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Who Da Phunk? - (4:41) 55 BPM
Good Foot - (4:18) 58 BPM
Come Correct - (4:45) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Who Da Phunk? (instrumental) - (4:41) 55 BPM
Review: Marz and Paul's Discobeta project returns after almost a year's silence with another firing collection of premium party jams. We ignite with straight-up party hit "Who Da Phunk?" before diving deep into "Good Foot", a barbed electro/funk hybrid where the hook screams mid-'00s while the bass and guitar scream mid-'70s. "Come Correct" is a heady rewind to the acid house halcyon era with more samples than a generous delicatessen. Speaking of generous, Funk Blasters have also thrown in an instrumental of "Who Da Punk?" for good measure. Bouncy.
FB 019
05 Feb 15
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Up & Comin' - (6:13)
NasT Anthem - (5:44) Biggest-selling track on this release
Worthwhile - (5:43) 150 BPM
Yo Hit It - (4:14) 146 BPM
Review: Scotty Marz and Erin Paul's Discobeta project hits party pay-dirt with this spotless four-track sample session. There's a slick rock vibe running through "Up & Coming" as we experience swashbuckling organic breakbeats and even bolder guitar riffs before we head deep into a groaning bass session on "NasT Anthem". Further on "Worthwhile" flips the flavour with a glitchy-disco lick complete with a mild peppering from Jay-Z while "Yo Hit It" gets busy on the classic funk tip, all horns, salubrious slap bass and sopping wet wah-wah guitars, it's the perfect way to end an accomplished EP.
FB 016
22 May 14
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Make Money - (4:31)
Lemme Talk - (4:13)
Roundacorna - (4:48) Biggest-selling track on this release
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.
FB 012
13 Jun 13
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Funk Iz Us - (4:27)
Movin' Machine - (4:54)
Hang On - (4:43) 123 BPM
Keep That Funk Alive - (4:11) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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".
FB 006
21 Jun 12
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Another State Of Mind - (4:25)
Lovers Rock - (4:38) Biggest-selling track on this release
Ground Control - (4:18)
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.
FB 015
01 May 14
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Bananas - (4:40)
Party - (5:29)
Money - (5:12) Biggest-selling track on this release
FB 003
30 Nov 11
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Itchy Bastards - "Livin' Futuristic" - (4:42) 152 BPM
Morlack - "Give It Here" - (4:49) 149 BPM
Morlack - "Monie 2009" - (4:33) Biggest-selling track on this release
Itchy Bastards - "Sax-Go" - (4:33)
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.
FB 008
05 Oct 12
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Sugarhill Bongos - (4:50) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hype Fresh Mine - (3:48) 60 BPM
Refried Beans - (3:52) 55 BPM
Electric Ruffneck - (3:36) 125 BPM
Review: Famed for their Stank Soul Edits vinyl series, Mako & Mr Bristo return on Funk Blasters with the mightily titled, Electric Bongo Disco. The name captures the vibes on here pretty well - four vintage cuts loved for their breaks gently souped up for modern dance floors. Opener is "Sugar Hill Bongos", which lovingly updates a Sugarhill Gang classic. Elsewhere "Hype Fresh Mine" is poppy disco meets hip house, "Refried Beans" is a sweet vintage B-boy gem and "Electric Ruffneck" really goes there, sampling Edie Grant and somehow making it actually sound cool! Now that's talent.
FB 024
25 Aug 16
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Morlack - "Big Flow" - (4:06) Biggest-selling track on this release
Mako & The Hawk - "Doug Clash" - (3:33)
Morlack - "Heaven's Posse" - (4:20)
Mako & The Hawk - "Lighters On The Corner" - (3:52) 123 BPM
Review: Here we have a shared EP showdown between 'seasoned ghetto-funk priest', Morlack, and the self-proclaimed 'deadly mash-up monks' Mako & The Hawk. Mash-ups are indeed the dish of the day, with the former delivering some cleverly tweaked 80s boogie "Big Flow" and slick vintage funk "Heaven's Posse". The latter act are on a different tip though, with Radio Clash given a hip-hop makeover in "Doug Clash" and a lazy rap meets reggae uptown in "Lighters On The Corner".
