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The Paolo Zavallone Group - "Yellow Fever" - (3:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bernd Wefelmeyer Orch - "Wenn Die Sonne Scheint" - (2:28) 110 BPM
   
Soul Founddation - "Soul Founddation" - (3:55) 115 BPM
   
Baba Yaga - "To Cool To Be True" - (4:34) 119 BPM
   
The Nite Liters - "Down & Dirty" - (2:57) 103 BPM
   
Glitter House - "I Lost Me A Friend" - (4:29) 118 BPM
   
McDonald, Rae & Toomey - "Give Me Your Love" - (2:30) 120 BPM
   
Big Band Katowice - "Madrox Fuf" - (3:36) 129 BPM
   
The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Racubah" - (3:28) 126 BPM
   
Malinga Five - "Kaloule Woman" - (2:54) 133 BPM
   
Samba Soul - "Chove Chuva Mas Que Nada" - (7:36) 60 BPM
   
Soul Vibrations - "The Dump" - (2:40) 101 BPM
   
The Philarmonics - "A La Turka" - (3:40) 115 BPM
   
The Pioneeds - "Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Good Bye" - (3:08) 111 BPM
   
Tin House - "Personal Gain" - (4:41) 124 BPM
   
Variations - "I Wanna Take You Uptown" - (2:38) 65 BPM
   
Boobie Knight & The Soulciety - "Power To The Power" - (3:33) 129 BPM
   
Gem Nilo Espinosa - "Think" - (5:25) 115 BPM
   
Manfred Hubler - "Shindi Lovers" - (4:18) 123 BPM
   
Ryo Kawasaki - "El Toro" - (4:32) 136 BPM
   
Shirley Alston - "Feel The Fire" (instrumental) - (7:23) 59 BPM
   
Booler T & The MGS - "Grab Bag" - (4:34) 55 BPM
   
Sly & The Family Stone - "Family Again" - (2:57) 126 BPM
   
Getting Uptown - "To Get Down" - (5:21) 57 BPM
   
Master Story Teller - "Pay Pay Pay" - (6:21) 118 BPM
Review: Here it is, another Strictly Breaks jam! As usual we've got both a great index of classic breaks sampled by many a DJ and a great, varied compilation of simply great tunes. There are 25 of them to choose from with some of the many, many highlights including bonkers German romp "Wenn Die Sonne Scheint" by Bernd Wefelmeyer Orch, the funky drummer-riddled "I Lost Me A Friend" by Glitter House and the sweet Philly soul of "Give Me Your Love" by Rae & Toomey McDonald.
SB 2109
15 Dec 14
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MFSB - "Something For Nothing" - (2:58) 79 BPM
   
John Holt - "I Will" - (1:53) 90 BPM
   
Little Boy Blues - "Seed Of Love" - (4:32) 83 BPM
   
The Chi Lites - "Thats How Long" - (2:31) 75 BPM
   
Los Angeles Negros - "Tu Y Tu Mirar" - (2:55) 98 BPM
   
Hugo Montenegro - "Dizzy" - (3:03) 110 BPM
   
Max Romero - "I Chase The Devil" - (3:28) 75 BPM
   
Billy Short - "The Big Beat" - (3:34) 51 BPM
   
W Picket - "Get Me Back On Time" - (6:24) 97 BPM
   
Ennio Morricone - "The Ecstacy Of Gold" - (3:25) 99 BPM
   
Brenda Russel - "A World Called Love" - (3:59) 75 BPM
   
Kim Weston - "When Something Is Wrong" - (3:58) 90 BPM
   
J Jackson - "Castles In The Sand" - (3:39) 123 BPM
   
Rotory Connection - "Burning Midnight Lamp" - (4:40) 81 BPM
   
Al Kooper - "Love Theme From Landlord" - (3:14) 136 BPM
   
Harold Melvin - "I Miss You" - (8:37) 133 BPM
   
Ten Wheel Drive - "Ain't Gonna Happen" - (3:24) 76 BPM
   
Nick Ingman - "Under Pressure" - (2:00) 144 BPM
   
The Stylistics - "You & Me" - (2:33) 91 BPM
   
Persuaders - "Trying Girls Out" - (2:59) 150 BPM
   
Dorothy Ashby - "Cause I Need It" - (3:01) 82 BPM
   
Alexander O Neil - "Sunshine" - (3:34) 145 BPM
   
Boosey & Hawkes - "Library" - (2:55) 127 BPM
   
The Chi Lites - "Are You My Woman" - (3:06) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
KC - "Keep It Coming Love" - (2:54) 115 BPM
   
S Lattisaw - "Attack Of The Name Game" - (6:31) 99 BPM
   
Brothers Johnson - "I Want You" - (5:12) 143 BPM
   
Q Jones - "The Slender Thread" - (2:14) 100 BPM
   
Don Blackman - "Holding You Loving You" - (4:10) 79 BPM
   
Carrie Lucas - "Dance With You" - (3:07) 66 BPM
SBRELPD 9814
19 Jan 15
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Bob James - "Shamboozie" - (1:09) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Libi Siffre - "I Got The Blues" - (6:30) 88 BPM
   
Buddy Baker - "Sign Song" - (2:50) 56 BPM
   
Extra T's - "Et Boogie" - (2:53) 115 BPM
   
Les McCann - "Vallarta" (Skit) - (0:39) 84 BPM
   
Ann Peebles - "I Can't Stand The Rain" - (2:21) 80 BPM
   
Rhythm - "The World Is A Place" - (2:11) 83 BPM
   
Zulema - "American Fruit, African Roots" - (2:40) 147 BPM
   
Delfonics - "Ready Or Not" - (1:53) 83 BPM
   
Ahmad Jamail - "Pastures" (Skit) - (0:59) 157 BPM
   
Ohio Players - "Little Lady Maria" (Skit) - (4:18) 136 BPM
   
Curtis Mayfield - "Tripping Out" - (6:52) 91 BPM
   
Eddie Harris - "Lovely Is Today" - (4:19) 97 BPM
   
Jack Bruce - "Born To Be Blue" - (1:03) 120 BPM
   
Lalo Schifrin - "Danube Incident" - (1:49) 88 BPM
   
Brother Jack McDuff - "Strolling" - (1:36) 108 BPM
Played by: Louie Vega
SBRE 9704
27 Dec 04
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Curtis Mayfield - "Right On From The Darkness" - (2:57) 98 BPM
   
Cecil Holmes - "Call Me, Come Back Home" - (2:31) 92 BPM
   
Al Green - "Love And Happiness" - (2:25) 50 BPM
   
Joe Simon - "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" - (2:37) 120 BPM
   
BT Express - "Everything Good To You" - (3:07) 116 BPM
   
Willie Mitchell - "Groovin'" - (3:10) 84 BPM
   
Nona Hendryx - "Transformation" - (3:13) 51 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bill Conti - "Going The Distance" - (2:36) 91 BPM
   
George Duke - "Reach For It" - (3:33) 89 BPM
   
Bobby Caldwell - "My Flame" - (2:53) 88 BPM
   
Cal Tijader - "Django" (Skit) - (0:57) 89 BPM
   
Stevie Wonder - "Too High" - (3:00) 100 BPM
   
Larry Young - "Turn Off The Lights" - (7:02) 103 BPM
   
Choclolate Milk - "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" - (3:12) 91 BPM
SBRELP 9705
03 Jan 05
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Brenda Russell - "A Little Bit Of Love" - (3:04) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tammi Lynn - "Light My Fire" - (3:07) 92 BPM
   
