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11 Jun 10
Played by: Tal M. Klein, Hayz, Zamali, Badboe, Jayl Funk, Basement Freaks, Breakbeat Associate, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Sneak-E Pete, B-Dub, Nappy Riddem, Chris Awesome, Basement Freaks, Juno Download Vs Richie Balboa, Peter Hook
Review: A ridiculously fun remix package of Danish breakbeat guru Badboe. For the uninitiated, Badboe has developed a style that has clear echoes of 60s and 70s funk yet still fits seamlessly into the modern musical landscape. This man has dipped his toe in almost any genre you care to name - from house to trance; hardcore to trip-hop. On Break The Funk we see his superlative breakbeat jams remixed by the genre's cognoscenti, with the insouciant Fuzzbox Inc remix of "Lose Your Funky Self" and the junkyard percussion on the Pulp Fusion reshape of "Funky Intro" among the many highlights on offer here.
24 Mar 09
09 Dec 11
Played by: Pimpsoul, Fuzzbox Inc, Vincent Inc, Dan Wilde, Chudy, Zamali, Badboe, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Omegaman, Badboe, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Badboe, Morlack, Basement Freaks, Zenit Incompatible, Tosses & Varvez, Radical Mixtape, Hayz, Neon Steve
Review: A legend of nu-funk, Badboe cues up his second album with this new single on BBP Recordings. Teamed up with UK rhymer MC Coppa, and sampling from Johnny Nash's rocksteady cover of Sam Cooke's "Cupid", "One of Those Days" is amped-up and severely fun stuff, as is Pimpsoul's more bass-heavy, breaks-centred rerub. Another newie from Badboe keeps the funk flowing with some addictive live percussion sitting nicely over a deep bassline.
10 Dec 12
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Fort Knox Five, Chudy, Badboe, Qdup Foundation, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Badboe, Quincy Jointz, DJ Axe, Ez Icarus, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez, Jiggyjoe
Review: Boe "Badboe" Pedersen has always been one of he more reliable sources of floor friendly, funk-laden breaks jams. While his style sticks to the tried-and-tested, there's a quality present that's often lacking in similar breakbeat productions. Pump Up The Funk, his second full length, has plenty of dancefloor chops. It features a range of cuts created using snappy rhythms, familiar hip-hop samples (Missy Elliot and Redman are both notable inclusions) and fat funk grooves. There's a casual swing and groove to the material that's endearing, too - something that can't be said about many of his competitors' creations. If breakbeat is your bag, this comes highly recommended.
01 Apr 06
16 Mar 12
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Fuzzbox Inc, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Sard Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Badboe, The Funk Hunters, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Presenting another collection of the best nu-funk and ghetto breaks from the Breakbeat Paradise label, volume 2 of Paradise Breaks contains a killer selection of hip-hop, funk and bass work from artists at the top of their field such as Badboe, Morlack, Breakbeat Junkie and Jazz K Lipa. Among the 15 tracks, look out for Pimpsoul's low-slung remix of Badboe's "One of Those Days" and the re-energised Southern soul of Jiggy Joe and Prosper's "Sweet Home Smoke".
04 Jul 08
30 Jul 10
01 Nov 06
Played by: Badboe
01 Jun 08
Played by: Echonomist
18 May 11
14 Aug 09
01 Sep 06
11 Jan 13
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Chudy, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Badboe, DJ Axe, Ez Icarus
Review: Toxic bootleg action! Spill one splash of these fruity mashes on the dancefloor and your groovers will bump and grind like mutated fools. The title track takes Royksopp's "Eple", adds a smidgeon of Marvin and a dash of electro while "Shake It Out" fuses Cassius with a killer lick from The Supremes. Elsewhere we find Edie Brickel, Eminem, Fugees and The Wiseguys get wobbly over a glitch-step hook ("Say Ooh") and Sly & The Family Stone get a classic hip-hop schooling. You heard the man...get it on!
