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Sugar - The Reflex Revision & Instrumental
BBE 365SDG
29 Apr 16
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Sugar (The Reflex Revision) - (6:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sugar (The Reflex instrumental) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Review: "Sugar" lay unissued for many years, before finally seeing the light of day on BBE's 2003 set of previously unheard Roy Ayers' recordings, Virgin Ubiquity. It was later remixed by Dave Lee under his familiar Joey Negro pseudonym, and here gets the multi-track edit treatment from French scalpel specialist The Reflex. He typically does a good job of building energy and excitement throughout the vocal version's seven-minute duration, showcasing different instruments (vibraphone, horns, bass, guitars) and the track's alternating male and female vocals, in the manner of Tom Moulton or Walter Gibbons. The accompanying instrumental is tasty, too, but lacks a little of the vocal revision's soulful charm.
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Super Cuts V6
FKR 097
15 Mar 16
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KS French - "Still On The Case" - (4:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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MR Given Raw - "Beggin You" - (5:49) 110 BPM
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KnG Edits - "Give You Up" - (6:35) 114 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Funky Mama" - (4:31) 102 BPM
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Review: KS French and Mr Given Raw are like two peas in a pod. A disco-shaped pod. Here they join forces again, both providing both solo tracks and a joint collaboration too. Label boss KS French plonks a platform show on the dancefloor first with the tight James Brown-sampling funk of "Still On the Case". Then MGR takes over for two sizzlers - the catchy soul-pop lament "Beggin You" and the psychedelic soul stomp of "Funky Mama". Finally the titans clash on the phased disco-boogie joy of "Never Give You Up". Good times.
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Fused Funk Vol 16
FFV 16
13 May 16
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Cut/Shut - "Radio Selecter" - (3:34) 140 BPM
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Jay Tip - "More Diggity" - (5:17) 128 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Lick Up Informer" - (3:55) 155 BPM
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Ghetto Cats - "Big Sex" - (4:00) 150 BPM
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Head Honcho - "I Got Vibes On It" - (4:07) 59 BPM
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Cut/Shut - "Jimmi's Ska" - (2:28) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Batchy Scrollox - "Summertime Fix" - (4:12) 150 BPM
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Phat Bangers Club - "Wah Wah Everybody" - (3:44) 135 BPM
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Jay Tip - "Hypnotized Booty" - (3:12) 150 BPM
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Ghetto Cats - "Drive The Funk" - (4:19) 149 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "I Wanna Hold You" - (2:08) 135 BPM
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Cut/Shut - "Golden Egg" - (2:30) 110 BPM
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Phat Bangers Club - "Barmy Army" - (4:05) 126 BPM
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Head Honcho - "Let Me Hear Ya" - (2:55) 123 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Money 4 Nothin'" - (4:41) 132 BPM
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Cut/Shut - "Sexy Twist" - (2:38) 130 BPM
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Jay Tip - "Mario On A Glitch" - (2:58) 153 BPM
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Played by: Funk Fusion
Review: Funky Breaks, Ghetto Funk, Nu Funk, Glitch Funk, Nu Skool & Old Skool Breaks: you name it, they got it! London's Funk Fusion are back with Fused Funk Volume 16, which is a whopper of a compilation; 17 servings of block rockin' beats which will suit any occasion.. almost! Some of the highlights on here (and there's quite a few) are: "More Diggity" by Jay Tip; no guesses what this is a remix of (hint: Blackstreet!) but there's no hints for which rock'n roll classic got mashed up with jump-up drum and bass on Phat Bangers Club's "Wah Wah Everybody". Elsewhere, Sticky Icky's "I Wanna Hold You" takes the timeless classic by The Beatles and injects it with some tough breaks.
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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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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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Katakana Edits Vol 39
KE 9039
04 Mar 16
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Sticky Party (ReVamp 2016) - (6:15) 99 BPM
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The Boogie - (7:53) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Into The Disco Scene - (5:41) 125 BPM
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The Crown - (6:45) 125 BPM
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Review: A DJ since the '80s, Argentinian by way of London Fabiolous Barker has appeared previously on Midnight Riot, Masterworks and Funkfusion and presents us with some quality disco edits. "Sticky Party (ReVamp 2016)" is a funky excursion to soul heaven that you'll never forget, while it's back to the disco on "The Boogie" which reworks Uncle Louie's "Full-Tilt Boogie" from 1979. "Into The Disco Scene" is the kind of recycled disco loops that Thomas Bangalter would be proud of while "The Crown" mashes up a few disco nuggets actually, but absolutely to perfection; try and guess which ones... but don't forget to dance!
