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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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I Been Good
I Been GoodPREORDER
I Been Good - (3:05) 105 BPM
Review: As we eagerly anticipate the release of X-Ray Ted's debut album, we're treated to another enthralling taster of what's to come as he teams up with Fullee Love (AKA SOUP of Jurassic 5 fame). This collaboration highlights the evolving depth of X-Ray Ted's musical style and approach. Still present and correct are the infectious hooks, dynamic horn sections, and irresistible dancefloor elements that seamlessly blend vintage with modern. However, 'I Been Good' ventures further allowing Fullee to vocally explore the song's themes, creating a playful anthem about recognising the good times, leaving smiles on faces and delivering positive vibes.
XRT: With 'I Been Good,' we aimed to capture that moment of realising you're in a good place. Acknowledging the journey from past challenges to the warmth of the present, where you want to hold your head up high and get that swagger back in your step. Fullee absolutely nailed it with his vocals and the infusion of his 60s soul-style delivery is perfect for the sound.
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BOMBMUSIC 108
31 May 24
Funk
Dance With Me
Dance With Me - (3:08) 55 BPM
Review: X-Ray Ted delivers a heavyweight slice of funk in the form of 'Dance With Me', offering a tantalising glimpse into what his forthcoming debut album has in store. The Bristol producer has once again deftly merged the timeless allure of vintage funk with the energy of modern production. Swaggering horn hooks combine with rolling beats, guitar licks and hip-hop refrains to create the perfect musical bed for the anthemic and soul-infused vocals of fellow Bristolian Carys Abigail. It's no surprise at all that this one already has the Craig Charles seal of approval by featuring in his prestigious BBC 6 Music 'future funk tracks of 2024' show.
XRT: 'Dance With Me' is an ode to the excitement of a new relationship; putting yourself at risk for the potential of incredible reward. Those driving horns scream of promise, and the big slappy drums represent confidence and solidity of intention. As a title, 'Dance With Me' is just as much an invitation as it is a mission statement for the lead-out single of my debut album.
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BOMBMUSIC 105
26 Apr 24
Breakbeat
Out There
Out There - (4:20) 147 BPM Hot
Out There (Unscratched mix) - (4:18) 147 BPM
Review: Bombstrikes welcomes a new collaboration to the label in the form of Boydex, Swim Inc and Lickweed. While these talented artists are making their debut as a trio on the label, their reputation precedes them, having amassed a dedicated following for their eclectic blend of funk-infused rhythms and electronica. "Out There" exemplifies their collective brilliance. Seamlessly merging bluesy undertones with pulsating midtempo basslines and turntablism
Swim Inc: "Teaming up with Boydex, we set out to create something of a stompy banger, walking the fine line between organic bluesy grooves and chunky basslines. To tie the piece together, Lickweed built on those blues band vibes to deliver a guitar solo with a technical turntablist twist and turn the track into something truly out there."
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BOMBMUSIC 107
19 Apr 24
Breakbeat
Remixed EP
Strip It (feat Bobby Saint & Prop Dylan - CMC & Silenta remix) - (3:20) 58 BPM
Don't Let Go (feat Justina Lee Brown - Jayl Funk remix) - (3:43) 115 BPM Hot
Dance (feat Leo Napier - Jack & Jointz remix) - (3:53) 124 BPM
Irie (feat Bobby Saint - Flevans remix) - (4:17) 59 BPM
Review: Four-piece "producer collective and DJ team" The Niceguys hail from Switzerland and have a long string of releases under their belt for labels like Bomb Strikes, Westwood Recordings and Ghetto Funk. Here they return to the former with four cuts that would work on funk-breaks and modern soul floors alike, with the Bobby Saint-vocalled 'Irie' and 'Strip It' rocking a Prince-like vibe, 'Don't Let Go' sporting a full-lunged soul vocal from Justina Lee Brown, and 'Dance' having something of a Smoove & Turrell-like feel. 'Don't Let Go' takes the gold for this writer but it's all good so feel free to disagree!
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BOMBMUSIC 106
22 Mar 24
Breakbeat
Strip It (CMC & Silenta Remix)
Strip It (CMC & Silenta remix) - (3:20) 58 BPM
Review: Ahead of the full 'Remixed EP' things kick off with a sensational rework of "Strip it".Originally hailed for its early Prince-inspired vibes and the captivating soulful vocals of Bobby Saint, alongside the smooth lyrical flow of Prop Dylan, The Niceguys set a high bar with their original release last year, earning widespread acclaim and support. Now, German duo CMC & Silenta take the helm to reimagine this beloved track, infusing it with their formidable musical prowess. The essence of the original remains intact, with CMC & Silenta skillfully preserving its funk-laden goodness. However, they inject new life into the mix with tantalizing guitar licks, irresistible synth hooks, and a beefed-up bottom end that serves as the perfect foundation for the vocals. The result? A remix tailor-made for the dancefloor, yet still possessing the depth and character to stand on its own as a song.
