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Timewarp Music

Based in Athens, Greece, Timewarp Music has been purifying eardrums with its blissful blend of breaks, nu-funk, jazz and disco dance grooves since 2004. Founded by Angelos Stoumpos aka Timewarp inc., the label boasts over 180 digital releases and over 1,500 tracks from artists all over the world, including: Funky Destination, Afternoons In Stereo, Niles Philips, Leon, Quincy Jointz, Vito Lalinga, Timewarp inc….the list goes on. In 2009, Timewarp’s sub-label Kraak Records was set up to host and explore new forms of modern electronica.
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Melting PotFORTHCOMING EXCLUSIVE
  
   
Breath In - (4:03)
   
Desert - (5:11)
   
Be With You - (6:11)
   
Echo Chamber (2023 mix) - (5:59)
TMDG 237
21 Apr 23
Deep House
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The Soulway Players
   
The Soulway Players - (5:18)
   
The Soulway Players (extended mix) - (6:24)
   
The Soulway Players (Louies House mix) - (5:51) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Three mixes to choose from of this belter from Croatia's Vladimic Sivc - better known as Funky Destination, in which guise he's released seven albums in the past 10 years. In its Original form, 'The Soulway Players' has male gospel backing vox, diva shouts namechecking Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago and New York, and most importantly a sense of repressed energy - like the club's gonna go crazy any second now, which means it'll be a great set-builder. The Extended Mix gives the fuzz guitar more room to breathe while Louie's House Mix sticks a 4/4 kick underneath, but in pleasingly subtle fashion.
TMDG 236
17 Mar 23
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Fallen Soul
   
Fallen Soul - (5:27) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fallen Soul (instrumental) - (5:27)
Review: Andrey Benzler AKA Benny Pitcher is a Munich-based producer who cites influences as diverse as Daft Punk, Jamiroquai, Chemical Brothers and Simply Red. With just a handful of previous EPs and compilation appearances (not least on the forthcoming 'Paper Cuts Vol 6') to his name, he now comes to Greek label Timewarp Music with a pleasingly dreamy and hypnotic slice of midtempo disco/electronic pop. 'Fallen Soul' features an ethereal female "I sold the sold to my devil today" vocal that shares centre-stage with a mournful trumpet line, but is also available stripped of the former if vocals aren't your thing.
TMDG 235
24 Feb 23
Balearic/Downtempo
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Take That
   
Take That - (4:47)
   
After Midnight - (4:07)
Review: Formed in 2019 by DJ/producer Nikolay Markov and guitarist Yanko Argirov, DJ Marcon & The Palo Santos are an Afrobeat-inspired six-piece from Bulgaria and this, their third EP for Greek label Timewarp Music, is the proverbial "game of two halves". The title track pretty much an out-and-out Afrobeat/Afro-jazz affair, its stop-start rhythm topped with a militant female vocal and some very fine brass, but if that's not your bag then fret not because the accompanying 'After Midnight', while still Afro-tinged, rocks a more straight-up jazz/jazz-funk groove - and once again, somebody needs to buy that trumpeter a drink!
TMDG 234
10 Feb 23
Funk
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Silent Moments
   
Silent Moments - (4:50)
   
Silent Moments (instrumental) - (4:50)
   
Le Lendemain - (4:26)
TMDG 233
06 Jan 23
Balearic/Downtempo
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Soul Foolish Magic
   
I Don't Want You No More - (5:50)
   
Damn Soultown - (4:26) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Heaven On My Mind - (5:22)
   
Disco Shuffle - (4:34)
   
Dub Brother - (4:20)
   
Yeah Baby (Jungle Boogaloo) - (5:02)
   
Soul Foolish Magic - (4:25)
   
Get Your Feet Down (Divan Pan Disco edit) - (4:39)
   
Hey Lord (Vito Lalinga Vi Mode Inc. Project remix) - (5:29)
   
Panama Soul Girl (Vito Lalinga Vi Mode Inc. Project remix) - (4:29)
Review: With the words 'funky' and 'soul' appearing in the artist name and title you kind of know what to expect here, and rest assured there's no need to call in the Advertising Standards people because this long-player from Croatian producer Funky Destination, brought to you by Timewarp Music, does precisely what it says on the proverbial tin. Opening with the languid but hefty groove of 'I Don't Want You No More', the album operates largely at the more soulful end of the funk spectrum, veering occasionally into jazzier or more cinematic territory, with squalling Hammonds and sax much in evidence throughout. Vocals are by and large limited to looped samples but don't let that put you off - what you've got here are 49 minutes of real-deal shizzle that should scratch that funk itch for sure.
TMDG 232
02 Dec 22
Funk
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Abyss
   
Abyss (feat Franciska Fis) - (4:53)
   
Foolin' Around - (4:57) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: You have to hand it to Angelos Stoumpos and his Timewarp empire: they've carved out a sound that's entirely their own, blending funk, soul, disco and house with reggae and dub tropes. The reggae influence here, though, is mostly limited to the rasta colours of the artwork: instead we're in straight-up funk and soul territory, with the pacy, floor-friendly 'Abyss' more than capable of holding its own alongside the likes of The Dap Kings, Speedometer or Lack Of Afro, while 'Foolin' Around' - the winner for yours truly - drops down into a deeper, dirtier funk groove, with some neat jazz flourishes around the edges.
TMDG 231
04 Nov 22
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The Remix Sessions Vol 5
TIMEWARP INC/Various
   
Lego Boy & Beat Ride - "One Step Away" (Timewarp Inc remix) - (5:27)
   
Lego Boy & Beat Ride - "One Step Away" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (5:27)
   
MCurtis - "Kiboo" (feat Hugo Kant & Daphne BlueBird - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:07)
   
MCurtis - "Kiboo" (feat Hugo Kant - Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (4:07)
   
Turntill, Merlin, Santo Color - "Soledad" (feat Jamilah Harman & Suika T - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:25)
   
Turntill, Merlin & Santo Color - "Soledad" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (4:24)
   
Koka Mass Jazz - "Play The Game" (feat Tiffany Blu - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:25)
   
Koka Mass Jazz - "Play The Game" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (4:25)
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Popping The Clutch" (feat Jonie D - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:16)
   
Prosper & Stabfinger - "Popping The Clutch" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (4:16)
   
Jack & Jointz - "Coming Down" (feat Wild Life - Timewarp Inc remix) - (3:17)
   
Jack & Jointz - "Coming Down" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (3:07)
   
