Review: Hot on the heels of Tru Thoughts' recent Tasty Beats compilation, the firmly party orientated label has rustled up a tenth instalment of their Party Breaks series. Now it's time to shake it up at every house party you can find this summer! Highlights include Bang N Mash's funky old skool Eric B mash-up "I Got Soul", Chudy's "So What?" which intertwines the Tom Tom Club and Destiny's Child to sizzling effect and finally DJ Clairvo who fuses big beat, ragga and vintage organ stabs on "Here Me Now All Massive". Boom!
Review: It's a great sign of the state of music when the tenth installment of Tru Funk's Tasty Beats series, which normally features about five tunes, boasts 21 fresh new cuts! It's a veritable feast of party mash-up bangers, with something for everyone. Highlights include the funky Khia/Snoop blend of "Gangsta Lick", the cut-up electro-funk of "Golden Ass" and the hands-in-the-air Stevie Wonder madness of "Party Like We Do".
Review: More shady nu-funk business from the Tru Funk crew with a five-track sampler demonstrating their newest wares. Warson's "Golden Ass" is a surefire boogie joint that'll set off the feel-good vibes, no problemo. Tosses & Varvez "Trick Yo Self" is an in your face breaks number that fans of The Freestylers will be all over like a cheap suit. Bang N Mash's "Jump Herbie" re-works the House of Pain's hit "Jump Around" for modern block parties. Cez 14's "No Job, No Drugs & Guns" mashes up an unholy mixture of Whitney Houston, INXS and god knows what else! Finally BMD's "Outta Sight" gives us a nice quantised edit of the Godfather of Soul himself: James Brown.