FB 009
15 Nov 12
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Nasty Intro - (0:14) 53 BPM
Make Them Dance - (5:02) 123 BPM
Exotic Bossa - (5:05) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pussy Caravan - (3:43) 125 BPM
Ringo - (4:31) 159 BPM
Stereophonic Swing - (3:42) 124 BPM
Boogie Reggae - (4:39) 111 BPM
Yellow Ribbon - (3:22) 120 BPM
Nut Rocker - (4:19) 87 BPM
Elephant Boogie - (3:21) 128 BPM
Groovin Crowd - (4:33) 64 BPM
Paso Delicado - (4:40) 120 BPM
Root Beer Rag - (4:02) 89 BPM
Scatwhistle Rag - (3:48) 128 BPM
Gonzo Strut - (4:12) 61 BPM
Bumble Boogie - (3:57) 120 BPM
Bababoogierock - (4:27) 90 BPM
Talkin About Jazz - (4:53) 126 BPM
Chattanooga - (4:01) 105 BPM
A Woman And A Man - (3:07) 84 BPM
Outro - (0:20) 116 BPM
FB 025
03 Aug 16
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Pussy Caravan (Morlack remix) - (4:11) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Make Them Dance (Kalletti Klub remix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
Stereophonic Swing (Johnny Lectro remix) - (7:16) 125 BPM
Yellow Ribbon (Morlack remix) - (4:21) 117 BPM
Played by: Morlack
Review: Last year's Nasty Boogie LP by Mondo Exotica introduced us to this new kid on the electro-swing block. Now Funk Blasters have commissioned remixes of a selection of album tracks. This EP features four reworks, kicking off with Morlack's rejig of "Pussy Caravan", in which he turns in a solid, beefed-up party breaks jam. Elsewhere Kalletti Klub adds a pulsating tech-house edge to the big band joint "Make Them Dance" and Johnny Lectro turns "Stereophonic Swing" into a bizarre hybrid of clownish melodies and minimal house. Lastly Morlack returns for the moody electro-soul of his "Yellow Ribbon" remix.
FB 028
24 Feb 17
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Funky Woman V2 - (4:27) 149 BPM
Heaven Posse V2 - (4:19) 50 BPM
Put Your Hands Together V2 - (4:16) 155 BPM
Hang It Up - (4:57) 104 BPM
Love Connection - (4:38) 52 BPM
Semi-Mash V2 - (4:42) 107 BPM
Do It 2 Me V2 - (4:11) 54 BPM
Ride On Whole Lotta Of Your Love - (4:35) 109 BPM
Wizard Of Nigga - (4:36) 147 BPM
Get A Lil Stupid V2 - (3:58) 111 BPM
Push & Roll - (3:58) 56 BPM
Insane Remix - (5:00) 56 BPM
Triple Fame - (4:25) 57 BPM
Stand Back Remix - (3:58) 115 BPM
Party Right Here - (4:31) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dip Fonk - (4:40) 115 BPM
Freaky Business Remix - (5:06) 116 BPM
Got The Groove V2 - (5:13) 59 BPM
Mamboteca Remix - (4:34) 119 BPM
Ghetto Train V2 - (4:42) 60 BPM
Refugee Camp Remix - (3:40) 121 BPM
Dogvogue - (4:48) 121 BPM
Eternity Remix - (4:16) 122 BPM
Save The Funk Remix - (4:49) 122 BPM
Tical Remix - (4:09) 122 BPM
Way Out - (4:22) 129 BPM
Funky Bass Remix - (6:38) 129 BPM
Review: Morlack comes correct once again with a 27-track collection of total funk blasts. Naughty booties, reversions and mash-ups galore, the eclectic vibe ranges from skippy hair-swishing party rock ("Funky Woman") to cheeky Ting Tings reversions ("Hang It Up") via crazy blends of Zeppelin, Black Box and Outkast ("Ride On A Whole Lotta Love"). Elsewhere we hit gems like the big disco string B.M.W sucker punch "Get A Lil Stupid" and Bowie-busting block party slammer "Triple Fame". Morlack's repertoire was already bulging before this - now it's just ridiculous. Easily one of the best masters of the illicit art of mashery.
