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: It's time to get uber groovy as Ragtime get down and dirty, bringing in Ninjula for a super punchy six track extravaganza, buzzing from start to finish with volcanic breakbeat energy. The title track 'Bass 'N Honey' is a reesey grooveball, with 'Deadbeat' alongside Nyxe being an exciting play on big band themes. We hear 'St James Infirmary' sample the classic blues record into a stinking dubstep-infused belter next, with 'Rat Trap' giving us a swingy send off and 'The Hardest Show On Earth' providing some serious grit. Finally, 'Low Bones', wraps the project up in style as it's hard house inspired bass tones fidget away amidst growling vocal slices and sharp drum work.
Review: The bomb most certainly strikes again here as the celebrated imprint return to releasing with this explosive two track piece from Ninjula. We begin with the vibrant electro flavours of 'Da Choppa!', a mighty composition pushed intensely through sharp drum processing and catchy electronic vocal melodies. The theme continues heavily on 'Get Some', which uses perfectly layered fidget style synthesis to give space for yet more catchy melodies and punchy subs. Excellent work.
Review: The team at Bomb Strikes have been having a masterful 2020 in regards to the music they have been putting out there, a statement backed up by this blistering barrage of bass and breaks from Ninjula. The title track 'Spanish Princess' is an absolute weapon of a tune, combining catchy latin horn structures with lethal reesey synthesizer slaps to kick us off with a bang. Following this, 'You Know I Like It' takes a catchy riff alongside more potent horn lines to generate a spicy warbler, closely followed by the slower drum structures and choppy synth designs of 'What You Got' to round off an impressive selection.
The Flashback Project & SANXION - "Searching For The Sun" (SANXION remix) - (5:19) 150 BPM
The Flashback Project & NINJULA - "Searching For The Sun" (NINJULA remix) - (5:34) 110 BPM
Review: Rave OG Flashback isn't just a pedigree banger merchant, but also a fine telepathist as he reads all of our minds with "Searching For The Sun". While summer doesn't seem any closer, we're certainly a lot hotter under the collar thanks to these classic 2011 style dubstep oscillations. Remix-wise Sanxion adds some crisp vocal euphoria while Ninjula lowers the tempo for more of a sultry swagger. Feel the sunshine!
Review: Bomb Strikes, the UK hip-hop/funk/soul/breaks label headed up by Mooqee & Beatvandals, celebrated their 15th birthday in 2019 with a fantastic compilation album, and to further celebrate the success of the label in 2019 they're releasing another compilation featuring 15 of their best cuts from the past 12 months. What's most impressive is the variety on offer, ranging from straight-up hip-hop from Alexander Norman Prosper & Stabfinger, to party breaks from Ali B and Krafty Kuts, to 'new old' soul from Flevans, to the fairly self-explanatory 'Disco Weapon' and 'Mirror Ballin'' (by Shaka Loves You and X-Ray Ted, respectively. Tons of fun for festive season funkateers of all ages!
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: Fun loving Party Breaks and Beats label Bomb Strikes serve up a retrospective collection curated by label bosses Mooqee and Beatvandals. With 31 full-length cuts plus a one-hour DJ mix, there's no faulting the VFM as we move through breaks, funk, hip-hop and the occasional gnarlier nugget. Standouts include Andy Cooper & The Allergies' rework of Run DMC's 'Mary Mary' and Beatvandals & A Skilz's 2007 cut 'Sunshine', which mashes up Roy Ayers and Indeep. But the one we keeping back to is Mooqee's 'Supacat Police' (2006), which makes devastating, ragga-fied use of chunks from a certain KRS-One classic that we won't insult your intelligence by naming!