 133 BPM
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HP - "Statement Of Intent" - (3:51) 132 BPM
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Opus 7 - "Bussle" - (5:13) 57 BPM
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Hot Butter - "Getting On Getting Off" - (6:05) 101 BPM
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J.A.L.N Band - "Ups & Downs" - (3:22) 117 BPM
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Leon Haywood - "Strokin'" - (6:04) 98 BPM
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Dennis Coffey - "Some Like It Hot" - (5:09) 128 BPM
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KPM - "Second Hand" - (2:04) 136 BPM
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Tereco - "Nonato E Seu Conjunto" - (3:17) 113 BPM
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Afro Soultet - "Oom Gowa" - (3:11) 61 BPM
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Enoch Light & The Light Brigade - "Pass And I Call You" - (4:16) 76 BPM
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The Love Machine - "Maria" - (3:23) 126 BPM
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Gary Bartz - "Dr Follow's Dance" - (2:32) 115 BPM
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Pure Essence - "Wake Up" - (4:53) 104 BPM
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The Delta Rhythm Section - "Funkin' Fever" - (3:02) 106 BPM
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Grand Theft - "Seven Wonders" - (3:54) 57 BPM
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Fused Funk Vol 19
FFV 19
21 Oct 16
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Ghetto Cats - "This Is How" - (4:12) 104 BPM
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Cut & Shut - "Happy Break" - (3:04) 120 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Gotcha Ed Noddin'" - (2:37) 105 BPM
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Cut & Shut - "Super Tissues" - (3:23) 112 BPM
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Jay Tip - "Know How To Walk" - (3:06) 120 BPM
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Ghetto Cats - "Hip Hop Music" - (3:44) 122 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Block Rockin' Love" - (4:14) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tweek Unique - "The Next Biggie" - (2:15) 143 BPM
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Jay Tip - "Bank Job" - (3:07) 153 BPM
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Phat Bangers Club - "The End Is Nigh" - (3:40) 122 BPM
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Review: Less than two years deep into their groove crusade and Funk Fusion teeter on their 20th compendium of party-firing bangers. But first, volume 19 - an all-out session the leaves no stone unturned. Expect nothing but turbo charged gospel ("Happy Break"), Skillz-sampling rap damage ("Gotcha Ed Noddin'"), Wonder-full synth subversions ("Super Tissues"), Chemical Zeppelin chaos ("Block Rockin Love") and a Dre-meets-Biggie missile that's so explosive it should come with a health warning. Revel levels set high on this one.

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Northern Beats Vol 1
BCD 008
05 Feb 16
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Smoove - "Nowhere To Go" - (4:11) 130 BPM
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Shaka Loves You - "Soul On Fire" - (4:23) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fab Samperi - "Come On Up" - (5:40) 131 BPM
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Mako/Mr Bristow - "Olympic Lovin" - (3:04) 133 BPM
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F BLock - "Sweet Cherry Lips" - (6:03) 129 BPM
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Superfort - "Yo Love" - (4:05) 110 BPM
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DJ Ozyboy/Dis Ma'Fucka - "Ready" - (5:50) 133 BPM
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DJ Snatch - "Lena In The Water" - (4:21) 132 BPM
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Daytoner - "Stevies Stomp" - (3:54) 138 BPM
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Review: Crate digging in the Northern Soul scene is the gift that keeps on giving - an endless quest for rarer and rarer gems. Here Beatnik present a new collection that features nine classic Motown and Northern Soul cuts which have been sensitively retouched by some contemporary talent. Highlights include the celebratory, fizzy soul jam "Soul On Fire" by Shaka Loves You (yes, the one sampled by Beyonce), a Junkie XL-style makeover of Martha & The Vandellas on "Nowhere To Go" and Mak & Mr Bristow's muscled up take on The Rascals - "Olympic Lovin".
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Alone With You
JAL 227
28 Oct 16
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Alone With You - (4:24) 118 BPM
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Alone With You (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (6:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alone With You (Knight One remix) - (4:16) 116 BPM
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Alone With You (Loframes remix) - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Review: Kraak & Smaak's recent album, Juicy Fruit, was packed with warm, loose and attractive blends of boogie, jazz-funk and soul-soaked disco. "Alone With You", a heartfelt stroll through soft-focus boogie pastures in the company of expressive vocalist Cleopold, was undoubtedly one of the highlights. Here it gets a deserved single release, accompanied by three new reworks. Purple Disco Machine steals the show with a version that deftly melds the Dutch outfit's original disco instrumentation to a tasty house groove and atmospheric nu-disco synths. Elsewhere, Knight One's rework is breezy and organic, whilst Loframes delivers a bouncy, radio-friendly house interpretation shot through with bold electronic motifs.