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Bamboola Boogie
TMDG 156
23 May 16
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Cayetano - "Babylon On Fire" (feat NEK) - (4:11) 89 BPM
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Timewarp Inc - "Theory Of Revolution" (feat Georges Perin) - (3:56) 84 BPM
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Balkan Riddims - "United" (feat Jahricio) - (4:28) 84 BPM
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Blend Mishkin/Roots Evolution - "Baby Got Me Good" (feat Jammaroots/BNC) - (4:42) 82 BPM
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The Worldstylers - "Rabbi's Groove" - (3:55) 100 BPM
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Palov - "Moving Next Door" (feat Ang Angelides) - (4:25) 100 BPM
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Loopez - "Jesu" - (3:40) 75 BPM
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Chinese Man - "Jungle Boogie" (feat Scratch Bandits Crew - Scratch version) - (4:05) 103 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Shake It" (feat Tarzan Bros - Skeewiff remix) - (4:04) 120 BPM
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Grain Zero - "True To You" - (1:59) 113 BPM
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Master Funk - "The Trip" (original mix) - (4:30) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Valique - "Kick Out Party" (feat Michael Wheatley - Umbo remix) - (5:34) 115 BPM
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Cloak Dagger - "Ale' Sofi" (Captain Planet remix) - (5:45) 124 BPM
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Charlie Beale - "Tale Of AG Smith" - (3:37) 110 BPM
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Dubstax - "Wiggly Bum" - (6:15) 122 BPM
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Boo Boo Davis - "Bye Bye Baby" - (4:20) 122 BPM
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Funky Destination - "Another Porn Song" - (3:55) 123 BPM
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The Bas Lexter Ensample - "Pretty Girls" - (3:21) 131 BPM
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Review: Greek disco producer Timewarp teams up with an anonymous pal from funk blog extraordinaire, The Zuzu Club, for this compilation that's exclusively about 'great and fresh' new music. Although there's no theme they do look across the water to the Caribbean for some inspiration on the likes of the laid back reggae lament of "Theory Of Revolution" and the smooth dancehall grooves of "Baby Got Me Good". Elsewhere we encounter vintage electro-swing on Pavlov's "Moving Next Door", retro lounge-rock on "Jesu" By Loopez and even some good old big beat on "Jungle Boogie" by Chinese Man.
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Fused Funk Vol 11
FFVOL 11
17 Sep 15
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James DB - "Nasty Boy" (Make It Funk mix) - (5:10) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beatamix - "Heart Of Glass" (Disco Breaks mix) - (5:14) 116 BPM
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DJ Dubra - "Get Right" - (4:15) 110 BPM
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Fray Bentos - "Cussin' The Funky Drummer" - (4:21) 110 BPM
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DJ Leon El Ray - "Good Times" (dub Construction) - (4:59) 56 BPM
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KMT - "Return Of Life" - (3:19) 127 BPM
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DJ CMAN - "Funkin' For Jamaica" - (5:28) 111 BPM
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One Five - "No Scrubs" - (4:31) 54 BPM
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Stex - "Cat & Funk" - (5:42) 53 BPM
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Head Honcho - "A Night Like This" - (4:32) 123 BPM
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El Funka - "Back In Nookie Bitch" - (3:04) 149 BPM
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G Duppy - "Crazy In Love" (Reggae mix) - (4:15) 138 BPM
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DJ Welly - "It's A Funky Feeling" - (4:29) 124 BPM
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KMT - "Kingston Hype" - (3:10) 149 BPM
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G Duppy - "Drop It Like It's A Golden Hen" - (5:05) 135 BPM
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DJ CMAN - "Nothing Too Good For My Baby" - (3:39) 131 BPM
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Fray Bentos - "Woe" - (6:25) 117 BPM
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El Funka - "How Low" (Double Bubble Trouble) - (2:32) 78 BPM
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DJ CMAN - "Think" - (5:45) 57 BPM
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DJ Blue Funk - "Love's So Far Away" (DJ Blue Funk Bluesy Break) - (2:54) 129 BPM
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Alekz - "Frantic Breakz" - (3:04) 120 BPM
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DJ Jasper Weeda - "Tequila, Give It Away Now" - (2:28) 130 BPM
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Review: Here they are at it again, fusing, twisting and sampling all the hits, obscurities and bangers you've come to love over the years; be they hip hop, electro, pop, funk or rock. Notorious BIG makes an appearance on this compilations opener while JLO vocals and dirty electro can be found on "Get Right". Scale down the tracklist and you'll come across J5, old school funk and flutes to The Champs - Tequila!
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Give It To You
MIDRIOTD 068
11 Apr 16
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Give It To You - (6:02) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kinda Lover - (6:27) 112 BPM
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Sneak Preview - (6:32) 104 BPM
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Stand Up - (6:19) 119 BPM
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Review: You can always rely on the Midnight Riot label to pick up a party. Seriously they'd get people dancing in a morgue. Here label favourite Ziggy Phunk turns in four sweet and tasty reworks of obscure 80s dance cuts. "Give It To You" is a soft focus helium-voiced disco cut that puts The Bee Gees to shame, "Some Kinda Lover" is nearly seven minutes of tight and sharp 80s electro-soul, "Sneak Preview" is a shiny filtered pop gem that bears more than a passing resemblance to early Madonna, and "Stand Up" is a sped up celebration of guitars and trumpets.
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Honkey Phonk 10
HOPHO 10
24 Mar 16
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Jayl Funk - "Still Together" - (3:11) 53 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Funky Song" - (3:58) 115 BPM
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EuPe - "Bohannon" - (4:42) 105 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dirty" - (3:44) 115 BPM
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Voodoocuts - "Let Me Do My Thing" - (4:16) 114 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Rising" - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Keep On Bumpin" - (3:54) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nic2Birilli - "Police On Your Back" - (5:53) 112 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Spin Your Groove" - (3:39) 117 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dont Stop Movin" - (3:12) 106 BPM
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Review: With a name like Honkey Phonk Records and a founder called Jayl Funk, it's no surprise to find this label comes with a stated dedicated to 'straight funky sounds'. This maxim is lived up to on this tenth label compilation, which coincidentally features ten tracks, with Jayl and his roster stepping up for some no-nonsense party music. This time round the label boss takes the lion's share of the release, providing seven new cuts including the chirpy retro strut of "Dirty", the bloc-rockin' breaks of "Rising" and the vintage sample-heavy ecstatic medley of "Don't Stop Movin". Other highlights include the bluesy funk-rock of "Bohannon" by EuPe and the raw underground 60s soul of "Let Me Do My Thing" by Voodoocuts. Quality party fodder.
