Review: Lashings of Latvian party pounding right here... Having developed a reputation for carving up a repertoire of detailed bootlegs, Arteo goes legit with this fizzy four tracker. "LetAss Party" is full of big beat twists and turns. Think Wiseguys on steroids and a team of award winning life coaches. "Everywhere I go" is a heavier, more club-focused jam with a wiggly metallic bassline and a super-tight sample on the breakdown. "Nobody Else" does the mid-range bass jitterbug in a way so sassy it could make Featurecast blush while BBP label boss Badboe brings the finale fire with a slinky, squelchy take on "Time & Place". Essential party business for the summer and beyond.
Review: In search of B Side tracks your best ports of call are labels like Big M Productions, Ghetto Funk and of course the producer's own B Side. This release sees B Side land on the prolific Breakbeat Paradise Recordings with a filter-funkin', rock-steady five-track with the block party beats of "Joy" a highlight. The disco vibes of this EP come out most on "Lets Do It", while the whole EP brims with upfront basslines and in your face rappin'.
Review: Roll up, roll up! Break Beat Paradise present a clash of the party breaks titans, DJ B-Side Vs DJ BadboE. Both acts have released party fodder separately before, now though they're together in this mean soundclash (actually BadboE is the label owner). This time there are four tracks all in the trademark party breaks vein beginning with the electro-funk-rap jam "Funk Me Again", before Usher gets a go-go sing along makeover on "Rewind It Back". Next "Do You Wanna Ride" sees vintage big band samples blend with hip-house and finally "Get Busy" ends with a Groove Armada/lush disco fusion. Boom!
Review: The Danish may be all serious about design, but when it comes to partying the Breakbeat Paradise crew prove that they can be as frivolous as the rest of us. Here they've rustled up a bumper packed collection of cheeky if disposable mash-ups and edits of the kind that'll go down a storm in bars and house parties. There are six offerings some highlights of which include the squelchy retro funk breaks of "Walk In Place" by F-Block, the cut-up go-go boogie of "Free Wheelin Franklin" by Kibosh and the raw big beat swing hybrid "Hit Em Hard" by Blitzkrieger.
Review: A ridiculously fun remix package of Danish breakbeat guru Badboe. For the uninitiated, Badboe has developed a style that has clear echoes of 60s and 70s funk yet still fits seamlessly into the modern musical landscape. This man has dipped his toe in almost any genre you care to name - from house to trance; hardcore to trip-hop. On Break The Funk we see his superlative breakbeat jams remixed by the genre's cognoscenti, with the insouciant Fuzzbox Inc remix of "Lose Your Funky Self" and the junkyard percussion on the Pulp Fusion reshape of "Funky Intro" among the many highlights on offer here.
Review: In December 2012 Badboe dropped his killer debut album. In December 2013 Badboe dropped the remix album. Now, as we near December 2014, we're being treated to the instrumentals. And they're worthy additions to the collections even if you have got the previous projects. Highlights include the meandering horn stories on "Ghetto Funkalicious", the dubby funk bubbles and warm skank of "One Of Those Days" and the smoky come-to-bed vibes of "In A Hurry". Pump Up The Funk just keeps on giving - we can't wait to see what comes this time next year.
Review: Dj Badboe treats his four-track Pump Up The Funk EP to a grandiose remix package on his own Breakbeat Paradise Recordings. Although it's an EP categorised as breakbeat, a lot of the remixers draw influences from elsewhere, like the hip house Beastie Boys rap rock of Kool Kertz remix to "Introducing", or the soul cut-ups of the WBBL's remix to "Ghetto Funkalicious". The Captain looks to bit crushed, bleeping disco in their remix to "Sweet Games" while pop music similar to Lily Allen mixed with electro swing defines Listen To The JPOD's remix to "Hit The Maestro". Other styles embedded into this versatile package includes big beat (similar to Fatboy Slim), '90s UK house in (Chuddy's remake of "Green Power Funk") to chunky dub step. All bases, here, are covered.
Review: Boe "Badboe" Pedersen has always been one of he more reliable sources of floor friendly, funk-laden breaks jams. While his style sticks to the tried-and-tested, there's a quality present that's often lacking in similar breakbeat productions. Pump Up The Funk, his second full length, has plenty of dancefloor chops. It features a range of cuts created using snappy rhythms, familiar hip-hop samples (Missy Elliot and Redman are both notable inclusions) and fat funk grooves. There's a casual swing and groove to the material that's endearing, too - something that can't be said about many of his competitors' creations. If breakbeat is your bag, this comes highly recommended.
