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Firewalker (JKriv remix) - (6:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Culebro (Black Science Orchestra remix) - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Village Hustle (Bosq remix) - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Culebro (Black Science Orchestra dub) - (8:21) 120 BPM
Review: irst released on vinyl three years ago and now finally available on digital download, this must-check EP showcases a quartet of killer re-rubs of back catalogue tracks by L.A-based Afro-Latin funk fusionists Jungle Fair. The headline attraction is undoubtedly a pair of reworks by Ashley Beedle and Rob Mello's reborn Black Science Orchestra project - their first revisions for over 15 years. They first serve up a wonderfully percussive, analogue bass-propelled deep Afro-house remix of 2014 cut 'Culebro', before reaching for the delays and delivering an arguably even better dancefloor 'Dub'. You'll also find JKriv re-imagining 2013 single 'Firewalker' as a bumpin' chunk of horn-heavy dub disco, and a cracking Latin disco take on 'Village Hustle' courtesy of Bosq.
RNTD 061
06 Apr 21
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Changes - (3:36) 122 BPM
   
Live Together - (5:12) 106 BPM
   
Papa Piper - (4:27) 105 BPM
   
Just Begun - (4:20) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: St Albans-based Hansi serves up four more covers on this latest addition to the long-running 'Funky Grooves' series on his own Viking Grooves. 'Changes' gets the ball rolling, rendering Black Sabbath's classic heartbreak ballad in a tortured, southern soul style - it's almost like Otis's revenge for the Black Crowes! The other choices of cover on the EP are perhaps less surprising - Timmy Thomas's 'Why Can't We Live Together', Run DMC's 'Peter Piper' and The Jimmy Castor Bunch's 'It's Just Begun' - but in all cases Hansi puts his own distinctive spin on the original, making for an EP with more than its fair share of attention-grabbers.
VK 020
26 Feb 21
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Underground System - "B.O.B." - (8:10) 129 BPM
   
Pontchartrain - "Cirrus" (feat Javonntte) - (6:34) 120 BPM
   
Shiro Schwarz - "Feel Your Body Move" - (3:53) 117 BPM
   
Shaun Alan - "There We Go Again" (feat Javonntte) - (6:19) 125 BPM
   
Juan Ramos - "Fahrt Im Himmel (Let It Go)" - (5:46) 119 BPM
   
Biphonic - "Difficult People" - (6:30) 128 BPM
   
Majorettes - "Never Sleep" - (7:05) 127 BPM
   
Juliet Mendoza - "That Thang" (feat Jesse Smith) - (4:18) 120 BPM
   
Francois Dillinger - "Lost Loops" - (6:05) 127 BPM
   
Chuck Daniels - "Feel You" (feat Shaun J. Wright) - (6:28) 124 BPM
   
Soul Clap & The Martinez Brothers - "11211" - (5:54) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hiroko Yamamura & Dani Ramos - "Damn Right" - (7:37) 130 BPM
   
Erika - "Xenon Moon" - (7:36) 134 BPM
   
Ramiro Bernabela - "Windswept" - (8:39) 124 BPM
   
Baronhawk Poitier - "Temperado Tornado" - (4:59) 134 BPM
   
DJ Holographic - "Faith In My Cup" (feat Apropos - Detroit Love mix) - (7:30) 123 BPM
   
Jaco Matthews - "Detroit Frequences" - (5:37) 120 BPM
   
WeTurnToRed - "Synapse" - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Detroit Love Vol 4 (mixed by DJ Holographic) - (1:07:25) 127 BPM
Review: For the latest volume in Planet E's long-running Detroit Love compilation, label boss Carl Craig has handed over to DJ Holographic (real name Ariel Corley), a rising star of the Motor City scene. It's a hugely entertaining collection told, with Corley doing her best to showcase artists on the up - from both Detroit and elsewhere - as well as established stars of the underground. Musically, it's as diverse and mixed-up as you'd expect, kicking off with revivalist Afrobeat (Underground System), slick deep house (Pontchartrain with Javontte) and revivalist '80s soul (Shri Schwartz), before taking in everything from broken house and nu-disco, to sci-fi techno, sleazy warehouse jams, sleazy acid, percussion-rich Latin house and much more besides.
PEDL 005D
16 Apr 21
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X-Ray Ted/Various
   
X-Ray Ted - "Are You Ready?" (intro) - (0:35) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nautilus - "Root Down" (feat Fleur Earth) - (4:27) 143 BPM
   
Mr Doris & D-Funk - "All Down" (Aldo Vanucci remix) - (3:33) 134 BPM
   
Alexander Norman - "Flamingo" (original) - (3:16) 50 BPM
   
Ugly Duckling - "Shoot Your Shot" (feat People Under The Stairs) - (4:22) 145 BPM
   
Boca 45 - "Sparky Evans" - (3:14) 151 BPM
   
Flow Dynamics - "Straight From The Ground" - (3:29) 152 BPM
   
Fort Knox Five - "Reach" (feat Flex Mathews) - (3:51) 150 BPM
   
Bazza Ranks & Imagine This - "That Stuff" (X-Ray Tedit) - (3:11) 106 BPM
   
DJ Yoda - "Back & Forth" (feat A.Skillz & Izza Kizza) - (3:18) 105 BPM
   
Nostalgia 77 - "Changes" - (5:56) 105 BPM
   
The Fundamentals - "Thing" (Bully edit) - (2:49) 105 BPM
   
Double Dee & Steinski - "Jazz" (2021 remaster) - (4:58) 106 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Mirror Ballin'" - (4:52) 55 BPM
   
Ali B & Nick Thayer - "N E Way" - (3:16) 110 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Party Time" - (3:32) 112 BPM
   
Soopasoul - "It's Just Begun" - (4:11) 112 BPM
   
T-Groove - "Roller Skate" (feat The Precious Lo's) - (5:29) 58 BPM
   
Milton Jones Rhythm Syndicate - "Upstairs On Boston Road" - (4:17) 118 BPM
   
The Traffic - "White Lines" - (4:29) 117 BPM
   
Brownout - "African Battle" - (3:04) 119 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Tribute To The Original Artform" - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Jumping Off" - (3:16) 125 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Funk N' Beats, Vol. 8" (X-Ray Ted continuous DJ mix) - (39:58) 110 BPM
Review: Following fine outings from Fort Knox Five, the Allergies, Smoove and Marc Hype, amongst others, Bomb Strikes' reliable Funk N' Beats compilation series returns with rising star X-Ray Ted at the controls. In keeping with the series' heavyweight, funk-fuelled style, the Bristol-based DJ and beat-maker has gathered together a killer collection of soul, hip-hop and funk club cuts, with a smattering of more laidback numbers to keep things fresh. Highlights are plentiful throughout, with our picks including the boom-bap brilliance is Aldo Vanucci's tidy remix of 'All Down' by Mr Doris and D-Funk, the dancefloor jazz heaviness of Nostalgia 77's 'Changes', the cut-and-paste craziness of Double Dee & Steinski's 'Jazz' and the disco-funk masterclass that is X-Ray Ted's own 'Party Time'.
BOMBFUNKB 008
09 Apr 21
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Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Here You Go Again/Whatever You Do" (live) - (3:59) 96 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Harlem Nocturne" (live) - (6:36) 94 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "It Don't Mean A Thing" (live) - (3:31) 96 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Midnight Sun" (live) - (3:24) 94 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Moodys Mood For Love" (live) - (5:08) 94 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Woody Woodpecker" (live) - (2:46) 94 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "We Need Some Money" (live) - (7:41) 90 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Run Joe" - (8:54) 89 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Family Affair" (live) - (5:16) 91 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Stormy Monday" (live) - (5:41) 87 BPM
   
