22 Jul 13
Review: Taking the classic B.I.G and Busta jam "Flava In Ya Ear" and laying it over a heavy funk organ riff and tried and tested big beat breakbeats, Cockney Nutjob has excelled himself on "Liar". Ticking every box from ghetto to groovy, it's an instant pleaser, and comes complete with cool machine gun noises. "Ya Game Is Tight" is equally ace. Taking Cam'Ron's breakthrough sexy jam "Hey Ma" and smothering it in worm-like bass and cheeky horn motifs, your floor will be 300 per cent steamier when you drop this. Guaranteed.
29 Jun 17
Pain - (3:44) 105 BPM
Not A Test - (3:49) 115 BPM
Badman - (3:37) 111 BPM
Gotta Date - (3:28) 115 BPM
Review: A self-confessed cockney wannabe (he's originally from Essex), Cockney Nutjob, has built quite a reputation for himself releasing agreeable jams for the likes of Radical Mixtape and BreakBeat Paradise. He's also a pretty formidable DJ too, but here it's about his productions and his come up with four party sizzlers for Spinforth's Scour label. Breaking it all down, the vibe for this EP is a fusion of retro 90s rapping fused with bouncy breaks and summery Ska rhythms and its total house party dynamite!
25 Nov 13
Review: Sometimes a record's title simply nails the vibe contained within. Bournemouth's Cockney Nutjob's failsafe formula of mixing hip-hop samples with funky breakbeats hasn't failed yet. Here "Get On Up Ya Feet" is a rousing House Of Pain-style jam with a little Rasta magic sprinkled on top. Meanwhile "Watch This" is all about an electro-funk stomp with hand-in-the-air chant samples. Boom!
29 Oct 15
Easy Anthem - (4:26) 110 BPM
Sunshine - (3:45) 115 BPM
Heads Boppin' - (4:10) 115 BPM
I'm Skankin' Out - (4:30) 118 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Frankee More, Dj stex, Badboe, Jayl Funk, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Sneak-E Pete, TOSSES, Dusty Tonez, Radical Mixtape, Funky Boogie Brothers, Relative Dimensions, Breakerz Banquet
Review: Four reggae-riddled bootlegs from breakbeat's favourite Nutjob. We kick off with a bulbous flip on Desmond Dekker's "Easy" before 'lively mode' is activated with a very well polished take on a classic reggae version of Smokey Robinson's "My Girl". You want to get even livelier? Look no further than "Heads Boppin'", Nutjob's twist on The Selector's "On My Radio". "I'm Skankin' Out" is the cherry on top of this very tasty cake. Adding a Jamaican sparkle to the Diana Ross sampling Biggie classic, Nutjob's successfully fused hip-hop, disco, reggae and breaks all into one track... And he's done so in style.
22 Mar 13
Played by: Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Radical Mixtape, Funk and Filth, Relative Dimensions
Review: A very clever couplet of booties from Bournemouth breaker Nutjob here; "Hit It" takes a classic hip-hop bass sample from The Franklinz and dresses it in one of Biggie's finest. With a few more surprises thrown in midway, it's nu funk at its slinkiest. Boost the tempo? Look no further than "Hit Me", a bubbling caldron of samples and shockers, including samples from a disco funk rendition of Magnum P.I. Hit Nutjob up today!
16 May 14
Get Up On Ya Feet (DJ Maars remix) - (3:41)
Get Up On Ya Feet (Phibes remix) - (3:27)
Watch This (Crashgroove remix - bonus track) - (3:51)
Played by: Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Dancehall/Ragga, Dusty Tonez, Radical Mixtape, Relative Dimensions, Crashgroove
Review: Remix time! Now a standard jam among the nu-funk fraternity, "Get Up On Ya Feet" gets two highly respectful reversions in time for the festival season. DJ Maars tempers down the vibe with a ghostly skank and steady stomp that surges with raw command. Phibes, meanwhile, refocuses the funk by way of a sopping wet bass tone and short, sharp vocal shots. Both kill it, bringing the original into exciting new territories. For added remix pressure Radical Mixtape have also recruited Cashgroove for a masterfully dark slow-jungle twist on "Watch This". Ensuring the very well-known old skool vocal sample (Leviticus - "Burial") is brought to the fore, his stuttering drums and rich bass textures press all the right buttons.
13 Apr 17
DJ Maars - "Can I Get Wit Ya" - (3:32) 105 BPM
Basschimp - "Under Mi Breakbeat" - (4:38) 105 BPM
Leygo - "Here Come The Informer" - (5:20) 105 BPM
Cockney Nutjob - "Bust A Jam" - (3:34) 105 BPM
Fredy High - "Hold Me Tight" - (3:57) 110 BPM
Review: DJ Badboe and Wiccatron's Brekabeat Paradise Recordings masterfully re-enter our charts with their singular approach to breakbeat and electro - this time with a mini compilation! The Danish label has to be given a shout-out for having always done what they believe in, and it's clear they got their strategy right. The numbers don't lie, and these guys provoke quite a few downloads on the ol' Juno system. Breakin The Riddim is a wild and diverse affair, full of sampling grace and brimming with party-ready material in every sense of the word. All of it, however, is heavily centered around break sampling and an audible 'ragga' influence - tunes from DJ Maars, Basschimp, Leygo, Cockney Nutjob and Fredy High are the only solution to any bashment or dancehall DJ wanting to fire the place up!