Breakbeat specialists Breakbeat Paradise Recordings was founded in 2006 by Boe Pedersen (DJ BadboE) and Kim Sørensen (Wiccatron) in Denmark. The label originated from the breakbeat-focused website Breakbeat Paradise that began in 1996. From authentic funky breaks to peak-hour techy breaks and everything in between, Breakbeat Paradise have squeezed out a ton of unforgettable tracks from the likes of BadboE, Morlack, Jiggyjoe, Pecoe, B-Side, Prosper, Wiccatron, Mr Bristow, Mined & Forrest and Roast Beatz amongst others.
Review: As always, the Breakbeat Paradise team are bang in form as they unveil yet another top quality drop, this time welcoming the explosive sounds of Boydex inside, who delivers a weighty five track collection. We open up with the bulbous bounces of 'Push it', which sees the team link up with Sully Sax & Pecoe for an old school funkadelic freak out, followed by the horn-driven title track 'Funk Fam' and disco-laced delights of 'Cosmic Funk', which also sees Stabfinger move into the collaborative harness. Two more corkers to round off then as 'Party' lets fly another dizzy display of brass and guitar combos, before the stuttered drum taps and distant vocal sampling of 'Ease Your Mind' gives us a crunchy landing to close out with. Lovely work!
Review: As always with the Breakbeat Paradise team, they look to push out the boundaries of originality even further, welcoming Suckaside inside for a dizzying new single entitled 'Giving Up', featuring the wicked vocal prowess of Kurnel MC. The original version is a perfect hip hop roller, combining a euphoric chorus block with some seriously underground lyricism, with the instrumental being topped with regal string lines and big, boom-bapping drum lines to match. The project also comes complete with an up-tempo overhaul from BaeboE, who adds a few extra layers of rhythm to the party, alongside instrumental versions of both and the acapella cut, making this a must grab!
Review: It's always a happy moment to see new Breakbeat Paradise material landing in the store, with this spicey new four-tracker from Maandala being a wicked addition. We open up with the euphoric horn work and hard hitting drum smashes of 'Coleus Switch', which sets a happy tone very quickly through its uplifting melodic approach. Next, we take things a little bit more into the future as the sweeping synthesizer slides and electronic vocal manipulations of 'Closure' unleash something a little different, before 'Monstera 5' sets the dancefloor alight with a monstrous display of synthetic bass mastery, switching between grizzly reeses and frog-like LFOs. Finally, 'Saviour, Self' delves a bit more into the electro-inspired side of breaks, deploying 80's style synth pulses and a very fun vocal sample to top everything off. Lovely work!
Review: If you are looking for a party of party-starting presents, look no further than this fiery two-tracker from the sounds of Gramaphone Soul, coming to us courtesy of Breakbeat Paradise Recordings. We open up with the old school breaks sampling and rap vocals of 'Sitting On The Bay Banger', which ties together explosive horn stabs with tidy bass action below for a dancefloor ready anthem. On the flip, 'Fire Cracker' pulls out some classic-sounding soul vocals for a jig-inspired display of funk, of course topped with tidy drum breaks and doused in nostalgic beauty. Fabulous work!
Review: Continuing with their fiery start to 2022, Breakbeat Paradise are back in action here with another five track display of breaksy mastery, welcoming the mythic Pecoe back inside with a serious bang. We begin with the crunchy guitar riffs and sub-busting kicks of 'For The Funk', which through a well assembled drum set does a fantastic job as the title track for this collection. From here, heavy sample work arrives on the vocals for 'Make A Miracle', topped with lively guitar riffs again, before a booming bassline and sharpened drum smashes in the higher frequency ranges cause some serious damage on 'Hands In The Air', again sitting below a sprinkling of classic hip hop vocal slices. We move into some big room horn action next as 'Positive Vibes' takes a classic Barrington verse and resamples it into a catchy jig, before rounding off on another piece of tidy sample work with 'A Good Feeling', combining eerie pads and classic vocal textures for a wicked sign off.
Review: The Breakbeat Paradise parade continues to reign strong as they welcome the sounds of Sonek inside for a dizzying display of breakbeat badness, kicking off this potent four track display with the gnarly bass drives and scattered drum punches of 'Hit The Floor', giving us an immediate impact from the first while. The pressure then intensifies as the gut-busting distortion of bassline action in 'Thinking About You' combines with more tidy vocal processing and drum slides, before 'Ain't It Funky' gives us a more scattered arrangement of hard hitting snare crunches and unpredictable bass squelches. Finally, the sizzling scratch work and horn sampling of 'Got The Wildstyle' combine with more industrial-style bass influxes and brass melodies for a killer finale. Lovely work!