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Soul Treats Vol 10
SB 9812
09 Sep 16
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Les McCann - "Talk To The People" - (9:15) 74 BPM
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Skorpyons Of Jamaica - "Think About It" - (4:36) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Revolutionary Blues Band - "Cuttin' The Mustard" - (4:16) 112 BPM
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Earth Wind & Fire - "Moment Of Truth" - (3:07) 113 BPM
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Stainless Soul - "The Junk Yard" - (3:16) 123 BPM
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B W Soul - "Marvin' Groove" - (2:42) 94 BPM
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Dyke & The Blazers - "Broadway Combination" - (2:50) 126 BPM
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Hoctor Jazz On The Road - "Grand Central Shuffle" - (2:34) 125 BPM
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Cyril Neville - "Gossip" - (3:20) 92 BPM
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East Of Underground - "Popcorn" - (2:29) 136 BPM
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Soul Saints Orchestra - "Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul" - (3:19) 92 BPM
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Richard C Sanders - "Afrocat" - (1:20) 99 BPM
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Toni Tornardo - "Soul Negro" - (2:28) 87 BPM
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Eddie Bo - "The Thing Part 2" - (3:08) 105 BPM
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Ben E King - "What Is Soul" - (2:26) 89 BPM
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Stanley Clarke - "Danger Street" - (4:51) 93 BPM
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Rays & His Court - "Cookie Crumbs" - (2:52) 65 BPM
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Hebrew Soul - "Can't Buy Soul" - (2:03) 108 BPM
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Rita Smalls - "Walk On By" - (3:20) 81 BPM
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Gix - "I'm Just Like You" - (3:08) 100 BPM
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Southside Movement - "Hey Baby" - (3:04) 96 BPM
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High Society - "Don't Spill The Wine Part 2" - (2:49) 94 BPM
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El Combo Xingu - "Hot Pants" - (3:28) 94 BPM
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Roberta Flack & Friends - "Hey Roberta" - (5:08) 99 BPM
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The Turnarounds - "Soul Walk" - (1:31) 119 BPM
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Super Funk Vol 1
TRC 46
14 Nov 16
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Discotron - "Bang Bang" (original mix) - (5:24) 114 BPM
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Jack Le Funk - "It's Comin'" (original mix) - (6:08) 116 BPM
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Boogie Freaks - "Forever" (original mix) - (6:36) 124 BPM
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Martello - "Livin 4 The Moment" (Disco mix) - (6:41) 110 BPM
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Discotron - "Doin Their Own Thang" (original mix) - (6:24) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jack Le Funk - "Get Up" (original mix) - (5:27) 112 BPM
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Boogie Freaks - "You Done Did It" (original mix) - (5:51) 116 BPM
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Martello - "Dont Make Me Wait" (original Disco mix) - (5:38) 120 BPM
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Discotron - "Boom Shake Da Room" (original mix) - (5:45) 98 BPM
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Jack Le Funk - "Love You" (original mix) - (5:49) 112 BPM
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Boogie Freaks - "What's Up" (original mix) - (5:47) 112 BPM
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Discotron - "Let It Show" (original mix) - (5:46) 104 BPM
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Played by: Discotron
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School Yard Breaks Vol 18
SYB 2118
07 Nov 16
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The Haggis Horns - "Enter The Dragon" (Funk mix) - (5:17) 109 BPM
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The Doctor Exx Band - "Mountain Funk" - (4:24) 120 BPM
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El Extrnsion - "Maranatha" - (3:44) 106 BPM
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Maad - "Bouzouki" - (8:28) 120 BPM
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Ozel - "Ozels Dance Routine" - (3:13) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Chevelles - "The Gallop" - (2:37) 144 BPM
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Van MC Coy - "That's The Joint" - (4:25) 122 BPM
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The Guess Who - "8 15" - (3:34) 89 BPM
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The Meters - "Same Old Thing" - (2:53) 104 BPM
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Banda Uniao Black - "Africa Hot Band" - (3:48) 61 BPM
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Mantara - "Baranzibar" - (6:04) 131 BPM
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The Natural High - "Bumpy Lady" - (3:56) 103 BPM
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Mkali Bahari Orchestra - "Black Rite" - (4:35) 100 BPM
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Machine Stop - "Untouchable Machine Shop" (Part 1) - (2:55) 119 BPM
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The Real Thing - "The Thing" - (2:58) 129 BPM
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Steve Wright - "Can You Sing A Love Song" - (1:51) 107 BPM
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Don Pierce - "This Funky Thing" - (2:52) 118 BPM
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The Qualitons - "Bodzarella" - (2:17) 131 BPM
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Noosh Afarin - "Goi-E Aftab Gardoon" (B Boy Break) - (3:27) 106 BPM
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The Majestics - "Satisfaction" - (4:40) 144 BPM
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Volcano Kpache - "Obohh Weee" - (2:22) 136 BPM
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The Increadible Bongo Band - "Hang Down Your Head" - (2:42) 107 BPM
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Smokey Brooks - "Spin It" - (4:08) 106 BPM
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The New Mastersound - "Looking For An Answer" - (3:35) 126 BPM
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Played by: Sam Redmore
Review: When it came to sourcing cool beats and breaks for their sets, classic DJs in the 70s and 80s would look everywhere and in many, many genres to find the good stuff. Here we get another selection of the weird and wonderful tunes that formed the backbone of many a vintage DJs sets Highlights of these 25 tunes include the sizzles drum patterns of wah-wah shuffle "Maranatha" by El Extrnsion, Van McCoy's strings 'n' hysterical boogie jam "That's The Joint" and the raw, swingin' 60s rock of "8:15" by The Guess Who.
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Mashed Up Funk: Vol 7
MAF 007
05 Mar 10
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Hot Start - (2:39) 127 BPM
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Shimmy Strut - (3:09) 136 BPM
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Tutto Dreams - (4:20) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Change My Bucket - (3:08) 152 BPM
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Review: Four more bootleg blends from the Mashed Up Funk series, which expertly layers well known acapellas over brilliant funk tracks to consistently provide priceless "WTF?" moments in dj sets. First up is Hot Start which glues the vocals from The Prodigy's Firestarter over the Blaxploiation theme Hot Wheels by Badder Than Evil. A B-Boy staple (that showed up on the Chemical's "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" mix), it sounds even more bad ass with Keith sneering "twisted firestart-ahh" over the top. Shimmy Strut welds together ODB's classic Shimmy Shimmy Ya over a recent cover of The Meters' Cissy Strut, and puts some seriously funky swagger under the immortal chorus "Ooh baby I like it raw". Tutto Dreams fuses together a Tutto Matto track with the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams acapella - a nice twist since it's usually the instrumental parts of Lennox's and Stewart's perennial classic that get the mash-up treatment. The superb clash of the ice cold vocals with the warm organic drums and wah-wah guitars has to be heard to be believed. Rounding off the set is Change My Bucket, which takes K-OS' Crabbuckit acapella and marries it to the Stereo MC's mix of Quannum's I Changed My Mind - still a Nu-Funk anthem after all these years and cleverly recontextualised here. All four tracks are well-crafted, perfectly matched and will kick off a party with ease - just remember to act like you're laying down the acapellas yourself when you play them out!
