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Badboe/Various
   
Breakbeat Junkie/DJP - "Freak Hop Part 3" - (4:57) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
BadboE - "One Of Those Days" (Pimpsoul remix) - (4:45)
   
Calagad13 - "Back To The Power" (Slynk remix) - (4:24) 123 BPM
   
Fretless - "Let Go The Past" - (4:31) 140 BPM
   
Javier Morillas - "Krazy" - (3:50)
   
BadboE - "Make It Happen" (Bryx remix) - (4:32)
   
JiggyJoe/Prosper - "Sweet Home Smoke" - (4:18)
   
Morlack - "Take It To The Zulu Part 2" - (5:53) 146 BPM
   
Grand Slam - "Lifetimers For The Funk" (Jayl Funk remix) - (3:57)
   
Jazz K Lipa - "Follow The Bouncing Bass" (DJ Wood remix) - (4:18)
   
MustBeat Crew - "Get This Clear" (BadboE remix) - (4:41)
   
JiggyJoe - "Da Trumpets" - (4:15)
   
Morlack - "Electrophonic Mind" - (5:47) 122 BPM
   
Wiccatron - "Strongbeats" - (4:55) 131 BPM
   
Ez Icarus - "London Lights" - (6:31) 140 BPM
   
Various - "Paradise Breaks Vol Two" (continuous DJ mix by BadboE) - (27:30)
Review: Presenting another collection of the best nu-funk and ghetto breaks from the Breakbeat Paradise label, volume 2 of Paradise Breaks contains a killer selection of hip-hop, funk and bass work from artists at the top of their field such as Badboe, Morlack, Breakbeat Junkie and Jazz K Lipa. Among the 15 tracks, look out for Pimpsoul's low-slung remix of Badboe's "One of Those Days" and the re-energised Southern soul of Jiggy Joe and Prosper's "Sweet Home Smoke".
BBP-048
16 Mar 12
Breakbeat
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Tru HopEXCLUSIVE
   
Bialson Hajsy - "Can You Dig It?" - (2:38) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morlack - "Come To The Parking" - (3:44) 102 BPM
   
Warson - "My Baby Girl" - (3:32) 89 BPM
   
Warson - "Lifestyle" - (3:40) 96 BPM
TF 30
31 Dec 14
Hip Hop/R&B
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Conte Crux - "Turn It Up" - (5:55) 129 BPM
   
DJ Rudd - "Like Jello" - (4:16) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morlack - "Makossa" - (5:18)
   
PulpFusion - "Bring Back The Funk" - (3:58) 120 BPM
   
DJ Throwback - "The Hook" - (3:13) 149 BPM
Review: Denmark's Breakbeat Paradise, as the name suggests, is Scandinavia's holy ground for anything breakbeat-oriented. Starting as an early music website back in 1996 it has since then developed into a full-blown label and an impressive one at that This time we have five different names and five different tracks, ranging from Conte Crux's electro-charged "Turn It Up" to "Like Jello" by DJ Rudd - featuring masterful sampling and chopping throughout. Morlack's "Makossa" re-spins some old-school NY rap, whilst "Bring Back The Funk" itself is a driving, break-ridden floor monster. DJ Throwback's "The Hook" tops it all off with some loose, hip-winding beats and breaks a la Africana.
BBP-077
05 Sep 13
Breakbeat
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Good To Go-GoEXCLUSIVE
   
Itchy Bastards - "Livin' Futuristic" - (4:42) 152 BPM
   
Morlack - "Give It Here" - (4:49) 149 BPM
   
Morlack - "Monie 2009" - (4:33) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Itchy Bastards - "Sax-Go" - (4:33)
Review: It's 80s time! Eat your Filofaxes. Buy low. Sell high. Have rubbish hair! Or... Just get your funky selves down on this retro-funky four piece. Spanish soundclowns Itchy Bastards give EU's "Doing Da Butt" a raw rub, ensuring not to take any of its authentic timely class. Morlack, meanwhile, takes what sounds like a Paula Abdul snippet and blends it with every shade of block party on "Give It Here" and gets cosmic with on well known vocal from "Let No Man Put Asunder" on "Monie 2009". Finally Itchy Bastards finish the show with some lovely glockenspiel action. Naturally.
FB 008
05 Oct 12
Breakbeat
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Morlack - "Big Flow" - (4:06) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mako & The Hawk - "Doug Clash" - (3:33)
   
Morlack - "Heaven's Posse" - (4:20)
   
Mako & The Hawk - "Lighters On The Corner" - (3:52) 123 BPM
Review: Here we have a shared EP showdown between 'seasoned ghetto-funk priest', Morlack, and the self-proclaimed 'deadly mash-up monks' Mako & The Hawk. Mash-ups are indeed the dish of the day, with the former delivering some cleverly tweaked 80s boogie "Big Flow" and slick vintage funk "Heaven's Posse". The latter act are on a different tip though, with Radio Clash given a hip-hop makeover in "Doug Clash" and a lazy rap meets reggae uptown in "Lighters On The Corner".
FB 009
15 Nov 12
Breakbeat
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Brooklyn Bounce - (5:23) 58 BPM
   