Review: As always with the Breakbeat Paradise Recordings crew, we are in for a treat as they unleash the full version of the second 'Badass Funk' compilation, jam-packed with colourful originals and vibrant sampling displays. Featuring eight exciting creations, the vibes stretch from the soulful sample slicing of 'Step Up' from The Breakbeat Junkie and DJP and disco-infused melodic switches of 'Dancing Mood' from Turntill, Merlin & Crosby, to the the more euphoric synth tops and bubbling drums of Ewan Hoozami's 'Rock More' and more relaxed grooves of BadboE's 'The Suicide Thing'. We also hear some tidy work from Morlack on 'Hydraulic Roof', alongside some oldschool finesse on Tosses' 'Same Old Funk'. The whole project oozes class, but our highlights have to include the scatty percussive switches and signalong melodies of B-Side and Kurnal MC's 'Each & Every Day', next to the funkadelic bass twangs of 'Funky Weekend' from Roast Beatz. Awesome stuff!
Review: The Breakbeat Paradise team are up and at it again with this punchy display of breakbeat-inspired fun from FunkinRight, delivering a powerful 8 track display of original content. First, the groovy horn riffs and bulging bassline action of 'Bounce To That' set the bar pretty high as a party starting anthem, fusing electric guitar lines with synthetic energy for a real kick start of a drop. This is then followed by the electro-like melodic grooves of 'Like Dis', again utilizing powerful synthesizer processing, before 'The Full Extension' plays a solid title track role with a solid display of melodic creation and singalong vocal structure. Finally, Maandala jumps on board for one hell of a crescendo as 'Give N Get' unleashes a lethal bass synthesizer line that is sure to rip the dance to shreds, warbling away for a killer finale. This project also comes complete with instrumental mixes for each track involved, just for good measure!
Review: Hot on the heels of September's first volume comes this second installment of contemporary funk and breaks cuts from Pecoe, an Australian who ran the popular Breakzlinkz website for 10 years before making the move into production. The EP packs five original cuts, plus remixes of four of 'em - not sure why 'Take A Stand' missed out! - with the originals falling loosely under the funk-hop/funk-breaks umbrella while the remixes generally add a little more dancefloor grit. As such, diehard funkateers may turn their noses up but fans of the Plumps, Stantons etc would do well to check this EP out.
Review: It's difficult to envisage a Breakbeat Paradise drop that doesn't feature a serious tonne of quality, with this latest collection of 13 powerful creations making up the 'Boots Of Paradise' collection. The project takes a very central theme of reigniting hip hop vocals with dancefloor-ready reworks, from the classic Biggie sampling of Crash Party's 'The Juice' to the old school slicing of 'Ice Cream' from LROY and Aliens In Denmark's 'Chatty Tramp'. Even with this pretty solid central theme, the project has a lot of variation involved, from the sharpened drum punches and modernized synth slides of 'Brick Bounce' by Towlie DJ, to the more 4x4 influenced grooves of Morlack's 'Fall In Love With Me'. Our standout highlight for the whole drop would have to be Pecoe's 'Champion', which balances crunchy drums with well designed vocal sampling, which also makes it a perfect final entry.
Review: As always with Breakbeat Paradise, they have brought some serious heat to his one as we enter the 5th edition of the Stank Soul Edits series, featuring Mako & Mr Bristow. We begin with the rock & roll waves of 'Funky Diggin', which through a combination of lofi-vocal arrangements and groovy percussive inputs, delivers a flavoursome breakbeat design. Next to this, we are introduced to the horn-like harmonies and thunderous bassline bounces of 'Dynamic B-Boy' which when topped with it's nostalgic vocal line, gives us a fantastic festival closer, crescendoing left, right and centre with some colourful melodic twists. Both tracks represent a fabulous middle point between old school sampling and new school arrangement, delivering the goods in style.
Review: The Breakbeat Paradise Recordings team very rarely disappoint, with this latest four tracker from Boydex once again showing why they are such a dominant force in the Breakbeat sphere. We kick off with the complex combination of wah wah guitars and trumpet flickers on 'Hey Guys', which gives us an energetic start, before the more mellow basslines and affected vocal slices of 'Ride With Me' take control. Next, Alize & Sully Sax get involved with a couple of fantastic additions on 'The Good Love', a sultry display of vocal majesty and guitar grooves, before the super crunchy drum punches of 'Do Your Thing' helps into a wavy finale. Wavy stuff indeed!
