Review: This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.
Review: Krafty Kuts & Bomb Strikes, two names that when combined leave us with potentially incredible results. They join forces here to curate and design the fifth edition of 'Bass Funk', showcasing some of the most prominent faces across the entire breadth of breaks. The tracklisting for this one looks pretty monstrous, featuring the likes of A Skillz, Dubra, Arteo, Fort Knox Five, K+Lab & more. There are a couple of immediate stand outs however, with the latin horn melodies and vibrant rhythms of Ninjula's 'Spanish Princess' and the pure rawcus devilry of 'AI' from the legendary Delta Heavy both standing out!
Review: Bomb Strikes are back at it again, welcoming back the infamous sounds of Krafty Kuts for a brand new single, bringing some much needed good vibes into the world during this unusual time. Right from the off, the levels are high as we are greeted by smooth percussion based introductory rhythms, leading us rapidly towards an extremely vibrant breakdown. The drop itself consists of rapidfire synthesizer slaps, unpredictable horn lines and the occasional vocal inflection, all wrapped up within a bag of super energetic drum designs for good measure. This one is definitely a party starter!
Review: Next up, from the ever-prepared Bomb Strikes, we see them welcome in a legendary selection as Krafty Kuts returns for a new collection of breakbeat goodness. We kick off with the title track 'Masterplan', alongside the rave-ready sounds of Dynamite MC, who lets loose a barrage of party starting verses with typical efficiency. Next up, the soiree intensifies as 'Boom' lands with a major impact, delivering big room synthesizer bangs and bouncy drum arrangements, before the uber groovy soul sampling of 'Superbad' sees the EP round off with a dash of serious finesse. Lovely stuff!
Review: What a link up we have on our hands here as we see the mighty unite in this incredible collaboration project between Krafty Kuts and Bomb Strikes. What more can you ask for? We kick off with the very well thought of drum slaps and groovy horns of 'Right There', before the funkadelic bass flips and euphoric synthesizer chords of 'Wandering' run riot. Following this we land inside the more up-tempo bass booms and rhythmic switch ups of 'Speaker Buster' before the sound design department are let loose on the final track 'You're The Reason', which also features some seriously catchy vocal sampling.
Review: Legendary UK DJ Krafty Kuts makes his return to releasing here courtesy of Westwood Recordings for his long awaited 'Fresh Ingredients' EP, stuffed to the brim with groovy electronic energy, We notice from the start that long term affiliate Dynamite MC plays a heavy part on this project, providing the perfect vocal lift on 'Impact', 'Light It Up', 'Fearless' and 'Ain't No Doubt alongside 'Spell'. For us the stand out recordings on this project have to include the future trap stylings of 'Rollin', along with the super smooth funk grooves of 'Horizon' and the unpredictable drum smashes of 'Talk To Me'. This a project that ticks all of the boxes for us!
Review: Krafty Kuts means exactly that - a certainty that you will purchase a couple of tunes that will get those heads turning and saying "hey mate, what's this!?". The dude returns to Bomb Strikes with nothing but vibes, launching a funky attack with the sample-heavy, mash-up-ready flow of "Back To Flow", an instant body-shaker of the highest calibre. "Get So Ill" is similarly seductive from the get-go, except that old-school boogie and electro are the main ingredient here, bursting through the place with a almighty funkiness. Yes, dawg.
Review: Combine sounds similar to Mr Oizo's "Flatbeat" with the gnarly snarl of what Russian producer Proxy makes with a sense of cloud pleasing antics and Karfty Kuts' "Bang Bang" is, no doubt about it - a certified banger. There's licks of electro-funk in "The Wasp" with touches of newer breakbeat styles you could compare with The Prodigy, however the 'what!' and 'stealin the flow' vocal samples have got Krafty Kuts written all over it. Huge two-track.
Review: The legendary Dynamite MC teams up with the master of nu-skool breaks Krafty Kuts for the new massive track "Real Big Deal" which finally drops after being rinsed all Summer. Bleepy, bumping and funky, this tough beat hammers away beneath Dynamite's exclamation that 'you feel like a real big deal!' The power of the word indeed! A great piece of work by two legends of the scene and hope to hear more collaborations from these two!