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BOMBMUSIC 106A
08 Mar 24
Breakbeat
Right Back At Ya
Right Back At Ya - (3:40) 120 BPM
Right Back At Ya (extended mix) - (5:58) 120 BPM Hot
Review: Bombstrikes introduces Suki Soul to its illustrious roster with a dazzling debut release, "Right Back At Ya". A luscious slice of funk-infused disco, Suki's production and vocal prowess evoke the timeless sounds of Melba Moore, D Train, and Patrice Rushen. Collaborating with long-time partner Leroy, Suki has curated a musical masterpiece, enlisting a formidable lineup of musicians, including drum virtuoso Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) and percussion maestro Russ Tarley (Incognito), ensuring that her vision is brought to life with the highest level of musical excellence.
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BOMBMUSIC 104
09 Feb 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Paris Bus Ride
Paris Bus Ride - (3:24) 129 BPM
Paris Bus Ride (extended mix) - (5:05) 129 BPM Hot
Review: What better way to usher in the New Year than with Shaka Loves You's latest musical offering! The Glaswegian duo presents 'Paris Bus Ride,' a relentless groover that pays homage to the French Disco House sound. The track builds around looped hooks weaving through filters, driven by a robust 4/4 rhythm. These elements construct a sumptuous sonic landscape, providing the ideal foundation for the vocal, which adds to a perfect storm for the dancefloor.
Shaka Loves You: "Paris Bus Ride was inspired by exactly that. A night-time journey through the heart of Paris with a soundtrack of French boogie and disco is the spark for this track. The initial idea has changed a lot in the year it was made before it ended up in its final form which we are delighted with. An uplifting earworm, perfect for a peak-time dancefloor.
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BOMBMUSIC 103
12 Jan 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Bomb Strikes: Highlights 2023
Various
The Niceguys, Bobby Saint & Prop Dylan - "Strip It" - (3:12) 110 BPM
X-Ray Ted - "So Much" - (3:25) 105 BPM
Boca 45 - "45s" (feat Emskee & DJ Woody - DJ Moneyshot remix) - (3:17) 115 BPM
Ruckus Roboticus - "Hit Or Miss" (feat Arnae Batson) - (3:18) 150 BPM
Tom Booze - "The T-Funk" - (4:00) 150 BPM
Beat Le Juice - "2 Funky" (feat EVeryman & Mr Maph) - (3:50) 153 BPM
The Niceguys & Bobby Saint - "Power" (A.Skillz remix) - (3:19) 122 BPM
Nat Tate - "Freed From Desire" (Boca 45 remix) - (3:21) 125 BPM
Bazza Ranks, Turnstyle & Venessa Jackson - "Back To You" - (3:44) 122 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Get Live Get Down" - (5:59) 120 BPM Hot
Shaka Loves You - "Sweat On Ya Body" - (3:45) 124 BPM
Mr Doris, D-Funk & DJ Vadim - "All Down" (feat N'Fa Jones & Cantaloop - DJ Vadim remix) - (3:30) 145 BPM
Review: No prizes for guessing what's going on here, as Leeds based Bomb Strikes label round up some of the best bits from their 2023 catalogue. The Niceguys' distinctly Prince-esque opener 'Strip It' sets the tone for a collection that draws mostly on hip-hop, funk and breaks for inspiration, with the emphasis firmly on uptempo, party-hearty vibes - see the fast 'n' furious rapping on Boca 45's '45s', the fat, squelchy funk of Tom Booze's 'T-Funk' (a track that wears its influences proudly in its title), or Nat Tate's charmingy, organic take on Gala classic 'Freed From Desire'. But there's room, too, for Bazza Ranks, Turnstyle & Venessa Jackson's cheesy-but-irresistible disco-houser 'Back To You', as well as Kraak & Smaak's driving, euphoric 'Get Live, Get Down', making for a strong, varied package overall.
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BOMBHIGH 023
15 Dec 23
Breakbeat
Doin' The Conga
Doin' The Conga - (4:09) 112 BPM Hot
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Check The Status" (feat Awoke) - (4:22) 150 BPM
Doin' Tha Conga (instrumental) - (4:08) 112 BPM
Played by: Fort Knox Five
Review: It's always exciting to see a new drop on the awesome Bomb Strikes imprint, a label that has helped push breakbeat music as far as it can go over the last few years, constantly unloading top quality creations. This time around, Prosper and Stabfinger join forces, firstly with the assistance of Too Many T's on 'Doin' The Conga', a vibrant crunch through gnarly synthesis and catchy singalong vocal displays. Next, Awoke touches down for a guest appearance on 'Check The Status', a slowly creeping trek through murky drums and moody subs, with the instrumental edition of 'Doin' The Conga' then arriving to close off this well thought out collection in style.
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BOMBMUSIC 102
01 Dec 23
Breakbeat
Back To You
Back To You - (3:44) 122 BPM Hot
Back To You (extended mix) - (4:51) 122 BPM
Back To You (Madame Electrifie remix) - (6:05) 126 BPM
Review: Hong Kong-based Irishman Bazza Ranks teams up with South African vocalist Venessa Jackson and US producer Turnstyle on this uplifting slab of nu-disco for Mooqee and Beatvandals' long-running Bomb Strikes label. Powered along by hefty 4/4s, handclaps and a walking funk b-line, 'Back To You' is an energetic, strutty affair given some extra attitude by Jackson's rap-style vocal, and will get the ladies on the floor for sure. It's served up in radio-length Original and Extended mixes, and accompanied by a heftier Madame Electrifie Remix that adds pleasingly subtle hints of 80s flava but is really all about the fat synth bass.