Review: Following a short break, we are very pleased to see Morlack back at it again, reunited with the team at Breakbeat Paradise for a fiery five track display of breakbeat brilliance. We kick off super punchy drum processing and groovy bass riffing of 'Papa Was', which kicks us off with some sample-heavy goodness, followed by the colourful instrumentation and uplifting textures of 'Closet Freak'. The intensity then increases as we jump into some skippy vocal techniques on 'Plastic Love', moving into the more sweeping textures and raucous drum arrangements of 'It Gets To Me'. Finally, the project is rounded off with some finesse as we dive into the 2020 mix of 'Freakout', giving the project a stripped back finale allowing an easy landing. Lovely work!
Review: Discobeta bring us two very solid nu-funk workouts that are served up in a total of seven mixes to suit various tastes. 'Down The Block' itself foregrounds the classic 1979 Spoonie G "one for treble, two for the time" sample (as used by Grandmaster Flash on 'Adventures...' a few years later), and comes with re-rubs from Fort Knox Five (pacier and jazz-tastic) and Ross Go (cut-ups and scratches galore). As for 'Yoobie Doo', the first three rubs are mostly aimed at hip-hop/funk-hop floors, but if wigged-out funk with a hint of jazz is your bag, head straight for the Pecoe Remix - it's a killer.
Review: As always with the Breakbeat Paradise team, we are in for one hell of a ride with this spicy new selection, exploring a selection of high intensity remixes for the latest Mined & Forrest project. We begin with a raucous intro from Jack Lemmon, who gives 'Funk Toxic' a lick of paint, followed by BadboE's funkadelic rethink of 'Gimme The Best'. Next, Beat Le Juice sends 'Rock It' to the blender with a bass heavy sizzler of an overhaul, followed closely by both B-Side's oldschool chop of 'There It Is' and Mr Bristow's, post D&B recreation of 'Fire Back'. Finally, Mined & Forrest get busy themselves with an explosive VIP mix of 'Coming Through', putting a final glisten on a fantastic body of work.
Review: Upbeat, unpretentious nu-disco and disco-house are the order of the day here, much along the lines of Hed Kandi's mid-noughties Disco Kandi/Disco Heaven comps. With 14 tracks to choose from there's plenty of dancefloor bang for your disco buck, and while there's undoubtedly a whiff of fromage in the air in places (Badboe's rap-vocalled, Sister Sledge/InDeep-referencing 'Best Of My Beats', for instance, isn't a million miles from a Will Smith production) there are also slightly deeper pleasures awaiting those who are prepared to dig around a bit - see, for instance, the raw disco-funk of 'Miss Broadway' or Joy Legend's Hammond-sporting 'Pass It On'.
Review: It's time to get our groove on as Pecoe returns to the super consistent Breakbeat Paradise Recordings imprint to deliver four tracks of futuristic funk, kicking off with the groovy guitar licks and constantly shifting vocal presence of 'It's My Beat'. From here, we switch things up a tad with 'What's Going Down', letting the wah wah guitars run riot atop a stripped back drum loop and shifting synthesizer influences, followed by the instrumental bliss and gorgeous landscaping of 'Next To You'. Finally, the jittery melodies and intermittent vocal slices of 'How We Just Chill' rounds off the project with a bang!
Review: The Breakbeat Paradise team have a fantastic record of supplying us with top quality-sounding breakbeat originals, with this new selection from BadboE and Tom Showtime continuing that theme in style. We begin with 'We Funk Tings', combining some classic rap vocal sampling with a crunchy backdrop of groovy bassline action and subtle horn influence. This is then followed by the hip-shaking horns and percussion-laden arrangements of 'You Have It Hot', before the nostalgic composition of 'The Time Has Come', again working together with legendary vocal samples with leg-shaking rhythmic designs to really get the day-party started!
Review: As always when we stumble across a new Breakbeat Paradise drop, we feel the need to buckle up our bootstraps for a journey into the groove, this time alongside the wonderful duo of Mined & Forrest. We kick off with the title track 'Cool Operator', a punchy funk bomb, stuffed full of gorgeous bass riffidge and scattered drum splashes, before 'Rock It' deploys an array of electronic guitar lines for something a little bit different. From here, 'NY' relaxes the tone with some smooth sample work and expressive pad moves providing us with a sumptuous mixdown, before the emotional string lines and hypnotic electro twists of ''My Siren Song' are joined by Amanda Power for a wavy end to this top quality four tracker!
