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01 Oct 12
Charlie Funk & Afrika Bambaataa & King Kamonzi - "It's My Funk" (Smoove P-Funk disco remix) - (5:16) 120 BPM
Played by: DJ Nova (Rodon Fm 95), Fuzzbox Inc, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Killer Funk Records Usa, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy, D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Renegades Of Jazz, Smoove, Tosses & Varvez, Mr Doris, Salvo
Review: You could quite easily call this collection of edits, remixes and collabos an album. Technically it's a compilation but Smoove's ability as a both a producer and selector really glue this compendium together. Which is mad as he ticks a lot of party boxes; from Womack style high production funk soul (Electric Empire's "Baby Your Lovin'") to piano-punctuated party breaks (Kraak & Smaak's "Call Up To Heaven") to sexy bossa nova (Kojato & The Afro Latin Cougaritas "Like A Gypsy"), Smoove lives up to his name, easing from genre to genre with genuine class. Final props are essential on his Northern soul style floor-pounding remix of "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". A true party piece.
06 Dec 10
Review: More funky extensions from the Jalapeno crew, with label head Trevor Mac guiding you through this latest set of tunes that take in classic soul/funk songwriting, as on Dilouya's gospel-indebted "The Way It Goes" and The KDMS' "High Wire", or the straight up popcorn funk of Soopasoul's cover of Jimmy Castor's "It's Just Begun". Dancefloor heat is also present and correct - head straight for Kraak & Smaak's rave-packed mix of Fort Knox Five's "What Make Ya Dance" to see what we mean!
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24 May 10
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Busta, Badboe, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Sneak-E Pete, B-Dub, Basement Freaks, The Beekeepers
Review: Following on from the initial Jalapeno Funk, the beat-centric label's first foray into the world of compilations, comes its equally vital and zesty sequel. With label stars like Kraak and Smaak, Skeewif and Max Sedgley present and correct, as well as a host of others, it's a pleasing mix of vibes and genres and quality the whole way through.
Opener "Whole Wide World" mixes and dices between beats and samples with a deft hand from the appropriately named Radio Trip. Dr Rubberfunk also rocks the samples, this time as a backing for some sassy and jazzy female vocals from Sitzka. Kraak and Smaak's "Squeeze Me" gets a fun and fresh makeover from A Skillz, who scratches the vocals over a heavy bassline. Tape Loops' single with Finley Quaye on vocals, "Never Do That," gets its rocksteady rhythms bolstered by Parker on the remix, while Crazy P turns Smoove & Turrell's "Beggarman" into a delicious nu-disco diamond.
While quality beats underpin everything from Jalapeno, the range of styles and genres is genuinely impressive. Look no further than the sitars on Skeewiff's "Ruby's Revenge" or the awesome 8-bit tech-funk of Neighbour's "Pistachio Ride" as an example. With additional treats like an acapella of Doug Lazy's "Let It Roll" on offer as well, Jalapeno Funk 2 is yet another hot hot treat.
25 May 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Fuzzbox Inc, DJ Stex, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), All Good Funk Alliance, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Ursula 1000, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Axe, The Funk Hunters, D-Funk, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez, Tulioxi
Review: Perfect timing for all summer soirees: London's premier funk dealers Jalapeno fire up yet another spotless collection of party nuggets. Showcasing their extensive repertoire, they've crammed in 14 unmissable, unmixed and unmistakeably swinging tracks by the likes of Featurecast, Beekeepers, Kraak & Smaak, Smoove & Turrell, Max Sedgley, Parker, Moneyshot and more. From prime-time party pieces (Hint's b-boy breaking remix of Kraak & Smaak's "Let's Go Back") to low-swung, hipster disco (Tom Drummond's "Keep It Moving) via deep house that's so clean and pristine you could do surgery on it (D'Steph's "Getting It On"), the whole compilation sparkles with sonic sunshine. And for those days when you just haven't got the energy to mix (don't lie - we've all been there), they've even thrown in a DJ mix of the tracks too.
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05 Dec 11
Dr Rubberfunk - "Trouble Woman" (feat Roachford - Speedboats & Big Explosions remix) - (6:14) 126 BPM
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