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BOMBMUSIC 101
03 Nov 23
Disco/Nu-Disco
Strip It
Strip It - (3:12) 110 BPM Hot
Strip It (instrumental) - (3:12) 110 BPM
Review: The Niceguys are back to grace our ears with their latest slice of nu-funk goodness in the form of 'Strip It'. Once again featuring the Nu Soul-laden vocals of LA's very own Bobby Saint they are also joined by the effortless flow of Prop Dylan (long-time collaborator with hip-hop legends such as DJ Premier and Talib Kweli to name a few). From the first guitar licks to the irresistible bass hook and the chorus, this one is delightfully infectious and uplifting.
TNG: "After Bobby delivered the early vocal ideas, we instantly connected to an early Prince and James Brown feel. We built the instrumentation around that 70's vibe, with warm Rhodes and funky guitar riffs. It was important to us to have a retro sound but still feel modern and when Prop Dylan jumped on, his way of flowing over the beat was the perfect compliment!"
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BOMBMUSIC 100
20 Oct 23
Funk
Hit Or Miss
Hit Or Miss - (3:18) 150 BPM Hot
Hit Or Miss (stripped back) - (3:16) 150 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 099
29 Sep 23
Funk
Gimme Soul
Gimme Soul - (3:12) 125 BPM
Review: X-Ray Ted continues to astound with his recent run of impeccable releases. When he isn't putting together audio slices of sunshine, it seems he is a true master at delivering some soul power. His latest cut 'Gimme Soul' sees him at his sampling and slicing best, taking guitar hooks, layering with heavy rolling beats, and reimagining vocal hooks to deliver that XRT special sauce, bursting with old-school funk 'n' Soul delivered with a modern twist.
XRT:"Gimme Soul is a love letter to the late 60s. The horns, the drum breaks, guitars and organs all spoke to me as textures which really solidify everything I love about the era. I wanted to follow up my last EP with something heavy and groovy, but still artistically relevant and exciting - giving a post-modern interpretation which felt like both 1968 and 2023."
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BOMBMUSIC 098
30 Jun 23
Breakbeat
Simulation EP
Simulation - (3:33) 50 BPM
The T-Funk - (4:00) 150 BPM Hot
Simulation (instrumental) - (3:33) 50 BPM
Review: A decade after delivering his first EP for Bomb Strikes, Tom Booze returns to the party-starting imprint with an ear-catching collection of original productions. Title track 'Simulation' - which is also available in a vocal free instrumental mix form - is a sparkling chunk of mid-tempo synthesiser-driven nu-disco/synth-pop fusion that comes complete with audible nods to Daft Punk and the auto-tune antics of 21st century electronic pop. Booze pays tribute to the squelchy synth-bass and funk-fuelled guitar locks of Parliament/Funkadelic on bonus cut 'The T-Funk', a flash-fried slab of authentic P-funk revivalism.
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BOMBMUSIC 097
16 Jun 23
Breakbeat
All Down (Remixes)
All Down (DJ Vadim remix) - (3:30) 97 BPM Hot
All Down (The Rebel remix) - (3:52) 89 BPM
All Down (Aldo Vanucci remix) - (3:33) 89 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 096
02 Jun 23
Hip Hop/R&B
Space Cadillac EP
2 Funky (feat EVeryman & Mr Maph) - (3:50) 153 BPM Hot
Lollipop - (2:58) 153 BPM
Space Cadillac - (4:28) 138 BPM
Review: Bombstrikes welcomes Beat Le Juice to the label for his debut release. Whilst the Polish DJ & Producer may be new to the label, he is certainly no stranger to the scene, picking up a growing army of fans for his releases and remixes, combining funk vibes and electronic sounds. First up, '2 Funky' delivers a full-on bass funk assault with guitar hooks, synth bass, and powerful beats. This is all topped off by an anthemic talk box with Mr. Maph's funk vocal hooks and the deft flow delivery of EVeryman. The 2nd track, 'Lollipop' oozes class from the first refrains of its infectious synth hook, going on to combine elements of P-Funk with bottom-heavy modern electro. Finally, the title track 'Space Cadillac' combines soulful vocals over low-slung beats and bass to take the tempo down a little but loses none of the energy. If this is a sign of things to come from Beat Le Juice and Bombstrikes, then strap in because it's going to be quite the ride!