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Afrobeat Makers Vol 3 (The Tony Allen Experiments)
COMET 072
06 May 16
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Prelude (feat Tony Allen) - (2:53) 105 BPM
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Howls (feat Tony Allen) - (4:01) 110 BPM
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Open Paths - (4:36) 81 BPM
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Ng Theme - (3:28) 100 BPM
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Stasis (Calm Before The Storm) - (3:14) 110 BPM
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Ta Storm - (4:57) 129 BPM
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The Birds Rejoice - (4:02) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Phunkhysteria - (2:27) 141 BPM
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The Sun Returns - (3:58) 100 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Nu Guinea has previously proved adept at creating humid, sultry deep house and tropical-infused electronics. Here, they focus a little more on the latter with a concept album based around the distinctive Afrobeat rhythms of legendary drummer Tony Allen. With his blessing, and that of the Comet label on which he's been releasing since the 1980s, the Early Sounds Recordings pair has cut-up and re-constructed Allen's drums, combining them with their own steamy electronics, vintage synthesizer lines and classic drum machines. It's an intoxicating and hugely entertaining blend that sits somewhere between their previous outings, Danny Wolfers' material under the Nacho Patrol guise, and the dreamy late '80s/early '90s work of forgotten Italian producer Mr Marvin.
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Jalapeno Soul Sisters Vol 1
JAL 226
23 Sep 16
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Izo FitzRoy - "Reckoning" - (4:05) 89 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Hot & Cold" (feat Dionne Charles) - (3:39) 112 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "My Mind's Made Up" (feat Berenice Van Leer) - (5:28) 60 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Without You" - (2:33) 85 BPM
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Aldo Vanucci - "Get A Hold On This" (feat Kylie Auldist) - (3:39) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kraak & Smaak - "Call Up To Heaven" (feat Lex Empress) - (4:47) 117 BPM
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Featurecast - "Ego Tripping" (feat Farina Miss) - (4:03) 88 BPM
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Max Sedgley - "All Around Me" - (4:31) 58 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Brand Nu" - (6:38) 67 BPM
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Basement Freaks - "White Hot" (feat Kylie Auldist) - (4:07) 117 BPM
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Asta Hiroki - "Hold Tight" (feat Kathrin DeBoer) - (5:33) 100 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Love Power" - (4:03) 125 BPM
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Dr Rubberfunk - "Part Of Me" (feat Sitzka) - (3:32) 90 BPM
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Ikon - "Breaking" (feat Dee Ellington) - (4:35) 90 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Love At First Sight" - (3:06) 62 BPM
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Review: The clue is in the title here as Brighton-based funk label Jalepeno have rounded up fifteen of the best soul sister cuts from their mighty catalogue. Boasting a mix of old and new, and spanning quite a few different styles too, this compilation couldn't have come soon enough. Some of the many highlights featured include the powerful and bluesy soul-bearing opener, "Reckoning" by Iro FitzRoy, the candy floss tones of Berenice Van Leer on the 80s-tastic "My Mind' Made Up" by Kraak & Smaak and the muscular harmonies of Farina Miss on Featurecast's "Ego Tripping".
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George Clinton's Family Series Vol 2: P Is The Funk
GCE 00052
01 Mar 05
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Funkadelic - "Clone Communicado" - (4:03) 126 BPM
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Parliament - "Does Disc With Dat (Simon Says)" - (5:43) 91 BPM
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Jimmy G - "Shove On" - (4:30) 104 BPM
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Ron Ford - "Rock Jam" - (5:12) 113 BPM
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Brides Of Funkenstein - "Love Is Something" - (6:40) 85 BPM
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Parliament - "Every Booty (Get On Down)" - (5:38) 91 BPM
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Trey Lewd - "Personal Problems" - (4:02) 109 BPM
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Ron Ford - "Bubblegum Gangster" - (3:07) 113 BPM
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Jerome & Jimmy Ali - "She's Crazy" - (5:33) 109 BPM
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Parlet & Brides Of Funkenstein - "Think Right" - (6:55) 88 BPM
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Funkadelic - "In The Cabin Of My Uncle Jam (P Is The Funk)" - (6:14) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jessica Cleaves - "My Love" - (4:23) 66 BPM
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George Clinton - "Interview" - (6:54) 74 BPM
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George Clinton - "Commercials/George Clinton & Bootsy Collins" - (2:52) 110 BPM
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Fac. Dance: Factory Records 12 Inch Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987
STRUT 087CDX
24 Oct 11
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Section 25 - "Looking From A Hilltop" (megamix) - (8:08) 118 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Love Tempo" - (7:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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52nd Street - "Express" - (5:02) 124 BPM
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Swamp Children - "Little Voices" - (7:16) 71 BPM
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Biting Tongues - "Boss Toyota Trouble" - (5:33) 70 BPM
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The Durutti Column - "For Belgian Friends" - (5:21) 101 BPM
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Royal Family & The Poor - "Art On 45" - (4:46) 125 BPM
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Section 25 - "Dirty Disco" - (5:18) 70 BPM
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Blurt - "Puppeteer" - (3:19) 115 BPM
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X-O-Dus - "See Them A 'Come" - (8:26) 69 BPM
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Shark Vegas - "Pretenders Of Love" - (5:11) 114 BPM
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52nd Street - "Cool As Ice" (Restructured by John "Jellybean" Benitez) - (7:26) 114 BPM
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Streetlife - "Act On Instinct" (Hot Swedish mix) - (5:32) 122 BPM
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The Hood - "Salvation!" (Nitromix) - (12:11) 116 BPM
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Abecedarians - "Smiling Monarchs" - (6:45) 101 BPM
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Minny Pops - "Time" - (3:40) 70 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Atom Rock" (New York remix) - (7:30) 119 BPM
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Marcel King - "Reach For Love" (New York remix) - (5:27) 114 BPM
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52nd Street - "Look Into My Eyes" - (6:54) 121 BPM
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Quando Quango - "Genius" - (6:24) 122 BPM
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Swamp Children - "You've Got Me Beat" - (4:53) 111 BPM
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The Durutti Column - "Madeleine" - (3:01) 95 BPM
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Kalima - "Black Water" - (6:33) 103 BPM
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Royal Family & The Poor - "Motherland" - (5:43) 119 BPM
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Review: Factory Records has always been a source of fascination for music historians and reissue merchants, though their focus has usually been on the label's indie credentials. Here crate-digging experts Strut take a different approach, shining a light on the label's contribution to dancefloor culture in the post-punk years. Largely steering clear of the biggest anthems, FAC Dance offers a good mix of familiar tunes ("Love Tempo", "Confusion", "Cold As Ice" etc), long-forgotten gems (see the alt electro-funk of A Certain Ratio and Marcel King's E'd-up Hacienda anthem "Reach For Love") and genuine curiosities (check The Duratti Column's dubbed-out proto Balearica, the piano-laden Latino vibes of Quando Quango's "Genius" and Biting Tongues oddball post-punk Afro-fusion). A fitting tribute to a truly visionary label.
