Review: What a link up we have on our hands here as we see the mighty unite in this incredible collaboration project between Krafty Kuts and Bomb Strikes. What more can you ask for? We kick off with the very well thought of drum slaps and groovy horns of 'Right There', before the funkadelic bass flips and euphoric synthesizer chords of 'Wandering' run riot. Following this we land inside the more up-tempo bass booms and rhythmic switch ups of 'Speaker Buster' before the sound design department are let loose on the final track 'You're The Reason', which also features some seriously catchy vocal sampling.
Review: As ever, Breakbeat Paradise return with yet another top quality selection from some of the best in the business as they unveil the third edition of their 'Swing That Funk' compilation series. We kick off with they super swingy horns of 'Original Sound' from Basschimp, Enel & Pandicat, before Bright Idea & Funkinright link up on the grizzly synths of 'Roads'. Freddy High, Funkin Basstards, Mr Ours and Spank Spinatra also supply us with tasty contributions, before Swim INC lays down some big room synth leads and catchy guitar plucks on 'Travelling Salesman' to round us up in style.
Proxy & AC Slater - "Have Some Fun" - (4:36) 126 BPM
Proxy & Armodine - "No More" - (3:54) 126 BPM
Proxy & The Paxmen - "Fitness" - (3:54) 126 BPM
Proxy & DZA - "Poltora" - (4:52) 127 BPM
Review: There really is no stopping the Night Bass rampage this year as they land yet another top quality four track selection here, this time inviting the sounds of Proxy to the forefront with a number of potent collaborations, kicking off with the breaks infused brilliance of 'Have Some Fun' alongside the legendary AC Slater. Next, we take a more contemporary bass route as 'No More' arrives with help from Armodine, followed by the more robotic bleeps and shuffling rhythmic patterns of 'Fitness' alongside The Paxmen. Finally, the scorching sounds of DZA join the party as the pair collaborate on the lethal 'Poltora' to call an end to proceedings in style.
Review: When in search of nostalgic ballroom and swing numbers from yesteryear that have been dressed up in a new kind of neon to fit modern dance floors, Freshly Squeezed remains on point as always. This hefty compilation brings in a decadent treasure trove of big band numbers that in their original form may be nearing 100 years of age! All the proper label mates are there like JAWN with the brassy, jazz tones of "The Jam", Tune In Crew's exotic "Bangalore Swing" and Atom Smith's vocal and electro-mashing "Girl Lookin' Good" to Pisk and those classic horns that are "Jumpin Jive".