Chudy - "Movin' To The Funky Beat" - (3:40) 110 BPM
Warson - "Never Give Up" - (4:19) 129 BPM
Chudy - "Need A Break" - (3:22) 107 BPM
Warson - "Number One" - (3:33) 118 BPM
Chudy - "Happy Joint" - (3:04) 116 BPM
Warson - "Dance With Somebody" - (3:15) 129 BPM
Chudy & Warson - "Ghetto Bounce" - (3:15) 105 BPM
Warson & Chudy - "Find The Funk" - (4:04) 110 BPM
Funkosol founders Chudy & Warson return to their vaults and remind us of how many ridiculously funky party-jammers they've given us over the last four years. Pop cultural references wrapped up sweetly in big booty bows, between the two of them they run the groove gamut from Will Smith ("West Point") a jazzy Tupac D&B hipshaker ("Never Give Up") via a big-bass twist on the classic ATFC funky house cut "Bad Habit" ("Number One"). Each one designed for nothing but carefree party chaos, these will still sound sweet in another five, ten or twenty years time. If you've not caught some of these yet, now is definitely the time to catch up.
It's official: the Funkosol crew NEVER sleep! Constantly unleashing huge party bomb compendiums on an almost weekly basis, any rest time away from the studio is spent digging for unlikely classics to bootify. Unlikely classics such as George Michael's "I Want Your Sex", which has been changed into a muscular b-boy banger on "It's Natural". Elsewhere we hit disco gold with Diana Ross on "I'm Coming", we get utterly funky with KC & The Sunshine Band on "Shake" and experience what happens when a Will Smith cover gets the House Of Pain treatment on "Jump With Will". 100 per cent booties. 100 per cent bangers. The clue is in the title.
The Funkosol crew collide for a unified ride in the first class carriage of the bootleg express. "Be Myself" repurposes Sly & The Family Stone for the modern dancefloor by way of classic cuts and samples. Elsewhere "Can You Hear?" gives Young MC a funky uptempo rough-housing, "Party Line" turbo charges Skyy's classic electrofunk sexy jam with steamy results and "Dirty Bounce" takes Christina Aguilera to unchartered funky pastures. Each one a serious party banger - the clue is in the title!
A fine foursome of funklets right here! Morlack gives Ghostface Killah the sexiest disco-funk reversion possible, Jayl Funk gets all Latino on our asses, Warson continues his jack attack with a classic Human Nature vocal, and Azzar completes the set with a flashback to the 90s thanks to a neat, not to mention clever, blend of a Tag Team classic. Non stop party vibes!
It's another booty and funk bonanza from the Funkosol crew! "Perfect Combination" rubs Led Zep up against Cypress Hill and Wyclef Jean. "The Man From DelMonty" shoves the Spin Doctors into the smoochy cupboard with a barrel of bass. "Move Your Feet" and "Right On Everybody" take us directly into funky town while "Discogirls" ups the tempo for a super sexy disco fun finale with Donna Summer. Perfect summer party nuggets, the lot of them.
Funkosol get down to some serious Booty business as their crew look way back to the 50s and take us back to the future by way of big bolshy breakbeats and classic hip-hop vocals. It's a subversive brew with some interesting surprises such as SonicFUNK's use of Booker T & The MGs on "That's Hip Hop" and Jay-Z's appearances on The Man From DelMonty's "King Of Californ-I-A". Our advice? Bore into "Boar Stuff" - you certainly won't get bored.
If you're after some party-minded breakbeat that doesn't resort to obvious samples or cheap tricks, this expansive collection of all-new cuts from Funkusol Records should hit the spot. Kicking off with the decidedly ruffneck flavour of DJ Axe's "Breakbeat Junkies", Fresh Beats more than delivers on its promise. Aside from the fact that the vast majority of the artists involved are unknown, highlights come thick and fast. For heady thrills, choose between the disco-matic funk of "It's All Good" by Robinson Grooves, the sweet hip-hop hustle of Bialson Hajsy's "Can You Dig It" and the electrofunk-meets-wobble of Funk You Very Much's "Cannabis & Wine". Really, though, it's all good.
Every summer needs a soundtrack, and the super-prolific Funkosol have provided a seriously sizzling contender right here. Curating a collection of classic releases and a few new exclusives thrown in for good measure, this 16-track collection will complement any sunny season antics you have planned. Highlights include the cheeky rock flavour on tracks such as the Led Zep-meet-Cypress Hill "Perfect Combination", the soul-boy funkery on "I'm A Train" and the supreme slapbass riffage on "Breakbeat Junkies". Grab your shades - your playlist is about to get very bright indeed.
Tru Funk / Funkosol's most dynamic duo return with two solo workouts that tickle the party's funkiest quarters. "That's That" takes the lead with a series of wild synth squiggles, heaving horns and a lolloping slap-bass riff. "Won't Stop Trying", meanwhile, springs back and forth with a cool cut-up vocal sample, tight beats and nifty tape stops. Both absolutely kill it.
Funkosol/Tru Funk's dream team Warson and Chudy have been repping the nu-funk sound longer than most of their labelmates put together. Whether they're going solo or tagging up, each cut pumps and parties with groove cheekiness and musical mischief. Here we find them looking back over their past exploits, hand-picking the finest gems. Of which there are plenty. From the cool filtered deep house chops and LL Cool J lyrics on Chudy's "In The Club" to the disco struts and slap-bass fever of Waron's "DJ Is Not A Jukebox" via the premium funk horn blasts on their collaborative chop-slapper "Oldschool Shit", each one of these cuts will seduce any dancefloor within a 50 mile radius. Guaranteed.
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