Funky Breaks

Artist:Badboe
Title:Break The Funk
Label:Breakbeat Paradise
Attention all funky breakbeat heads! The Danish independent label AuditoryDesigns is proud to present the full-length debut Break the Funk by BadboE. We have listened to his groovy tracks over and over at the office and cannot seem to get enough. This crispy breakbeat bomb is meant to kick some flavour to the floor and we are sure that a lot of DJs will find BadboE's touch on the genre refreshing. Break the Funk consists of 15 original tracks with plenty of sampling, scratches, good beats and a praised remix of Dynamite made by All Good Funk Alliance (AGFA). BadboE gets his inspiration from late 60's and 70's funky productions like other breakbeat artists, and has refined it all in his mix with 80's vocals and hooks. On "Funky Medley" MC Sens One is guest performing and Linn Lavinsky from Phat Old Mamas (has worked with Marc Collin from Nouvelle Vagues) is spicing "Spread the Words" up, with her highly addictive and sensual voice. BadboE has already released numerous EPs among them Loose your Funky Self and most recently Dynamite also on AuditoryDesigns, both received good responses from funk DJs all over the world, both title tracks are included on Break the Funk. BadboE proves that you do not need to be born American to make some heavy funk-influenced catchy tunes. With the approach of bringing UK-style breaks in combination with soulful vocal samples and elements from the Danish hip-hop heritage, he has his own distinctive sound. At AuditoryDesigns we are not afraid to say that BadboE is one of the most interesting musicians at the funky part of the Scandinavian scene. So tune the ears in at planet Break the Funk, it's partytime!
Artist:Blockboy
Title:Heartbox EP
Label:Hot Corner
Who the f_ck is Blockboy? In his recording studio and atelier in an old building flat in Munich, Blockboy regularly descends into spheres of visual art and sound, while swinging between bliss and desperation because of his perfectionism. With attention to detail, the communication designer plays and records all instruments himself, strictly according to the motto: keep it real! To put a label on Blockboy's sound is not easy, since he moves between Ambient, Downbeat, HipHop, TripHop, Dubstep and Turntablism - always enhanced by an affection for detailed samples of vinyl treasures. The vinyl collector's edition of Heartbox is limited to 300 copies.
Artist:Bobby C
Title:Ghetto Funk Presents - Bobby C
Label:Ghetto Funk
After a summer hiatus from releasing EPs, we are back in a big way. Next up on the Artist series is the first American to release on our label, the all round nice guy and king of all things AV the one, the only, Bobby C Sound TV. Already getting support from the likes of Krafty Kuts (who listed Papa Grande in his top 10 tunes of last year!) you know this EP is gonna be the business. Are you ready for the funk?
Artist:Frameworks & BluRum 13
Title:The Brickbuilders EP
Label:My First Moth
For their 10th release Manchester based label My First Moth present a collaboration between two visionary artists from opposite sides of the Atlantic. New York born rapper BluRum 13 should need no introduction after lacing countless records from the last decade with his distinctive gravel-voiced flow, most notably the classic Ninja Tune album "Children of Possibility" which he recorded as one-third of One Self alongside DJ Vadim and Yarah Bravo. Producer Frameworks is a relative newcomer although still fiercely prolific, having notched up collaborations with Long Island legends QnC and UK rapper Bang On amongst others. With releases on First Word Records, Hero Records and Organik Recordings, Frameworks is quickly forging a reputation for a solid production technique, fusing old-school sensibilities with a touch of live instrumentation and a keen ear for a killer sample. This 12" features two tracks from the forthcoming Brickbuilders LP along with heavy remix treatments from four distinctly individual producers. First up, MFM's own Neko Neko drops an afro-funk tinged dancefloor bomb not dissimilar to his recent "Trouble in the Streets" 12" which sold out in a matter of weeks. Mixkings' Bunty Beats follows this with some next-level slowmo reversed sampling on a tripped-out atmospheric tip. Flip for some darker leftfield leanings from Danny Drive Thru, fresh from recent outings on Project Mooncircle, Fat City and Mind On Fire Records. And lastly Wah Wah 45s finest Part-Time Heroes wind things up nicely with an epic uptempo cinematic workout reminiscent of some of Bonobo's instrumental productions.
Artist:Spaced Out Family
Title:Spaced Out Family EP
Label:Squaring the Circle
After breaking the ice with The Archive's first single, Squaring The Circle introduces their newest release, again on vinyl. A shiny and well-crafted 12", this is the debut EP from beat making trio 'Spaced Out Family' with the Andalusian record label. These six psychedelic instrumental hip hop tracks take the listener on a cosmic trip with 70's free experimental sounds as the first stop, passing through the golden era of rap breaks and ending in the vanguard of the contemporary abstract electronic beats scene.
