Conte Crux - "Turn It Up" - (5:55) 129 BPM
   
DJ Rudd - "Like Jello" - (4:16) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morlack - "Makossa" - (5:18)
   
PulpFusion - "Bring Back The Funk" - (3:58) 120 BPM
   
DJ Throwback - "The Hook" - (3:13) 149 BPM
Review: 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.
BBP-077
05 Sep 13
Breakbeat
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We Can Get It On - (5:10)
   
Shake It Out - (4:10) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Say Ooh - (3:46)
   
Underdogs - (4:11)
Review: Toxic bootleg action! Spill one splash of these fruity mashes on the dancefloor and your groovers will bump and grind like mutated fools. The title track takes Royksopp's "Eple", adds a smidgeon of Marvin and a dash of electro while "Shake It Out" fuses Cassius with a killer lick from The Supremes. Elsewhere we find Edie Brickel, Eminem, Fugees and The Wiseguys get wobbly over a glitch-step hook ("Say Ooh") and Sly & The Family Stone get a classic hip-hop schooling. You heard the man...get it on!
BBP-061
11 Jan 13
Breakbeat
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Can't Stop Rockin' - (3:18) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dang - (4:12)
   
Dance Tonight - (3:27)
   
To The Beats Y'all - (4:31)
BIGMD 033
09 Jan 12
Breakbeat
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The Love - (4:59)
   
Another Life - (3:57) 126 BPM
   
The intertwine - (4:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shadow On Your Lung (feat Deborah Shaw) - (4:36) 114 BPM
BHR 004
27 Oct 09
Funky/Club House
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Various
Vol 2EXCLUSIVE
   
Telephunken - "Vuelve" - (3:18) 126 BPM
   
Wood N Soo - "Attack Jam" - (4:31) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bobby C Sound TV - "Ghostin The Machine" - (4:41)
   
Badboe - "Unhooked Jam" - (4:23)
   
The Breakbeat Junkie - "A Journey Into Funk" - (5:23) 128 BPM
   
Morlack - "Kickwax" - (4:36)
   
Rory Hoy - "In The Air" - (3:39)
   
DJ Rudd - "A Little Pumpaloop" - (4:40)
Review: From funky breaks label Tremendo, this second compilation assembles a crack squad of producers to get loose over these hot new tracks. Alongside new jams from the likes of Telephunken, Rory Hoy and Morlack, Bobby C Sound TV channels the best of Washington's go-go scene on "Ghostin' The Machine", Badboe mixes old school hip-hop with new school funk on "Unhooked Jam" and Breakbeat Junkie goes off on an '80s soul tip on the brass riding "A Journey Into Funk".
TREMENDO 002
13 Feb 12
Breakbeat
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Various
   
BadboE - "Ghetto Funkalicious" (feat MC Kitch) - (4:45) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kool Hertz - "Whatta Joint" - (3:47)
   
Tom Drummond - "Rock The Rhythm" - (3:55)
   
DJ Rudd - "Shake It Out" - (4:10) 128 BPM
   
Nynfus Corporation - "Istambool" - (5:05)
   
Morlack - "Funkafize Me" - (3:51)
   
Kool Hertz - "Bhangra Jam" - (3:45)
   
DJ Rudd - "We Can Get It On" - (5:10)
   
BadboE - "Sweet Games" - (5:31)
   
Nynfus Corporation - "Le Petit P" - (4:40)
   
JiggyJoe - "Sweets For The Tiger" - (4:26)
   
Jazz K Lipa - "I Follow River" - (4:47) 122 BPM
   
Myniemo - "Discoplex" - (5:25) 124 BPM
   
Prosper - "Slutty Snoop" - (4:17)
   
Fretless - "The Report" (feat Kween G) - (3:57) 143 BPM
Review: It's been well over a year since Breakbeat Paradise last compiled a 'best of' collection. Since then they've delivered countless party bombs from some of the very best in game. In case you missed any, this is the perfect time to get up to speed. Highlights include Kool Hertz En Vogue homage "Whatta Joint", Morlack's p-funk party attack "Funkafize Me" and Prosper's slinky, sultry bass stalker "Slutty Snoop". Label compilations don't get much more satisfying that this - if you missed any Breakbeat Paradise releases recently then get up to speed right now!
BBP-074
18 Jul 13
Breakbeat
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Various
   
Chudy - "See You Soon" - (3:45)
   
DJ Axe - "Ready To Roll" - (5:20)
   
DJ Kid Stretch - "It's On" - (5:11)
   
DJ Rudd & Skandi - "Same Girl" - (3:44) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freethinker Funk Essence - "Hot Pants Girl From Outer Space" (feat Rayna MC) - (4:04)
   
Jazz 'N' Jiggy - "Get Up" - (4:56)
   
F-Block - "Stop & Breathe" - (5:27)
   
Sammy Senior - "Funksta Wanted" - (5:51)
Review: What in fresh hell is going on at Tru Funk Towers? Barely six weeks have passed since they gave us the 10-track strong Volume 1 and already we're looking down the barrel of eight more serious funk nuggets! Featuring some of the label's favourite faces we see the likes of mainstay Chudy rub shoulders with DJ Kid Stretch with party-starting glee. The former causes spine-tingle meltdown with his Aeroplane level of synth lushness on "See You Soon" while the latter gets jiggy with a classic Deborah Cox vocal and some full strength bass riffage. That's just two of eight; do you need any more convincing?
TF 17
20 Aug 12
Breakbeat
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Various
   
BadboE - "Freak Hip" (Morlack remix - part 2) - (5:26)
   
Kool Hertz - "Whatta Joint" (Badboe remix) - (4:05) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fretless - "The Report" (Tom Drummond remix) - (4:36)
   
