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Funk Butter Volume 3
L.R.S - "Make Me Feel" - (5:06) 128 BPM Hot
Ben Jamin - "Sweet Lovin" - (4:40) 60 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Old School" - (4:23) 63 BPM
SuckaSide - "Hearty Party" - (3:46) 104 BPM
Review: Four slices of phat-assed contemporary funk make up this latest offering from the Cuttin' It Fine camp. L.R.S's strutty 'Make Me Feel' kicks things off with its heavily reverbed female vocal and ker-razy, 60s-sounding instrumental breaks, after which Ben Jamin brings more soulful, boogie-style vibes on 'Sweet Lovin'. Roast Beatz then make great use of cheeky bites from both Hall & Oates and the Detroit Emeralds on aptly-named cut-up 'Old School', before Suckaside play us out with the most authentically 70s-sounding track on the whole EP, the chant-vocalled, Fatback-esque 'Hearty Party'. An EP that'll get 'em moving for sure.
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CIF 52
07 Jun 24
Funk
Fungasm (Explicit)
Lose It (feat Kurnel MC) - (3:55) 110 BPM
Fungasm - (3:55) 110 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Boom Box" (feat Dr Syntax - Liberty Chaps remix) - (3:47) 110 BPM Hot
Pillbillies - (5:25) 120 BPM
Played by: DJ ESKREAMA
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CIF 23
03 May 24
Breakbeat
Electric Pistachio (Explicit)
Soul Food (feat Kurnel MC, Natty Speaks & Profit) - (4:11) 105 BPM
Lose Yourself (feat Kylie Earl) - (4:48) 115 BPM
Home Grown (feat Profit) - (4:12) 125 BPM
The People (feat Greg Blackman) - (4:07) 110 BPM
Now You Know (feat The Broken Poetz) - (4:08) 110 BPM
Take Me Back (feat Figure Of Speech & Kristy Kurowski) - (4:49) 103 BPM Hot
Knock Knock (feat Profit) - (3:24) 125 BPM
Let It Go (feat MysDiggi & Ella Mae Sueref) - (4:26) 110 BPM
Road Runner (feat Illvis Freshly) - (3:45) 95 BPM
Keep It Movin' (feat Rider Shafique) - (4:05) 105 BPM
Reach Out (feat Kurnel MC) - (4:01) 110 BPM
Sour Bliss (feat Triggs Vega) - (3:59) 104 BPM
Played by: DJ LAUREL
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CIF 15
02 May 24
Hip Hop/R&B
Party Over Here
El Bomba - "Take A Break" - (3:47) 121 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Party Over Here" - (3:27) 112 BPM
El Bomba - "Bronco Funk" - (4:08) 120 BPM Hot
Roast Beatz - "Get On Down" - (3:31) 110 BPM
Played by: DJ ESKREAMA
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CIF 27
25 Apr 24
Breakbeat
Been A Long Time (Explicit)
Been A Long Time (feat Lucy Richards & Everyman) - (5:22) 122 BPM Hot
Punjabi Party - (4:00) 125 BPM
Disco Hustle - (5:13) 118 BPM
Hold Your Head Up - (4:02) 120 BPM
Bouncing Around - (4:25) 120 BPM
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CIF 33
25 Apr 24
Deep House
Ready For Love
Ready For Love (original mix) - (4:13) 125 BPM
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CIF 51
14 Feb 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
The People The People (X-Ray Ted Remix)
The People (X-Ray Ted remix) - (3:46) 124 BPM
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CIF 50
19 Jan 24
Breakbeat
Rock With Me
Brazilian Stepper - (5:27) 118 BPM
Flute Banger - (4:48) 120 BPM
The Disco Scene - (5:01) 120 BPM Hot
Rock With Me - (4:52) 106 BPM
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CIF 40
12 Dec 23
Deep House
Soul Revolution (Explicit)
My Choice (feat Brotherman) - (3:47) 85 BPM
Let It Go (feat Craig Bevan) - (3:19) 93 BPM
Thats Life (feat The Broken Poetz) - (3:05) 93 BPM
100 Degrees (feat Lucy Richards) - (2:47) 96 BPM
Drop The Mic (feat Koaste) - (2:41) 100 BPM
For Your Soul (feat Geoff Lai) - (3:39) 80 BPM
Ignition (feat Dr Syntax) - (3:05) 115 BPM
Soul Revolution (feat Lucy Richards & D-Fro) - (3:20) 117 BPM
Roast Beatz - "News Flash" (feat Teef - Gramophone Soul remix) - (2:56) 100 BPM
Move Me - (3:10) 102 BPM
Wings - (3:12) 120 BPM
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CIF 39
28 Nov 23
Hip Hop/R&B
Funk Butter Volume Two
Roast Beatz - "Jungle Steppin" - (4:47) 122 BPM Hot
Gramophone Soul - "Day By Day" - (3:40) 112 BPM
Pecoe - "Good To Me" - (4:23) 118 BPM
Frankee More - "For The Music" - (5:04) 60 BPM
Review: If it's box-fresh but still authentically vintage-sounding funk vibes you're after, you'll find them in abundance on this V/A four-tracker from UK label Cuttin' It Fine. Roast Beatz are up first with the James Brown-ish 'Jungle Steppin', before Gramophone Soul marry War/ Sly Stone-esque vocal chants with rap snips on the big beat-infused 'Day By Day'. Pecoe's 'Good To Me' then brings more phat-assed retro vibes, complete with some familiar-sounding vocal bites, before Frankee More plays us out with the rumbustious 'For The Music', which rocks another chanted funk vocal. Overall, file somewhere between big beat, funk breaks and straight-up funk.