Rockin' On Sunshine - (5:04) 115 BPM
   
Walkin' On Sunshine - (5:04) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HADSH 111
24 Nov 14
Breakbeat
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Fly To Paris - (4:40) 52 BPM
   
Funky Hoe - (5:02) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
1 Day Or Another - (5:11) 55 BPM
   
Who Is He - (5:10) 50 BPM
Played by: Frankee More, BadboE
BBP- 099
26 Dec 14
Breakbeat
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Funky Woman V2 - (4:27) 149 BPM
   
Heaven Posse V2 - (4:19) 50 BPM
   
Put Your Hands Together V2 - (4:16) 155 BPM
   
Hang It Up - (4:57) 104 BPM
   
Love Connection - (4:38) 52 BPM
   
Semi-Mash V2 - (4:42) 107 BPM
   
Do It 2 Me V2 - (4:11) 54 BPM
   
Ride On Whole Lotta Of Your Love - (4:35) 109 BPM
   
Wizard Of Nigga - (4:36) 147 BPM
   
Get A Lil Stupid V2 - (3:58) 111 BPM
   
Push & Roll - (3:58) 56 BPM
   
Insane Remix - (5:00) 56 BPM
   
Triple Fame - (4:25) 57 BPM
   
Stand Back Remix - (3:58) 115 BPM
   
Party Right Here - (4:31) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dip Fonk - (4:40) 115 BPM
   
Freaky Business Remix - (5:06) 116 BPM
   
Got The Groove V2 - (5:13) 59 BPM
   
Mamboteca Remix - (4:34) 119 BPM
   
Ghetto Train V2 - (4:42) 60 BPM
   
Refugee Camp Remix - (3:40) 121 BPM
   
Dogvogue - (4:48) 121 BPM
   
Eternity Remix - (4:16) 122 BPM
   
Save The Funk Remix - (4:49) 122 BPM
   
Tical Remix - (4:09) 122 BPM
   
Way Out - (4:22) 129 BPM
   
Funky Bass Remix - (6:38) 129 BPM
Review: Morlack comes correct once again with a 27-track collection of total funk blasts. Naughty booties, reversions and mash-ups galore, the eclectic vibe ranges from skippy hair-swishing party rock ("Funky Woman") to cheeky Ting Tings reversions ("Hang It Up") via crazy blends of Zeppelin, Black Box and Outkast ("Ride On A Whole Lotta Love"). Elsewhere we hit gems like the big disco string B.M.W sucker punch "Get A Lil Stupid" and Bowie-busting block party slammer "Triple Fame". Morlack's repertoire was already bulging before this - now it's just ridiculous. Easily one of the best masters of the illicit art of mashery.
FB 017
08 Oct 14
Breakbeat
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Funky Woman (V2) - (4:27) 100 BPM
   
Heaven Posse (V2) - (4:19) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Put Your Hands Together (V2) - (4:16) 103 BPM
   
Hang It Up - (4:57) 104 BPM
   
Love Connection - (4:38) 52 BPM
   
Semi Mash (V2) - (4:42) 107 BPM
   
Do It 2me (V2) - (4:11) 54 BPM
   
Ride On Whole Lotta Love - (4:35) 109 BPM
   
Wizard Of Nigga - (4:36) 73 BPM
   
Get A Lil'Stupid (V2) - (3:58) 111 BPM
   
Push & Roll - (3:58) 56 BPM
   
Insane (remix) - (5:00) 56 BPM
   
Triple Fame - (4:25) 57 BPM
   
Stand Back (remix) - (3:58) 115 BPM
   
Party Right Here - (4:31) 115 BPM
   
Dip Fonk - (4:40) 115 BPM
   
Freaky Business (remix) - (5:06) 116 BPM
   
Got The Groove (V2) - (5:13) 59 BPM
   
Mamboteca - (4:34) 119 BPM
   
Ghetto Train (V2) - (4:42) 60 BPM
   
Refugee Camp (remix) - (3:40) 60 BPM
   
Dogvogue - (4:48) 60 BPM
   
Eternity (remix) - (4:16) 61 BPM
   
Save The Funk (remix) - (4:49) 61 BPM
   
Tical (remix) - (4:09) 61 BPM
   
Way Out - (4:22) 129 BPM
   
Funky Bass (remix) - (6:38) 129 BPM
Review: Morlack comes correct once again with a 27-track collection of total funk blasts. Naughty booties, reversions and mash-ups galore, the eclectic vibe ranges from skippy hair-swishing party rock ("Funky Woman") to cheeky Ting Tings reversions ("Hang It Up") via crazy blends of Zeppelin, Black Box and Outkast ("Ride On A Whole Lotta Love"). Elsewhere we hit gems like the big disco string B.M.W sucker punch "Get A Lil Stupid" and Bowie-busting block party slammer "Triple Fame". Morlack's repertoire was already bulging before this - now it's just ridiculous. Easily one of the best masters of the illicit art of mashery.
HADSH 112
20 Oct 14
Funk
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Monkey Riot - (4:57) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
OCB - (4:11) 123 BPM
   