Jayl Funk - "Monkey Phonk" (Jayl Funk remix) - (3:30) 122 BPM
   
Tom Drummond - "Rock The Rhythm" (MustBeat Crew remix) - (3:44)
   
Calagad13 - "Back To The Power" (JiggyJoe remix) - (4:14)
   
BadboE - "My Bad" (Omegaman remix) - (4:12)
   
DJ Rudd - "Shake It Out" (BadboE remix) - (5:12) 129 BPM
   
Calagad13 - "I Can Make You Dance" (Nynfus Corporation remix) - (3:44)
   
Fretless - "Let Go The Past" (Jazz K Lipa remix) - (5:21) 127 BPM
   
Prosper - "HMR" (feat Azaxx - Ez Icarus remix) - (3:13)
   
Ez Icarus - "London Lights" (Infamous remix) - (4:32) 140 BPM
Review: Flip the switch and get with the program: evergreen party purveyors Breakbeat Paradise have commissioned a whole bunch of reversions and each one is an instant booty-buster. Highlights abound throughout this raucous bass-bizzled nu-funk adventure but only a twit wouldn't pack Badboe's rub of Kool Hertz En Vouge sampling sizzle-up "Whatta Joint", JiggyJoe's orchestral disco-strung halfstepper rub of Calagad 13's "Back To The Power" or Badboe's take on Rudd's Supremes-slicing "Shake It Out". Paradise found.
BBP-069
03 May 13
Breakbeat
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BadboE - "Thriller In Manila" - (5:05) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bezwun - "Satisfy" - (4:11) 55 BPM
   
BMD - "Bad Man" - (4:04) 56 BPM
   
Chudy - "I Don't Know" - (4:28) 55 BPM
   
DJ AKA - "Funky Horns" - (3:34) 109 BPM
   
DJ Axe - "Ready To Roll" - (5:20) 110 BPM
   
DJ Kid Stretch - "It's On" - (5:11) 57 BPM
   
DJ Rudd & Skandi - "Same Girl" - (3:44) 55 BPM
   
Fajita Funk - "Edwin's Phat Man" - (4:26) 55 BPM
   
Funkanomics - "One More Headache" - (5:22) 149 BPM
   
Funktomas - "For Your Love" - (3:53) 127 BPM
   
Funky Boogie Brothers - "Street Jam" - (3:18) 120 BPM
   
Jayl Funk - "Back In Love" - (3:40) 115 BPM
   
Lebrosk vs Delimentary - "B Boy Drop" - (4:22) 120 BPM
   
Nynfus Corporation - "Weekend In Budapest" - (4:34) 111 BPM
   
Rory Hoy - "Put A One" - (4:15) 128 BPM
   
Sammy Senior - "Funky Grammar" - (5:19) 149 BPM
   
Telephunken - "The Fact" - (4:24) 129 BPM
   
The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Cnut Touch This" - (4:34) 112 BPM
   
Tom Drummond & Charlie Bucket - "Supa DJ" - (4:31) 54 BPM
   
Tosses & Varvez - "People Switch All Round" - (3:35) 115 BPM
   
Warson - "So Fresh" - (3:42) 110 BPM
Review: Tru Funk are bona fide bringers of beats to soundtrack any good house party and this Essential Selection of Nu Party Break brings together a complete playlist for Saturday night. A whole load of scratching, sampling and cutting comes from DJs AKA, Axe, Kid Stretch and Rudd and Skandi, while it ain't only new school with more traditional funk jams coming from BMD's "Bad Man". There's also some Daft Punk-meets-DJ Shadow-meets-Stevie Wonder action on Funkanomics "One More Headache", while Funky Boogie Brothers bring back the big beat fun with "Street Jam" - and that's not even the half of it!
TF 40
31 Jul 14
Breakbeat
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BadboE - "Ghetto Funkalicious" (feat MC Kitch - WBBL 2016 remix) - (3:28) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Timothy Wisdom - "Bad Mother" - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
Morlack - "Chinchilla" - (4:08) 52 BPM
   
Kool Hertz - "Whatta Joint" (BadboE remix) - (4:05) 110 BPM
   
Laptop Funkers - "Soul Feel Free" - (5:39) 126 BPM
   
Tom Drummond - "Thick Shake" - (3:57) 108 BPM
   
BadboE - "Hit It Maestro" (feat Rayna MC - Jpod remix) - (4:23) 107 BPM
   
Roast Beatz - "Boombox" (feat Dr Syntax) - (3:52) 108 BPM
   
The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP - "Represent The Style" - (4:49) 112 BPM
   
J-Sound - "On And On" - (4:22) 113 BPM
   
DJ Rudd - "Like Jello" - (4:19) 53 BPM
   
Arteo - "Nobody Else" - (4:13) 110 BPM
   
Mako & The Hawk - "Party Going On" - (3:25) 124 BPM
   
ElectroGorilla - "Say My Name" (feat Bobby Lee, DJ Wide & DJ Chell) - (3:38) 107 BPM
   
Phonomatt & Tommyboy - "5 O'Clock" (The Captain remix) - (4:29) 134 BPM
Review: Although the cover of this latest instalment in the Paradise Breaks series echoes the famously trippy sleeves of '70s prog rockers like Yes, the music couldn't be more modern. Actually that said, many of the productions on here do plunder the '70s for inspiration but they choose funk over wizard's capes and that. Highlights include the mighty "Bad Mother" which combines raw soul divas vocals, wah-wah guitars and thumping break beats, J-Sounds' tight and groovy break-funk jam "On And On" and the super catchy shuffle-pop gem "Nobody Else" by Arteo. A totally mixed bag and all the better for it.
BBP 125
08 Jul 16
Breakbeat
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