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Funk Fam
Funk FamEXCLUSIVE
   
Boydex & Pecoe - "Push It" (feat Sully Sax) - (4:00) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Funk Fam - (2:45) 105 BPM
   
Boydex & Stabfinger - "Cosmic Funk" - (3:54) 116 BPM
   
Party - (4:52) 113 BPM
   
Ease Your Mind - (3:40) 105 BPM
Played by: DJ LAUREL, THE NICEGUYS
Review: As always, the Breakbeat Paradise team are bang in form as they unveil yet another top quality drop, this time welcoming the explosive sounds of Boydex inside, who delivers a weighty five track collection. We open up with the bulbous bounces of 'Push it', which sees the team link up with Sully Sax & Pecoe for an old school funkadelic freak out, followed by the horn-driven title track 'Funk Fam' and disco-laced delights of 'Cosmic Funk', which also sees Stabfinger move into the collaborative harness. Two more corkers to round off then as 'Party' lets fly another dizzy display of brass and guitar combos, before the stuttered drum taps and distant vocal sampling of 'Ease Your Mind' gives us a crunchy landing to close out with. Lovely work!
BBP 209
20 May 22
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Evergreen
   
Beacon Of Light - (3:52) 120 BPM
   
Everybody Talks About It - (4:52) 114 BPM
   
I'm Easy - (4:56) 120 BPM
   
Simple Things - (4:51) 122 BPM
   
It's All Different - (4:29) 122 BPM
   
Evergreen - (5:25) 124 BPM
   
Cadencia - (1:44) 100 BPM
   
True Power - (5:12) 120 BPM
   
Save Something - (3:07) 120 BPM
   
Nominee For Love - (5:03) 118 BPM
   
Thank You - (4:43) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Good Enough - (4:40) 100 BPM
Review: It's testament to Ben J Worrall's skill as a musician and producer that his soulful, jazzy deep house productions can be mentioned in the same breath as those by all-time-greats Larry Heard and Ron Trent. Yet unlike those producers, he's yet to deliver an album so good that it will be considered a true great. Until now, that is. Evergreen, his first set for Freerange, is simply sublime: an unapologetically soulful, life-affirming set that blends effortlessly brilliant vocals and jazz-funk inspired instrumentation (think incredible horn arrangements, smooth bass, twinkling keys and glistening guitars) with the luscious, often Latin-tinged deep house beats that have long been his calling card. If there's any justice, it will end of being regarded as one of the electronic albums of 2022.
FRCD 41D
13 May 22
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Waving
   
Punta Allen - (8:12) 106 BPM
   
Waving - (9:16) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Window Spells (feat Max Giovara) - (5:10) 108 BPM
   
The Jamail Pass - (6:10) 101 BPM
   
The Hipstick Rhino - (6:32) 54 BPM
   
Silver Peace - (8:09) 59 BPM
   
Down My Soul - (7:50) 124 BPM
   
La Di Da Di - (7:01) 118 BPM
   
Patrol De Caribe - (8:04) 111 BPM
   
Bay Rocker - (6:04) 112 BPM
   
Prezend - (6:38) 111 BPM
   
Angels Of Rhythm (Still Bouncing - feat Harriet Summer) - (6:13) 58 BPM
   
Ripped Sky - (5:12) 116 BPM
   
Large Stacks - (6:51) 61 BPM
   
Take The High Road - (5:38) 57 BPM
   
Diva - (7:24) 121 BPM
   
Keep Mashing - (5:57) 117 BPM
Review: A couple of years back, Leng welcomed Greek DJ/producer Lex to the label roster. Real name Alex Andrikopoulos, he's well known in his home city of Athens where he ran the Radical Soundz record shop. Now the Athenian has returned with his debut album for the esteemed London nu-disco label titled Waving, which appears on the back of a handful of EPs for a variety of labels (Samosa, B2, Frole). Whether it's the blissed-out balearica of last year's well received first single "Punta Alien", the late night boogie-down vibe of "Window Spells" (feat Max Giovara), the lo-slung dance floor heater "La Di Da D"i, to the sultry and deep mood music of "Angels Of Rhythm" (Still Bouncing - feat Harriet Summer) or the lovely closer "Keep Mashing" with its classic UK broken beat influence - Waving is his boldest and strongest statement yet as a producer.
LENGLP 017DD
22 Apr 22
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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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!
CIF 32
25 Feb 22
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Joints N' Jams Vol 2 (unmixed tracks)
   
Izo FitzRoy - "Everybody Knows This Ain't Right" - (4:07) 84 BPM
   
Moods - "Vulf's Back Pocket" (Regroove) - (3:01) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hot 8 Brass Band - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - (3:36) 137 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Love Somebody" - (2:49) 111 BPM
   
Dutch Robinson - "Drive Me Wild" (Opolopo remix) - (5:23) 110 BPM
   
Dave Mathmos - "Your Love" (Contemporary Soul remix) - (8:11) 105 BPM
   
JB Dizzy - "Slow Cookin'" - (7:18) 106 BPM
   
The Niceguys & Bobby Saint - "Irie" (Flevans remix) - (4:17) 117 BPM
   
Pete Le Freak Power - "Five Six Seven Eight" - (6:22) 119 BPM
   
Young Pulse - "Love Will Bring It" (feat Natalie Nova) - (5:21) 122 BPM
   
Da Lukas - "Free & Happy" (feat Musione 2) - (7:00) 118 BPM
   
HP Vince - "Shake The Funk" - (4:21) 120 BPM
   
Fabio Pierucci - "Holding Me Back" (Birdee remix) - (6:43) 122 BPM
   
JB Dizzy - "Lovin' Me" - (6:42) 118 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "In My Arms" - (5:04) 124 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Stomp" - (5:15) 124 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Kosmic Oscilliations" (Dexter Jones Cosmic Glue remix) - (4:49) 122 BPM
   
Locky - "The Inside" - (6:43) 126 BPM
   
Dirtytwo - "How About This One?" - (6:27) 127 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "I Can Feel It" - (6:19) 123 BPM
   