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CIF 43
17 Mar 23
Funk
Deep Donor
Deep Donor (original mix) - (5:34) 124 BPM Hot
Deep Donor (dub) - (5:32) 124 BPM
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CIF 42
24 Feb 23
Breakbeat
Rock With Me
Brazilian Stepper - (5:27) 118 BPM Hot
Flute Banger - (4:48) 120 BPM
The Disco Scene - (5:01) 120 BPM
Rock With Me - (4:52) 106 BPM
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CIF 40
04 Nov 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Been A Long Time
Been A Long Time (feat Lucy Richards & Everyman) - (5:22) 122 BPM
Punjabi Party - (4:00) 125 BPM
Disco Hustle - (5:13) 118 BPM
Hold Your Head Up - (4:02) 120 BPM Hot
Bouncing Around - (4:25) 120 BPM
Review: Hailing from Bournemouth on the UK's south coast, Roast Beatz is a self-described 'multi-genre' DJ whose sets span house, disco, funk, hip-hop, breaks, D&B and more. And he takes a similarly eclectic approach in the studio, as this five-tracker on his own Cuttin' It Fine label demonstrates. Making liberal use of some very familiar samples (see 'Punjabi Party' and 'Hold Your Head Up' in particular), what he's come up with are five tracks that span the spectrum from house to soul and funk, but that all have the kind of instant floor appeal that can only be achieved by those with some considerable experience in the booth.
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CIF 34
22 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Funk Butter Volume 1
Various
Debarge - "I Like It" (Frankee More Re-Funk remix) - (3:51) 92 BPM
Mr Fitz - "Sharons Land" - (3:35) 106 BPM
Pecoe - "Sunshine Love" - (3:53) 114 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Whoomp Times" - (3:50) 120 BPM Hot
Review: The Cuttin' It Fine crew have pulled together once again to deliver a bag of dancefloor ready riddims under the 'Funk Butter' compilation title, what more could we ask for? We begin with the emotive vocal sampling and big room keys of Frankee More's Re-Funk remix of 'I Like It' from Debarge, which sets high levels from the jump. From here, Mr Fitz delivers a horn-driven funk out on 'Sharons Land', topped with a powerful vocal display before the shuffling drum rhythms and disco-like string backing of 'Sunshine Love' from Pecoe does the business once again. Finally, Roast Beatz gets to work on rebuilding a classic Sister Sledge vocal set into a modern, groove-ridden breaks anthem. Lovely work from all involved!
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CIF 32
25 Feb 22
Funk
Badass Funk Vol 2
Various
The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Step Up" - (4:43) 110 BPM Hot
B-Side - "Each & Every Day" (feat Kurnal MC) - (3:58) 53 BPM
Morlack - "Hydraulic Roof" - (5:03) 109 BPM
Turntill & Merlin - "Dancing Mood" (feat Crosby) - (3:36) 80 BPM
BadboE - "The Suicide Thing" - (5:05) 110 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Funky Weekend" - (3:35) 53 BPM
Tosses - "Same Old Funk" - (3:21) 100 BPM
Ewan Hoozami - "Rock More" - (3:48) 120 BPM
Review: As always with the Breakbeat Paradise Recordings crew, we are in for a treat as they unleash the full version of the second 'Badass Funk' compilation, jam-packed with colourful originals and vibrant sampling displays. Featuring eight exciting creations, the vibes stretch from the soulful sample slicing of 'Step Up' from The Breakbeat Junkie and DJP and disco-infused melodic switches of 'Dancing Mood' from Turntill, Merlin & Crosby, to the the more euphoric synth tops and bubbling drums of Ewan Hoozami's 'Rock More' and more relaxed grooves of BadboE's 'The Suicide Thing'. We also hear some tidy work from Morlack on 'Hydraulic Roof', alongside some oldschool finesse on Tosses' 'Same Old Funk'. The whole project oozes class, but our highlights have to include the scatty percussive switches and signalong melodies of B-Side and Kurnal MC's 'Each & Every Day', next to the funkadelic bass twangs of 'Funky Weekend' from Roast Beatz. Awesome stuff!
