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Exploding onto the scene in 2004, UK-based Bomb Strikes wears the medal of honour for funk, broken beats, breaks and bass. Releasing tracks from Krafty Kuts, Tom Booze, A. Skillz, Nick Thayer, KW Griff, Featurecast, Pimpsoul and more, label leaders Beatvandals and Mooqee push a superb genre-bashing musical agenda fit for the dancefloor. Bomb Strikes has received global recognition and has been described as ‘predictably amazing’ by DJ Yoda.

It's crazy to think how much the label has grown and now works with artists and partners from around the globe. Alongside individual artist releases Bombstrike is also home to the much loved Funk n' Beats, Disco Funkin' and Bass Funk compilation series, with guest curators helping the listener discover new music or unearth forgotten classics.

We continue to push things forward with everything we do, whether it is releases, festival stages or club nights.... We always do it with our same founding ideals and will continue to do what we do best. Watch this space.
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Magic - (2:35) 105 BPM
Played by: DUBRA
BOMBMUSIC 073
28 May 21
Breakbeat
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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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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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Swing It - (3:07) 115 BPM
   
Swing It (Fort Knox Five remix) - (4:07) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Swing It (instrumental) - (3:07) 115 BPM
Review: A most loved artist within the Bomb Strikes arsenal is Ali B who's supplied a stream of music for the imprint over recent years, taking in collaborations with The Jungle Brothers, Nick Thayer and vocalists like Baby Bam, and now Afika NX. Turning in a bass heavy, 808 inspired jazz twist in the title-track, it's full of Atlanta hip hop attitudes - to broken beat and funk elements in the Fort Knox remix - "Swing It" goes as good in the club as it does your turbo charged whip.
BOMBMUSIC 072
19 Feb 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Body In Flexion - (4:46) 110 BPM
   
Boogie To The Disco (feat EVeryman) - (4:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bounce With Me - (3:34) 116 BPM
Review: Seven months after their last outing for the popular Bomb Strikes imprint, label regulars Proper & Stabfinger return to action with another typically on-point three-tracker. We're particularly enjoying title track 'Body in Flexion', where mind-altering synthesizer arpeggio lines, Clavinet style riffs and cut-up female hip-hop vocal snippets ride filthy bass and the bounciest of electro beats. Everyman lends a hand on 'Boogie To The Disco', a revivalist nu-disco stomper full of Chic-style guitar riffs, weighty drums, walking bass and sweeping synth-strings, while 'Bounce With Me' is a similarly funk-fuelled vocal number that would no doubt be tearing up clubs right now if any were actually open.
BOMBMUSIC 071
15 Jan 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
The Niceguys - "Turn It Out" - (2:58) 152 BPM
   
Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon - "Downtime" (The Allergies remix) - (3:24) 106 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Superbad" - (2:51) 52 BPM
   
Mr Doris & D-Funk - "All Down" (feat N'fa Jones & Cantaloop) - (3:30) 134 BPM
   
Lack Jemmon - "I'm A Boss" - (4:18) 153 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "On The Floor" - (3:52) 118 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Stir It Up Sister" (feat K MI & KDS) - (4:24) 110 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts & Dubra - "Step To This" - (3:51) 112 BPM
   
Kibosh - "Loopback" (feat Timothy Wisdom) - (4:19) 110 BPM
   
Ninjula - "You Know I Like It" - (4:18) 58 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Down In The Basement" (feat Awoke) - (5:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Krafty Kuts - "Blow Your Whistle" - (3:22) 128 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Love Is True" - (6:08) 122 BPM
   
Jet Boot Jack - "Straight To My Head" - (7:26) 121 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Let's Move" - (6:14) 60 BPM
Review: Bringing a select bevvy of the best Bombstrikes tracks the label has released in 2020, it's enjoyed an explosive year of tunes from Krafty Kuts, Jet Boot Jack, Lack Jemmon, Shaka Loves You and more! They feature here with "Blow Your Whistle", a funked-out "Let's Move" and the lowdown swing-track "I'm A Boss". Other highlights include the Cypress Hill style hip house track "Stir It Up Sister (feat K MI & KDS)" to Prosper & Stabfinger's squelchy, space bubble cruise down mainstreet: "Down In The Basement (feat Awoke)". With some tear-out bass, horns and synths coming out of Ninjulas' "You Know I Like It", check out some lo-fi and slamming funk, disco and house from X-Ray Ted's "On The Floor'' alongside The Nice Guys' Godzilla-themes "Turn It Out" and Jet Boot Jack's strings in "Straight To My Head". Boom!
BOMBBEST 020
18 Dec 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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cruisin' - (5:30) 124 BPM
Review: Taken from the forthcoming Bombstrikes compilation - Joints n' Jams Vol. 1 curated by Glasgow's funkiest Shaka Loves You, 'Cruisin' is a new and exclusive track from the duo themselves. As a small taster of what can be expected from the full release, this Disco Stomper is just one track of many exclusives from the album which spans many genres from Funk and Hip Hop to Beats and House. The full album features music from such luminaries as DJ Nu-Mark & Quantic, Kraak & Smaak, The Nextmen & Kiko Bun, Izo FitzRoy, Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts, Andy Cooper, The Allergies and Fort Knox Five. Also not forgetting the Disco vibes of Hobbs & Ron Mexico, Birdee & Andre Espertue, Afriquoi and Art of Tones. The assembled tracklisting really does encapsulate the signature 'SLY' multi-genre ethos and sound.
BOMBJNJ 001S
20 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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All Down - (3:30) 89 BPM
   
All Down (Aldo Vanucci remix) - (3:33) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Introducing Mr.Doris & D-Funk who make their debut on Bombstrikes. Known for sets and residencies at Glitterbox, Space and Pacha, the Ibiza-based Mr.Doris hooks up with Sydney selector D-Funk to wheel in a fusion of explosive soul, hip hop and house grooves with touches of vocal class from N'Fa Jones and Cantaloop. Led by suave and waxed lyrics sung with jazzy tropes alongside warm rhodes, broken beat rhythms and a hot chorus to boot, Aldo Vanucci turns up the horns in his remix while adding weight to the drums and that all-famous 'turn it up' vocal. Word.
BOMBMUSIC 070
13 Nov 20
Funk
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Step To This (feat Dubra) - (3:51) 112 BPM
   