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BOMBMUSIC 095
12 May 23
Breakbeat
Disco Funkin', Vol 5 (Curated By Kraak & Smaak)
Kraak & Smaak / Various
Kraak & Smaak - "Keep Searchin' Intro" - (0:26) 126 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Get Live Get Down" - (5:59) 120 BPM
Sould Out - "Anxiety Discorder" - (6:40) 123 BPM
Hotmood & Ezirk - "Tremendo Boogaloo" - (5:36) 124 BPM
Musta - "Fresco" - (6:18) 118 BPM Hot
King Mutapa - "Gimme That Funk" - (6:09) 117 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Shiiiit!" - (4:27) 120 BPM
Tiptoes - "Let Go" - (6:53) 123 BPM
Anoraak - "Transatlantic" - (4:47) 123 BPM
FUTVRST - "The Feeling" - (5:51) 118 BPM
Ponty Mython - "Grooff Machine" (Ponty Mython's 2017 edit) - (7:05) 122 BPM
Titeknots - "In Trouble" - (6:34) 122 BPM
Lup Ino - "Fat Zorina" - (5:47) 124 BPM
LUXXURY - "Just Like It Was Before" (feat Jill Lamoureux - Art Of Tones remix) - (6:12) 117 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "I Don't Know Why" (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kon's Tux remix) - (8:39) 122 BPM
Pookie Knights - "In Motion" - (6:25) 120 BPM
Titeknots - "On My Mind" - (4:59) 124 BPM
Casbah 73 - "Let's Invade The Amazon" (JKriv remix) - (6:33) 124 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Sweet Time" (feat Izo FitzRoy - Yuksek remix) - (4:22) 121 BPM
Just Baker - "Sunset Junction" - (5:29) 125 BPM
Flevans - "Everything I See" - (3:59) 124 BPM
Aquastep - "Oempa Loempa" - (4:40) 129 BPM
Ben Gomori - "Choom" - (5:55) 125 BPM
DJ Anthony & Georgio Schultz - "Manic Jazz Day" - (7:12) 130 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Disco Funkin', Vol. 5" (Kraak & Smaak continuous DJ mix) - (1:15:14) 124 BPM
Review: It's been over 15 years since this writer was one of 100 or so who gathered in a sweaty, low-raftered Amsterdam basement to witness the live debut of Dutch funk and disco hopefuls Kraak & Smaak. Since then, the young pretenders have gone on to become true elder statesmen of the scene - which is another way of saying that you just KNOW the quality bar on this latest collection of contemporary disco, funk and boogie grooves is going to be set high. There's no room here to go into all 24 tracks one-by-one, but with contributions from the likes of Ben Gomori, Flevans and Hotmood alongside a host of more up-and-coming names, suffice to say lovers of the aforementioned styles will not be in the least bit disappointed.
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BOMBDISCF 005
28 Apr 23
Disco/Nu-Disco
Get Live Get Down
Get Live Get Down - (5:59) 120 BPM
Review: Taken from the Bombstrikes compilation - Disco Funkin' Vol. 5, curated by legends of the scene Kraak & Smaak, 'Get Live Get Down' is the Dutch masters at their imperious dancefloor-focused best. Percussion rolls, 4/4 rhythms, and arpeggio bass combine with strings and key stabs to relentlessly build the track into an all-out disco groover. Once the vocal drop is added, it becomes impossible to resist the urge to move as the energy levels soar. Kraak & Smaak are about to celebrate 20 years of being at the top of their game and this outing only reinforces their special talent.
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BOMBDISCF 005S
14 Apr 23
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sweat On Ya Body
Sweat On Ya Body - (3:45) 124 BPM
Sweat On Ya Body (extended mix) - (5:46) 124 BPM Hot
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BOMBMUSIC 092
06 Apr 23
Disco/Nu-Disco
Power
Power - (3:00) 119 BPM
Power (A.Skillz remix) - (3:19) 122 BPM Hot
Power (instrumental version) - (2:52) 119 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 094
31 Mar 23
Breakbeat
Talkin'
Talkin' - (2:46) 104 BPM Hot
So Much - (3:25) 105 BPM
Review: Whenever we see the Bomb Strikes logo popping up in the store, we know we are in for a heck of a time, with this latest offering from them welcoming back the one and only X-Ray Ted for a killer two-track display. First up, the title track 'Talkin' gives us a sumptuous sweep through old school funk, fusing nostalgic vocal layers and horns with groovy drum riffs and beefy bass action below, culminating in a party ready anthem, jam-packed with futuristic goodness. On the flip to this, we then dive into the heavily percussive sweeps of 'So Much', another shuffling shindig, this time focusing more-so on hard hitting drum breaks and more affected vocal slices, giving us another tasty treat that works perfectly as the B-side!