FB 017
08 Oct 14
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Strictly Roots - (4:49) 90 BPM
All Get Shot - (4:58) 92 BPM
Touchy Skunk - (6:24) 99 BPM
Shirlee - (5:16) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Morlack
FB 014
06 Dec 13
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It's Hot(So Take Ur Clothes Off) - (4:51) Biggest-selling track on this release
Do It To Me - (4:11)
Mamboteca - (4:37)
Refugee Camp - (3:29) 125 BPM
Tical - (4:02) 126 BPM
Review: French funkateer Morlack gets lively with an EP that belies its unforgiving title... Far from sounding cruel, each of the five cuts on here resonate with a sprightly, positive glow. The big problem is where to start: do you kick off your party with the slap-bass naughtiness and party chant of "It's Hot"? Or you go straight for the jugular with the rampant "Do It To Me"? Alternatively you could press the 'carnival' button and get freaky with the heaving horns of "Mamboteca". How about throwing the party into delightful disarray with the Cypress Hill/Bootsy booty "Refugee Camp"? Or, for your final option, causing a mosh pit with the Busta-front electro-techno-rock clash "Tical"? It's all about the options, of which Morlack gives you plenty. Cruel? Too generous more like!
FB 010
06 Dec 12
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Say Nope 2Dope - (7:49) 138 BPM
Wickedest Band Alive - (5:46) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Go-Go Queen - (4:56)
Take Some Bitches - (6:35)
You Know What's Up - (4:37)
Played by: Morlack
Review: Following up his original "Good To Go-Go" volume late last year, French funk shuffler Morlack unleashes his ghetto ghouls with this super heavyweight five pack. Both "Say Nope 2Dope" and "Wickedest Band Alive" swagger with block-rocking boogie funk flavour, referencing the likes of Rare Essence and Sugar Hill. Elsewhere we're seduced by Prince-level synth flashes on "Go-Go Queen", we're massaged by '80s synths on "Take Some Bitches" and get all p-funk on "You Know What's Up". Consistently heavy and utterly funky, Morlack's funk message is loud and clear right now.
FB 013
11 Jul 13
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Don't Stand 4 Dodge City - (4:43) 138 BPM
Go-Go Connection - (5:35) 141 BPM
Cabbage Stuff - (3:38) 144 BPM
Slave To The Go-Go - (5:20) 146 BPM
Ummgood - (4:31) 50 BPM
Family Affair - (5:43) 152 BPM
Take It To The Top - (3:28) 154 BPM
Mary - (5:43) 155 BPM
Feel The Music - (5:06) 105 BPM
Bow Against The Wall - (4:39) 53 BPM
Chillin' - (4:33) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Move Like That - (5:06) 110 BPM
Don't Stop That Go-Go Beat - (4:37) 111 BPM
Review: Every now and then the outre space-glam '80s outfits in Morlack's wardrobe start to beckon and before you know it he's rustled up another fine collection dedicated to his love of Go-Go, the cult proto hip-hop sound that emanated from Washington DC. If you're unfamiliar with this style, you can look to the Fresh Prince theme to get an idea (albeit a watered down version). For the real deal though check out the 13 raw cuts here that boast those signature rolling electro drums, funk samples and carefully layered acapelllas from the likes of King Tee and Chuck Brown.