Start Rockin' - (3:23) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disco Sally - (2:48) 55 BPM
   
Deadly Pin - (2:26) 53 BPM
BOMBMUSIC 069
30 Oct 20
Breakbeat
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Straight To My Head - (7:26) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straight To My Feet - (8:02) 128 BPM
Review: Since the start of the year, Jet Boot Jack has remixed a classic Nightwriters track and released a mixture of re-edits and original productions on Sundries Digital, Rare Wiri, Hot Digits, Dubplate Disco and Midnight Riot. Here the fast-rising producer continues his seemingly unstoppable ascent via a tasty two-tracker on Bomb Strikes. Lead cut 'Straight to My Head' is a punchy and potent chunk of celebratory disco-house bounce heavy in weighty bass, swirling special effects, cut-up vocal snippets and sampled 1970s instrumentation. He ups the tempo and intensity on 'Straight to My Feet', a surging and stomping slab of peak-time disco-house heaviness that makes great use of Latin-style horn blasts, elongated build-ups and the kind of razor-sharp guitar licks more often associated with Chic's Nile Rodgers.
BOMBMUSIC 068
09 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Natasha Kitty Katt - "Hear Me Roar Intro" - (0:27) 120 BPM
   
Lovebirds - "Give Me A Sign" (feat Holly Backler) - (4:24) 54 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Disco Weapon 2" - (6:15) 115 BPM
   
Magic In Threes - "Chupa Cabra" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 115 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt & Twisted Soul Collective - "Twisted Katt" - (7:18) 115 BPM
   
Pheonix - "Nature Dance" - (6:13) 117 BPM
   
Fred Pallem & Le Sacre Du Tympan - "L'Odyssee" (Yuksek remix) - (5:33) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Olivier Boogie - "Dance Band" - (6:23) 118 BPM
   
Fouk - "Cat Lady" - (6:15) 118 BPM
   
Birdee - "Groove Me" - (6:27) 119 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Boogie Bugi" (Club dub) - (4:46) 118 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Edgarrr!" - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Hotmood - "The Magic Bassline" - (5:53) 120 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt & Danny Kane - "Feel It Inside" - (6:02) 120 BPM
   
Sententa - "Boys & Girls" (Mochi Men remix) - (6:21) 120 BPM
   
Mark Lower - "Express Yourself" - (6:19) 122 BPM
   
Michael The Lion - "Side Of Life" - (5:06) 121 BPM
   
Risk Assessment - "Bad Times" (Yam Who? extended vocal remix) - (6:44) 120 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt & Dennis Probert - "Master Of The Moon" - (5:44) 122 BPM
   
Magou - "Sample Dream" - (5:01) 122 BPM
   
Duckcomb - "Bonnevie" - (4:00) 125 BPM
   
Javi Frias - "So Tight" - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Bumpy Night" - (5:57) 125 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Disco Funkin' Vol 3" (Natasha Kitty Katt continuous mix) - (1:28:36) 120 BPM
Review: For the latest volume in their popular Disco Funkin' compilation strand, Bomb Strikes has handed over curation duties to rising star and Midnight Riot regular Natasha Kitty Katt. The Edinburgh DJ/producer's selections are undeniably addictive and on-point, moving between heavyweight re-edits (see her collaboration with Twisted Soul Collective, 'Twisted Katt', solo disco-funk tweak 'Edgarr!' and Oliver Boogie's slamming 'Dance Band'), superior nu-disco originals (Phoenix's piano-heavy 'Nature Dance', Fouk's sample-heavy 'Cat Lady' and the slick boogie revivalism of Lovebirds' 'Give Me a Sign') and loopy disco-house treats (the contributions from Shaka Loves You, Birdee, Hotmood and Mark Lower). Those looking for fresh dancefloor ammunition will find much to enjoy, while the Scottish DJ's accompanying mix is as entertaining and excitable as they come.
BOMBDISCF 003
25 Sep 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Don't Stop - (3:44) 105 BPM
   
I'm A Boss - (4:18) 153 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Bomb Strikes are back at it again with more explosive behaviour here as they continue their thoroughly enjoyable run of releases, welcoming two original smashes from Lack Jemmon. We kick off our look into this release with 'Don't Stop', which takes its place as title track for a reason as we are engulfed in a wash of sumptuous eastern melodic plucks and big room drum snaps, giving us a worldly level of production. On the flip side we take in 'I'm A Boss', another eastern inspired piece when it comes to melodic structure, this time using tooting saxophone lines over blippy drum expressions and well placed vocal samples to round the project off with a bang.
BOMBMUSIC 067
24 Jul 20
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Spanish Princess - (4:09) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You Know I Like It - (4:18) 58 BPM
   
What You Got - (5:16) 136 BPM
Review: The team at Bomb Strikes have been having a masterful 2020 in regards to the music they have been putting out there, a statement backed up by this blistering barrage of bass and breaks from Ninjula. The title track 'Spanish Princess' is an absolute weapon of a tune, combining catchy latin horn structures with lethal reesey synthesizer slaps to kick us off with a bang. Following this, 'You Know I Like It' takes a catchy riff alongside more potent horn lines to generate a spicy warbler, closely followed by the slower drum structures and choppy synth designs of 'What You Got' to round off an impressive selection.
BOMBMUSIC 066
10 Jul 20
Breakbeat
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I Know (feat Ashley Slater & Georges Perin) - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
20/20 Hindsight (feat EVeryman) - (4:28) 115 BPM
   
Funk Sauce (feat Awoke & Death Town) - (4:28) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BOMBMUSIC 065
19 Jun 20
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Let's Move - (6:14) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Let's Move (SLY Disco Rub) - (4:48) 122 BPM
Review: When it comes to fresh, party-starting fusions of disco, boogie, funk and soul, few contemporary artists are quite as competent as Bomb Strikes regulars Shaka Loves You. Further proof arrives in the shape of the outfit's second single of the year, "Let's Move". In its original form, the track is energetic and exciting, offering a contemporary take on Clavinet-and-horn-heavy disco-funk rich in prominent bass guitar, Nile Rodgers style guitar riffs, rolling beats and looped vocal samples from a well-known 1970s dancefloor workout. The accompanying "SLY Disco Rub" is even heavier and more energetic, delivering a percussion-laden, bass-heavy romp that sits somewhere between dub disco and disco-house.
BOMBMUSIC 064
05 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Krafty Kuts - "Get Ready Intro" - (1:29) 110 BPM
   