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BBP 149
26 Nov 21
Funk
Party Over Here
El Bomba - "Take A Break" - (3:47) 121 BPM Hot
Roast Beatz - "Party Over Here" - (3:27) 112 BPM
El Bomba - "Bronco Funk" - (4:08) 120 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Get On Down" - (3:31) 110 BPM
Review: With the catalogue that the Cuttin' It Fine team have both assembled and keep adding to, it's hard to expect anything less than exceptional with every release. They deliver another set of four breakbeat belters, courtesy of both El Bomba & Roast Beatz. First up, El Bomba delivers a dancefloor-ready funk out in 'Take A Break', a lively combo of sharp drum slaps and lip-curling basslines, before Roast Beatz the energy with the groovy guitar plucks and singalong vocals of 'Party Over Here'. Back to El Bomba next as the classic sounding guitar melodies and unpredictable drum shakes of 'Bronco Funk' tone down the madness a tad, before rounding off with anthem-like arrangements of 'Get On Down' from Roast Beatz, boasting a showstopper of a bassline, draped in pleasing horn switches and tidy vocal chops for good measure.
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CIF 28
02 Jul 21
Breakbeat
Fungasm
Lose It (feat Kurnel MC) - (3:55) 110 BPM Hot
Fungasm - (3:55) 110 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Boombox" (feat Dr Syntax - Liberty Chaps remix) - (3:47) 110 BPM
Pillbillies - (5:25) 120 BPM
Review: Cuttin' It Fine look to round off with the year in style as they welcome back the sounds of Liberty Chaps for a vibrant four track expanse, which kicks off with catchy bassline grooves and descriptive lyricism of the one and only Kurnel MC, who adds a definite energy boost to this one. Next, the twisted synthesis and super punchy drum designs of the title track 'Fungasm' work their way into play before Liberty Chaps give a chunky, drum-driven remix to Dr Syntax's classic 'Boombox' vocal, again steering the EP in a bit of a different direction. To round off, we find ourselves working through a wacky combination of high energy drum rhythms and well sampled guitar riffs on 'Pillbillies' to put the finishing touches on a very enjoyable selection.
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CIF 24
04 Dec 20
Breakbeat
Electric Pistachio
Soul Food (feat Kurnel MC/Natty & PRofit) - (4:11) 105 BPM Hot
Lose Yourself (feat Kylie Earl) - (4:48) 58 BPM
Home Grown (feat PRofit) - (4:12) 125 BPM
The People (feat Greg Blackman) - (4:07) 55 BPM
Now You Know (feat Broken Poetz) - (4:08) 55 BPM
Take Me Back (feat Figure Of Speech & Kristy Kurowski) - (4:49) 155 BPM
Knock Knock (feat PRofit) - (3:24) 125 BPM
Let It Go (feat MysDiggi And Ella Mae) - (4:26) 55 BPM
Road Runner (feat Feat Illvis Freshly) - (3:45) 142 BPM
Keep It Movin' (feat Rider Shafique) - (4:05) 105 BPM
Reach Out (feat Kurnel MC - original) - (4:01) 110 BPM
Sour Bliss (feat Triggs Vega) - (3:59) 104 BPM
Review: For this, the latest in a long line of high quality Cuttin' It Fine drops, we welcome the expertise of Roast Beatz, who here unveils a feature length album project entitled 'Electric Pistachio', featuring twelve wicked originals. The features really bring this one to life, with guest appearances from the likes of Kurnel MC, Natty, PRofit, Broken Poetz, Mysdiggi, Ella Mae and many more highly renowned names. For us, there are a couple of immediate standouts when talking through this one, the first of which has to be the skippy drumwork of 'Keep It Movin' alongside the smooth vocal presence of the legendary Rider Shafique, alongside the groovy-heavy rhythmic twists of 'The People' with the fabulous harmonies of Greg Blackman.