Light Swing - (4:15)
HADSH 101
11 Nov 13
Breakbeat
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Let's Go Jammin - (5:26) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Your Back Off Of The Wall - (4:59)
   
Everyday Thoughts - (4:31)
   
Thunder Banger - (4:33) 120 BPM
   
When The Problems Are Dead - (5:01)
Played by: Chudy
Review: Morlack's been on incredible form throughout 2013, and nothing sums up his skills better than this extensive EP on Breakbeat Paradise. "Let's Go Jammin" takes a cover of a Newcleus classic and applies some serious bubble bass and pop skank motifs. Premium party vibes can be found in the drum-dunking, uptempo bass romp "Get Your Back Off Of The Wall" and the raucous Wu-Tang/ACDC fusing body-slamming "Thunder Banger". Elsewhere Morlack shows off his more sentimental, emotional side with the Lord Finesse referencing "Everyday Thoughts" and gets his rocks off with the instant air-guitar strutting "When The Problems Are Dead". All areas of the dance covered in five simple booties - Morlack's reign over the nu-funk scene continues unabated.
BBP- 081
21 Nov 13
Breakbeat
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No Sleep Tonight - (6:01) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Taka-Taka-Ta - (4:53) 118 BPM
   
Doin' Awakening - (3:44) 125 BPM
   
Doin' Awakening (dub) - (3:45) 125 BPM
HADSH 105
10 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cruel BreaksEXCLUSIVE
   
It's Hot(So Take Ur Clothes Off) - (4:51) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do It To Me - (4:11)
   
Mamboteca - (4:37)
   
Refugee Camp - (3:29) 125 BPM
   
Tical - (4:02) 126 BPM
Review: French funkateer Morlack gets lively with an EP that belies its unforgiving title... Far from sounding cruel, each of the five cuts on here resonate with a sprightly, positive glow. The big problem is where to start: do you kick off your party with the slap-bass naughtiness and party chant of "It's Hot"? Or you go straight for the jugular with the rampant "Do It To Me"? Alternatively you could press the 'carnival' button and get freaky with the heaving horns of "Mamboteca". How about throwing the party into delightful disarray with the Cypress Hill/Bootsy booty "Refugee Camp"? Or, for your final option, causing a mosh pit with the Busta-front electro-techno-rock clash "Tical"? It's all about the options, of which Morlack gives you plenty. Cruel? Too generous more like!
FB 010
06 Dec 12
Breakbeat
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Alright, Okay, You Win - (5:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sway - (4:55) 123 BPM
HADSH 100
29 Jul 13
Funky/Club House
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Bigger Than A Monster - (4:36) 131 BPM
   
Tell Me Who U Funk Today - (4:43) 149 BPM
   
Bizz - (4:34) 152 BPM
   
For The Brothers In The Ghetto - (5:42) 155 BPM
   
Let's Hv A Good Time - (5:38)
   
Yabba Bridge - (4:50)
   
Everybody Get Up - (4:38) 153 BPM
   
Turn It - (5:43) 122 BPM
   
I'm Too Sexy - (4:57) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Getting Stupid - (4:16) 129 BPM
HADSH 095
17 Jun 13
Breakbeat
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Say Nope 2Dope - (7:49) 138 BPM
   
Wickedest Band Alive - (5:46) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Go-Go Queen - (4:56)
   
Take Some Bitches - (6:35)
   
You Know What's Up - (4:37)
Played by: Morlack
Review: Following up his original "Good To Go-Go" volume late last year, French funk shuffler Morlack unleashes his ghetto ghouls with this super heavyweight five pack. Both "Say Nope 2Dope" and "Wickedest Band Alive" swagger with block-rocking boogie funk flavour, referencing the likes of Rare Essence and Sugar Hill. Elsewhere we're seduced by Prince-level synth flashes on "Go-Go Queen", we're massaged by '80s synths on "Take Some Bitches" and get all p-funk on "You Know What's Up". Consistently heavy and utterly funky, Morlack's funk message is loud and clear right now.
FB 013
11 Jul 13
Breakbeat
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Loose It - (6:09) 95 BPM
   
Let's Boogie - (5:32) 105 BPM
   
Big Pill - (4:52) 116 BPM
   
Capital S - (5:13) 78 BPM
   
Tough - (4:15) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: How many edit series can boast reaching a tenth volume? Ok, well how many can boast of attaining ten successful ones? Here French funk party commander Morlack provides five new top-notch retweaks that take no prisoners. "Loose It" is a tight James Brown-style jam that occasionally veers into French electro territory, "Let's Boogie" is all funk grooves and tough hip-hop breaks, "Big Pill" is total rubberband disco-funk,"Capital S" is more electro-boogie and finally "Tough" wraps things up with a big ole slap bass and flute singalong!
KE 9010
26 Mar 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Girl Movin' Like - (5:27)
   