FB 021
02 Jul 15
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We'll Take It Back - (5:22) 104 BPM
Put It Out - (4:46) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Where Do U Get Ur Funk From - (5:44) 110 BPM
Misty Vibe - (4:46) 110 BPM
Yes I Roll - (4:52) 112 BPM
Soul Train Line - (5:52) 114 BPM
Stand Back - (4:02) 115 BPM
Semi Mash - (4:36) 115 BPM
Freaky Business - (5:20) 116 BPM
Party Maker - (5:01) 118 BPM
Save The Funk - (4:54) 122 BPM
Eternity - (4:28) 123 BPM
Positivo - (4:30) 129 BPM
Review: French breaks-bass producer and remixer Morlack has made a name for himself with some cheeky edits and sub-punishing originals over the last few years, but "Where Do U Get Ur Funk From" is his first full-length foray for the Funk Blasters label and it's a gem from start to finish. A mix of straight up raw JB funk (as on "Put It Out") to heavyweight nu-funk breaks ("Soul Train Line"), Morlack lends his hand to all manner of styles and keeps things buzzing and distinctly party-flavoured over the LP's thirteen tracks.
FB 004
22 Dec 11
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Ghetto Butt (Free Track) - (6:00)
FB 002
04 Jul 11
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Funky Woman - (4:23) 149 BPM
Put Your Hands Together - (4:14) 155 BPM
Your Love - (4:27)
Insane - (4:54) Biggest-selling track on this release
Ghetto Train - (4:36) 122 BPM
Played by: Chudy, Morlack, Ez Icarus, Warson
FB 005
29 Feb 12
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Movin' Alright - (4:53) 105 BPM
Crazy Wig - (4:44) 108 BPM
U R The Rap Machine - (5:13) 53 BPM
Get Down (with Some Cash) - (5:07) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Family Anime - (4:28) 150 BPM
Review: Well, it's most certainly hit the time to get funky as we take a stroll through this high energy collection of breakbeat chops from Morlack, who lands on the Funk Blasters imprint with fantastic results. We are treated to some absolute sauce buckets on this one, from the irresistible melodic grooves of 'U R The Rap Machine' to the old school vocal sampling of 'Family Anime' and gritty bass work on 'Movin' Alright'.Following this, the high energy bassline movements and hard hitting drums of 'Get Down' certainly strike a chord, with the EP rounding off well on the smooth vocal lines of 'Crazy Wig'.
FB 032
15 Mar 19
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Sex Me - (4:03) 120 BPM
City Cane - (5:04) 130 BPM
The More You Blow - (3:53) 135 BPM
Unicorn - (5:33) 155 BPM
Bluff - (3:37) 105 BPM
Hairdooz - (4:41) 107 BPM
Cold Blooded - (5:00) 112 BPM
Why Don't You Think About Me - (5:10) 57 BPM
Colibri Shine - (4:50) 113 BPM
Number 10 - (4:54) 115 BPM
2Be In Family - (5:17) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No,Not A Racist - (4:31) 123 BPM
Who's The Hoe P.2 - (4:31) 125 BPM
Review: Breakbeat is most definitely back on the up this year, and it is primarily down to the sheer consistency of artists such as Morlack who tireless push forward with new projects on such a regular basis. This latest album episode goes by the name of 'Bluff' and encapsulates everything we love about Morlack's sound, from the stunning instrumental sampling and punchy drum work of 'Colibri Shine' to the dipping grooves of 'Sex Me'. For us, the highlights here have to include both the excellent vocal slicing of '2Be In Family', and of course the horn-heavy riffs of the title track 'Bluff'. Excellent stuff from the breakbeat mastermind!
FB 033
30 Aug 19
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Belly Pyramid - (4:52) 124 BPM
Beautiful Mistakes - (4:23) 124 BPM
Fire In The Rain - (4:09) 153 BPM
Represent - (4:41) 104 BPM
Nightlife - (3:39) 105 BPM
High Hopes - (4:00) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Elephant Walk - (4:17) 110 BPM
Rhythm G - (4:32) 57 BPM
Tight & Loose - (4:58) 119 BPM
Freakout - (4:54) 60 BPM
Splash Up - (5:02) 120 BPM
Lovely Boo - (3:32) 124 BPM
Please - (3:40) 80 BPM
Played by: Trotter, Morlack
Review: Re-edit maestro Morlack went AWOL for a while, with reported sightings of him partying with Trotter in as far away locations as Brazilian jungles coming in thick and fast. Well wherever he disappeared to this producer is back and he's brandishing a new album to boot! Beautiful Mistakes features 13 new jams, all of which are guaranteed to get you moving in one direction or other. Highlights include the lively jump up Egyptian DnB of "Belly Pyramid", the smooth 80s soul grind of the title track and the glistening electro-funk grooves of "Nightlife". Back in business!