Dexter Wansel - "New Beginning" - (3:26) 98 BPM
   
Thom Bell - "Moses Theme" - (3:45) 90 BPM
   
Earth, Wind & Fire - "On Your Face" - (3:08) 63 BPM
   
Jacques Brel - "Vieillir" - (1:04) 143 BPM
   
The Troggs - "Rolling Stone" - (2:04) 105 BPM
   
Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime" - (3:17) 59 BPM
   
Gwen McCrae - "I've Got Nothing To Lose But The Blues" - (3:31) 53 BPM
   
The Dells - "Free & Easy" - (3:11) 95 BPM
   
Jerry Butler - "I'm Your Mechanicle Man" - (3:10) 108 BPM
   
The Dee Felice Trio - "There Was A Time" - (2:58) 115 BPM
   
Harold Wheeler - "Black Cream" - (4:24) 92 BPM
SBRELP 9706
10 Nov 14
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Ramon Morris - "Don't Ask Me" - (2:54) 86 BPM
   
Love Unlimited Orchestra - "Midnight Groove" - (3:31) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steve Arrington - "Weak At The Knees" - (3:16) 53 BPM
   
Jean Carn - "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" - (5:08) 71 BPM
   
Steve Kahn - "Darling Darling Baby" - (3:45) 106 BPM
   
Roy Ayers - "Life Is Just A Moment" (part 2) - (2:34) 100 BPM
   
Annie - "It's The Hard Knock Life" - (2:24) 75 BPM
   
Afro Cuban Band - "Something's Got To Give" - (5:13) 96 BPM
   
Parliament - "Come In Out Of The Rain" - (2:41) 87 BPM
   
The Supremes - "It's Time To Break Down" - (3:22) 100 BPM
   
Love Unlimited - "Under The Influence Of Love" - (3:03) 101 BPM
   
Diana Ross - "My Hero Is A Gun" - (3:15) 86 BPM
Played by: KUT FUNK
Review: Once again the compilation master, Strictly Breaks, is back with another collection of often-sampled tunes, providing both delight for sample-spotters and fans of eclectic collections alike. Here Strictly Breaks Vol 7 features a wide range of thoroughly enjoyable tunes - from the camp musical shenanigans of 'Hard Knock Life" from Annie to Ramon Harris' cool jazz joint "Don't Ask Me" via Steve Arrington's sleazy funk jam "Weak At The Knees" and Diana Ross' bonkers orchestrated meltdown "My Hero Is A Gun" (yes it's really called that).
SBRE 9707
17 Nov 14
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Southside Movement - "I've Been Watching You" (Part 2) - (2:16) 95 BPM
   
Ted Nugent - "Homebound" - (2:54) 138 BPM
   
Buddy Miles - "Let Your Lovelight Shine" - (2:55) 89 BPM
   
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Freaks For The Festival" - (2:53) 110 BPM
   
Cold Blood - "Shop Talk" - (3:03) 111 BPM
   
John Hammond - "Big Sur Suite" - (3:03) 78 BPM
   
Dr John - "I Walk On Guided Splinters" - (2:59) 92 BPM
   
Les Baxter - "Prelude C# Minor" - (2:52) 87 BPM
   
Iron Butterfly - "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" - (2:47) 87 BPM
   
Los Angeles Negros - "El Rey Y Yo" - (2:20) 88 BPM
   
Bryds - "Fido" - (2:42) 92 BPM
   
The Blue Project - "Flute Thing" - (2:53) 103 BPM
   
Michael Urbaniak - "Atma Tomorrow" - (3:00) 144 BPM
   
Arique - "Kissing My Love" - (3:08) 97 BPM
   
Jeremy Steig - "Howling For Judy" - (2:59) 110 BPM
   
Jimmy Smith - "Root Down & Get It" - (2:58) 108 BPM
   
The Moog Machine - "Aquarius Let The Sunshine In" - (3:00) 91 BPM
   
Eugene McDanials - "Headless Hereos" - (2:01) 102 BPM
   
Fred Wesly - "Four Play" - (2:49) 92 BPM
   
Grand Funk Railroad - "Inside Looking Out" - (2:46) 98 BPM
   
Gerard Levecque & Claude Romat - "Call Me Africadelic" - (2:53) 100 BPM
   
Alan Moorhouse - "Soul Skimmer" - (2:09) 98 BPM
   
The Bar Kays - "Holy Ghost" - (2:49) 101 BPM
   
Donny Hathaway - "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" - (2:48) 96 BPM
   
Jimi Hendrix - "Happy Birthday" - (2:04) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Turtles - "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea" - (1:29) 103 BPM
   
Jimmy Caster - "The Return Of Leroy" (Part 1) - (2:54) 101 BPM
   
Stevie Wonder - "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - (2:49) 108 BPM
   
War - "Low Rider" - (2:51) 70 BPM
   
Wild Sugar - "Bring It Here" - (2:42) 58 BPM
Review: Original sample material: the second volume in the Beastie Collection is just as educational and explorative as the inaugural set. Originally released in 2006, here it is again in all its digital 30-track glory. Ranging from Ted Nugent's guitar-slaying "Homebound" (sampled on "The Biz vs The Nuge") to Afrique's synth squidging Bill Withers cover "Kissing My Life" (sampled on "Bodhisattva Vow") via the instantly distinctive flutes on Jeremy Steig's "Howling For Judy" (sampled on "Sure Shot"), this acts as several musical lessons: how sampling really is a fine, fine art, how classics have helped artist pave the future and, most importantly, how flipping great The Beastie Boys are! Really, this is one for everyone's collection.
SB 9821
08 Sep 14
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Trio Galleta - "Diffrent Strokes" (Golpes Diferentes) - (2:34) 108 BPM
   
Aron Collins - "You Hit The Spot" - (2:53) 82 BPM
   
The Raeletts - "Come & Get It I Got It" - (2:19) 88 BPM
   
Owen Jacobs Orchestra - "Stange Games" - (5:17) 157 BPM
   
Ellerine Harding - "Black Morning" - (2:52) 134 BPM
   
Bobby Gant - "Tighten Up" - (2:30) 123 BPM
   
Johnny Griffith - "Grand Central Shuttle" - (2:49) 120 BPM
   
Los Litos Barretos - "Let A Woman Be A Woman" - (2:31) 118 BPM
   
Silver Platinum/Gold - "Comin Up" - (2:13) 97 BPM
   
Oscar Pena - "La Inflacion De Ofelia" - (3:12) 115 BPM
   
East Harlem Bus Stop - "Get On Down" - (4:38) 55 BPM
   
Funktion - "Sunday Sunset" - (3:55) 92 BPM
   
Sir Douglas - "Are Inlaws Really Outlaws" - (3:21) 95 BPM
   
Harrell Lucky - "Walk On The Line" - (2:06) 100 BPM
   
Sundey Pinchback - "Soul Strokes" - (2:44) 54 BPM
   
The Mad Lads - "No Strings Attached" (Beat Mann remix) - (3:09) 52 BPM
   
Moms Mabley - "Super Funk" - (3:17) 91 BPM
   
Nairobi Sisters - "Promised Land" - (3:06) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Olympic Runners - "Go No Further" - (4:09) 83 BPM
   
JT Allen - "Freeway Crowd" - (2:13) 111 BPM
   
Etta James - "In The Basement" - (2:21) 61 BPM
   
Papa Don Association - "Sould Out" - (2:07) 105 BPM
   
Bobby Day - "Your Love" - (2:39) 96 BPM
   
Pleasure - "Bouncy Lady" (Beat Mann remix) - (4:21) 89 BPM
   
The Beginning Of The End - "Monkey Tamarind" - (3:36) 120 BPM
   
Freedom Express - "Get Down" - (3:01) 108 BPM
   
Rheta Huges - "You're Doing It With Her" - (3:07) 99 BPM
   
Luis Santi Y Su Conjuto - "Los Feligreses" - (3:59) 112 BPM
Review: Sometimes certain compilations need a bit of breathing space between their instalments. This is very much the case with Strictly Breaks' rare soul and funk series, which only sees a new volume appear every now and then. This fourth foray into the far reaches of funk uncovers a host of new gems including Aron Collins' raunchy "You Hit The Spot", the gritty and fierce Blaxploitation funk of "Black Morning" by Ellerine Harding and the drum sample heaven of Silver, Platinum, Gold's chrome-plated disco classic "Comin Up".
SB 9804
29 Sep 14
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Smoky Robinson - "Quite Storm" - (7:40) 88 BPM
   