Fabiolous Barker - "Love Talkin'" (Sunset Boulevard mix) - (7:00) 107 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Joints N' Jams Vol 2" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:12:40) 123 BPM
Review: Collections of contemporary disco, funk and boogie grooves seem to be one of the very few consumer items NOT currently experiencing "supply chain issues" in this post-pandemic world of ours - there's no shortage of them around, is there? This Bomb Strikes comp, though, stands out from the herd for its sheer stylistic breadth. The album kicks off at the hip-hop-, funk- and soul-infused end of the spectrum, with cuts from the likes of Ivo Fitzroy and The Allergies, and slowly works its way up, via some more straight-up disco stompers in the mid-section, into uptempo disco-house territory. Possibly the only place you'll find Natasha Kitty Kat rubbing shoulders with The Hot 8 Brass Band, it's a pleasingly varied set that, as such, should find favour with a wide range of buyers.
BOMBJNJ 002
25 Mar 22
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The Best Of 2021 Afro House & Disco
Various
   
House Clan - "FunkWax" (original mix) - (4:05) 59 BPM
   
House Clan - "DiscoWax" (original mix) - (6:53) 61 BPM
   
House Clan - "Dubtribal" (original mix) - (3:22) 60 BPM
   
House Clan - "Cosmic Afro" (original mix) - (5:22) 123 BPM
   
House Clan - "The Dream" (original mix) - (6:44) 122 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Wood Guiro" (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Transitions" (original mix) - (7:20) 122 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Fashion You" (original mix) - (7:55) 119 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Feel So Good" (original mix) - (6:58) 61 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Jame" (original mix) - (7:09) 123 BPM
   
Dessen Duo - "Break Of Day" (Funk D'Void remix) - (6:26) 60 BPM
   
Mr. Thruout - "Nuraghe Trumpet" (Gabriele Pieri remix) - (6:45) 123 BPM
   
Ricky Montana & Col Lawton - "Fly Away" (MoreCause remix) - (6:19) 124 BPM
   
Vito Lalinga - "Funky Killer Re-Edits" (Cristian Manolo Deep Tsunami remix) - (6:34) 124 BPM
   
Ricky Montana & Col Lawton - "Fly Away" (T.Markakis Deeper Soul remix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Alberto Tagliaferri - "Britney On" (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Alberto Tagliaferri - "Metrica" (original mix) - (7:56) 60 BPM
   
Nytxpress Musiq & Norose - "All Your Body" (original mix) - (5:33) 60 BPM
   
RobJ - "Deep Experience" (original mix) - (4:44) 63 BPM
   
RobJ - "Berlin Play" (original mix) - (6:00) 63 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "Gringos" (original mix) - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "Double Dub" (original mix) - (4:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tj Edit - "Funk Evolutions 16" (original mix) - (3:36) 120 BPM
   
Tj Edit - "NightBlues" (original mix) - (3:20) 113 BPM
   
Tj Edit - "Funk Evolutions 17" (original mix) - (3:26) 118 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "JT Day" (original mix) - (3:16) 50 BPM
   
DJ Moy - "London Day" (original mix) - (3:34) 110 BPM
SE 836
17 Dec 21
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Funk N' Beats Vol 9 (unmixed tracks)
Jim Sharp/Various
   
Jim Sharp - "Shut It Down Intro" - (0:38) 153 BPM
   
Sam Krats - "Revive Rap" (feat El Da Sensei - Jim Sharp remix) - (4:48) 95 BPM
   
Jim Sharp - "The Man" - (3:18) 98 BPM
   
Sly5thAve - "Shiznit" (feat Jesse Fischer) - (4:34) 100 BPM
   
Randy Maverick - "Pure Love" (The Nextmen remix) - (2:45) 96 BPM
   
Lack Of Afro - "Here We Go Again" (feat Wax, Herbal T & EOM) - (4:29) 101 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Get Down" - (3:53) 102 BPM
   
Ugly Duckling - "Rio De Janeiro" - (3:22) 99 BPM
   
LTF - "King Of Funk" - (2:29) 105 BPM
   
Natural Self - "I Don't Need This Trouble" (feat Alice Russell) - (4:01) 103 BPM
   
Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos - "Time Is Right For Love" (Swing-O AKA 45 remix) - (4:37) 107 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Since You've Been Gone" - (3:21) 54 BPM
   
Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Make Your Move" - (4:14) 102 BPM
   
Dynamo Productions - "Give Some Space" (Krafty Kuts vs The Mexican remix) - (4:46) 52 BPM
   
Itsu Uno - "Shooter" (Super Sharp B-Boy) - (4:06) 110 BPM
   
Kidda - "Real Good Thing" (Diesler remix) - (4:56) 110 BPM
   
Ali B - "Swing It" (feat Afika NX - Jim Sharp remix) - (4:07) 55 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Get It Started" - (2:34) 115 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Squeeze Me" (feat Ben Westbeech) - (3:17) 110 BPM
   
The Bamboos - "Ride On Time" - (4:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Skill - "Break It Down" - (2:42) 83 BPM
   
Daddy-O - "Drumma Man" - (2:55) 88 BPM
   
Jim Sharp - "Funk N' Beats Vol 9" (continuous DJ mix) - (42:34) 109 BPM
Review: Featuring 22 full-length cuts plus a 42-minute mixed version, there's no faulting the VFM on offer from this Jim Sharp-helmed Bomb Strikes comp. Featuring tracks and mixes from the likes of The Allergies, The Nextmen, Ugly Duckling, Alice Russell, Lack Of Afro and Sam Krats, the emphasis here is on the kind of dusty funk/soul grooves that sit well alongside hip-hop and breaks - as opposed to the stack-heeled, silver-jumpsuited kind that goes better with disco - with standouts for this writer including Sly5thAve's moody, cinematic 'Shiznit' (think Shaft staring broodily out of a rain-streaked diner window) and Skill's 'Break It Down', a stuttery, stop-start gift for the jazz-dancers.
BOMBFUNKB 009
29 Oct 21
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Badass Funk Vol 2
Various
   
The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Step Up" - (4:43) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
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!
BBP 149
26 Nov 21
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Funk Jams
Various
   
Mandrill - "Ape's Back In Town" (The Reflex Revision) - (6:50) 52 BPM
   
Ferry Ultra - "Dangerous Vibes" (feat Roy Ayers - Mousse T's R&B mix) - (4:20) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Akay - "Sexual Healing" (Rob Hardt Rephunked mix) - (5:23) 55 BPM
   
Rob Hardt & Ferry Ultra - "If These Walls Could Speak" (feat Sharon Phillips) - (5:27) 94 BPM
   