Timewarp inc meets Virginyah feat Rsn - "Out Of Control" - (4:25) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Timewarp inc meets Virginyah feat Rsn - "Out Of Control" (Dubstrumental) - (4:25)
Review: Volume 5 in the series once more finds Timewarp Music boss Timewarp Inc remixing a choice selection of nuggets from the label's recent back catalogue. Given that it IS the fifth volume - and given how prolific Mr Stoumpos is generally - you likely have a good idea what to expect already, and suffice to say you're probably on the right lines, with the collection starting out mostly in Balearic/downtempo/soulful territory while reggae, hiphop and dub flavas become more pronounced as the collection progresses. For sure-fire danceability, start with the instrumental rubs of cuts from Prosper & Stabfinger and Jack & Jointz.
TMDG 230
21 Oct 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Sixth Finger
   
Faith - (3:14) 90 BPM
   
Safe (feat Desy) - (4:25) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Safe (instrumental) - (4:24) 96 BPM
   
African Anomaly (feat Funmi Eke) - (4:40) 89 BPM
   
African Anomaly (instrumental) - (4:40) 89 BPM
   
Ghost Capture - (5:32) 104 BPM
   
Nothing (feat Tiffany Blu) - (4:32) 122 BPM
   
Nothing (instrumental) - (4:37) 122 BPM
   
People (feat Krista) - (3:32) 94 BPM
   
People (instrumental) - (3:32) 95 BPM
   
I'm In Love With You (feat Funmi Eke) - (4:39) 159 BPM
   
I'm In Love With You (instrumental) - (4:39) 80 BPM
Review: Koka Mass Jazz may sound like a 17-strong jazz collective from Japan, but it's actually the nom du guerre of Bulgarian producer Konstantin Katsarski, whose CV includes releases on both Timewarp and Cold Busted. This latest long-player is sitting on our Broken Beat/Nu-Jazz page, but to be fair there's not that much "nu" about it and much of what's here could safely be filed under straight-up Jazz - which, by the way, is an indication of its quality, not a complaint! The format's interesting, too, featuring as it does an array of guest vocalists each of whose contributions is accompanied by a matching instrumental. 'Safe' is the standout for this reviewer, but there's much to love here.
TMDG 229
23 Sep 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Feeling Fly
   
Feeling Fly - (4:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Let The Spirit Heal - (4:40) 125 BPM
   
So Damn Funky - (4:29) 122 BPM
   
Walking Together - (5:12) 123 BPM
   
Flashback (Louie's Kitchen) - (4:28) 100 BPM
Review: It's a very groovy time to be alive with Timewarp Music at the helm, unveiling here a very fun collection from Funky Destination, packed in with five fabulous original flavours. We open up with the intricate percussive pulses and blippy guitar melodies of 'Feeling Fly', which puts us right into the mood for a good time, with the organ-driven melodies and vibrant drum designs of 'Let The Spirit Heal' coming in directly after. From here, the vocals are pushed to the background for a hot second as 'So Damn Funky' unleashes a marvellous display of instrumental groove & texture, bouncing between slap bass manoeuvres and intricate guitar solos, before welcomes that warm vocal presence back with another hip-shaker of an arrangement. Finally, we enjoy a cosy outro in 'Flashback', which being bracketed with 'Louie's Kitchen' feels like the EP's after party, floating between loose yet tidy horn melodies and big room band drum lines to close out the EP in style.
TMDG 228
02 Sep 22
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Therapy Sessions (Remixes & Instrumentals)
   
Get Away (Jayl Funk remix) - (3:12) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Why (MCurtis remix) - (3:27) 81 BPM
   
What Do You Want (instrumental) - (3:22) 82 BPM
   
Get Away (instrumental) - (2:52) 82 BPM
   
Do That Thing (instrumental) - (3:08) 88 BPM
   
Why (instrumental) - (3:49) 77 BPM
   
Out Of Control (instrumental) - (3:09) 93 BPM
Played by: Jayl Funk
TMDG 227
19 Aug 22
Hip Hop/R&B
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Simoon
   
Skywalls - (4:28) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Simoon - (4:08) 98 BPM
Review: Stylianos Serafeimidis and Michael Kasabalis are AUditors DOmination from Thessaloniki, Greece who presented their first album Palace of Lights on Timewarp Music back in 2012. This is their latest outing, a new single titled "Simoon" which is a splendid journey showcasing their obvious digging into various genres, mixing traditional musical elements with electronic beats. Second offering "Skywalls" is a serving of low-slung and airy balearica that's perfect accompaniment to a sunset on The White Isle.
TMDG 226
01 Jul 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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Broken Patterns
   
Raclette - (4:27) 84 BPM
   
Never Again (feat Paul Sitter) - (3:04) 51 BPM
   
Low Key Factor - (3:44) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Downtown Lagos - (3:16) 108 BPM
   
Kings & Queens - (4:42) 58 BPM
   
Chicago Soul - (3:31) 120 BPM
   
Solar Quest - (3:40) 110 BPM
Review: Anyone checking out this long-player from Belgian producer Zamali is advised to stick with it, because the first two tracks - the moody trip-hop of 'Raclette' and the Balearic-leaning 'Never Again' - don't really prepare you for what's to come. The first hint you get of the album's overall vibe comes in the form of 'Low Key Factor', a midtempo slab of 'new old' funk-soul, after which 'Downtown Lagos' and 'Kings & Queens' pay tribute to the vibrant Afro-funk scene of the mid-late 70s before 'Chicago Soul' and 'Solar Quest' play us out on a more straight-up funk tip, the former having some rockier elements while the latter is pure Blaxpoitation-style squelch. Something for everyone then, eh?
TMDG 225
17 Jun 22
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Still Here
   
A Journey South - (5:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Still Here - (5:18) 111 BPM
Review: Formed in 2019 by DJ Nikolay 'Marcon' Markov and guitarist Yanko Argirov, DJ Marcon & The Palo Santos are an Afrobeat-inspired outfit from Bulgaria who made their debut on Timewarp Music with 'Parara' just a few months ago. Now they return to the Greek label with another Fela-tastic two-tracker that you just know is going to be big with the likes of Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. The saxophone takes centre stage on the lively, upbeat 'Still Here' itself, while a trumpet does more of the heavy lifting on the accompanying 'Journey South', which could find favour with the bruk beat crew.
TMDG 224
20 May 22
Funk
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Music Gonna Move Your Soul
   
Don't Bring Me Down - (4:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Music Gonna Move Your Soul - (4:14) 101 BPM
   