FB 027
30 Jun 17
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You Know My Name? - (4:24) 140 BPM
Boss Like Me - (4:49) 78 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Money - (4:38) 80 BPM
For The Brothers In The Ghetto (part 2) - (4:51) 146 BPM
May Be The Grotto Be With You - (5:12) 152 BPM
Problems Generator - (4:35) 104 BPM
Movin' On The Dumb Stuff - (4:11) 55 BPM
900th Moon - (4:45) 111 BPM
Put It On Bitches - (4:38) 112 BPM
Freak Bitch - (4:31) 116 BPM
Bad Babe - (5:38) 59 BPM
This & That - (3:38) 120 BPM
Back It On Up - (5:46) 123 BPM
Who's The Hoe - (4:23) 125 BPM
Review: We all know his name. And by now we should all know what he sounds like, too... Morlack has been blazing the nu funk, bass and bootleg scene with creativity and stacks of long players for a good half decade now. This latest set comprises 14 of his genre-melting dancefloor devices; from the Kravitz dancehall facelift "Boss Like Me" to the slap-bass strutting, percussion heavy 80s rap homages "For The Brothers In The Ghetto" and "Problems Generator" each cut is primed for unashamed party fun. Elsewhere there's a 90s ghetto twist on the Tower Of Power-twisting "Movin' On The Dumb Stuff" while another highlight "Back It On" sees Beenie Man getting the funkiest version of his illustrious life. Not a dull moment throughout, Morlack keeps killing it. Get to know.
FB 020
26 Mar 15
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Skable De Whop - (4:37) 104 BPM
Wind It On Ugly - (4:20) 106 BPM
Love 2 Fire - (4:17) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wheels Of Fortune - (4:36) 152 BPM
She's A Bad Girl - (5:47) 142 BPM
Review: Go-Go was a strain of US hip-hop that hit peak popularity in the mid to late 80s...unless you are re-edit hero Morlack who has never let go (go). Good To Go-Go Vol IV features seven of the kind of tunes that saw the style quickly evolve into themes for TV shows like Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and The Cosby Show (season eight FYI). Highlights include the quirky funk of the cruel-to-be-kind "Wind It On Ugly", the raw throated Busta Rhymes bounce of "Love 2 Fire" and the DX synth bass twangs of smooth soul jam, "She's A Bad Girl".
FB 023
02 Jun 16
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Supastar - (4:49) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
U Bet - (6:16) 117 BPM
2Far - (4:36) 120 BPM
Let Ya Body - (5:00) 122 BPM
Played by: Morlack
FB 029
07 Dec 17
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Go Go Bart - (5:00) 155 BPM
Got My Eyes On You - (5:15) 153 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hey Buddy - (4:59) 132 BPM
Let Me See You Go Go - (4:36) 150 BPM
Woodys Groove - (4:37) 150 BPM
Review: As one of the leading Parisian future breakbeat masters, Morlack makes a return to Funk Blasters for a super groovy four track project by the name of 'Good To Go Go Vol. 5'. Right from the off we are greeted with super crunchy drum patterns on 'Woody's Groove' and 'Go Go Bart', both of which combine these arrangements with very catchy funk riffs. On 'Got My Eyes On You' the funk levels increase as smooth vocal samples roll into play alongside vibrant bass melodies. With 'Hey Buddy' we are thrown a super curveball as we delve into more latin rhythms and carnival themes before we finish the EP nicely with the crafty yet soulful design on 'Let Me See You Go Go'.