Akay - "Not Like Me" (feat Montell Jordan - Cool Million edit) - (4:29) 52 BPM
   
Mandrill - "Got To The Funk" (Stephane Deschezeaux remix) - (8:25) 56 BPM
Review: Some high-quality modern funk/soul bizniss here, coming courtesy of Germany's long-running Peppermint Jam. The EP's bookended by fresh remixes of two cuts from NYC world-funk fusionists Mandrill's 2020 comeback album 'Back In Town', while in-between you'll find label regular Ferry Ultra paying homage to Roy Ayers before teaming up with contemporary soul songstress Sharon Phillips, and Berlin's Akay similarly serving up a very classy reworking of Marvin's 'Sexual Healing' (a brave move, but it works) before luring Montell Jordan into the studio for 'Got To The Funk'. Excellent work all round - THIS is how you do it!
PJMS 0250
02 Jul 21
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Don't Stop EP
   
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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Still Here
Still HereEXCLUSIVE
   
A Journey South - (5:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Still Here - (5:18) 111 BPM
Review: Formed in 2019 by DJ Nikolay 'Marcon' Markov and guitarist Yanko Argirov, DJ Marcon & The Palo Santos are an Afrobeat-inspired outfit from Bulgaria who made their debut on Timewarp Music with 'Parara' just a few months ago. Now they return to the Greek label with another Fela-tastic two-tracker that you just know is going to be big with the likes of Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. The saxophone takes centre stage on the lively, upbeat 'Still Here' itself, while a trumpet does more of the heavy lifting on the accompanying 'Journey South', which could find favour with the bruk beat crew.
TMDG 224
20 May 22
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Boogie Down Edits #17
   
Funky - (6:45) 117 BPM
   
BodyHeat - (5:31) 60 BPM
   
EyeSight - (4:28) 115 BPM
   
FunkiDrummer - (5:42) 117 BPM
   
GoodFoot - (6:24) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
SexMachine 1 - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
SexMachine 2 - (7:08) 120 BPM
   
HotPants - (5:45) 120 BPM
   
2 B Loved - (5:43) 120 BPM
   
Man's World - (4:08) 60 BPM
   
SameBeat - (4:45) 55 BPM
   
GrooveMaker - (6:45) 64 BPM
   
Payback - (5:43) 116 BPM
   
WorldCycle Inc. - (6:12) 100 BPM
Review: The 'Boogie Down Edits' series hits Vol 17 and suffice to say if you dig James Brown you're in for a treat, while if don't you might as well skip straight on to the next review because this latest installment is all about the Godfather of Soul and nothing BUT the Godfather of Soul. There will be those, admittedly, to whom the very concept is anathema - this writer, certainly, has never had the kind of self-belief it must take to hear a James Brown record and think 'I could improve on that' - but the Boogie Down crew have made pretty decent fist of the job and with all the big, obvious classics represented, if you can handle the idea of James Brown re-edits at all, these are good James Brown re-edits to have!
BDE 018
20 Nov 21
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Run For Cover (Explicit)
   
Pass The Courvoisier (feat full Crate) - (3:20) 98 BPM
   
Ain't No Fun (feat Jungle Fire) - (3:04) 100 BPM
   
Groove Is In The Heart (feat Lonely Boy) - (2:54) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop - (3:29) 77 BPM
   
Break Ya Neck (feat Danny Drive Thru) - (3:45) 83 BPM
   
U Know What's Up (feat Sergiio) - (3:08) 103 BPM
   
Hot In Herre (feat The Traffic) - (4:02) 107 BPM
   
Everybody Everybody (feat Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band) - (4:04) 119 BPM
   
Break Ya Neck (instrumental feat Danny Drive Thru) - (3:45) 83 BPM
   
Break Ya Neck (acapella feat Danny Drive Thru) - (3:35) 83 BPM
   
Break Ya Neck (feat Danny Drive Thru) - (3:45) 83 BPM
   
U Know What's Up (instrumental feat Sergiio) - (3:10) 103 BPM
   
U Know What's Up (acapella feat Sergiio) - (2:55) 103 BPM
CAT 552063
08 Oct 21
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The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Expanded Edition)
   
Listen To Me - (6:41) 113 BPM
   
Mama Get Yourself Together - (6:15) 138 BPM
   
A Change Is Going To Come - (9:31) 106 BPM
   
Mighty Mighty - (2:49) 90 BPM
   
Hard Times - (3:23) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
California Dreamin' - (4:48) 134 BPM
   
Running - (3:39) 103 BPM
   
One Dragon Two Dragon - (4:03) 133 BPM
   
Little Linda Turn On (instrumental) - (3:14) 92 BPM
   
Running (instrumental) - (3:35) 120 BPM
   
Hard Times (instrumental) - (3:22) 91 BPM
   
You Make Me So Very Happy (instrumental) - (1:51) 157 BPM
   
Mama Get Yourself Together (instrumental) - (3:20) 138 BPM
   
Turn On To Me (instrumental) - (3:28) 112 BPM
   
Mighty Mighty (instrumental) - (2:30) 90 BPM
   
Aquarius (instrumental) - (4:56) 154 BPM
603497 844302
12 Feb 21
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Doin' My Thing
   
Doin' My Thing (extended mix) - (3:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tribute To The Original Artform - (4:05) 120 BPM
Review: What a funkadelic way to start the weekend as X-Ray Ted lands once again on Bomb Strikes for a vibrant display of breaksy bounce with two sizzling originals, jam-packed with colourful sampling and in-depth flare. First up, 'Doin' My Thing' delivers a shuffling waltz through northern-soul style vocals and horn lines, atop a shimmering plate of breaks-inspired drum work to create a dancefloor-ready shuffler. On the flip, 'Tribute To The Original Artform' combines groovy bassline action with colourful percussive drives and cowbell-infused melody, providing a wicked b-side and keeping the energy levels high as we round this one off.
BOMBMUSIC 083
08 Apr 22
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Raw Funk
   
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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Toxic Funk Presents Boots Of Paradise
Various
   
Jayl Funk - "Keep On Bumpin" - (3:54) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crash Party - "The Juice (Grunt Dream)" - (3:48) 152 BPM
   
