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29 Oct 12
26 Nov 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Fuzzbox Inc, Chudy, Mr Chombee, Jayl Funk, Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Radical Mixtape
Review: Everybody give it up for Fuzzbox Inc! Not only are they creating utterly funky party vibes, but they're doing their best to change the negative connotations bunkers have. Be it golf or the battlefield, bunkers are not cool places to be... Until now! Driving the vibe with a 'brap' style vocal (possibly from George Kranz) the Fuzzies lay down a strict 4/4, a wukka-wukka guitar riff and breezy synths, this is one bunker you'll want to be seen in. Elsewhere we find "Lets Dance", a late night deeper house joint that tips a nod to the distinctive sound of 2020. Want something stupendously funky? Head straight to Jayl Funk's remix for an intoxicating P-funk fix.
23 Nov 09
25 Oct 12
Review: Jayl Funk is arguably one of the only producers on the funk breaks scene who is able to turn his hand to both high quality original productions and silly bootleg mash-ups. This version of funk/soul classic "Eminence Funk" sits somewhere in between. Layered up with darting synth doodles, guitar solos and vocal hits, alongside a swinging midtempo groove, it's a tasteful re-incarnation that should find favour with a wide range of DJs. Even those of a disco persuasion will find much to enjoy, while his usual fanbase should lap it up. Definitely worth a spin or two.
28 Apr 10
02 May 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Zamali, Badboe, Trotter, All Good Funk Alliance, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Quincy Jointz, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks, Tosses & Varvez, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers, Quasamodo
Review: Believe it or not, this 12 track boogie attack is actually an EP! Shimmying its way into your lugholes with nu funk gusto, it sounds much more like an album to us. And a ruddy good album, to boot. One minute it's all about the slap bass popping, the next we see the b-boys rocking, Jayl's all-encompassing party remit is accessible and far reaching. We can't list all 12 cuts here, but for a sense of Jayl's variety and sonic scope head for the low-swung, early Kraak & Smaakesque soul shock out "Everybody" and the deep percussive house shakedown "The Last Night". Fluent party vibes with an eclectic tongue, whether you call it an EP or an album, it's a remarkably attractive proposition.
13 Sep 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Sard Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, The Funk Hunters, Turntill, Ez Icarus, Basement Freaks
Review: The prolific party starter Jayl Funk dusts off his own label paperwork for a second instalment of his slow but sonically spot-on series. Three cuts in total; "Feelin' Good" takes a Latin horn refrain and twirls it graciously around a low swung bassline, cheeky funk guitar Q&A and just a smidgeon of electro boogie. "Soul Funky Finger" shoves a few firecrackers up your party with an ace nu funk rub of The Bar Kay's 67 happy hippy hit "Soul Finger". Finally "Get Into It" takes a well known Bob James cowbell hook and gives it the true Troutman treatment. Vocoders a-go-go.
08 May 08
15 Nov 10
01 Dec 11
07 Nov 11
28 Jul 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
01 Jul 09
10 Dec 12
Played by: Spinforth, Bmd, Fort Knox Five, Badboe, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, The Funk Hunters, Basement Freaks, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Treading the fine line between authentic old school homage while offering something original is a hard challenge... Thankfully Basement Freaks and Timothy Wisdom have nailed it. Conjuring up the spirit of Two Live Crew, Young MC and Sugar Hill, Timothy delivers with true clarity and character over BF's superfly slap-bass riff. It's a match made in funk heaven. The remix line-up is more than healthy with all styles catered. Highlights include the percussion ripples on Jayl Funk's re-rub and the smoochy sonics on Slynk's deeper remake.
05 Sep 08
26 Mar 12
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Timewarp, Slow It Down, Fingerman, Cupcake Project, Neighbour, Trotter, Mr Chombee, Woodhead, Jayl Funk, Sard Boogie, Dastardly Kuts, The Funk Hunters, Lou Teti, Cyclist, Tosses & Varvez
Review: As the pixalated, 16-bit cover graphics suggest, this split EP of floor-focused edits and reworks has a strong 80s feel. Hi Score 900 - another clue - opens with the bumpin', old skool electro of Munga's "In The Mix", a kind of Ryuchi Sakamoto-goes-hip-hop concoction with added percussion. Cyclist delivers two barnstorming bangers; the low-slung boogie of "On The Floor" and the relentless disco-funk hustle of "Body Beat". The latter, in particular, is sweatier than a sumo's jockstrap. Occasional breakbeat type Jayl Funk completes the package with "All Night Long", a bouncy and breezy dollop of 80s jazz-funk boogie badness.
01 Apr 13
Played by: Chudy, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funky House, Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&b, The Funk Hunters, Morlack, Turntill, Warson, Essex Groove, Bialson Hajsy
Review: 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!
27 Nov 09
18 Apr 11
Played by: Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Max (Globe By DJ Max & Gabb), Badboe, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Stereo Beatz, D-Funk, Warson, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Polish DJ BMD hooks up with Jayl Funk and Warson to drop a trunk o' funk with this first volume of breakbeat-flavoured mash-ups. The recently unearthed "Wonderwall" acapella gets sped up and fleshed out with a bouncy bass beat, while Jimmy Bo Horne's stone-cold funk classic "Dance Across The Floor" gets filtered and chopped to perfection on Jayl Funk's "Let's Dance".