Playing Your Game Baby (live) - (5:54) 84 BPM
   
Game's Over (live) - (0:42) 85 BPM
   
Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus (feat Pastor Luke Mitchell Jr) - (7:49) 87 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Blow Your Whistle" - (3:01) 124 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Think" - (4:42) 112 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Ashley's Roach Clip" - (5:35) 96 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "We The People" - (5:26) 127 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Bustin' Loose" - (7:38) 112 BPM
   
Misty - (6:04) 93 BPM
   
Saturday Night Fish Fry - (5:23) 87 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Day-O" - (8:25) 90 BPM
   
Block Party (feat DJ Kool) - (4:15) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love (feat Jill Scott) - (4:00) 81 BPM
   
Chuck Baby (feat KK) - (3:57) 93 BPM
   
Beautiful Life (Video version - feat KK) - (4:07) 86 BPM
   
Love Theme From "The Godfather" - (3:33) 82 BPM
VPA 21
17 Aug 18
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DJ Laurel - "Galaxy" - (5:06) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hawwis - "Camina" - (5:34) 115 BPM
   
Hawwis - "Descarga" - (5:09) 123 BPM
   
Cuz Electric - "Leroy Loves Ya" - (5:47) 100 BPM
   
G Niotis & J Pronoitis - "JB World" - (4:07) 90 BPM
Review: 62 collections deep and still blazing up any party in a 1000 mile radius; Katakana deliver yet another fun and funk-fuelled package. All laced with a heavy rhythmic theme, attention to groove detail is paid throughout as we're treated to range of classic and deeply dug edits. "Galaxy" sets the tone with a sleazy strutting war cry before we're hurled into a Latin frenzy on both the sultry "Camina" and the bull-fighting "Descarga". Elsewhere "Leroy Loves Ya" brings the soulful touch and "JB World" closes with a little psychedelic mystique.
KE 9062
27 Apr 18
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Various
   
Booker T & The M.G.'s - "Sticky Stuff" - (4:06) 102 BPM
   
B.Harris - "Saturday Night" - (4:53) 95 BPM
   
Lalo Schifrin - "Amityville Frenzy" - (4:56) 113 BPM
   
Love & Kisses - "You Must Be Love" - (16:51) 123 BPM
   
Love Unlimited Orchesta - "Bayou" (12 Club version) - (5:28) 112 BPM
   
Love Unlimited - "High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella" (album Vrs) - (5:30) 105 BPM
   
Le Pamplemousse - "Le Spank" - (10:21) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gary Criss - "Rio De Janeiro" (Long version) - (7:57) 119 BPM
   
Brooklyn Express - "You Need A Change Of Mind" - (6:24) 108 BPM
   
Kenny Bee - "Dance All Night" - (6:37) 124 BPM
MSHA 1044
05 Apr 19
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Funkastick - (4:13) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Simple Et Fonky - (4:22) 118 BPM
   
Twenty Five Miles - (4:32) 105 BPM
   
Disc Jockey - (6:24) 115 BPM
Review: It's quite marvelous to see so much fresh new music has been coming out of the legendary Breakbeat Paradise Recordings camp this year, as they bring together another top draw drop, this time courtesy of Stabfinger with his 'Funkastick' project. We kick off our journey into this one with the randomized wobbles of 'Twenty Five Miles', which is closely followed by the groovy guitar licks of 'Disc Jockey'. Next we have the succulent percussive pressure of the title track 'Funkastick' which combines oldschool drum combos with exciting chord patterns to achieve a really cool energy. Finally we round up with the tasty drum crunches of 'Simple Et Fonky', topped with classic vocal samples.
BBP 156
23 Nov 18
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Cody Currie - "Aquarian Girl" - (5:15) 121 BPM
   
The Funk District - "An Evening With El Diablo" - (6:32) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Matt Hughes - "Get Down" - (5:45) 117 BPM
   
The Owl - "Funky Feelin'" - (4:08) 116 BPM
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Slippin'" - (4:22) 94 BPM
Review: We've become accustomed to the Editorial label offering up expansive EPs packed to the rafters with tasty edits and reworks, but even by the imprint's high standards Raw Funk is rather special. It begins with a bumpin' chunk of hazy and excitable sample house courtesy of Cody Currie (the brilliant 'Aquarian Girl') and ends with some slow-motion, downtempo disco sweetness from Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee ('Slippin'); in between, you'll find a fine rearrangement of an organ-laden chunk of sweaty dancefloor soul (the Funk District's 'An Evening With El Diablo'), some slap-bass-sporting disco-funk (Matt Hughes' 'Get Down'), and a righteous trip into driving disco territory (the Owl's low-slung 'Funky Feelin').
EDWAX 27
07 Oct 20
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Party Time - (3:32) 112 BPM
Review: Taken form the forthcoming Bombstrikes compilation - Funk N' Beats Vol. 8, curated by Bristol DJ and Beat Smith X-Ray Ted, 'Party Time' is available digitally for the first time. Originally available on a limited run of vinyl, the release sold out within a matter of days. This one has already picked up some serious heat with support from DJ Koco, Krafty Kuts, and Craig Charles on his BBC Radio 2 show.
BOMBFUNKB 008S
26 Mar 21
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Love Goes That Way - (4:15) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flying With Eagles - (4:17) 98 BPM
   
Girls Are Bad - (4:09) 122 BPM
   
Money I Got - (3:44) 104 BPM
   
Need You - (4:17) 108 BPM
   
No Thrill - (4:27) 91 BPM
   
Illusion - (3:59) 103 BPM
   
Love That Thang - (4:04) 110 BPM
   
Jungle Boogers - (4:02) 108 BPM
   
Maltrato - (4:04) 94 BPM
   
Love Goes That Way (instrumental) - (4:15) 100 BPM
   
Girls Are Bad (instrumental) - (4:00) 122 BPM
   
Need You (instrumental) - (4:17) 111 BPM
   
Illusion (instrumental) - (3:48) 103 BPM
DNAEDITS 0105
19 Sep 20
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Chupa Cabra (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 115 BPM
   
Chupa Cabra (original mix) - (1:39) 105 BPM
   
Work Tapes (Patchworks remix) - (4:29) 110 BPM
   
Come On Down (Lay-Far remix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Work Tapes (original mix) - (2:17) 109 BPM
   
Come On Down (original mix) - (3:07) 62 BPM
   
Finnish Funk (COEO remix - [digital only bonus track]) - (6:10) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Finnish Funk (original mix - [digital only bonus track]) - (2:53) 92 BPM
Review: The latest missive on Razor N Tape's original production-focused Reserve offshoot should delight all those who love revivalist instrumental funk-fusion. It comes courtesy of Nashville combo Magic In Threes, who offer-up four original tracks: laidback and jaunty groover 'Chupa Cobra', Blaxploitation style wiggler 'Work Tapes', high-octane spy-chase dancer 'Come On Down' and the Jimi Tenor style lounge funk tease of 'Finnish Funk'. Each comes accompanied by a killer remix. We'd recommend checking out Bruno 'Patchworks' Hovart's Fela Kuti-inspired afrobeat rework of 'Work Tapes', COEO's loopy, bass-heavy house interpretation of 'Finnish Funk' and Fouk's sparkling jazz-funk take on 'Chupa Cobra' - all are utterly inspired.
RNTD 055
05 Oct 20
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Hit Me One Time (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:29) 101 BPM
   