Artist:Morlack
Title:Chinchilla EP
Label:Breakbeat Paradise
Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is happy to welcome back Morlack, with his very first solo 12" vinyl, with 4 hot jams straights from the funky sequences of Morlack studios. Morlack has been around for only 2 years in the funky breaks scene, but he has released more music than most other ghetto funk producers on various labels like Boogie Boutique (UK), Tru Funk (PO), Baffin Beat Brigade (US) as well as 3 digital EPs here on BBP. Morlack has a unique style and he is known and loved for his crooked samples and always spot-on ghetto funk productions and this EP shows the cream of the crop of the of the Morlack style.
Artist:Marc Mac
Title:Message From Soulville
Label:Omniverse Records
Eclectic Music Producer and DJ Marc Mac (from 4hero) returns with another Mixtape Style album following on from 'Extend The Knowledge" & "It's Right To Be Civil". Marc's formula of Boom Bap Beats, Breaks, Jazz and Soul pull together soundbites from the Vietnam War era. Beats are intertwined with soundbites from the 1960's Vietnam War protest era where African American's were sent to fight during the Civil Rights period in the USA.
Artist:The Bas Lexter Ensample
Title:Kilburn Soulshaker
Label:Resense Records
Big package by the fantabulous THE BAS LEXTER ENSAMPLE on this 8-tracker EP !
Artist:Souleance
Title:Como Estan Bitches?
Label:First World
Souleance are back! Following on from the success of their debut LP 'La Belle Vie' from earlier this year, the French duo have been busy in the studio producing La Beat Tape. 20 tracks deep, the release is aimed squarely at the DJs, with every beat guaranteed to shake the danceflloor. Souleance are producer Fulgeance (Musique Large / MPM) and DJ Soulist (What The Funk Paris?). Since releasing their debut EP (Le Monde) back in 2009, they have built a solid reputation for their idiosyncratic take on modern beats. With fans including Gilles Peterson, Danny Breaks and Mr Thing, their debut album was the culmination of 3 years of beat-making, touring, partying and drinking too much Pimms. Whilst other producers would rest on their laurels after releasing their debut, Souleance got straight back into the studio to produce La Beat Tape - their sole aim to create tracks that they would DJ with themselves. The result is 20 tracks of pure dancefloor fire. This 7" is our pick of the tracks that we think the DJs will love most. It takes in heavy Turkish breaks (Sauce Samorai), Hammond funk (L'insouleance), Just Blaze-style horn-heavy hip hop (Como Estan Bitches) and loose-limbed hip hop funk (BBQ & Pimms). This limited edition 7" containing features artwork by long-term collaborator Alice Dufay: it's sure to join their previous vinyl releases as a genuine collectors item.
Artist:Kool Hertz
Title:Ghetto Funk Presents - Kool Hertz
Label:Ghetto Funk
Kool Hertz started DJing and rocking crowds over 14 years ago in the South Africa & the UK. The last few years he has turned his hand to production in a big way. After a string of release, across various labels in the scene, we finally welcome his first Ghetto Funk EP. "Loads of attitude, big bottom end and his signature pounding beats. This EP has a true heavy weight feel, it sits and the Ghetto end of the spectrum."
Artist:Rollomatik
Title:EP Three
Label:Boogie Boutique
Finnish DJ crew Rollomatik break out on the Boogie Boutique imprint with a two track release that aims to represent the Arctic Circle fully in the nu funk/breakbeat scene. Formed of Hesh & Eaves, Rollomatik aim to rock the party and that much is evident on this cheeky 12" with "We Love To Party" deftly blending Will Smith with Chic amidst a melange of other recognisable samples. A similar approach runs through flipside jam "The Greatest" as Rollomatik lay down the vocal from an oft used Q-Tip solo joint over a heavily filtered take on Sister Sledge's most ubiquitous track.
Artist:Hoglodytes
Title:Peace Soup EP
Label:Jalapeno Records
Hoglodytes is the unlikely pairing of UK West Country producers Chubb Nice and Vinyl Peasant with New York rapper Emskee. How did they meet ? really don't ask me - I don't know and I can't imagine but what I do know is that this is some re-wind and start from the beginning righteous 90's hip hop vibes thrown down by some people who clearly love what they do.
Artist:Stereo Beatz
Title:Stereo Beatz EP
Label:Big M Productions
Finally! After already two digital releases on BigM Productions, Stereo Beatz now presents his first vinyl 12" EP, packed full with four Stereo Beatz bombs. From Ghetto Funk over Breaker Breats and Breakbeat to Oldskool Breaks, the records contains a great variety of huge slammers for the floor. A peak time choice and must have.
Artist:The Gemini Bros.
Title:Trump Skyscrapers
Label:Big M Productions