Towlie DJ - "Brick Bounce" - (3:51) 55 BPM
   
Boydex - "B-Boy Stance" - (4:14) 58 BPM
   
Mako & Mr. Bristow - "Uptight Boss" (Skank edit) - (3:04) 154 BPM
   
BadboE - "Poor Folkes" (Party edit) - (4:08) 153 BPM
   
Suckaside - "Hard To Love" - (3:40) 143 BPM
   
Aliens In Denmark - "Chatty Tramp" - (3:36) 113 BPM
   
Mr Bristow - "Why I'm Near" - (3:15) 115 BPM
   
LROY - "Ice Cream" - (3:56) 155 BPM
   
The Breakbeat Junkie - "Jungle Boogie" (Refixed) - (4:02) 108 BPM
   
Morlack - "Fall In Love With Me" - (6:47) 58 BPM
   
Pecoe - "Champion" - (3:55) 116 BPM
Review: It's difficult to envisage a Breakbeat Paradise drop that doesn't feature a serious tonne of quality, with this latest collection of 13 powerful creations making up the 'Boots Of Paradise' collection. The project takes a very central theme of reigniting hip hop vocals with dancefloor-ready reworks, from the classic Biggie sampling of Crash Party's 'The Juice' to the old school slicing of 'Ice Cream' from LROY and Aliens In Denmark's 'Chatty Tramp'. Even with this pretty solid central theme, the project has a lot of variation involved, from the sharpened drum punches and modernized synth slides of 'Brick Bounce' by Towlie DJ, to the more 4x4 influenced grooves of Morlack's 'Fall In Love With Me'. Our standout highlight for the whole drop would have to be Pecoe's 'Champion', which balances crunchy drums with well designed vocal sampling, which also makes it a perfect final entry.
BBP 197
24 Sep 21
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For Your Soul
   
For Your Soul - (3:39) 159 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
For Your Soul (Daytoner remix) - (3:36) 80 BPM
Review: Gramophone Soul is a relative newcomer from the Glasgow area whose output to date has mostly been offered to the world as free downloads. Hopefully that'll change soon because as 'For Your Soul' demonstrates, the man has a finely honed pop sensibility that suggests bigger things are surely possible. In its Original form, 'For Your Soul' sits roughly in the 'new old' soul territory mapped out by the likes of Speedometer, Smoove & Turrell et al, with a nagging "get up and dance" male vocal, parping sax and some reggae-ish guitar chops, while Daytoner's remix provides a slightly mellower variation on the theme.
CIF 35
13 May 22
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The Original Masters Vol 15 The Music History Of The Disco
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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Jazzy Hip Hop: Golden Era Beats
   
Nathaniel Pearn, Benedic Lamdin & Chantal Brown - "Neptune Rocksteady" - (2:05) 102 BPM
   
Feeling It - (2:04) 92 BPM
   
Primo - (2:14) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nathaniel Pearn, Benedic Lamdin & Chantal Brown - "All Good" - (2:06) 95 BPM
   
Oakland - (3:01) 92 BPM
   
More Juice - (2:34) 115 BPM
   
Epic Shit - (2:57) 95 BPM
   
Jazzcats - (2:24) 94 BPM
   
Widescreen - (1:57) 91 BPM
   
Tribe - (2:38) 95 BPM
BIBTQ 137
18 Feb 22
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Back To Mine: Horse Meat Disco
   
Gwen McCrae - "Move Me Baby" (Danny Krivit edit) - (5:56) 103 BPM
   
Alien Alien - "Perfidia" (feat Igino - Severino Panzetta & Ray Mang remix) - (7:14) 96 BPM
   
Escape From New York - "Fire In My Heart" - (5:13) 102 BPM
   
Margie Lomax - "God's Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman" - (5:11) 103 BPM
   
Roisin Murphy - "Ancora Ancora Ancora" (Severino & Nico De Ceglia remix) - (6:24) 103 BPM
   
Marianne Faithfull - "Sex With Strangers" (feat Beck) - (4:21) 110 BPM
   
Lisa King - "You've Got Magic" - (4:12) 114 BPM
   
William Stuckey - "Just Around The Corner" - (5:44) 113 BPM
   
Larry Heard presents Ona King - "Premonition Of Lost Love" (Extended Adult mix) - (7:01) 114 BPM
   
Kassav - "Aveou Doudou" - (4:44) 114 BPM
   
Jose Fajardo - "C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle" - (4:59) 113 BPM
   
GAME - "Gotta Take Your Love" (single version) - (7:19) 116 BPM
   
Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge - "Jump Into The Light" (Wash House extended dub) - (7:30) 115 BPM
   
Horse Meat Disco - "Self Control" (feat Xavier Smith & ROY INC. - Eagle dub) - (5:58) 118 BPM
   
The RAH Band - "Messages From The Stars" - (6:42) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Various - "Back To Mine: Horse Meat Disco" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:03:31) 116 BPM
190296 204647
23 May 22
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Katakana Edits Vol 110
   
What About You - (3:33) 118 BPM
   
Askin' For A Trouble - (5:15) 118 BPM
   
You Steppin Into My Life - (6:25) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Sneak On Me - (5:07) 100 BPM
Review: The unstoppable behemoth that is the 'Katakana Edits' series reaches Vol 110, with regular contributor DJ Laurel back at the controls. The EP opens with 'What About You' and 'Asking For Trouble', both of which draw on sadly unidentified sources - but think 60s soul/deep funk (Georgie Fame, maybe?) for the former, and blues/country-infused 70s soul for the latter. We then fast-forward to the disco and boogie era, with Melba Moore's 'You Stepped Into My Life' (1978) and the Michael Zager Band's 'Don't Sneak On Me' (1980) both getting the Laurel treatment. All four are very playable, making for a strong addition to the Katakana catalogue.
KE 9110
10 Sep 21
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Toxic Funk Vol 2
   
Sitting On The Bay Banger - (4:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fire Cracker - (3:31) 130 BPM
Review: If you are looking for a party of party-starting presents, look no further than this fiery two-tracker from the sounds of Gramaphone Soul, coming to us courtesy of Breakbeat Paradise Recordings. We open up with the old school breaks sampling and rap vocals of 'Sitting On The Bay Banger', which ties together explosive horn stabs with tidy bass action below for a dancefloor ready anthem. On the flip, 'Fire Cracker' pulls out some classic-sounding soul vocals for a jig-inspired display of funk, of course topped with tidy drum breaks and doused in nostalgic beauty. Fabulous work!
BBP 178
25 Feb 22
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Winter Numbers 2022
Various
   