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CIF 16
28 Feb 20
Breakbeat
Remixes, Redubs & Redizzles
Various / Tom Showtime
Tom Showtime - "Bad Grammarphone" (Bach To Life mix) - (1:46) 153 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Bowed Selection" (extended mix) - (1:50) 127 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Where The Best Herbs Grow" (Herbaceous mix) - (4:01) 148 BPM Hot
The Psyde Projects - "Re-Dizzled" (Tom Showtime Redizzle) - (3:36) 143 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Soul Alchemy" (Boombap mix - feat N'Fa, D'Fro & Mose) - (3:56) 142 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Spaces & Places" (feat Gift Of Gab, Lotek & Ash.One - Double Down mix) - (4:10) 142 BPM
Ben & Lex - "Bang Like This" (feat The Pharcyde - Tom Showtime remix) - (4:48) 50 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Strange Encounter Meal" (Extra Large mix) - (3:15) 145 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Life Is Funky" (feat D'Fro - Funky mix) - (2:48) 143 BPM
Tom Showtime - "Funk Pants" (feat The Psyde Projects - The Re-Thread) - (3:32) 110 BPM
Mr Bristow - "My Life" (feat Benny Silver - Tom Showtime remix) - (4:44) 52 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Ride It Out" (feat Crystal Carter - Tom Showtime remix) - (4:03) 141 BPM
DJ Maars - "Soundclash" (feat Born Ina Barn - Tom Showtime remix) - (4:27) 131 BPM
N'Fa Jones - "Life Is Just A Game" (Tom Showtime Re-Dub) - (4:01) 141 BPM
Swerv & Kolide - "Direkt Drive" (Tom Showtime Re-Dub) - (1:01) 140 BPM
Review: So the team at Breakbeat Paradise are back to their old tricks again, proving just why they are so highly praised for their consistency here on JunoDownload. This latest project sees Tom Showtime join forces with a number of other producers for an intricate remix project, seeing a selection of fifteen potent reworks land in the store. The genre styles range for stripped back hip hop beats to more funky rethinks, giving a real mix and blend of styles. For us, the Tom Showtime remix of 'Bang Like This' from Ben & Lex alongside The Pharcyde summarizes everything this release is about, that being smooth, vibrant beats and warm, colourful basslines!
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BBP 166
26 Jul 19
Breakbeat
Reach Out
Reach Out (original) - (4:01) 110 BPM
Reach Out (Beat Le Juice remix) - (3:24) 55 BPM Hot
Reach Out (Crash Party remix) - (4:06) 116 BPM
Reach Out (Frankee More remix) - (3:59) 55 BPM
Review: Now if we are to look at Breakbeat as an overarching genre, we see a number of labels who are leading the way, with Cuttin' It Fine being one of the serious front runners. They then touch down here alongside Roast Beatz and Kurnel MC for a wicked new single by the name of 'Reach Out'. We hear Roast Beatz provide us with a spicy backing instrumental, packed with punchy drum arrangements, over which Kurnel MC is able to run wild. On remix duty, we see Beat Le Juice, Crash Party and Frankee More, who all deliver some fantastic recreations, ranging from punchy breaks to new school soul
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CIF 10
13 Jun 19
Breakbeat
South Coast Rulers
Cockney NutJob - "Roar" - (3:44) 52 BPM
El Bomba - "Start Movin' Some" - (3:54) 105 BPM
B-Side - "Un-Fadeable" (feat Roast Beatz) - (5:10) 132 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Taking It Back" - (4:25) 125 BPM Hot
Review: Roast Beatz' Cuttin It Fine imprint hits its second outing with a fine motley collective of friends proffering party treats; Cockney Nutjob tip toes around the broken glass, pushing us closer to the edge over a sunny side skank on "Roar", El Bomba tells us to shut up and pay attention over a classic loose limbed funk break, B-Side Roast Beatz get emotional and dreamy over a rolling, subby 808 beat before flipping into a vibrant D&B finale on "Un-Fadeable" before the bossman brings home the bacon and pulls off the pork with the most upbeat, party bumping jam. Whoop, there it is....