Let Them Know (feat The Cuban Brothers) - (3:48) 105 BPM
   
Say The Word (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:27) 59 BPM
   
Felony - (3:19) 61 BPM
   
Take My Love (feat Marietta Smith) - (3:59) 71 BPM
   
I Just Got That Feeling (feat Andy Cooper) - (4:24) 88 BPM
   
Every Trick In The Book - (3:10) 99 BPM
   
Get Yourself Some - (3:00) 108 BPM
   
Rile 'Em Up (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:26) 60 BPM
   
Hot Sensation (feat Dynamite MC) - (3:25) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I'm On It (feat Dr Syntax) - (3:17) 66 BPM
   
Take Me Back (feat Mr Woodnote) - (3:23) 105 BPM
   
It Feels So Good (feat Marietta Smith) - (4:19) 51 BPM
Review: Formed in 2012, Bristol duo The Allergies have spent the past eight years crafting a signature style that's like the missing link between Stereo MCs and The Dap Kings. This, their third studio long-player, doesn't throw up any huge surprises - yet again they float effortlessly from party-style hip-hop and funk breaks to effective 'new old' funk and northern soul pastiche - but is notable for its range of guest vocalists, who include Dynamite MC, The Cuban Brothers (on Latin excursion 'Let Them Know') and veteran Ugly Duckling rapper Andy Cooper, not to mention Bristol's own most notorious busker, Mr Woodnote. The Ike & Tina vibes of 'Every Trick In The Book' and the fast-n-furious 'I'm On It' (feat Dr Syntax) are among the highlights.
JAL 350
17 Jul 20
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Lean On You (feat Dynamite MC) - (2:50) 76 BPM
   
Working On Me - (3:18) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Bristol duo The Allergies continue to hint at a future album release with this two-track digital 7", Lean On You. Featuring bespoke lyrics from Dynamite MC in its lead cut, it's a track that subtly touches on Southern rap as it does rock and Gorillaz-styled funk or Cypress Hill-styled hip hop. Venturing further down a looped-up blues and rootsy funk tip in "Working On Me", lyrics are swapped for classic vocal samples, brass horns, big beat loops and clever funky drummer motifs. Spicy hot.
JAL 352
23 Apr 21
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Don't Stop (Ray Mang Special extended mix) - (9:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kano Line Dance - (6:09) 112 BPM
   
Don't Stop - (5:42) 122 BPM
   
Don't Stop (Reprise) - (2:07) 81 BPM
Review: More from Faze Action member Robin Lee's offshoot Andromeda Orchestra project, whose throbbing and forthright releases have previously joined the dots between revivalist disco and the synthesizer-driven world of Italo-disco. In its original form (track three), "Don't Stop" is an authentically produced riff on the K.I.D track of the same name rich in swooping, razor-sharp strings, Clavinet-happy disco grooves and glassy-eyed female vocals. It comes accompanied by a stellar peak-time remix from Lee's old pal Ray Mang - all layered drum fills, swirling noises and jangling piano riffs - and a spacey, beat-free ambient "Reprise". Bonus cut "Kano Line Dance", a funky mid-tempo shuffler that joins the dots between boogie, jazz-funk and P-funk, is also rather tasty.
FAR 040
11 Oct 19
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Dyane - (4:43) 114 BPM
   
La Rochelle - (5:16) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shy Smile - (5:45) 98 BPM
   
Crystal Dragonfly - (3:00) 112 BPM
   
Pre De Minuit - (4:14) 90 BPM
Review: A warm welcome back to Rudy's Midnight Machine, one of the solo side projects of Faze Action's Robin Lee. The Crystal Dragonfly EP is the experienced producer's first single for almost two years and is as positive and musically rich as you'd expect. Opener 'Dyane' does a brilliant job of joining the dots between slap-bass propelled, boogie-era disco revalism, sun-kissed Balearic grooves and chiming, melody-rich synth-pop - all with a subtle Brazilian twist - while 'La Rochelle' is a cheery and positive nu-disco bubbler. Lee expertly combines sparkling D-Train synths and hazy Balearic disco grooves on 'Shy Smile', continuing the leisurely poolside vibes via piano-sporting chugger 'Pre De Minuit' and beat-free ambient soundscape 'Crystal Dragonfly'. Luscious!
FAR 045
16 Apr 21
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Roots People - (4:50) 110 BPM
   
Back To Philly - (5:22) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
B.Disco Express - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
I Feel Good - (4:42) 119 BPM
   
Sistas Of Mercy - (4:46) 116 BPM
   
You've Forget Your Pieces - (4:17) 100 BPM
   
Just Trying To Find My Way - (4:00) 113 BPM
   
Silver Fire - (4:33) 100 BPM
   
It's All Right (Blues Sucker) - (5:33) 50 BPM
   
I Was A Rolling Stone - (4:20) 100 BPM
   
Afro Booga-Choo Choo Train - (5:30) 90 BPM
   
Mountain To Sing - (5:06) 90 BPM
   
Deep Into Brasil - (4:11) 87 BPM
   
The Last Cotton Field Song - (3:18) 121 BPM
Review: Greece's Timewarp delivers Croatian producer Vladimir Sivc aka Funky Destination his sixth studio album, and it burns! Combining live instrumentation with his sampled-based style, FD dials up some downbeat tempos and dubbed-out horns in tracks like "Deep Into Brasil" to some undeniable hand percussion and jazz funk in "B.Disco Express". On a western tip find cowboy ballads and sunsets themes in "The Last Cotton Field Song" (think Django Unchained) alongside the Chicagoan blues and Hendrix rock 'n' roll of "I Was A Rolling Stone". Some further streetsmart funk in "Mountain To Sing" next to the broken beats of "Back To Philly" and some sassy, disco flex in "Sistas Of Mercy". For that soulful, upbeat and hip hop vibe it's all about the title track: "Roots People".
TMDG 202
09 Oct 20
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Timewarp/Various
   
Funky Destination - "Come Back To Me" (Soopasoul instrumental remix) - (3:20) 59 BPM
   
DJ Laurel - "Sambafunk" (feat Oleg Jagger) - (5:33) 115 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "B.Disco Express" - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Discogirls" (Aris Kokou Afro Disco Beats) - (4:41) 60 BPM
   
Afternoons In Stereo - "Party At Dick & Mimi's" - (6:49) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc. Project) - "Happy Feeling" - (5:21) 115 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Rock On" (Diesler remix) - (6:22) 119 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Yuil Disco Boom" (feat The Mage - Prosper & Stabfinger remix) - (4:37) 120 BPM
   
Trotter - "At The Pool" (Atfunk remix) - (5:24) 120 BPM
   
Dogo Argentino - "2 Minutes 2 Midnight" - (5:17) 61 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Disco Frisco" (feat Leon - Disco Funk edit) - (4:55) 123 BPM
   