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BOMBMUSIC 093
10 Mar 23
Breakbeat
Funk N' Beats Vol 10 (Curated By Boca 45)
Various
Boca 45 - "Cue Intro" - (1:09) 107 BPM
Katalyst - "Showtime" - (4:55) 107 BPM
Hundred Strong - "Hardcore Poetry" - (3:45) 104 BPM
Tom Central & Kaitain - "Akama" - (3:51) 106 BPM
Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill - "The Sure Shot!" - (3:32) 110 BPM
Leisure Allstars - "Get Your Hands In The Air" - (4:08) 108 BPM
Krafty Kuts & Chali 2NA - "Hands High" - (2:45) 150 BPM
Soundsci - "The Ultimate" (Breaks & Beats mix) - (3:00) 105 BPM
DJ Tron - "The Funky Break" - (3:36) 153 BPM Hot
Aeon Seven - "Seven Breaks" - (3:41) 115 BPM
Boca 45 - "Suki's Revenge Pt. 2" - (3:17) 57 BPM
DJ Moneyshot - "Back Pumps" - (3:06) 106 BPM
Boca 45 - "45s" (feat Emskee & DJ Woody - DJ Moneyshot remix) - (3:17) 115 BPM
Claude Cooper & Brain Fog - "The Meat & Bones" - (1:20) 106 BPM
The Gaff - "Do That Thing" - (2:49) 54 BPM
X-Ray Ted - "Doin' My Thing" - (2:40) 124 BPM
The Bronx Dogs - "Mixed Blood" - (4:02) 119 BPM
Mistasweet - "Cuban Sugar Side Dish" - (2:56) 115 BPM
DJAR One - "Dance Dance" - (3:48) 122 BPM
J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts - "Keep On Running" - (3:21) 129 BPM
Nat Tate - "Freed From Desire" (Boca 45 remix) - (3:21) 124 BPM
Kali Pheonix - "Lock & Key" - (3:38) 142 BPM
Space Invadas - "Done It Again" - (3:40) 139 BPM
Western Roots - "Bogus Buddy" - (4:08) 142 BPM
One Cut - "Babylon" - (3:31) 138 BPM
Various - "Funk N' Beats Vol 10" (continuous DJ mix By Boca 45) - (52:00) 108 BPM
Review: Following in the footsteps of the likes of A Skillz, Beatvandals and The Allergies, Boca 45 helms the latest in Bomb Strikes' 'Funk N' Beats' compilation/mix album series, which has been running since 2013. As ever, Vol 10 features an eclectic, party-hearty mix of funk, hiphop and breaks jams, with wicky-wicky scratch sounds applied liberally. Notable inclusions this time around include two "never heard it like that before" covers of classics from the Spencer Davis Group and (sure to please footy fans) Gala, as well as Western Roots' reggae/ska-infused 'Bogus Daddy', while the bundled DJ mix version from Boca 45 showcases these sounds as they're really meant to be heard.
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BOMBFUNKB 010
24 Feb 23
Breakbeat
Freed From Desire (Boca 45 Remix)
Freed From Desire (Boca 45 remix) - (3:21) 62 BPM
Review: Taken from Bombstrikes compilation - Funk N' Beats Vol. 10, curated by Bristol's very own Boca 45. 'Freed From Desire' is Nat Tate's cover of a dance anthem featuring Waldo's Gift and Yolanda Quartey (AKA Yola, fresh from an award nominated performance portraying Sister Rosetta in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis movie), reworked into future funk classic by Boca 45. Guitar riffs and rolling beats dance alongside one hell of a vocal performance from Yolanda. Delivering an interpretation with such gravitas that it feels like it could actually be the original. A perfect taster of what the album has in store with music from Jurassic 5's Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts. The Gaff, The Allergies' own DJ Moneyshot, Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill, X-Ray Ted, and many more.
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BOMBFUNKB 010S1
10 Feb 23
Funk
Somebody Told Me
Somebody Told Me - (3:19) 120 BPM
Somebody Told Me (extended mix) - (3:46) 120 BPM Hot
Review: X-Ray Ted blasts back into our ears with a serious slice of Funk. Fusing rolling breaks with sublime vocals and musical hooks, the Bristol beatsmith showcases why he is so adored by aficionados such as Craig Charles, BBC Radio, and more. With 'Somebody Told Me' he has created a feel-good anthem, bringing a light-hearted ray of musical bliss into the world by reworking parts of the past into a new sound. There are two versions available, the original and a DJ-friendly extended mix. This is just the first taster of the outstanding musical output X-Ray Ted has lined up this year.
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BOMBMUSIC 091
27 Jan 23
Breakbeat
2BFree
2BFree - (3:42) 124 BPM
2BFree (extended mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM Hot
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BOMBMUSIC 090
16 Dec 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Dance
Dance - (3:02) 124 BPM
Dance (extended mix) - (5:03) 124 BPM Hot
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BOMBMUSIC 089
02 Dec 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Bass Funk Vol 6
Tom Booze / Various
Tom Booze - "Funktastic Bombastic Intro" - (1:12) 150 BPM
Tom Booze - "Some Funk" - (3:41) 51 BPM
KOAN Sound - "Chronos" - (4:00) 150 BPM
Tom Booze & Nick Thayer - "Chirp" - (3:12) 150 BPM
Tom Booze - "Ghetto Rave" - (4:32) 153 BPM
Kenny Beeper & SwimINC - "Do It Like This" (feat EVeryman) - (3:52) 105 BPM
Ninjula - "Nomad" - (4:32) 53 BPM
G-Wizard & SeFu - "Jump" - (2:44) 105 BPM
Lack Jemmon - "Don't Stop" - (3:44) 105 BPM
Dubra & PM2THEAM - "Magic" - (2:35) 52 BPM
A.Skillz - "Everything To Me" - (3:26) 53 BPM
Tom Booze - "Head Nod" - (2:30) 135 BPM
ElectroGorilla - "Nothin" - (3:24) 132 BPM
Tom Booze - "Phoneme" - (2:55) 140 BPM
Tom Booze - "Overdrive" - (4:41) 110 BPM
Krafty Kuts - "Disco Sally" - (2:48) 55 BPM
Haywyre - "With You" (The Funk Hunters & Kotek remix) - (4:26) 110 BPM
A.Skillz & Nick Thayer - "Jam This" (Tom Booze remix) - (4:52) 55 BPM Hot
Ali B - "Swing It" (feat Afika NX) - (3:07) 115 BPM
Fort Knox Five & Lazy Syrup Orchestra - "Start The Ride" - (3:20) 115 BPM
Krafty Kuts - "The Sauce" (feat PAV4N) - (3:28) 115 BPM
Opiuo & Vorso - "Dusty Bugs" - (5:08) 115 BPM
Posij - "YGT YGT YGT" - (4:36) 139 BPM
Thys & Two Fingers - "Puma Rhythm" - (3:41) 140 BPM
Tom Booze - "Bass Funk Vol 6" (continuous DJ mix) - (57:04) 105 BPM
Review: What an exciting project this was too open up as we see Tom Booze touch down on Bomb Strikes with a truly explosive compilation, hand-curated for maximum sonic impact. From start to finish this collection showcases the very best of the now in new school breakbeat, from the Asian-inspired string plucks of Lack Jemmon's 'Don't Stop' to the more dubstep inspired twists and grooves of YGT YGT YGT from Posij and the sizzling synthetics of The Funk Hunters & Kotek's rework of 'With You', originally from Haywyre'. The project is jam-packed with exciting creations, with heavyweights such as Krafty Kuts, PAV4N, A.Skillz, Fort Knox Five & more all providing hard hitting drops to make this one of the most powerful breakbeat compilations of the year.