P Sol - "Beach Is Closed" (original mix) - (4:56) 110 BPM
   
DiCE_NZ - "Roll With Me" (original mix) - (7:17) 108 BPM
   
Dad Bod - "Back To The Beach" (original mix) - (5:50) 118 BPM
   
Picossu - "Monkey" (original mix) - (5:45) 115 BPM
   
Delfonic - "Hanging Tough" (original mix) - (6:07) 119 BPM
   
Oldchap - "Hey Girl" (original mix) - (6:01) 98 BPM
   
T Sounds - "Always There" (original mix) - (5:18) 125 BPM
   
Kiosko 33 - "Theory Of House" (original mix) - (8:58) 115 BPM
   
Andy Kidd - "Hustlin'" (original mix) - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Beatphreak - "Catch 22" (original mix) - (6:08) 101 BPM
   
Belabouche - "They Are Ours" (original mix) - (5:50) 103 BPM
   
Kristoff MX - "Funk With Me" (original mix) - (6:05) 117 BPM
   
Cole Medina - "Love In Motion" (original mix) - (6:25) 112 BPM
   
RobJamWeb - "Southern Breeze" (original mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
   
Ronald Koon - "Paradyse" (original mix) - (5:27) 120 BPM
   
Jet Boot Jack - "Breakdance On The Street" (original mix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
   
Petko Turner - "Dont Try 2 Hold Me On" (original mix) - (3:21) 117 BPM
   
Ash Reynolds - "The Way You Move" (original mix) - (3:33) 108 BPM
   
Clean Is Good - "Jarbie's Samples" (original mix) - (5:42) 108 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Ooo This Love" (original mix) - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Dave Mathmos - "Down Down Down" (original mix) - (6:52) 116 BPM
   
Green Sequence - "Vo Ovoj Grad" (original mix) - (3:19) 124 BPM
   
The Secret Soul Society - "Music In The Air" (original mix) - (4:44) 110 BPM
   
Ferdinand Debeaufort - "Alone And Blue" (original mix) - (4:30) 112 BPM
   
The Andromeda Funk Phenomena - "The Chair That's Rockin'" (original mix) - (5:55) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Platzdasch & Dix - "Steep Coast" (feat Alexander Watson - original mix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
Review: Slightly Transformed bring us the latest installment in their occasional compilation series, which follows on from 'Summer Numbers 2019' and 'Summer Numbers 2020'. Regular visitors to this page should need no introduction to the respected London-based label, and with the album packing a whopping 26 tracks, there's certainly no space to give you a full blow-by-blow rundown: suffice to say that whether you're a fan of sparkling boogie nouveau, sumptuous string-drenched disco, deep 'n' groovy house, headnoddin' Balearica or any combination thereof, this is a comp you're gonna want to check for. Standouts for yours truly include Kiosko 33's Chuck Roberts-biting 'Theory Of House' and Kristoff MX's 'Funk With Me', but you'll find your own I'm sure...
ST 048
18 Feb 22
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Soul Funk Classics
Various
   
Earth, Wind & Fire - "I've Had Enough" - (4:34) 118 BPM
   
Kool & The Gang - "Big Fun" - (5:00) 118 BPM
   
Heatwave - "Boogie Nights" - (5:05) 119 BPM
   
Imagination - "Just An Illusion" - (6:23) 105 BPM
   
Inner Life - "Moment Of My Life" - (6:30) 113 BPM
   
Luther Vandross - "I Wanted Your Love" - (5:37) 120 BPM
   
Loleatta Holloway - "Love Sensation" - (6:32) 116 BPM
   
Rose Royce - "Is It Love You're After" - (5:01) 118 BPM
   
The O'Jays - "Put Our Heads Together" - (7:01) 120 BPM
   
Carol Williams - "Love Is You" - (7:49) 123 BPM
   
First Choice - "Let No Man Put Asunder" - (7:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cherrelle with Alexander O'Neal - "Saturday Love" - (8:41) 116 BPM
   
Teena Marie - "I'm A Sucker For Your Love" - (5:53) 115 BPM
   
The O'Jays - "I Love Music" - (9:42) 128 BPM
   
Double Exposure - "Everyman" - (7:21) 106 BPM
   
Instant Funk - "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" - (9:46) 113 BPM
   
Phyllis Hyman - "You Know How To Love Me" - (7:29) 116 BPM
   
Skyy - "Call Me" - (6:19) 121 BPM
   
Windjammer - "Tossing & Turning" - (6:39) 112 BPM
   
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" - (6:33) 115 BPM
   
Mai Tai - "History" - (7:18) 104 BPM
MXCD 2576
23 Jul 13
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Funky Re Touches Vol 1
   
Hold On! I'm Comin' (Funk Sinatra re touch 2013) - (2:56) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mr. Tambourine Man (Funk Sinatra re touch 2013) - (3:52) 119 BPM
   
Sookie Sookie (Funk Sinatra re touch 2013) - (3:12) 126 BPM
   
Stone Fox Chase (Funk Sinatra re touch 2013) - (5:02) 109 BPM
Review: Eyal Goldman has been notching up a whole bunch of feelgood re-edits under the guise of Funk Sinatra. Not sure what ol' blue eyes would make of it all, but with breaky rejigs of perennial faves by the likes of Sam & Dave, Dylan, Don Covay and Area Code 615 (the Old Grey Whistle Test theme), we're sure dancefloors up and down the country will give it the big thumbs up.
FEDJD 002
02 Dec 13
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The Pitch Down Jamz EP
   
OOFT - "Love & Soulsaving" - (5:43) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
La Tuerie - "Filter" - (6:24)
   
Motion Clapture - "Luvless" - (6:49)
   
Cole Medina - "I Like You" - (5:25)
FOTO 007D
01 Oct 12
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Welcome
   
10 Years - (2:46) 62 BPM
   
Clear My Head - (3:07) 65 BPM
   
Think About Things - (2:53) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Somebody Else Now - (3:09) 90 BPM
   
Dadi Freyr & ASDIS - "Feel The Love" - (3:15) 60 BPM
   
10 Years (Chromeo remix) - (2:43) 62 BPM
DAFR 07
21 May 21
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The Mental Bandwidth
   