Ladies and Gentlemen. We proudly present: "The Gemini Bros.". With their 12" vinyl single "Trump Skyscrapers", the twins from Bucharest provide a huge show for a debut on BigM Productions. Following their motto "Keep the funk alive", they present a funky, groovy and loungy breaks tune with great remixes by CMC&Silenta, DJ Nixon of Mustbeat Crew and Jon Kennedy & Ewan Hoozami.
Artist:DJ Shepdog
Title:Greatest Rewinds EP
Label:Off The Chain
After blowing up the reggae mash-up scene with his very first release back in 2006, DJ Shepdog has quickly established himself as a dancefloor connessieur mixing up hip hop, reggae, drum & bass and whatever else fits the bill of "Righteous Party Vibes". Now a firm favourite at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, Outlook and many more, he can also regularly be found playing at clubs across the UK & Europe. Unfortunately many of Shep's early releases are now unavailable on vinyl as they were only every pressed in very limited quantities (some often fetch a handsome price on eBay & Discogs!) so we thought it was time to give them another lease of life on fat wax! "Bigger Than Jamrock" was Shepdog's first ever single and his calling card for future mash-ups that never fail to get a reaction on the dancefloor. Long since deleted it is now made available on vinyl for the first time in 5 years. "Ganja" is a remix that he was commissioned by Rob Da Bank for the Dub Pistols, which has never been issued on vinyl. Over on the flip is a dancehall inspired take on some classic party hip hop that should also get the hands in the air, only ever available on the "Cut Ups, Muck Ups & Bruck Ups" CD. The EP is finished off by something a little bit deeper, using his old mate Jstar's brilliant "One Life riddim" and spicing it up with some timeless NY MCs, again never available on vinyl before now!
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Funky Breaks
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Global Bass Vol 3
Label:Urban World
Global Bass Vol.3 is full of high quality global music, featuring the newly signed artistSuperpendejos, who with their splendid mixture of cumbia and deep grooves made it to many promenent DJ bags this summer with their track Ya Sta Qi. Silver Bullit with their tracks Koloko and The Meter show their potential on the tropical dancefloor with sounds from Africa and Jamaica mixed with fistfull of funk. Here reworked by Thykier and Superpendejos. Los Chicos Altos is a well known artist on UrbanWorld, their signature sound of afro-latin grooves is a firestarter on any dancefloor. Their tracks Senora Santana and Pa'lante gets them a potition between the absolute best in new latin music. Here together with Idan K and The Movement of Rhythm and Empresarios. Kosta Kostov's fusion beats are always a pleasure, from Balkan to Africa and Brazil, this man got it all. Mambesa is a groovy Kwaito track, and Kaduna Bass, with Dj Chernobyl on the remix, fuses Gnawa with Technobrega. Also featuring are tracks from the swinger Rube in a moombahton remix by Al Lindrum, and the Indonesian band Jalan Surabaya in dub by Dubpitaten.
Artist:Featurecast
Title:Run For Cover
Label:Jalapeno Records
Featurecast (Lee Mintram to his mum) has an album about to drop with a serious seasoning of top vocalists including Greg Blackman (a mainstay of the album), high flying UK bluesman John Turrell, Hospital Records D&B vocalist of choice Pat Fulgoni, plus Alaska MC, C. Reid, Dynamic and Pugs Atomz dropping urban science whenever and wherever required. Prior to signing to Jalapeno, Featurecast has released on a variety of happening labels like Bomb Strikes, Good Groove and Catskills as well as Funk Weapons in the US and the burgeoning Ghetto Funk label in the UK. One of his early productions was even snapped up by Apple to promote the IPOD - yep those ads with the silhouettes dancing round - that was our boy. His DJ sets are the stuff of legend and he regularly tours North America and Australia where his brand of bass fuelled turntablism is in serious demand.Featurecast has crafted his own unique sound combining amazing pinpoint scratching whilst effortlessly cutting between Funk, Hip-Hop, Breaks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass. He's dazzled the crowds of some of the biggest festivals and venues around the globe withCanada's legendary Shambhala festival being the scene of one of his biggest triumphs. Featurecast has shared productions duties on previous releases with legends of the bass scene like Krafty Kuts and house heavyweight James Zabiela (who credits Lee with teaching him to scratch) as well as remixing everyone from Aretha Franklin to Finley Quaye. Basically his whole life has been building towards this album and now his time has come.
Artist:Turntable Dubbers & Sebski
Title:I Like Your Style
Label:Nice Up!