10 Dec 07
18 Apr 11
Played by: Omegaman
21 May 12
Review: With only a handful of singles and remixes under their belt, Fretless shock the system with an entire album of sizzling party-starting flavours. Recruiting an impressive gang of vocalists - MC Shureshock, Funkin Irie, Q-Dup, Kween G, Jimme A, Haul - there's a strict consistency kept running throughout as we whirl and waltz amidst numerous styles. Impressive moments are plentiful. Fine examples can be found in the township style "Thin Ice" (think Paul Simon's Graceland produced by Diplo), the laid back style backpacker hip-hop of "One Life" and the slamming breakbeat battle dance of "El A Bongardo". You want more? Good, there's nine more tracks on offer here, each one as good as the last. Debut albums don't come much funkier.
18 Feb 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Fuzzbox Inc, Fort Knox Five, Trotter, Superbreak, Omegaman, Badboe, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, The Funk Hunters
Review: Ignoring the title for a moment (surely it should be "Let Go Of The Past"!?), this dubwise bass music shuffler from Fretless is a lot of fun. The original version is a bit of a curiosity, sitting somewhere between dubstep, breaks and radio-friendly pop with silky-smooth vocals amd ruffneck toasting from MC Shureshock. Will Styles remixes, upping the wobble factor for those who enjoy being slapped round the chops with botty-bothering bass. Virtual flipside "SOS" offers something a little more traditional, mixing sharp horns and other funk elements with P-funk squiggles, thick bass pulses and faithfully snappy breaks. A solid package is rounded off by a jaunty, P-funk flavoured remix from Omegaman. Highly recommended.
25 Apr 11
Review: German funk veterans Grand Slam are back with this tribute to the righteous keepers of the funk - Billy Preston, J Dilla and JMJ all get shouts - delivered in perfect George Clinton/G-funk mode. While the original is slow and conducive to head-nodding and B-boying, Jayl Funk ups the tempo nicely on his funky breaks mix, while Busta adds some tasty glitch 'n' wobble to his revisit.
14 Apr 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
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04 Mar 13
Review: It's booty time... German style! Lipa's vibes have been felt across nu funk floors far and wide. While leaning towards the more authentic, original-material side of scene here he's showing the pretenders how to do mash things up good and proper. "I Follow River" takes Lykke Li to a very dark place, "Down With My Trumpet" gives Rizzle Kicks a badboy makeover, "Soundboy Go Home" punches both Buju Banton and Cocoa Tea in the groove goolies and "Children Of The Revolution" introduces T Rex to dubstep. Oof!
10 Oct 11
Played by: Fuzzbox Inc, Chudy, Badboe, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Rebel Sketchy, Tosses & Varvez
Review: The BBP label serve up a new treat from German electro/funk producer Jazz K Lipa, plus a ton of hefty bass 'n' breaks mixes from an international cast of remixers. JKL's original is a low-slung bass bin troubler that nicely switches up styles between raw funk drums and strictly digital kicks and snares. DJ Wood however keeps things purely electro, adding a deep and menacing filter bassline to proceedings, while Jayl Funk draws on some soulful piano licks and Funkanomics creates a Bootsy Collins-style bassline to drive along his fun and slinky reworking.
15 Jun 12
Review: A feel good song about manhood size and undercrackers: it's like Dresden's Jazz K Lipa was reading the minds of the 2012's dancefloors. And with these staggering psychic skills comes an innate sense of contemporary funk, too; the original is a Shaft-flavoured groove that rolls with car chase promise as Smith & Smart bounce off each with panache. Four remixers step up to the plate to complete the set: DJ Soo goes all low-swung and devious with a throbbing squidgy bass hook and sneaky samples thrown in for good measure. Calagad13 ups the tempo with a classic breakbeat swing and a snarling saw-tooth riff. JiggyJoe tweaks the high end for a quirky 8-bit factor while Gyorgy De Val stretches the bassline to create a more traditional breakbeat formula. Shucks, there's even an instrumental. What a package.