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Fused Funk Volume 09
FFVOL 09
23 Apr 15
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James DB - "I Got The Bug" (Make It Funky edit) - (5:01) 106 BPM
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DJ Jasper Weeda - "Wild Seven Nation Army Thing" - (3:33) 62 BPM
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Head Honcho - "Insane Muppet" - (2:54) 50 BPM
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G Duppy - "Big Poppa" - (3:43) 83 BPM
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KMT - "California Soul Still Alive" - (4:47) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Schwab - "Don't Get Me Wrong" - (5:09) 52 BPM
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Tweeq Unique - "Smell Of Marijuana" - (3:44) 90 BPM
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Head Honcho - "Mr Policeman" - (3:02) 105 BPM
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J A R - "Business" - (4:26) 94 BPM
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Soul Metric System - "Stirred Not Shaken" - (3:59) 100 BPM
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Michmash - "Vicious Groove" - (4:53) 118 BPM
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Stormski - "I Want Biggie Back" (The B Town Mad Flava edit) - (6:53) 108 BPM
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Schwab - "Told You Soul" - (4:30) 52 BPM
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Tweeq Unique - "American Hustler" - (3:07) 58 BPM
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Abv - "The Art Of Shame" - (3:55) 53 BPM
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7T - "Zippy & Bunghole" - (3:56) 120 BPM
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Plan 53 - "Organ Sneakers" - (4:21) 110 BPM
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DJ Jasper Weeda - "Funk Funk" - (3:17) 108 BPM
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J A R - "How High" - (4:19) 91 BPM
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Rewind The Disco - "I Hear It Through The Grapevine" - (3:53) 117 BPM
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Tallulah Goodtimes - "Zip Zip" - (3:33) 126 BPM
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DJ Snorre - "Easy" (The Stardust mix) - (4:38) 126 BPM
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Experimental
ASVN 013
20 May 16
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Djambo - (3:09) 133 BPM
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Tchiula - (4:53) 123 BPM
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Mamy - (4:31) 124 BPM
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Tchiayala - (4:28) 133 BPM
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Mosi Zole - (3:54) 129 BPM
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Mambu - (3:50) 114 BPM
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Atide O Sika - (3:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zizi Ku Mbele - (2:10) 124 BPM
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Mbongui - (2:37) 131 BPM
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Toxic Love Affair
108023
20 May 16
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Toxic Love Affair (feat Ivar & Sanguita) - (4:33) 53 BPM
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Review: Juicy Fruit is a famous early 80s soul jam by Mtume. It is also the title of the forthcoming album by Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak. Lifted from the LP, "Toxic Love Affair", sees the trio revisit the boy/girl dynamics and the luxuriant synths of the Mtume track. Mere copyists Kraak & Smaak are not however, and although evoking the 80s soul era, this track operates on its own merit. The song features a sultry duet between Ivar & Sanguita over an expertly produced, dreamy slice of chrome plated electro soul. Absolutely essential.
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Remakes
INSPIRES 14
18 May 16
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Barbara - (5:19) 115 BPM
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JC - (5:23) 115 BPM
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Pump - (6:51) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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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The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol 3
FSRCD 107
24 Nov 14
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6ixToys - "Do Your Thing" - (4:01) 118 BPM
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Andre Espeut's Quintet - "Let It Go" - (3:42) 107 BPM
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Skeewiff & Stephen Gray - "Scissors Paper Stone" - (2:27) 58 BPM
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Cookin' On 3 Burners - "Losin' Streak" (feat Daniel Merriweather) - (3:47) 101 BPM
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Sophia Bastian - "Breaking" - (3:28) 57 BPM
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Extra Curricular - "Robbin Hood" (Lack Of Afro remix) - (3:41) 58 BPM
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Brownout - "Flaximus" (Renegades Of Jazz Bboy edit) - (3:37) 119 BPM
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Sunlight Square - "Vamanos Pal Monte" - (4:58) 62 BPM
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Speedometer - "Happy" - (3:38) 74 BPM
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The Mighty Mocambos - "It's The Music" (feat Afrika Bambaataa/Charlie Funk/Hektek/Deejay Snoop - part 1) - (3:36) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Juliette Ashby - "Like A Bass Guitar" - (3:08) 78 BPM
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Lack Of Afro - "Missing Me" (feat Jack Tyson Charles) - (3:43) 82 BPM
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Hot 8 Brass Band - "Sexual Healing" - (5:01) 104 BPM
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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - "El Ritmo De Nueva York" (45 version) - (3:31) 92 BPM
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Harleighblu - "Play Me" - (2:37) 53 BPM
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Omar - "The Man" - (4:16) 86 BPM
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Sena Dagadu - "Accra City People" - (8:33) 126 BPM
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Henri Pierre Noel - "Diskette" (The Reflex revision) - (4:34) 61 BPM
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The Getup - "Nothing" (feat Sabina Challenger) - (3:47) 119 BPM
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Review: Thanks to his BBC 6Music show, self-styled "complete package" - comic, actor, radio presenter, DJ and stand-up poet - Craig Charles has become the UK's best-known funk and soul enthusiast. It's perhaps unsurprising, then, that his annual Funk & Soul Club compilations are extremely popular. This third collection is every bit as potent as predecessors, featuring as it does a riotous mix of heavy funk, horn-totin' soul revivalism, dancefloor-friendly funk breaks (Skeewiff and Stephen Gray), cheeky brass band workouts (Hot 8 Brass Band's famous cover of "Sexual Healing") and a dash of smooth soul (the effortless Omar). With all bases covered and some killer material, it should be essential listening for all those of a soul and funk persuasion.
