Review: There are debut releases and then there is Get Ready Or Get Lost. Lucerne based breaks artist PulpFusion unveils his new Lash Smasher project in impressive fashion with a hefty seventeen track uppercut of an album that's filled with real nasty, heavy breaks material. The mid tempo scratch heavy style of opening track "Who Are You" eases you in before the Lash Smasher sound is fully unveiled across a succession of sub and sample heavy cuts that traverse the tempos with the sort of aplomb you'd expect from the Swiss producer.
Review: Seen Pig Balls' logo? They ain't talking about traditional footballs! They're rude, they're crude and they batter out serious funk gems. Like this selection from Swiss label natives Turntill & Merlin. "Wizard" pokes and jokes with a squelchy organ riff that's so cosy and embracing, it could be used for a kids TV show. Throw in an epic sorcerer's vocal sample midway and you've got yourself an authentic nu funk composition. Remix-wise Tosses & Varvez up the bass rudeness and stomp factor, PulpFusion goes for a swampier, Death In Vegas style breaker and Essex Groove end on a sweet n' shufflesome filtered disco flavour. One really ought to describe Wizard as 'spellbinding'.
Review: There are 16 different words to mean "Vengeance" according to this Italian duo. Funny that; all you need is one; damn funky! Sorry, that's two. Here are a whole load more... A deep, throbbing bass-driven rock/break hybrid, this addictive hip-swinger has got that an almost Laid Back feel but with heaps of added guitar. With a steady, head-nodding groove this struts with European class. For a slightly wonkier, more bass-addled version, head for the equally satisfying remix from Sharmelfunk. Fans of Adam Freeland's later work will definitely identify with this.
Review: Swiss breaks master PulpFusion gets busy on this new release, which takes has a downtempo feel to his previous storming and sweaty singles. Working up a stew of atmospheric jazz samples, and combined with some Prodigy-esque vocals, "Street Art" is a real grower. Frenic loads up on gnarled tech sounds for his remix while Ewan Hoozami manages to capture the original's spaced-out beauty while still adding an addictive bass line and punchy snares.
Review: Swiss producer Pulpfusion returns with this full-length album - a feast of raw drums and funky textures that range from chanking guitars, Rhodes, retro-synths and even some sinister piano 'n' double bass licks (as heard on one of the highlights, "Harmonica In Coma"). A record that takes instrumental trip-hop, exotica and nu-funk in its stride, this is a true rollercoaster of a record stretched across 20 tracks.
Review: The latest from Swiss funky-breaks producer Pulpfusion not only boasts a snappy title, it also comes loaded with a huge remix collection that stretches the lively, drum-fill riddled original in many different directions. German trio Funkanomics add a smooth '80s gloss to their mix, while Telephunken add a muddied-up bassline to the fun. Discover even more variations from Frenic, Digital Alchemist, MustBeat Crew and more - all are well worth checking.