24 May 13
29 Aug 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Badboe, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Stereo Beatz, Telephunken
Review: New to Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, German producer Sascha Peterson aka JiggyJoe brings a hefty amount of dancehall flow, nu-skool funk and electro-tech heaviness to these four tracks. "Da Trumpets" uses a trick used by dancehall freaks from Basement Jaxx to Dillon Francis - namely the slowly pitch-rising vocal, layered over a confident and punchy midtempo bass beat. "Hola Amigos" features fellow countrymen Telephunken and melts in samples of "Guantanamera" along with a bucket load of beats, while "Rock To The Beat" maintains a similarly Cuban/Latin vibe.
10 Oct 11
19 Dec 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Dan Wilde, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Zenit Incompatible, Jiggyjoe
Review: German remixer Sascha Petersen aka Jiggyjoe has a ball with some classics on this third collection from BBP-lending "Things That Make You Go Boom" with some heavyweight bass and kicks for example, or messing around with "Ride On Time" on the hectic piano house of "Good Vibes". Soft rockers Boston even get a look in on the hip hop/breaks rerub "Boston Illegal".
29 Mar 13
Review: It's a trumpet sandwich here as Joe runs the nu-funk gamut with consummate ease and tongue-in-cheek fun. "Swinging Joe" takes the quirky 1920s standard "Dipsy Doodle" and gives it a respectful bass injection from behind while the EP finale "Java Java" ends on a similar horn-heavy swing, this time clicking more of a Latino riddim. Betwixt these trumpetastic slices we get ragga-roused on "See Di Monks" and throw some serious electro shapes to the perky, stuttering chopfest "Double D". Tasty.
01 Jun 12
Played by: Jazz K Lipa, DJ Stex, Badboe, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Jiggyjoe
Review: Jiggy Joe (that's his real name, we've checked his birth certificate) has been a little silent since his previous three bootleg bonus packs came our way last year, but it's clear he's been busy toiling away at his machines to create this monster selection. He leads with "Didgeridoo" which sounds like the Chems circa Exit Planet Dust but with added hype-fuelled lyrics. The two remixes by Bobby C and Funkanomics take it to completely different party pastures, making it a great release in its own right before you even get to the cheeky reworks elsewhere on the package. "Sweets For The Tiger" is the balls out theme Rocky would've endured a million montages for. "Ready Or What?" is the best Fugees remake since Hype got heavy on them years ago while "Tell Me Do You Like It" sees Joe taking a Mylo-favoured sample and making it his very own. Get Jiggy!
03 Dec 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Chudy, Badboe, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Ez Icarus, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez, Jiggyjoe
Review: It's a first class ticket to Bootlegville when the Jigster's in town. Whatever your flavour, he's nailed it on this 13 party banger selection... Where else will you find the likes of Planet Funk's Sex Pistol-homage "Stuck In The UK" getting a savage electro-isation? Or Whitney Housten's "How Will I Know" getting a chubby nu-funk makeover? Or Mattafix's chart-busting "Big City Life" getting an injection with some serious swamp-bass? And all on one release? Let's get Jiggy with it.
20 Apr 12
05 Apr 13
Review: Last seen lurking on the label's cracking Pump Up The Funk collection, Devellis returns with his first full EP in a long, long time. Littered with samples and very cool grooves, the whole EP is a doozy but here's a few more details in case you're undecided; "High Freedom" is a summer-stunned block rocker with more sneaky hip-hop vox than a Compton recording booth. "Over & Under", meanwhile, takes a more laid back jazzier approach with a rap that doesn't sound too far away from Method Man. "Ryder Classic" takes us to a more authentic early 70s funk club and makes us swing until we're dazzled and dizzy while "Turtle Love" blends the Beasties with Daft Punk and whole series of lush horns. Ace.