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Fused Funk Vol 14
FFV 14
29 Jan 16
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Cut/Shut - "Rockin' Beats" - (4:15) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jay Tip - "Stevie's Insane Adidas" - (4:04) 154 BPM
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DJ Strange - "Gun On Up" - (4:21) 150 BPM
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Phat Bangers Club - "Just Be Good To Sleng Teng" - (3:25) 137 BPM
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Ghetto Cats - "Shimmy Quest" - (3:13) 150 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Radio Killed The Video Star" - (3:54) 128 BPM
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Batchy Scrollox - "Hypnotized By Insanity" - (3:04) 142 BPM
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Head Honcho - "Ghost Pon De Floor" - (3:17) 123 BPM
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Jay Tip - "Big Stairway" - (3:30) 144 BPM
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Sticky Icky - "Thunderwall" - (4:12) 150 BPM
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Ghetto Cats - "Under The One" - (3:46) 128 BPM
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Head Honcho - "Feel Good Sirens" - (2:36) 130 BPM
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Batchy Scrollox - "The Doop" - (6:49) 126 BPM
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The Modulator - "So Wrong" - (2:12) 120 BPM
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On Heat - "Take On Me" - (3:26) 129 BPM
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Jazzy Trix - "1999" - (5:41) 125 BPM
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Phat Bangers Club - "Frankie Says" - (4:35) 115 BPM
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Rich Beyond - "Beached Boy" - (3:42) 60 BPM
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Bashed Off Funk Vol 2
MAF 200
19 Nov 12
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Dave Jackson - (5:20)
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Shout Out - (3:36) 120 BPM
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Party Sweep - (4:16) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nice Move - (3:52) 120 BPM
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Go Well - (2:06) 121 BPM
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Cantaloop Dog - (4:07) 136 BPM
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Break Myself - (5:54) 138 BPM
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Bongo Play - (2:41)
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Broadway Pussy - (3:24)
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Black Heat - (5:44) 123 BPM
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Smoove Love - (4:40) 144 BPM
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Freak Air - (3:47) 144 BPM
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High Nights - (5:05) 143 BPM
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Greatest Slasher - (3:55)
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Drop The Pleasure - (4:45) 126 BPM
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Twist The Line - (3:25) 150 BPM
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Review: This crew is known for delivering release after release of seamless, if often cheeky, bootlegs and mash-ups, and this latest installment is no different. What does separate it from most of their previous releases though, is the size: this one clocks in with a whopping 16 tracks! As usual it's a funk-heavy selection, of which highlights include an organ-led, 60s style makeover for the Jacksons on "Dave Jackson", the P-Funkisms of "Party Sweep", the Yazoo-twisting of "Go Well" and the Snoop Dogg-goes-ska laid back grooves of "Cantaloop Dog".
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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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Fruit
AOTNLP 007
27 May 16
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If You Feel It, Say Yeah - (6:45) 120 BPM
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Space Lady - (4:38) 125 BPM
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Life Is A Challenge - (4:18) 134 BPM
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I Lost The Love I Thought I Had - (4:17) 131 BPM
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Say It (2 Track live Demo) - (3:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fruit Of The Universe - (5:10) 103 BPM
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Say It - (4:20) 128 BPM
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What You Gonna Do - (3:42) 134 BPM
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Spring - (7:18) 138 BPM
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I Lost The Love I Thought I Had (2 Track live Demo) - (4:35) 125 BPM
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Review: Athens Of The North are crate diggers extraordinaire, but here they have really outdone themselves. An obscure Floridian disco/funk act from the late 70s, Fruit barely even registered on the music world at the time. Only their solitary 1978 single "Say It" ever got released and it was only years later that rare as hens teeth copies of it became collector's items. AOTN however, went further though, contacting Cypress Studios and unearthing a whole unreleased album by this forgotten band. Now for the first time ever they present this sizzling ten track trawl through distinctly southern-tinged boogie funk and soul.