Images Of Deepness - (1:48) 96 BPM
   
Sixteen What I Mean - (3:55) 107 BPM
   
Atonic Bomb - (7:46) 125 BPM
   
Fabrice Lig & Wolfgang Flur - "Cinema" (original mix) - (5:17) 128 BPM
   
Flash - (8:40) 128 BPM
   
Healing - (4:24) 127 BPM
   
The Track - (9:21) 126 BPM
   
Echoes From Fujiyama - (7:34) 128 BPM
   
The Mental Bandwidth - (6:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rules Of Democracy - (8:41) 134 BPM
   
Revenge Of The Deep Techno - (5:26) 120 BPM
   
Complexity Of Life - (13:17) 130 BPM
ELY 097DIG
20 May 22
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Overdose Of The Holy Ghost
David Hill/Various
   
The Clark Sisters - "Overdose Of The Holy Ghost" - (4:23) 88 BPM
   
Shirley Caesar - "Heavenly Father" - (4:45) 108 BPM
   
Ricky Womack & Christian Essence - "I Need You" (Joey Negro edit) - (5:32) 127 BPM
   
Dan Greer - "Love Is The Message" (Joey Negro edit) - (4:16) 118 BPM
   
Kristle - "I'll Go" - (3:50) 116 BPM
   
D.J. Rogers - "All I Gave Him Was My Heart" - (3:53) 102 BPM
   
The Young Delegation - "I'll Keep Holdin On" - (4:10) 98 BPM
   
Linda Evans - "I Am Gold" - (4:21) 99 BPM
   
Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark - "Awake O Zion" - (5:54) 131 BPM
   
Tommy T & Company - "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" - (4:08) 95 BPM
   
Truth & Devotion - "I Must See My Lord" - (4:08) 78 BPM
   
Norman Weeks & The Revelations - "Hold On" - (14:02) 119 BPM
   
The Clark Sisters - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" (Joey Negro edit) - (6:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gloster Williams & Master Control - "No Cross, No Crown" - (9:05) 108 BPM
   
Roslyn & Charles - "Was Not Intended" (David Hill edit) - (2:38) 101 BPM
   
The Dynamic Clark Sisters - "Ha Ya (Eternal Life)" - (4:49) 81 BPM
   
The Young Delegation - "He Lives" - (4:42) 118 BPM
   
Sharon Johnson - "A Better Day" - (3:27) 103 BPM
   
BeBe & CeCe Winans - "I Really Love You" (David Hill edit) - (3:32) 108 BPM
   
The Fannie Clark Singers - "Use Me Lord" - (3:21) 90 BPM
   
Ronia La Vee - "Lead Me" - (3:56) 104 BPM
   
James Moore - "As A Nation" (David Hill edit) - (3:11) 101 BPM
Review: Joey Negro's Z Records have a remarkable knack for knocking out vintage compilation after vintage compilation. Here though, they've really discovered a rare niche of unmined gold courtesy of Nuphonic's David Hill who acts as selector. As Hill explains "gospel music has often followed trends in secular music" and this album captures 24 attempts of gospel getting on the disco and boogie trains. Highlights include the hiNRG longing of "I Need You", the electro-soul of "Love Is The Message" and the piano & strings frenzy of "Awake O Zion".
ZEDDCD 028DD
06 May 13
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Back Street Brit Funk (compiled by Joey Negro)
Joey Negro/Various
   
Mirage - "Summer Grooves" - (5:35) 118 BPM
   
Freeez - "Keep In Touch" - (5:50) 131 BPM
   
Breakfast Band - "LA 14" - (6:40) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hudson People - "Trip To Your Mind" - (9:49) 134 BPM
   
Ritual - "Sore Lip" - (6:27) 107 BPM
   
The Warriors - "Destination" - (6:36) 124 BPM
   
Savanna - "Never Let You Go" - (5:37) 117 BPM
   
Stikki Stuff - "The Wiggle" - (6:32) 126 BPM
   
Nigel Martinez - "Better Things To Come" (Joey Negro edit) - (4:23) 119 BPM
   
Surface Noise - "Zero One" - (4:56) 106 BPM
   
52nd Street - "Express" - (4:58) 124 BPM
   
Incognito - "Parisienne Girl" - (5:45) 123 BPM
   
MBT - "You Know Too Much" - (4:52) 128 BPM
   
Elixia - "Soho Phaze" - (5:35) 129 BPM
   
Style X - "No Secret Affair" - (5:33) 137 BPM
   
Leiah Ikafa - "Disco 2000" (Joey Negro edit) - (5:44) 129 BPM
   
The Antilles - "Latin Dream" - (4:40) 123 BPM
   
Ransom McKenzie & Friends - "Orange Grove" - (4:40) 132 BPM
   
Intrigue - "I Like It" - (4:36) 114 BPM
   
The Cool Notes - "I Wanna Dance" - (5:53) 118 BPM
   
Adrenalin - "Feel The Real" (instrumental) - (7:38) 120 BPM
   
Ed Bentley - "Bentley Boogie" - (7:04) 126 BPM
Review: Joey Negro focuses entirely on the Brit Funk movement of the 1970s and 80s on his latest mix compilation. The twenty-three tracks provide an extensive history on the genre and contain a number of extremely rare and very sought after crate digging collectables. Avoiding the huge hits of the scene which appear on retrospectives the world over, Negro unleashes a host of the genre's underground club hits that remained only on the local scene, many of which were re-edited by Negro exclusively for this compilation. Do not miss this.
ZEDDCD 018
10 May 10
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Resurrection - The Remixes Part One
   
Cathedrals (Joey Negro extended Disco mix) - (10:09) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do You Want The Real Thing? (Ron Basejam's Main Rub) - (7:31) 100 BPM
   
Indiscreet (Dr Packer remix) - (6:24) 115 BPM
   
Let Them Dance (Idjut Boys Beats) - (4:13) 128 BPM
Review: Back in the day, D.C LaRue was one of the undoubted stars of the underground disco scene, so it makes perfect sense that Z Records boss Dave Lee has bagged a swathe of new remixes. Lee dons the familiar Joey Negro alias to kick things off with a brilliant extended interpretation of all-time LaRue fave "Cathedrals", before Ron Basejam wraps spacey synth solos and fluttering flutes around a killer slow disco groove on his fantastic rub of "Do You Want The Real Thing". Elsewhere, Glitterbox regular Dr Packer provides a rolling, delay-laden take on "Indiscreet" rich in killer disco interpretation that could well be the EP's highlight, while the Idjut Boys serve up a typically trippy, dub disco powered "Beats" version of "Let Them Dance".
ZEDD 12258DD
04 May 18
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Katakana Edits Vol 44
   
Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
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Firewalker EP
   
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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The Gems
   
Cosmic Game - (5:59) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hidden Gem - (6:32) 104 BPM
   
Hands Up - (5:24) 110 BPM
   
Cosmic Game (Fingerman's Balearic Beatdown) - (7:07) 100 BPM
Review: If there's a divide, in the current disco scene, between the Italo/cosmic side of things and those of a more traditional/funky/soulful persuasion, no one's told Massimo Vanoni because on this four-tracker for Hot Digits he straddles that divide with aplomb - never more so than on lead cut 'Cosmic Game', which marries a gig, nagging synth hook to an altogether funkier, more organic-sounding bassline. Fingerman provides a sparser alternate pass, while elsewhere, 'Hidden Gem' really is with its big throbbing b-line, assorted vocal snips and familiar-sounding keys, while 'Hands Up' provides the EP's most full-on funk-ified moment.
HOTDIGIT 098
25 Apr 22
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Down In The Basement
   
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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Edits Vol 5
Edits Vol 5EXCLUSIVE
   
320 - (7:03) 100 BPM
   
152 - (6:33) 105 BPM
   
61 - (6:30) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
60 - (6:17) 110 BPM
   
44 - (7:41) 117 BPM
   
302 - (7:52) 120 BPM
   
324 - (5:38) 125 BPM
   
325 - (8:42) 124 BPM
   
326 - (6:02) 127 BPM
   
327 - (7:01) 131 BPM
Played by: Alkalino
AUDAZSUB 5
13 Dec 21
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I'm Caught Up
   
I'm Caught Up - (7:40) 115 BPM
STRUT264S 2
18 May 22
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DJ-Kicks (unmixed Tracks)
Mr Scruff/Various
   
Iona Fortune - "Da You" - (5:02) 90 BPM
   
Equiknoxx - "The Link" - (3:30) 59 BPM
   
Blackpocket - "Thankyou & Credits" - (2:49) 98 BPM
   
Vernon Maytone - "Old Pan Sound" - (4:34) 98 BPM
   
Tiger - "When" (12" mix) - (5:45) 98 BPM
   
DJ Nervoso - "Kuia" - (4:09) 65 BPM
   
Andreya Triana - "Gold" (Max Graef remix) - (3:36) 159 BPM
   
Sudan Archives - "Wake Up" - (2:37) 51 BPM
   
Emilio Santiago - "Bananeira" - (2:51) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rosa Maria - "Samba Maneiro" - (2:53) 103 BPM
   
Laurel Aitken - "Sexy Boogie" - (6:41) 106 BPM
   
Antibalas - "Battle Of The Species" - (6:28) 51 BPM
   
Tony Allen - "Gbedu B" - (2:51) 103 BPM
   
Natural Self - "The Sound" - (3:40) 103 BPM
   
Dobie - "Magenta" - (4:49) 107 BPM
   
Errorsmith - "My Party" - (3:51) 52 BPM
   
Mr Scruff Vs CyberPunkJazz - "3001: A Space Disco Remix" (DJ-Kicks) - (7:00) 55 BPM
   
Ding Dong - "Badman Forward Badman Pull Up" - (3:15) 71 BPM
   
Fats Comet - "Dub Storm" (Mr. Scruff edit) - (6:12) 110 BPM
   
Paddy Steer - "Loufoque" - (2:44) 108 BPM
   
Andy Ash - "Ease Yourself" - (5:13) 55 BPM
   
Where Am I? - (3:45) 56 BPM
   
Max Graef - "No 5" - (5:41) 118 BPM
   
Alexander Robotnick - "Love Supreme" (feat Stefano Cocco Cantini - extended) - (4:40) 59 BPM
   
Hashim - "We're Rocking The Planet" - (5:45) 118 BPM
   
Zongamin - "Nonstop" - (3:59) 59 BPM
   
Bumcello - "Frbom" (Mr. Scruff edit) - (2:56) 127 BPM
   
Archie Pelago - "Brown Oxford" - (4:21) 60 BPM
   
Seiji Feat. Lyric L - "Loose Lips" - (4:46) 82 BPM
   
Snowboy & The Latin Section - "Carga Tu Bateria" - (5:31) 120 BPM
   
Drymbago - "Chupacabra" - (4:22) 123 BPM
   
Mr Scruff - "DJ-Kicks" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:12:35) 118 BPM
Review: 2020 marks the 25th year of !K7's acclaimed DJ-Kicks series with Mr Scruff following contributions of late from Leon Vynehall, Laurel Halo, Peggy Gou and Kamaal Williams! Mr Scruff's adventures in sound brings to DJ-Kicks more than 30 tracks of wildly varying styles featuring highlighted music from Equiknoxx, Tiger, Errorsmith, Max Graef and Zongamin. Scruff brings to his edition an exclusive collaboration with CyberPunkJazz ("3001: A Space Disco Remix") and an unreleased track from Andy Ash to boot. Alexander Robotnik makes in there with the wild New York post-funk of "Love Supreme" alongside a heavy Tony Allen percussion session in "Gbedu B". DJ Nervoso for the win too!
K 7387D
27 Mar 20
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GAMM Battle Weapons 2
   
DJ Asparagus - "A Tribe Called Milli" - (5:00) 92 BPM
   
DJ Prime vs James Brown - "Clap Ur Hands" - (4:52) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
GAMMBATTLE 002
18 Nov 11
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Late Night Tales Presents Music For Pleasure (Compiled by Groove Armada's Tom Findlay)
Various
   
Ambrosia - "You're The Only Woman (You & I)" - (4:20) 53 BPM
   
Robert Palmer - "Every Kinda People" - (3:23) 95 BPM
   
Michael McDonald - "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" - (3:43) 95 BPM
   
Toto - "Georgy Porgy" - (4:07) 97 BPM
   
Bobby Caldwell - "What You Won't Do For Love" - (4:46) 85 BPM
   
Player - "Baby Come Back" - (3:34) 157 BPM
   
The Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle" - (4:06) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ned Doheny - "Get It Up For Love" - (4:45) 81 BPM
   