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BOMBBASSF 006
07 Oct 22
Breakbeat
Ghetto Rave
Ghetto Rave - (4:32) 102 BPM
Review: Taken from the oustanding Bombstrikes compilation - Bass Funk Vol. 6 curated by the enigmatic Tom Booze, 'Ghetto Rave' is a new and exclusive track from the man himself. Just a small taste of what can be expected from the full release, this is just one track of many exclusives from the album, which also features music from heavyweights such as Thys (Noisia) & Two Fingers (AKA Amon Tobin), Opiuo, KOAN Sound, Krafty Kuts & PAV4N, The Funk Hunters & Kotek, Fort Knox 5 & Lazy Syrup Orchestra, A.Skillz, and Nick Thayer. As you would expect from Mr. Booze's releases, the assembled track listing is a perfectly curated collection of forward-thinking and groundbreaking Bass Funk.
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BOMBBASSF 006S1
23 Sep 22
Breakbeat
Don't Let Go
The Niceguys & Justina Lee Brown - "Don't Let Go" - (3:14) 118 BPM
The Niceguys & Justina Lee Brown - "Don't Let Go" (The Niceguys remix) - (5:57) 124 BPM Hot
Travel - (3:59) 123 BPM
Review: Back in July, Bombstrikes regulars The Nice Guys delivered a suitably summery, life-affirming chunk of accessible soulful house that had us purring with delight. This rapid follow-up, featuring the strong, diva-style vocals of Justina Lee Brown, retains the house beats while showcasing their soul and funk roots. The original mix - all crisp guitar licks, rubbery bass, disco horns and sing-along choruses - comes backed with a more tooled-up, all-action house re-wire from the Niceguys and solo bonus cut 'Travel'. This is a drowsy, thickset, synth-heavy, P-funk flecked, 'French Touch' style house workout that tips a wink to the likes of Cassius and Daft Punk.
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BOMBMUSIC 088
09 Sep 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Soul Is High
Soul Is High - (3:00) 123 BPM Hot
The Niceguys - "City!" (How U Feel) - (5:44) 118 BPM
Played by: THE NICEGUYS
Review: A three-way team-up here as Bomb Strikes regulars The Niceguys join forces with genre-bending Canadian duo PINEO & LOEB and Jamaican vocalist Jah'Mila, the daughter of Wailers guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith. Together they've come up with 'Soul Is High', an uplifting, pop-tinged soulful houser that wouldn't have sounded out of place on one of Hed Kandi's 'Beach House' comps back in the day, while The Niceguys go it alone to bring us the pure 90s house vibes of 'City! (How U Feel)', which recalls podium classics like Blast's 'Crazy Man' or Tony Di Bart's 'The Real Thing'. Arms will be raised aloft for sure!
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BOMBMUSIC 087
08 Jul 22
Deep House
Overdrive EP
Overdrive - (4:41) 110 BPM
Junk The Funk - (3:44) 98 BPM Hot
Fight Night - (3:31) 100 BPM
Review: There's not a huge amount we can tell you about Tom Booze, except that he has a clutch of previous EPs for Bomb Strikes under his belt and describes his music as "one part moonshine, one part hip-hop and a dash of electronica". This latest outing kicks off with the mid-paced synthy throbber that is 'Overdrive' itself, before dropping the tempo for the far funkier and sleazier 'Junk The Funk', while the slo-mo electronic chug of 'Fight Night' completes the EP. Solid stuff all round, but it's 'Junk The Funk' that takes the gold for this writer.
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BOMBMUSIC 086
10 Jun 22
Breakbeat
Thrill
Thrill - (3:11) 121 BPM
Thrill (Shaka Loves You remix) - (5:16) 122 BPM Hot
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BOMBMUSIC 085
20 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Another Dimension EP
Head Nod - (2:30) 90 BPM
Another Dimension - (3:12) 52 BPM Hot
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BOMBMUSIC 084
29 Apr 22
Breakbeat
Doin' My Thing
Doin' My Thing (extended mix) - (3:57) 124 BPM Hot
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.