Review: Disco edit meister Badboe, recently made all our Christmases come at once by releasing a full extended play single, Ghetto Funk Testament. Here however, he's returned to his old ways by teasing us with just one new track. But what a track it is! "Under Your Spell" is a raucous party breaks jam features a strutting Go-Go beat and retro Fresh Prince-style rap from MC Shureshock. On remix duties, Phibes adds some edgier metallic bass, DR Packer opts for a soft and bouncy shuffle, the DiscObeta DoOva is pure daisy age retro hip-hop and Trotter goes for big room beat fun.
Review: A legend of nu-funk, Badboe cues up his second album with this new single on BBP Recordings. Teamed up with UK rhymer MC Coppa, and sampling from Johnny Nash's rocksteady cover of Sam Cooke's "Cupid", "One of Those Days" is amped-up and severely fun stuff, as is Pimpsoul's more bass-heavy, breaks-centred rerub. Another newie from Badboe keeps the funk flowing with some addictive live percussion sitting nicely over a deep bassline.
Review: Its not often we have the pleasure of a full solo release from crowd-pleasing party animal Badboe. Normally found nestled in re-edit compilations, Ghetto Funk Testament sees him present four solid tunes aimed strictly at the dancefloor. Opener "Eye Of The Beholder" begins proceedings with a cheeky 70s funk loop and loose beats, "Feels Like Funking You Up", manages to meld Leo Sayer and hip-hop (no easy feat), "Refuse To Quit" is a sing-along funky shuffle and finally "Start Up The Phonograph" is house party-smashing daisy age hip-hop at its finest.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise Recordings are on a roll right now and they return with another action packed compilation. This is the fourth installment of the beloved Bring Back the Funk series. Bring Back The Funk Vol. 4 features brand new joints from BBP all-star producers, Lack Jemmon, B-Side, BadboE & Proper as well as introducing new artists to the label: Hebegebe and Brian Carson, Kibosh and Synoptix who all have some funky goodness up their sleeves. BBP is dedicated to bringing you the very finest in the funkier spectrum of the electronic breakbeat scene.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise instigate another funk quest... But if you follow them for more than a minute you'll know the funk never left them. Label founder Badboe takes the lead, working a Bussa Bus vocal over a warm upbeat summer jam groove. Father Funk follows with a Natisni vocal and a '70s-style Lalo Schifrin OST groove. Dig deeper for piano-pumping diva-driven soul on Timothy Wisdom's "Bad Mother" and a superior EP-closing ode to Grand Puba via Tom Showtime. Brought the funk back recently?
Review: Presenting another collection of the best nu-funk and ghetto breaks from the Breakbeat Paradise label, volume 2 of Paradise Breaks contains a killer selection of hip-hop, funk and bass work from artists at the top of their field such as Badboe, Morlack, Breakbeat Junkie and Jazz K Lipa. Among the 15 tracks, look out for Pimpsoul's low-slung remix of Badboe's "One of Those Days" and the re-energised Southern soul of Jiggy Joe and Prosper's "Sweet Home Smoke".
Review: Hungry? Then chow down on this electro boogie feast cooked up by Breakbeat Junkie and his cronies. Early copies of this floated around earlier this year, but it's now available on a full digital flex and the Breakbeat Paradise crew have laid out a seriously wholesome party spread. The title track is a bumping organic boogie banquet with cool vocals and obese bass while DJP's "Perfect Evolution" looks further back to 70s flare-strutting soul with emphatic vocal harmonies and a cool female rap leading the charge. Elsewhere we get all slap-bass and glitterball on "Never Dug Disco" and "Dance Yet" takes the Jungle Brothers to the funkiest possible pastures. Essential party bites.
Review: It's time to indulge ourselves in some truly sumptuous breaksy action as the Breakbeat Paradise Recordings team do what they do best yet again and supply us with a fantastic selection, this time from Bright Idea. We kick off with a look at the super colourful melodies of the title track 'Sunrise' before the uplifting themes continue across the glitchy arrangements of 'Gettin Down'. The EP continues to run through as a long play with 'Jungle Strut' being the next chapter, focusing more-so on wibbly bass sounds, finishing up with 'Makin Moves', which puts the icing on the cake perfectly.
Review: Florida's own Breakbeat heavyweights return once again with another fantastic compilation, featuring high powered tracks from the likes of C@ In the H@, Kiwistar, Red Oak and more. As one of the leading forces pushing newschool funk and breaks sounds, we expected nothing less! Our favourites from this one lay in the oldschool junglist flavours of Mista Trick's 'Get Out My Way' and the unpredictable synthy madness and general swagger of Duke Skellington's 'Hot Jazz And Fire'. This one has something for everybody, covering so many areas of electronic music with real expertise.