Girl Movin' Like (Sons Of Satin remix) - (3:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Everythin' Was Dandy - (5:07) 135 BPM
   
Eazy Said - (4:02) 150 BPM
Review: Morlack gets steamy for the summer with an ode to the most snake-hipped slinkiest members of the dancefloor. With the perfect balance of b-boy and party, it's Morlack at his coolest and most understated. Looking for added twerk appeal? Jump straight on the Sons Of Satin remix. "Everythin' Was Dandy", meanwhile, is an unashamed throwback to hip-hop's golden days with big drums, Zapp & Rogers flavoured bass and catchy, aggro-free lyrics. Finally we hit "Eazy Said", a squidgy, squelchy homage to the west coast vibes as Morlack references Eazy-E's "Sippin On A 40" with contemporary party panache.
BIBB 012
01 Jun 14
Breakbeat
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BodyRock (original mix) - (4:18) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
BodyRock (Leygo remix) - (4:54) 124 BPM
   
BodyRock (version) - (3:02) 108 BPM
   
BodyRock (Kenny Beeper remix) - (4:04) 55 BPM
Review: Now a firm face on the nu-funk and glitch scene, Morlack continues to surprise and delight with each and every release. A sample craftsman, his ability to twist and manipulate references is second to none. Here we find him in slo-mo disco mode with lush warm synths that swoon over a slinky-but-subtle bass groove and robust beats. Remix-wise Leygo gets sexy with a superb 124 half-tempo jam that will work well in warm-ups and end-of-night wind downs and Kenny Beeper adds a more uptempo funk flavour to proceedings by way of a stinking bassline. Morlack also gets busy on the remix front himself with a cheeky Sunz Of Man and ODB vocal version. Like we said, Morlack always surprises and delights.
RD 013
27 Jun 14
Breakbeat
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I Can Dance - (4:57) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Git Down - (4:53) 144 BPM
   
Electrophonic Crack - (4:01)
   
Yelling - (4:10)
BIGMD 044
01 Nov 12
Breakbeat
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Love You Anyway - (4:51)
   
Let Ur Mind Go - (6:12) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogie Ships (dub mix) - (4:17) 125 BPM
   
Hell Vibe (dub version) - (5:13) 129 BPM
   
So Heavy - (4:58)
Played by: Morlack
HADSH 089
22 Apr 13
Breakbeat
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Touched It - (3:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Born 2 Boogie - (4:00) 109 BPM
   
Take A Ride On The Soft Side - (4:13) 108 BPM
   
Take A NY Trip - (4:00) 59 BPM
   
Who Is He (Part 2) - (4:38) 135 BPM
Review: Denmark may not spring to mind when thinking of the late, great Rick James and his breed is glittery funk. However its Danish label Breakbeat Paradise that Go-Go addict Morlack has chosen to release his James-referencing Touched It EP. This one even comes with a special video featuring the James-meister in his spandex-clad prime. In short this EP is packed with five retro boogie edits, highlights of which include the pitch-bent boogie stomp of the title track, the tight digital synth funk of "Take A Ride On The Soft Side" and the quirky groove mania of "Take A NY Trip".
BBP 126
26 Aug 16
Breakbeat
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Party Non-StopEXCLUSIVE
   
All I Wanna Do Is Funk With You Babe - (4:35) 116 BPM
   
Anytime - (4:49) 116 BPM
   
Party Non-Stop - (4:32) 60 BPM
Review: Although it's fair to assume that every new release from party-orientated producer Morlack will mine the 1980s for inspiration, it's harder to guess which genre he'll focus on. This latest EP actually has more of a contemporary feel, but still doffs a hat to his beloved vintage boogie. "All I Wanna Do Is Funk With You" sounds like The Commodores if they had gone hip-house, "Anytime" features a raw and nasty arpeggiated bassline that's straight from Patrick Cowley's back catalogue, but with added go-go beats, and the title track is elasticated cocktail disco at its finest.
FB 022
25 Feb 16
Breakbeat
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Skable De Whop - (4:37) 104 BPM
   
Wind It On Ugly - (4:20) 106 BPM
   
Love 2 Fire - (4:17) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wheels Of Fortune - (4:36) 152 BPM
   
She's A Bad Girl - (5:47) 142 BPM
Review: Go-Go was a strain of US hip-hop that hit peak popularity in the mid to late 80s...unless you are re-edit hero Morlack who has never let go (go). Good To Go-Go Vol IV features seven of the kind of tunes that saw the style quickly evolve into themes for TV shows like Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and The Cosby Show (season eight FYI). Highlights include the quirky funk of the cruel-to-be-kind "Wind It On Ugly", the raw throated Busta Rhymes bounce of "Love 2 Fire" and the DX synth bass twangs of smooth soul jam, "She's A Bad Girl".
FB 023
02 Jun 16
Breakbeat
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Sokit2me EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Sokit2me (original mix) - (3:59)
   