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BOMBMUSIC 083
08 Apr 22
Breakbeat
Joints N' Jams, Vol 2 (Curated By Shaka Loves You)
Shaka Loves You / Various
Izo FitzRoy - "Everybody Knows This Ain't Right" - (4:07) 84 BPM
Moods - "Vulf's Back Pocket" (Regroove) - (3:01) 50 BPM
Hot 8 Brass Band - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - (3:36) 69 BPM
The Allergies - "Love Somebody" - (2:49) 111 BPM
Dutch Robinson - "Drive Me Wild" (Opolopo remix) - (5:23) 55 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 Hot
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
Shaka Loves You - "Joints N' Jams, Vol. 2" (Shaka Loves You continuous DJ mix) - (1:07:13) 123 BPM
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BOMBJNJ 002A
25 Mar 22
Funky/Club House
In My Arms
In My Arms - (5:04) 124 BPM
Played by: Andy Buchan
Review: Taken from the forthcoming Bombstrikes compilation - Joints n' Jams Vol. 2, which is once again curated by Glasgow's funkiest Shaka Loves You. 'In My Arms' is a new and exclusive disco heater delivered by the duo themselves, showcasing why they can count Mighty Mouse, Spiller and Craig Charles amongst the ever-growing army of fans. This is just a little taste of what the full album has in store, with the assembled tracklist covering Disco to House, with Beats and Funk along the way, to truly capture the Shaka Loves You multi genre sound. Look out for music from the likes of Natasha Kitty Katt, Young Pulse, Hot 8 Brass Band, Opolopo, Birdee, The Allergies, and Izo Fitzroy to name a few.
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BOMBJNJ 002S
11 Mar 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Some Funk
Some Funk - (3:41) 102 BPM Hot
Shake Ya Body - (4:24) 107 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 082
25 Feb 22
Breakbeat
Irie
Irie (original) - (3:32) 117 BPM Hot
Irie (Natasha Kitty Katt remix) - (5:18) 120 BPM
Irie (Flevans remix) - (4:17) 117 BPM
Review: The Niceguys and Bobby Saint join forces on an upbeat, summery lil' groover that sits somewhere between His Purpleness circa 'Sexy MF' and the more pop-tastic likes of 'Uptown Funk'. Accessible enough for commercial floors but credible enough to be played, too, to more discerning audiences, with a following wind behind it 'Irie' could go all the way to the Top 40. Natasha Kitty Katt gives the track a competent housed-up makeover, while Flevans gives it a polish for the more soul-oriented floors: neither does anything particularly dramatic or radical but the two rerubs will help broaden its appeal for sure.
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BOMBMUSIC 081
11 Feb 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Nothin
Nothin - (3:24) 132 BPM
Drop - (3:46) 105 BPM Hot
Review: With a very succesful 2021 now tucked into the belt, The Bomb Strikes crew look to kick off their new year campaign with a bang, welcoming ElectroGorilla inside for a colourful display of futuristic breakbeat strength. We begin this fabulous two-track display with 'Nothing' a heavily manipulated display of vocal precision and unpredictable percussive perusing, give the whole track a sneaky yet groovy feel, topped off with sweeping horn lines for good measure. On the flip, we jump into a much more electronic sounding design on 'Drop', a smorgasbord of digital delight, from the well timed scratches, to the intense horn slides and everything in between. This is a great way for the team to kick off their year!
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BOMBMUSIC 080
14 Jan 22
Breakbeat
Get Out The House
Get Out The House (Dirty version) - (2:36) 110 BPM Hot
Get Out The House (feat Nathaniel Hall - clean version) - (2:36) 110 BPM
Review: Bristol beatsmith X-Ray Ted teams up with the legendary Nathaniel Hall (aka Baby Bam of Jungle Brothers) to unleash this funk-fuelled jam on Bomb Strikes. Deep minded lyricism is accompanied by the best block rockin' beats to close out the year on "Get Out The House" (Dirty version) while for those of you thinking the original was a bit NSFW, never fear, the clean version is here and featured for your radio play pleasure.
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BOMBMUSIC 078
10 Dec 21
Breakbeat
Just A Little Time
Just A Little Time - (6:15) 124 BPM
Gonna Work Out Fine - (6:21) 124 BPM Hot
Review: A simple two-tracker here from Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You, coming on Mooqee and Beatvandals' long-running Bomb Strikes label. 'Just A Little Time' is a fairly smooth-rollling contemporary disco jam given an energy boost in the mid-section via the injection of some ruff-edged Todd Terry-esque stabs, before the accompanying 'Gonna Work Out Fine' picks up that mid-90s disco-house ball and REALLY runs with it. Cosmic/Italo enthusiasts of the serious, chin-stroking variety may be left cold, but if it's energetic, unpretentious Saturday night fun and frolics you're after, step right on in - either of these cuts should serve your needs nicely.