Commodores - "Girl I Think The World About You" - (3:10) 96 BPM
   
Duke Pearson - "Ground Hog" - (2:51) 63 BPM
   
Gil Scott Heron With Brian Jackson - "The Bottle" - (5:03) 59 BPM
   
Lou Donaldson - "Hot Dog" - (2:46) 89 BPM
   
Johnny Taylor - "Love In The Streets" - (2:37) 78 BPM
   
Commodores - "I Like What You Do" - (5:01) 112 BPM
   
Gladys Knight & The Pips - "Who Is She?" - (4:11) 107 BPM
   
Lee Dorsey - "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky" - (3:12) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Meters - "Tippi-Toes" - (2:24) 89 BPM
   
Les Demerle - "Moondial" - (3:19) 98 BPM
   
Leon Wear - "After The Dance" (instrumental) - (4:25) 109 BPM
   
Lou Rawls - "You Made Me So Very Happy" - (2:52) 96 BPM
   
Curtis Mayfield - "Back To The World" - (2:35) 85 BPM
   
Brother Soul - "Cookies" - (2:42) 120 BPM
   
New Birth - "Got To Get A Knutt" - (7:27) 125 BPM
   
KRAFTWERK - "Trans - Europe Express" - (13:32) 54 BPM
   
Sharron & Harrell Lucky - "Pease Porriage" - (1:52) 120 BPM
   
Alvin Cash - "Twine Time" - (2:17) 126 BPM
   
Savannah Band - "Hard Times" - (2:36) 107 BPM
   
Brother Jack Mcduff - "The Shadow Of Your Smile" - (2:50) 98 BPM
   
The El Dorados - "At My Front Door" - (2:29) 90 BPM
   
Instant Funk - "I'll Be Doggone" - (2:40) 50 BPM
   
Chuck Jackson - "& That's Saying A Lot" - (2:42) 78 BPM
   
Rufus Thomas - "The Breakdown" - (1:15) 50 BPM
   
Pointer Sisters - "Yes, We Can Can" - (6:00) 89 BPM
   
The Bar - Kays - "Sang & Dance" - (2:46) 115 BPM
Review: Compilation heavyweights Strictly Breaks are back with more uncovered gems, this time for the third instalment in the series that sources breaks sampled by daisy age hip-hoppers De La Soul. As ever these collections prove that beyond the sample spotting we simply get some great old skool tracks including The Commodores' slightly hippyish groover "Girl I Think The World About You", the Austin Powers-esque swinging 60s jam "The Bottle" by Duke Pearson and the spacey analogue synth dream "After The Dance (instrumental)" by Leon Wear.
SB 9820
13 Oct 14
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Seals & Crofts - "Sweet Green Fields" - (4:15) 92 BPM
   
Love Unlimited - "I Did It For Love" - (2:16) 107 BPM
   
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You" - (2:26) 86 BPM
   
Barry White - "Killers Lullaby" - (1:36) 85 BPM
   
Unlimited Touch - "I Hear Music In The Streets" - (6:55) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Meters - "Just Kissed My Baby" - (4:30) 89 BPM
   
Steely Dan - "Black Cow" - (3:13) 93 BPM
   
Kool & The Gang - "Hollywood Swinging" - (4:43) 111 BPM
   
Carl Carlton - "She's A Bad Mama Jama" - (3:25) 114 BPM
   
Diana Ross - "I'm Coming Out" - (4:21) 109 BPM
   
The Treacherous Three - "The Body Rock" - (4:43) 99 BPM
   
The Charmells - "I'll Never Grow Old" - (2:53) 86 BPM
   
Leon Hammond - "I Wanna Do Something Freaky 2 U" - (3:19) 94 BPM
   
Monk Higgins - "Little Green Apples" - (3:18) 88 BPM
SBRE 9703
28 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ramsey Lewis - "Back In The USSR" - (3:54) 119 BPM
   
Afon - "Red Match Box" - (9:46) 139 BPM
   
The Incredible Bongo Band - "In A Gadda Da Vida" - (7:41) 116 BPM
   
Black Grass Bad Bascomb - "I Feel Like Dancing" - (2:56) 106 BPM
   
John Gregory Orch - "The Name Of The Game" - (2:45) 110 BPM
   
Johnny Pate - "Opening Theme From Shaft In Africa" - (2:35) 118 BPM
   
Harry Rabinowitz - "Quiller" - (3:01) 100 BPM
   
Blackwell - "Boogie Down & Mess Around" - (5:15) 122 BPM
   
Cesar 830 - "Bridges" - (5:02) 108 BPM
   
Harvvey Averne Barrio Band - "Cucaraca Macara" - (4:27) 112 BPM
   
2 Gentlemen Of Verona - "Wheres North" - (3:31) 145 BPM
   
Ablution - "The Nard Finished Third" - (7:26) 126 BPM
   
Jo Boyer - "Milady" - (6:15) 120 BPM
   
Phil Upchurch - "Washing Machine" - (3:11) 84 BPM
   
The Jackson 5 - "You Made Me What I Am" - (3:00) 115 BPM
   
Janne Scraffer - "Funky Butt" - (6:32) 112 BPM
   
Barrabass - "Broadway Star" - (3:58) 130 BPM
   
Jean Claude Pelletier & Orch - "Hey Doc Help" - (3:37) 120 BPM
   
The Horn Band - "Pink Styrofoam Part 1" - (2:24) 121 BPM
   
Jimmy Smith - "8 Counts For Rita" - (5:22) 106 BPM
   
The Jimmy Castor - "Just Begun" (instrumental) - (7:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Johnny Hammond - "Rock Steady" - (6:37) 101 BPM
   
Norman Connors - "Treat Me Like" - (3:57) 112 BPM
   
Ray Berrero - "The Cat" - (3:55) 106 BPM
   
The Mexican - "Version Brazil" - (4:29) 115 BPM
Review: Often, a lot of questionable feats and skills are retrospectively foisted upon music legends by the nerdier music fans amongst us. Classic DJs like Ron Hardy are regularly claimed to have seamlessly mixed the one copy of the same record for five hours with his toenail, whilst stood upside down and blindfolded in the booth. The sleeves of "School Yard Breaks" do nothing to change this, but for the most part we'll never really know what is truth and what is myth. However we do know what they played and here are another 25 b-boy breaks to play 'air mix toe' to.
SB 2107
24 Feb 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Soul Children - "Move Over" (Beat Mann instrumental mix) - (3:24) 70 BPM
   
E Rodney Jones & Friends - "Soul Heaven" (instrumental) - (2:29) 67 BPM
   
The Jackson 5 - "It's Great To Be Here" - (5:31) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sam Reed Band - "Ambassadors Theme" (instrumental) - (2:40) 82 BPM
   
Isaac Hayes - "The Look Of Love" (instrumental) - (10:16) 106 BPM
   
Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution" (Beat Mann 12) - (6:04) 92 BPM
   
