DJ Tzinas & MRBiGK - "Rocksteady Boom" - (3:52) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dedy Dread & Mr Bird - "LOVE" - (3:24)
   
Tim McVicar - "California Dreamland" - (3:57)
   
Mr Fresh - "SOUL" - (3:42) 146 BPM
Review: A nu-funk remix of The Mommas & The Poppas' "California Dreaming". Just writing those words seems preposterous. But trust us, Tim McVicar's take on the 60s hippy classic really works! Squidgy bass and chop-slapping beats a-go-go, by the end of the summer it will be illegal not to play this in BBQ and beach sets. Law will also be upheld on anyone not exploiting the utterly funky charms of the other three cuts. DJ Tiznas & Mr BiGK's take on Kenny Dope and Screechy Dan's "Boomin In Ya Jeep" is like Fatboy Slim circa 98, Dedy Dread & Mr Bird take Missy Elliot into Hammond organ heaven while Mr Fresh's "SOUL" is a trip head nod so heavy it falls over into massive sticky pile of jazz.

BOOTYFRUIT 006
13 Apr 12
Breakbeat
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Skate Dancer EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Skate Dancer (Birds Skateliscious mix) - (4:10) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Skate Dancer (B-Dub remix) - (5:01) 112 BPM
   
Skate Dancer (Azaxx remix) - (4:06) 112 BPM
   
Skate Dancer (DJ Unite remix) - (6:53) 116 BPM
   
Skate Dancer (Savages & Unifairfly Roller Raw remix) - (4:08) 112 BPM
Review: Aptly described by British producer Mr Bird as "rollerboogiespacediscofunk", latest tune "Skate Dancer" is indeed a b-boy banger that takes in a wide-range of influences - right down to the Funkadelic-esque group chorus. With some excellent boogie/cosmic funk remixes included from Azaxx, DJ Unite and B-Dub, this is a must for fans of hip-hop production and classic '70s funk.
MPR D 009
20 Apr 12
Funk
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Everybody Knows (Nobody mix) - (4:45) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Everybody Knows (Ramboiage Space Is The place mix) - (5:20) 110 BPM
   
Everybody Knows (Bird dub mix) - (5:48) 103 BPM
Played by: Superbreak, Mr Bird
Review: There are plenty of words to describe producer Mr Bird and most of them are variants of the word 'funky'. This guy lives and breathes funky music, particularly re-edits and bootlegs. This newie features three different mixes of the one vocal funk track, "Everybody Knows". The original, "Nobody", is laid back 70s-style funk with fresh, modern production. The "Rambolage Space Is The Place mix", is a livelier outing with disco claps, bouncing bassline and luscious strings, and finally the Bird dub mix is a tweaked instrumental of the "Nobody mix".
MPR D012
13 Sep 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Champignon Sound - (4:06)
   
Champignon Sound (Jayl Funk remix) - (4:04)
   
Champignon Sound (DJ Tzinas Other Directions remix) - (5:09) 152 BPM
   
Keep On (Supafly) - (3:30) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Known for his cheeky sample art, Mr Bird has delivered serious party vibes with every release so far. The cheekily titled "Champignon Sound" is less of a floor jammer and more of a mood setter with what could quite possibly be a low-swung, head nodding homage to Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz project. The end result is a super smooth vibe that's perfect for headphones and warm ups alike. If you need more pep then jump on Jayl Funk's slapbasstastic remix that comes complete with a flutter of flutes. DJ Tzinas' remix pays respect to Bird's original vibe but with more jazz sensibility. There's plenty more we could write about this release but there's not mushroom left to fit the text!
MBCD 012
08 Oct 12
Breakbeat
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Dance Away (feat Chief Commander Yaaba) - (4:26) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Sasquatch - (4:33) 60 BPM
   
Floating Funk - (4:33) 120 BPM
   
Carnival Beat - (3:16) 80 BPM
Review: Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Steve Bird AKA Mr. Bird is the latest artist to land at Matasuna Records' nest. The label is run by the DJ / producer Alex from the SoulBrigada crew out of Zurich, in Switzerland. Beginning with the sweltering spiritual life music of "Dance Away" (feat Chief Commander Yaaba) this takes it cues from exactly the kind of Afrobeat we like! As does the splendid soul funk explosion of "Floating Funk" - now that definitely needed an edit! Well played too. He then merges said Afro aesthetics with the classic sounds of The Windy City's deep on the evocative jam "The Sasquatch" while "Carnival Beat" lives up to its name: working those funky and hypnotic Angolan polyrhythms that rise into a right frenzy. Bird has been based in Lisbon, Portugal for the last seven years and has released four albums and many other digital releases - including the album 'Low-Fi Classics' which was released by BBE Music in July 2014.
MSR 003
19 Jan 18
International
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Mr Bird - "Cenora Com Noz" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (4:18) 56 BPM
   
The Qualitons - "Margit" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (4:39) 113 BPM
   