Alla Fine Del Mondo - (4:55) 54 BPM
   
Music Gonna Move Your Soul (Horns All The Way) - (4:09) 101 BPM
   
Afrodisia - (4:09) 101 BPM
   
Albatros - (3:55) 99 BPM
Review: It must be hard to pin down exactly where your funky destination is when it's all over the funk and soul map! That's by no means a grumble, though, as Croatia's Vladimir Sivc serves up six pleasingly varied tracks. 'Don't Bring Me Down' is a raw, sweaty modern funk workout, 'Music Gonna Move Your Soul' takes us into 'new old' soul pastures and comes with a self-explanatory Horns All The Way remix, while 'Alla Fine Del Mondo' and 'Afrodisia' add hints of Latin and Afro flava, respectively, before 'Albatros' plays us out on a more headnoddin' tip. Niceness!
TMDG 223
22 Apr 22
Funk
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Popping The Clutch
   
Popping The Clutch (feat Jonie D) - (4:09) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Popping The Clutch (feat Jonie D - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:16) 114 BPM
   
Popping The Clutch (instrumental) - (4:09) 57 BPM
   
Popping The Clutch (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (4:16) 114 BPM
Review: Packing, essentially, two mixes that are each presented in vocal and instrumental forms, it's a case of "you pays your money and you makes your choice" with this one. In its original form, 'Popping The Clutch' is a funk-hop affair, with a rap courtesy of one Jonie D, that calls to mind the work of Bristolian scene faves The Allergies - or possibly, if you're a little older, all those early 90s 'Guru's Jazzmatazz' albums. Alternatively you can head for the remixes from Greek producer Angelos Stoumpos AKA Timewarp Inc, who gives the track a festival-friendly, reggae-fied makeover. Like we said, you pays your money...
TMDG 222
11 Mar 22
Funk
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Theory Of Revolution Remixed
   
Tweaky (Kaleya remix) - (5:26) 98 BPM
   
Dubwarp (Mellow Men rework) - (4:28) 94 BPM
   
Not Bad Disco (Bastelbande remix) - (3:40) 118 BPM
   
I'll Be Ok (feat Georges Perin - Stiko remix) - (4:40) 108 BPM
   
Realistic (feat Georges Perin - Jazznut remix) - (3:57) 98 BPM
   
Theory Of Revolution (feat Georges Perin - Jay Papa remix) - (3:19) 94 BPM
   
Restart (feat Jammaroots - Beat Ride remix) - (5:12) 96 BPM
   
Liberty Is Our Destiny (feat Gobey - RSN remix) - (5:10) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Realistic (feat Georges Perin - Jack & Jointz remix) - (3:41) 94 BPM
   
Economic Boom (feat The Mage - Balkan Riddims remix) - (4:19) 110 BPM
   
I'll Be Ok (feat Georges Perin - DJ Laurel remix) - (5:05) 102 BPM
   
Blessed (ActRaiser remix) - (5:46) 100 BPM
   
Discogirls (Aris Kokou Afro Disco remix) - (4:41) 120 BPM
   
Yuil Disco Boom (feat The Mage - Prosper & Stabfinger remix) - (4:37) 120 BPM
   
Discogirls (Valique Sunrise version) - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Smoke Miash (Santuri version MCurtis remix) - (5:04) 98 BPM
   
Economic Boom (feat The Mage - Jazz.K.lipa remix) - (4:41) 110 BPM
   
Discogirls (Aris Kokou Afro Disco Beats) - (4:41) 120 BPM
   
Yuil Disco Boom (Prosper & Stabfinger instrumental remix) - (4:36) 120 BPM
   
I'll Be Ok (Stiko instrumental remix) - (4:38) 108 BPM
   
Realistic (Jazznut instrumental remix) - (3:57) 98 BPM
   
Theory Of Revolution (Jay Papa instrumental remix) - (3:19) 94 BPM
   
Realistic (Jack & Jointz instrumental remix) - (3:39) 94 BPM
   
I'll Be Ok (DJ Laurel instrumental remix) - (5:03) 102 BPM
   
Liberty Is Our Destiny (RSN instrumental remix) - (5:10) 100 BPM
   
Restart (Beat Ride instrumental remix) - (5:12) 96 BPM
Review: Third time around for this, the fourth long-player from Greek producer Angelos Stoumpos. 'Theory Of Revolution' first came out in late 2019, with an instrumental version released just a few weeks later; now here comes a bumper package of remixes. Some of these rubs, like RSN's take on 'Liberty Is Our Destiny' or the Jackz N Jointz rub of 'Realistic' have had previous single/EP releases, others are brand new, and with the 26 assembled mixes running the gamut from reggae, hip-hop and funk to house and disco, it'd be a VERY hard-to-please selector indeed who couldn't find something suitable for their floors here...
TMDG 221
04 Feb 22
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Parara
   
Dime Amor (feat Mahrez Hachemi) - (3:44) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parara - (3:43) 52 BPM
   
1961 - (3:38) 55 BPM
Review: Dj Marcon & The Palo Santos is a Bulgarian project formed in 2019 by producer/DJ Nikolay 'Marcon' Markov together with guitarist Yanko Argirov, influenced by west African, funk, jazz and soul roots - in the vein of legend Fela Kuti. 'Parara' is their debut release featuring three tracks: there is the infectious "Dime Amor" featuring vocals by Mahrez Hachemi that's an infectious heater with a latin twist, as well as the low slung disco of the title track and the slo-mo bliss of "1961" with its tropical soul vibe.
TMDG 220
21 Jan 22
International
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Out Of Control
   
Out Of Control - (4:25) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Out Of Control (dubstrumental) - (4:25) 93 BPM
   
Out Of Control (instrumental) - (4:25) 93 BPM
Review: Athens-based Angelos Stoumpos AKA Timewarp Inc is something of a musical chameleon, swapping back and forth between the worlds of reggae and funk/disco with ease. This latest offering on his own Timewarp Music label finds him firmly in the former camp, as he reworks a track from Virginyah feat Rsn's recent 'Therapy Sessions' EP - a soulful, trip-hoppish affair in its original form - inna reggae style and, indeed, fashion. Virginia Fragkoulatzi's vocal can be heard in full effect on the original mix, while the EP also packs Instrumental and Dubstramental remixes for when you're deep into the headnodding zone...
TMDG 219
10 Dec 21
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Dubshine
   
Dubshine (Kickit version) - (4:05) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dubshine (Beatit version) - (5:25) 105 BPM
Review: Somehow combining dub and reggae vibes alongside touches of electronica, sitar strings, Balearica and even a bit of electro swing - Timewarp unveil Dubshine! Music for that fangagled, mudpatted dubstage somewhere deep in the forest - these two numbers are for good, carefree times. With a breakbeat and acid tip added to the Beatit Version, Timewarp Music got you covered: rain, hail, dub or shine!
TMDG 218
19 Nov 21
Funk
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Guru In The Jungle
   
AfrEvolution - (5:38) 100 BPM
   
Nzuri - (4:13) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Touba - (4:46) 123 BPM
   