Atfunk - "Something About You" (feat NavyRed - Video version) - (4:19) 120 BPM
   
Doctormusic Project - "Party Time" (feat DJ Steevo) - (5:05) 116 BPM
   
Dubstax - "Wiggly Bum" (radio edit) - (3:57) 122 BPM
   
Trotter - "Kingstown" - (4:28) 120 BPM
Review: What we have here are 15 contemporary funk and disco nuggets coming courtesy of prolific Greek producer Timewarp Inc and assorted friends and relations. There's a pleasing degree of stylistic variety on offer across the album as a whole, with tracks ranging from Afternoons In Stereo's cool, jazzy 'Party At Dick & Mimi's' to Dubstax's unabashedly cheesy yet strangely irresistible 'Wiggly Bum', via the sultry, sleazy boogie of Dogo Argentino's '2 Minutes To Midnight', a brace of deep house-leaning contributions from Atfunk, and Aris Kokou's Afro-percussive rework of Timewarp Inc's own 'Discogirls', making for a very checkable collection indeed.
TMDG 200A
08 Jan 21
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Raw Movements - (5:37) 106 BPM
   
What's The Time - (5:55) 97 BPM
   
I'm Going To Lie Down - (5:51) 97 BPM
   
Hip Hop Drop - (3:31) 54 BPM
   
I Want You - (5:22) 126 BPM
   
Palace Strut - (4:12) 117 BPM
   
Love Train II - (4:50) 111 BPM
   
Coral Reef - (4:53) 122 BPM
   
Street Beat - (4:43) 120 BPM
   
Jumeirah Drive - (4:55) 118 BPM
   
The Funkier Worm (Oscar From Hell) - (6:02) 96 BPM
   
Soul Vibes - (5:43) 120 BPM
   
Rude Movements - (7:51) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Movement I (Winning) - (6:11) 108 BPM
   
Movement II (Reconstruction) - (7:38) 54 BPM
   
Movement III (Completion) - (8:00) 54 BPM
BBE 389ADG
25 Nov 16
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Sunday In June - (5:49) 94 BPM
   
Trinity Strut - (3:42) 90 BPM
   
Walpole Days - (7:46) 84 BPM
   
Aguila Negra - (5:05) 85 BPM
   
For Daniel - (5:31) 100 BPM
   
Hidden Port (album mix) - (6:35) 56 BPM
   
1939 Grand Ave - (7:08) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Walpole Days (Joe Claussell's Spiritual Healing mix) - (7:07) 76 BPM
Review: Hillside are a loose collective consisting of Claremont 56 boss Paul 'Mudd' Murphy, bassist/guitarist Alex Searle, percussionist Patrick Dawes and multi-instrumentalist Michele Chiavarini, with a little help from a rotating cast of session players. Making the most of lockdown, they've used their extra studio hours to put together a debut album that blends funk, jazz, disco and Balearic influences, and that's very aptly titled: things never move much beyond walking pace, making for a long-player that's best appreciated whole, ideally while lounging poolside with a fresh Mojito in hand. It may be a little polite for some, but you can't fault the quality of either the musicianship or the production.
C56LP 018
23 Apr 21
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MS DJ Intro Vol 3 - (0:53) 108 BPM
   
Shaka Boom - (4:48) 110 BPM
   
Rudeboy Sound - (3:41) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Buzzsaw - (3:45) 108 BPM
   
Made With Love - (4:25) 153 BPM
   
Samples & Beats MS Vol 3 - (1:56) 110 BPM
Review: We were very happy to see Featurecast make his return to his beloved Monster Sounds Music as he reels off the third edition of his very popular breakbeat LP series, jam packed with another four original creations and a very enjoyable introduction. From the off, 'Shaka Boom' sets pace with some dangerous synths, followed by the dubwise arrangements of 'Rudeboy Sound' and the halftime flavours of 'Buzzsaw'. finally, we dip into the powerful drum designs of 'Made With Love', which finishes off the project in style. To round everything up, he also gives away 'Samples & Beats MS Vol 3', showcasing his sampling ability
MS 03
17 Dec 18
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Various
   
ManJah - "Kingston Knowing" - (3:32) 88 BPM
   
Timewrap - "Dubrealmc" (version) - (5:54) 94 BPM
   
Morlack - "Dont Stop" - (7:29) 92 BPM
   
Timewrap - "Dubshine" - (5:45) 105 BPM
   
Morlack - "Ganja Man" - (4:21) 70 BPM
   
Timewrap - "Dopesmokah" - (5:17) 100 BPM
   
DJ Clairvo & Dr Ivan - "Soul Song Of Men" - (3:50) 55 BPM
   
LCA & Voodoocuts - "That's Alright" - (4:13) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Timewrap - "Jalec" - (4:24) 90 BPM
   
Disco Funk Spinner - "Written Letter" - (6:38) 51 BPM
   
ManJah - "Brother" - (4:35) 115 BPM
   
DJ Oli Garch - "Rollin Stone" - (5:15) 157 BPM
   
RSN & Mister T - "Son Of A Gun" - (4:09) 110 BPM
   
Zemerald - "Tis Alright" - (3:29) 110 BPM
   
Mister Vagz - "Love Me Venus" - (3:22) 128 BPM
   
Dim Zach & Deem - "Loose Beat" - (5:11) 97 BPM
   
FabioLous Barker - "Sticky Party" (ReVamp 2016) - (6:15) 99 BPM
   
Morlack - "The Dude" - (5:39) 98 BPM
   
Lee Zamah & Trotter - "Ginga" - (6:37) 110 BPM
   
FabioLous Barker - "NightGrooving" - (6:59) 55 BPM
   
YuriYuri - "I'll Be Gone" - (5:47) 61 BPM
   
CheapEdits - "Quiqui" - (3:26) 95 BPM
   
Vida G - "Supa Soul" (Timewrap remix) - (4:36) 95 BPM
   
Ree Keen - "Paper Bossa Loser" - (4:50) 94 BPM
Review: If life teaches you anything it's to expect the unexpected. Here the mighty re-edit label Katakana deliver their 42nd instalment of scapel jobs. However, this time, rather than have a specific producer curate an EP, they've shaken up the formula and delivered a compilation of edits. There's a whopping 24 reworks to enjoy too, many thrills and spills, but our favourites include Morlack's explosive drum-lead MJ cover, "Don't Stop", Mister Vagz' corny 60s mash-up "Love Me Venus" and Dim Zach & Deem's baggy rework of the Happy Monday's sublime "Loose Fit".
KE 9042
04 Jul 16
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Stopper Wayz - (4:53) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Ice On It - (4:09) 58 BPM
   
Supernatural Soul - (7:30) 95 BPM
   
Wondrous Regulate - (3:13) 110 BPM
Played by: Superbreak
Review: For the 48th instalment of the popular Katakana Edits series, the shadowy figures behind the rework stable have turned to Mister Vagz, a producer who has previously contributed to a couple of other label EPs. It's pleasingly varied, with Vagz effortlessly switching between spaced-out, bass-heavy mash-up pastures (the reggae/hip-hop/funk-rock hoedown of "Stopper Wayz") and echo-laden electrofunk-rap business ("Get Ice On It"). Throw in the pitched-down soul meets classic hip-hop shuffle of "Supernatural Soul" and the heady soul breeziness of "Wondrous Regulate" and you've got a fine EP of grown-up mash-ups. In three words: mature party-starters.
KE 9048
21 Apr 17
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Blind Faith (Art Of Tones remix) - (3:20) 59 BPM
   