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Rim Arrives (International Funk)
BBE 328ACD
04 Sep 15
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Gas Line - (4:14) 59 BPM
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Believe In Yourself - (4:56) 54 BPM
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Sunkwa (Life First) - (2:46) 110 BPM
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Funky Drummer - (5:01) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brushing Means Making Love - (5:15) 64 BPM
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Nothing Is Free - (3:45) 53 BPM
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Spend Your Money - (6:06) 123 BPM
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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The Believers - "International Funk" (vocal) - (5:26) 55 BPM
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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The Believers - "International Funk" (instrumental) - (5:32) 55 BPM
from $2.18
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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
from $2.18
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Don't Go
FKX 094
06 May 16
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Don't Go - (4:00) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Go (instrumental mix) - (4:00) 57 BPM
from $2.18
24
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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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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
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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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Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn (unmixed tracks)
BBE 130CDG
21 Apr 10
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (Kon's Multi remix) - (6:32) 118 BPM
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The Mazyck Project - "More Power To You" - (4:38) 120 BPM
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Randolph Baker - "Getting Next To You" - (5:28) 115 BPM
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Fred Prescott & The Jeff Band - "Come Fly With Me" - (3:47) 112 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (Kon's edit) - (4:41) 116 BPM
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Gerard 'PJ' Browne - "Sexy Lady" - (5:10) 119 BPM
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Twilight - "Play My Game" - (3:15) 122 BPM
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The Edge Of Daybreak - "EOD (Edge Of Daybreak)" - (4:00) 126 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 1) - (3:50) 128 BPM
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Taxie - "Rock Don't Stop" - (3:23) 123 BPM
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Backyard Construction - "I Want Your Lovin'" - (3:50) 124 BPM
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Bomp - "Funk INA Ghatto" (feat Austin & Jones) - (4:54) 106 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Saturday Night Raps" - (5:14) 114 BPM
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Bomp - "Disco Power" - (4:54) 115 BPM
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Tee Mac - "Living Everyday" (feat Majorie Barnes) - (5:18) 116 BPM
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Effi Duke & The Love Family - "The Time Is Come" - (4:42) 115 BPM
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Christy Essien Igbokwe - "You Can't Change A Man" - (3:57) 122 BPM
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Harry Mosco - "Step On" - (6:37) 121 BPM
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Doris Ebong - "Boogie Trip" - (5:26) 121 BPM
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Galaxy - "Galaxy" - (6:51) 119 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Take It To The DJ" - (4:33) 122 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (vocal) - (4:04) 116 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (instrumental) - (4:20) 117 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 2) - (3:05) 129 BPM
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (original version) - (3:43) 118 BPM
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Shake - "Lost In Space" - (5:12) 116 BPM
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Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" - (6:17) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Harry Mosco - "Sexy Dancer" - (6:36) 119 BPM
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Goddy Oku (M Hygrades) - "Don't Ask Me" - (5:37) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Kon) - (48:17) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Amir) - (46:20) 118 BPM
from $2.18
Review: BBE unearth another batch of rare and underexposed disco cuts on Off Track Vol 3. Compiled by the crate digging New York/Boston based duo Kon & Amir, the release gives an authentic representation of Brooklyn's ghetto, funk and afro music scenes. Sophisticated tracks for real music heads
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Brazil Breakdown Vol 3
GAMM 101
26 Jun 15
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Brilhantina - (4:46) 105 BPM
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Quem Vai Querer - (5:04) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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O Mestre - (7:08) 60 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Aroop delivers the third instalment of his "Brazil Breakdown" series with three of his floor-fired reworks to date. "Brilhantina" is a percussion-heavy slice of four-to-the-floor soul with synths straight out of the Detroit playbook. "Quem Vai Querer" ups the ante with a juicy bottom end (think mid 00's Yam Who), feel-good chants and a conga roll so hypnotic you'll be shaking your hips for hours. Finally we hit "O Mestre"; rich in warm reverbed synths and coated with a pristine-polished 80s soul vocal, this will work well on both sides of the night. Honey coated warm up or an emotional finale.
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Party Rocker EP
GGD 13
29 Apr 15
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Jungle Strut - (3:26) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Party Rocker - (2:52) 110 BPM
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Start Movin' - (3:52) 104 BPM
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Kinda Groovy - (4:39) 110 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Pater party starter Father Funk shows us who's the daddy with four more slinky, sample-soaked nu-funk jams. Ranging from the ballsy swing of "Jungle Strut" to the more salubrious, well-oiled slinks and winks of "Start Movin'", once again FF's EP lives up to its title in every way... Climaxing with a smoky-eyed shake up of Dusty Springfield's "Spooky". Sexy.
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Night Groove
SE 316
25 May 16
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Love Afro (Afro dub Rework) - (5:09) 90 BPM
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Street 317 - (3:33) 100 BPM
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Vintage Disco (DJ Moy Rework) - (3:45) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nigth Groove - (5:36) 56 BPM
from $2.18
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Funky Re Touches Vol 2
FEDJD 003
06 Jan 14
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Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (Funk Sinatra edit 2013) - (5:02) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funky Robot (Funk Sinatra edit 2013) - (4:15) 106 BPM
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Fingertips (Funk Sinatra edit 2013) - (3:51) 70 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Old Blue Eyes was many things, but he never was known for his ability to get down with the funk. Not to worry though, as Eyal Goldman (aka Funk Sinatra) has this well and truly covered. Back with a follow up to his recent popular EP of classic soul reworks, the formula ain't changed: great, feelgood tunes gently toughened, tweaked and extended for modern party-orientated dancefloors. This time it's James Brown, Rufus Thomas and the Bar Kays who get the FS treatment.