Average White Band - "Work To Do" - (4:23) 101 BPM
   
Boz Scaggs - "Lowdown" - (5:10) 58 BPM
   
Suggardaddy - "How Long" - (4:30) 115 BPM
   
Electric Light Orchestra - "Showdown" - (4:09) 114 BPM
   
Gerry Rafferty - "Get It Right Next Time" - (4:42) 63 BPM
   
The Doobie Brothers - "It Keeps You Runnin'" - (4:21) 66 BPM
   
Hall & Oates - "I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man)" - (3:15) 73 BPM
   
Bread - "The Guitar Man" - (3:46) 72 BPM
   
Todd Rundgren - "Be Nice To Me" - (3:25) 81 BPM
   
10cc - "I'm Not In Love" - (6:04) 134 BPM
   
Various - "Music For Pleasure Late Night Tales" (continuous DJ mix by Tom Findlay) - (1:07:30) 116 BPM
ALND 28
11 Jun 12
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Money In The Bag
   
Money In The Bag - (7:00) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
C'mon People - (5:03) 120 BPM
   
Mambo Solitario - (4:45) 133 BPM
JAL 12
03 Feb 03
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Going To The Party (Extended Mix)
JAL 366
14 Jan 22
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Cult Cargo Belize City Boil Up
Various
   
Lord Rhaburn - "Disco Connection" - (4:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Harmonettes - "Can't Go Halfway" - (2:29) 123 BPM
   
Jesus Acosta/The Professionals - "Guajida" - (3:13) 66 BPM
   
The Web - "The Same Old Me" - (3:24) 133 BPM
   
Professionals - "A Part Of Being With You" - (4:33) 77 BPM
   
Professionals - "The Back Stabbers" - (2:27) 77 BPM
   
Lord Rhaburn - "More Love Reggae" - (4:40) 76 BPM
   
The Web - "Rated G" - (2:34) 159 BPM
   
Harmonettes - "Shame Shame Shame" - (4:31) 116 BPM
   
Soul Creations - "Funky Jive, Pt. 2" - (2:54) 71 BPM
   
Lord Rhaburn - "Don't Fight It" - (2:26) 116 BPM
   
Lord Rhaburn - "Boogaloo A La Chuck" - (2:52) 123 BPM
   
Professionals - "Theme From The Godfather" - (4:12) 93 BPM
   
Francis Reneau/The Mission Singers Of Belize - "I Hear You Calling" - (4:26) 91 BPM
   
Nadia Cattouse - "Long Time Boy" - (2:47) 99 BPM
   
The Web - "Things Are Going To Work Out Fine" - (4:18) 64 BPM
   
Soul Creations - "Funky Jive, Pt. 1" - (2:48) 70 BPM
   
Lord Rhaburn Combo - "Soul Brother" - (2:34) 108 BPM
NUM 006DIG 1
25 Oct 06
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Brothers On The Slide EP
   
Pontchartrain - "La Magie" - (7:33) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pontchartrain - "Hey Mariposa" - (6:37) 120 BPM
   
Thatmanmonkz - "Luh Me On Mi Celly" - (6:54) 107 BPM
   
Thatmanmonkz - "Radiation Steppa" - (5:52) 118 BPM
Review: It may have taken a few months, but Whiskey Disco's latest split EP - a fine affair featuring two reworks apiece from Ponchartrain and Sheffield-based East Midlander Thatmanmonkz - has finally made it to digital download. Pontchartrain steps up first, first offering up the breezy, tropical-sounding disco stomp of "La Magie" - all punchy horns, classic disco bass, fizzing synth lines and glassy-eyed female vocals - before brilliantly reworking an obscure disco/jazz-funk instrumental (the suitably spacey "Hey Mariposa"). Arguably even better is "Luh Me On Mi Celly", the low-slung, stretched-out dub disco revision that counts as thatmanmonkz's first contribution to the EP. His second, "Radiation Steppa", is a fizzing, synth-heavy disco-boogie number blessed with passionate male group vocals.
WD 63
05 Aug 19
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Ten Years Of Leng Records 2010-2020
Various
   
Harks & Mudd - "Susta" (instrumental) - (5:27) 95 BPM
   
Mountaineer - "Golden Chalk" (version Idjut) - (9:39) 75 BPM
   
Fernando - "Blue Impala" (original mix) - (6:54) 116 BPM
   
40 Thieves - "Backward Love" (original mix) - (5:23) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lex (Athens) - "DF Bounce" (original mix) - (5:41) 115 BPM
   
Ali Kuru - "Luna" (original mix) - (8:54) 112 BPM
   
Mushrooms Project - "Hello Darling" (original mix) - (7:43) 110 BPM
   
Cole Odin - "Numbers Game" (original mix) - (4:39) 102 BPM
   
Harvey Couture - "Les Portes De La Perception" (original mix) - (6:36) 92 BPM
   
Tiago - "The Source" (Mudd's Slow Rave mix) - (7:01) 103 BPM
   
Apiento & Co. - "She Walks" (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:16) 110 BPM
   
Cantoma - "North Shore" (Max Essa instrumental) - (8:06) 108 BPM
Review: Since launching at the dawn of the decade, Paul 'Mudd' Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label has risen to become one of the most consistent nu-disco labels around, with a trademark style that cannily combines chugging grooves, dub disco rhythms, and clear West Coast psychedelic rock and contemporary Balearica influences. It's for this reason that this celebratory 10th birthday compilation is such a treat. The multitude of highlights includes, but is no way limited to, the kaleidoscopic nu-disco rush of Pete Herbert's vintage remix of Apiento's 'She Walks', the kraut-folk-goes dub insanity of the Idjut Boys remix of Mountaineer's 'Golden Chalk', the intense drug-chug of Mudd's 'Slow Rave' mix of Tiago's 'The Source', and the late-night exotica of 'Luna' by Turkish producer Ali Kuru.
LENGLP 015
04 Dec 20
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No Diggin
   
Smov & Dedy Dread - "No Diggin" (original mix) - (4:18) 97 BPM
   
Funktomas - "Shake Shot" (original mix) - (4:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
W 10
05 Aug 10
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Funky Grooves Vol 12
   
Tainted Luv - (3:40) 78 BPM
   
Supernatural Thing - (5:43) 95 BPM
   
My Thang - (4:35) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Got Myself A Good Man - (5:05) 110 BPM
VK 016
19 Nov 20
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Funky Grooves Vol 14
   
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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Party Over Here
   
El Bomba - "Take A Break" - (3:47) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
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.
CIF 28
02 Jul 21
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