Blind Faith (Art Of Tones extended remix) - (5:14) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blind Faith (Art Of Tones dub) - (5:14) 59 BPM
   
Blind Faith (Smoove remix) - (6:42) 60 BPM
Review: Shaping up to be one of the biggest soul tunes of the year, here 'Blind Faith' gets the remix treatment courtesy of Art Of Tones (formerly known as F-Comm fave Llorca) and fellow Jalapeno regular Smoove (as in Turrell). Art Of Tones nudges the track closer to soulful house territory - his Dub, in particular, would undoubtedly have gone down a storm at Ben Watt's legendary Sunday sessions Lazy Dog back in the day, with its phat b-line and jazz-funk guitar chops. Smoove then surprises with a shimmering, squelchy-basslined rub that also operates at a near-house tempo.
JAL 342
15 May 20
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Boom! (feat John Turrell) - (3:29) 90 BPM
   
Pressure Cooker - (3:17) 108 BPM
   
A Matter Of Time (feat Izo FitzRoy) - (4:32) 116 BPM
   
How Beautiful - (4:23) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Canvas Cathedral (feat Ben Castle) - (3:55) 108 BPM
   
With Love (feat Stephanie Whitelock) - (3:55) 85 BPM
   
Slim's Mood - (3:41) 111 BPM
   
Hey! - (2:49) 92 BPM
   
A Little Blahzay (feat Izo FitzRoy) - (3:30) 88 BPM
   
Steppin' In - (4:55) 88 BPM
   
Laid Bare (feat Stephanie Whitelock) - (3:06) 99 BPM
   
Longshore Drift - (3:20) 96 BPM
Review: It's been 14 years since Simon Ward AKA Dr Rubberfunk released his second album 'My Life At 33', so something doesn't quite add up there! Happily, though, that's about the only grumble you're likely to have with this, his fourth long-player, on which he demonstrates an impressive musical versatility as he deftly weaves between raw 70s-inspired soul (see the Stephanie Whitelock and Izo Fitz-Roy collabs), mellifluous virtuoso jazz-funk (see 'Slim's Mood' and 'Steppin' In', hazy, blues-y psychedelic funk-rock ('Boom!' feat John Turrell), scorching Hammond grooves ('Pressure Cooker') and more besides. "Not a real doctor since 1992," Ward's website proclaims proudly - and long may it continue.
JAL 321
14 Feb 20
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Various
   
Smoove & Turrell - "Slow Down" - (3:58) 124 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Squeeze Me" (feat Ben Westbeech) - (3:17) 110 BPM
   
Aldo Vanucci - "You're All Show" (feat Kylie Auldist) - (4:12) 111 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Felony" - (3:19) 61 BPM
   
Gizelle Smith - "S.T.A.Y." (feat Eric Boss) - (3:42) 131 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Evil Eye" (feat Greg Blackman) - (3:21) 62 BPM
   
Ephemerals - "You Made Us Change" - (3:24) 90 BPM
   
Dr Rubberfunk - "Northern Comfort" (feat John Turrell) - (2:48) 98 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "Hit The Flame" (7" edit) - (3:49) 56 BPM
   
Skeewiff - "Soul Bossanova" (7" edit) - (3:25) 80 BPM
   
Soopasoul - "If It Ain't Funky Back It Up Pt 1" - (2:33) 61 BPM
   
Izo FitzRoy - "I Want Magic" (Dimitri From Paris radio edit) - (3:35) 58 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Money In The Bag" (K&S remix) - (3:44) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Allergies - "Rock Rock" (feat Andy Cooper) - (4:11) 73 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "You Could've Been A Lady" - (4:53) 58 BPM
   
Flevans - "It Just Goes" (feat Sarah Scott) - (5:23) 120 BPM
   
Alexia Coley - "Drive Me Wild" - (3:47) 119 BPM
   
Ikon - "The Dove" - (4:30) 79 BPM
   
Radio Trip - "Hashish" (feat Boom Pam) - (3:35) 120 BPM
   
The Beekeepers - "Apiculture" - (4:58) 119 BPM
Review: We're full of respect for the team behind Jalapeno Records, who have now been offering up the finest in funk, soul, hip-hop, disco and breakbeat for 20 years. It's a landmark that calls for a celebration, and with this compilation they've certainly marked their anniversary in style. The 20-track set is full-to-bursting with party-starting heat, with vintage gems from the likes of Skeewiff, Ikon, Kraak & Smaak and Featurecast being joined by more recent highlights from current imprint heavyweights such as Smoove & Turrell and the Allergies. Highlights are plentiful, with our picks including the break-driven revivalist soul headiness of Aldo Vanucci's 'You're All Show', the summery positivity of Gizelle Smith's 'S.T.A.Y' and the rushing disco brilliance of Dimitri From Paris's essential edit of Izo Fitzroy's 'I Want Magic'.
JAL 2020
27 Nov 20
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Grand Slam - "Get On Down" (original mix) - (4:08) 56 BPM
   
Grand Mothers Funck - "The Dog" (original mix) - (3:18) 126 BPM
   
Nasa Funk - "Stand Up" - (3:36) 95 BPM
   
A Man About A Dog - "Pollos" (original mix) - (3:20) 131 BPM
   
Grand Slam - "Get On Down" (Beat Le Juice remix) - (5:12) 56 BPM
   
Grand Mothers Funck - "The Dog" (Jayl Funk remix) - (3:33) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Man About A Dog - "Pollos" (B-Side & BadboE remix) - (5:24) 120 BPM
Review: Breakbeat Paradise first released the various artists EP 'Funk Originals' back in April 2017; now, nearly three years later, it's back with a new set of remixes. The EP as a whole is very much the proverbial game of two halves: the four original tracks are aimed fair and square at lovers of "new old" funk and soul (think Speedometer, Dap Kings, etc), while the three remixes ('Stand Up' doesn't get one, oddly, but its P-funk/Zapp-isms will delight funkateers nonetheless) are altogether more squelchy and electronic-sounding, and as such will be better suited to broken beat or funk-breaks sets.
BBP 129D
10 Apr 20
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Feel The Base - (4:14) 115 BPM
   
Sweet & Salt - (4:52) 125 BPM
   
Funky Doctor - (4:27) 68 BPM
   
Power Of The Soul - (4:29) 126 BPM
   
Crooked Hip - (5:32) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lights From The Roof - (5:52) 110 BPM
   
Most Of All - (4:36) 130 BPM
   
Sweet Bread - (4:21) 123 BPM
   
Pressing Groove - (5:24) 120 BPM
   
Warm Floor - (5:49) 115 BPM
   
Time Of Joy - (3:35) 121 BPM
   
Song For The Best - (5:09) 126 BPM
Played by: Vito lalinga
IRM 1891
07 Apr 20
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Sunny Juice - (3:26) 120 BPM
W 19
17 Aug 20
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Hey Mister! (feat Sulene Fleming) - (3:55) 119 BPM
   
Hey Mister! (feat Sulene Fleming - Art Of Tones extended remix) - (5:32) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hey Mister! (instrumental) - (3:55) 119 BPM
   
Hey Mister! (feat Sulene Fleming - Art Of Tones remix) - (3:50) 61 BPM
BBE 645SDG3
26 Feb 21
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Resense 047EXCLUSIVE
   