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Surinam Funk Force
RHMC 002
07 Oct 16
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Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie" - (3:58) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jam Band 80 - "Jammin'" (with The Jam Band) - (6:33) 99 BPM
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Sonny Khoeblal - "Craziest" - (3:02) 126 BPM
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Errol De La Fuente - "Happiness" - (3:58) 131 BPM
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Sumy - "The Funky "G"" (Only Comes At Night) - (3:11) 108 BPM
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Explosion - "Wakka Mang" - (3:20) 133 BPM
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Eddie Tailor - "Love Dance" - (3:43) 128 BPM
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Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack" - (3:24) 70 BPM
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Astaria - "Jamasa Roro" - (3:23) 130 BPM
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Sound Track Orchestra And Silvy - "Tirsa Song" (edit) - (3:46) 113 BPM
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Cyntia - "Jhoom Le" - (4:20) 122 BPM
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Langa Langa - "Freedom Is The Thing" - (3:13) 125 BPM
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Review: Rush Hour boss Antal Heitlager & Thomas Gesthuizen have compiled this much awaited follow up to the Kindred Spirits released Surinam! compilation in 2012. This volume of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45s and LP cuts goes even deeper into the field of '70s and 80s funk music from Suriname dance floors of decades' past. The new ten-track collection Surinam Funk Force includes a cut from Sumy ("The Funky "G (Only Comes At Night)", as well as the deep disco of Jam Band 80's "Jammin' (with The Jam Band)", the incredible rapid fire drumming of Ronald Snijders' "Kaseko Attack" (which is reminiscent of legends like Candido) and the feel good vibes of Sound Track Orchestra And Silvy's "Tirsa Song" (edit)".
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Funkadelic Stereo Adventures
BUSTED 135
04 Nov 16
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The Ocean Of My Mind - (4:49) 114 BPM
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I Got Soul - (4:09) 67 BPM
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Sweet Of Love - (3:42) 114 BPM
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The Journey - (3:44) 56 BPM
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The Game Of Shades - (4:18) 105 BPM
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Psychedelic Spaghetti - (3:43) 63 BPM
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Havana - (4:40) 102 BPM
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Where Are The Blues Brothers - (3:36) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Uh Yeah - (4:01) 120 BPM
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Mr Brown's Theme - (3:38) 59 BPM
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Across The Sea (Remixes)
HOPHO 012
08 Sep 16
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Across The Sea (Club version) - (4:05) 113 BPM
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Across The Sea (Funkanomics remix) - (4:28) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Across The Sea (DJ Love remix) - (6:07) 142 BPM
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Review: Nuremberg's Jayl Funk is becoming one of the most important producers and DJs in the funky breaks scene. He returns on his own Honkey Phonk label with "Across The Sea (Club version)" a soul funk excursion in the vein of Teddy Pendergrass or Chic but hey don't ask us, ask the DJ or keep diggin' Daddy O! There's also two killer remixes at hand; first up is Funkonomics with a rendition which goes for a more stripped and '80s sound with synth funk bass, 808 hi-hats and vocoded vocals. Finally DJ Love's remix is definitely the party starter on here, with its hip-hop inspired block rocking' beats.
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George Clinton Family Series Vol 3: Plush Funk
TCK 00006-2
01 Jan 95
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Funkadelic - "May Day (SOS)" - (6:41) 106 BPM
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Gary Fabulous & Black Slack - "These Feets Are Made For Dancing (Foot Stranger)" - (4:16) 119 BPM
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Sterling Silver Starship - "Booty Body Ready For The Plush Funk" - (6:51) 103 BPM
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Jessica Cleaves - "I Envy The Sunshine" - (6:36) 81 BPM
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Horny Horns - "Lickity Split" - (5:48) 115 BPM
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Flo - "Common Law Wife" - (3:44) 108 BPM
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Junie Morrison - "Super Spirit" - (5:24) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brides Of Funkenstein - "Love Don't Come Easy" - (5:55) 66 BPM
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Treylewd - "I Can't Stand It" - (6:54) 111 BPM
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Ron Ford - "The Monster Dance" - (3:01) 119 BPM
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Michael Hampton - "We're Just Funkers" - (6:39) 115 BPM
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George Clinton - "Studio Memories (Interview)" - (7:30) 109 BPM
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Tropic of Tulli
QNLP 001
28 Oct 16
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Kaba - (2:36) 147 BPM
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Tumapi - (6:10) 109 BPM
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Makkara - (4:51) 106 BPM
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Musa Paradisa - (4:44) 102 BPM
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Okudu - (5:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fode - (5:08) 112 BPM
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Kofi Obu - (7:03) 55 BPM
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Darkness Is Good - (8:24) 100 BPM
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A O O - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Maajo - (9:06) 60 BPM
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GAMM 100 (Anniversary Edits)
GAMM 100
24 Jul 15
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The Reflex - "Burn The Disco (Out)" (The Reflex revision) - (7:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moplen - "Shake Your Body" (Moplen remix - DJ Friendly version) - (7:41) 119 BPM
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Moplen - "Shake Your Body" (Moplen remix) - (7:17) 119 BPM
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Review: It's time to raise a glass of something cold, fizzy and boozy to the long-running G.A.M.M imprint, which celebrates a century of releases with a trio of new disco-era Michael Jackson reworks from regular contributors Moplen and The Reflex. As usual, The Reflex hits the spot, playing around with the original parts to deliver a punchy, floor-friendly extension of Off The Wall cut "Burn This Disco Out" that sounds like some mythical, long lost Tom Moulton remix. Moplen weighs in with two versions of Jacksons' banger "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"; a DJ-friendly effort that begins with easily mixable grooves, and a superior, mostly instrumental 'Remix' that builds up masterfully via a sumptuous, orchestral intro.
