Review: Hanzee is a Budapest-dwelling 'funkbreak, breakbeat, ghettofunk and glitch-hop' DJ (amongst other genres). Here he delivers his second EP, HaleLuisa, which contains three slices of what he does best. The title being a groovy slice of breaky electro funk: all moody synths pads and tough drums, "American Dream" adds more retro guitar licks and raw vocals to the funky mix and "Jive Step" is an intriguing mix of dubsteppy production and swingy rhythms. Scottish master of the live remix, Andy Taylor, also pops up to give the title track a delicious acoustic Balaeric overhaul.
Review: The Tru Funk label offer up the latest volume of their mash-up series Party Breaks with gems such as the Aretha and Wilson Pickett sampling "Step Up" by NineLives The Cat & Scott Carter, the 90s pop-fest "Dope 'n' Spicey" by Toastbusters, or the bluesy "Ghetto Train" by Silo Da Funk & Warson, and more mixing the funk with a hefty dollop of breakbeat swagger.