Review: The very illustrious sounds of Breakbeat Paradise make a welcome return here as they unveil yet another heavyweight project, this time smashing together the styles of Turntill and Merlin for a drum-heavy smasher. As well as the cracking original of 'Break A Day', which fuses smooth horn backings with crunchy drum patterns and expansive vocal harmonies, this one comes complete with a sack of remixes, including hefty reworks from Dubra, Arteo, Kid Stretch & Funky Boogie to begin with. Our highlights have to include B-Side's hard hitting breakbeat punch of a refurb and the well crafted overhaul from Quincy Jointz.
Review: Seen Pig Balls' logo? They ain't talking about traditional footballs! They're rude, they're crude and they batter out serious funk gems. Like this selection from Swiss label natives Turntill & Merlin. "Wizard" pokes and jokes with a squelchy organ riff that's so cosy and embracing, it could be used for a kids TV show. Throw in an epic sorcerer's vocal sample midway and you've got yourself an authentic nu funk composition. Remix-wise Tosses & Varvez up the bass rudeness and stomp factor, PulpFusion goes for a swampier, Death In Vegas style breaker and Essex Groove end on a sweet n' shufflesome filtered disco flavour. One really ought to describe Wizard as 'spellbinding'.
Review: German DJ/producer Quincy Jointz has been strutting his funky stuff behind the decks since 2003. He's struck up a close bond with Greece's Timewarp in particular, so much so in fact that he's back with his fourth mix album for them! "Lime Sorbet Vol IV" sees the guy condense 18 tracks into an hour-long mix, which is quite a journey indeed. The individual tracks are also included here in full, highlights of which include the Junkie XL-ish "Pray", the bouncy electro-pop meets retro rap of "Summertime (remix)" and the electro-funk-breaks of "Do You Want More Ah".