Review: If anyone can fuse Q-Tip, Busta and Sister Sledge, it's the Disco Cakes head honchos Defkline and Red Polo. In fact their baking is so sweet they've cooked up two versions; a funk-fuelled disco jam and a swaggering, breakbeat-heavy hip-hop version. Naturally both cuts are so tasty your dancefloor will be munching out of the palm of your hand. Further on we're punched with a bass-battered nu-funk version of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N Roll" and sweet-talked by the sexy dancehall version of early 90s hip-hop crew K7 on "Come Baby Come". Yummy.
Review: Always boasting a well-stocked arsenal of mash ups and breakbeat remakes, the Booty Breaks label drop three new beats on this long-running series - this time supplied by crafty cutters Defkline and Red Polo. "Power Boots" revisits a '90s euro house classic, Drake's teary-eyed raps get a pleasing beat-driven overhaul on "Take Care" while excellent tropical electro banger "Go Outside" rounds off the set.
Review: Ever listened to Switch's "I Still Love You" and thought 'this could do with raving up a tad'? Defkline and Red Polo obviously have, and they were wise to do so. Think 'end of the night hug-athon', think 'peak of the set, lighters up time', think 'turn the dancefloor into one massive smile', this cheeky remix ticks more boxes than a professional box-ticker and is likely to bring a grin to your groovers. Fancy turning that grin into a creased up ugly bass face? Slam in the screaming dubstep remix by Sonwah Fresh.
Review: Masters of the crafty art of bootlegism and funk edits, the not-so-pseudonymous Defkline and Red Polo get busy on four classics with crucial party-boosting results. "Space Cowboy" takes the Steve Miller classic and coats it with a whole slew of classic rhymers from ODB to Fiddy. "Turn The Beat Around" takes the disco classic of the same name and reboots it with chunky house 4/4. "It Ain't No Good", meanwhile, takes De La Soul and Chaka Khan's soul-blistered ballad and gives it just a cheeky mild skank. "Shystie's Disco" brings us to a fitting climax with ripples of glitterball-twisting electro boogie vibes.
Review: Not one week from their last Disco Cakes release, Defkline and Red Polo return on sister label Hot Cakes for another pair of rambunctious party bangers. "Oh Sevre! Look What You Done" sees the pair rework Julio Bashmore's ubiquitous hit "Au Seve" to fine effect across two versions. The "Breakbeat Garage" version does exactly what it says on the tin, cutting up that infectious bassline and giving it a touch more bite, while the drum & bass mix ramps things with a crazy tempo and thick subs. If such a thing is possible, Defkline & Red Polo have actually improved on the original.
Review: DJ Defkline, Red Polo and Dustin Hulton team up for this killer three track EP on Booty Breaks. The highlight here has to be the L'Trimm sampling "Cars That Go Boom", which turns the late 80s Miami Bass ode to car speakers into a smashing breakbeat jam. Also check out "Flat Toes" which throws a killer vocal over Mr Oizo's timeless electro cut "Flat Beat".