Rufus Thomas - "Funky Penguin" (instrumental) - (4:58) 101 BPM
   
Funk Ink - "Goodbye So Long" (Beat Mann remix) - (5:13) 92 BPM
   
The Electric Prunes - "Holy Are You" (instrumental) - (4:21) 75 BPM
   
Forster Sylvers - "Misdemeamour" (dub) - (4:04) 87 BPM
   
Johnny Gutar Watson - "Superman Lover" (instrumental) - (5:42) 93 BPM
   
Ohio Players - "Fire" (instrumental) - (4:33) 108 BPM
   
Ripple - "A Funky Song" (instrumental) - (3:46) 100 BPM
   
James Brown - "Super Bad" (Beat Mann instrumental) - (5:13) 126 BPM
   
The Islay Brothers - "Whos That Lady" (version) - (5:45) 128 BPM
Played by: Flying Lotus
Review: It's been ages since the last installment of Strictly Breaks' series that aims to rescue from obscurity rare instrumental versions and mixes of underground soul and funk gems. Now though, we've finally got "Soul Treats Vol 3" and again we get another 15 inspired tracks. Highlights this time round include the hypnotic "Soul Heaven", the sizzling b-boy breaks of The Jackson 5's "Its Great To Be Here", the evergreen magic of Isaac Hayes's take on "The Look Of Love" and forever famous bassline of The Ohio Players "Fire".
SB 2014
31 Mar 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Peter Herbolzmeim - "Bado" - (4:19) 98 BPM
   
Ray Davies - "Leagueliner" - (2:59) 121 BPM
   
Su Kramer - "Weisser Sand" - (3:39) 120 BPM
   
Siw Sjoberg - "Hallelujha" - (3:31) 146 BPM
   
The Bully Boys - "Everybodys Talkin" - (2:51) 127 BPM
   
NY Rock Ensemble - "Running Down The Highway" - (3:34) 126 BPM
   
The Sould Serchers - "Soul To The People" - (3:21) 133 BPM
   
The Sweet Vandals - "Come On Now" - (4:48) 68 BPM
   
Frankie Dante - "My Daddys Farm" - (3:50) 126 BPM
   
Funky Junktion - "Roads End" - (3:04) 120 BPM
   
Anthony Barns - "Doing What You Need To Do" - (5:26) 126 BPM
   
De Luxe Best Selection Drum Speak - "Stay Up" - (3:54) 131 BPM
   
The Soul Society - "Pata Pata" - (2:31) 129 BPM
   
The First Impressions - "SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" - (3:08) 111 BPM
   
Teddy Larsry - "Africa" - (2:41) 118 BPM
   
Miki Antony - "Portugalia" - (2:59) 129 BPM
   
Jorge Buccio - "The Cactus Channel" - (3:46) 115 BPM
   
Oscar Harris - "Wintie Groove" - (8:35) 144 BPM
   
Swingin Guitars - "Sorpio" - (2:38) 72 BPM
   
Ricahrd Groove Holmes - "Dumpy Mama" - (4:59) 123 BPM
   
Mantrap - "MC Jam" - (4:55) 65 BPM
   
La Banda Salsa - "Y Ata A Yoyo" - (4:09) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pepe Sanchez Y Su Rock Band - "Sentimiento" - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
The Ruffcats - "Arrow" - (3:57) 108 BPM
   
Boosey Hawkes - "Bongo Drum 7" - (1:13) 54 BPM
Review: Deeply dug freshness from the Dusty Fingers crew, School Yard Breaks Volume 8 is another masterclass in super-fine-tuned source material searching. Big swinging drums, fuzzy organs, heaving horns, clam-tight guitars and yet more big swinging drums, whether you're a sample fiend, an eclectic DJ or just love the music from THE most important era in modern music, this is essential. Highlights across the 25 tracks can be found on every corner but stand outs have to be the subversive covers such as The Bully Boys' take on Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'" and The First Impressions lo-fi, garage-rock style twist on "SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band". Recess over... Back to class.
SB 2108
09 Jun 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Wess & The Airdales - "Black Out" - (2:47) 110 BPM
   
Boobie Knight & The Soulciety - "King Of The Real Good Guys" - (4:08) 136 BPM
   
T Life - "Checkin' Out Your Love" - (4:35) 100 BPM
   
Arthur Prysock - "All I Need Is You Tonight" - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
Ester Willams - "It Feels Really Good" - (4:02) 112 BPM
   
The Brady Bunch - "Drummer Man" - (1:25) 110 BPM
   
Peggy Lee - "Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay" - (1:55) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
David Axelrod - "Aunt Charlotte" - (4:45) 110 BPM
   
King Errison - "Listen To The Music" - (4:20) 111 BPM
   
Honey Cone - "One Monkey Don't Stop The Show" - (4:07) 118 BPM
   
Gerson King Combo - "Andando Nos Trilhos" - (3:42) 107 BPM
   
The Magic Disco Machine - "Tryin To Get Over" - (4:34) 105 BPM
   
Black Heat - "M&MS" - (6:57) 129 BPM
   
Larry Williams - "Can't Dance To The Music" (funky break) - (5:41) 115 BPM
   
Captain Sky - "Dr Rock" (full version) - (6:40) 115 BPM
   
Sound Experience - "Boogie Woogie" - (6:25) 104 BPM
   
Warm Excursion - "Hang Up" (part 1 & 2) - (5:38) 93 BPM
   
Dexter Wanzell - "you Can Be What Tou Wanna Be" - (5:05) 120 BPM
   
Charly Antonlini - "Scratches" - (6:32) 117 BPM
   
Passport - "Ju Ju Man" - (10:06) 115 BPM
   
Kat Mandu - "Get Cracking" - (7:14) 113 BPM
   
100 Proof - "Everything Bad Is Good" - (4:51) 110 BPM
   
JJ Johnson - "Willies Escapes" - (2:21) 121 BPM
   
The Bongo Rockers - "Sexy Bongo Up The Rock" - (5:41) 78 BPM
   
Bull Dog - "Rock & Roll Hootchi Coo" - (4:47) 94 BPM
Review: Here's the latest in the series of double albums that round up rare original B-Boy breaks, the kind that found greater fame as samples much later. As ever, selections largely hail from the 70s soul and funk worlds and include the lazy boogie stomp of "Checkin Out Your Love", the groovy percussive freak-out of "Drummer Man" and the crazy Moog-fest of "Tryin To Get Over".
SYB-2105
19 Aug 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Art & Ron - "Can't Stop Talkin" - (2:54) 89 BPM
   
Jewel Bass - "I Tried It & Liked It" - (2:40) 91 BPM
   
Cads - "Get Out Of My Life Woman" - (2:32) 52 BPM
   
Ginette Reno - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - (3:04) 88 BPM
   
Black Truth Band - "Butter Nut" - (3:30) 126 BPM
   
Chicago Gangsters - "Music For The People" (Part 2) - (2:00) 114 BPM
   
The Poets Of Rhythm - "Fondle Rock" - (4:09) 105 BPM
   
The Soul Lifters - "Hot Funky & Sweaty" - (2:56) 88 BPM
   
The Benny Gordon & The Soul Bros - "What Is Soul" - (2:46) 98 BPM
   
Dennis Bryant - "Soul Man" - (3:11) 101 BPM
   
James Brown - "World Of Soul" - (5:46) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ricky Williams - "Discotheque Soul" - (4:35) 63 BPM
   