Review: First appearing on a Tru Funk various artists sampler, Galagad now returns with his own mini album, Music Is My Life. The formal is all about raw driving funk and chunky rolling breaks. Highlights include the Led Zeppelin-style funk rocker "The Fonky Callin", the primal and brassy "The Great Battle" and the completely different electro-pop jam "Electro Boggie".
Review: On this one Breakbeat paradise continue their seriously impressive 2017 run by employing the services of Captain Flatcap for a fantastic four track selection by the name of 'Squelchedelic Sounds'. We kick off with the ruckus of a recording with 'In My Blood' alongside the infamous vocals of MC Kurnel. Next up we skip into the fidgetty funk of 'Lets Have Some Fun' which combines pan flutes and synths in and extended call and respond movement for a real turn up. Following this we have 'Bong Hits From A Preacher Man', which is a classic rework of you know what, featuring fantastic work from Isabel Drake. Isabel also features on the final track 'Rat Race' which takes a dubstep format with crunchy lead synths rolling out smooth melodies.
Review: English nu-funker Conte Crux makes his debut on the mighty Breakbeat Paradise. Four cuts, each one coated with pure party persuasion with references and samples that every member of your floor will recognise. "Freak Money" fuses ODB with Missy Elliot with insanely funky results, "That's The Way" surges KC & The Sunshine Band to uptempo supremacy and "Take Me To The Q-Tip" lives up to its name thanks to a stunning funk riff and some of the Tribe Called Quest rapper's slickest spits. "With A Beat Like This" closes the show on a heady old school flex. Cue slamming breakbeats, soulful vocal cries and an array of snappy hip-hop samples - peaktime naughtiness is guaranteed.
Review: Denmark's Breakbeat Paradise, as the name suggests, is Scandinavia's holy ground for anything breakbeat-oriented. Starting as an early music website back in 1996 it has since then developed into a full-blown label and an impressive one at that This time we have five different names and five different tracks, ranging from Conte Crux's electro-charged "Turn It Up" to "Like Jello" by DJ Rudd - featuring masterful sampling and chopping throughout. Morlack's "Makossa" re-spins some old-school NY rap, whilst "Bring Back The Funk" itself is a driving, break-ridden floor monster. DJ Throwback's "The Hook" tops it all off with some loose, hip-winding beats and breaks a la Africana.
Review: Welcome to party paradise: BPR unite some of their best mates from breakbeat's new generation for this six-track D&B flavoured knee-trembler. Highlights include the insane riffology and samplecraft on "Crazy", the saw-toothed grizzles on "Respekt", the skitty drums and twisted risers on the bright and bashy "Tell Them" and the pure rave euphoria of "Treat You Right". Paradise found.
Review: Last seen lurking on the label's cracking Pump Up The Funk collection, Devellis returns with his first full EP in a long, long time. Littered with samples and very cool grooves, the whole EP is a doozy but here's a few more details in case you're undecided; "High Freedom" is a summer-stunned block rocker with more sneaky hip-hop vox than a Compton recording booth. "Over & Under", meanwhile, takes a more laid back jazzier approach with a rap that doesn't sound too far away from Method Man. "Ryder Classic" takes us to a more authentic early 70s funk club and makes us swing until we're dazzled and dizzy while "Turtle Love" blends the Beasties with Daft Punk and whole series of lush horns. Ace.
Review: Founded over ten years ago by Boe Pedersen (BadboE) and Kim Sorensen (Wiccatron) Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is a digital affiliate of the established 90s label of the same name. Originally a more earnest breakbeat label, they now champion a more party breaks/nu-funk approach. Here we have Chinese Robots, the latest offering from Discobeta. The original is a sparse almost electro-pop bounce-athon with a repetitive Asian vocal melody. Groove Mind get choppin' on their heavily cut up rework, Funk 2da Brain gives the dubby electro bass some welly and BadboE ends with an anthemic fuzz-bass rejig. Electric vibes!
Review: Originally starting as a grunge rock DJ 20 years ago, DJ Clairvo now finds himself a leading figure on the European funk-breaks scene - quite a leap indeed! What this proves of course, apart from the fact the grunge ain't no good to dance to, is that this guy has a wide appreciation of all kinds of music. Here he rustles up 6 Gallic-themed gems, highlights of which include the pacey flutes, funk and fizzy hip-hop of "Bounce & Shake On Ledy Rollin", the retro electro grind of "Vert Galant Groove" and the celebratory boogie of "Party With The Bercy Posse".