Kalakuta - (3:43) 145 BPM
   
Carousel - (4:52) 100 BPM
   
Joy & Dance - (5:03) 57 BPM
   
Surprise - (4:00) 105 BPM
   
Riding High - (4:43) 103 BPM
   
Trumpet Atmosphere - (4:33) 115 BPM
Review: Another full-length release here from Italy's ever-prolific Vito Lalinga, and it's something of the proverbial "game of two halves". Track titles like 'AfrEvolution', 'Nzuri' and 'Touba' give you a clue as to the distinctly Afro-flavoured feel that predominates on the first half of the album, but then we're thrown a curveball in the form of the Latin-oriented 'Carousel', which ushers in the second half, wherein Lalinga ploughs a more straight-up funk/jazz-funk furrow. As such it's an album that's well worth investigating whether you're a big fan of Afro styles or not, with 'Joy & Dance' - a sophisticated instrumental reminiscent of the likes of Dexter Wansel or Deodato - the pick to these ears.
TMDG 217
22 Oct 21
Funk
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Sambafunk
   
Sambafunk - (5:33) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sambafunk (Prosper & Le Marabout remix) - (3:56) 108 BPM
   
Sambafunk (Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc. Project) remix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
Review: He's probably best known for his many contributions to the long-running 'Katakana Edits' re-edit series, but DJ Laurel - Minsk native Lavr Berzhanin - does actually MAKE original music as well! Here, he teams up with Bruges-based vocalist Oleg Jagger on a sun-drenched (and fairly self-explanatory) slab of Latin-infused funk. Mix-wise, you can choose between the summery Original which puts fluttering Spanish guitar front and centre, an earthier, more stripped-back remix from Prosper & Le Marabout which foregrounds the chanted vocal, or Vito Lalinga's rerub, which is similar to the Original but with a slightly jazzier feel.
TMDG 216
17 Sep 21
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Karma
   
Da Funk Doc - (3:25) 96 BPM
   
Why They Suffer - (4:26) 91 BPM
   
Jack The Ripper - (4:00) 98 BPM
   
Dual Core - (3:48) 102 BPM
   
Power Of Intention - (4:03) 104 BPM
   
Gimme Some Faith - (4:09) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Route 69 (It's A Fight) - (4:10) 117 BPM
   
Sweet Lullaby - (4:10) 120 BPM
   
Motown Drum Break - (4:04) 87 BPM
   
La Descendance Mandingue - (4:24) 89 BPM
   
Youkounkoun - (3:42) 97 BPM
   
Fatty Bump - (4:19) 112 BPM
   
Le Grand Blue - (6:39) 116 BPM
Review: Belgian producer Zamali made his name with a string of re-edit EPs on Timewarp in the late 00s and early 2010s. These days he's focusing more on original productions, and now he returns to the Greek label with his debut full-length. Contemporary funk is his stock-in-trade, sometimes - as on 'Jack The Ripper' - veering towards the funk-breaks/funk-hop side of the street, other times leaning more towards "new old" homage vibes, but never shy of dropping in a familiar vocal sample here and there, or injecting a hint of disco, Afro or even house flava. Standouts for this reviewer include the Zapp/Cameo-esque 'Fatty Bump' and the jaunty, jazzy 'Gimme Some Faith'.
TMDG 215
09 Jul 21
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Out Of Sight
   
Hidden In A Star Field - (4:43) 152 BPM
   
Out Of Sight - (4:30) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Price We Pay - (3:24) 71 BPM
   
Antibody - (4:00) 133 BPM
Review: Hailing from Harderwijk in the Netherlands, Niles Philips specialises in "breakbeat music with funky elements", and this four-tracker could just as easily sit in our Downtempo or Balearic sections. You won't find many off-kilter rhythms or wonky time-signatures here - just some very fine hazy, stoned grooves reminiscent of the likes of Lemon Jelly or Bent, and lots of extended spoken vocal samples on the subject of UFOs, technology and, aptly enough right now, viruses. 'Antibody' also provides the EP's jazziest moment, featuring as it does some neat blues-y organ work - think Jimmy Smith in a particularly glum mood.
TMDG 214
11 Jun 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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I Do Voodoo
   
I Do Voodoo - (4:03) 62 BPM
   
Boogie Jive - (4:08) 110 BPM
   
Dubby Brother From Jamaica - (4:42) 90 BPM
   
Like A Lion - (4:54) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Panama Soul Girl - (4:30) 130 BPM
   
Get On Top - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
It's In The Music - (5:17) 122 BPM
   
Mr Hands Up - (3:45) 60 BPM
   
Driving South - (4:20) 105 BPM
   
JB's Ride - (4:37) 95 BPM
   
Hey Lord - (5:06) 90 BPM
   
Mojito Beach - (4:14) 115 BPM
   
Mo's Town - (4:12) 101 BPM
   
Put Your Feet Down - (4:40) 106 BPM
   
I Do Voodoo (Louie's Latin Re-touch) - (4:29) 62 BPM
   
The Wicked One - (4:13) 50 BPM
   
Tired Of This Game - (4:15) 83 BPM
Review: Croatian based producer Vladimir Sivc's Funky Destination project returns with his seventh solo studio LP, I Do Voodoo. At 17-tracks-large, Funky Destination mixes up all manner of grooves and funk through vintage drums, breaks and broken beat to hip hop, soul and boogie. Paying homage to '70s inspired sounds, there's reggae to be found in "Dubby Brother From Jamaica" and "Like A Lion" to displays of gospel in "Mo's Town", swinging disco in "It's In The Music" and percussive lounge-time jazz sessions in "Tired Of This Game". With the sound of guitars colliding with more Brazlian and tropical styles in "The Wicked One" and "Put Your Feet Down", there's still no going past this album's undeniable lead cut "I Do Voodoo".
TMDG 213
28 May 21
Soul
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Realistic (Jack & Jointz Remix)
   
Realistic (feat Georges Perin - Jack & Jointz remix) - (3:41) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Realistic (Jack & Jointz instrumental remix) - (3:39) 94 BPM
Review: Jack & Jointz are a German duo who describe their music as "a mixture of funk, reggae, house and pop with a groovy and electronic note", and here they rework 'Realistic' from Greece's Angelos Stoumpos, better known as Timewarp Inc. With the song having been released five times already (single, album, instrumental, label compilation, Jazznut remix), Timewarp Inc fans must be starting to wonder when they're going to hear some new material, but if you've yet to pick up any of the previous versions and are a fan of crossover soul acts like Cee-Lo, Aloe Blacc or Gregory Porter, it's still worth checking.
TMDG 212
21 May 21
Funk
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Under The Sun
   
