Review: Premium beat dealers Itchy Bastards lay the smack down once again with three instantly engaging party blasters. "Another State Of Mind" rolls heavily with a cheeky Van Halen reference and an overall anthemic vibe. "Lovers Rock", meanwhile, takes a very well-known Kathy Brown vocal and subverts her with dark panache. Finally "Ground Control" shows a heavier side to the Itchy fellows as we flip from half tempo to slick, spacey drum & bass. Complete with big synth flavours and a great sense of drama, it's the perfect way to conclude a highly accomplished EP.
Review: Serious party vibes abound as El Salvadorian Itchy Bastards add three new funk nuggets to their armoury. "Make Money" takes Busta to trumpet school, "Lemme Talk" looks to Clinton for some world dominance (George, not Bill) and "Roundacorna" is a deeper, jacking affair with a lolloping slap-bass riff and some lovely organ and wukka-wukka guitar twangs on the main hook.
Review: Nu-funk breaks label Funk Blasters drop four new gems from the Itchy Bastards on this new EP - led by the chunky P-funk of "Funk Iz Us" and backed nicely by the old-school rap of "Movin' Machine" and the more disco-paced, brass-flecked "Hang On".
Review: It's 80s time! Eat your Filofaxes. Buy low. Sell high. Have rubbish hair! Or... Just get your funky selves down on this retro-funky four piece. Spanish soundclowns Itchy Bastards give EU's "Doing Da Butt" a raw rub, ensuring not to take any of its authentic timely class. Morlack, meanwhile, takes what sounds like a Paula Abdul snippet and blends it with every shade of block party on "Give It Here" and gets cosmic with on well known vocal from "Let No Man Put Asunder" on "Monie 2009". Finally Itchy Bastards finish the show with some lovely glockenspiel action. Naturally.