Sokit2me (All Good Funk Alliance remix) - (4:06)
   
Cool Strut (original mix) - (4:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What Cha Doing (original mix) - (5:12)
BIBB 010
04 Jun 12
Breakbeat
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Funkafize Me - (3:51)
   
Party Squeezing - (4:17) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Champagne & Caviar - (4:39)
   
Lil Strange To You - (4:47)
Review: Breakbeat Paradise continue their commendable services to ghetto funk freaks across the globe with this rather delicious four track from French funkateer Morlack. The lead piece, a pelvis thrusting rendition of Tower Of Power's '72 hit "You Got To Funkafize", sets the agenda with supreme squidgy bass and a groove that simply won't quit. "Party Squeezing" follows, and with it comes an enchanting slap bassline that should woo the most poe-faced of dancefloors. Elsewhere we get a little lively on the horns with "Champagne & Caviar" and "Lil Strange To You", a track that harbours a walking bassline that's so brutishly funky rumour has it Bootsy Collins' chopped off his ear when he listened to it on our site.
BBP-059
07 Jul 12
Breakbeat
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Ghetto Butt (Free Track) - (6:00)
FB 002
04 Jul 11
Breakbeat
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Take It To The Zulu (part 1) - (5:05) 143 BPM
   
Take It To The Zulu (part 2) - (5:53) 146 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get It Hot - (4:50)
   
See The Light - (5:04)
Review: French breaks head Morlack returns to the BBP label after his first "Ghetto Vaccination" release for them a few years back with this sample-tastic, funk 'n' breaks work out. Lead song "Take It To The Zulu" gets split into two parts - one bearing a huge nod to Afro-tribal house and the other leaning on more of haunted hip-hop tip. "Get It Hot" however switches up styles into a jazz-funk blitz while "See The Light" goes all out soulful with some excellent mellow jazz samples layered over kicking breaks drums.
BBP-039
31 Oct 11
Breakbeat
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Ghetto Butt EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Blow A Hustlers - (5:08)
   
Mighty Schorsch - (5:54)
   
Got The Groove - (5:33)
   
Funky Bass - (6:40) 129 BPM
FB 001
04 Jul 11
Breakbeat
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Ghetto Messiah - (4:52) 135 BPM
   
Get Twisted - (4:42)
   
Get A Lil' Stupid - (4:02)
   
2Funk Or Not - (4:58)
   
Dogzone V3 - (4:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Just like his previous EP a few months back on Breakbeat Paradise, Morlack ticks every single party box possible across five tracks here. Kicking off with his darkest moment to date, "Ghetto Messiah" is a vicious Bassnectar flavoured rub of Fugee's "Rumble In The Jungle. Meanwhile "Get Twisted" flips the switch completely with a fair tale nu-funk jam that utilises DMX's "X Gonna Give It To Ya" to a booty-shaking excess. Elsewhere we find Big Daddy Kane going disco ("Dogzone V3") and Nas, Kanye and KRS-One getting lively on a the fattest p-funk groove this side of the Weight Watchers clinic ("Get A Lil' Stupid").
FB 007
23 Aug 12
Breakbeat
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Funky Woman - (4:23) 149 BPM
   
Put Your Hands Together - (4:14) 155 BPM
   
Your Love - (4:27)
   
Insane - (4:54) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ghetto Train - (4:36) 122 BPM
Played by: Chudy, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Warson
FB 005
29 Feb 12
Breakbeat
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Chachacha - (3:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Discohop - (4:45)
   
Trouble In Africa - (6:18) 127 BPM
   
Party Overthere - (3:59)
   
We've Got - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
The Sound - (5:52)
Played by: Timewarp, Chudy
Review: Last spotted on volume 10, Katakana mainstay Morlack returns with six more distinctive edits and rubdowns. In keeping the series' Latin, jazz, soul and boogie motifs, each of these cuts oozes smooth funk sophistication. With a sound that ranges from Papa Levi's rapid chatter on the skank-packed "Trouble In Africa" to the slapbass and horn-heaved sensation on "We've Got", Morlack tickles every corner of the dancefloor with gusto. Essential.
KE 9013
23 Sep 13
Breakbeat
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Notorious Salsa - (5:01) 120 BPM
   
Funky Thing - (3:36) 120 BPM
   
Hit Directly - (5:54)
   
In Brasilia (Shantisan Re-Treat remix) - (5:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In Brasilia (Shantisan Re-Treat radio edit) - (3:57) 120 BPM
Review: Could Morlack be the funkiest man to ever have come out of France? Quite possibly. Listen to the Troutman-meets-Biggie EP title track and you'll see where we're coming from. A juicy jacking throwback to the '80s and '90s it's a one-way-ticket to Party Central. And there's no turning back. "Funky Thing" meanwhile takes a Meters-esque refrain from The Unemployed and throws in a bunch of chicken noises and series of soaking wet basses to great effect. Elsewhere we're bombarded by synth swoonery and old school hip-hop on "Hit Directly" while "In Brasilia" showcases Morlack's penchant for disco.
RSREP 039
07 Oct 13
Breakbeat
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You Know My Name? - (4:24) 140 BPM
   