Intro - (1:16) 133 BPM
   
Walking The Streets - (3:21) 88 BPM
   
Under The Sun - (2:50) 104 BPM
   
Mad Men - (3:37) 116 BPM
   
Sinful Gold - (3:43) 112 BPM
   
Beach Of Sunshine - (5:02) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep Moving - (5:18) 116 BPM
   
Sun Goes Down (feat Kali Malia) - (4:00) 106 BPM
   
Burnout - (1:20) 99 BPM
   
Elusive Peace - (3:42) 96 BPM
   
Sunrise - (2:04) 159 BPM
Review: Timewarp Music welcomes aboard a new artist to their roster in Jazznut aka Dmitry Khlynin. Based out of Russia, the name suits him, as if he's some kind of mad professor stewing over a mixed pot of jazz and funk, some rock and trip hop alongside some big beats business, breaks and a healthy dose modern electronics. Across 11 peak time tracks there's stoner grooves and psychedelica in "Keep Moving", a New Yorkan diva session in "Sun Goes Down (feat Kali Malia)" to space cowboy cosmic disco in "Sinful Gold". A cinematic soundtrack for a pulp fiction fanatic.
TMDG 211
07 May 21
Funk
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Realistic (Jazznut Remix)
   
Realistic (feat Georges Perin - Jazznut remix) - (3:57) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Realistic (Jazznut instrumental remix) - (3:57) 98 BPM
Review: Timewarp Music boss Timewarp Inc ushers in the sounds of its Russian-based signee Jazznut who turns in a version and instrumental of "Realistic" in the lead up to a planned album release. The so far little known artist gives the original a '90s pop-house makeover inspiring memories of a time when Madonna's "Ray Of Light" or Fatboy Slim's "Weapon Of Choice" were dominating the charts. Enjoy!
TMDG 210
23 Apr 21
Funk
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Double 'O Jazz
   
Double 'O Jazz - (6:48) 78 BPM
   
Yo Sco - (6:51) 86 BPM
   
Duck Dis Drunk Dromedary - (4:03) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nu-Frisco-Funk - (4:17) 108 BPM
Review: Five-piece skat pack DJazz .OrgOnite hook up with Timewarp Music for one of the more curious releases the Greek label has put out in sometime. Combining abstract jazz instrumentation with influences of soul, funk and hip hop, the group's sound comes across as an oddball pairing of Mr Oizo & Ricardo Villalobos in an acoustic and electrified free jazz vibe. With touches of banjo added to "Nu-Frisco-Funk", relax into flashes of New York lounge time through "Double 'O Jazz", Blaxploitation grooves of "Yo Sco" to the solo-centric "Duck Dis Drunk Dromedary". Get involved!
TMDG 209
02 Apr 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Blessed (ActRaiser Remix)
TMDG 208
12 Mar 21
Funk
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Therapy Sessions
   
What Do You Want - (3:23) 82 BPM
   
Get Away - (3:00) 82 BPM
   
Do That Thing (feat Maya) - (3:08) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Why - (3:50) 77 BPM
   
Out Of Control - (3:09) 93 BPM
Review: At five tracks large, vocalist Virginyah hooks up beatsmith Rsn with a package of 90s-inspired soul, funk, hip hop and R&B elements - bringing to mind albums like Guru's Jazzmatazz, Black Eyed Peas Bridging The Gap to vocalists like Nina Cherry and Chaka Khan. Including licks of live bass from Greek-born Grammy winner Panagiotis Andreou across this mini-LP, Therapy Sessions goes most electronic and new age (Morcheeba-style) on numbers like "Why" and "Getaway" - whereas your clearly defined pop numbers come out of tracks like "What Do You Want" and the funky "Out Of Control". Furthermore, get some dope percussion and freestyle lyricism from Maya Siozou in "Do That Thing".
TMDG 207
05 Mar 21
Funk
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What Do You Want
TMDG 206
05 Feb 21
Funk
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Freestyle 4 Funk 8 (Compiled By Timewarp) #Freestyle
TIMEWARP/Various
   
AUditors DOmination - "Global Conspiracy" - (3:44) 84 BPM
   
MustBeat Crew - "The Feedback" (Niles Philips remix) - (4:42) 114 BPM
   
Afternoons In Stereo - "City Of The Future" - (3:55) 104 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "Born To Be Bad" - (3:30) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mister T. & Lucy Lune Gillespie - "Oldschool" - (3:22) 63 BPM
   
Niles Philips - "Things That Come To Me" - (3:58) 91 BPM
   
Ivan Blanusa - "Sunday Chill" - (3:55) 98 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Discogirls" (Valique Sunrise version) - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
JazzProfilactika - "Funky" - (5:52) 118 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "I'll Be Ok" (feat Georges Perin - DJ Laurel remix) - (5:05) 102 BPM
   
Teddy Presberg - "Passion" (Niles Philips remix) - (5:37) 83 BPM
   
Niles Philips - "Other People" - (3:59) 89 BPM
   
Headson Groove - "Echo Place" - (3:57) 100 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Restart" (feat Jammaroots - Beat Ride remix) - (5:12) 96 BPM
   
Superslick - "Blow It Hard !" - (4:32) 120 BPM
   
JazzProfilactika - "Ah Yeah!" (Vito Lalinga Vi Mode Inc. Project Afro Cut) - (6:35) 54 BPM
Review: Another 16-track V/A from Timewarp, this time with a slight change of emphasis. Where previous installments in the 'Freestyle 4 Funk' series have largely ploughed a party-hearty, faithfully 70s-sounding funk furrow, Volume 8 operates in slightly more leftfield/eclectic territory, taking in everything from space age jazz-funk (Afternoons In Stereo's 'City Of The Future') and looping lo-fi Balearica (Teddy Presberg's 'Passion') to conscious female-vocalled dancehall (Timewarp Inc's 'Restart') and out-and-out jazz-fusion (Ivan Blanusa's aptly titled, uber-mellow 'Sunday Chill'). If you've picked up any of the earlier volumes, this latest might not be quite what you were expecting - but we think you'll enjoy it just as much. If not more!
TMDG 200D
29 Jan 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Freestyle 4 Funk 8 (Compiled By Timewarp) #Dub
TIMEWARP/VARIOUS
   
Dogo Argentino - "Yellow, Black Or White" (Small Night Orchestra remix) - (4:23) 70 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Jum Jazi" (Digital Alkemist feat BNC remix) - (4:48) 85 BPM
   
Groove Monkz - "Promised Land" - (5:00) 80 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Theory Of Revolution" (feat Georges Perin - Jay Papa remix) - (3:19) 94 BPM
   