Lord Funk & Moar - "Hip Hop Control" - (3:55) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gelatine Thugs - "Do The Don't Stop" - (3:25) 125 BPM
Review: Resense serve up two tracks that owe a clear debt to party-style hip-hop from the 90s: think A Tribe Called Quest, Arrested Development or more specifically Jurassic 5, whose vocal from 'In The House' forms the basis for Lord Funk & Moar's 'Hip Hop Control' (even if that track did come out in 2006), with the original's electrofunk backdrop replaced by a jazzier groove complete with breathy flutes. Gelatine Thugs' 'Do The Don't Stop' then takes us into jazzier pastures still, while biting a snatch of vocal from a certain Mr M. Jackson. Floors that move to the likes of The Allergies or Speedometer will lap these two cuts up.
RESENSE 047
22 May 20
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I Promise - (4:29) 102 BPM
   
Funk Magic - (5:01) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Much Style - (3:49) 104 BPM
   
The Beat Don't Stop (feat Mr Stabalina) - (4:21) 114 BPM
Review: Scouring, as per usual, through the deepest and darkest depths of the underground, the always on-point Scour imprint comes through with the goods in the form of Beat Le Juice, a new boogie sensation to add to our radars. The man's opener "I Promise" takes us back to the early 80s, and to legendary labels lime SAM, with the same going for the more funk-tastic bass of "Funk Magic" - what a nugget! "So Much Style" is the deepest and baddest of the four, in our opinion, leveraging a little dub flex for the heads, while "The Beat Don't Stop" launches an all-out pop attack...backed by a lovely house sensibility.
SRAS 015
22 Feb 18
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South City Allstars vs Curtis Mayfield - (4:02) 100 BPM
   
South City Allstars vs Joe Quartermain - (5:15) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basement Freaks vs AWB - (3:38) 108 BPM
   
South City Allstars vs Peter Brown - (6:10) 110 BPM
SCR 002
30 Nov 07
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Agent K/Various
   
4hero - "Hold It Down" (Bugz In The Attic's Co-Operative mix) - (7:18) 129 BPM
   
Agent K - "Feed The Cat" (original) - (7:32) 60 BPM
   
Fourth Kind - "Take Me To Your Sky" (original) - (4:26) 126 BPM
   
Domu & Face - "Save It" (original) - (5:58) 64 BPM
   
Jazztronik - "Samurai" (original) - (8:29) 129 BPM
   
Nova Fronteira - "Baila Conmigo" (AtJazz remix) - (6:50) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kaidi Tatham - "Organic Juggernaut" (original) - (4:40) 132 BPM
   
Vikter Duplaix - "Manhood" (original) - (5:48) 124 BPM
   
Taylor McFerrin & Vincent Parker - "Broken Vibes" (original) - (7:52) 123 BPM
   
NSM - "DJ Power (Use It)" (original) - (6:43) 124 BPM
   
The Sunburst Band - "Turn It Out" (IG Culture remix) - (6:06) 124 BPM
   
Blakai & Bembe Segue - "Afrospace" (original) - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Agent K - "Hands" (original) - (11:03) 128 BPM
   
Daz-I-Kue & Colonel Red - "Rokstone (Soon Come)" (Several Small Furry Bugz Co-Operating In The Attic remix) - (6:37) 126 BPM
   
Afronaut & Melissa Browne - "Transcend M.E." (original) - (7:55) 124 BPM
   
Lars Bartkuln - "Dimensions" (original) - (7:48) 126 BPM
   
Homecookin - "Lazy Days" (original) - (5:53) 131 BPM
   
Hajime Yoshizawa - "Endless Bow" (original) - (5:34) 128 BPM
   
Incognito - "Get Into My Groove" (Jazzanova remix) - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
Mark de Clive-Lowe - "Slide" (original) - (4:25) 62 BPM
   
East West Connection - "Mint Sauce" (original) - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Likwid Biskit - "The All New Ummm" (original) - (4:17) 59 BPM
Review: The artist formally known as Joey Negro aka Dave Lee brings together a fresh and unique compilation with partner in sound Will Fox that dives deep into the west end sound of London's broken beat, soul and two-step scene. Featuring tracks from the likes of Bugz In The Attic, Jazzanova and Atjazz to 4 Hero and Sunburst Band, we've pulled up numbers like NSM's deep, woozy and downtempo "DJ Power (Use It)" to Jazztronik's piano-laden and garaged influenced "Samurai". Sweet, warm and deeply vocal still is Afronaut & Melissa Browne's "Transcend M.E." with a stripped back, breathy and stepping number from Mark de Clive-Lowe, with Likwid Biskit's closing track "The All New Ummm" surfing into some balmy, LA beat-scene territory.
ZEDDCD 050
11 Sep 20
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Downside Up - (4:09) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straight Gay - (4:23) 138 BPM
   
No Wonder - (3:26) 132 BPM
   
Live At Jop's - (4:42) 82 BPM
GAMM 053
20 Oct 09
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Various
   
Dwilt Sharpp - "I Need You Close" (dub version) - (3:27) 78 BPM
   
Onra - "Come Closer" (Kicks & Claps edit) - (2:43) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Walter Mecca - "Watch Out" (feat Jessica Pepper) - (3:05) 78 BPM
   
Mr Day - "If I Can Love You" (DJ Vadim feat Yarah Bravo) - (4:33) 79 BPM
   
Hawa - "Dance" - (4:14) 136 BPM
   
Mr President - "Meet Again" (feat Mr Day) - (4:08) 123 BPM
   
Trevor & Lisa - "Dance To The Drummers Beat" (feat The Real Fake Mc) - (3:43) 122 BPM
   
Cleon - "Boogaloo Pow" - (3:17) 120 BPM
   
Onra - "The anthem" (unreleased extended version) - (2:30) 97 BPM
   
Trevor & Lisa - "The Night Of The Wolf" - (5:00) 126 BPM
   
Cleon - "Jaylis & Family" - (4:01) 113 BPM
   
Dwilt Sharpp - "I Need You Close" (feat Lorett Fleur - Sensual Genius mix) - (2:04) 78 BPM
   
Patchworks - "Cocan" (bonus track) - (4:47) 120 BPM
FVR 030
30 Oct 09
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Down In The Basement (feat Awoke) - (5:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lucky Six (feat Lions Pride) - (4:10) 56 BPM
   
Boogie Bugi (Fedorovski remix) - (5:00) 118 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes are back! Yet again they have brought some serious ammunition with them as they welcome Prosper & Stabfinger for three tracks of seriously groovy delight. We kick off with the title track 'Down In The Basement', which combines disco-like melodies with funky clav experiments and patois vocal lines for a real mashup of styles alongside Awoke. Next, 'Lucky Six' wheels into play with its jazzy horn lines and party flavours, also featuring work from Lions Pride. Finally, Fedorovski gets busy with a super experimental take on 'Boogie Bugi', smashing affected vocal lines with a potent bassline and crunchy percussive influxes. Tasty!
BOMBMUSIC 062
03 Apr 20
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Shaka Loves You - "Joints N' Jams Intro" - (0:44) 98 BPM
   
Bastien Keb - "Fit Rare" (feat Cappo) - (5:09) 98 BPM
   
Fort Knox Five - "Insight" (feat Asheru) - (3:58) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Nextmen & Gentleman's Dub Club - "Done It Again" (feat Kiko Bun) - (3:39) 83 BPM
   