After the huge success of their 'Rasta Be Good' and 'I Say Yeah' singles a couple of years back, which saw support from Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Norman Jay, as well as a stack of excellent remixes and mashups, Belgium's Turntable Dubbers come correct with a brand new single featuring legendary dancehall MC Top Cat on vocals. As always, it's a killer vocal hook singing the praises of the fine female form, which is complemented by a bumping 4/4 reggae flavoured track produced by Timaxx & Drezz alongside Polish producer Sebski. Remixes come from UK Funky don Warrior One, who is now pushing a new 'future jungle' sound which he showcases perfectly with this old school rave re-rub, complete with uplifting pianos, horns, sirens and just wait for that bass drop! Poland's Dreadsquad has taken the track back in time and supplied a classic ska remix with a very modern edge, replaying the whole riddim track with a full live band for that authentic sound and shuffle. Both are guaranteed to NICE UP! the party on any occasion!
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Young Adults EP
Label:Young Adults
Young Adults is a new housier-flavoured label started by the good folks behind Friends Of Friends. As part of a growingly endangered breed of all vinyl musicologists, L.A.'s Young Adults opt to let the records play in this digital age of instant gratification. The first installment in their commitment to pressed wax platters culls a collection of spectrum exploring body music from cohorts both near and far. Starting off the festivities is the golden child, Suzanne Kraft, whose feel-good stunner 'Jus U' exemplifies why Running Back was oh so eager to add his talents to their ever impressive roster. The sunsoaked strut that shimmers on this sampler track is just a teaser of things to come on Lil Suzie's forthcoming 12" EP for YA later in the summer. Next up is The Dead Rose Music Company with a shimmering study in repetition that only adds to their laureled cloud of mystique. A driving pulse and infectious vocal snippet assure that 'Soothe My Mind' soars in both headphone and floor-tested settings. On the flip, Urulu brings down the lights and cranks up the diva on a soul-studded banger that burrows its way into the deepest psyche caverns. 'Missing You' balances grit with a glossed-out sheen personified by loopy lipstick signatures on rusted bathroom mirrors. Rounding out the affair is a dank and dirty collab between up-and-comers Grown Folk and LOL Boys. 'Ghost Path' exists deep in the acidic bowels of the night and guides its followers through uncharted terrains without a flashlight. Make sure to buckle up.
Artist:Colm K
Title:Nuggets
Label:Bstrd Boots
Irish producer Colm K returns to Bastard Boots after 'Dancing Skulls', his big tune on the label in 2010. This time, Colm dives into the world of lush beat production with a sampling of some unlikely sources. On the A side, 'Slipping (Into Tomorrow)' builds itself around a classic Steve Miller Band vocal snippit with deep hip hop drums and live bass playing that would make Thundercat proud. On the flip, 'Go!' is a deft chop on 'The Look Of Love'
Big Fun In Big Town front
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Big Fun In Big Town
Label:Five Day Weekend
If you think the title of this DVD sounds like a struggling foreigner's attempt to describe his trip to New York during the formative years of a cultural revolution, you would be spot on. Filmed in New York City in 1986, 'Big Fun In The Big Town' chronicles the emerging hip hop culture through the lens of an upstart Dutch filmmaker named Bram Van Splunteren. Armed with nothing more than a camera crew and vague understanding of English, Van Splunteren's fearless excursion led him to the gritty landscapes of Harlem, South Bronx, and the Lower East Side during the peak years of the 1980s crack epidemic, a backdrop which proved to be the incubator for a breeding ground for hip hop pioneers. Bram happened to be in the right place at the right time. Putting his own personal safety at risk, he travelled to remote locations in neighbourhoods where no outsiders were normally allowed, capturing the essence of that time and place, while also managing to get interviews with and footage of rap heavyweights and emerging artists, many of whom now refered to as legends. The amazing scenes include a 17 year old LL Cool J greeting the crew from the doorstep of his grandmother's apartment (where he still lived), Chicago's Mystery Crew trying to snag a meeting with Russell Simmons outside the small offices of Def Jam on the same day Van Splunteren happened to be interviewing him, DMC freestyling to an unreleased beat on the cassette deck of his brand new and first Cadillac, and a still skinny Biz Markie beatboxing for Roxanne Shante on stage. Released for the first time ever in a physical format, 'Big Fun In The Big Town' is a must-see, must-own for any true rap historian, and a window into a time and place many of us can now only learn about through study. Travel back to where it all began and relive the inspiring struggle of hip hop music all over again. Running Time : 41:28. Region-Free DVD.
Artist:WBBL
Title:Ghetto Funk Presents WBBL
Label:Ghetto Funk
Little is know about new artist WBBL, some say he was brought up on a diet of misunderstood folk music and balearic basslines, others say he is the first true star to come out of Ghetto Funk scene.