01 Oct 06
Played by: Chudy
30 Mar 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Fuzzbox Inc, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Badboe, Morlack, Radical Mixtape
Review: Mo-Matic, mo problems... Problems for you - the choice of four excellent versions. Problems for your dancefloor - big bassy ones. Let's start with Mo's original: a low-swung slug cut that combines an A-Skillz flavoured wormy b-line with surging vibrant synths, it's a real face-muncher with myriad twists and drops along the way. But don't stop there. Remixes from DJ Love, Some DJ and Morlack complete the package, causing all kinds of carnage opportunities for any DJ with a penchant for the busted beat and raffish low-ends. A true party piece, this deserves all kinds of attention.
07 Jul 12
Review: Breakbeat Paradise continue their commendable services to ghetto funk freaks across the globe with this rather delicious four track from French funkateer Morlack. The lead piece, a pelvis thrusting rendition of Tower Of Power's '72 hit "You Got To Funkafize", sets the agenda with supreme squidgy bass and a groove that simply won't quit. "Party Squeezing" follows, and with it comes an enchanting slap bassline that should woo the most poe-faced of dancefloors. Elsewhere we get a little lively on the horns with "Champagne & Caviar" and "Lil Strange To You", a track that harbours a walking bassline that's so brutishly funky rumour has it Bootsy Collins' chopped off his ear when he listened to it on our site.
08 Jun 11
Played by: Chudy, Badboe, Trotter, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Chamber, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Morlack, Ez Icarus
Review: French producer Morlack pops up with this bangin' little release on BBP Recordings. "Ghetto Vaccination" will turn the most heads here, appearing in both original and remixed by Badboe form. The Danish producer adds some nu-funk muscle to his version, adding a sheen of buyability to an impressive release that also includes three more Morlack originals - namely "Electrophonic Mind", the squealing sax of "Nice & Rough" and Juno Download freebie "Play Cards Right".
31 Oct 11
Review: French breaks head Morlack returns to the BBP label after his first "Ghetto Vaccination" release for them a few years back with this sample-tastic, funk 'n' breaks work out. Lead song "Take It To The Zulu" gets split into two parts - one bearing a huge nod to Afro-tribal house and the other leaning on more of haunted hip-hop tip. "Get It Hot" however switches up styles into a jazz-funk blitz while "See The Light" goes all out soulful with some excellent mellow jazz samples layered over kicking breaks drums.
28 Feb 11
13 Aug 12
Review: This solid four-tracker from fast-rising German breakbeat geezer Myniemo offers plenty of thrills and spills amongst a quartet of formidably floor-friendly neck-snappers. The urgent, hip-hop sampling rock/breaks crossover cut "Discplex" launches proceedings, powering forwards thanks to some colossal wobble bass and silly vocals (something about tacos, apparently). "I'm Walking" tightens things up, utilising scratches and guitar solos to whip up a dancefloor frenzy. "Boom" mashes up old skool electro, B-more and ragga, all high-pitched vocals and booming synth bass, while "Hasta Pronto" somehow fuses breakbeat and flemenco!
12 Oct 12
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Badboe, Voodoocuts, Actual Sounds, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Killer Funk Records Usa, DJ Axe, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Zenit Incompatible, Telephunken, Radical Mixtape
Review: A quad of funklets from the ever reliable Nynfus corp as we get deep down and dirty with these bass-ravaged ghetto grooves. "Break It Down" is a fantastic discofied breakbeat take on Ebony Eyez "In Ya Face". Elsewhere we find an off-the-wall rendition of Edith Piaf's "Je Ne Regrette Rien" that you will NEVER regret dropping at a party ("La Petit P"), some gypsy jazz style eastern carnage ("Istambool") and some proper thug life vibes featuring Blade ("Gangster's Rock"). All different flavours, all killers, Nynfus Corp can do no wrong.