Delta Heavy - "A.I." - (3:56) 138 BPM
   
Stickybuds - "Firestarter" (A.Skillz remix) - (3:49) 150 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Boogie" (WBBL remix) - (5:04) 105 BPM
   
Sly5thAve - "Still D.R.E." (Ed West remix) - (5:02) 52 BPM
   
Ninjula - "Spanish Princess" - (4:09) 50 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Speaker Buster" - (3:39) 52 BPM
   
The Noisy Freaks & Wicked City - "Get Down" (VIP dub) - (3:26) 53 BPM
   
Nitti Gritti - "Funky Bizness" (feat Mike Dogg) - (3:24) 54 BPM
   
Haywyre - "Let Me Hear That" (Krafty Kuts remix) - (4:21) 55 BPM
   
Ali B - "Music Saves Me" (Dubra X Arteo remix) - (3:51) 110 BPM
   
Fort Knox Five & K+Lab - "Jinglin' Janglin'" (feat Baby Bam) - (3:20) 54 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Masterplan" (feat Dynamite MC) - (2:39) 110 BPM
   
Opiuo & Krafty Kuts - "Buff Marvin" - (4:56) 111 BPM
   
Matixx - "Pump The Turbo" (110 BPM VIP dub) - (4:08) 55 BPM
   
The Funk Hunters - "Say Something" (Kotek remix) - (3:57) 111 BPM
   
Kolombo & Sharam Jey - "Non-Stop" (Krafty Kuts remix) - (5:05) 124 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Rock The House" - (3:32) 124 BPM
   
CLB & Doc Zee - "Spliff" - (4:41) 128 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Blow Your Whistle" - (3:22) 128 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Black Diamond" (instrumental) - (3:41) 130 BPM
   
Suga 7 & Yo Speed - "Funk Off" - (5:22) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stretch 'N' Vern - "I'm Alive" (Krafty Kuts remix) - (5:02) 130 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Time For Some Action" - (2:58) 140 BPM
   
Dubra - "Badman" - (3:50) 130 BPM
   
Infekto - "Casino" - (4:36) 130 BPM
   
Infekto - "Memories" - (3:46) 130 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Bass Funk, Vol. 5" (Krafty Kuts continuous mix) - (49:05) 110 BPM
Review: Krafty Kuts & Bomb Strikes, two names that when combined leave us with potentially incredible results. They join forces here to curate and design the fifth edition of 'Bass Funk', showcasing some of the most prominent faces across the entire breadth of breaks. The tracklisting for this one looks pretty monstrous, featuring the likes of A Skillz, Dubra, Arteo, Fort Knox Five, K+Lab & more. There are a couple of immediate stand outs however, with the latin horn melodies and vibrant rhythms of Ninjula's 'Spanish Princess' and the pure rawcus devilry of 'AI' from the legendary Delta Heavy both standing out!
BOMBBASSF 005
15 May 20
Breakbeat
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Blow Your Whistle - (3:22) 128 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes are back at it again, welcoming back the infamous sounds of Krafty Kuts for a brand new single, bringing some much needed good vibes into the world during this unusual time. Right from the off, the levels are high as we are greeted by smooth percussion based introductory rhythms, leading us rapidly towards an extremely vibrant breakdown. The drop itself consists of rapidfire synthesizer slaps, unpredictable horn lines and the occasional vocal inflection, all wrapped up within a bag of super energetic drum designs for good measure. This one is definitely a party starter!
BOMBBASSF 005S
04 May 20
Breakbeat
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On The Floor - (3:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chopsy's New Groove - (3:54) 110 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes bring us two fat-assed slabs of contemporary from X-Ray Ted, a producer from Bristol, UK with the best artist name we've come across since Ken At Work! 'On The Floor' centres around a plangent six-string riff that plays throughout, augmented by two competing vocals - one male and chanted, the other a more discofied, female "get on the floor, let's rock, let's do it some more" - and underpinned, naturally, by a full-phat bassline. 'Chopsy's Groove' opens with more guitars and a Lightnin' Rod-like spoken vocal, then develops into a sax-led jazz-funker with a seriously hefty bottom end. Dancing will ensue, you mark our words.
BOMBMUSIC 063
24 Apr 20
Funk
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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
Breakbeat
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Loopback - (4:19) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fire - (4:38) 105 BPM
Review: Next up from the incredibly consistent Bomb Strikes imprint, we have Kibosh joining the party for two tracks of neurotic twisted magnificence, kicking off the title track 'Loopback'. This one unleashes a vibrant, unpredictable bass lead with writhes and evolves alongside the track, alongside super punchy drum licks and vocal additions. On the flip side, we dive into the funkadelic flex of 'Fire'. This one is seriously groovy, with catchy wah wah riffs and smooth horn lines to match. Very saucy stuff indeed from the Bomb Strikes team.
BOMBMUSIC 061
20 Mar 20
Breakbeat
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Masterplan (feat Dynamite MC) - (2:39) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boom - (4:30) 55 BPM
   
Superbad - (2:51) 52 BPM
Review: Next up, from the ever-prepared Bomb Strikes, we see them welcome in a legendary selection as Krafty Kuts returns for a new collection of breakbeat goodness. We kick off with the title track 'Masterplan', alongside the rave-ready sounds of Dynamite MC, who lets loose a barrage of party starting verses with typical efficiency. Next up, the soiree intensifies as 'Boom' lands with a major impact, delivering big room synthesizer bangs and bouncy drum arrangements, before the uber groovy soul sampling of 'Superbad' sees the EP round off with a dash of serious finesse. Lovely stuff!
BOMBMUSIC 060
06 Mar 20
Breakbeat
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Turn It Out - (2:58) 152 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Turn It Out (Dubra remix) - (4:23) 130 BPM
   