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Katakana Edits Vol 42
KE 9042
04 Jul 16
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ManJah - "Kingston Knowing" - (3:32) 88 BPM
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Timewrap - "Dubrealmc" (version) - (5:54) 94 BPM
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Morlack - "Dont Stop" - (7:29) 92 BPM
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Timewrap - "Dubshine" - (5:45) 105 BPM
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Morlack - "Ganja Man" - (4:21) 70 BPM
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Timewrap - "Dopesmokah" - (5:17) 100 BPM
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DJ Clairvo & Dr Ivan - "Soul Song Of Men" - (3:50) 55 BPM
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LCA & Voodoocuts - "That's Alright" - (4:13) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Timewrap - "Jalec" - (4:24) 90 BPM
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Disco Funk Spinner - "Written Letter" - (6:38) 51 BPM
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ManJah - "Brother" - (4:35) 115 BPM
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DJ Oli Garch - "Rollin Stone" - (5:15) 157 BPM
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RSN & Mister T - "Son Of A Gun" - (4:09) 110 BPM
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Zemerald - "Tis Alright" - (3:29) 110 BPM
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Mister Vagz - "Love Me Venus" - (3:22) 128 BPM
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Dim Zach & Deem - "Loose Beat" - (5:11) 97 BPM
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FabioLous Barker - "Sticky Party" (ReVamp 2016) - (6:15) 99 BPM
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Morlack - "The Dude" - (5:39) 98 BPM
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Lee Zamah & Trotter - "Ginga" - (6:37) 110 BPM
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FabioLous Barker - "NightGrooving" - (6:59) 55 BPM
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YuriYuri - "I'll Be Gone" - (5:47) 61 BPM
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CheapEdits - "Quiqui" - (3:26) 95 BPM
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Vida G - "Supa Soul" (Timewrap remix) - (4:36) 95 BPM
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Ree Keen - "Paper Bossa Loser" - (4:50) 94 BPM
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Review: If life teaches you anything it's to expect the unexpected. Here the mighty re-edit label Katakana deliver their 42nd instalment of scapel jobs. However, this time, rather than have a specific producer curate an EP, they've shaken up the formula and delivered a compilation of edits. There's a whopping 24 reworks to enjoy too, many thrills and spills, but our favourites include Morlack's explosive drum-lead MJ cover, "Don't Stop", Mister Vagz' corny 60s mash-up "Love Me Venus" and Dim Zach & Deem's baggy rework of the Happy Monday's sublime "Loose Fit".
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Old School Electro Madness: Jams That Rocked The Planet
894232 345721
19 Dec 14
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Quadrant Six - "Body Mechanic" - (6:20) 126 BPM
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Man Parrish - "Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)" - (5:28) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tilt - "Arkade Funk" - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Connie - "Funky Little Beat" - (5:11) 118 BPM
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Gino Latino - "Welcome" (Long version) - (8:06) 117 BPM
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Pretty Tony - "Fix It In The Mix" - (6:00) 128 BPM
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George Kranz - "Din Daa Daa" - (6:18) 124 BPM
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Sandy Kerr - "Thug Rock" - (6:27) 115 BPM
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Afrika Bambaataa - "Planet Rock" - (7:32) 126 BPM
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Connie - "Rock Me" - (4:29) 128 BPM
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BOSE - "Rock The World" - (5:22) 129 BPM
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Megatrons - "Rock The Planet" - (5:00) 129 BPM
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Newcleus - "Jam On It" - (6:57) 116 BPM
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Feeling Good: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad
WWS 05
25 Nov 16
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Afrique - "House Of The Rising Funk" - (3:20) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blue Mitchell - "Soul Village" - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Sarah Vaughan - "Magical Connection" - (2:38) 111 BPM
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Art Farmer - "Soulsides" - (4:28) 78 BPM
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Shelly Manne - "Mask" - (7:30) 115 BPM
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Alice Clark - "Never Did I Stop Loving You" - (2:34) 97 BPM
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Buddy Terry - "Abscretions" - (4:54) 87 BPM
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Maxine Weldon - "Right On" - (4:02) 105 BPM
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Barry Miles - "Scatbird" - (4:22) 91 BPM
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Jack Wilkins - "Red Clay" - (4:58) 67 BPM
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Clark Terry - "Rum And Mumbles" - (2:52) 125 BPM
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Ellerine Harding - "I Ain't Got Much" - (3:15) 83 BPM
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Blue Mitchell - "Granite & Concrete" - (10:01) 92 BPM
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Hadley Caliman - "Quadrivium" - (3:48) 133 BPM
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Carmen McRae - "Feelin' Good" - (4:37) 97 BPM
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The Notorious BIG Collection
SB-NBC
13 Jul 15
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Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly" - (3:54) 60 BPM
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The Main Ingredient - "Summer Breeze" - (3:13) 82 BPM
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James Brown - "Cold Blooded" - (4:56) 108 BPM
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Black Heat - "Something Extra" - (3:51) 94 BPM
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Fred Wesley - "Up 4 The Down Stroke" - (2:00) 98 BPM
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Issac Hayes - "Walk On By" - (12:19) 158 BPM
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Ohio Players - "Singing In The Morning" - (7:00) 83 BPM
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Willie Hutch - "Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme" - (2:50) 152 BPM
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Dave Grusin - "Either Way" - (3:08) 85 BPM
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Lou Donaldson - "Whos Making Love" - (7:11) 97 BPM
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Grover Washington Jr - "Hydra" - (2:13) 88 BPM
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Mtume - "Juicy Fruit" (instrumental) - (5:02) 97 BPM
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Minnie Riperton - "Take A Little Trip" - (2:41) 87 BPM
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The Islelys Bothers - "Between The Sheets" - (5:37) 84 BPM
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George McRae - "I Get Lifed" - (2:47) 50 BPM
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Gwen Guthrie - "Seventh Heaven'" - (7:19) 54 BPM
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Kool & The Gang - "Spirit Of Yhe Boogie" - (4:54) 54 BPM
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Black Mamba - "Vicious" - (1:17) 115 BPM
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Graham Central Station - "The Jam" - (8:11) 108 BPM
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Patrice Rushen - "Remind Me" - (5:28) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Miles Davie - "Loney Fire" - (2:17) 136 BPM
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David Porter - "Im Afraid The Maskeraide Is Over" - (9:43) 92 BPM
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New Brown - "You Are What I'm All About" - (3:09) 85 BPM
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James Brown - "Blues & Pants" - (9:45) 99 BPM
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Screamin Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You" - (2:26) 86 BPM
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Herb Alpert - "Rise" - (7:31) 100 BPM
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Sylvia Striplin - "You Can't Turn Me Tour Love Away" - (5:29) 89 BPM
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Dennis Edwards - "Don't Look Any Further" - (4:06) 95 BPM
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Bobby Coldwell - "My Flame" - (2:53) 88 BPM
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Les McCann - "Valarta" - (0:42) 83 BPM
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Asha Puthli - "Space Talk" - (5:26) 100 BPM
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Avalanche - "Overnight Sensation" - (3:32) 91 BPM
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Al Green - "I'm Glad You're Mine" - (2:56) 81 BPM
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David Bowie - "Let's Dance" - (4:12) 57 BPM
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J Taylor - "Notorious" - (2:44) 53 BPM
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Tom Browne - "Charisma" - (3:44) 82 BPM
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Review: Consider Strictly Breaks and Notorious B.I.G. partners in crime: the former being the chief compiler of original tunes sampled by classic hip-hop artists and the latter being the late hip-hop hero known for his impeccable taste in sampling. Here we get a whopping 36-track collection of vintage joints later to be employed on many Biggie classics. Highlights include Fred Wesley's tight, groover, "Up 4 The Downstroke", Grover Washington Jr's twang-bass attack "Hydra" and Herb Alpert's legendary jazz disco slinker, "Rise".
