22 Feb 18
I Promise - (4:29) 102 BPM
Funk Magic - (5:01) 112 BPM
So Much Style - (3:49) 104 BPM
The Beat Don't Stop (feat Mr Stabalina) - (4:21) 114 BPM
Review: Scouring, as per usual, through the deepest and darkest depths of the underground, the always on-point Scour imprint comes through with the goods in the form of Beat Le Juice, a new boogie sensation to add to our radars. The man's opener "I Promise" takes us back to the early 80s, and to legendary labels lime SAM, with the same going for the more funk-tastic bass of "Funk Magic" - what a nugget! "So Much Style" is the deepest and baddest of the four, in our opinion, leveraging a little dub flex for the heads, while "The Beat Don't Stop" launches an all-out pop attack...backed by a lovely house sensibility.
17 Jul 14
Funky Style - (3:41) 110 BPM
Hot Summer Bombs - (3:56) 110 BPM
Pretty Girl - (4:01) 110 BPM
Say Hey! - (3:51) 110 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, X-Ray Ted, Dusty Tonez, Funky Boogie Brothers, WBBL, Relative Dimensions
Review: Looking for some seasonal slammers? Aussie funkster Bondi Stereo has put on a spread of such proportions it will feed you (and your floor) well into the colder months; bulging with obese drum dynamics, rifled with references and drenched in shiny wet funk, each of these tracks show BS at his very best. Highlights include the refreshed and rechunked version of DJ T Rock & Squahy's "Nice Pretty Girl With A Crooked Smile" ("Pretty Girl") and the turbo-charged take on Nice & Smooth's "Hip-Hop Junkies" ("Funky Style"). The expert manipulation of Joe Cocker's "Summer In The City" hasn't gone unnoticed either. Here's hoping for a summer as hot as these tracks!
14 Nov 13
Funk I'm Kickin' (original) - (4:18) 100 BPM
Funk I'm Kickin' (DJP remix) - (4:12) 96 BPM
Funk I'm Kickin' (Father Funk remix) - (4:52) 100 BPM
Funk I'm Kickin' (J-Sound remix) - (4:27) 105 BPM
Funk I'm Kickin' (Howla remix) - (3:39) 110 BPM
Played by: Goodgroove Records, Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Hong Kong Ping Pong, Dj stex, Qdup, Badboe, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Hip Hop/R&B, Juno Recommends Reggae/Oldies/Ska, The Funk Hunters, D-Funk, Dusty Tonez, Radical Mixtape, Father Funk, WBBL
Review: Beautifully slo-mo and laced with squidgy bass, Breakspoll award winners Scour come correct with this funky little number from Cedar and Imagine. Strutting with swinging beats and a bassline so rude it'll make your father blush, it's the perfect bed for Imagine's slick lyrics. Remix-wise DJP adds some classic horns into the mix, Father Funk gets jazzy on the keys, J-Sound splashes out on some cheeky reverse mid-range bass processes while Howla throws down the gnarliest blend of the set with bolshy bass and bold stabs. One killer original, four creative pristine executed remixes; Scour have nailed this one.
29 Oct 15
Easy Anthem - (4:26) 110 BPM
Sunshine - (3:45) 115 BPM
Heads Boppin' - (4:10) 115 BPM
I'm Skankin' Out - (4:30) 118 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Frankee More, Dj stex, Badboe, Jayl Funk, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Sneak-E Pete, TOSSES, Dusty Tonez, Radical Mixtape, Funky Boogie Brothers, Relative Dimensions, Breakerz Banquet
Review: Four reggae-riddled bootlegs from breakbeat's favourite Nutjob. We kick off with a bulbous flip on Desmond Dekker's "Easy" before 'lively mode' is activated with a very well polished take on a classic reggae version of Smokey Robinson's "My Girl". You want to get even livelier? Look no further than "Heads Boppin'", Nutjob's twist on The Selector's "On My Radio". "I'm Skankin' Out" is the cherry on top of this very tasty cake. Adding a Jamaican sparkle to the Diana Ross sampling Biggie classic, Nutjob's successfully fused hip-hop, disco, reggae and breaks all into one track... And he's done so in style.