Turn It Out (instrumental) - (2:58) 152 BPM
Review: As ever with Bomb Strikes, we are given a big room banger, this time sounding bigger than ever as The Niceguys land with a very lively creation entitled 'Turn It Out'. Through a combination of heavily sampled guitar solos, vinyl scratch wizardry and incredibly hard hitting drum designs, this one is sure to send the dancefloor into an absolute ruckus come the breakdown. To accompany the instantly impactful original, Dubra gets involved with a hard hitting D&B rethink, focusing on striking synths and sharp drum designs. Lovely stuff!
BOMBMUSIC 059
21 Feb 20
Breakbeat
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Love Is True - (6:08) 122 BPM
   
Disco Weapon 2 - (6:15) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Bomb Strikes stalwart Shaka Loves You can usually be relied upon to bring the goods, as anyone who has heard their all-action blends of disco, funk, breaks and boogie will attest. The producers' first outing of 2020 is predictably impressive, too. Lead cut "Love Is True" is as infectious a contemporary disco cut as you're likely to find, with waves of snappy, handclap-heavy percussion, rubbery bass guitar and Chic style guitar riffs combining to create a suitably celebratory mood. "Disco Weapon 2", seemingly a tooled-up, horn-heavy re-edit of a lesser-known everything-but-the-kitchen-sink 1970s disco-funk jam, is also impressively potent.
BOMBMUSIC 058
17 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Alexander Norman - "Flamingo" (feat Dynamite MC) - (3:16) 50 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Take R Time" (feat Too Many T's) - (4:17) 105 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Fake Gold" - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
Ali B - "Music Saves Me" (feat Baby Bam - Beatvandals Club dub) - (4:16) 115 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Right There" - (4:04) 105 BPM
   
Kenny Beeper - "Wildstyles" - (3:44) 105 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Boogie" (feat Fullee Love - WBBL remix) - (5:04) 105 BPM
   
Ninjula - "Take My Hand" - (3:05) 115 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "Popular" (feat Mustafa Akbar) - (4:23) 55 BPM
   
Flevans - "Revival" - (4:20) 60 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Mirror Ballin'" - (4:52) 55 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Get Your Body Groovin'" (feat Georges Perin) - (4:14) 115 BPM
   
ElectroGorilla - "Love Me" - (3:34) 122 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Disco Weapon" - (6:12) 58 BPM
   
Mooqee & Beatvandals - "Player" (2019 Disco rework) - (4:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Bomb Strikes, the UK hip-hop/funk/soul/breaks label headed up by Mooqee & Beatvandals, celebrated their 15th birthday in 2019 with a fantastic compilation album, and to further celebrate the success of the label in 2019 they're releasing another compilation featuring 15 of their best cuts from the past 12 months. What's most impressive is the variety on offer, ranging from straight-up hip-hop from Alexander Norman Prosper & Stabfinger, to party breaks from Ali B and Krafty Kuts, to 'new old' soul from Flevans, to the fairly self-explanatory 'Disco Weapon' and 'Mirror Ballin'' (by Shaka Loves You and X-Ray Ted, respectively. Tons of fun for festive season funkateers of all ages!
BOMBBEST 019
20 Dec 19
Breakbeat
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Marc Hype/Various
   
Marc Hype - "Story Of A DJ Intro" - (0:44) 107 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "So Funky" (feat JFB) - (4:38) 81 BPM
   
Red Astaire - "NYC" (Salsa mix) - (4:48) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Nextmen - "Midnight Method" - (5:06) 102 BPM
   
Mr Dero - "No Time To Waste" (JStar remix) - (4:04) 101 BPM
   
Quantic & His Combo Barbaro - "Mas Pan" (DJ Day remix) - (4:59) 105 BPM
   
Speedometer - "Am I Your Woman?" (feat Ria Currie) - (3:12) 103 BPM
   
Soopasoul - "Do Me Wrong" (feat Sitzka) - (3:25) 107 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Swagger" - (3:00) 108 BPM
   
Red Astaire - "The Wildstyle" (JB's edit) - (4:35) 107 BPM
   
Voodoocuts - "The Fool" - (4:44) 110 BPM
   
Hot 8 Brass Band - "Get Up" (Diesler remix) - (4:56) 110 BPM
   
Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Point Blank" - (5:05) 110 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Can't Keep Working This Hard" - (3:35) 112 BPM
   
Captain Planet - "Speakin' Nuyorican" - (3:29) 113 BPM
   
Jazzanova - "Boom Clicky Boom Klack" (Mr Scruff's vocal remix) - (8:39) 115 BPM
   
Nicole Willis - "Big Fantasy" (For Me) - (4:50) 115 BPM
   
Eric Boss - "Closer To The Spirit" - (3:27) 118 BPM
   
Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Al Naafiysh" (The Soul) - (4:13) 118 BPM
   
The Traffic - "Harder Better Faster Stronger" - (4:54) 62 BPM
   
Sola Rosa - "Get It Together" - (6:22) 64 BPM
   
Marc Hype - "Funk N' Beats Vol 7" (Marc Hype continuous DJ mix) - (1:03:55) 115 BPM
BOMBFUNKB 007
06 Dec 19
Funk
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Right There - (4:04) 105 BPM
   
Wandering - (3:51) 54 BPM
   
Speaker Buster - (3:39) 52 BPM
   
You're The Reason - (4:08) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: What a link up we have on our hands here as we see the mighty unite in this incredible collaboration project between Krafty Kuts and Bomb Strikes. What more can you ask for? We kick off with the very well thought of drum slaps and groovy horns of 'Right There', before the funkadelic bass flips and euphoric synthesizer chords of 'Wandering' run riot. Following this we land inside the more up-tempo bass booms and rhythmic switch ups of 'Speaker Buster' before the sound design department are let loose on the final track 'You're The Reason', which also features some seriously catchy vocal sampling.
BOMBMUSIC 057
15 Nov 19
Breakbeat
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Take R Time (feat Too Many T's) - (4:17) 105 BPM
   