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Downtown Funk
TMDG 158
19 Sep 16
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Big Brawl - (4:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alley Cat - (3:49) 120 BPM
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Buzzer - (3:58) 59 BPM
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Pusherman - (4:15) 115 BPM
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Review: Mark Ronson can keep his Uptown Funk pastiche, because DJ Inko is here with some of the original stuff. "Big Brawl" features rolling bass and tight Prince-like guitar licks, "Alley Cat" fuses disco house with vintage clavinet driven boogie, "Buzzer" boasts bass of the elastic variety and wah-wah guitar overload for some flares-flappin' action and finally "Pusherman" adds some electronic funk to mix for real dancefloor demolition. Mark who, again?
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GAMM Battle Weapons 2
GAMMBATTLE 002
18 Nov 11
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DJ Asparagus - "A Tribe Called Milli" - (5:00) 92 BPM
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DJ Prime vs James Brown - "Clap Ur Hands" - (4:52) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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School Yard Breaks Vol 4
SYB 2104
27 Aug 12
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The Blue Magoos - "Can't Get Enought Of You" - (12:36) 121 BPM
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Bloodstone - "Money" - (4:50) 110 BPM
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Johnny Rivers - "Over The One" - (4:34) 118 BPM
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The Hollywood Soundmaker - "A Few More Dollars" - (2:58) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Sound Effects - "Scorpio" - (2:16) 129 BPM
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Los Bravos - "Amory Simpatia" - (2:47) 118 BPM
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Buddy Rich - "Countin Them White Lines" - (4:24) 123 BPM
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Joe Sherman - "Fever" - (2:25) 123 BPM
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Willie Colon - "M C 2" - (3:40) 123 BPM
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Carol Douglas - "Love Sick" - (8:02) 128 BPM
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East Coast Connection - "Summer In The Parks" - (2:53) 68 BPM
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The Exotic Gutars - "C'est Si Bon" - (2:30) 123 BPM
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The Bongo Rockers - "Rock Bongo" - (2:47) 126 BPM
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The Conti Family - "lil Bongo Boy" - (4:21) 111 BPM
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Hoctor - "Get It On" - (2:34) 128 BPM
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The Jim Ently Sound - "Apache" - (3:49) 118 BPM
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Electra Combo - "Uber Feuer (B Boy)" - (6:39) 127 BPM
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Skorpio - "Feso" - (3:28) 125 BPM
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the Jake Geils Band - "Give It To Me" - (6:30) 119 BPM
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Turley Richards - "Beautiful Country" - (3:23) 126 BPM
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Mark Hamell Studio Band - "Fire Starter" - (3:06) 115 BPM
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The Ventures - "Sweet Pea" - (2:30) 129 BPM
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Aliza Azklri - "Jaffa (Kazablan OST)" - (4:38) 70 BPM
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Review: This is a whole double album jam packed with 23 original B-Boy breaks, revealing where most of your favourite records found their drum samples (probably). Selections are chiefly from the 70s soul and funk side of things and include a remarkable cover of "Money" (as made famous by The Beatles) by Bloodstone. Elsewhere we have the spaghetti western funk of "A Few Dollars More" by The Hollywood Soundmaker, the hi-NRG disco of Carol Douglas' "Lovesick", a different take on "Apache" by The Jim Ently Sound and the jazzy drums spectacular that is "Countin' Them White Lines' by Buddy Rich.
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Katakana Edits Vol 43
KE 9043
26 Aug 16
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Thank You (Cosmic Funk mix) - (7:55) 112 BPM
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Thank You (Stripped Groove mix) - (6:43) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The thing about the Katakana Edits series is that, with each new release, sometimes it's a compilation, sometimes there's a solitary curator. Here on their 43rd outing they keep it nice and simple - two sizzling summer edits by Rocknrolla Soundsystem. A Dutch foursome (Sebastian, Raymond, Martijn Bosch and Joris), here the soundsystem present two contrasting versions of the same tune - "Thank You". Firstly the Cosmic Funk mix is an eight-minute funk escalator that builds on a brassy, sassy swaggering groove. Meanwhile the Stripped Groove mix keeps the cool 70s vibes but strips everything back to a hip, loose jam.