29 Jun 17
Pain - (3:44) 105 BPM
Not A Test - (3:49) 115 BPM
Badman - (3:37) 111 BPM
Gotta Date - (3:28) 115 BPM
Review: A self-confessed cockney wannabe (he's originally from Essex), Cockney Nutjob, has built quite a reputation for himself releasing agreeable jams for the likes of Radical Mixtape and BreakBeat Paradise. He's also a pretty formidable DJ too, but here it's about his productions and his come up with four party sizzlers for Spinforth's Scour label. Breaking it all down, the vibe for this EP is a fusion of retro 90s rapping fused with bouncy breaks and summery Ska rhythms and its total house party dynamite!
26 Oct 17
Nitty Gritty (original) - (3:31) 90 BPM
Nitty Gritty (Second Hand Audio remix) - (4:32) 90 BPM
Nitty Gritty (Dave RMX 110 remix) - (3:56) 110 BPM
Nitty Gritty (Leygo & Toy Beats remix) - (3:34) 90 BPM
Nitty Gritty (DJ BiNGe remix) - (5:55) 176 BPM
Nitty Gritty (VIP Junglist mix - Free track) - (4:44) 174 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Fort Knox Five, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dusty Tonez, Funky Boogie Brothers
Review: Buckle up! Bristol duo Crash Party barge the shindig once again with this powerful piece of toxic bass dancehall halftime. Heaving with filth and catchier than a sailor's shanty everything about "Nitty Gritty" is designed to super-charge your dance and thrust them to another level. Remix-wise Second Hand Audio flip the euphoria mode with some sizzling rising chords, Dave RMX gets his 110 on with glitched out undertones, Leygo & Toy Beats add a raw dancehall swing while DJ BiNGe throws down an absolutely savage drumstep rendition. Finally the Crashers conclude with a sweet skank via their firing jungle VIP. All killer versions; this gets to the nitty gritty of any situation.
03 Sep 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Blues Boogie Bass - (4:05) 52 BPM
Size Up (feat Mr Switch & Cab Canavaral) - (5:07) 112 BPM
Go Away - (3:54) 120 BPM
Lazy Bones - (4:40) 63 BPM
Swinggae (feat Mr Switch & Cab Canavaral - Free Bonus Track) - (4:39) 112 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Frankee More, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Nick Hollywood, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Juno Recommends Funky House, TOSSES, Rory Hoy, Funky Boogie Brothers, Relative Dimensions, Breakerz Banquet
Review: Extra Medium is a producer equally known for his iconic moustache as much as his unique skill in turning 20s and 30s obscurities into bass heavy monsters. Ever one for generous notions of sizing, here he gives us five new sizzlers. From the raw-blues-meets-menacing-electro-thump of "Blues Boogie Bass", to the gentle acoustic breeze of "Lazy Bones" via the buzzsaw-Charleston of "Go Away". 4 times World DMC Champion Mr Switch and horn man Cab Canavaral both appear on the Jazz Age-stepper "Size Up" and the dubsteppy "Swinggae".
16 Mar 17
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Beatnik Boogie - (4:10) 105 BPM
I Can't Stop - (3:45) 123 BPM
Size Matters - (4:06) 126 BPM
Stop The Moon - (4:08) 126 BPM
Troublesome - (4:09) 128 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Fort Knox Five, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Relative Dimensions
Review: Electro-swing. Done to death right? Wrong! Bristol's Extra Medium almost uniquely takes samples of similar 1920s and '30s jazz age ditties that everybody does but fuses them with a very British bass sound. Here we get served five sizzling jams to loose or s**t to. Highlights include the antique Mediterranean grooves of "Beatnik Boogie", brought up to date with some killer UK bass attitude, the thumping staccato wobble of "Stop The Moon" and the accelerated sing-along garagey break-step of "Troublesome".
30 Oct 14
Love Shack - (3:29) 110 BPM
Where's The Party At? - (3:21) 110 BPM
Gringo Lingo - (4:07) 112 BPM
Phenomenal Funk - (3:18) 116 BPM
Filthy - (4:33) 121 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Frankee More, Cat in the Hat, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), D-Funk, Tosses & Varvez, Tom Showtime, Father Funk, Funky Boogie Brothers
Review: An EP that really does live up to its name: Everything about Father Funk's first full EP for Scour genuinely is phenomenal. Bursting at the seams with a full flavoured rainbow of grooves, we're spoilt for choice: the Bootsy-level chaos of "Love Shack", the Cuban heel clicking fiesta fire "Gringo Lingo", the surprisingly salubrious disco licks of "Filthy" and, of course, the Van Helden salute that is the title track. "Phenomenal Funk" = phenomenally funky. More please daddio.