Most Ghetto Funk fans have seen the rise of WBBL through our very own weekly Scoundcloud Scour hosted by brandy drinking, squirrel impersonating, Cornishman Spinforth. He first blogged WBBL way back in the summer of 2011, it soon became apparent that this guy had a unique talent. So under the guidance and direction of Spinforth he developed a string of tracks to be given away, each bettering the last.

WBBL is an artist to come from within this emerging scene, an unknown artist, but an artist with a style and sound that has instantly got recognition from some of the scenes biggest players. A.Skillz & Featurecast both featured the same track from WBBL in there last promo mixes, a track that first featured on our Scour.

So WBBL will be the first ever breakthrough artists to release an EP in our acclaimed Artists Series, a series that has change the scene itself and made super stars of the artists it features.

But hey enough of all that, we'll let the music do the talking.
Artist:The Breakbeat Junkie Vs DJP
Title:Big M Presents..
Label:Big M Productions
People get ready! The Breakbeat Junkie and DJP are back in the halls of BigM Productions presenting a full 12" wax EP. 4 serious quality bangers to get the floors burning. From ghetto funk breaks over funky breakbeats to groovy disco breaks. Another physical gem we have to spin out!
Artist:Stickybuds Vs Mista Savona
Title:Clean Air
Label:Subfunk
This is the first release on a new label that has emerged from the Bass Heavy Funk Scene. This time its all about the original material made by the biggest artists around and featuring the best vocalists. First up with have the huge Clean Air, co produced by Canadian Ghetto-Funk-King Stickybuds and reggae favourite Mista Savona. It features the amazing vocal talent of jamaican reggae supremo Burro Banton. Included in this release is a dub mix, for those kick-back sessions, as well as the rather full on club banger that is the main vocal mix. hucked into the mix are instrumentals of both to really give this package everything you could require.

Welcome to Sub Funk Records...
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Into Battle EP 4
Label:Bombstrikes Records
Bombstrikes returns with another slice of dancefloor related greatness, with the 4th volume of the INTO BATTLE series. Once again multiple artists combine to provide a forward thinking release of the highest standards. This time out label regulars Pimpsoul & Neon Steve provide the action alongside a label debut for the deservedly hyped Canadian Bryx.