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CIF 02
31 Aug 18
Breakbeat
Funk N' Beats Vol 5 (Mixed By The Allergies)
Various / The Allergies
The Allergies - "Baddest DJ Intro" - (0:27) 139 BPM
Bazza Ranks & Imagine This - "That Stuff" (The Allergies remix) - (3:11) 154 BPM
Dusty Donuts - "Funky Thang" (Marc Hype & Naughty NMX Underground edit) - (3:18) 153 BPM Hot
The Funk Hunters & Chali 2Na - "Oh Shit" (Featurecast remix) - (3:49) 155 BPM
The Allergies - "Blast Off" (remix) - (4:09) 104 BPM
The Haggis Horns - "Take It Back" (feat Doc Brown) - (3:31) 155 BPM
Lack Of Afro - "Take It Up A Notch" (feat Wax & Herbal T) - (3:26) 53 BPM
Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon - "Downtime" (The Allergies remix) - (3:24) 106 BPM
Flevans - "Loose Gardener" - (3:57) 108 BPM
Djar One - "Get Down" (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:47) 110 BPM
Andy Cooper - "Here Comes Another One" (feat BlabberMouf) - (3:14) 109 BPM
Ty - "Baby Love" (feat Seanie T & Miles Bonny) - (3:28) 56 BPM
Bo Saris - "She's On Fire" - (2:53) 112 BPM
Roast Beatz - "1998" (The Allergies remix) - (3:12) 115 BPM
Voodoocuts - "Loopita" - (3:06) 116 BPM
Fort Knox Five - "Blowing Up The Spot" (Ancient Astronauts remix) - (4:10) 116 BPM
The Killer Meters - "Dance Move Shake" (vocal) - (2:37) 118 BPM
DJ Format & Abdominal - "We're Back" - (3:26) 118 BPM
Flow Dynamics - "Superjam" - (4:00) 60 BPM
Andy Cooper - "Why You Buggin'" (feat The Allergies) - (3:06) 122 BPM
Soopasoul - "If It Ain't Funky Back It Up" (Part 1) - (2:33) 122 BPM
Renegades Of Jazz - "Fire" (Smoove remix) - (5:16) 128 BPM
The Traffic - "Smack My Pitch Up" - (4:04) 130 BPM
Tim Love Lee - "Again Son" - (4:56) 134 BPM
The Allergies - "Love's Supposed To Be" - (3:15) 133 BPM
Various - "Funk N' Beats Vol 5" (The Allergies continuous DJ mix) - (1:07:14) 112 BPM
Review: As ever, the Bomb Strikes imprint delivers an awesome package to us with this brand new 25 track compilation entitled 'Funk N' Beats Vol. 5', To be honest, it's exactly what it says on the tin as The Allergies head up waves and waves of funkadelic rhythms and crunchy riffs. For us the highlights have to be the futuristic drum processing and subtle percussive movements of 'Loose Gardner' from Flevans, along with the classic breakbeat fusion of 'Fire' remixed by Smoove but originally produced by the Renegades Of Jazz. With the sheer depth of the project it's easy to get lost within the tracklisting, which is always a good sign on a large scale compilation.
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BOMBFUNKB 005
04 May 18
Breakbeat
Badass Funk EP
Various
The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Go Off" - (4:08) 112 BPM
B Side - "Like This" - (3:36) 110 BPM
DJ Maars - "Work That Funk" - (5:18) 118 BPM
BadboE - "Shake It Off" (vocal mix) - (4:54) 105 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Gossip Mo Town" (remix) - (4:22) 120 BPM Hot
Mako & Mr Bristow - "Listen To The Boom Bap" - (3:13) 106 BPM
Morongroover - "Good Old Days" - (4:11) 120 BPM
Review: Breakbeat Paradise is very good at satisfying our funky needs, never failing to come through with some blissful, sample-heavy party bangers for all walks of life. It's a mixed bag, as per usual, and this will surely appeal to DJs with wider sound palettes, from the hip-hop heads to the disco junkies. Coming across almost like edits, the sounds of peeps like B Side and DJ Maars manage to incorporate so many elements of dance music into single arrangements, and these tunes are surely what is needed to get the dancefloor going; whether it's your bag or not, you won't be able to resist their funky touch.