Zamali - "Jah Youth" (Turntable Dubbers & Sebski edit) - (4:29) 115 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Yuil Disco Breaks" (Djtzinas & The Redgreen Wood Soundsystem remix) - (5:56) 112 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "Roots People" - (4:50) 110 BPM
   
Freethinker Funk Essence - "Spring Air" - (2:45) 94 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Smoke Miash" (Santuri version) - (4:27) 96 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Theory Of Revolution" (instrumental) - (3:54) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jack & Jointz - "Coming Down" (Timewarp Inc instrumental remix) - (3:07) 100 BPM
   
AUditors DOmination - "Dreaming Of Zion" - (4:26) 74 BPM
   
Afternoons In Stereo - "The Meka Dub" (feat Niasony) - (5:52) 63 BPM
   
Shantisan - "Que Nego E Esse" (feat Micheline Cardoso - Timewarp Inc dub remix) - (4:36) 100 BPM
Review: Fill yer boots or digital DJ stockings this christmas with some fine dub tunes and versions of undeniable funk from the Timewarp catalogue. Taking in a host of remixes, instrumentals and edits; highlights include the freewheeling cool jazz of Freethinker Funk Essence's "Spring Air", the dance-heavy wares of Djtzinas & The Redgreen Wood Soundsystem remix to "Yuil Disco Breaks" and Funky Destination's sweet, dreamy and percussive "Roots People". Deeper house inspired dub tracks come from Shantisan in "Que Nego E Esse (Timewarp Inc dub remix) with fine originals from AUditors DOmination's "Dreaming Of Zion" and Groove Monkz's digi-ska track "Promised Land". The place to be.
TMDG 200C
22 Jan 21
Dub
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Freestyle 4 Funk 8 (Compiled By Timewarp) #Funk
Timewarp/Various
   
Koka Mass Jazz - "Play The Game" (feat Tiffany Blu - Timewarp Inc remix) - (4:25) 95 BPM
   
Niles Philips - "I Lo-Fi You" - (3:37) 95 BPM
   
Afternoons In Stereo - "Soul Sugar" (Niles Philips remix) - (4:39) 104 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Kotzak" (Umbo remix) - (5:01) 111 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "Make It Fuzz" - (5:02) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leon - "Sexy Toy" - (4:13) 132 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Realistic" (feat Georges Perin) - (4:23) 94 BPM
   
Niles Philips - "Nose Dive" (feat Tonkin) - (3:50) 110 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "The Inside Man" (part 2 - Soopasoul remix 7'') - (4:17) 57 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "We Gotta Keep On Rollin" - (3:55) 120 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Breakbit" (feat Leon - Leon remix) - (5:40) 131 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "Crazy Mushroom Blues" (Timewarp Inc remix) - (5:18) 123 BPM
   
Zamali & Julie E Gordon - "Golden Plans" (Umbo remix) - (5:49) 128 BPM
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc. Project) - "Nasty Shit" - (4:18) 120 BPM
   
Apedroid - "Enter The Apedroid" - (5:05) 94 BPM
   
Basement Freaks - "Soul Men" (Umbo remix) - (5:34) 107 BPM
Review: 'Funk' is what it says on the tin and funk is what you'll find inside it, as Timewarp serve up a 16-track best-of compilation paying homage to the squelchy, sleazy sounds of the 70s - tracks like Apedroid's 'Enter The Apedroid' or Basement Freaks' 'Soul Men' could have been lifted straight from the OST of some obscure Blaxploitation flick. Timewarp Inc's own 'Breakbit' is a car chase funk masterpiece, my reviewing notes for Leon's futuristic, sci-fi-ish 'Sexy Toy' read simply "aliens!", while special mention should be made of Koka Mass Jazz's opener 'Play The Game' - a new-old soul/funk jam par excellence, and a consent anthem for the post-#MeToo generation.
TMDG 200B
15 Jan 21
Funk
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Freestyle 4 Funk 8 (Compiled By Timewarp) #Disco
Timewarp/Various
   
Funky Destination - "Come Back To Me" (Soopasoul instrumental remix) - (3:20) 59 BPM
   
DJ Laurel - "Sambafunk" (feat Oleg Jagger) - (5:33) 115 BPM
   
Funky Destination - "B.Disco Express" - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Discogirls" (Aris Kokou Afro Disco Beats) - (4:41) 60 BPM
   
Afternoons In Stereo - "Party At Dick & Mimi's" - (6:49) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vito Lalinga (Vi Mode Inc. Project) - "Happy Feeling" - (5:21) 115 BPM
   
Quincy Jointz - "Rock On" (Diesler remix) - (6:22) 119 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Yuil Disco Boom" (feat The Mage - Prosper & Stabfinger remix) - (4:37) 120 BPM
   
Trotter - "At The Pool" (Atfunk remix) - (5:24) 120 BPM
   
Dogo Argentino - "2 Minutes 2 Midnight" - (5:17) 61 BPM
   
Timewarp Inc - "Disco Frisco" (feat Leon - Disco Funk edit) - (4:55) 123 BPM
   
Atfunk - "Something About You" (feat NavyRed - Video version) - (4:19) 120 BPM
   
Doctormusic Project - "Party Time" (feat DJ Steevo) - (5:05) 116 BPM
   
Dubstax - "Wiggly Bum" (radio edit) - (3:57) 122 BPM
   
Trotter - "Kingstown" - (4:28) 120 BPM
Review: What we have here are 15 contemporary funk and disco nuggets coming courtesy of prolific Greek producer Timewarp Inc and assorted friends and relations. There's a pleasing degree of stylistic variety on offer across the album as a whole, with tracks ranging from Afternoons In Stereo's cool, jazzy 'Party At Dick & Mimi's' to Dubstax's unabashedly cheesy yet strangely irresistible 'Wiggly Bum', via the sultry, sleazy boogie of Dogo Argentino's '2 Minutes To Midnight', a brace of deep house-leaning contributions from Atfunk, and Aris Kokou's Afro-percussive rework of Timewarp Inc's own 'Discogirls', making for a very checkable collection indeed.
TMDG 200A
08 Jan 21
Funk
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Groove Box
   
Disaster In The World - (5:10) 100 BPM
   
Happy Feeling - (5:21) 115 BPM
   
Ice Stuff - (4:55) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Midnight Trumpet - (5:30) 105 BPM
   