Review: There is no question at this point that Breakbeat Paradise is one of the most consistent label projects currently operating within independent electronic music. After a run of highly enjoyable releases towards the end of 2018, we welcome them back to releasing with a fantastic collaboration project between DJ Clairvo and The Aliens of Denmark, who we must say, make quite the team. We begin with the classic Sleng Teng bassline running riot on 'Somerset Melodies' before 'An Evening With Tony' lets loose an array of twisted bass sounds alongside some classic vocal samples. Following this, the dubwise melodics of 'Mirage Of Troopers Hill' take the reigns, before finishing up on the bubbling harmonies and stripped back drum work of 'One For Stokes Croft'. Charming stuff.
Review: If this was any more disco it would come complete with a personal love letter from David Mancuso himself. Lavish strings, feelgood chord progressions, emphatic vocals - this perky breakbeat jam spins the shiniest disco balls possible. Powered by tightly edited live drum breakbeats, it's an instant summer smash. Remix-wise BadboE throws down a warped bass flex and fatter drums, Robinson Grooves slows down the vibe and injects a bolder soul vocal and Jimi Needles presses the mellow button with washed out filtered guitars and a slower, steady rhythm. Get it indeed.
Review: DJ Badboe and Wiccatron's Brekabeat Paradise Recordings masterfully re-enter our charts with their singular approach to breakbeat and electro - this time with a mini compilation! The Danish label has to be given a shout-out for having always done what they believe in, and it's clear they got their strategy right. The numbers don't lie, and these guys provoke quite a few downloads on the ol' Juno system. Breakin The Riddim is a wild and diverse affair, full of sampling grace and brimming with party-ready material in every sense of the word. All of it, however, is heavily centered around break sampling and an audible 'ragga' influence - tunes from DJ Maars, Basschimp, Leygo, Cockney Nutjob and Fredy High are the only solution to any bashment or dancehall DJ wanting to fire the place up!
Review: Toxic bootleg action! Spill one splash of these fruity mashes on the dancefloor and your groovers will bump and grind like mutated fools. The title track takes Royksopp's "Eple", adds a smidgeon of Marvin and a dash of electro while "Shake It Out" fuses Cassius with a killer lick from The Supremes. Elsewhere we find Edie Brickel, Eminem, Fugees and The Wiseguys get wobbly over a glitch-step hook ("Say Ooh") and Sly & The Family Stone get a classic hip-hop schooling. You heard the man...get it on!
Review: Double Bubble here return for another fantastic offering, linking up with the legendary Breakbeat Paradise Recordings imprint, who continue to champion the future sounds of breaks on this incredible 2019 run. We kick off with the smooth horn riffs and vocal harmonies of the A-side 'Ridiculous', which is chased up in style by the more heavy hitting 4x4 drum marches and vocal call and response of 'Show Me'. We are also gifted a pair of absolutely top notch remixes for this one as we first hear Gramophone refix 'Ridiculous' with some funkadelic themes, before Rory Hoy brings out the breaksy power on his tasty overhaul of 'Show Me'.
Review: Aussie booty blaster Drummond gets his thug on with this firing four-pack. We ignite with the harmonious charms of Nate Dogg who demands we shake out jacksies with the help of Lafayette Afroband's rave-shaping horn sample and a bassline so juicy you won't need a drink for a week. "Work It" follows similar tactics as it celebrates the lyrical skills of Atlanta MC Unk. Dig deeper for an awesome, almost cosmic p-funk twist on Marlena Shaw. Finally we hit the most madcap fusion of the set as the Stones, Benny Benassi and DJ Funk get glued together with funky finesse of a mid-tempo big beat groove. Shake it.
Review: Chest-pounding, banana-munching party bizzle from Russian newcomer Electrogorilla. "If You Really Like" is a widescreen swinger with rich instrumentation reminiscent of Ronson's Version but remixed by Skeewiff. Dig deeper for Ugly Duckling style backpack hip-hop beats on "What You Rockin For" and "All Get Down" before climaxing with the more uptempo deep swing step science of "Ain't That Funky". Delicious.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise have been a on a serious roll over the last year or so, consistently delivering us the freshest Breakbeat originals.They continue this theme here with great success as Electrogorilla unveils 9 new creations, all laced with energetic drum work and smart sampling to draw out that nostalgic feel we all love about Breakbeat. From the classic electro synth rolls of 'Electrhino' and 'Mosquito Lullaby' to the more eye opening, aquatic sounds and sharp percussive inputs of 'Killer Whale Odyssey', 'Enimal Planet' one holds something for everyone. Our highlights include the niche grooves and grizzly bass tones of 'Lazer Panda' alongside Shinder and of course the spacious ambience of 'Zebra Tribe'.