Boss Like Me - (4:49) 78 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Money - (4:38) 80 BPM
   
For The Brothers In The Ghetto (part 2) - (4:51) 146 BPM
   
May Be The Grotto Be With You - (5:12) 152 BPM
   
Problems Generator - (4:35) 104 BPM
   
Movin' On The Dumb Stuff - (4:11) 55 BPM
   
900th Moon - (4:45) 111 BPM
   
Put It On Bitches - (4:38) 112 BPM
   
Freak Bitch - (4:31) 116 BPM
   
Bad Babe - (5:38) 59 BPM
   
This & That - (3:38) 120 BPM
   
Back It On Up - (5:46) 123 BPM
   
Who's The Hoe - (4:23) 125 BPM
Review: We all know his name. And by now we should all know what he sounds like, too... Morlack has been blazing the nu funk, bass and bootleg scene with creativity and stacks of long players for a good half decade now. This latest set comprises 14 of his genre-melting dancefloor devices; from the Kravitz dancehall facelift "Boss Like Me" to the slap-bass strutting, percussion heavy 80s rap homages "For The Brothers In The Ghetto" and "Problems Generator" each cut is primed for unashamed party fun. Elsewhere there's a 90s ghetto twist on the Tower Of Power-twisting "Movin' On The Dumb Stuff" while another highlight "Back It On" sees Beenie Man getting the funkiest version of his illustrious life. Not a dull moment throughout, Morlack keeps killing it. Get to know.
FB 020
26 Mar 15
Breakbeat
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The Dude - (5:39) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morning - (4:33) 100 BPM
   
Dusic - (4:52) 113 BPM
   
Spinnin - (4:46) 115 BPM
Review: Normally one for the grand gesture (his last album boasted 27 tracks!), master of the gently nefarious art of the mash-up, Morlack, comes back down to earth to deliver a mere four edited disco gems for Katakana. As usual, the production quality of his sample-fuelled jiggery is second to none, with the slow and elastic funk of smoocher "The Dude", the slap bass twitcher "Morning", the stormin' electro-funk of "Dusic" and the raw, cowbell bustin' hoe-down of "Spinnin'" proving to be dancefloor devourers one and all.
KE 9023
27 Feb 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Happy Feeling - (4:05) 121 BPM
   
Corrupt - (4:56) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Choose - (4:42) 117 BPM
   
Arab Money - (4:35) 120 BPM
   
Heartbeat - (5:45) 116 BPM
Review: If you're a lover of hip-house vocals then the Sweet Tee-esque title track here will definitely give you a 'Happy Feeling'! Elsewhere on the EP, 'Corrupt' is a looping, Latin-tinged affair with chorused female vox, there are more Latino flavas on 'You Choose', 'Arab Money' is an uptempo, brassy joint atop which another rapped vocal (a male one this time) and some Middle Eastern chanting go head-to-head, while 'Heartbeat' is essentially a rework of Jimmy 'Bo' Horne's 'Is It In?' from 1980. Five sample-tastic cuts that'll keep disco floors moving for sure.
RSR 074
01 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rainbow Mash - (4:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
That Girl - (5:25) 125 BPM
Review: Paris-based Ben Morlack is the man at the controls for this latest addition to the ever-growing Katakana Edits series. 'Rainbow Mash' is just that: a mash-up of styles with house, big beat and P-funk influences thrown into the pot and serve up as a gloriously energetic dancefloor romp topped with a "party down!" vocal and a rolling, house-y piano riff. 'That Girl', meanwhile, beefs up Maxi Priest and Shaggy's 1996 ragga hit for modern dancefloors, while leaving the 'Green Onions' riff on which it's based intact. Both tracks can be safely filed in the box marked 'party-starters'.
KE 9073
23 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Movin' Alright - (4:53) 105 BPM
   
Crazy Wig - (4:44) 108 BPM
   
U R The Rap Machine - (5:13) 53 BPM
   
Get Down (with Some Cash) - (5:07) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Family Anime - (4:28) 150 BPM
Review: Well, it's most certainly hit the time to get funky as we take a stroll through this high energy collection of breakbeat chops from Morlack, who lands on the Funk Blasters imprint with fantastic results. We are treated to some absolute sauce buckets on this one, from the irresistible melodic grooves of 'U R The Rap Machine' to the old school vocal sampling of 'Family Anime' and gritty bass work on 'Movin' Alright'.Following this, the high energy bassline movements and hard hitting drums of 'Get Down' certainly strike a chord, with the EP rounding off well on the smooth vocal lines of 'Crazy Wig'.
FB 032
15 Mar 19
Breakbeat
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Kalimba Tree - (4:36) 105 BPM
   