FB 030
01 Mar 18
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Rumba - (4:57) 150 BPM
Momie - (3:39) 104 BPM
El Ray - (5:28) 110 BPM
Masta Rocka - (4:01) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Da Bird - (6:38) 124 BPM
Review: It's been a very exciting 2019 for Morlack, who continues his run of top quality releases by teaming up here with the ever-ready Funk Blasters team for the third edition of 'Cheeky Edits'. We kick off with the classy sample work and pulsating drum pressure of 'Rumba', before moving into the spaced out percussive structures of 'Momie' and latin-inspired arrangements of 'El Ray'. Next, 'Masta Rocka' arrives with a real punchy drumline, before the the almost 80's sounding compositional layout of 'Da Bird' rounds us off with a bang.
FB 034
15 Nov 19
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Bigger Than A Monster - (4:36) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Go-Go Whistle - (5:25) 140 BPM
Just Tah Smockey - (5:31) 144 BPM
(Tell Me) Who You Funk Today - (4:43) 149 BPM
Bizz - (4:34) 152 BPM
For The Brothers In The Ghetto - (5:42) 155 BPM
All My Stars - (3:33)
Don't Believe The Hype - (3:55)
Yabba Bridge - (4:50)
Everybody Get Up - (4:38) 153 BPM
Get Ready 2Roll - (4:12)
Walkin' Game - (5:08)
I'm Too Sexy - (4:57) 123 BPM
Boogie Ships (vocal mix) - (4:16) 125 BPM
Thrill - (4:55) 128 BPM
Getting Stupid - (4:16) 129 BPM
Review: Morlack's a dark horse! Having emerged in the last 18 months with a selection of ace floor-shattering singles on Breakbeat Paradise, Big M and Funk Blasters, he's not so once as hinted at a full-length album. Yet here it is; and it sounds as if it's been in our collections forever. Operating with a slithering, low-swung vibe there's heavy emphasis on bold hip-hop breaks, sopping wet basslines and well crafted hip-hop vocals from the likes of ODB, Bootsy Collins, Public Enemy and many many more. As the album progresses we shimmy from cheeky b-boy to raw funk ("Bizz") to 80s electro boogie pop ("Yabba Bridge") to decadent synth-driven proto-house ("I'm Too Sexy"). From mischievous funk flinger to full album artist, Morlack's taking names right now.
FB 011
07 Feb 13
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Ghetto Messiah - (4:52) 135 BPM
Get Twisted - (4:42)
Get A Lil' Stupid - (4:02)
2Funk Or Not - (4:58)
Dogzone V3 - (4:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Just like his previous EP a few months back on Breakbeat Paradise, Morlack ticks every single party box possible across five tracks here. Kicking off with his darkest moment to date, "Ghetto Messiah" is a vicious Bassnectar flavoured rub of Fugee's "Rumble In The Jungle. Meanwhile "Get Twisted" flips the switch completely with a fair tale nu-funk jam that utilises DMX's "X Gonna Give It To Ya" to a booty-shaking excess. Elsewhere we find Big Daddy Kane going disco ("Dogzone V3") and Nas, Kanye and KRS-One getting lively on a the fattest p-funk groove this side of the Weight Watchers clinic ("Get A Lil' Stupid").
FB 007
23 Aug 12
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Breakin' - (5:05) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Telepathy - (5:34) 59 BPM
Ur Life - (5:07) 59 BPM
Da Bomb - (5:03) 120 BPM
Funky Stuff - (5:24) 120 BPM
Review: Within the world of breakbeat, there are few names held in such high regard as Morlack, who continues his incredibly consistent run this time around with a five track package on Funk Blasters, that being the fourth edition of his 'Cheeky Edits' series. We begin with the 80's inspired drum smashes and stripped back vocal sampling on 'Breakin', followed by groovy bass guitar licks of 'Telepathy' and pulsating retro synth work of 'Ur Life'. The quality levels remain incredibly high throughout as we then take in 'Da Bomb', a disco-ready roller decorated with glistening guitar riffs and a well sampled chorus block, before the brick wall drum smashes of 'Funky Stuff' see us out in style. Excellent work.