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BBP 113
05 Oct 17
Breakbeat
Luxury Boom Bap: Remix EP
1988 (feat Koaste - The Allergies remix) - (3:12) 115 BPM Hot
Pour Me (feat Mysdiggi - Shaka Loves You remix) - (4:20) 117 BPM
The Ultimate (feat Manic & Kristy Kuwolski - El Bomba remix) - (3:31) 106 BPM
D Heavy Ear Play (feat Action Bronson, Jehst Brotherman & Stig Of The Dump - DJ Maars remix) - (3:55) 136 BPM
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BBP- 123
29 Jul 16
Breakbeat
Paradise Breaks Vol IV
Various
BadboE - "Ghetto Funkalicious" (feat MC Kitch - WBBL 2016 remix) - (3:28) 110 BPM Hot
Timothy Wisdom - "Bad Mother" - (4:26) 110 BPM
Morlack - "Chinchilla" - (4:08) 52 BPM
Kool Hertz - "Whatta Joint" (BadboE remix) - (4:05) 110 BPM
Laptop Funkers - "Soul Feel Free" - (5:39) 126 BPM
Tom Drummond - "Thick Shake" - (3:57) 108 BPM
BadboE - "Hit It Maestro" (feat Rayna MC - Jpod remix) - (4:23) 107 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Boombox" (feat Dr Syntax) - (3:52) 108 BPM
The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP - "Represent The Style" - (4:49) 112 BPM
J-Sound - "On And On" - (4:22) 113 BPM
DJ Rudd - "Like Jello" - (4:19) 53 BPM
Arteo - "Nobody Else" - (4:13) 110 BPM
Mako & The Hawk - "Party Going On" - (3:25) 124 BPM
ElectroGorilla - "Say My Name" (feat Bobby Lee, DJ Wide & DJ Chell) - (3:38) 107 BPM
Phonomatt & Tommyboy - "5 O'Clock" (The Captain remix) - (4:29) 134 BPM
Review: Although the cover of this latest instalment in the Paradise Breaks series echoes the famously trippy sleeves of '70s prog rockers like Yes, the music couldn't be more modern. Actually that said, many of the productions on here do plunder the '70s for inspiration but they choose funk over wizard's capes and that. Highlights include the mighty "Bad Mother" which combines raw soul divas vocals, wah-wah guitars and thumping break beats, J-Sounds' tight and groovy break-funk jam "On And On" and the super catchy shuffle-pop gem "Nobody Else" by Arteo. A totally mixed bag and all the better for it.
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BBP 125
08 Jul 16
Breakbeat
Funky Presidents
BadboE - "Tear The Roof Off" - (4:21) 110 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Rock Right" - (4:20) 108 BPM
El Bomba - "Shotgun" - (3:32) 118 BPM Hot
Cris Crucial - "Comin From Da Underground" - (3:31) 112 BPM
Review: Dubbed 'a musical behemoth of apocalyptic proportions', Funky Presidents is the third Breakers Banquet release and it highlights the label's roster perfectly. BadBoE delivers pure funky party breaks gold with the well-named "Tear The Roof Off" and Roast Beatz gives some modern hip-hop a vintage twist on "Rock Right". Meanwhile El Bomba's "Shotgun" and Cris Crucial's "Comin From Da Underground" both channel feelgood 90s big beat in fine style.
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BBR 003
05 Aug 15
Breakbeat
Luxury Boom Bap
Luxury Boom Bap (feat Gob Shite) - (3:08) 98 BPM
Boombox (feat Dr Syntax) - (3:52) 108 BPM Hot
Write Now (feat Figure Of Speech) - (4:14) 106 BPM
Carnival Aerobics - (4:03) 130 BPM
Heavy Ear Play (feat Action Bronson/Jehst Brotherman/Stig Of The Dump) - (3:56) 12988 BPM
The Ulimate (feat Manic & Kristy Kuwolski) - (5:12) 102 BPM
Pour Me (feat Mysdiggi) - (3:21) 56 BPM
Give Them What They Want (feat Dr Syntax) - (4:03) 53 BPM
Words With Meaning (feat Rider Shafiq & Brotherman) - (4:55) 143 BPM
Do What You Love (feat Kylie Earl & Dizzy Dustin - The DJ version) - (4:22) 52 BPM
1988 (Koaste) - (3:14) 115 BPM
Lyrical Vortex (feat Manic) - (3:30) 120 BPM
Carnival Aerobics (BadboE remix) - (5:23) 110 BPM
Review: Pinching the best ingredients of nu funk and hip-hop, Roast Beatz is one of the best examples of how to develop an inherent edit and bootleg heavy scene... With original grooves and some serious featured MCs. From Action Bronson to Dr Syntax to Dizzy Dustin, there are some proper names on here. And they deliver too; from Syntax's Jif and Marathon love on "Boombox" to Rider Shafiq's gravelly measured depth on "Words With Meaning", Roast Beatz cooks up timeless hip-hop at a masterchef level. Luxurious.
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BBP-104
29 Apr 15
Breakbeat
The Consolidation EP
Gossip Feat Geoff Lai - (3:26) 125 BPM Hot
We A Tell Dem - (4:48) 99 BPM
Magic Man - (3:41) 108 BPM
Head Banger Supreme - (3:40) 115 BPM
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RIDDIMFRUIT 025
27 Nov 14
Hip Hop/R&B
Cherry Bombs Volume 2
Roast Beatz - "Back 2 Funk" - (4:57) Hot
El Bomba - "In & Out" - (4:08)
Father Funk - "Like This" - (3:18)
Review: Booty Fruit goes in for the kill on the second helping of the Cherry Bomb series, a twisted fusion of boogie breaks, sample-heavy chops and house-flavoured grooves. This time it's Roast Beatz, El Bomba and Father Funk who teams up to spray the madness out in full effect. If you're into the combination disco, funky and breaks, then look no further...