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BOMBMUSIC 079
03 Dec 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
Magic (The Remixes)
Magic (The Niceguys remix) - (3:19) 117 BPM
Magic (Ninjula remix) - (4:06) 53 BPM Hot
Magic (original) - (2:35) 53 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 077
19 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
Magic (The Niceguys Remix)
Magic (The Niceguys remix) - (3:19) 117 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 077S
12 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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 Hot
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.
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BOMBFUNKB 009
29 Oct 21
Funk
The Man
The Man - (3:18) 98 BPM
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BOMBFUNKB 009S2
25 Oct 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Do It Like This
Do It Like This - (3:52) 105 BPM Hot
Do It Like This (dub version) - (3:54) 105 BPM
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BOMBMUSIC 076
10 Sep 21
Breakbeat
Get It Started
Get It Started - (2:34) 115 BPM Hot
Oh My Gee - (3:16) 110 BPM
Review: We have come to expect naught but top quality from the Bomb Strikes Crew, who luck out big-time here with these two party-starting singalongs from X-Ray Ted. We begin with the title track 'Get It Started', which through some fierce sampling work explores the wicked combinations of slapping metallic drum sounds and groovy horn riffs, inspiring some serious dance floor energy. Secondly, 'Oh My Gee' applies an extra level of funkadelic groove as the heavily reverberated horn-lines take the lead role atop powerful subs and crunchy drums below. Fabulous stuff!
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BOMBMUSIC 075
27 Aug 21
Breakbeat
Hangin' Out
Hangin' Out - (5:35) 122 BPM Hot
Stomp - (5:15) 124 BPM
Review: Two contrasting but complementary cuts here from Glasgow duo and Craig Charles faves Shaka Loves You. 'Hangin' Out' comes on like a cross between authentically 70s-sounding 'new old' funk and hi-octane filter disco, but with the emphasis on the former; 'Stomp', meanwhile, is another fusion of similar elements but this time with the disco side of the equation firmly to the fore. Both will keep bodies moving on dancefloors for sure, but 'Stomp' is perhaps a little more immediate thanks to the sampled 'n' looped female "ha ha, get down" vocal that emerges around the halfway mark.
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BOMBMUSIC 074
30 Jul 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
Disco Funkin' Vol 4 (Curated By Birdee)
Birdee - "Take Me To The Disco Intro" (Intro) - (1:32) 117 BPM
Anoraak - "Between Love" (feat Maria Uzor) - (3:57) 118 BPM
Da Chick - "Chick-A-Boom" (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:35) 118 BPM
Dan Shake - "Wake, Bake & Shake" - (4:51) 119 BPM
Javi Frias - "Keep On" - (5:51) 118 BPM
Shaka Loves You - "Let's Move" (SLY Disco Rub) - (4:48) 122 BPM
Fingerman - "The Feel Good Factor" - (7:30) 120 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "Alone With You" (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (6:37) 120 BPM
Birdee & Nick Reach Up - "Free Yourself" (Full Intention dub) - (5:42) 120 BPM
Birdee - "Thinking About You" - (5:56) 118 BPM
Mark Lower - "Where The Party's At" - (5:24) 120 BPM
Smoove & Turrell - "Do It" (Ray Mang remix) - (6:35) 123 BPM
Young Pulse - "Keep The Fire Burning" (Dr Packer remix) - (6:59) 121 BPM
Birdee - "Movin' On" - (7:18) 120 BPM
Kraak & Smaak - "In Plain Sight" (Rodney Hunter extended mix) - (6:44) 121 BPM Hot
Natasha Kitty Katt - "Cosmic Bitch" - (7:12) 121 BPM
DJ Mark Brickman - "Love Will Fix It" (feat Vanessa Jackson) - (6:25) 122 BPM
Patawawa - "All The Time" (Yuksek 1984 remix) - (5:53) 123 BPM
Enrico BSJ Ferrari - "Monia" - (5:18) 125 BPM
Tilman & Phonk D - "The Hustle" - (5:17) 123 BPM
Birdee & J.N.E. - "What You Need" (extended mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
Jet Boot Jack - "Straight To My Head" - (7:26) 121 BPM
Sugarstarr - "Get Up" (Samir Maslo remix) - (6:14) 120 BPM
Get To Know - "Love Is The Answer" - (6:14) 120 BPM
Various - "Disco Funkin' Vol. 4" (continuous DJ mix by Birdee) - (1:11:43) 120 BPM
Review: Birdee is a rising star of the nu-disco and re-edit scenes, so it makes perfect sense that Bomb Strikes has recruited him to curate and mix the latest volume in their excellent Disco Funkin' compilation series. As you'd expect, it's a thoroughly and joyous affair, rich in colourful synth sounds, funky disco basslines and beats that flit between housed-up heaviness and more organic-sounding, less pumped-up grooves. There are tons of essential cuts amongst the 25 unmixed tracks on show, with highlights including the sun-bright rush of Pete Herbert's remix of Da Chick's 'Chick a Boom', the crunchy Clavinet-sporting disco-funk of Shaka Loves You's 'Let's Move (SLY Disco Rub)', the slick French Touch style warmth of Birdee's own 'Thinking About You' and Ray Mang's celebratory revision of Smoove & Turrell's 'Do It'.
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BOMBDISCF004A
25 Jun 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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