Sly5thAve - "California Love" (feat Cory Henry) - (6:22) 90 BPM
   
Andy Cooper - "Chasing The Funk" - (3:49) 98 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Every Trick In The Book" - (3:10) 99 BPM
   
DJ Nu-Mark - "Tropicalifornia" (feat Quantic) - (4:14) 104 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Boogie" (feat Fullee Love - SLY remix) - (4:32) 105 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Just Keep On" - (6:40) 103 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Don't Want This To Be Over" (feat Satchmode - Jean Tonique remix) - (4:26) 106 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Chopsy's New Groove" - (3:54) 110 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts & Chali 2Na - "Worth Fighting For" (feat Omar) - (3:11) 108 BPM
   
Fullee Love - "Deney Terrio" - (4:35) 111 BPM
   
Heritage & Ed Mahon - "Luvin' U" - (7:16) 116 BPM
   
Pablo & Shoey - "Raw Human Emotion" (part 2) - (7:09) 119 BPM
   
Birdee & Andre Espeut - "Can't Get Enough" (extended mix) - (7:14) 120 BPM
   
Izo FitzRoy - "Blind Faith" (Art Of Tones dub) - (5:14) 117 BPM
   
Monsieur Van Pratt - "Jazz Taz" - (5:53) 120 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Love Is True" - (6:08) 122 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Cruisin'" - (5:30) 124 BPM
   
Flevans - "Ambition Like Cream" (feat Scooby Jones - Flevans Disco Revision) - (5:57) 122 BPM
   
Hobbs & Ron Mexico - "My Baby" - (6:53) 124 BPM
   
Afriquoi - "Kudaushe" (Anchorsong remix) - (3:39) 127 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Joints N' Jams, Vol 1" (Shaka Loves You continuous mix) - (1:00:38) 122 BPM
Review: Following the success of Shaka Loves You's previous compilations on Bombstrikes, the label has offered them the chance to launch a new series all of their own. Named in honour of their radio show and regular parties in Glasgow, Joints & Jams offers up a hugely entertaining (and largely floor-friendly) mixture of funk-fuelled hip-hop (Bastien Keb, Fort Knox Five, Andy Cooper), skanking reggae (The Nextmen and Gentlemen's Dub Club sing-along 'Done It Again'), flash-fried funk breaks (the Allergies), tropical goodness (DJ Nu-Mark's hook-up with Quantic), and various fusions of disco, boogie and funk (see the cuts from Kraak & Smaak, X-Ray Ted, Pablo & Shoey and Shaka Loves You themselves). The result is a brilliantly mixed-up collection of tried-and-tested dancefloor bombs.
BOMBJNJ 001
27 Nov 20
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Various - "Late Night Tales Presents After Dark" (Bill Brewster continuous mix) - (1:18:04) 110 BPM
   
Marti Caine - "Love The Way You Love Me" - (5:40) 93 BPM
   
Linus Loves - "The Love" - (5:10) 102 BPM
   
Quiller - "Quiller" - (6:50) 103 BPM
   
Twin Sister - "All Around & Away We Go" (Hotel Motel mix) - (9:56) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
TBS - "Extraterrestrial Manouevres In The Dark" (feat Jamalski) - (4:31) 105 BPM
   
Jamiroquai - "Alright" (DJ version excursion) - (6:47) 106 BPM
   
The Doves - "Compulsion" (Padded Cell remix) - (7:30) 105 BPM
   
Coober Pedy University Band - "Moon Plain" - (7:20) 109 BPM
   
Jamie Lloyd - "Movin' In" (Brennan Green mix) - (8:03) 107 BPM
   
Fernando Pulichino - "Best Is Yet To Come" - (6:33) 111 BPM
   
Martin Kershaw - "Keep On Pokin'" - (8:46) 111 BPM
   
M - "Machistador" - (8:04) 112 BPM
   
Karma - "Beach Towel" (I:Cube mix) - (10:10) 111 BPM
   
Zed Bias - "Koolade" (feat Toddla T & MDcL) - (6:28) 112 BPM
   
Beans & Company - "The Go Go" - (6:11) 115 BPM
   
Tad Wily - "After Dark" - (6:29) 114 BPM
   
Herbest Moon - "Blow Your Body" (Deep Space dub) - (8:27) 120 BPM
   
Asha Puthli - "Space Talk" - (5:39) 100 BPM
Review: Given his encyclopedic knowledge of music, you'd expect any compilation put together by Bill Brewster to be full of unlikely gems and lesser-known anthems. That's certainly the case with After Dark, the first in a new DJ-focused series from the Late Night Tales camp. From start to finish, Brewster's selections are spot on, from the lowdown, slo-mo disco oddness of Sheffield chanteuse Marti Caine's "Love The Way You Love Me" and wide-eyed, acid-laden kosmiche of Coober Peder University Band's "Moon Plain", to the dirty electrofunk of Zed Bias's "Koolade" (featuring Toddla T, of all people) and mid'80s percussion fest of Martin Kershaw's "Keep On Pokin". If that wasn't enough, Brewster has also unearthed a decent Jamiroquai record. The wonders never cease.
ALND 31
05 May 13
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I'm Over Here - (6:08) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Uptight - (4:48) 121 BPM
   
Fade - (6:15) 121 BPM
Review: 2020 might have been a "dumpster fire" of a year (as our American cousins might say), but somehow Nigel Evans AKA Flevans has managed to remain positive. His new EP - the former Tru Thoughts stalwart's first of 2020 - is led by one of the funkiest, and most celebratory tracks he's ever made, the R&B vocal-sampling, disco and electrofunk revivalism of 'I'm Over Here'. With its' killer bassline, Chic-style guitars, bustling beats and squelchy synths, it sounds like a future peak-time anthem. He explores similar sonic pastures on the more shuffling, synth-heavy 'Uptight', before offering up a slightly deeper (but no less funky) take on early '80s disco via similarly superb closing cut 'Fade'.
JAL 337
06 Nov 20
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Bonobo/Various
   
Various - "Late Night Tales: Bonobo" (continuous DJ mix by Bonobo) - (1:14:57) 77 BPM
   
Dustin O'Halloran - "An Ending A Beginning" - (2:08) 140 BPM
   
Khruangbin - "A Calf Born In Winter" - (3:29) 82 BPM
   
Bonobo - "Get Thy Bearings" - (3:05) 77 BPM
   
Darondo - "Didn't I" - (3:25) 75 BPM
   
Nina Simone - "Baltimore" - (4:37) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - "Flipside" - (4:48) 96 BPM
   