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100 Soul Train Hits (Re-Recorded/Remastered versions)
CLP 9196
01 Apr 10
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Sly Stone - "Everyday People" - (2:57) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lil' Flip - "Sunshine" - (3:45) 94 BPM
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Teddy Pendergrass - "Love TKO" - (4:41) 73 BPM
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Blue Magic - "Sideshow" - (3:59) 68 BPM
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The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays The Fool" - (3:35) 84 BPM
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Soul For Real - "Candy Rain" - (4:38) 94 BPM
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Shannon - "Let The Music Play" - (5:59) 115 BPM
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Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing" (live) - (4:08) 95 BPM
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Irene Cara - "Flashdance What A Feeling" - (4:06) 122 BPM
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Positive K - "I Got A Man" - (3:20) 103 BPM
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Candyman - "Knockin' Boots" - (4:07) 102 BPM
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Gladys Knight - "Everybeat Of My Heart" - (2:02) 86 BPM
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Gloria Gaynor - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - (3:04) 125 BPM
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Lou Bega - "Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of)" - (3:40) 87 BPM
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James Brown - "Please, Please, Please" (live) - (2:46) 110 BPM
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The Miracles - "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" - (3:11) 115 BPM
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Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again" - (2:33) 120 BPM
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Andrea True - "More, More, More" - (3:08) 103 BPM
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The Chi-Lites - "Oh Girl" - (2:58) 72 BPM
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The Brothers Johnson - "Strawberry Letter 23" (live) - (5:44) 96 BPM
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Ce Ce Peniston - "Finally" (live) - (8:37) 123 BPM
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The Stylistics - "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (live) - (5:50) 71 BPM
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The Miracles - "Love Machine" - (3:02) 71 BPM
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Harold Melvin - "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - (3:37) 68 BPM
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Dionne Warwick - "I Say A Little Prayer" (live) - (5:20) 71 BPM
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Dazz Band - "Joystick" - (5:36) 128 BPM
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Rose Royce - "Wishing On A Star" (live) - (6:16) 89 BPM
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Tone-Loc - "Wild Thing" - (4:22) 126 BPM
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Percy Sledge - "When A Man Loves A Woman" - (2:47) 99 BPM
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The Fat Boys - "Wipeout" - (4:01) 129 BPM
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Aaron Neville - "Tell It Like It Is" - (2:49) 91 BPM
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The Delfonics - "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" - (3:17) 75 BPM
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A Taste Of Honey - "Rescue Me" (live) - (4:02) 110 BPM
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The Stylistics - "Betcha By Golly Wow" (live) - (4:15) 72 BPM
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Tierra - "Together" - (4:37) 86 BPM
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Chic - "Good Times" (live) - (9:08) 115 BPM
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Kool Moe Dee - "How You Like Me Now" - (5:35) 105 BPM
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Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (live) - (3:26) 113 BPM
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Rose Royce - "Carwash" - (5:12) 113 BPM
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Dazz Band - "Let It Whip" - (4:42) 66 BPM
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Mary Wells - "My Guy" - (2:47) 66 BPM
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Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" (live) - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Kool Moe Dee - "I Go To Work" - (4:38) 126 BPM
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Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks" - (4:02) 113 BPM
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Freestyle - "Don't Stop The Rock" - (5:30) 122 BPM
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Chaka Khan - "I Feel For You" (live) - (3:42) 124 BPM
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The Stylistics - "You Are Everything" (live) - (3:12) 73 BPM
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Gloira Gaynor - "I Will Survive" - (3:17) 117 BPM
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JJ Fad - "Supersonic" - (3:53) 66 BPM
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Ohio Players - "Over The Rainbow" - (4:10) 75 BPM
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The O'Jays - "Love Train" - (3:07) 123 BPM
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A Taste Of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - (5:24) 125 BPM
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Ready For The World - "Oh Sheila" - (4:01) 129 BPM
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Hot Chocolate - "Winner" - (4:16) 115 BPM
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Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" - (3:50) 125 BPM
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Lil' Flip - "Game Over" - (3:52) 80 BPM
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Dionne Warwick - "Walk On By" (live) - (2:20) 103 BPM
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The Delfonics - "La-La Means I Love You" - (3:21) 84 BPM
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Shannon - "My House" - (3:56) 118 BPM
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Thelma Houston - "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / Dance (Disco Heat)" - (5:56) 68 BPM
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Al Wilson - "Show & Tell" - (3:25) 89 BPM
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The Brothers Johnson - "I'll Be Good To You" (live) - (5:32) 103 BPM
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Teddy Pendergrass - "Close The Door" - (4:40) 74 BPM
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The Chi-Lites - "Have You Seen Her" - (4:46) 70 BPM
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Grandmaster Flash - "White Lines" - (7:45) 115 BPM
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Special Ed - "I Got It Made" - (3:42) 96 BPM
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Kool Moe Dee - "Wild Wild West" - (4:44) 92 BPM
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Sister Sledge - "He's The Greatest Dancer" (live) - (6:19) 107 BPM
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Dazzey Duks - "Dazzey Duks" - (4:03) 66 BPM
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Linda Clifford - "Red Light" (live) - (4:47) 126 BPM
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Heat Wave - "The Groove Line" - (4:13) 122 BPM
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France Joli - "Heart To Break The Heart" (live) - (5:04) 66 BPM
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Tone-Loc - "Funky Cold Medina" - (4:09) 117 BPM
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Adina Howard - "Freak Like Me" - (4:13) 91 BPM
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Sister Sledge - "We Are Family" - (3:29) 118 BPM
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The Spinners - "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" (live) - (4:37) 123 BPM
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Billy Paul & Harold Melvin - "Me & Mrs Jones" - (4:58) 93 BPM
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France Joli - "Gonna Get Over You" (live) - (5:01) 110 BPM
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Charlene - "I've Never Been To Me" - (4:00) 120 BPM
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Linda Clifford - "Runaway Love" (live) - (8:06) 108 BPM
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Chic - "Le Freak (Live)" - (7:04) 117 BPM