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Soul Funk Classics
MXCD 2576
23 Jul 13
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Earth, Wind & Fire - "I've Had Enough" - (4:34) 118 BPM
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Kool & The Gang - "Big Fun" - (5:00) 118 BPM
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Heatwave - "Boogie Nights" - (5:05) 119 BPM
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Imagination - "Just An Illusion" - (6:23) 105 BPM
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Inner Life - "Moment Of My Life" - (6:30) 113 BPM
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Luther Vandross - "I Wanted Your Love" - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Loleatta Holloway - "Love Sensation" - (6:32) 116 BPM
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Rose Royce - "Is It Love You're After" - (5:01) 118 BPM
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The O'Jays - "Put Our Heads Together" - (7:01) 120 BPM
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Carol Williams - "Love Is You" - (7:49) 123 BPM
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First Choice - "Let No Man Put Asunder" - (7:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cherrelle with Alexander O'Neal - "Saturday Love" - (8:41) 116 BPM
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Teena Marie - "I'm A Sucker For Your Love" - (5:53) 115 BPM
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The O'Jays - "I Love Music" - (9:42) 128 BPM
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Double Exposure - "Everyman" - (7:21) 106 BPM
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Instant Funk - "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" - (9:46) 113 BPM
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Phyllis Hyman - "You Know How To Love Me" - (7:29) 116 BPM
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Skyy - "Call Me" - (6:19) 121 BPM
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Windjammer - "Tossing & Turning" - (6:39) 112 BPM
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Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" - (6:33) 115 BPM
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Mai Tai - "History" - (7:18) 104 BPM
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Go Fer Your Funk
GCE 00042
01 Mar 05
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Parliament - "Go Fer Yer Funk" - (9:55) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sterling Silver Starship - "Funk It Up" - (8:48) 115 BPM
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Gary Fabulous & Black Slack - "Funkin For My Mama's Rent" - (6:06) 104 BPM
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Jessica Cleaves - "Send A Gram" - (5:35) 82 BPM
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Sly Stone - "Who In The Funk Do You Think You Are" - (1:36) 126 BPM
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Andre Foxxe - "Better Days" - (4:13) 114 BPM
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Bootsy Collins - "The Chong Show" - (5:10) 101 BPM
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Flastic Brain Flam - "Michelle" - (12:28) 76 BPM
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Funkadelic - "Sunshine Of Your Love" - (5:38) 101 BPM
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Storytime With George (The Archaeological Dig) - (10:46)
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How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
TCK-0010-2
06 Sep 05
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Kendra Foster - "Bounce 2 This" - (6:33) 104 BPM
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P-Funk Allstars - "Su, Su, Su" - (5:56) 85 BPM
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Prince - "Paradigm" - (6:50) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kendra Foster - "U Can Depend On Me" - (7:06) 75 BPM
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Jazze Pha - "U Ain't Runnin' Shit" - (5:27) 86 BPM
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P-Funk Allstars - "Inhale Slow" - (4:00) 80 BPM
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Funkadelic - "Because/Last Time Zone" - (4:14) 86 BPM
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Funkadelic - "Never Ending Love" - (5:06) 75 BPM
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George Clinton - "Sexy Side of You" - (3:56) 114 BPM
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Belita Woods - "Saddest Day" - (6:01) 101 BPM
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P-Funk Allstars - "I Can Dance" - (15:22) 82 BPM
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Joi - "I'll Be Sittin' Here" - (6:58) 103 BPM
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Belita Woods - "Don't Dance Too Close" - (4:55) 85 BPM
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Belita Woods - "More Than Words Can Say" (feat Parliament & Funkadelic) - (9:10) 123 BPM
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Parliament - "Butt-A-Butt" - (4:51) 90 BPM
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Sativa - "Somethin' Stank" - (6:20) 90 BPM
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P-Funk Allstars - "Our Secret" (feat Trey Lewd) - (5:02) 65 BPM
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Funkadelic - "Viagra" - (6:12) 96 BPM
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George Clinton - "Gypsy Woman" - (6:28) 67 BPM
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The P-Funk Allstars - "Whole Lotta Shakin'" - (8:57) 66 BPM
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Parliament - "Goodnight Sweetheart" - (5:22) 75 BPM
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George Clinton - "Whatchamacallit" - (5:56) 86 BPM
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Kendra Foster - "Trust In Yourself" - (4:16) 88 BPM
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Louie Babbling Kabbabie - "Booty" - (4:37) 76 BPM
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Testing Positive 4 The Funk
TCK 000072
01 Jan 05
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Live Up (To What She Thinks of Me) (Parliament) - (6:37) 102 BPM
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Secrets (Sidney Barnes) - (6:07) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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She Never Do's Things (Treylewd) - (5:29) 112 BPM
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Take My Love (The Brides Of Funkenstein) - (3:54) 113 BPM
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Just For Play (The Brides Of Funkenstein) - (5:58) 98 BPM
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Off The Wall (Jessica Cleaves) - (5:55) 120 BPM
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Get It On (Jimmy G) - (4:28) 129 BPM
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Triune (Junie Morrison) - (4:09) 112 BPM
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Superstar Madness (Maruga & The Soda Jerks) - (4:46) 66 BPM
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I Angle (Funkadelic) - (9:56) 110 BPM
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Twenty Bucks (The Brides Of Funkenstein) - (4:46) 99 BPM
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To Care (The Four Tops) - (4:27) 118 BPM
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Comin' Down From Your Love (Nick Savannah & Dwarf) - (4:23) 79 BPM
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Interview - (4:44) 80 BPM
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Alkebulan Republic
LIH 017
15 Aug 16
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Africa Arising (feat Villy & The Xtreme Volumes) - (9:59) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Africa Arising (instrumental) - (4:02) 119 BPM
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Kinshasa Anthem (original mix) - (8:58) 125 BPM
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Queens Of Zomba (original mix) - (5:31) 123 BPM
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Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
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Rip More Funk EP
CHOPDIGI 049
17 Oct 14
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Like A Funk Mashine - (4:57) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Do It (Like To) - (5:27) 56 BPM
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Boom Chuck Chuck - (5:28) 106 BPM
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Keep Your Body Workin' - (6:34) 60 BPM
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Review: Funk fantastic Dave Gerrard is back where he belongs - with Chopshop, the re-edit label run by the one and only DJ Butcher. Rip More Funk is all about the fun and contains four reworks of fairly familiar party funk favourites with the likes of James Brown appearing on "Like A Funk Mashine" alongside the more obscure disco chant-a-long "Do It (I like To) and the elastic boogie of "Keep Your Body Workin'".