Miguek Salerno - "Astrokat" - (3:27) 109 BPM
   
Yamto Samad - "Burnning Bridges" - (3:07) 107 BPM
   
Rigth On Soul Hits - "You Said A Bad Word" - (2:27) 104 BPM
   
Stainless Soul - "Stainless Soul" - (4:21) 97 BPM
   
Brent Dowe - "Put Your Hand In The Hand" - (3:10) 91 BPM
   
D C - "Theme From Black Belt Jones" - (1:20) 123 BPM
   
Gaston - "Clap Song" - (10:01) 112 BPM
   
The Moonstucks - "Do The Funky Penquin" - (3:13) 103 BPM
   
Soul Expedition - "Night Life" - (5:40) 112 BPM
   
The Aliis - "Finale" - (4:54) 108 BPM
   
Gary Byrd - "Soul Travelin" - (3:23) 98 BPM
   
Johnny Frigo - "Do Whatever Sets You Free" - (5:40) 131 BPM
   
Tony Luisi - "Drumtrack One" - (1:04) 67 BPM
Review: More vintage sampled classics from the crew who do it best, Strictly Breaks. This time round they're concentrating on obscure '70s soul joints that all ended up being sampled left, right and centre. As always these albums work simply as solid collections of good songs too, highlights including the Otis Redding-style Southern RnB jam of "I Tried It And I Liked It", the brassy cop show swagger of "Butter Nut" and the amazingly-titled "Fondle Rock".
SB- 9807
20 Apr 15
Funk
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Larry Willis - "Hard To Handle" - (3:22) 108 BPM
   
JJ Perks - "Stole Your Love From Me" - (3:39) 90 BPM
   
JHA Music - "Inner Circle" - (4:02) 91 BPM
   
Solomon Burke - "I Got To Tell It" - (3:32) 97 BPM
   
Jimmy Robbins - "Trust Your Child" - (2:34) 92 BPM
   
Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti - "Agora E Mod" - (4:18) 106 BPM
   
The Ascots - "The Gravyard Creep" - (3:40) 133 BPM
   
Kellee Patterson - "I'm Gonna Love You A Bit More" - (4:53) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bob Azzam - "Rain Rain Go Away" - (2:53) 75 BPM
   
The Sumos - "Tonights The Night" - (2:46) 91 BPM
   
US Army Band - "School Boy Crush" - (4:08) 90 BPM
   
Love - "Be Thankful For What You Gotg" - (4:39) 98 BPM
   
Ann Alford - "Got To Get Me A Job" - (3:31) 62 BPM
   
Pigmeat Markham - "Who Got The Number" - (2:13) 100 BPM
   
James Brown - "Talkin Loud & Sayin Nothin" - (5:04) 101 BPM
   
Assagai - "Telephone Girl" - (1:27) 106 BPM
   
Telstars - "Making A Kiving" - (4:17) 102 BPM
   
Savoy Brown - "Stay While The Night Is Still Young" - (3:03) 100 BPM
   
Johnny Tolbert - "Take It Offf" - (3:18) 62 BPM
   
Booker T & The MGS - "L A Jazz Song" - (4:19) 107 BPM
   
Organisation - "Smokey Feeeling" - (3:42) 106 BPM
   
Peacemakers - "Don't Push Your Luck" - (2:55) 96 BPM
   
Sweet Promise - "Funky Jungle" - (3:18) 96 BPM
   
The Latin Breed - "Maranatha" - (3:15) 105 BPM
   
Larry Youngs Fuel - "Turn Off The Light" - (7:24) 103 BPM
Played by: Luis Machuca
SB 9806
26 Jun 15
Funk
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Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly" - (3:54) 60 BPM
   
The Main Ingredient - "Summer Breeze" - (3:13) 82 BPM
   
James Brown - "Cold Blooded" - (4:56) 108 BPM
   
Black Heat - "Something Extra" - (3:51) 94 BPM
   
Fred Wesley - "Up 4 The Down Stroke" - (2:00) 98 BPM
   
Issac Hayes - "Walk On By" - (12:19) 158 BPM
   
Ohio Players - "Singing In The Morning" - (7:00) 83 BPM
   
Willie Hutch - "Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme" - (2:50) 152 BPM
   
Dave Grusin - "Either Way" - (3:08) 85 BPM
   
Lou Donaldson - "Whos Making Love" - (7:11) 97 BPM
   
Grover Washington Jr - "Hydra" - (2:13) 88 BPM
   
Mtume - "Juicy Fruit" (instrumental) - (5:02) 97 BPM
   
Minnie Riperton - "Take A Little Trip" - (2:41) 87 BPM
   
The Islelys Bothers - "Between The Sheets" - (5:37) 84 BPM
   
George McRae - "I Get Lifed" - (2:47) 50 BPM
   
Gwen Guthrie - "Seventh Heaven'" - (7:19) 54 BPM
   
Kool & The Gang - "Spirit Of Yhe Boogie" - (4:54) 54 BPM
   
Black Mamba - "Vicious" - (1:17) 115 BPM
   
Graham Central Station - "The Jam" - (8:11) 108 BPM
   
Patrice Rushen - "Remind Me" - (5:28) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Miles Davie - "Loney Fire" - (2:17) 136 BPM
   
David Porter - "Im Afraid The Maskeraide Is Over" - (9:43) 92 BPM
   
New Brown - "You Are What I'm All About" - (3:09) 85 BPM
   
James Brown - "Blues & Pants" - (9:45) 99 BPM
   
Screamin Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You" - (2:26) 86 BPM
   
Herb Alpert - "Rise" - (7:31) 100 BPM
   
Sylvia Striplin - "You Can't Turn Me Tour Love Away" - (5:29) 89 BPM
   
Dennis Edwards - "Don't Look Any Further" - (4:06) 95 BPM
   
Bobby Coldwell - "My Flame" - (2:53) 88 BPM
   
Les McCann - "Valarta" - (0:42) 83 BPM
   
Asha Puthli - "Space Talk" - (5:26) 100 BPM
   
Avalanche - "Overnight Sensation" - (3:32) 91 BPM
   
Al Green - "I'm Glad You're Mine" - (2:56) 81 BPM
   
David Bowie - "Let's Dance" - (4:12) 57 BPM
   
J Taylor - "Notorious" - (2:44) 53 BPM
   
Tom Browne - "Charisma" - (3:44) 82 BPM
Review: Consider Strictly Breaks and Notorious B.I.G. partners in crime: the former being the chief compiler of original tunes sampled by classic hip-hop artists and the latter being the late hip-hop hero known for his impeccable taste in sampling. Here we get a whopping 36-track collection of vintage joints later to be employed on many Biggie classics. Highlights include Fred Wesley's tight, groover, "Up 4 The Downstroke", Grover Washington Jr's twang-bass attack "Hydra" and Herb Alpert's legendary jazz disco slinker, "Rise".
SB-NBC
13 Jul 15
Funk
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The Mad Lads - "No String" - (2:41) 105 BPM
   
Don Convay - "Overtime Man" - (2:55) 110 BPM
   
Tommy Roe - "Dizzy" - (3:15) 102 BPM
   
The Mad Lads - "Make This Young Lady Mine" - (2:18) 108 BPM
   
The Peoples Choice - "I Likes To Do It" - (3:00) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Parilament - "Little Ole Country Boy" - (3:56) 102 BPM
   