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Grandmaster Flash - "The Message" - (4:24) 101 BPM
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Al Jarreau - "Ain't No Sunshine" - (2:00) 76 BPM
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Positive K - "I'm Not Having It" - (3:32) 87 BPM
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Newcleus - "Jam On It" - (8:36) 116 BPM
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Dazz Band - "No Parking (On The Dance Floor)" - (4:28) 126 BPM
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Chubb Rock - "Treat 'Em Right" - (4:39) 118 BPM
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Coolio - "Fanstic Voyage" - (4:04) 103 BPM
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Heat Wave - "Boogie Nights" - (3:42) 120 BPM
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Hot Chocolate - "Sexything" - (3:48) 115 BPM
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Dazz Band - "Disco Dazz" - (3:20) 106 BPM
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James Brown - "Try Me" (live) - (1:50) 75 BPM
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Biz Markie - "Just A Friend" - (4:10) 85 BPM
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CeCe Peniston - "Keep On Walkin'" (live) - (7:06) 102 BPM
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Heatwave - "Always & Forever" - (4:49) 77 BPM
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Roxanne Shante - "Roxanne's Revenge" - (4:58) 99 BPM
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The Spinners - "Then Came You" (live) - (2:37) 126 BPM
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Chaka Khan - "Tell Me Something Good" (live) - (2:39) 86 BPM
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Rock Master Scott - "The Roof Is On Fire" - (5:35) 79 BPM
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Three Degrees - "TSOP (Soul Train Theme Song)" - (3:23) 115 BPM
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Played by: Dave Clarke
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Eternal
98492
01 Apr 16
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Opening - (2:25) 85 BPM
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Take Me Back (feat Leron Thomas & Tanya Morgan) - (2:56) 99 BPM
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All Or Nothing (feat Tanya Morgan & Lorine Chia) - (3:46) 95 BPM
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Dirty Otter - (3:05) 86 BPM
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Give You Up (feat Leron Thomas) - (7:03) 60 BPM
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Rest Of My Life (feat Lorine Chia & Tanya Morgan) - (4:15) 80 BPM
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Peaceful Life (feat Lorine Chia) - (4:06) 54 BPM
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Incomplete (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:49) 115 BPM
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Nowhere - (5:09) 74 BPM
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Kiss My Converse (feat Tanya Morgan & Leron Thomas) - (3:27) 103 BPM
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Epic Poses (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:41) 98 BPM
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Every Generation - (4:40) 83 BPM
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Desintoxication - (3:38) 89 BPM
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Dance, Love & Die - (6:09) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $2.18
Review: Since making his debut in the mid noughties - some 15 years after he began making beats -Ibiza-based Guts has developed his sound somewhat. Where his early releases doffed a cap to classic trip-hop and downtempo grooves, recent outings have effortlessly joined the dots between live funk, golden era hip-hop and modern soul, with some notable jazz and Latin American influences thrown in. Eternal, his latest full-length, continues this approach, throwing in additional nods to P-funk (the superb "Give You Up"), nu-jazz ("Incomplete"), and Afrobeat ("Dance, Love & Die"). With a string of guest musicians, singers and rappers lending a hand, Eternal is a vibrant, thrill-a-minute album that shows off the full range of Guts' finely honed skills.
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Neon Boogie
ED 61
18 Feb 16
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Groove Me - (7:34) 113 BPM
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Give It To You - (6:12) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hot 4 U - (5:14) 114 BPM
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Summer Breeze - (6:02) 97 BPM
from $1.69
Review: Editorial are back everyone: look out! Our favourite edits label now presents us with The Funk District, who is Fernando Mendoza based out of Cancun, Mexico. There's some smooth and soulful disco edited for your convenience on "Groove Me", any guesses who he's taken the razor to on this one? On "Give It To You" we're loving the sultry vibes he's accentuating from the original and "Summer Breeze" takes us back for another glorious ride on the soul train assisted by some nice filtered and loopy build ups that'd make even The Noodleman stand up and notice!
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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
from $2.76
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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The Jigga Collection 2 (28 Original Full Songs Sampled By Jay Z)
SBRE 9807
28 Oct 13
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Abdel Halim Hafez - "Khousara Ya Gara" - (2:24) 134 BPM
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Fear Is The Key - "Main Theme" - (2:24) 88 BPM
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Main Ingredient - "Car Of Love" - (2:58) 110 BPM
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Eddie Henderson - "Inside You" - (3:04) 87 BPM
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Commodores - "Celebrate" - (2:57) 101 BPM
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Bro 2 Bro - "Hey What's That You Say" - (2:51) 96 BPM
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Labelle - "You Turn Me On" - (2:57) 72 BPM
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Rick James - "Moon Child" - (2:58) 92 BPM
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Melissa Morgan - "Fools Paradise" - (5:25) 101 BPM
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Zapp - "Computer Love" - (2:22) 85 BPM
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Yvonne Fair - "Let Your Hair Down" - (2:42) 76 BPM
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Ohio Players - "Fopp" - (2:49) 92 BPM
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O' Jays - "What I'm Waiting For" - (2:54) 71 BPM
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Rene & Angela - "I Love You More" - (5:32) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Simon Haseley - "Hogan's Thing" - (2:05) 72 BPM
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24 Karat Black - "Mothers Day" - (2:46) 85 BPM
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Bt Express - "Express" - (2:54) 108 BPM
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Rene & Angela - "Imaginary Playmates" - (2:50) 84 BPM
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Oliver Sain - "On The Hill" - (2:57) 83 BPM
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New Birth - "Come On & Dream" - (2:54) 115 BPM
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Isley Brothers - "Ballad For The Fallen" - (3:09) 82 BPM
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Glen Frey - "You Belong To The City" - (2:39) 109 BPM
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Jones Girls - "You Gonna Make Me" - (8:05) 107 BPM
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Bohannon - "Save Their Souls" - (2:55) 85 BPM
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Kraftwerk - "Hall Of Mirrors" - (3:01) 95 BPM
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Ohio Players - "Pride & Vanity" - (2:55) 86 BPM
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Wet Willie - "Beggar Song" - (3:17) 89 BPM
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Lionel Bart - "Anything" - (1:25) 109 BPM
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Review: Last Christmas Strictly Breaks treated us to the killer first instalment of this compilation series, and this year, it seems, Christmas has come early. There are many things you can say about Jay Z, none is truer than the fact that when it comes to samples, the man has serious taste. These albums simply add up to great genre-spanning history lessons, and here we get essential electro gems by Zapp and Kraftwerk, vintage Egyptian crooning (Abdel Halim Hafez), sultry funk (Commodores) and even the British musicals of Lionel Bart!