Menehan Street Band - "The Traitor" - (2:40) 103 BPM
   
Andrew Ashong - "Flowers" - (8:50) 96 BPM
   
Romare - "Down The Line (It Takes A Number)" - (4:15) 88 BPM
   
Shlohmo - "Places" - (5:03) 76 BPM
   
Lapalux - "Gutter Glitter" - (4:00) 110 BPM
   
The Invisible - "Wings" - (7:22) 112 BPM
   
Badbadnotgood - "Hedron" - (5:51) 75 BPM
   
Matthew Bourne - "VIII. Juliet" - (3:19) 134 BPM
   
Airhead - "South Congress" - (3:53) 138 BPM
   
Matthew Halsall - "Sailing Out To Sea" - (1:30) 140 BPM
   
Dorothy Ashby - "Essence Of Sapphire" - (3:12) 86 BPM
   
Peter & Kerry - "One Thing" - (3:30) 140 BPM
   
Eddi Front - "Gigantic" - (3:37) 107 BPM
   
Bill Evans - "Piece Peace" - (6:42) 123 BPM
   
Benedict Cumberbatch - "Flat Of Angles 3" (spoken word) - (6:31) 123 BPM
Review: Veteran Ninja Tune artist Bonobo has been putting out seriously decent tunes pretty much since the birth of the highly regarded Late Night Tales compilation. It's amazing that they haven't crossed paths before, but with the release of this 33rd entry into the series, the time has finally come for Green to take us on his own nocturnal mission. This 21-track odyssey is seamlessly mixed but the unmixed tracks are also presented so we can enjoy highlights like the velvety soul of 'Didn't I", the hippy funk of "Flowers" and the distorted, fuzzy trap of "Gutter Glitter".
ALND 34
17 Nov 13
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Splash Of Funk - (4:20) 118 BPM
   
Like An Animal - (4:16) 120 BPM
   
Funk For The Renegade Master - (4:30) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nothing But A Party - (3:51) 114 BPM
Review: Within the modern breakbeat scene, there a few labels that are able to hold their heads as high as Breakbeat Paradise, who have remained incredibly consistent over the last few years, delivering heavyweight EP's left right and centre. Next up for them we see the return of Pecoe, who delivers some serious heat here, kicking off with the wicked sampling routines of 'Splash Of Funk'. Next, the groovy indie inspired switch ups of 'Like An Animal' and the catchy horn routines of 'For The Renegade Master'. We then finish up with the heavyweight drum designs and the spicy guitar licks of 'Nothing But A Party', seeing out a wicked selection.
BBP 162
14 Jun 19
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Various
   
DJ Moy - "Tribal Jazz" (original mix) - (3:44) 60 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "Cony" (original mix) - (4:06) 102 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "Funkflor" (original mix) - (4:18) 60 BPM
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc Project) - "Magiese Totem" (original mix) - (4:41) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc Project) - "Afrika Storm" (original mix) - (4:21) 56 BPM
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc Project) - "Tribal Night" (Lego edit Afro cut) - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
The Broker - "Downtown City" (original mix) - (4:18) 120 BPM
   
Funk Windows - "Agente 007" (original mix) - (3:02) 95 BPM
   
DJ Mister Funk - "Original Sound" (original mix) - (4:04) 97 BPM
   
Funk Reverse - "Night Light" (DJ Moy dub version) - (3:32) 100 BPM
   
DJ Moy & Funk Reverse - "DubFunk" (original mix) - (5:02) 60 BPM
   
Ltg Long Travel Groove - "Logic Beat" (original mix) - (3:16) 88 BPM
   
Funk O'Ya - "4U" (original mix) - (3:16) 122 BPM
   
DJ Moy & LTG Long Travel Groove - "Monster Track" (original mix) - (5:24) 123 BPM
   
Ms. Janette - "Breakjazz" (original mix) - (3:12) 120 BPM
   
Afro Dub - "AllFunk" (original mix) - (3:03) 95 BPM
   
Afro Dub - "Funk Premier" (original mix) - (4:02) 118 BPM
   
House Clan - "Welcome To The Ghetto" (original mix) - (3:46) 109 BPM
   
Master Funk - "Tutto Funk" (original mix) - (3:48) 120 BPM
   
Tj Edit - "XFunk" (original mix) - (3:50) 119 BPM
   
Tj Edit - "Funk Evolutions 14" (original mix) - (4:12) 122 BPM
   
Noil Rago - "Rap In Blues" (original mix) - (6:14) 56 BPM
   
Phil Disco - "Retro Disco II" (original mix) - (6:28) 124 BPM
SE 757
10 Jan 21
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It's My Beat - (4:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What's Going Down - (3:57) 118 BPM
   
Next To You - (3:28) 116 BPM
   
How We Just Chill - (3:57) 116 BPM
Review: It's time to get our groove on as Pecoe returns to the super consistent Breakbeat Paradise Recordings imprint to deliver four tracks of futuristic funk, kicking off with the groovy guitar licks and constantly shifting vocal presence of 'It's My Beat'. From here, we switch things up a tad with 'What's Going Down', letting the wah wah guitars run riot atop a stripped back drum loop and shifting synthesizer influences, followed by the instrumental bliss and gorgeous landscaping of 'Next To You'. Finally, the jittery melodies and intermittent vocal slices of 'How We Just Chill' rounds off the project with a bang!
BBP 189
29 Jan 21
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Ltg Long Travel Groove - "Total Funk" (ReVision) - (3:52) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Afro Dub - "AllFunk" (original mix) - (3:03) 95 BPM
   
Afro Dub - "Don't Save" (original mix) - (3:16) 53 BPM
   
Afro Dub - "Only Afro" (original mix) - (3:11) 123 BPM
SE 12VL
21 Apr 21
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What's Cooking? - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
Panagra - (3:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sounds At 20 Fathoms - (4:48) 99 BPM
   
Salinas - (3:54) 92 BPM
Review: Big Asha brings us a four-tracker that shows working within well-established styles doesn't HAVE to mean simply aping the past. All four tracks featured here can safely be filed under the 'funk' umbrella, but only 'Salinas' and 'Panagra' would sound recognisable to 70s ears: elsewhere, 'What's Cooking?' blends funk and deep house influences to very impressive effect, while 'Sounds At 20 Fathoms' ploughs a much more wonky furrow and actually wouldn't have sounded out of place on Basement Jaxx's 'Remedy'. But it's 'Salinas' that takes the gold - check out those jazzy keys and that squelchy bassline.
SE 776
17 Mar 21
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Sisters Of Soul, Brothers Of Funk (Greg Wilson version) - (7:39) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paint The Toon (single version) - (5:05) 119 BPM
   
Wanna Ride (single version) - (5:05) 80 BPM
FW 32
28 Sep 09
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Letta Mbulu - "What's Wrong With Groovin" - (2:50) 97 BPM
   
Esther Williams - "Last Night Changed It All" - (3:33) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kathleen Emery - "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" - (3:59) 93 BPM
   
Bajka - "The Only Religion That I Believe" - (3:17) 67 BPM
JMANJUNO 001
12 Jan 09
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Quincy Jointz - "The Thief" - (5:15) 100 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "6 Millions Ways To Swim" (feat Tal M Klein) - (4:55) 105 BPM
   
Danny Massure - "Rewind" (Quincy Jointz remix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Fresh Funky Dude" (feat Jayl Funk) - (3:59) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bantu - "Oya Oya" (Quincy Jointz remix) - (4:39) 128 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Super Hero" (feat DJ Soares & Big Theo) - (3:49) 110 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Chicago" - (3:42) 100 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Hottie Party" - (4:33) 100 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "The Place" - (4:59) 118 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Faceless" - (5:31) 105 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Real" - (4:25) 112 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Afrofunk" (Quincy Jointz remix) - (4:59) 113 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Trippin" - (4:51) 120 BPM
   
Tal M Klein - "That Aint No Mermaid" (Quincy Jointz remix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "La Dub Musica" - (4:49) 112 BPM
TMDG 028
19 May 09
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