FB 038
28 Aug 20
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Blow A Hustlers - (5:08)
Mighty Schorsch - (5:54)
Got The Groove - (5:33)
Funky Bass - (6:40) 129 BPM
FB 001
04 Jul 11
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All I Wanna Do Is Funk With You Babe - (4:35) 116 BPM
Anytime - (4:49) 116 BPM
Party Non-Stop - (4:32) 60 BPM
Review: Although it's fair to assume that every new release from party-orientated producer Morlack will mine the 1980s for inspiration, it's harder to guess which genre he'll focus on. This latest EP actually has more of a contemporary feel, but still doffs a hat to his beloved vintage boogie. "All I Wanna Do Is Funk With You" sounds like The Commodores if they had gone hip-house, "Anytime" features a raw and nasty arpeggiated bassline that's straight from Patrick Cowley's back catalogue, but with added go-go beats, and the title track is elasticated cocktail disco at its finest.
FB 022
25 Feb 16
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Smthing Special - (4:55) 142 BPM
Knee Dip - (4:08) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cruncked House - (4:22) 59 BPM
Feel It - (4:40) 125 BPM
A Toke - (5:42) 80 BPM
Played by: Morlack
Review: Funk Blasters are back and this time alongside the king of cuts himself; Morlack, who arrives on the scene with a fresh bag of magic as he unveils the second volume of his 'Cheeky Edits' series. We begin with the shuffling disco beats of 'Cruncked House', before moving into the soul grooves and expressive riffs of 'Feel It'. To follow; 'Smthing Special', another futuristic soul slice, leading into the darkened hip hop drumwork of 'A Toke'. The project then rounds off nicely with 'Knee Dip', a funkadelic blend of crunchy rhythms, precise vocal slices and moogy bass leads, packed with flavour and energy.
FB 031
27 Sep 18
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Candy Skank - (4:36) 149 BPM
Lorins Dance - (5:24) 135 BPM
Rhythm 20 - (4:23) 57 BPM
Same Feeling - (4:48) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's a great time for breakbeat in general, with new heavyweight releases dropping every week, thanks primarily to the consistency of top labels such as Funk Blasters. They here welcome sounds of fan favourite Morlack across four wicked originals, beginning with the spooky themes and grizzly synth rolls of 'Candy Skank'. Next, 'Lorins Dance', in which we hear choppy vocal slaps forged together with smooth jazzy saxophone lines before 'Rhythm 20' lets a funkadelic bassline run riot. Finally, the euphoric harmonic structures of 'Same Feeling' work as an excellent sign out for a top quality body of work.
FB 036
05 Mar 20
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Robin Practice - (4:44) 132 BPM
Jamaica Girls - (7:36) 140 BPM
Sardines - (4:51) 147 BPM
Kinda Hectic - (4:36) 53 BPM
Hitting'n'Holding - (6:03) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Move Like That - (6:03) 111 BPM
That Thing - (4:00) 135 BPM
Sho Nuff - (6:02) 53 BPM
Review: With the breakbeat movement growing stronger and stronger each week, it's quite incredible to see just how consistent Morlack's release schedule has been over the last few years, with a new project dropping seemingly at least once a month, this time on Funk Blasters. We are treated to four powerful originals, kicking off with sizzling horn lines and crunchy drum smacks of 'Robin Practise', alongside the chiming melodic lines and percussive rhythms of 'Jamaica Girls'. Next, the project takes a more violent turn with the powerful electric lines of 'Sardines' and the funk-infused approach of 'Kinda Hectic', signing this one out with a bang!
FB 037
26 Jun 20
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Should Have Said - (4:24) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Good Morning - (3:25) 92 BPM
Prove Richard Wrong - (3:22) 112 BPM
Stupid - (3:22) 115 BPM
Review: It's time to drive ourselves into a new wave of breakbeat and funk-inspired goodness, as we here welcome Mr Bristow and Benny Silver across four potent originals, courtesy of the Funk Blasters imprint. We kick off with the inspired lyricism and booming drum slaps of 'Should Have Said', followed by the warbling bass tonality of 'Good Morning' and more melodic vocal expressions of 'Prove Richard Wrong'. Finally, 'Stupid' rounds the project off in style with a more laid back compositional approach.