Stir It Up Sister (feat K MI & KDS) - (4:24) 110 BPM
   
Boogie Bugi - (4:46) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The Bomb Strikes imprint has been on a serious tear across the breadth of 2019, with this latest offering from Prosper and Stabfinger being the most recent in a line of hard hitting releases. We kick this one off with a look at the stripped back title track 'Take R Time', which combines the energetic vocal layers of Too Many T's with a crispy, bass heavy arrangement to concoct a real party starter. Next up, K MI & KDS join the party with bouncy rhythms and constantly evolving drum arrangements of 'Stir It Up Sister' before we finish up with the funk-infused disco blends of 'Boogie Bugi'.
BOMBMUSIC 056
25 Oct 19
Breakbeat
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Love Me - (3:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Milky Way - (2:55) 128 BPM
Review: The one known as Electrogorila is back at it again, this time touching down on the legendary Bomb Strikes imprint with two brand new creations, kicking off with the well thought out sample time-line and sharp drum designs of the title track 'Love Me'. It's safe to say that when it comes to breakbeat sampling, Electrogorila is up there with the best of them, as he continues to prove on the flip-side with the expertly dispersed vocal slices and bass slides of 'Milky Way', giving us a fantastic alternative to the A-side and rounding the project up in style.
BOMBMUSIC 055
11 Oct 19
Breakbeat
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Various/Flevans
   
Flevans - "Feel Good Intro" - (1:41) 106 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson - "Joyous" - (4:23) 110 BPM
   
Izo FitzRoy - "I Want Magic" (Dimitri From Paris Vs. Cotonete 12" version) - (7:12) 115 BPM
   
Situation - "What Is Going On?" (Andromeda Orchestra remix) - (5:03) 115 BPM
   
AOTOA - "Paradise" - (5:04) 116 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Disco Weapon" - (6:12) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
S3A - "Clarence J Boddicker" - (5:37) 117 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Make It Slow" - (6:38) 116 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Dopeness" (Beatvandals Club dub) - (5:26) 118 BPM
   
Doc Jam - "I Feel It" - (6:26) 118 BPM
   
Flevans - "Who's Got Me" (Art Of Tones remix) - (3:41) 118 BPM
   
Birdee - "Body Move" (Roccoe's Bassy edit) - (6:15) 119 BPM
   
Jun Kamoda - "Nightmare Club" - (4:32) 120 BPM
   
Flevans - "Revival" - (4:20) 120 BPM
   
GZZ - "Groove For Sale" - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Flevans - "It Just Goes" (Ray Mang remix) - (3:16) 120 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Alone With You" (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (6:37) 120 BPM
   
Quantic - "Atlantic Oscillations" - (5:51) 121 BPM
   
Michael The Lion - "Know This" - (7:28) 121 BPM
   
Scruscru - "Cockatoo On Pomegrante" - (6:25) 122 BPM
   
Fouk - "Organ Freeman" - (5:44) 123 BPM
   
The Funk Hunters - "Party Rockin" (Kraak & Smaak remix) - (4:13) 124 BPM
   
Twisted Soul Collective - "Shake & Blow" (TSC rework) - (5:42) 124 BPM
   
Flevans - "Disco Funkin Vol 2" (Flevans continuous mix) - (1:00:00) 119 BPM
BOMBDISCF 002
27 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Flamingo (original) - (3:16) 50 BPM
   
Flamingo (Beatvandals remix) - (4:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flamingo (Kenny Beeper remix) - (4:11) 155 BPM
   
Flamingo (instrumental) - (3:16) 50 BPM
Review: It's the summer! It's time to fire up the BBQ and spend sunny weekend afternoons in the garden... which means it's also a good time to be releasing laidback but still party-oriented lo-fi hip-hop grooves. Enter Alexander Norman and Dynamite MC, who've come up with 'Flamingo' - think the cream of the Bay Area lo-fi scene trying their hand at something along the lines of Jazzy Jeff's classic 'Summertime' and you're somewhere in the ballpark. Remixes come from Beatvandals, who up the tempo slightly, and Kenny Beeper, who serves up a more electro-fied rub, while an instrumental completes the package.
BOMBMUSIC 054
16 Aug 19
Breakbeat
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Tonight (feat Amunda) - (4:36) 93 BPM
   
Disco Weapon - (6:12) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Over the last few years, disco and boogie loving funkateer Shaka Loves You has proved to be one of the most reliable artists on Bomb Strikes. Further proof arrives in the shape of "Tonight", a two-track single that's as summery as rain-soaked festivals, abandoned backyard barbeques and post-work beer garden drinking sessions. Vocalist Amunda stars on "Tonight", a unique blend of R&B, synth-driven reggae and Balearic boogie that has all the makings of a smile-inducing radio hit. If it's heavy dancefloor thrills you're after, virtual B-side "Disco Weapon" will do the trick; its' low-slung bassline, razor sharp horns, fizzing synth lines and rousing horns are tailor-made to guarantee dancefloor devastation.
BOMBMUSIC 053
02 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mirror Ballin' - (4:52) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Into It - (3:02) 98 BPM
   
Never Gonna Let 'em Say - (3:42) 110 BPM
Review: Three very serviceable contemporary funk bullets here, lovingly put together by Bristolian funk and hip-hop producer X-Ray Ted. 'Mirror Ballin'' places a jaunty little funk guitar riff front and centre, augmenting it with a wordless chant and numerous other vocal snips that are scattered liberally across the track in an 80s hip-hop kinda style. 'Get Into It' gets even busier with the sampler as it throws bites from seemingly every "get up" or "get on up" vocal ever recorded into the mix, while finally 'Never Gonna Let 'Em Say' plays us out on a rawer, sleazier funk tip, with more of a 'live' feel and less of the hip-hop production tricks.
BOMBMUSIC 052
19 Jul 19
Funk
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Mooqee & Beatvandals - "Party Time" (Intro) - (0:31) 53 BPM
   
The Niceguys - "That Ass" - (2:56) 149 BPM
   
Ali B - "Music Saves Me" (feat Baby Bam) - (3:04) 52 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "Let It Be You" (feat Everyman) - (2:59) 50 BPM
   
The Fundamentals - "Thing" - (3:07) 105 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Boogie" (feat Fullee Love - Second Hand Audio remix) - (3:57) 145 BPM
   
Mooqee - "Supacat Police" (feat FERAL Is KINKY) - (5:37) 105 BPM
   
Kenny Beeper - "Crown Jewels" - (3:30) 105 BPM
   
Bryx - "Up In The Place" - (3:03) 149 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Listen To The Horns" - (2:39) 110 BPM
   
Phibes - "Came To Get Down" - (4:01) 110 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Get So Ill" - (3:33) 110 BPM
   