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BOOTYFRUIT 016
05 Mar 14
Breakbeat
Cloud Watching Volume 2
Various
The Allergies - "Sun Clap" - (3:36) 99 BPM
Cut La Vis - "Think Back" - (4:07) 94 BPM Hot
Roast Beatz - "After The Dust Settles" - (3:42) 86 BPM
Kill Emil - "Soul Perception" - (3:29) 94 BPM
Frenic - "Dont Feel Bad" - (4:30) 87 BPM
Mr Lexicon - "Wu Steez" - (3:26) 84 BPM
Kromozone - "90s" - (2:59) 91 BPM
Rackabeat & Bar-Low - "Just Wanna Love You" - (3:46) 89 BPM
Skiitour - "Runnin" - (4:46) 92 BPM
Kalamari Beats - "Let It Be" - (4:14) 92 BPM
Review: Hot on the heels of the inaugural collection earlier this month, along comes an equally stunning follow up. Dedicated to the more chilled, funkier and soulful side of the breakbeat sound, the whole collection works perfectly in all situations: headphones, house parties and heady festival afternoons. Expect all manner of sunny sonics throughout the 10 track set, including shimmering skank maxing on "Think Back", somnambulant flute flurries on "Don't Feel Bad", a mesmerising blend of splashing percussion and belly-driven vocals on "Just Wanna Love You", and a whole load more. Dig deep and submit to the clouds. You'll be glad you did.
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RIDDIMFRUIT 024
27 Jan 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Ghetto Soul EP
Do What You Love (feat Dizzy Dustin & Kylie Earl - original mix) - (4:02) 104 BPM Hot
Do What You Love (feat Dizzy Dustin & Kylie Earl - DJ Rudd presents Bandmaster remix) - (5:11) 110 BPM
Ride It Out (feat Crystal Carter - original mix) - (4:31) 94 BPM
Ride It Out (feat Crystal Carter - Tom Showtime remix) - (3:59) 94 BPM
Review: While many of his peers are still stumbling out of the bootleg blocks, Roast Beatz is making some serious ground with his original productions. Following his massive EP on Riddim Fruit with artists such as Jehst and Stig Of The Dump, here he comes with two more consummately penned originals. "Do What You Love" is blessed with the distinctive lyrical flexery of Ugly Duckling's Dizzy Dustin. Grabbing you instantly with his laid-back charm, he's complemented by the syrup-sweet vocals of Kylie Earl. The result is a track that you feel you've known forever. "Ride It Out" is equally ear-grabbing as Crystal Carter comes on strong over the tight funk groove like a young Alice Russell. With remixes from Tom Showtime and Rudd, Breakbeat Paradise have put together something very special right here.
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BBP 083
24 Jan 14
Funk
Cloud Watching Volume 1
Various
Kalamari Beats - "Humble Love" - (4:35) 94 BPM
The Allergies - "This Is Just A Ride" - (4:36) 100 BPM
BVisible & Protone - "One Minute" - (3:09) 94 BPM
Billa Qause - "Cumbria Sambrosa" - (3:27) 98 BPM Hot
Shimi Sonic - "Cold Blooded Murder" - (3:41) 89 BPM
Dropsteady - "Down South" (feat Butterfingers) - (3:31) 96 BPM
Kill Emil - "Dont Love With Hatred" - (3:32) 95 BPM
Canosis - "Boy Mayers" - (4:28) 92 BPM
El Bomba & Hidden Riddim - "Culture" - (4:31) 85 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Back Packers" - (3:24) 87 BPM
Review: Home to artists such as Mr Bird, Mr 50 and Funkanomics, Devon-based beat stable Riddim Fruit have developed a peachy reputation since their inception in 2010. Here we find them curating their most laidback, soulful jams on Cloud Watching. Perfect for headphones and warm-ups alike, this inaugural collection bridges the gap between glitch, triphop, downtempo and soul with true style. Highlights include the crooning horns and soft mournful vocal cries on "Cold Blooded Murder", the lolloping laidback vibes and filtered loops of "Boy Mayers" and the confident, smokey classic hip-hop badness of "Back Packers". Watch clouds for long enough and you'll start seeing shapes. This particular shape is a massive thumbs up. Riddim Fruit have smashed it on this one.