Kerekes Band - "Waiting For The Sunshine" (feat Fabian Juli - Funkshine remix By Savages Y Suefo) - (4:05) 134 BPM
   
Anima Sound System - "Wonder" (Savages Y Suefo Dixie Fix) - (3:16) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kid Loco - "The Night I Had A Smoke With CB" (Savages Y Suefo Flashback) - (6:08) 107 BPM
   
Smokey Bandits - "The Rooster" (Kindacumbia remix By Savages Y Suefo) - (4:41) 97 BPM
   
Dunkelbunt - "Kebab Konnektion" (Paprika Flavoured edit By Savages Y Suefo) - (4:14) 123 BPM
   
Mo Fire - "Baile Do Mau Mau" (Savages Y Suefo Shuffle) - (4:29) 129 BPM
   
WDR Big Band & Karim Siad - "Ait Oumrar" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (3:56) 114 BPM
   
Watcha Clan - "El Quinto Regimiento" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (4:10) 56 BPM
   
Ez A Divat - "Taste Me Waste Me" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (3:55) 140 BPM
   
Marcel - "Make It Alone" (feat Desmond Foster - Savages Y Suefo Flashback) - (4:02) 81 BPM
   
Gabriele Poso - "Invocation 003" (Savages Y Suefo remix) - (4:41) 57 BPM
   
Danilo Venturi - "Toi Et Moi" (Lowe remix By Savages Y Suefo) - (5:03) 88 BPM
   
Re:jazz - "Skin Against Skin" (Against Savages Y Suefo) - (4:59) 96 BPM
Review: Savages T Suefo are a larger than life Hungarian duo who recently saw their work remixed on one collection. Now, to address the balance we get another collection, Remixes Y Reworks, which sees the very best SYS remixes of others compiled onto one album. There is a whopping 15 tracks on here with plenty of thrills and spills included. Some of our faves being the sassy rag-time strut of "Wonder" by Anima Sound System, the slinky worldbeat grind of "Ait Oumrar" by WDR Big Band and the gently soulful reggae-pop of Marcel's "Make It Alone".
AR 063DD
14 Aug 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
Hotelsinus - "Unreality" (Sammy Senior remix) - (5:34) 152 BPM
   
Mr Bird - "Keep On (Supafly)" (DJ Maars remix) - (4:07) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lakeshore Drive - "Living The Funk" (Omegaman remix) - (3:53) 110 BPM
   
Vida G - "Club Havanna" (Voodoofunk remix) - (5:18) 110 BPM
   
El Bomba - "Cop Dat Shit" (Niles Philips remix) - (4:19) 105 BPM
   
Lakeshore Drive - "Living The Funk" (Tom Drummond remix) - (4:44) 112 BPM
   
Yomakomba - "Super Star" (Father Funk remix) - (4:26) 109 BPM
   
The Worldstylers - "The Kosher Beat" (Qdup remix) - (3:29) 121 BPM
   
El Bomba - "Cop Dat Shit" (J-Sound remix) - (3:45) 52 BPM
   
J-Sound - "Supernature" (Trotter remix) - (3:29) 108 BPM
   
Fabian Juli Jazz Riff - "Relax" (DJ Clairvo remix) - (5:22) 122 BPM
   
Pulp Fusion - "Second Chance" (BadboE remix) - (5:10) 120 BPM
   
Mr Bird - "Champignon Sound" (Jayl Funk remix) - (4:04) 58 BPM
   
The Worldstylers - "Roller Low" (Quincy Jointz remix) - (4:21) 115 BPM
   
Pulp Fusion - "Bring It Back" (Lakeshore Drive remix) - (4:15) 115 BPM
   
Vida G - "Club Havanna" (Valique remix) - (4:41) 149 BPM
   
Yomakomba - "Super Star" (Zamali remix) - (4:28) 113 BPM
   
Lakeshore Drive - "Disco Strut" (Danny Massure remix) - (4:48) 58 BPM
   
Widosub - "Papertrain" (Metha remix) - (8:41) 126 BPM
   
Nnothing - "Different Ways" (DJ Andy Taylor remix) - (7:11) 129 BPM
   
Widosub - "Papertarin" (Some DJ remix) - (5:49) 116 BPM
Review: Budapest beat conjurers MustBeat tether up 21 of the finest remixes they've commissioned over the past four years. The end result is a widescreen romp that explores - and consequently tickles - every nook, corner and cranny of funk's thick-shag underbelly. From the swampy glitch dub of Sammy Senior's remix of "Unreality" to the sunshine skanks and crisp nylon string plucks of Niles Philips' take on "Cop Dat Shit" via the midrange squiggles and sweaty swagger of Trotter's twist on "Supernature", there's a clear consistency and clarity on this package that's seldom seen on a remix collection. A neat testament to the label's toil and great opportunity to fill any gaps in your collection.
MBCD-025
11 Feb 15
Breakbeat
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