Mooqee & HerbGrinder - "Sound Around Town" - (4:06) 110 BPM
   
Mr. No Hands - "Happy Now" - (5:26) 114 BPM
   
Mooqee & Pimpsoul - "Keep Pounding" (original mix) - (4:14) 113 BPM
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Mista Funkmaster" - (5:00) 111 BPM
   
Beatvandals & A.Skillz - "Sunshine" - (4:40) 113 BPM
   
Stereo Shiftaz - "Come On Bounce" - (3:54) 110 BPM
   
Dubra - "Keep It Going" - (3:01) 110 BPM
   
Ninjula - "Take My Hand" - (3:05) 115 BPM
   
Rory Lyons & Utah Saints - "I Got 5 On It" (Pimpsoul Funk remix) - (3:16) 115 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "Your Love" - (4:32) 56 BPM
   
Tom Booze - "How We Do This" - (4:44) 60 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Yum Yum" - (3:47) 120 BPM
   
Boca 45 - "Hand Of God" - (3:41) 123 BPM
   
Andy Cooper - "Why You Buggin'" (feat The Allergies) - (3:06) 122 BPM
   
Mooqee & Beatvandals - "Player" (2019 Disco rework) - (4:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mooqee & Beatvandals - "Rock The Discotech" - (5:00) 128 BPM
   
Neon Steve - "Got This Feeling" (feat Charlotte Dobre) - (3:44) 140 BPM
   
Mooqee & Pimpsoul - "Feeling Good" (feat Bianca Gerald - Tantrum Desire remix) - (4:57) 131 BPM
   
Mooqee & HerbGrinder - "Rain" (feat Greg Blackman) - (5:01) 131 BPM
   
Various - "Bombstrikes: 15 Years" (Mooqee & Beatvandals continuous mix) - (1:05:33) 110 BPM
Review: Fun loving Party Breaks and Beats label Bomb Strikes serve up a retrospective collection curated by label bosses Mooqee and Beatvandals. With 31 full-length cuts plus a one-hour DJ mix, there's no faulting the VFM as we move through breaks, funk, hip-hop and the occasional gnarlier nugget. Standouts include Andy Cooper & The Allergies' rework of Run DMC's 'Mary Mary' and Beatvandals & A Skilz's 2007 cut 'Sunshine', which mashes up Roy Ayers and Indeep. But the one we keeping back to is Mooqee's 'Supacat Police' (2006), which makes devastating, ragga-fied use of chunks from a certain KRS-One classic that we won't insult your intelligence by naming!
BOMBSTRIKES 015
14 Jun 19
Breakbeat
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Get Your Body Groovin' (feat Georges Perin) - (4:14) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dopeness (Beatvandals remix) - (5:30) 118 BPM
   
Get Your Body Groovin' (Club dub) - (4:46) 115 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes regulars Prosper & Stabfinger, an on-off duo consisting of French hip-hop veteran Romain 'Prosper' Coolen and Italy's Nicolas 'Stabfinger' Atlan, deliver a three-track EP of 'new old' funk that'll get 'em doing what the title says for sure! 'Get Your Body Groovin' recalls the likes of Cameo, Zapp and early Prince, and sports a full male vocal from Georges Perrin, some impressive four-string work and plenty of early 80s squelch, while the accompanying Club Dub strips out most of the vocal and lets the horns shine through a little more. The Beatvandals Remix of 'Dopeness', with cut-up rap vox and funk guitar chops, completes a very floor-friendly package.
BOMBMUSIC 051
10 May 19
Funk
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Toasty - (3:40) 55 BPM
   
Wildstyles - (3:44) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Exciting Emotions - (3:33) 135 BPM
Review: What a treat we have for you here as we unveil the return of the now legendary Bomb Strikes imprint, a label project synonymous with breakbeat's extended longevity in recent years. Here they gather up a vibrant project from Kenny Beeper, kicking off with a look at 'Toasty', which of course throws the classic vocal sample into the mix amongst gnarly synthesisers and punchy dum creations. This is then followed by the title track 'Wildstyles', which pushes together groovy rhythmic twists and a selection of catchy vocal samples layered precisely above. Finally, we finish up our excursion with a look at 'Exciting Emotions', an original creation packed with unique melodic sound structure with a couple of cheeky themes running throughout.
BOMBMUSIC 050
19 Apr 19
Breakbeat
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BOMBMUSIC 049
05 Apr 19
Breakbeat
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Popular (feat Mustafa Akbar) - (4:23) 110 BPM
   
Your Love - (4:32) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The 80s boogie/electrofunk force is strong in this one! 'Popular' itself features a half-sung, half-spoken R&B vocal from Mustafa Akbar that's reminiscent of early 70s Curtis Mayfield, but places it atop a background that's all about that early 80s synth squelch. If you really want to transport yourself back to the days of white socks, high-top fades and shiny Mr Byrite suits, though, then 'Your Love' is the place to head, a string-drenched and brass-flecked affair that sits right on the disco/boogie cusp, augmented by some killer Joey Negro-esque stabs. All you need now is a sticky carpet and some plastic palm trees!
BOMBMUSIC 048
22 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Shaka Loves You - "That Sound Intro" - (0:49) 116 BPM
   
Lack Of Afro - "Back To The Day" (feat Elliot Cole) - (3:09) 98 BPM
   
Chali 2na - "Change The World" - (3:08) 99 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Livin' For Tonight" (feat NattySpeaks & Profit - VIP club dub) - (3:42) 108 BPM
   
Discotron & Alan Junior - "Je Suis Funk" - (6:07) 110 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "If You Give" (feat Dave Towers) - (5:24) 112 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "You Could've Been A Lady" - (4:53) 116 BPM
   
Ali B - "Music Saves Me" (feat Baby Bam - Beatvandals Club dub) - (4:16) 115 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Dynamite" (feat Sebastian & DJ Git Hyper - Kraak & Smaak's Boogie Funk version) - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Flevans - "Cold Hands" - (4:19) 119 BPM
   
X-Ray Ted - "Buddy Burger" - (3:51) 112 BPM
   
Uptown Funk Empire - "Boogie" - (5:26) 115 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Take Me To The Top" (feat Maddy) - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
Omar - "Vicky's Tune" (The Reflex 'Don't Stop' remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
Fullee Love - "Nile Rodgers" - (3:49) 116 BPM
   
