Review: Here we have the latest offering from Future Funk, a label focusing on showcasing the freshest new school funk and breakbeat originals, here offering up two very colourful original creations. First of all we peep ElectroGorilla and his inspired creation 'Samba Da Sa', an ever evolving breaksy bundle of fun, combining electro bass sounds with authentic vocal slices and interweaving grooves. Next up, the Funky Boogie Brothers slow the pace with their more choppy original 'Check It Out Now', focusing more heavily on vocal sampling and a more stripped back bass pattern, giving us a really nice contrast.
Review: Should Eminem and Lenny Kraviz appear on stage together there's a good chance Essex Groove's amalgamation of sampled rap and breakbeat rock heard on "Ass Like The American Woman" is what it would sound like. Horror hip hop funk takes over on Witzky's "I'm A Train" while the bassline of El Bomba's cut is as freak as a mother f******. Phased out funk and horns is the Funky Boogie Brothers "My Daddy Funky", while Slugware has more licks of bass than a '60s Rolling Stones LP.
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: 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!
Review: We can always trust on Tru Funk to deliver fine swarms of sample-ridden breakbeat and they've done it again with their 8th instalment of the Nu Party Breaks series! As per usual, there's plenty of new names and talent throughout, such as Freethinker Funk Essence's "Nu Number Dancefloor" - sampling beauty - and "Street Jam" by the Funky Boogie Brothers. To be honest, everything on here is killer and if you're into your old-school funk breaks, look nowhere else!
Review: Break Beat Paradise Recordings tend to celebratory the more celebratory side of breakbeat music. Here though, the gloves are off on this hard-hitting compilation, Big Fat Mama Beats. There are seven fresh jams to enjoy including the housed-up, ska-infused bouncer "Chinese Robots (Re-Up)" by DiscObeta, Mr Rich & The Caretaker's street tough electro breaks cover of "My Feelings For You" (originally a Gwen McRrae joint) and the urgent percussion and Middle Eastern samples of Crunch "(Scratch By DJ Craft)" by Funky Boogie Brothers. Dope!