FB 035
31 Jan 20
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DTC - "Tentouz' Breaker" - (2:46) 114 BPM
DiscObeta - "Get It On" - (5:27) 112 BPM
DJ Clairvo - "I Like To Like It" - (4:03) 112 BPM
BadboE - "Get On Up" - (4:27) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mako/Mr Bristow - "Re-Freshed Rhymes" - (2:54) 100 BPM
Trotter - "Sailing The Seas Of Funk" - (4:40) 110 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Let Yourself Go" - (4:17) 115 BPM
DTC - "The Crypt" - (3:38) 129 BPM
Morlack - "Feelin' It Right" - (6:24) 80 BPM
Review: Morlack assembles yet another distinguished troupe for his latest label collection. All exclusives, all funky, all guaranteed to smash your party's trousers to pieces, highlights include the Parliament-level squidgy funk on DJ Clairvo's "I Like To Like It", DiscObeta's disco-flexing fix of Redman on "Get It On", Mako & Mr Bristow's super nerdy homage of criminally overlooked hip-hop classics "Re-Freshed Rhymes" and Itchy Bastards' guitar-slapping glitch space disco breaker "Let Yourself Go". Morlack has the honour of closing the show, and he does so with a euphoric twist on an A-Ha classic. Incredible stuff, it needs to be heard to be believed.
FB 018
30 Oct 14
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Mako & The Hawk - "Lighters On The Corner" - (3:52) 123 BPM
Morlack - "It's Hot" - (4:51) 104 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Money" - (5:12) 108 BPM
DiscObeta - "NasT Anthem" - (5:44) 117 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Bananas" - (4:40) 111 BPM
Morlack - "Put Your Hands Together V2" - (4:16) 155 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Roundacorna" - (4:48) 115 BPM
Morlack - "Put It Out" - (4:46) 107 BPM
DiscObeta - "Yo Hit It" - (4:14) 147 BPM
Morlack - "Insane" - (4:54) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Itchy Bastards - "Ground Control" - (4:18) 80 BPM
DiscObeta - "Good Foot" - (4:18) 117 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Hang On" - (4:43) 123 BPM
Morlack - "Ghetto Train" - (4:36) 122 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Lemme Talk" - (4:13) 110 BPM
DiscObeta - "Up&Comin" - (6:13) 117 BPM
Morlack - "For The Brothers In The Ghetto" - (5:42) 155 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Sax-Go" - (4:33) 110 BPM
DiscObeta - "Who Da Phunk" - (4:41) 55 BPM
Morlack - "Shirlee" - (5:16) 150 BPM
Mako&The Hawk - "Dougclash" - (3:33) 59 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Lovers Rock" - (4:38) 59 BPM
Morlack - "All I Wanna Do Is Funk With You Babe" - (4:35) 116 BPM
Mondo Exotica - "Elephant Boogie" - (3:21) 128 BPM
Morlack - "Dogzone" - (4:42) 123 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Keep That Funk Alive" - (4:11) 125 BPM
Morlack - "Ride On Whole Lotta Of Your Love" - (4:35) 109 BPM
DiiscObeta - "Come Correct" - (4:45) 115 BPM
Morlack - "Give It Here" - (4:49) 150 BPM
Itchy Bastards - "Movin' Machine" - (4:54) 107 BPM
Morlack - "Don't Stop That Go-Go Beat" - (4:37) 111 BPM
Mondo Exotica - "Pussy Caravan" - (3:43) 125 BPM
Morlack - "This & That" - (3:38) 121 BPM
Review: What do we have here then? Well Morlack's decided to compile the perfect (digital) stocking filler here, with the 33 tracks bumper compilation Essential Blasters on his mighty Funk Blasters label. Essentially we get many tracks from a small pool of artists, but that's cool because it's literally chocker with party anthems, all perfect for the festive season. Highlights include the brassy, go-go stomp of Morlack's "Put It Out", the raw breaky funk of "Lemme Talk" by Itchy Bastards and the 4/4 rockabilly swagger of "Elephant Boogie" by Mondo Exotica.
FB 026
09 Dec 16
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