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RIDDIMFRUIT 023
13 Jan 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Heavy Ear Play
Heavy Ear Play (featuring Brotherman, Action Bronson, Jehst & Stig Of The Dump) - (3:50) 128 BPM Hot
Oh Yeah (feat Rtkal) - (3:24) 123 BPM
Humble Pie (feat Dabbla) - (3:36) 132 BPM
5 Star Generals (feat Phoenix Da Icefire & Action Bronson) - (3:21) 135 BPM
Review: Nu-funk meets US and UK hip-hop: Roast Beatz has put together an all-star international cast for this chop-smacking EP. Boasting lyrical magic from the likes of Action Bronson, Jehst, Stig Of The Dump, Rtkal, Dabbla and many more, this is Roast Beatz' biggest release without question. Highlights include the uptempo horn n' bass fusion of "Humble Pie", the low-swung guitar licks and moochy breakbeats of "5 Star Generals" and the classical smoky flute fusion of the title track. Serious vibes: Roast Beatz has never been tastier.
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RIDDIMFRUIT 020
06 Nov 13
Breakbeat
Cherry Bombs Volume 1
Badboe - "Playin Yourself" - (5:10) Hot
Roast Beatz - "This Is Not A Love Song" - (4:11)
El Bomba & Hidden Riddim - "On A Mission" - (4:02) 149 BPM
Waggles - "Mash Up The Fun" - (4:56) 125 BPM
Review: Serious booty-fusion abounds on this new series from Booty Fruit. Badboe introduces Jeru The Damaja and Ini Kamoze to a disco bassline. Roast Beatz gives Grand Puba a sexy, sun-kissed facelift. El Bomba and Hidden Riddim go back to school on their Akai and get clever with a range of well-known samples and big old juicy bassline. Waggles finishes the set with the cheekiest addition that sees the Beastie Boys on a lounge lizard samba flex. Party insanity.
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BOOTYFRUIT 013
30 May 13
Breakbeat
Pour Me Remix EP
Pour Me (original mix) - (3:33) Hot
Pour Me (Nick Fonkynson remix) - (3:29)
Pour Me (Hayz remix) - (4:11)
Pour Me (Cut La Roc remix) - (3:34)
Pour Me (Alias & Turbohag remix) - (3:29)
Pour Me (Jimi Needles remix) - (4:38)
Review: Lovely original nu funk vibes right here. In a sea of bootlegs, productions like this stand out like cans of pop at a diabetic disco. Horn-tooting, bass-swinging and lyrically forthright it's an instant party starter with the perfect balance of hip-hop heroism and raw funk heritage. Remix highlights include Cut La Roc's old Brooklyn style hip-hop version and Jimi Needles combo of well-rounded bass and deep soul jazz chords. Shucks, the whole package bangs! Bottom line: If you don't buy "Pour Me" you'll be saying "Poor Me" a lot more often that you did.
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BB 009D
15 Apr 13
Breakbeat
Dubplate Bullets Volume 1
DJ Maars - "Loose Juice" - (5:11) 151 BPM Hot
Roast Beatz - "TDK Titan" - (3:42)
Kill Emil - "World War" - (3:34) 141 BPM
Cut La Vis - "Chop That Riddim" - (4:00) 135 BPM
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BOOTYFRUIT 007
05 Jun 12
Breakbeat
Homemade Bullets Volume 5
El Bomba & Hidden Riddim - "Miss Discoflex" - (3:58) Hot
Roast Beatz - "Hick Stick" - (2:49)
Livingstone & Canosis (L&C) - "Tuna Salad" - (3:17)
Father Funk - "Holla" - (3:16)
Review: However many new directions dance music goes in, there will always be a place for simple-but-effective bootleg mash-ups of familiar grooves and hip-hop acapellas. To be fair to the Booty Fruit camp, they do it better than most, offering reworks that balance dancefloor playability with a tasteful approach to production. There's a distinct hip-hop feel throughout, with Roast Beatz's harmonica-laden Beasties booty "Hick Stick" and Livingstone & Conosis' bumpin' "Tuna Salad" - a Charli 2na rework - standing out. Check also the head-nodding disco-skank of El Bomba and Hidden Riddim's "Miss Discoflex".
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BOOTYFRUIT 005
04 Mar 12
Breakbeat
Homemade Bullets Volume 4
Canosis - "Truth N Chiswick" - (3:37) 146 BPM
El Bomba & Hidden Riddim - "Put up or Shut up" - (3:59) 145 BPM Hot
Mr Bird & Dedy Dread - "10 Times Doris" - (3:44) 131 BPM
Roast Beatz - "Funky Lover Man" - (3:45)
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BOOTYFRUIT 004
31 Dec 11
Breakbeat
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