Review: It's time to take a dip and dive into some fabulous new UK hip hop originals here as we are introduced to Broken Poetz & Glad2Mecha, who team up for a vibrant new collaboration, stacked with some tasty remix additions. The original recording goes by the name of 'Memory Lanez' takes a majorly uplifting lead horn line crossed with angelic vocal choruses, making for a wicked overall composition when tied in with the intirciate lyrical twists of the two lead vocalists. On remix duty, Gramophone Soul step up first with a soulful rethink, heavy on piano harmonies, followed by a west coast inspired rethink from Roast Beatz, packed with scratch routines and crunchy percussive lines. Both remixes also come complete with instrumental versions for good measure!
Review: Roast Beatz' Cuttin It Fine imprint hits its second outing with a fine motley collective of friends proffering party treats; Cockney Nutjob tip toes around the broken glass, pushing us closer to the edge over a sunny side skank on "Roar", El Bomba tells us to shut up and pay attention over a classic loose limbed funk break, B-Side Roast Beatz get emotional and dreamy over a rolling, subby 808 beat before flipping into a vibrant D&B finale on "Un-Fadeable" before the bossman brings home the bacon and pulls off the pork with the most upbeat, party bumping jam. Whoop, there it is....
Review: And just like that it's time to dive back into a bag of breakbeat brilliance as Cockney Nutjob and Kurnel MC join forces with Cuttin' It Fine across four brand new originals. The title track 'Unity' packs a real punch between the soulful groovy sample chops and enthused vocal lines, before we float into the more uplifting progressions of 'Drenched'. Next, we amble into the viewing of 'Parents Anthem' which again builds on harmonic structures and charming chord movements, before we finish up the release with a look at 'Get it', a pleasing breaksy roller, designed to lift the mood of any dance.
Review: We return to the fantastic homeland of Cuttin' It Fine here as they roll out the big guns across this brand new project from Frankee More. This EP is a real showcase of the future of breakbeat and surrounding genres, as we kick off with the forward thinking, stripped back production of 'Plus One', which holds some fantastic vocal work from Phoenix Da Ice Fire and EC. This is followed by the groovy descending melodies of 'Down Funk' and the super smooth chord movements and riffs of 'Who Got Da Funk'. Finally, the ever-widening LFO's and glitchy synth plucks of 'Aw Yeah' rounds up the project in style.
Review: It's time to jump into some more newschool breakbeat here as Gramophone Soul emerges on the Cuttin' It Fine imprint for four tracks of pure enjoyment, kicking off with the groovy rhythmic manoeuvres and funky guitar licks of 'The Get Up'. Next, 'Unwind Yourself' launches itself forward with it's classic sample layering, combining hard hitting hip hop drum beats with a range of different vocal structures to great effect. Following this we jump into the uplifting harmonic sampling of 'Unwind Yourself', before we finish up this one with another pleasing piece of sampling on 'Dope Shit', which again combines punchy drum designs with soul melodies.
Review: Cuttin' It Fine return again for another exciting project as they invite in the top draw combination of Kurnel MC & Hipsta for some tasty new breakbeat madness. We kick off with the well hosted 'Some 'O That', over which Kurnel MC provides some high energy vocal lines, made at home by Hipsta's smooth, crunchy production. This is then chased up by classic hip hop flows and more blissful production in 'Too Late' before we jump into the Roast Beatz remixes. Next up is 'Diggin' featuring Roast Beatz., packed with exciting scratch breakdowns and bubbling wah wah bass riffs. They also put together an exciting overhaul of 'Some 'O That', adding some additional colour through a smart use of synthesizers.
Review: The one they call Pecoe returns on Cuttin' It Fine here with a box of absolute scorchers, bringing a real injection of energy to the table. We kick off proceedings with the enigmatic future funk sounds of the title track 'Funk Nuggets', before stretching into the more classic northern soul inspired arrangements of the well titled 'Taste Of Soul'. Next up we take a dive into the hip hop inspired grooves and vocal slices of 'Everybody Get Down', before rounding off proceedings on 'Get In The Groove', a real masterpiece of post-soul production, driven by inspired guitar solos and a cracking vocal.
Review: From the jump on this one we know it's time to crank the system up a level as Pecoe touches down on 'Cuttin' It Fine' for four high powered breakbeat originals, beginning with the screaming lead synths and catchy synth lines of 'Open Up Your Mind'. This is followed by 'Kick It Fresh' which brings bags of brass-driven energy, before the well sampled vocal leads of 'Jungle Hoodie' take to the stage. This one then finishes up with a touch of magic as 'That's The Funk' writhes into view, bearing a tonne of funky harmonies and hard hitting drum structures, Oof!
Review: Now if we are to look at Breakbeat as an overarching genre, we see a number of labels who are leading the way, with Cuttin' It Fine being one of the serious front runners. They then touch down here alongside Roast Beatz and Kurnel MC for a wicked new single by the name of 'Reach Out'. We hear Roast Beatz provide us with a spicy backing instrumental, packed with punchy drum arrangements, over which Kurnel MC is able to run wild. On remix duty, we see Beat Le Juice, Crash Party and Frankee More, who all deliver some fantastic recreations, ranging from punchy breaks to new school soul