Review: Pecoe is a special producer, at this point, it is pretty undeniable. Over the years we have seen him deliver some incredibly vibrant creations at a super consistent rate, with today's return to Breakbeat Paradise Recordings being the perfect LP showcase. Featuring five top-quality originals, we begin with groovy guitar riffs of 'Back To The Beat', followed by 'Dance The Funk', a psychedelic explosion of punchy drum energy and catchy vocal slices. Next, 'Bounce With Me' combines lively horn sampling with sizzling bass riffs, before more fantastic vocal manipulation on 'Feeling Funky' and 'Life' delivers an uplifting breakbeat bonanza. On remix duty, we hear fine additions from Stabfinger, Gramophone, Funkin Basstards, and Kenny Beeper, rounding off an excellent body of work.
Review: It's becoming a weekly occurrence to see a tasty new helping from the Breakbeat Paradise Recordings team land in the store as they this week welcome the killer combination of Kenny Beeper, MC Shureshock and Snuze for a tidy new drop. We kick off with the nostalgic guitar lick sampling and skippy vocal flavours of 'Freefall', before the title track 'The Fun Police' unleashes a smokey hip-hop vibe, energized by it's organic drum smashes and catchy melodic lines. We then get into a box of official remixes as 'Freefall' receives four makeovers. Firstly, Kibosh gives us a twisted fidgety rethink, followed by a funkadelic experiment from Pecoe and Spenda C's casino ready rethink. Finally, Doctor Werewolf gives the track a room shaking d&b switch up, rounding us off nicely!
Review: It's becoming quite a common occurrence for us at Juno to open up the forthcoming box and find a piece of gold delivered direct to us from the Breakbeat Paradise Recordings crew, with this latest four track remix run out from Funkin Basstards being another example of that. We kick off with the energetic BadboE rework of 'Feel The Vibe', which realigns Sofia Kamina's soulful vocal presence with a thumping breakbeat drumline, followed by the super groovy guitar shuffles of Jayl Funk's '2000' remix. Next, Pecoe arrives to deliver an experimental chop of 'Drop The Mirrorball', before Sons Of Satin round the project off with their dancefloor ready breaksy shake up of 'Soul Disco'. It's a good vibe from start to finish!
Review: When we dive into the Breakbeat Paradise catalogue, it's clear to see that they are one of the real leaders across the breakbeat genre, with this latest powerhouse drop from Nasa Funk being a perfect example of why. The original of 'Gonna Work It' is a super wonky creation, slapping together quirky vocal lines with stuttered live drum rhythms and an overall funkadelic feel. The remixes however are what bring this release to life, with four impeccable recreations being brought forward. Prosper & Stabfinger give the track a vibrant 4x4 lick of paint, alongside JayL Funk's smooth hip hop recreation and Mount Ten's spacy overhaul. Finally Cayetano sends the track down a crunchy halftime route to round us off in style.
Review: We have found it to be a common theme with Breakbeat Paradise releases that they really do ooze quality from start to finish, a pattern into which this latest five track thriller from Morlack, kicking off with the uplifting sample work and stuttered grooves of the title track 'Good Times'. This is followed then by then spacey arrangements and scratch inputs of 'Do It 2 Me' alongside 'Sexy Shine', a spacey project led by more clever vocal sampling. Finally, 'Get Happy' combines punchy bass guitars with rhythmic cowbell manoeuvres before we round up with 'Freak Bitch 2020', an amalgamation of funk and soul flavours to round us off in style!
Review: Breakbeat Paradise first released the various artists EP 'Funk Originals' back in April 2017; now, nearly three years later, it's back with a new set of remixes. The EP as a whole is very much the proverbial game of two halves: the four original tracks are aimed fair and square at lovers of "new old" funk and soul (think Speedometer, Dap Kings, etc), while the three remixes ('Stand Up' doesn't get one, oddly, but its P-funk/Zapp-isms will delight funkateers nonetheless) are altogether more squelchy and electronic-sounding, and as such will be better suited to broken beat or funk-breaks sets.
