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23 Aug 10
09 Jan 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Chudy, Basement Freaks, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Badboe, Rory Hoy, D-Funk, Basement Freaks, Zenit Incompatible, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Funk technician Basement Freaks teams up with Danish nu-funk legend Badboe for the first in this series of hook ups for excellent funk 'n' breaks label Bombastic Jam. "Suck Up The Thrill" rides a tight Moog bassline and a loose funk beat and features the P-Funk-esque vocals of Georges Perin, while "Boomshakala" comes in on a more old skool hip-hop vibe, with singer/rapper Lozen spitting rhymes over a chilled yet punchy mix of sampled breaks and gritty live funk-rock guitars.
02 Jul 12
Drum And Bass
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, The Funk Hunters, Basement Freaks, Radical Mixtape
Review: "I'm Waiting" sings Nneka. Do you know what she's waiting for? A Basement Freaks D&B remix of course. And now it's here... And it's a pretty big deal. Basement Freaks is usually known for his antics lower down the tempo scale but he's come through with an expert impression of someone who knows the intricacies of drum and bass production techniques. Funky, cheeky and riddled with texture, he's captured that remix gold star - making it sound like the vocals were made for his version alone. Just in case you're not feeling the vocal, head directly to the instrumental - it's equally funky and works well as a cool DJ tease, mixing it in with the vocal version. What are you waiting for?
29 Mar 11
BOMBASTIC JAM 030
09 Apr 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Busta, Jazz K Lipa, DJ Stex, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Trotter, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Mr Chombee, All Good Funk Alliance, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, The Funk Hunters, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez, Quasamodo
Review: All 14 tracks on this second volume of Basement Freaks remixes from the ever reliable Bombastic Jam are all bona fide party pieces; from Jazz K Lippa's Fiddy-fiddling D&B remake of "Tetris Dub" to Pimpsoul's b-boy, block-rock version of "Something Freaky" via Some DJ's supremely sludgy rub of "Bootyfunk" this album is testament to true remix art.
01 Nov 10
10 May 10
Played by: Shantisan, DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Fuzzbox Inc, Scapo, Hayz, Los Charly's Orchestra, Jayl Funk, Basement Freaks, Danny Massure, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Sneak-E Pete, DJ Max (Globe By DJ Max & Gabb), Big M Productions (Big M Bootie), Basement Freaks, Quasamodo
Review: Headed by Greek producer and supreme beat-head George Fotiadis, these four nu-funk bombs under his Basement Freaks moniker mixes up live production with samples in the vein of the titular hero, J Dilla. "Here Comes Our Dilla" mixes cop-show guitars and clavs with a flute that sit on top of the tune like a glace cherry on a cupcake. "Mission Jazz" does a neat trick by combining James Brown's "Funky President" beat with a bossa nova sway, while the Godfather gets further recognition on "Soul Men" which kicks off with a JB-style "are you ready?" intro from the band. "Boogaloo Express" alone is worth snapping up the EP for though - a lively Northern Soul stomper that'll never go out of style.
12 May 11
25 Nov 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Fuzzbox Inc, Chudy, Zamali, All Good Funk Alliance, Jayl Funk, Basement Freaks, Basement Freaks, Kosta Kostov
Review: A more electronic sound from Basement Freaks on this new EP for Bombastic Jam, as he fuses together a sinister synth lead line with some huge bass sounds on the Missy Elliot-sampling "Booty Funk". His trademark cut 'n' paste funk is still present though on songs like the bold and brassy "Cash Money" (featuring a superbly jazzy vocal from singer Georges Perin). Killer!
21 Nov 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Review: Basement Freaks' jazzy hip-hop swinger "Mission Jazz" gets a thorough remix package on this latest release from Bombastic Jam. While the original makes great use of trip-hoppy brass samples and itchy guitars, Serbian beat heads Hain Terry add a perfect smoky vocal over the top of the beat while Renegades of Jazz replay the original in a '50s exotica style that would make Henry Mancini and Les Baxter proud.