Swart Mense - (4:45) 122 BPM
   
Uitdaging - (5:10) 95 BPM
   
Sherehe - (4:13) 122 BPM
   
Ice Stuff (Santoro Leg Warmers remix) - (4:47) 125 BPM
Review: Italy's ever-prolific Vito Lalinga brings us eight contemporary funk jams here. Opener 'Disaster In The World' marries a reggae bassline to fluttering Spanish geetar and sampled, spoken vocal snips, 'Happy Feeling' nods to 70s barrio funk, 'Ice Stuff' brings the Blaxploitation soundtrack vibes with its mournful trumpet and looping bass before getting a more uptempo Leg Warmers Remix from Santoro, 'Uitdaging' will play well in the hip-hop 'n' funk spots, 'Swart Mense' adds a little Afro flava, and so it goes on... there's perhaps no one standout cut that demands instant attention but any/all of 'em should keep funk-friendly floors grooving nicely.
TMDG 205
11 Dec 20
Funk
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I'll Be Ok (DJ Laurel Remix)
   
I'll Be Ok (feat Georges Perin - DJ Laurel remix) - (5:05) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I'll Be Ok (DJ Laurel instrumental remix) - (5:03) 102 BPM
Review: 'I'll Be OK' is the latest aural treat from Timewarp Inc's Theory of Revolution album to get given the remix treatment. In its original album mix form (not included here, sadly), the song is a skanking slab of hazy reggae-soul featuring fine lead vocals from George Perin. This time round, Belarussian producer (and sometime Chopshop artist) DJ Laurel has re-imagined it as a slow-motion slab of attractive nu-disco soul rich in bubbly synthesizer sounds, punchy horns, razor-sharp guitar licks, undulating synth-bass and snappy machine drums. We'd argue that it's best enjoyed in its full vocal mix form (track one), where Laurel gets the most out of Perin's superbly soulful and surprisingly weary singing, though the accompanying instrumental take is also rather good.
TMDG 204
06 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Yuil Disco Boom (Prosper & Stabfinger Remix)
   
Yuil Disco Boom (feat The Mage - Prosper & Stabfinger remix) - (4:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yuil Disco Boom (Prosper & Stabfinger instrumental remix) - (4:36) 120 BPM
Played by: Juno Download
Review: Prosper & Stabfinger bring us vocal and instrumental remixes of a track taken from last year's 'Theory Of Revolution' album. Well, sort of: the original album version, 'Yuil Disco Breaks', was a 'new old' funker in the Dap Kings/Speedometer vein, but here Messrs P&S scatter some disco dust over the track and transform it into an energetic workout built with mirrorball-equipped dancefloors firmly in mind. The block party-style rap vocal from The Mage won't necessarily suit everyone, admittedly - but don't worry, because if it doesn't then head for the instrumental and let those killer Dave Lee-esque raygun disco stabs do the heavy lifting instead!
TMDG 203
23 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Roots People
   
Roots People - (4:50) 110 BPM
   
Back To Philly - (5:22) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
B.Disco Express - (4:26) 110 BPM
   
I Feel Good - (4:42) 119 BPM
   
Sistas Of Mercy - (4:46) 116 BPM
   
You've Forget Your Pieces - (4:17) 100 BPM
   
Just Trying To Find My Way - (4:00) 113 BPM
   
Silver Fire - (4:33) 100 BPM
   
It's All Right (Blues Sucker) - (5:33) 50 BPM
   
I Was A Rolling Stone - (4:20) 100 BPM
   
Afro Booga-Choo Choo Train - (5:30) 90 BPM
   
Mountain To Sing - (5:06) 90 BPM
   
Deep Into Brasil - (4:11) 87 BPM
   
The Last Cotton Field Song - (3:18) 121 BPM
Review: Greece's Timewarp delivers Croatian producer Vladimir Sivc aka Funky Destination his sixth studio album, and it burns! Combining live instrumentation with his sampled-based style, FD dials up some downbeat tempos and dubbed-out horns in tracks like "Deep Into Brasil" to some undeniable hand percussion and jazz funk in "B.Disco Express". On a western tip find cowboy ballads and sunsets themes in "The Last Cotton Field Song" (think Django Unchained) alongside the Chicagoan blues and Hendrix rock 'n' roll of "I Was A Rolling Stone". Some further streetsmart funk in "Mountain To Sing" next to the broken beats of "Back To Philly" and some sassy, disco flex in "Sistas Of Mercy". For that soulful, upbeat and hip hop vibe it's all about the title track: "Roots People".
TMDG 202
09 Oct 20
Funk
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Promised Land
   
Promised Land - (5:00) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Promised Land (instrumental) - (5:04) 80 BPM
Review: Next up from the Timewarp Greece crew, we embrace a fine piece of future-inspired dub music as they welcome the sounds of Groove Monkz for a wavy new single by the name of 'Promised Land'. As a composition, this one sits perfectly between poetry and system smasher as intricate, introspective lyrics and floated above a gorgeous piece of reggae production, incorporating colourful horn melodies and sumptuous basslines below into the mix and blend. This release also comes complete with a fabulous instrumental version of the track, and boy does it sit well on a system!
TMDG 201
04 Sep 20
Dub
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Theory Of Revolution
   
Theory Of Revolution (feat Georges Perin - Jay Papa remix) - (3:19) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Theory Of Revolution (Jay Papa instrumental remix) - (3:19) 94 BPM
Review: Greek producer Timewarp Inc's 'Theory Of Revolution' is fast approaching evergreen status. First out as the title track of his fourth album back in November, this funk-soul-reggae fusion was then given a full-on dub makeover on February's EP of remixes and instrumentals, and now it's back in single form, with Jay Papa's vocal and instrumental rubs heading in the opposite direction and toning down the reggae and dub aspects. You end up with a contemporary funk/soul cut that has the same kind of crossover appeal as Pharrell, Aloe Blacc or Cee-Lo Green - though whether it can emulate their commercial success remains to be seen.
TMDG 199
10 Jul 20
Funk
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Ah Yeah! The Funky EP
   
Ah Yeah! - (4:53) 108 BPM
   
Ah Yeah! (Vito Lalinga Vi Mode Inc. Project Afro Cut) - (6:35) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ah Yeah! (Ilko MAGntk Soul remix) - (5:25) 108 BPM
   
Funky - (5:52) 118 BPM
   
Funky (Chillov remix) - (4:59) 59 BPM
   
Funky (Ilko MAGntk Soul remix) - (6:02) 118 BPM
Review: It's been three years since five-part collective JazzProfilactika released their debut Tick Tock LP and they return to Timewarp with a very much welcomed take on stylish nu jazz and funk orientated beats! Given an electronic touch and sampling boost, "Ah Yeah" goes deep on the rhodes and phat on the phunk alongside the more jazz and brass orientated "Funky". Remixes come from band member Chillov (Tsvetan Momchilov) and good friend ilko (Ilin Grivishki) who adds a deeper shade with extra keys to his remix. Get down.
TMDG 198
19 Jun 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Smoke Miash (Santuri version - mCurtis remix)
   
