Review: One man party rocker and mash-up king D Funk returns to Grits N Gravy with three new treats. "Nothing But Money" sees an '80s rock classic slowed down and layered with some tweaked bass and drums, "That Glitch Thing" updates a Lauren Hill classic with a cavalcade of synths and live drum fills and perhaps best of all, William DeVaughan's evergreen "Be Thankful For What You've Got" gets a subtle update on the excellent "Oh Be Thankful".
Review: A host of breaks talents get together on this new release on Grits 'n' Gravy, with D-Funk and Some DJ merging a Jurassic 5 accapella, Primal Scream's "Loaded" and a pile of top drums and bass synths to create the party-stoking title tune. Tom Drummond and Philly Blunt work up more of a disco/nu-funk beat on "Drop The Chalupa" while Drummond drops his solo delight "I'll Be Round", throwing in samples from Sly and The Family Stone, George McCrae and Funkadelic amongst others over some thrillingly chopped up drums.
Review: Australian funk wizard D-Funk returns to Grits n Gravy with three new floor monsters and a luscious remix. This guy knows how to get the groove on and "Save Me" is one of those tunes that'll send your panties in a twist from the first bar. Title track, "Kick This Thing" is a certified boogie tool, whilst The Owl's remix goes into deeper mode and brings out the percussion further. "Never Knew" is just the cherry on top of the cake - beats, bass and funk.
Review: Following on from their previous collaboration, "Time To Move", Aussie breaks mangler D-Funk and Grits N Gravy label boss Philly Blunt reunite for "Let It Ride", a low-slung '80s funk-meets-soulful rap hybrid that smashes in hard with a slinky electro bassline and a swirling set of disco strings. Two new solo D-Funk beats also see the light of day - the equally head-nodding thrills of "Turn That Upside Down" and the Clash-sampling "Don't Ever Stop" - while Philly Blunt's excellent blues 'n' breaks-fest "Funky Music" also gets a well-earned release.
Review: Cover versions don't get more scrumptious than those penned by Eat More Cake. Taking the Womack & Womack classic, they've given the track a sultry new lease of life with organic instrumentation and Emily May's purring vocals. Jayl Funk develops the organic nature of the original neatly with soft guitar plucks and a thick warm groove. Jump The Gun, meanwhile, flip the vibe entirely with a pumping old school house jam peppered with cool speed garage samples and far-away vocal effects. Finally D Funk gets all slinky and strutty with his silky glitch twist. A really cool release - the only teardrops will be of those who miss out on this.
Review: Australian funky breaks producer Slynk has acquired props from all over the world, from the likes of A Skillz, Mooqee and Fort Knox Five amongst others. Here, he plays it straight disco with a funky rock edge on this new release for Grits N Gravy. The lead song "Monkey Magic" evens sounds a little like 10cc at times, while "Chilling Out" has its own Yacht Rock-meets-the Gap Band thang going on. Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" also makes a brief appearance on the party-starting "Slide Slide".