Doc Jam - "Midnight Dub" - (6:36) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gizelle Smith - "Dust" (Dimitri From Paris vs Contonete Discomix) - (7:13) 123 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Plenty Good" - (6:45) 122 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Dance, Dance, Dance" - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
The Revenge - "Every Night" - (6:49) 120 BPM
   
Shaka Loves You - "Disco Funkin' Vol 1" (Shaka Loves You continuous mix) - (1:00:40) 121 BPM
Review: Glasgow's Shaka Loves You has rightly earned a reputation as disco-centric duo on the rise. Because of this, it's little surprise to see them at the controls on Bomb Strikes' first foray into the disco-focused compilation market. The Scottish pair have naturally pulled out all the stops for the occasion, selecting 20 hot-to-trot cuts that aptly blur the boundaries between disco, funk, nu-disco, electro and boogie. Highlights include, but are in no way limited to, the hazy, sun-kissed soul of Lack of Afro's "Back To The Day", the thickset P-funk revivalism of Kraak & Smaak's "Dynamite" and the rubbery disco-house-meets-UK soul flex of the Reflex's remix of Omar's "Vicky's Tune". Throw in a tasty selection of the pair's productions and you have a suitably strong collection.
BOMBDISCF 001
01 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Out Of My Life (Loo & Placido remix) - (5:16) 53 BPM
   
Drive By Pony (AGFA & Trotter remix) - (4:24) 105 BPM
   
Fire My Pony (Kibosh remix) - (3:54) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Out My Life (LoiIs & Fruckie remix) - (4:42) 54 BPM
Review: Four tracks from the occasional duo of Prosper (French producer Romain Coolen) and Stabfinger (Italy's Nicola Atlan) get the remix treatment. 'Get Out Of My Life', as remixed by Loo & Placido, fuses blues, Caribbean and hip-hop influences into an unlikely whole that works better than you might expect, while the Loils & Fruckie remix of the same track drops the steel drums and has a kind of robotic funk vibe. AGFA & Trotter's mix of 'Drive By Pony' has a Plumps-ish feel, with the rap vocal st-st-st-st-stuttered up to the max, before the Kibosh mix of 'Fire My Pony' completes the EP on more of a straight-up funk tip.
BOMBMUSIC 047
15 Feb 19
Breakbeat
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Let It Be You (feat Everyman) - (2:59) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jungle City - (3:02) 100 BPM
Review: The Bomb Strikes team return on this one with another powerful slice of new school funk as they bring together this explosive two track project from Basement Freaks. We begin this one by saltering lazily into the stripped back grooves and rhythmic twists of 'Let It Be You', which features some fantastic additional vocal work from Everyman. On the flip, we are blessed with another smooth original, as 'Jungle City' descends with a bag of vibrant synthetic energies, matched by super punchy drum designs and the tracks expansive use of reverberations. An awesome pair of originals here.
BOMBMUSIC 046
01 Feb 19
Funk
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Fake Gold - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
Swagger - (3:00) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Buddy Burger - (3:51) 56 BPM
Review: Fresh funk is exactly what 2019 ordered here as we get down and stuck into the first offering of the year from the now legendary Bomb Strikes imprint. They bring forward X-Ray Ted for three tracks of super groovy energy, kicking off with the authentic vocal sampling, crunchy drum creations and catchy guitar licks of 'Fake Gold'. Following this we dive into the title track 'Swagger', which pushes out some more super crunchy guitar work, beneath a very expressive horn section which runs riot amidst yet more punchy drums. Finally, the horns are let loose one more time as the classic vocal line of 'Buddy Burger' rounds off this EP with a dash of flare.
BOMBMUSIC 045
11 Jan 19
Funk
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Various/Smoove
   
Smoove - "Showtime Intro" - (0:50) 127 BPM
   
Breakdown Brass - "Mary Jane" - (3:33) 144 BPM
   
Smoove - "Main Sourced" (Part 1) - (4:09) 103 BPM
   
Maidm - "B-Boy Shit" - (3:40) 152 BPM
   
A.Skillz & Beatvandals - "Money Banger" - (3:27) 103 BPM
   
Torpedo Boyz - "Japaneeze Boyz" (Smoove remix) - (4:48) 116 BPM
   
Sleeve - "Get It On" - (5:52) 118 BPM
   
Smoove - "Big Bird" - (4:48) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Smoove & Turrell - "You Don't Know" (Kraak & Smaak remix) - (6:49) 121 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "Disco Insert" (remix) - (4:34) 123 BPM
   
Solar Shield - "Reesis" - (2:55) 120 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "Beggarman" (Crazy P remix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
   
Boca 45 - "Diego's Theme" - (4:38) 125 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "Slow Down" - (3:58) 124 BPM
   
Smoove - "I'm A Man" - (4:06) 131 BPM
   
Chrome - "Shockwave" (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:07) 130 BPM
   
DJ Format & Abdominal - "Diamond Hammer" - (3:45) 132 BPM
   
The Traffic - "Super Freak" - (4:45) 132 BPM
   
The Third Degree - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (Smoove remix) - (5:09) 136 BPM
   
Cookin' On 3 Burners - "Cars" - (3:33) 138 BPM
   
Funk N' Beats Vol 6 (continuous DJ mix) - (53:00) 120 BPM
Review: Well, it look as if Bomb Strikes have caused a ruckus yet again here as they look set see out the year in style. This 6th edition of their now infamous 'Funk N' Beats' series sees them bring together a collection of twenty high powered insta-classics, all packed to the maximum with old school flavours, crunchy riffs and explosive grooves, perfect for chopping down any party. This project sees appearances from the likes of Smoove, Torpedo Boyz, Groove Armada, A.Skillz, Chrome, The Traffic and many many more, who all deliver the goods. This project also comes complete with a full continuous DJ Mix.
BOMBFUNKB 006
14 Dec 18
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So Funky (feat JFB) - (4:38) 81 BPM
   
Boogie (feat Fullee Love) - (3:21) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flippin' Ya Mind (feat Ant Thomaz) - (3:17) 90 BPM
   