Lovin' U - (4:21) 110 BPM
   
Control - (3:52) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Agony - (4:50) 118 BPM
Review: Bustling breakbeat badman turned re-edit hero Morlack has served up some scintillating stuff of late, including a brilliant four-tracker on Katakana Edits. Here he gets his re-edit groove on for Thunder Jam. It's a decent label debut which moves from vaguely Balearic '80s Afro-boogie (the synth and filter-sporting "Kalimba Tree") to chunky, hard-wired P-funk brilliance (the Bootsy Collins-esque bounciness of "Agony"), via smooth, slick and seductive '80s soul ("Control", whose slap-bass, screeching car tyre effects and sassy female vocals are particularly alluring) and horn-toting, big studio electrofunk ("Lovin' U"). In other words, it's another tidy collection of cuts.
TJ 093
07 Oct 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Smthing Special - (4:55) 142 BPM
   
Knee Dip - (4:08) 145 BPM
   
Cruncked House - (4:22) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feel It - (4:40) 125 BPM
   
A Toke - (5:42) 80 BPM
Played by: Morlack
Review: Funk Blasters are back and this time alongside the king of cuts himself; Morlack, who arrives on the scene with a fresh bag of magic as he unveils the second volume of his 'Cheeky Edits' series. We begin with the shuffling disco beats of 'Cruncked House', before moving into the soul grooves and expressive riffs of 'Feel It'. To follow; 'Smthing Special', another futuristic soul slice, leading into the darkened hip hop drumwork of 'A Toke'. The project then rounds off nicely with 'Knee Dip', a funkadelic blend of crunchy rhythms, precise vocal slices and moogy bass leads, packed with flavour and energy.
FB 031
27 Sep 18
Breakbeat
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Across The Floor - (3:37) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Like The Way You... - (4:53) 128 BPM
Played by: Morlack
Review: Breakbeat Paradise regular Morlack has a reputation for serving up brilliantly chopped-up, funk-fuelled material that's guaranteed to get the party started. The Parisian producer's latest Katakana Edits outing ticks all of the right boxes, serving up two prime cuts of celebratory dancefloor release. Choose between the rubbery, beefed-up disco heaviness of "I Like The Way You..." - all elastic slap bass, punchy horns and screaming orchestration -and the chunkier, 109 BPM breakbeat shuffle of "Across The Floor". This is effectively a rearrangement of a well-known disco era staple with punchy new drums beneath. While simple by design, it's very effective.
KE 9068
20 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hypersonic Freak - (4:06) 56 BPM
   
Moments Of Bang - (4:23) 58 BPM
   
Anything U Do Is Ugly - (4:19) 57 BPM
   
Gimme Some Love - (3:40) 110 BPM
   
Who Comes - (4:42) 111 BPM
   
Break Some Bones - (5:18) 110 BPM
   
Nu Records Spin - (5:16) 116 BPM
   
Can't Get Enough - (3:57) 107 BPM
   
Let's Get It - (4:40) 53 BPM
   
Jukebox - (5:15) 56 BPM
   
Groove Will Make Malika Move - (6:17) 114 BPM
   
What You Wanna Do - (3:55) 149 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Serial album-blaster Morlack returns from his Go-Go odyssey with what must be his thirty-first long player. Going back to his dirtier bass, disco-edged samples and classic hip-hop vocals, it's another 12 track funk adventure with something for all DJs. Highlights include the fidgety swing of "Anything U Do Is Ugly", the Zapp & Roger style west coast steez of "Who Comes" and the all-out block-busting grit of "Jukebox". Concluding with the sweet digi-skank and slap bass bubbles of "What You Wanna Do", it's yet another immaculate collection from the unstoppable (and probably unsleeping) Morlack.
BBP 114
14 Dec 15
Breakbeat
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Don't Stand 4 Dodge City - (4:43) 138 BPM
   
Go-Go Connection - (5:35) 141 BPM
   
Cabbage Stuff - (3:38) 144 BPM
   
Slave To The Go-Go - (5:20) 146 BPM
   
Ummgood - (4:31) 50 BPM
   
Family Affair - (5:43) 152 BPM
   
Take It To The Top - (3:28) 154 BPM
   
Mary - (5:43) 155 BPM
   
Feel The Music - (5:06) 105 BPM
   
Bow Against The Wall - (4:39) 53 BPM
   
Chillin' - (4:33) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Move Like That - (5:06) 110 BPM
   
Don't Stop That Go-Go Beat - (4:37) 111 BPM
Review: Every now and then the outre space-glam '80s outfits in Morlack's wardrobe start to beckon and before you know it he's rustled up another fine collection dedicated to his love of Go-Go, the cult proto hip-hop sound that emanated from Washington DC. If you're unfamiliar with this style, you can look to the Fresh Prince theme to get an idea (albeit a watered down version). For the real deal though check out the 13 raw cuts here that boast those signature rolling electro drums, funk samples and carefully layered acapelllas from the likes of King Tee and Chuck Brown.
FB 021
02 Jul 15
Breakbeat
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Hang It Up - (4:56) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bom Bom - (5:07) 116 BPM
   
