Review: Bringing a select bevvy of the best Bombstrikes tracks the label has released in 2020, it's enjoyed an explosive year of tunes from Krafty Kuts, Jet Boot Jack, Lack Jemmon, Shaka Loves You and more! They feature here with "Blow Your Whistle", a funked-out "Let's Move" and the lowdown swing-track "I'm A Boss". Other highlights include the Cypress Hill style hip house track "Stir It Up Sister (feat K MI & KDS)" to Prosper & Stabfinger's squelchy, space bubble cruise down mainstreet: "Down In The Basement (feat Awoke)". With some tear-out bass, horns and synths coming out of Ninjulas' "You Know I Like It", check out some lo-fi and slamming funk, disco and house from X-Ray Ted's "On The Floor'' alongside The Nice Guys' Godzilla-themes "Turn It Out" and Jet Boot Jack's strings in "Straight To My Head". Boom!
Review: Bomb Strikes are back at it again with more explosive behaviour here as they continue their thoroughly enjoyable run of releases, welcoming two original smashes from Lack Jemmon. We kick off our look into this release with 'Don't Stop', which takes its place as title track for a reason as we are engulfed in a wash of sumptuous eastern melodic plucks and big room drum snaps, giving us a worldly level of production. On the flip side we take in 'I'm A Boss', another eastern inspired piece when it comes to melodic structure, this time using tooting saxophone lines over blippy drum expressions and well placed vocal samples to round the project off with a bang.
Review: Bomb Strikes continue their quite frankly untouchable run with this latest release as they unveil the fourth edition of their 'Bass Funk' compilation series, showcasing some of the most forward thinking bass music about right now. As a compilation, it covers a lot of ground, from the tearout D&B stylings of Featurecast's 'Trigger Finger', to the futuristic post dubstep designs of 'Flexx' from Stylust. Other highlights for us include Kenny Beeper with his groove-infused scratch masterpiece 'Crown Jewels', the long awaited 'Back To The Flow VIP' from Krafty Kuts and of course, Champion's high profile appearance alongside the unmistakable vocal presence of Dread MC on 'One Time'.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise have been on a serious spree of late, dropping regular releases with major quality behind them. This trend continues as they put together this self titled project from Lack Jemmon, consisting of four heaters. We begin with the catchy piano slices and vocal pinches of 'Who's Serious', before landing on the super breaksy drum lines of 'The Party Riddim'. Next up, 'Would You?!', with some more catchy vocal work and groovy rhythms before we finish up the project with a super electro rework entitled 'Olly's Heartbeat'. As a project, this one boasts some serious creativity, excellent work!
Review: Lack Jemmon steps out of Breakbeat Paradise and lands firmly on the Bomb Strikes with, ironically, a three-pack of utter bombs for the dancefloor! The breaks and electro blender kicks off with the grizzly bass of "Forbidden Pleasure", recalling the dirtier side of bro-step, and that's followed by the even gnarlier sub-tones of the bubbling "Spirits". "Loops Of Prime" heads out into the ether, coming through with all sorts of spaced-out bass flavours from the deepest, darkest corners of the sci-fi kingdom. Bangers.
Review: Coming straight out of Budapest, newschool breaks hero Lack Jemmon returns to the Breakbeat Paradise imprint with for an official remix compilation of 'Joan Jelt' which features additional vocal work from The Kurnel MC. Breakbeat Paradise have arranged a fantastic range of features for this one, including Basschimp and Bezwun who both come forward with an outstanding electro reworks. We also here very creative funk redesigns from Mr Bristow, Minded & Forest, Funkanizer and Liberty Chaps, as well a Jellyfunk all star mix which comes as an additionally attached freebie.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise Recordings are on a roll right now and they return with another action packed compilation. This is the fourth installment of the beloved Bring Back the Funk series. Bring Back The Funk Vol. 4 features brand new joints from BBP all-star producers, Lack Jemmon, B-Side, BadboE & Proper as well as introducing new artists to the label: Hebegebe and Brian Carson, Kibosh and Synoptix who all have some funky goodness up their sleeves. BBP is dedicated to bringing you the very finest in the funkier spectrum of the electronic breakbeat scene.
Review: Skimming the purist, fullest fat cream from the nu-funk crop, Scour's behaviour at the forefront of the party-minded movement is nothing short of commendable. Their most extensive compendium to date, vibes range of the Little Walter-sampling "Ain't No Coolin" to the filtered jazz funk chops and slaps of "The Program". Between these two disparate-yet-wholly-consistent flavours you'll find subverted swing (Father Funk & Howla's "Got Swing?"), stark Jackson Five string struts ("Soul Rocka") and classic rap ("Two For The Crates"). Whipped and unashamedly fresh, Scour really are the cream of the crop right now.