Livin For Tonight (feat NattySpeaks & Profit) - (3:57) 96 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes are back again with a potent punch as they bring forward the return of Shaka Loves You with his groovy new EP project entitled 'Boogie'. The title track is a smokey bag of grooves alongside Fullee Love, with 'Livin For Tonight' with NattySpeaks & Profit providing us with a more stripped back soulful feel. Following this, JFB joins the party for a super uplifting horn driven madness on 'So Funky', before we take a second to round the project off in style as Ant Thomaz joins the party on 'Flippin' Ya Mind', a slower soul number, driven by it's smooth vocal leads and expressive guitar riffs.
BOMBMUSIC 044
30 Nov 18
Funk
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Various/Featurecast
   
Featurecast - "Planet Bass Intro" - (0:53) 107 BPM
   
Defunk - "Pretty Things" - (3:44) 53 BPM
   
G Wizard - "Colt 45" - (2:52) 105 BPM
   
Lack Jemmon - "Forbidden Treasure" - (3:42) 105 BPM
   
Ahee - "Fire" - (4:21) 104 BPM
   
Baby Bam - "I Don't Follow The Trend" (Featurecast remix) - (4:02) 105 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "The Get Down" - (4:06) 105 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Take It Down Low" - (4:09) 105 BPM
   
Kenny Beeper - "Crown Jewels" - (3:30) 105 BPM
   
Kotek - "Tangent" - (4:19) 150 BPM
   
Stickybuds - "Send It" - (3:58) 110 BPM
   
Krafty Kuts - "Back To The Flow" (VIP) - (3:49) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Featurecast - "Listen To The Horns" - (2:39) 110 BPM
   
Stylust - "Flexx" - (2:45) 123 BPM
   
Dutty Moonshine Big Band - "Bang Bang" (Crash Party remix) - (4:24) 126 BPM
   
Champion - "One Time" (feat Dread MC) - (4:00) 130 BPM
   
Dutty Moonshine Big Band - "Gangsters" (Featurecast remix) - (4:06) 126 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Move" (Ahee remix) - (4:13) 125 BPM
   
Ninjula - "Da Choppa!" - (3:55) 115 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Trigger Finger" - (4:06) 131 BPM
   
The Electric Swing Circus - "Remedy" (Featurecast remix) - (4:02) 131 BPM
   
Featurecast - "Bam!" - (4:44) 131 BPM
   
Various - "Bass Funk Vol 4" (continuous mix/Mixed By Featurecast) - (39:37) 106 BPM
Review: Bomb Strikes continue their quite frankly untouchable run with this latest release as they unveil the fourth edition of their 'Bass Funk' compilation series, showcasing some of the most forward thinking bass music about right now. As a compilation, it covers a lot of ground, from the tearout D&B stylings of Featurecast's 'Trigger Finger', to the futuristic post dubstep designs of 'Flexx' from Stylust. Other highlights for us include Kenny Beeper with his groove-infused scratch masterpiece 'Crown Jewels', the long awaited 'Back To The Flow VIP' from Krafty Kuts and of course, Champion's high profile appearance alongside the unmistakable vocal presence of Dread MC on 'One Time'.
BOMBBASSF 004
16 Nov 18
Breakbeat
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Boogie (feat Fullee Love) - (3:21) 145 BPM
Review: As one of the most established brands within the sphere of future funk, Bomb Strikes have a real nack for presenting us with fresh, vibrant and tasteful new school breakbeat originals. Their latest drop comes courtesy of Shaka Loves You, who brings the smooth vibes of 'Boogie' to life through thick basslines, catchy drum grooves and some seriously enjoyable vocal work, making this one a instant favourite for sure!
BOMBMUSIC 043
02 Nov 18
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This Is It - (2:41) 144 BPM
   
Up In The Place - (3:03) 149 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Heads Up (feat Audiowrx) - (2:06) 110 BPM
Review: The Bomb Strikes label project have really solidified their position throughout 2018 as one of the leading forces across the breakbeat expanse, consistently supplying their fans with high profile fire. Their latest release alongside Bryx is a perfect example of that as we kick off with the super groovy tearout electronic riffs of the title track 'This Is It'. From here, the project strips back a tad as the more smoothened grinding bass leads and unpredictable beat scratches of 'Up In The Place' take the lead, followed by the dubstep inspired bass jolts and drum punches of 'Heads Up' alongside Audiowrx which finishes the project up.
BOMBMUSIC 042
22 Oct 18
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Crown Jewels - (3:30) 105 BPM
   
Funky Party People - (4:06) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Let's Get It - (5:17) 144 BPM
Review: The title track to Kenny Beeper's Crown Jewel's EP is a good taste of what's to come. Infectious, flute-based funk rolles down into hip-hop influenced movement that's eclectic yet solid. 'Funky Party People' takes things in a more distinctly funk direction, composed of 80s-esque synths that'll almost force you to get moving, tinged with an acid house influence that injects an element of edge - just ridiculously happy. Finally, 'Let's Get It', which has a mellow, subtle introduction that doesn't stop it from quickly becoming a riot with yet more heavy-weight synths that'll delight the outspoken. A banging finish to an especially good release.
BOMBMUSIC 041
12 Oct 18
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Da Choppa! - (3:55) 115 BPM
   
Get Some - (3:57) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The bomb most certainly strikes again here as the celebrated imprint return to releasing with this explosive two track piece from Ninjula. We begin with the vibrant electro flavours of 'Da Choppa!', a mighty composition pushed intensely through sharp drum processing and catchy electronic vocal melodies. The theme continues heavily on 'Get Some', which uses perfectly layered fidget style synthesis to give space for yet more catchy melodies and punchy subs. Excellent work.
BOMBMUSIC 040
28 Sep 18
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That Ass - (2:56) 149 BPM
   
Valley Hacienda - (4:05) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: We were very happy to see the legendary Bomb Strikes imprint make their return to releasing after a brief break away, returning to the fray with this fabulously groovy number from The Niceguys. The EP begins with 'That Ass', a smooth funkadelic jam session, featuring scattered vocal slices, exciting keyboard riffs and of course some wicked drum work. We are also gifted the more 4x4 infused sounds of 'Valley Hacienda', a soulful bag of harmonies, working wonders between the spaces in the 4x4 rhythms. A very pleasing project to say the least!
BOMBMUSIC 039
14 Sep 18
Breakbeat
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