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Bela Edits V6
FKR 127
10 Nov 16
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Liquore - (6:19) 100 BPM
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Do Ben - (5:30) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cause It Feels Good - (6:46) 109 BPM
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Afrobeats - (5:00) 109 BPM
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Review: There's always been an authentic feel about Belabouche's re-edits. While the Italian producer does occasionally beef up the bottom end or add the odd bit of additional percussion, his reworks feel like traditional scalpel jobs. That's certainly the case with the material showcased on this sixth volume in his Bela Edits series. It can be heard in the rich, jazzy looseness or the organ and synth-laden, sunshine disco shuffle of "Liquore", the dub-wise Brazilian boogie brightness of "Do Ben", and the elastic bassline, sharp horns and celebratory vocals of "Cause It Feels Good". Arguably best of all, though, is the sax-and-organ heavy Afrobeat shuffle of closer "Afrobeats".
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Reverend P Edits 3
GAMM 104
22 Apr 16
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Don't Make Me Run Away - (5:57) 120 BPM
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Love Gives You The Power - (7:14) 120 BPM
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Say That You Will - (5:59) 98 BPM
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Party Down - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The Rev's back! Parisian edit magician serves up four revised soul excursions for modern audiences to experience the second time around and in true style. On the first side he takes the knife to a couple of Gladys Knight classics, namely the feel-good "Don't Make Me Run Away" and the uplifting "Love Gives You The Power". On the flip it's George Duke's turn, "Say That You Will" is you all know is a sultry deep soul number for lovers while "Party Down" is definitely for night people; this one is pitched up for optimum dancefloor effectiveness too!
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Dusty Finger Vol 32
DF 9022
07 Nov 16
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The IN Keepers - "That Was Just His Thing" - (3:37) 86 BPM
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Eric Robinson - "The Hunt" - (1:54) 90 BPM
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Herb Pilhofer - "Trombones" - (3:51) 73 BPM
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Yan Tregger - "The Girl In Gold" - (2:51) 125 BPM
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Yuji Ohno - "Illusional" - (2:11) 92 BPM
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Les Braxter - "Mozambique" - (1:46) 122 BPM
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Laurie Johnson - "The Gun Part 1" - (2:16) 89 BPM
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Steve Gray - "The Bulldozer" - (3:01) 69 BPM
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Adolfo Waitzman - "Angoscia" - (1:50) 124 BPM
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Ted Nord Sound - "Flambeau" - (3:21) 85 BPM
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Duncan Lamout - "The Apartment" - (1:47) 94 BPM
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David Shire - "The Talking Of Pelham 123" - (3:10) 88 BPM
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Keith Mansfield - "Blockbuster" - (2:48) 100 BPM
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The Dick Hunter Five - "Passing Clouds" - (2:57) 96 BPM
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Fabio Frizzi - "Kalu" - (4:52) 117 BPM
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The Unstoppables - "Waiting For The Juice" - (3:50) 93 BPM
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Angelika Mann - "Kutte" - (4:11) 79 BPM
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Eddie Palmieri - "Condiciones Que Existen" - (3:59) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Darko Domijan - "Vrtovi Sna" - (5:01) 155 BPM
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Francois Auger - "Drums 4" - (1:25) 54 BPM
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Montrose - "Rock Candy" - (5:05) 78 BPM
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Yuji Ohno - "Midnight Chasers" - (2:03) 51 BPM
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Gene Ammons - "Brass Wind" - (5:18) 96 BPM
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LJ - "Hijack Part 3" - (0:47) 160 BPM
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Pierre Courbois - "Myria Poda" - (0:43) 95 BPM
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Review: Where on Strictly Breaks' other compilations they source tunes that vintage DJs used as staples in there sets, the Dusty Finger series concentrates purely on the tunes that featured the dopest drum breaks like, ever. Here on the 32nd (!) instalment we get another 25 cuts to joyfully wade through. Highlights of this collection include the trippy and epic psychedelic opener "That Was Just His Thing" by The IN Keepers, the quirky, snake-like 70s grind "Trombones" by Herb Pilhofer and the squelchy retro grooves of "The Bulldozer" by Steve Gray.
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Katakana Edits Vol 40
KE 9040
18 Mar 16
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Breakfast Jam - (5:28) 111 BPM
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What's Your Name - (4:49) 100 BPM
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Written Letter - (6:38) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Having previously plied his trade on Tonbe's Disco Fruit label, re-editor Disco Funk Spinner transfers to Katakana Edits. Providing the ongoing series' 40th release, the Tel Aviv-based producer delivers a trio of tidy reworks. "Breakfast Jam" is bold and brassy, offering a chunky, hip-wigglin' version of a lesser-celebrated Michael Jackson workout complete with crashing drum breaks, scratching, clipped guitars, bold horns and impassioned, freestyle vocals. "What's Your Name" expertly cuts up David Bowie's "Fame", emphasizing the original's killer disco-funk groove along the way, while standout "Written Letter" extends a sweet soul gem, in the process turning it into a six minute club workout.
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Boogie Bodega
WD 5
06 Jun 11
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Son Of Zeus (Anthony Mansfield edit) - (6:58) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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How Can You Say Goodbye (Cosmic Boogie edit) - (7:58) 91 BPM
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S&M (Sexy Music) (Rayko club mix) - (6:43) 110 BPM
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Do I Do (Sleazy McQueen re-edit) - (8:17) 113 BPM
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Review: Four excellent new funk/soul/disco bombs from the Whiskey Disco label, with some surprising covers and peerless edits for your aural delectation. Anthony Mansfield sets about deconstructing a fresh cover of "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, while fans of Philly/Al Green-esque slow '70s funk will love Cosmic Boogie's soft-touch edit of "How Can You Say Goodbye". Rayko ups the tempo a little with his mix of the boogie wonder "S&M (Sexy Music), while WD label-head Sleazy McQueen has a lot of fun with Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do", looping up instrumental sections just right for a new perspective on this classic Stevie joint.
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