Love Thing - (4:58) 117 BPM
   
Ganja Man - (4:21) 140 BPM
Review: The latest driver to be given the keys to the Katakana Edits series is the Go-Go lovin' Morlack. He's delivered four sizzlers aimed, as always, firmly at the heart of the dancefloor. "Hang It Up" sees tough, breaky beats leading sassy brass, quirky bass and honky tonk piano, whilst "Bom Bom" is pure unadulterated 80s holiday cheese - imagine Black Lace on a bender in the Caribbean circa 1984 and you'll get the postcard. This theme continues with the digital-reggae sing-a-long "Ganja Man" before the pure, phased funk of "Love Thing" wraps things up in cool early '80s style.
KE 9033
25 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slave To The Go-Go - (5:20) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chillin' - (4:33) 109 BPM
HADSH 120
19 Oct 15
Hip Hop/R&B
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Bogaaloo (original mix) - (5:00) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogaloo (Trotter remix) - (4:22) 108 BPM
   
Cosmic Rythm (original mix) - (5:29) 115 BPM
   
In Brasilia (original mix) - (4:57) 116 BPM
RSREP 024
10 Apr 12
Funk
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Ripa Na Chulipa - (4:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Farther Imagination - (4:16) 117 BPM
   
It Should Have Been You - (5:00) 116 BPM
   
Try My Lovin - (5:04) 108 BPM
Review: This time last year, breakbeat maverick Morlack was banging out some Rick James business, a sweet reinterpretation of the legend's most infamous moments, but right now he's up on Royal Soul with some sweet-ass, electro-swinging gear of the highest calibre. "Ripa Na Chulipa" takes the boogie beats on a Brazilian tip, before the sounds of "Farther Imagination" blast it all down to classic US levels - what a master-blaster of a tune! "It Should Have Been You" is a sweeter, more soulful West-Coast sort of number, perfect for kicking back and smokin' a number, whereas "Try My Lovin" takes the groove way down below, somewhere closer to traditional hip-hop levels. Don't mess with dat bass doe!
RSR 065
05 Aug 17
Breakbeat
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Totally Connected - (5:31) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
FWM - (3:49) 100 BPM
   
High Time - (4:12) 117 BPM
   
Do It Fluid - (4:29) 118 BPM
Played by: Morlack
Review: Go-Go lovin' disco re-tweaker Morlack recently helmed the 41st instalment in Katakana's Edits series. It clearly was a huge success because they've already invited him back to curate a second one! There are four tunes on this one, starting with a toughened up version of T-Connection's already tough 70s funk jam "Totally Connected", "FWM" is a spacier and breakier affair, "High Time" is accelerated lady funk of the electro kind and "Do It Fluid" wraps things up with a beautiful melange of boogie, breaks and soulful bellowing.
KE 9045
03 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Belly Pyramid - (4:52) 124 BPM
   
Beautiful Mistakes - (4:23) 124 BPM
   
Fire In The Rain - (4:09) 153 BPM
   
Represent - (4:41) 104 BPM
   
Nightlife - (3:39) 105 BPM
   
High Hopes - (4:00) 107 BPM
   
Elephant Walk - (4:17) 110 BPM
   
Rhythm G - (4:32) 57 BPM
   
Tight & Loose - (4:58) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freakout - (4:54) 60 BPM
   
Splash Up - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Lovely Boo - (3:32) 124 BPM
   
Please - (3:40) 80 BPM
Played by: Trotter, Morlack
Review: Re-edit maestro Morlack went AWOL for a while, with reported sightings of him partying with Trotter in as far away locations as Brazilian jungles coming in thick and fast. Well wherever he disappeared to this producer is back and he's brandishing a new album to boot! Beautiful Mistakes features 13 new jams, all of which are guaranteed to get you moving in one direction or other. Highlights include the lively jump up Egyptian DnB of "Belly Pyramid", the smooth 80s soul grind of the title track and the glistening electro-funk grooves of "Nightlife". Back in business!
FB 027
30 Jun 17
Breakbeat
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Train - (3:53) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
There It Is - (3:30) 114 BPM
Played by: Smashed Atoms, Morlack
Review: Congratulations to the Katakana Edits crew, who have now reached a half century of releases. Their 53rd EP comes from the mysterious Ben Morlack from Paris. He's had other releases recently on Funk Blasters, Breakbeat Paradise, Relative Dimensions, Homebreakin, Tru Funk and Boogie Boutique: so you know where this guys coming from! "Train" is a well funky joint with some super powerful vocals retained from the original of this fine track - that sounds quite familiar. Next up you get served to some serious soul power on the wicked "There It Is".
KE 9053
10 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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