28 Nov 11
14 Aug 09
11 Dec 08
17 Nov 08
17 Oct 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Silo Da Funk, Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Zenit Incompatible, Warson, Tosses & Varvez, Mashed Up Funk
Review: The Tru Funk label is a consistently strong destination for funky mash-ups and breaks-heavy bootlegs, and they've outdone themselves this time on this latest volume of their "Party Breaks". Some highlights include Naughty By Nature getting layered over a silky disco/hip hop hybrid beat on "Clap Your Hands", while '70s Scottish funk stars The Average White Band get their tight sound rejigged by Jayl Funk on "Honk The Funk".
17 May 11
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Manmade / Cmc-Silenta, Zamali, Badboe, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, DJ Max (Globe By DJ Max & Gabb), Quincy Jointz, Warson, Rhythm People, Telephunken, Bialson Hajsy
Review: A very classy set of instant party starters from the Tru Funk stable, with BMD getting wild with the Isley Brothers' classic "It's Your Thing". Warson & Chudy deliver some serious hip-hop wobble on "Find The Funk" and drop the Slim Shady beat over "Ghetto Bounce". The real gem, however, is Jayl Funk's "Funky Song" - riding a classic call/response soul sample over a rock solid nu-funk beat.
20 Jul 10
11 Jun 12
07 Jan 13
Played by: Spinforth, Bmd, Jakpot, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Justin Johnson, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, Dastardly Kuts, Telephunken, Tosses & Varvez, Funk And Filth
Review: Swiss booty dealers Tremendo launch a new series and the title says it all. The label's established funk sound is still in abundance, but it rolls with a heavier bass twist. In some places the low end urgency is more obvious than others - DJ Soo and Tim Livingstone's earworm bassline rips through "Boom!" with true musical mischief while Father Funk's "Feel The Beat Y'All" is less dirty and more cheeky with its classic swing motifs and occasional wobbles. Elsewhere we hear Jayl Funk pay homage to classic 60s funk, Trotters and Telephunken munching on raw squidgy bass and El Bomba getting all slinky and sexy. Get dirty.
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.
08 Oct 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Badboe, Voodoocuts, Jayl Funk, Mr Bird, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Ramskank, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy, Ez Icarus, Salvo
Review: Known for his cheeky sample art, Mr Bird has delivered serious party vibes with every release so far. The cheekily titled "Champignon Sound" is less of a floor jammer and more of a mood setter with what could quite possibly be a low-swung, head nodding homage to Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz project. The end result is a super smooth vibe that's perfect for headphones and warm ups alike. If you need more pep then jump on Jayl Funk's slapbasstastic remix that comes complete with a flutter of flutes. DJ Tzinas' remix pays respect to Bird's original vibe but with more jazz sensibility. There's plenty more we could write about this release but there's not mushroom left to fit the text!
22 Aug 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
28 Feb 11
26 Feb 09
06 Dec 10
28 May 09
25 Oct 10
15 Sep 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
27 Aug 12
Review: On previous outings, SR De Funk has joined forces with the brilliantly named Quincy Jointz. Here he goes solo, offering a clavinet-heavy chunk of toe-tapping breakbeat that somehow manages to fuse vocals pinched from Inner City's "Good Love" with a clavinet-heavy groove laden with live instrumentation. The aforementioned Quincy Jointz delivers an off-kilter remix that turns the jumpy original into a flamenco-meets-acid house head-nodder, while Jayl Funk provides the obligatory wobbly bassline breaks re-cut. There's also an excellent jazz-breaks rework by Los Cuanos Del Funk that re-casts the original as a loose-limbed chunk of Rhodes-heavy broken beat. A pleasingly diverse package.
03 May 13
Played by: DJ Stex, Chudy, DJ Self, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Justin Johnson, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Badboe, DJ Axe, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Essex Groove
Review: Flip the switch and get with the program: evergreen party purveyors Breakbeat Paradise have commissioned a whole bunch of reversions and each one is an instant booty-buster. Highlights abound throughout this raucous bass-bizzled nu-funk adventure but only a twit wouldn't pack Badboe's rub of Kool Hertz En Vouge sampling sizzle-up "Whatta Joint", JiggyJoe's orchestral disco-strung halfstepper rub of Calagad 13's "Back To The Power" or Badboe's take on Rudd's Supremes-slicing "Shake It Out". Paradise found.
20 Sep 10
14 Oct 09
14 Apr 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
23 Feb 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Played by: Jayl Funk
04 Sep 08
16 Nov 09
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.
21 Feb 11
04 Jul 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Timewarp, Gazeebo, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Chudy, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Quincy Jointz, Tosses & Varvez
Review: A new journey around German producer Quincy Jointz's Praia De Geriba album, with five new producers tasked with building on QJ's own brand of nu-funk breaks. Audio InFunktion remakes "Chicago" as a mean and menacing breakbeat wobbler, while "Hottie Party" is reduced brutally on Curv's mix to a set of brooding strings and 70s funk horns. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Gunta Kinte's treatment of "6 Million Ways To Swim" is a fast, frenetic and fun mix of 150bpm beats and jazz guitar that - weirdly - works wonderfully well. Fellow German nu-funk phenomena Jayl Funk also drops a more party-friendly take on "Chicago" - using chanking guitars and classic disco bass to drive it along nicely.