Review: For this one, we welcome back the super expressive electro stylings of Washington's Fort Knoxx for a wavy new single, this time moving in alongside Vancouver based New Zealander: K+Lab. Both parties get to work setting down some funk driven flavours as 'Jinglin' Janglin' takes shape, lead by Baby Bam's catchy vocal hooks and enticing guitar riffs, surrounded in a sea of colourful harmonies and subtle bass pressure. This release also comes complete with an official instrumental version, so there is fun for all the family.
Review: New Zealand is popping some serious funk prospects right now and Junkfood is home to many of them. Here we find label mainstays K Lab doing a fantastic impression of Glitch Mob thanks to some sharp lyrical patter from The Mic Smith and a serious of depraved bass funk streams: One waspy and pert, one robot-dying flavoured and oh-so-saggy. With some lovely echoed trumpet and guitar flickers and an instrumental thrown in for good measure, Junkfood have belied their unhealthy moniker and provided us with something rather nutritious.
Review: A super quad of producers and singers deliver one thick production of breaks, bass, vocals and horns in the undeniable "Super Gravy". Stickybuds, known for other works with Ed Solo and Mr Bill, hooks up with Simplify Recordings' K+lab for an ultra-collaboration with vocal talent Laughton Kora and Bailey Wailey, an artist who's worked with dubstep artist Mercy in the past, and it's a track that ready for a roasting.
Review: One of Shambhala's most revered and friendliest neighbourhoods Fractal Forest celebrate 20 years of leftcentric bassline hurly burly with another resplendent all-star cast compilation. Ranging from the snake-like sleazing and horn melting funk of Opiou's "Ginger Lizard" and the organ melting sassiness of Neighbour's "Summertime Girls" to outright Krafty Kuts classics ("We Do This") and zippy bumpers from the Stanton Warriors ("Walking") via powerful full fat funk such as Gramatik's "Future Crypto" and A Skillz almighty brass band blazing classic "Dead Ringer", this whole collection represents one of North America's wildest, warmest and vibiest parties. Here's to another 20 years of Fractal fire.
Review: Destination: Latvia. Bombstrikes welcome label regular Dubra to the stage to take selection duties for the third in their floor-firing Bass Funk mix series. Digging deep into the groove vaults, he's picked some outstanding timeless classics such as Krafty Kuts and Dyna's swaggering entrance theme "We Do This", Stickybuds' life-affirming glitch-slapper "Clap Your Hands" and A Skillz & Nick Thayer's body-slamming "Drop The Funk". Elsewhere we get our alien freak on with Opiuo, we get our heads knocked off by Dubra himself on "Keep It Going" and Punks favourite "You Don't" from Horger and Steve among many other straight up party-battering bass jams. 24 originals and a killer mix to boot, Bombstrikes are causing some serious damage with this collection. Strike while the dancefloor is hot yo!