Edwin Birdsong - "Rapper Dapper Snapper" - (5:51) 103 BPM
   
Sly & The Family Stone - "Poet" - (3:12) 82 BPM
   
Patrice Rushen - "Remind Me" - (5:28) 91 BPM
   
War - "Walking To War" - (2:44) 82 BPM
   
Wayne Fontana - "The Game Of Love" - (2:05) 110 BPM
   
Serge Gainsbourg - "En Molody" - (3:25) 106 BPM
   
Edna Wright - "Oops Here I Go Again" - (3:56) 87 BPM
   
The Outlaw Blues Band - "Deep Gully" - (3:16) 90 BPM
   
The Jackson 5 - "Sing A Simple Song" - (0:23) 112 BPM
   
Walter Wanderly - "Summer Samba" - (3:05) 130 BPM
   
The Howard Roberts Orch - "Look Of Love" - (2:41) 107 BPM
   
Jan Hammer - "Peaceful Sundown" - (3:56) 94 BPM
   
The Commodores - "High On Sunshine" - (3:21) 97 BPM
   
Bayette - "Free Angela" - (1:14) 149 BPM
   
Ruby Andrews - "You Make A Believer Out Of Me" - (2:38) 96 BPM
   
Ray Charles - "Booty Butt" - (3:52) 96 BPM
   
Lee Dorsey - "Greatest Love" - (2:14) 148 BPM
   
Extra T's - "I Like It" - (3:47) 52 BPM
   
The Blackbyrds - "Rock Creek Park" - (4:32) 111 BPM
   
James Brown - "Funky President" - (3:58) 103 BPM
   
The Blackbirds - "Dreaming About You" - (5:52) 97 BPM
   
White Lightnin - "Thats No Lie" - (2:59) 100 BPM
DC 1002
21 Sep 15
Funk
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Johnnie Tayor - "Ain't That Loving You" - (3:18) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bobby Blue Bland - "Sad Feeling" - (3:11) 89 BPM
   
Donny Hathaway - "Magnificient Sanctuary Band" - (2:31) 99 BPM
   
David Matthews - "Put Your Thing On Me" - (4:36) 110 BPM
   
Bernard Purdie - "Changes" - (4:51) 90 BPM
   
Lennie Hibbert - "Lights" - (2:14) 153 BPM
   
Sir Edward Marks - "Breakdowns" - (2:46) 116 BPM
   
The Markeys - "Plantation Inn" - (2:51) 98 BPM
   
The Persuaders - "Love Gonna Pack Up & Walk Out" - (3:20) 133 BPM
   
James Brown - "King Heroin" (instrumental) - (3:01) 74 BPM
   
James Spencer - "Take This Woman Off The Corner" - (2:31) 89 BPM
   
Levaert Allison - "Sugar Daddy" - (2:58) 117 BPM
   
We The People - "Break Down" - (3:36) 125 BPM
   
Dr John - "Familiar Reality" - (5:23) 93 BPM
   
Consumer Report - "Bad Self" - (3:15) 88 BPM
   
Los Masters - "Cissy Strut" - (2:18) 99 BPM
   
Magnetic Sounds - "Erotica" - (2:44) 101 BPM
   
Niarob Afro Band - "Soul Makossa" - (4:16) 121 BPM
   
Marc 4 - "Beat Intenso" - (2:40) 110 BPM
   
Lucille Brown & Billy Clarke - "Both Eyes Open" - (2:47) 134 BPM
   
Marva Whitney - "Giving Up On Love" - (3:27) 113 BPM
   
Enoch Light - "Hot Pants" - (3:41) 52 BPM
   
Currence Bassett - "Moving World" - (2:24) 103 BPM
   
David Matthews - "Why Can't I Go Back" - (3:44) 106 BPM
   
The Presidents - "Peter Rabbit" - (2:35) 88 BPM
Played by: The Allergies
Review: The Strictly Rhythm vaults are seemingly bottomless and here they've managed to source even more classic forgotten soul gems. This seventh installment of their Soul Treats Super Soul Hits series boasts an impressive 25 tracks. Highlights this time include David Matthews raw funk rocker "Put Your Thing On Me", the quirky bongos and xylophone joint "Lights" by Lennie Hibbert and the staccato strut of clavinet freakout "Breakdown" by Sir Edward Marks.
SB 9809
02 Nov 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
Iron Maden - "The Prisonor" - (6:08) 109 BPM
   
Led Zeppelin - "Bonzos Montreux" - (4:18) 90 BPM
   
Tom Petty - "Night Watchmen" - (3:57) 91 BPM
   
Van Halen - "Little Gutars" - (3:55) 147 BPM
   
U2 - "The Blue Sky" - (4:32) 151 BPM
   
Madness - "Our House" - (6:07) 97 BPM
   
Dynasty & Mimi - "China Doll" (instrumental) - (6:41) 62 BPM
   
Level 42 - "Starchild" (12 Inch version) - (6:49) 112 BPM
   
Jay T - "Drum Machine" - (6:49) 100 BPM
   
Nena - "99 Luft Ballons" - (3:52) 97 BPM
   
The Percussion LP - "Those Drums" - (1:58) 53 BPM
   
Jan Hammer - "Miami Vice Theme" (12 Inch extended remix) - (6:54) 116 BPM
   
Jo Boxer - "John Friendly" - (8:51) 102 BPM
   
ABC - "4 Ever 2 Gether" - (5:20) 67 BPM
   
Tears For Fears - "Shout" (12 Inch US remix) - (8:05) 99 BPM
   
Konk - "Uptown Breakdown" - (7:27) 108 BPM
   
Ecstasy - "End Games" - (5:21) 103 BPM
   
Grace Jones - "Pull Up To The Bumper" (12 Inch Party mix) - (5:00) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Art Of Noise - "Beat Box" (BM remix) - (9:29) 105 BPM
   
Tilt - "Arkade Funk" - (6:41) 110 BPM
   
The Fantasy 3 - "Its Your Rock" - (7:12) 98 BPM
   
Trouble Funk - "The Beat" (12 Inch) - (9:02) 110 BPM
   
Mac Attack - "Art Of Drums" (Dance mix) - (8:36) 107 BPM
   
Herbie Handcock - "Stars In Your Eyes" - (7:07) 53 BPM
   
Grace Jones - "Nipple To The Bottle" - (6:50) 52 BPM
80BB 02
12 Dec 16
Rock
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Various
   
Computer Wars - "12 Inch Version" - (6:09) 123 BPM
   
John Mclaughin - "Honky Tonk Haven" - (4:14) 146 BPM
   
Run D MC - "Sucker Mcs" (instrumental) - (3:03) 138 BPM
   
Malcolm Mclaren - "Worlds Famous Hobo Scratch" - (9:08) 108 BPM
   
Newcleus - "Automan" (dub) - (5:49) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Fantasy 3 - "Biters In The City" (instrumental) - (5:44) 112 BPM
   
Justin - "Think" - (3:38) 116 BPM
   
Sponnie Gee - "Love Rap" - (5:42) 141 BPM
   
Cybotron - "Clear" - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
Mann Parrish - "Hip Hop Be Bop" - (5:31) 115 BPM
   
The Jungle Band - "Marvelous" (instrumental) - (5:16) 150 BPM
   
Maurice Starr - "Super Rock" - (5:37) 107 BPM
   
T-Ski Valley - "Catch The Beat" - (9:19) 105 BPM
   
Wolfgang Kafer - "Robotics" - (4:12) 150 BPM
   
Toni Basil Mickey - "Special Club Mix" - (5:56) 148 BPM
   
Steve Hillage - "(Ufo) Over Paris" - (6:35) 153 BPM
   
Pumpkin & Friends - "Feel The Heartbeat" (instrumental) - (5:40) 52 BPM
   
Praxis - "1984 Electro" - (4:03) 107 BPM
   
Tyzik - "New York Woman" - (5:45) 140 BPM
   
Eric Mallet - "Perc Fever" - (2:47) 148 BPM
   
Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime" - (4:18) 117 BPM
   
Gang Do Tagerela - "Melo Da Tagerela" (Rappers Delight) - (4:12) 55 BPM
   
Tyron Brunson - "The Smurf" - (6:06) 59 BPM
   
Willesden Dodgers - "122 Bpm" - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Tidee T - "Sequential Groove" - (5:16) 113 BPM
   
Strafe - "Set It Off" - (8:03) 111 BPM
Played by: Frankee More
80BB 03
30 Mar 17
Breakbeat
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Various
   