Review: Sample inspired funk and breaks from Pecoe on the always reliable Breakbeat Paradise Recordings! Straight up party vibes across this mini-LP which we'll kick of with "Shake The Room" that brings in inspirations from a cross-section of artists like James Brown, Will Smith and...is that a Vanilla Ice! Moving over to the tropical guitars, bubbling synths and tinges of dub in "Rock That Beat", to more Supreme-ish numbers in "We Had Disco" - feel that funk - to the housier fanfare heard in "All For The Beat". Pecoe in full effect.
Review: As one of the most instantly recognizable imprints in the breakbeat world, we are always thrilled to see the return of Breakbeat Paradise, who touch down here with four tracks of groovy dynamite from Funkin Basstards. We kick off alongside the catchy vocal smotherings of Sofia Kamina, who lays down some smooth tones over the high energy instrumental to '2000', followed by Kurnel's electric performance on 'Soul Disco'. Next, Sofia is back with more vocal brilliance on funkadelic 'Feel The Vibe', before 'Drop The Mirrorball' deploys wah wahs and punchy drums to round us out in style.
Review: 2020 has arrived, and with it we are expecting yet another year of experimental breakbeat goodness, especially from the heavyweight labels such as Breakbeat Paradise. This first EP of the year from Mined & Forrest is a perfect way to kick off as we leap into four tasty originals, starting with the swagtastic bass moogs and drum shifts of 'The Big Mama', alongside the demonic vocal slaps of 'Acting Like You Know', the sauce-dripping smoothness of 'Gimme The Best' and the hard hitting bass drives of 'Fire Back' alongside IamLawn. On remix duty, Mr. Ours steps up first for a colourful rethink of 'The Big Mama', with Crash Party providing a grizzly d&b switch up of 'Acting Like You Know'. Tidy!
Review: As ever, Breakbeat Paradise return with yet another top quality selection from some of the best in the business as they unveil the third edition of their 'Swing That Funk' compilation series. We kick off with they super swingy horns of 'Original Sound' from Basschimp, Enel & Pandicat, before Bright Idea & Funkinright link up on the grizzly synths of 'Roads'. Freddy High, Funkin Basstards, Mr Ours and Spank Spinatra also supply us with tasty contributions, before Swim INC lays down some big room synth leads and catchy guitar plucks on 'Travelling Salesman' to round us up in style.
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: 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: As ever with the legendary Breakbeat Paradise crew, we are tuned in for another super exciting project as they amass a fantastic roster for the third edition of their 'Breakin The Riddem' compilation series. We see originals from the likes of Venture, Capital, Liberty Chaps, Mined & Forest and more, showcasing a vivid range of dancehall and reggae inspired reworks. For us the stand outs on this one come from firstly Ocelus, who provides a super clean dubwise wave on 'Steppas', along with Pecoe who switches the script up entirely for a grizzly breakbeat anthem entitled 'Bad Man Fiyah'.
Review: So the team at Breakbeat Paradise are back to their old tricks again, proving just why they are so highly praised for their consistency here on JunoDownload. This latest project sees Tom Showtime join forces with a number of other producers for an intricate remix project, seeing a selection of fifteen potent reworks land in the store. The genre styles range for stripped back hip hop beats to more funky rethinks, giving a real mix and blend of styles. For us, the Tom Showtime remix of 'Bang Like This' from Ben & Lex alongside The Pharcyde summarizes everything this release is about, that being smooth, vibrant beats and warm, colourful basslines!
Review: Within the modern breakbeat scene, there a few labels that are able to hold their heads as high as Breakbeat Paradise, who have remained incredibly consistent over the last few years, delivering heavyweight EP's left right and centre. Next up for them we see the return of Pecoe, who delivers some serious heat here, kicking off with the wicked sampling routines of 'Splash Of Funk'. Next, the groovy indie inspired switch ups of 'Like An Animal' and the catchy horn routines of 'For The Renegade Master'. We then finish up with the heavyweight drum designs and the spicy guitar licks of 'Nothing But A Party', seeing out a wicked selection.
Review: Within the realms of Breakbeat, the name Morlack is to be treated with some serious respect, as he continues to create fantastic original material, showcased here by his involvement with the awesome Breakbeat Paradise Recordings crew. From this funkadelic grooves of 'One Dutch', moody bass movements of 'Manteca' and soul inspired harmonies of 'Bush Beat', we get off to one hell of a start. Following this, the well-sampled vocal leads of 'Pull Up' really do the business before we finish up the project with a dive into the more slower-paced 'No Illusions', packed with catchy rap vocals and groovy drumwork.