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Resense 041/Stank Soul Edits Vol 1
RESENSE 041
04 Jan 16
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King Soul-Omon's Mine - (3:07) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sock It Silly - (4:31) 130 BPM
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Review: The first of two big edit releases from Resense: Titanic Bristol funk from the infrequent partnership of Monkey Boxing's Mako and serial editor Mr Bristow: "King Soul-omon's Mine" takes a cover of heavily-sampled, well-known Lee Dorsey/Allen Toussaint gem and adds a subtle contemporary swing. Flip for a full band breakdown over a pristine break as "Sock It Silly" strips down the science of every funk tune ever. Vinyl-only; this one's a keeper.
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I'm On My Way
EXP2CD 03
07 Sep 09
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This Time Baby - (7:12) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Joe - (3:27) 69 BPM
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Can You Tell Me Why - (6:15) 122 BPM
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Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love - (3:01) 104 BPM
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I'm On My Way - (5:13) 66 BPM
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How's Your Love Life Baby - (4:42) 116 BPM
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Wrapped Up In Your Lovin' - (5:18) 116 BPM
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Do Ya Got What It Takes - (3:24) 118 BPM
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Helpless - (4:42) 68 BPM
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Just To Be With You (I Would Be In Heaven) - (4:18) 102 BPM
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Love Won't Let Me Wait - (4:49) 68 BPM
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Walk Away From Love - (4:21) 115 BPM
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Take A Stand - (4:46) 121 BPM
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With Your Love - (4:24) 71 BPM
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Don't Knock My Love - (4:21) 113 BPM
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You Needed Me/I Honestly Love You - (4:25) 70 BPM
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The Reflex Revisions
WAHDIG 62
29 Apr 16
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Funky Spider Dance - (7:01) 131 BPM
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A Fifth Of Beethoven - (7:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Back Home... Sweet Home - (7:29) 116 BPM
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Diskette - (7:10) 122 BPM
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Played by: Alioscia mele
Review: The Wah Wah 45s label is responsible for rescuing of the work of long forgotten Canadian/Haitian pianist, Henri-Pierre Noel. Both his 1979 debut Piano and its early 80s follow-up One More Step have been rediscovered and repressed by the label, and here we get a selection of cuts from the latter all reworked by the French producer The Reflex. There are four killer reworks here - the pumped up Afro-disco belter, "Funky Spider Dance", the boogie-up clavinet heavy take on "A Fifth Of Beethoven", the ramshackle island grooves of "Back Home...Sweet Home" and toughened up raw funk of "Diskette". Class.
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Skeewiff's Funky Shizzle
PEDS 029
01 Jun 15
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You Just Made My Day (feat Bam) - (3:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Slam Your Funky Funk Funk (feat Ashley Slater) - (3:46) 92 BPM
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Because I Love It (feat Imagine This) - (3:19) 110 BPM
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Get Some - (3:20) 110 BPM
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Setting It Off (feat Sammy Senior) - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Get Down To The Pumped Up Funk" - (4:26) 106 BPM
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Bamboo Beats (feat Beat Fatigue) - (5:17) 90 BPM
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Hey Charles! Do The Wob (feat Dan Hewson) - (3:12) 140 BPM
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Dr Groove (feat Cab Canavaral) - (3:02) 118 BPM
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Snakeweed (feat The Brand New Heavies) - (3:39) 77 BPM
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Sing It To Me One More Time Baby - (4:16) 60 BPM
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Gimme Some Soul - (5:23) 90 BPM
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Interlude Dude (feat Charlotte Glasson) - (4:14) 129 BPM
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Review: A true party patriot, Skeewiff's been involved in UK dance music for almost 20 years and is one of the founding members of Jalapeno's unique funk movement. With albums racking up into the teens, he knows how these things work... Consistency, clarity, cool collaborations and a powerful party message. Each box ticked, highlights include Ashley Slater's syrupy tones on "Slam Your Funky Funk Funk", the outrageous badman bass glitch fury on "Setting It Off", the dainty piano sprinkles and woozy horn magic of "Dr Groove" and the car-chase jazz boogie power of "Snakeweed" with original rare groove champions the Brand New Heavies. If you know Skeewiff's work, you'll already know this is a bonafide funk odyssey. If you're new to his work then here's your chance to get acquainted. Fo shizzle.