O'Donel Levy - "Playhouse" - (4:27) 131 BPM
   
Alan Hawkshaw - "Toubleshooter" - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
The Lafayette Afro Band - "Voodounon" - (5:45) 125 BPM
   
Manu Dibango - "African Battle" - (2:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Jerm - "Baby Baby Love" - (3:01) 110 BPM
   
Shades Of Joy - "Music El Topo" - (4:06) 103 BPM
   
Kool & The Gang - "Music Is The Message" - (5:24) 113 BPM
   
Bird Rollins - "Do It Do It" - (3:00) 70 BPM
   
Mahagonys Rush - "Back On Home" - (3:14) 132 BPM
   
Logo GT - "Rock Yourself Away" - (4:23) 104 BPM
   
John Willams - "Cinderella Liberty New Shooter" - (3:04) 116 BPM
   
Juice - "Catch A Groove" - (3:35) 108 BPM
   
Mongo Santanmaria - "I Can't Next To You" - (2:39) 134 BPM
   
Tribe - "Ebony Lady" - (4:14) 119 BPM
   
Stu Phillips - "Just Looking For Someone" - (2:15) 66 BPM
   
La Banda Salsa - "Sagroso" - (3:43) 108 BPM
   
Mandrill - "Can You Get It" - (7:09) 123 BPM
   
O La & Jangers - "Put Your Lil Hands Together" - (2:41) 126 BPM
   
Stan Kenton - "Coloured Spade" - (2:07) 126 BPM
   
Louis Gutar - "Something In" - (2:46) 114 BPM
   
Harvey Scales - "Shake Your Powers" - (2:46) 70 BPM
   
Robin Kenyatta - "You" - (5:19) 109 BPM
   
The Hippsters - "Workin On The Chain Gang" - (2:36) 128 BPM
   
Merl Saunders - "Scarborough Street Fair" - (3:17) 92 BPM
   
Titanic - "Love Is Love" - (4:16) 123 BPM
SB 2106
27 Dec 13
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Abdel Halim Hafez - "Khousara Ya Gara" - (2:24) 134 BPM
   
Fear Is The Key - "Main Theme" - (2:24) 88 BPM
   
Main Ingredient - "Car Of Love" - (2:58) 110 BPM
   
Eddie Henderson - "Inside You" - (3:04) 87 BPM
   
Commodores - "Celebrate" - (2:57) 101 BPM
   
Bro 2 Bro - "Hey What's That You Say" - (2:51) 96 BPM
   
Labelle - "You Turn Me On" - (2:57) 72 BPM
   
Rick James - "Moon Child" - (2:58) 92 BPM
   
Melissa Morgan - "Fools Paradise" - (5:25) 101 BPM
   
Zapp - "Computer Love" - (2:22) 85 BPM
   
Yvonne Fair - "Let Your Hair Down" - (2:42) 76 BPM
   
Ohio Players - "Fopp" - (2:49) 92 BPM
   
O' Jays - "What I'm Waiting For" - (2:54) 71 BPM
   
Rene & Angela - "I Love You More" - (5:32) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Simon Haseley - "Hogan's Thing" - (2:05) 72 BPM
   
24 Karat Black - "Mothers Day" - (2:46) 85 BPM
   
Bt Express - "Express" - (2:54) 108 BPM
   
Rene & Angela - "Imaginary Playmates" - (2:50) 84 BPM
   
Oliver Sain - "On The Hill" - (2:57) 83 BPM
   
New Birth - "Come On & Dream" - (2:54) 115 BPM
   
Isley Brothers - "Ballad For The Fallen" - (3:09) 82 BPM
   
Glen Frey - "You Belong To The City" - (2:39) 109 BPM
   
Jones Girls - "You Gonna Make Me" - (8:05) 107 BPM
   
Bohannon - "Save Their Souls" - (2:55) 85 BPM
   
Kraftwerk - "Hall Of Mirrors" - (3:01) 95 BPM
   
Ohio Players - "Pride & Vanity" - (2:55) 86 BPM
   
Wet Willie - "Beggar Song" - (3:17) 89 BPM
   
Lionel Bart - "Anything" - (1:25) 109 BPM
Review: Last Christmas Strictly Breaks treated us to the killer first instalment of this compilation series, and this year, it seems, Christmas has come early. There are many things you can say about Jay Z, none is truer than the fact that when it comes to samples, the man has serious taste. These albums simply add up to great genre-spanning history lessons, and here we get essential electro gems by Zapp and Kraftwerk, vintage Egyptian crooning (Abdel Halim Hafez), sultry funk (Commodores) and even the British musicals of Lionel Bart!
SBRE 9807
28 Oct 13
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Various
   
Eddy Driver - "Black Night" - (3:11) 101 BPM
   
Enoch Light - "& I Love Her" - (2:22) 123 BPM
   
Danny Rivera - "Gracias Mi Amor" - (2:46) 101 BPM
   
Clive Hicks - "Think Twice" - (3:17) 94 BPM
   
Power House - "Late Start" - (3:01) 91 BPM
   
M Joseph - "Stop In The Name Of Love" - (4:48) 144 BPM
   
Zulema - "Giving Up" - (3:56) 110 BPM
   
Ann Peebles - "Somebody's On Your Case" - (2:18) 93 BPM
   
Dick Hayman - "The Look Of Love" - (2:40) 102 BPM
   
Richard Hayman - "Melody #2" - (2:27) 110 BPM
   
Monty Alexander - "Love & Happiness" - (5:14) 92 BPM
   
Harry Nilsson - "Rain Maker" - (2:40) 85 BPM
   
Serge Gainsbourg - "En Melody" - (4:11) 81 BPM
   
Roy Ayers - "Painted Desert" - (2:40) 119 BPM
   
Hubert Laws - "Family" - (4:03) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lou Rawls - "Lifetime Monologue" - (1:50) 94 BPM
   
Tyrone Davis - "In The Mood" - (4:05) 71 BPM
   
George Semper - "Get Out My Life Woman" - (2:29) 112 BPM
   
The Electric Prunes - "The Adoration" - (3:52) 60 BPM
   
Lou Donaldson - "Ode To Billy Joe" - (3:17) 94 BPM
   
H Hancock - "Toys" - (3:57) 134 BPM
   
Five Stairsteps - "The New Dance Craze" - (2:49) 110 BPM
   
Jimmy Ross - "First True Love" - (3:14) 60 BPM
   
Alan Moorhouse - "Soul Skimmer" - (2:03) 100 BPM
   
Sandro - "Porque Yo Te Amo" - (3:31) 82 BPM
SBRE 9812
22 Oct 13
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Hit Man - "Furtra Times" - (7:01) 93 BPM
   
Various - "I Know There's Something Going On" - (4:07) 108 BPM
   
ESG - "UFO" - (3:58) 104 BPM
   
April Wine - "Say Hello" - (2:39) 96 BPM
   
Grand Groove Bunch - "Smurf Trek" - (7:15) 105 BPM
   
The Rollings Stones - "Slave" - (6:40) 132 BPM
   
Detective - "One More Heartache" - (5:23) 83 BPM
   
Toto - "Roseanna" - (5:32) 83 BPM
   
Rush - "Tom Sawyer" - (4:33) 87 BPM
   
Roxy Music - "My Little Girl" - (3:16) 60 BPM
   
The Tubes - "Drums" - (2:20) 106 BPM
   
Ian Darby - "Take Me To The Waterfront" - (4:39) 105 BPM
   
Beat Box Boys - "Einstein" - (4:03) 100 BPM
   
Kleer - "Say Youll Stay" - (4:06) 80 BPM
   
Billy Squier - "The Big Beat" - (3:38) 101 BPM
   
La Boppers - "Cristy" - (4:06) 84 BPM
   
L1iquid Liquid - "Cavern" - (5:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
JR Funk & The Love Machine - "Dr Feel Good Party Time" - (7:05) 57 BPM
   