Smoke Miash (Santuri version - MCurtis remix) - (5:04) 98 BPM
Review: Greek producer Timewarp Inc demonstrates his remarkable versatility in the studio once more. Recent album 'Theory Of Evolution' focused primarily on reggae and dub sounds, but on this single-track release he takes an abrupt left turn into Latin-inspired territory. More specifically, the mid-paced 'Smoke Miash', with its fluttering Spanish guitars and mournful trumpets, has a distinct Mexican feel - it wouldn't sound out of place on an Ennio Morricone spaghetti western score, perhaps soundtracking the build-up to a hanging or funeral. It's not one for club play, but it certainly makes for hypnotic, head-nodding home listening.
TMDG 197
22 May 20
Funk
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Restart (Beat Ride Remix)
   
Restart (feat Jammaroots - Beat Ride remix) - (5:12) 96 BPM
   
Restart (Beat Ride instrumental remix) - (5:12) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Here's a Juno Download exclusive that's well worth checking. It sees talented but relatively little-known producer Beat Ride rework "Restart", one of the highlights of Timewarp Inc's fourth studio album "Theory of Revolution". Whereas Timewarp Inc's original version (not included here) was a skanking slab of sunshine reggae-funk featuring the soulful vocals of Jammaroots, Beat Ride's radical revision re-invents the track as a stirring, string-laden chunk of emotive, atmospheric trip-hop rich in warm Rhodes keys, dubbed-out horn blasts and jazzy guitar solos. It's a superb rework all told and available in both vocal and instrumental variations; our pick is the former, but both are top-notch.
TMDG 196
08 May 20
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Afrodisiac Pt V
   
Nasty Shit - (4:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Afrikaanse Waansin - (6:10) 80 BPM
   
Keep Movin - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Rebellie - (5:18) 115 BPM
   
Rotation - (4:43) 116 BPM
   
War Nothing - (5:03) 57 BPM
Review: Don't be fooled by the title here. While there's definitely a strong African influence to the six tracks featured on this EP from Greece's Timewarp, you don't need to be a lover of complex polyrhythms or breathy, chanted vox to appreciate them. Instead, ever-prolific Italian producer Lalinga looks to African funk and jazz of the 1970s for inspiration. 'Nasty Shit' comes at the sound from a hip-hop perspective and 'Rebellie' is the EP's most overtly house-leaning cut, while 'Afrikaanse Waansin' is the most traditional-sounding, but all six will work well on the floor and will have particular appeal for the breakers and jazz dancers.
TMDG 195
03 Apr 20
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Modern Times
   
Global Conspiracy - (3:44) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Broken Wings (feat Christie Bell) - (3:30) 84 BPM
Review: It's been an epic eight years since we last heard from the yet to be understood project that is Auditors Domination; a breakbeat fusion of acoustic, electronic, instrumental and folk inspired experimental music that sits on a jazzy, soulful tip graced by the slightest of eastern-themed motifs. 2012 was the first and last that we heard from the project when Timewarp released their debut album Palace of Light, which was given a huge 10 artist remix package, and following nearly a decade out of the spotlight, Auditors Domination teases at the idea of another album with this Modern Times single. Take "Global Conspiracy" for your instrumental, jazz and fusion dose, with "Broken Wings" your laid back, vocal lounge time session.
TMDG 194
06 Mar 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Power Of Soul
   
Spirit Of Crazy Buddha - (5:52) 93 BPM
   
Bad Ass Jazz - (5:33) 87 BPM
   
Rockalistick - (4:37) 60 BPM
   
Soul Motivation - (4:30) 96 BPM
   
I Am Believer - (4:11) 118 BPM
   
Make It Fuzz - (5:02) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Down The New Orleans - (4:11) 112 BPM
   
Come Back To Me - (3:35) 119 BPM
   
Sweet Mamma Jamma - (4:29) 137 BPM
   
Heavy Boogie - (4:16) 114 BPM
   
Want Ya Now - (4:10) 114 BPM
   
We Gotta Keep On Rollin - (3:55) 120 BPM
Review: Long-player number four here from Croatia's Vladimir Sivc, better known as Funky Destination, and his third for Timewarp. The clue's definitely in the title, because it's largely soul rather than funk flavours that dominate - though we're talking sweaty 60s James Brown stompers rather than smoochy 70s love ballads, and admittedly that's one of music's most porous boundaries anyway! If you dig the likes of Speedometer, The Allergies, Skeewiff or Dr Rubberfunk you'll find much to enjoy here, with standouts including the blues harmonica-augmented 'Make It Fuzz' and the aptly-titled 'Bad Ass Jazz', while the string-laden 'Come Back To Me' has the most commercial, Amy-esque appeal.
TMDG 193
21 Feb 20
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Liberty Is Our Destiny (RSN Remix)
   
Liberty Is Our Destiny (feat GOBEY - RSN remix) - (5:10) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Liberty Is Our Destiny (RSN instrumental remix) - (5:10) 50 BPM
Review: Another single here taken from Timewarp Inc's heavily reggae-inspired 'Theory Of Evolution' album, which dropped back in November. Already featured on the 'Theory Of Revolution' instrumentals package, 'Liberty Is Our Destiny' now gets remixed (in vocal and instrumental flavas) by fellow Athens resident Aris Rsn, who tones down the original's hip-hop elements while beefing up the bottom end. The actual song structure remains untouched, but in RSN's hands the track has a much heavier, more dubwise feel, and as such would probably work a lot better in straight-up reggae/dub sets than the original album version.
TMDG 192
07 Feb 20
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Theory Of Revolution (Instrumentals)
   
Theory Of Revolution - (3:54) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Realistic - (4:23) 94 BPM
   
I'll Be Ok - (3:30) 102 BPM
   
Restart - (4:53) 96 BPM
   
Tropicaliente - (5:13) 94 BPM
   
Economic Boom - (4:06) 110 BPM
   
Liberty Is Our Destiny - (4:55) 105 BPM
Review: It's been just a month since the loose musical collective centred around Greek producer Angelos Stoumpos released their fourth long-player 'Theory Of Revolution', and now here comes what is effectively Part Two, featuring instrumental versions of seven of the original 19 tracks. As per the album proper, reggae and dub vibes predominate, with the well-chosen title track and the Afro-influenced 'Restart' particularly deserving of your attention, but for funkateers the standouts will be lead single 'Realistic' (which sounds a lot more funk/hip-hop-oriented when stripped of its doo-wop vocal) and the lounge-y, Hammond-tastic 'I'll Be Okay'.
TMDG 191
10 Jan 20
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