English nu-funker Conte Crux makes his debut on the mighty Breakbeat Paradise. Four cuts, each one coated with pure party persuasion with references and samples that every member of your floor will recognise. "Freak Money" fuses ODB with Missy Elliot with insanely funky results, "That's The Way" surges KC & The Sunshine Band to uptempo supremacy and "Take Me To The Q-Tip" lives up to its name thanks to a stunning funk riff and some of the Tribe Called Quest rapper's slickest spits. "With A Beat Like This" closes the show on a heady old school flex. Cue slamming breakbeats, soulful vocal cries and an array of snappy hip-hop samples - peaktime naughtiness is guaranteed.
Denmark's Breakbeat Paradise, as the name suggests, is Scandinavia's holy ground for anything breakbeat-oriented. Starting as an early music website back in 1996 it has since then developed into a full-blown label and an impressive one at that This time we have five different names and five different tracks, ranging from Conte Crux's electro-charged "Turn It Up" to "Like Jello" by DJ Rudd - featuring masterful sampling and chopping throughout. Morlack's "Makossa" re-spins some old-school NY rap, whilst "Bring Back The Funk" itself is a driving, break-ridden floor monster. DJ Throwback's "The Hook" tops it all off with some loose, hip-winding beats and breaks a la Africana.
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