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12 Jun 12
07 Feb 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), DJ Stex, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, D-Funk, Tosses & Varvez
Review: One man party rocker and mash-up king D Funk returns to Grits N Gravy with three new treats. "Nothing But Money" sees an '80s rock classic slowed down and layered with some tweaked bass and drums, "That Glitch Thing" updates a Lauren Hill classic with a cavalcade of synths and live drum fills and perhaps best of all, William DeVaughan's evergreen "Be Thankful For What You've Got" gets a subtle update on the excellent "Oh Be Thankful".
08 Apr 11
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Philly Blunt, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, D-Funk, Rhythm People
Review: From breaks-heavy mash-up label Grits 'N' Gravy, this trio of new tunes from D-Funk and Philly Blunt are guaranteed to please. "All Good" sees the De La Soul acapella of the same name layered over a new, bassed-up electro beat, while "Time To Move" is a nu-funk beauty which welds together live drums, bass and brass with classy studio tricks. "Big Kids" goes back to the bass though, creating a new, squelchy breaks/dubstep beat for Big Daddy Kane's "Set It Off" acapella. Heavy, head-nodding stuff.
03 Nov 10
20 Jun 11
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Philly Blunt, Chudy, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, D-Funk, Tosses & Varvez
Review: A host of breaks talents get together on this new release on Grits 'n' Gravy, with D-Funk and Some DJ merging a Jurassic 5 accapella, Primal Scream's "Loaded" and a pile of top drums and bass synths to create the party-stoking title tune. Tom Drummond and Philly Blunt work up more of a disco/nu-funk beat on "Drop The Chalupa" while Drummond drops his solo delight "I'll Be Round", throwing in samples from Sly and The Family Stone, George McCrae and Funkadelic amongst others over some thrillingly chopped up drums.
29 Oct 12
Played by: Fuzzbox Inc, Actual Sounds, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Rebel Sketchy, Telephunken, Mr Doris
Review: Aussie nu funksters let rip with another tempo-flexing trio of party treats. Spanning the pastures of slo-mo glitch, cheeky D&B and classic breakbeats, there genuine is something for all stages of the night. D-Funk's "Gotta Get Loose" oozes sludgy bass and lazy acid analogue over a squelchy hip-hop break. "Hit The Yellow Brick Road" takes a Ray Charles cover and twists it inside out. Mr Doris and Donenowrong finish the set with a premium breakbeat wobbler that wouldn't have gone amiss in breakbeat / UKG's crossover days 10 years ago.
22 Aug 11
Review: Following on from their previous collaboration, "Time To Move", Aussie breaks mangler D-Funk and Grits N Gravy label boss Philly Blunt reunite for "Let It Ride", a low-slung '80s funk-meets-soulful rap hybrid that smashes in hard with a slinky electro bassline and a swirling set of disco strings. Two new solo D-Funk beats also see the light of day - the equally head-nodding thrills of "Turn That Upside Down" and the Clash-sampling "Don't Ever Stop" - while Philly Blunt's excellent blues 'n' breaks-fest "Funky Music" also gets a well-earned release.
22 Mar 13
06 Dec 11
Played by: Dan Wilde, Los Charly's Orchestra, Mr Chombee, Omegaman, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Electro House, B-Dub, The Funk Hunters, D-Funk, Basement Freaks, Jiggyjoe, Don Crisp
Review: Australian funky breaks producer Slynk has acquired props from all over the world, from the likes of A Skillz, Mooqee and Fort Knox Five amongst others. Here, he plays it straight disco with a funky rock edge on this new release for Grits N Gravy. The lead song "Monkey Magic" evens sounds a little like 10cc at times, while "Chilling Out" has its own Yacht Rock-meets-the Gap Band thang going on. Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" also makes a brief appearance on the party-starting "Slide Slide".