29 Sep 16
Party Time - (4:15) 110 BPM
L-I-V-I-N - (3:27) 110 BPM
Block Party - (4:19) 130 BPM
Rock The House - (3:25) 110 BPM
Soul City - (4:02) 115 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Fort Knox Five, DUBRA, Badboe, Jayl Funk, JohnnyPluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, TOSSES, THE NICEGUYS
Review: When most daddies get home, you know you're in for it over some misdemeanour or other. Not this one, when he gets home it's all about the party. Father Funk wouldn't know deep or dark music if it came up and slapped him in the face Tango-style. Instead he does what he does best, like here where he presents five fruity, happy tunes to make us all forget our woes. Some of our faves include the buzzy-electro-bas-and-go-go-beats of the title track, the frantic funk workout of "Block Party" and the 80s soul-sampling hip-house sing-a-long "Soul City".
11 May 17
Monkey Bars - (3:55) 105 BPM
Back N Forth (feat Imagine This) - (3:43) 110 BPM
Dustin' Diamond - (5:14) 107 BPM
Infamous - (4:13) 108 BPM
Review: A veteran of labels such as Adapted and Breakbeat Paradise, here this Aussie 'cosmic collector of robots and rainbows" has served up a sparkling four track EP for the guys and gals at Scour Records...and it's a winner! "Monkey Bars" trundles along evoking memories of vintage Go-Go, hip-hop and swing, "Back N Forth (feat Imagine This)" shows of his turntablists skills in fine style, "Dustin' Diamond" on the other hand, shows off his disco and funk influences and "Infamous" is a tough party breaks jam that will fill the floor at any self respecting house party.
21 Dec 15
Rock The Party - (3:47) 110 BPM
Freak The Funk - (3:11) 110 BPM
Can We Do It Again - (4:06) 110 BPM
Don't Stop - (3:46) 115 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Clairvo (MustBeat), Fort Knox Five, DUBRA, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Dj stex, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, BadboE, TOSSES, Morlack, Mr Rich and The Caretaker, Breakerz Banquet, THE NICEGUYS
Review: Now on their seventh release, Scour are really coming into their own on the glitchfunk / bootleg game. Here we find Brighton-based turntablist Mr Stabalina laying down four furiously funky twists: "Rock The Party" rides one of the fattest organ lines we've heard in this field all year, "Freak The Funk" samples about 50 of your favourite records over a steady midrange Featurecast-flavoured bass lick while "We Can Do It Again" takes us deeper into bluesy territories with a big piano riff and some really nerdy/brilliant cut & paste narration. Finally "Don't Stop" concludes where we started: juicy fruit organs and a latent sense of funk that's so tangible you can taste it. Ridiculous.
23 Jan 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Reflections - (3:14) 94 BPM
Swing Mi Food - (3:50) 98 BPM
Can't Hold Back - (3:50) 118 BPM
J&B - (5:16) 172 BPM
Played by: Spinforth, Phunk Sinatra, Badboe, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Tosses & Varvez
Review: Although they've been dabbling with releases on the bassier and glitchy side of things of late, for their newest signing Scour are on an electro-swing tip. However, the Groove Gigolos EP doesn't tackle the genre in a straight up manner, opting instead for a wider interpretation of the style. "Reflections" takes a familiar Charleston-style melody and fuses it with chuggy bass and staccato beats. "Can't Hold Back" again takes vintage samples and marries 'em to tough breakbeats sprinkled with some MC vocals. The style hopping continues further with even some dobby reggaeton ("Swing Mi Food") and even D&B soul ("J&B").
15 Dec 16
The Way - (3:47) 110 BPM
Mo Love - (3:56) 110 BPM
Fish Taco - (3:26) 110 BPM
Bag Of Tricks - (3:47) 110 BPM
Just Once - (4:27) 110 BPM
Review: It's a very tricky act to truly balance the rough with the smooth. Luckily party-orientated nu-funk producer Sammy Senior is a master at the art. Here he rustles up five new cuts that are refreshingly free of credibility, concentrating on simple good times instead. That said, they don't half pack a punch with highlights including the fizzy bounce of the vintage soul sampling "Mo Love", the tough squelch of "Fish Taco" and the cheery go-go influenced "Just Once" with its sax-heavy boogie.