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20 Jun 11
Played by: Bmd, Chudy, Breakbeat Associate, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Warson, Telephunken
Review: A host of mash-up treats with a breaks edge on this latest release from the Tru Funk label. Beak Machine's brilliantly camp electro classic "Break Dance Party" (written by Village People svengali Jacques Morali fact fans) gets a very fun overhaul by Warson, who also reworks Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel" accapella over a nu-funk beat. Warson & DJ Noz also bring some wobble to Labelle on "Ghetto Sisters" while the chopped up disco of "Sometimes" is kept nice and simple yet floor-shaking at the same time.
12 Jan 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Zenit Incompatible, Warson, Tosses & Varvez, Black Magic Disco, Bialson Hajsy
Review: "A DJ Is Not A Jukebox": Sentiments every DJ can relate to, as expressed in the title of Warson's debut LP for Tru Funk. Mixing boogie-disco vibes with breakbeat production, Warson drops 17 gems including the old-school, '80s NYC vibes of the title tune, the Labelle-assisted "Ghetto Sisters", the dancehall power of "Go Girl" and the power-ballad refix "Banger Joint". Altogether, this is a hugely fun and frantic party-starter of a debut.
17 Sep 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funky House, DJ Axe, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Warson, Telephunken, Bialson Hajsy
Review: Ah, this is what we like to see: an album dedicated to Kiefer Sutherland's nail-biting anti-terrorist series 24. Can't quite see how raw-assed party bombs, funk bullets and cheeky bootlegs relate to the ongoing mission of keeping the western world safe? It's simple. Take some time to study the dirrty south chants and upbeat Rhodes flavours of "Boogie On Tape", the razor-sharp riddim of the previously-released D&B-driven Tupac dedication "Snake Faces", or indeed the high-flying disco delight of Jenny Burton booty "Number One".... If these don't reflect the same killer instinct and ruthless efficiency as Jack Bauer, nothing will.
19 Apr 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Cez14, DJ Stex, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funky House, Dastardly Kuts, Warson, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Warson releases two incredible Tupac bootlegs the same week the rapper's been reincarnated into a hologram. Spooky coincidence or savvy business move? You can decide that one. We're too busy fronting and maxing to this entire EP. The Tupac cuts under the knife are "Fuck All Y'all" (horn-heaving party D&B!) and "Baby Don't Cry" (jazzy half-time D&B that builds up into swinging uptempo soul). But that's not all Warson's been up to; elsewhere he finds time to give Jenny Burton's "Bad Habit" (recently celebrated by ATFC) a super fly funk house reversion. Shucks, there's even enough room to make Dutty Bo Dean's misogynist raps sound rather polite and party-starting. Warson's one savvy business cat.
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.
23 Apr 13
Played by: Roast Beatz, Chudy, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Badboe, Morlack, Warson, Essex Groove
Review: 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.
19 Mar 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), DJ Stex, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Bialson Hajsy
Review: Ghetto sounds abound as Warson & Chudy continue their sterling work. Instant funk spray without the nasty CFCs, the six-track heavy Funkosoul EP is a total party aerosol, compressing a myriad of classic samples into their solo and collaborative pieces. Chudy's work takes a slower, hip-hop style pace, making it perfect for warm ups or wind downs. And trust us, there is no booty on the planet that couldn't resist a wiggle to "Movin' To The Funky Beat"! Warson meanwhile flexes on a more uptempo vibe with both "For My People" and "One Love" taking your dancefloor directly to the freak-o-clock. As for their collaborative work... you can find that one out yourselves!
18 Feb 13
Played by: Bmd, Chudy, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Axe, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Bialson Hajsy
Review: Polish party people Tru Funk continue to champion the very best of the smile-inducing nu-funk scene with this eight tracker that provides plenty of new party breaks. DJ AKA goes for the fun jugular with "Funky Horns" coming across like KC & The Sunshine band back from the musical gym. Hiphoppapotamus gives Curtis Mayfield a post-dubstep going over in "Curtis Is Dangerous", while elsewhere Dizzee Rascal finds his 'Sirens' welded to some vintage funk in Morlack's "Imagination, KRS-One has his sound of da police beefed up with tough breaks by Tosses & Varvez and Warson provides some heavily filtered and tweaked 80s soul-style fun.
18 Jul 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Cez14, Chudy, Badboe, Trotter, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Tim Livingstone, Hero Records, Quincy Jointz, DJ Axe, Chamber, Rory Hoy, Stereo Beatz, Warson
Review: A cavalcade of hip-hop/funk mash-ups from Tru Funk's all-star players on this 4th volume of Party Breaks, which kicks off with DJ Axe's Gangstarr-sampling "Funky Flow" and goes into Morlack's "You Can't Stop It Now", which amongst other things, dips into Yarborough & Peoples' classic "Don't Stop The Music". Among the other pearls on this collection are Nynfus Corporation vs MustBeat Crew's "No.1", a fun-filled nu-breaks stomper that uses Salt 'N' Pepa, Skee-Lo and KRS-1 to great effect, while BadBoe predictably does wonders with the sultry delights of Minnie Ripperton's "Inside My Love".
22 Aug 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Cez14, Chudy, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Hero Records, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Axe, D-Funk, Warson, Telephunken
Review: Five new mash-ups from the Tru Funk stable, with Chudy layering Jurassic 5 over a nu-funk breaks track, BMD giving a soul-funk classic a fresh new set of beats on "You Made It", Matty Blades & DJ Axe going on a scratch odyssey on the bluesy "Move!" and Telephunken incorporating the distinctive sax from Nomad's forgotten hip-house classic "Devotion" on "Boooom!". Fun-filled, party-starting stuff for fans of bootleg breaks.
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!
19 Sep 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, Cez14, DJ Stex, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Stereo Beatz, Warson, Bialson Hajsy
Review: The Tru Funk crew once again come in hard on the mash-up front this month, unleashing the latest volume in their series of breaks, funk and hip-hop bootlegs. CEZ14's "Mambo No. 14" brings some seriously punchy Latin swing to the acapella of Reel 2 Reel's "I Like To Move It", while Myniemo uses sped-up reggae loops and thick snares and scratches to create a sublime hip-hop battle weapon in the form of "The Battle". Warson's boogie-breaks gem "Shake That" is also included, as is his funk-addled LL Cool J mash-up, "Step On The Dancefloor".
18 Jun 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Trotter, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, DJ Axe, D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez
Review: There's no-stopping the Tru Funk crew this year; be it booties or original funk cuts, the collective have been dishing out some fine styles of late. This compilation is the current zenith of their achievements; 10 fresh tracks from the likes of Chudy, Jayl Funk, DJ Axe, Dastardly Kuts, Warson, Sammy Senior and more. Low swung slo-mo ghetto is the flavour of the day with dashes of disco, funk, hip-hop and booty bass liberally splashed throughout. Highlights include Nynfus Corporation's ragga-bassline bomb "Weekend In Budapest" (featuring classic Freestylers lyrics if we're not mistaken) and Robinson Grooves' eighties-tastic slap-bass heavy "Bounce". If you've not yet joined the Tru Funk club, now's the time to sign up.
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".
06 Feb 13
06 Mar 13
Played by: Bmd, Ellboss, DJ Stex, Chudy, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Axe, Rory Hoy, Turntill, Ez Icarus, Warson, Essex Groove, Tosses & Varvez, Bialson Hajsy
Review: 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.
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