The Tramps - "VIP" - (5:06) 120 BPM
   
BT Express - "Have Some Fun Tonight" - (5:40) 109 BPM
   
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - "Money" - (7:23) 105 BPM
   
Brick - "Push Push" - (3:39) 105 BPM
   
The Harlem Underground Band - "Vicious Rap" - (2:41) 106 BPM
   
Planet P - "Why Me" - (5:20) 99 BPM
   
Talking Heads - "Warning Signs" - (3:53) 126 BPM
80BB 01
24 Oct 16
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Various
   
Zapp - "Be Alright" - (7:58) 83 BPM
   
Five Stairssteps - "Ooh Child" - (3:15) 89 BPM
   
Quincy Jones - "Body Heat" - (3:01) 86 BPM
   
Debarge - "A Dream" - (2:58) 72 BPM
   
Cameo - "Candy" - (3:09) 74 BPM
   
In My Wildest Dreams - (2:34) 76 BPM
   
Dennis Edwards - "Dont Look Any Further" - (4:06) 95 BPM
   
Joe Cocker - "Woman To Woman" - (4:17) 91 BPM
   
Ronnie Hudson - "West Coast Poplock" - (3:12) 57 BPM
   
Roger Troutman - "So Ruff So Tuff" - (2:57) 110 BPM
   
B Hornsby - "The Wait Is It" - (3:16) 111 BPM
   
Strafe - "Set It Off" - (8:03) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" - (3:03) 104 BPM
   
Linda Clifford - "Never Gonna Stop" - (3:00) 91 BPM
   
The Bar-Kays - "Holy Ghost" - (8:17) 106 BPM
   
JBS - "The Spank" - (3:04) 99 BPM
   
Zapp - "Computer Love" - (3:18) 85 BPM
   
Sly & The Family Stone - "Sing A Simple Song" - (3:02) 101 BPM
   
Minnie Ripperton - "Inside My Love" - (2:29) 92 BPM
   
Stevie Wonder - "That Girl" - (3:08) 53 BPM
   
The O Jays - "Brandy" - (3:03) 70 BPM
   
Funkadelic - "Get Off Your Ass & Jam" - (2:26) 117 BPM
   
Peoples Choice - "Do It Anyway You Wanna" - (3:14) 55 BPM
   
Zapp - "I Can Make You Dance" - (3:02) 56 BPM
   
The Sign - "The Ladder" - (2:59) 119 BPM
   
Zapp - "Dance Floor" - (3:02) 55 BPM
   
Kool/The Gang - "Winter Sadness" - (2:54) 147 BPM
   
The O Jays - "Cry Together" - (3:40) 155 BPM
SB 2PC
25 Mar 16
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Various
   
Miguel De Deus - "Mister Funk" - (3:34) 119 BPM
   
Brooklyn People - "Peace & Love" - (3:53) 64 BPM
   
BT Express - "Do You Like It" - (5:54) 59 BPM
   
C K Mann & Carousel - "Funky Hitife" - (4:05) 115 BPM
   
Count Funkular - "Conspiracy" - (3:56) 96 BPM
   
James Knight - "Fantasy World" - (4:20) 87 BPM
   
J Henry - "Whos The King" - (3:01) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Orchestra Baobab - "Kelen Ati Len" - (3:42) 94 BPM
   
Saudades - "Homesick" - (3:14) 121 BPM
   
Clarence Reid - "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" - (3:20) 107 BPM
   
Rim - "Funky Drummer" - (4:57) 103 BPM
   
The Emotions - "I Like It" (45 version) - (2:33) 108 BPM
   
Jerry Combs - "Get Yourself Together" - (2:40) 96 BPM
   
The Backyard Heaves - "Chitlin Strut" - (2:54) 86 BPM
   
Sir Mac Rice - "3 People In Love" - (3:20) 98 BPM
   
Superlative - "I Don't Know How" - (2:37) 95 BPM
   
The Wild Magnolias - "Ho Na Nae" - (5:17) 105 BPM
   
Black Love - "Get On Down Part 2" - (2:34) 124 BPM
   
Tihomis Pop Asanovic - "Hot Pants Road" - (5:35) 99 BPM
   
Clarence Reid - "If It Was Good Enough For Daddy" - (3:05) 105 BPM
   
Johnny Pate - "Theme From Shaft" - (2:54) 120 BPM
   
Joe Lee - "Bottom Of The Bag" - (2:51) 97 BPM
   
Bohannon - "Save Their Souls" - (5:12) 84 BPM
   
Willie Bobo - "Gotta Hustle On" - (3:22) 129 BPM
   
James Knight - "Save Me" - (4:16) 99 BPM
SB 9808
12 Feb 16
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Various
   
The Emotions - "As Long I got You" - (3:18) 77 BPM
   
David Porter - "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" - (10:03) 92 BPM
   
Wilson Picket - "Engine N 9" (Beat Mann remix vocal mix) - (4:05) 96 BPM
   
Roy C - "Imprach The President" (instrumental mix) - (2:59) 94 BPM
   
The Jackson 5 - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - (3:47) 52 BPM
   
The Emotions - "Blind Alley" (Beat Mann remix vocal mix) - (3:37) 52 BPM
   
1ssac Hayes - "Joy" (Beat Mann instrumental) - (15:57) 85 BPM
   
James Brown - "Blind Man Can See It" (Beat Mann remix) - (6:43) 96 BPM
   
Johonny Hammond - "Shifting Gears" (Beat Mann remix) - (6:27) 111 BPM
   
Pleasure - "Joyous" (Beat Mann remix instrumental) - (7:03) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ernie Hines - "Our Generation" (instrumental) - (3:13) 100 BPM
   
Dave Hamiton Studio Players - "I Got Some" (instrumental) - (3:13) 91 BPM
   
Marvin Gaye - "T Plays It Cool" (remix) - (6:24) 104 BPM
   
Rufus Tomas - "Breakdown" (Beat Mann instrumental) - (4:02) 98 BPM
   
The Disco Magic Machine - "Scratchin" (Beat Mann instrumental remix) - (3:11) 107 BPM
Played by: Seamus Haji
Review: On this compilation, Strictly Breaks aim to provide 'crazy' instrumental versions and rare mixes of some vintage soul and funk gems. They do that and then some over the course of 15 tracks, highlights of which include the gorgeous melancholia of The Emotions, the low down and dirty funk of Beat Mann's tough rework of Wilson Picket, the string laden joy of early Jacksons and some real car chase in a 70s cop movie vibes from Marvin Gaye. Damn funky!
SB-2013
04 Nov 13
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Various
   
Gary Numan - "Films" - (3:54) 97 BPM
   
Experience Unlimited - "Knock Em Out Sugar Ray" - (7:59) 105 BPM
   
Funkadelic - "You Like It Too" - (4:27) 104 BPM
   
Kurtis Blow - "Do The Do" - (2:54) 111 BPM
   
Pieces Of A Dream - "Mt Airy Groove" - (5:57) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trouble Funk - "Lets Get Small" - (9:50) 106 BPM
   
Ltd - "Cutin It Up" - (4:19) 108 BPM
   
Wild Sugar - "Bring It Here" - (5:57) 60 BPM
   
Radiance - "This Is A Party" - (6:44) 117 BPM
   
Native Son - "Biggers Theme" - (3:17) 87 BPM
   
Sequence - "Funk You Up" - (1:53) 52 BPM
   
Experience Unlimited - "Eu Freeze" - (6:26) 112 BPM