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'.
Review: It's time to truly unleash the funk as we welcome back the highly respected Breakbeat Paradise Recordings crew with a solid body of work from Mined & Forrest, who impress thoroughly. The scattered vocal samplings and slower, more precise drum sampling of the title track 'Coming Through' immediately demonstrates their finesse, before dipping into the smooth vocal lines and emotive horn melodies of 'I Would Fall' alongside LAWN, Stephanie Lottermoser & Eve Lamell. Next up, it gets more electro with the glitchy synthesizers of 'Rock On', before Blokboy and Funkanizer get busy with their extremely exciting remix additions, rounding this one up perfectly.
Review: The very illustrious sounds of Breakbeat Paradise make a welcome return here as they unveil yet another heavyweight project, this time smashing together the styles of Turntill and Merlin for a drum-heavy smasher. As well as the cracking original of 'Break A Day', which fuses smooth horn backings with crunchy drum patterns and expansive vocal harmonies, this one comes complete with a sack of remixes, including hefty reworks from Dubra, Arteo, Kid Stretch & Funky Boogie to begin with. Our highlights have to include B-Side's hard hitting breakbeat punch of a refurb and the well crafted overhaul from Quincy Jointz.
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: It's quite marvelous to see so much fresh new music has been coming out of the legendary Breakbeat Paradise Recordings camp this year, as they bring together another top draw drop, this time courtesy of Stabfinger with his 'Funkastick' project. We kick off our journey into this one with the randomized wobbles of 'Twenty Five Miles', which is closely followed by the groovy guitar licks of 'Disc Jockey'. Next we have the succulent percussive pressure of the title track 'Funkastick' which combines oldschool drum combos with exciting chord patterns to achieve a really cool energy. Finally we round up with the tasty drum crunches of 'Simple Et Fonky', topped with classic vocal samples.
Review: As one of the breakbeat scene's leading forces, there is always a lot of pressure on the infamous Breakbeat Paradise Recordings team to supply the genre with top draw release projects. They do not disappoint here as they bring in the talents of The Funkin' Basstards for four inspired original creations. We begin our journey with the old school, nostalgic tastings of 'Return Of The Originals' alongside some crafty vocal work from BNC, before switching up the plate on the more funkadelic stylings of 'Fever To Flava', alongside the cracking vocals of Mustafa Akbar. To finish up, two very enjoyable collaborations with EVeryman across the stripped back drum driven arrangements of 'Swing It Or Leave It' and the super jazzy melodic stacks of 'Delight Smokers'.
Review: Breakbeat Paradise have been on a serious spree of late, dropping regular releases with major quality behind them. This trend continues as they put together this self titled project from Lack Jemmon, consisting of four heaters. We begin with the catchy piano slices and vocal pinches of 'Who's Serious', before landing on the super breaksy drum lines of 'The Party Riddim'. Next up, 'Would You?!', with some more catchy vocal work and groovy rhythms before we finish up the project with a super electro rework entitled 'Olly's Heartbeat'. As a project, this one boasts some serious creativity, excellent work!
Review: As everyone expected, the latest in a long run of releases from the Breakbeat Paradise camp is an absolute belter as they unveil 'Closer To The Sun' from Ken. As a single it's a hip hop inspired thrill ride, built on hefty basslines and smooth drum work, immediately shouting "cool" at all who hear it. The bulk of this release comes via the remixes however, kicked off by Discobeta's subtle stripped back overhaul. We then hear Ursula 100 turn the track into an 80's inspired electro thriller before Minded & Forrest get super funky with their complete breakbeat redesign, packed with scratchy vocal slices and emotive horn sections. Finally we finish up with Bezwun's wonderful fidget-like refurbishment, driven by electronic chord stabs and groovy drum movements, rounding off a great EP in style.
Review: Let the funky times roll as Pecoe joins forces with the almighty Breakbeat Paradise Recordings on this brand new four track collection, destined to drag even the shyest mover into a swift jig. We begin with the subtle grooves and smooth vocal sampling of 'Game Face' before moving into the deep riffs and stirring horn riffs of the title track 'Funky Shizzle'. Next up, we step into the more hardstyle drum processing and minor piano chord breakdowns of 'Delight' before finishing up terrifically on the mash up masterclass known as 'High Ground', which forges together some classic soul and r&b samples over choppy drum loops and subtle basslines.