A brand new label dedicated to the nu-funk crusade, Funk Fusion are launching with a serious statement of booty-shaking intent. With concentrated mid tempo party vibes littered throughout the set, there are some genuinely unique examples of creativity here... Including the harmonica and slap-bass mischief of "Seems Like A Dream", the rich crooning dancehall vocal of Waykin Bakaman on "The Scury", the haunted house-level scratchy bass on "Monster". With other highlights coming from X-Ray Ted (a discofied version of Junior Senior) Phunk Sinatra (Busta Rhymes goes Bollywood) and Rory Hoy (gritty horn heaven that nods to Exit Planet Dust), this really is a fantastic way to launch a label.
Tru Funk unleash yet another spotless funk collection on Tasty Beats Vol 1. Boasting premium party nuggets from some of their most distinctive contributors, it's a non-stop session of genre-fusion and raw funk. Highlights include Funk Efemdzemov's cheeky Rick James and Bootsy Collins references on "1,2,3, Yeah You Got It", Phunk Sinatra's ode to the one and only James Brown and Zamali's insanely obese, horn-heavy workout "Pervitine Groove". Full flavoured goodness throughout, this lives up to its tasty title.
Celebrating its 30th release, Paradise Breaks have compiled the most essential cuts from the label so far on this new compilation that comes loaded with goodies from Badboe, Basement Freaks, Omegaman and Infamous amongst others. From the slick sample-tastic "Nothing But The Funk" to the Stetasonic-looping big beat fun of "Sound Like That" by Phunk Sinatra vs Basement Freaks, there's variety aplenty as well as quality nu-disco/breaks action across these fifteen tracks.
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