Pimpsoul is the first to step up to the plate with the devastatingly effective Rock You. A slick use of vocal cuts and relentless rhythms form the backbone of this cleverly crafted beats banger. Also on the A side new boy Bryx comes correct with his bassline heavy Terrorist. Haunting and impossible to not move to the much-loved Canadian shows why he is so hotly tipped. Rounding things off with the AA side all to himself is the extremely talented Neon Steve. With this lush and beautifully produced slice of Drum and Bass he once again shows the depths of his talents.

Another seriously strong release from the Bombstrikes label highlighting why they lead the way in pushing things forward.
Artist:Kazahaya
Title:Sounds Of The City
Label:Breakin Bread
Breakin Bread drop the second single from Japanese producer Kazahaya who's been working with US MC's. Proper boom bap music on both sides, uptempo dancefloor craziness on one side, midtempo bumping gear on the flip.

Kazahaya hails from Tokyo, Japan and has been pushing his own brand of mash ups and mix CD's for the last few years. In 2007 he sent a demo to Breakin Bread and the resulting EP "Remember Hip Hop" became a bestselling hip hop release of that year. Because it was a mashup with loads of famous MC's on it Breakin Bread had to pull it from release! Since then Kaza has been getting mad props for his beats so he decided to work with some US MC's and this series of 7"s is the result.

A - Sounds of The City feat D-Stroy

One for the b-boys and b-girls. D-stroy rips it over an uptempo beat designed with the dancefloor in mind. The old school references abound but this is a fresh and forward thinking slice of proper hip hop on wax with a chorus to die for.

D-Stroy was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn and he met Tony Touch at school forming a group called Touch and D-Stroy. After school he formed the legendary Arsonists and he went on to open up/host for X-zibit, Ludacris, The X-ecutioners, Papa Roach, L.L. Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Eminem to name a few. D-Stroy is currently featured on releases by Marco Polo, Q-Unique's, Pro-Sinnerz CD and The Snowgoons "Trojan Horse" LP. He is not a thug, he's an adult. He's not underground or commercial, he is HIP HOP. Perfect for working with a Japanese producer

B - Stay feat Paulie Rhyme

Kaza's beat on this one is a blessed out bit of summer goodness showing he can rock the filtered styles with the best of them. Paulie Rhyme waxes lyrically about his love of hip hop culture, something all true hip hop heads worldwide will recognise from this track forged somewhere between Southern Japan and West Coast USA.

Paulie Rhyme is a Bay Area based; Cleveland bred emcee, giving people music that touches mind, body, spirit, and soul. Putting in work in the indie circuit for a good portion of this decade, Rhyme has worn many hats in the industry before finding his calling in front of the mic.
Artist:Homeboy Sandman
Title:Subject Matter
Label:Stones Throw
Homeboy Sandman's debut on Stones Throw is a six-track EP, as the artist describes it, "with songs dealing with content no one has ever rapped about before in the history of rap music. Unfortunately not a difficult thing to do." A past making songs about dancing the mambo and the foolishness of gunplay in rap suggest that this is no idle boast.
Artist:Juan Laya & Jorge Mo
Title:I Love The Funk
Label:Imagenes
The machine of Tottenham's favorite record label - Imagenes Recordings keeps pushing some serious Funk & Soul stuff with the collaboration of some of the local artists of the east London surroundings who keep joining the musical family of the imprint in order to deliver some quality groovy stuff. Producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel had come up with this brand new dancefloor filler "I LOVE THE FUNK!!!", this time with the collaboration of Eckee Cheff & AJ Soulz providing the Jazzy vocals while the infamous Tony Trombony deliver the Trombone stabs and solos in a pure Fred Wesley style.
Artist:CMC & Silenta
Title:Future Breaks Vol 2
Label:Roca Records
After the huge success of our debut "Feature Breaks" release - hitting the top of the Juno Breaks chart - we are pleased to announce the release of "Feature Breaks Vol.2 - CMC&Silenta Remixed." This release comes packed with 4 massive remixes from some of the best artists faround the world in the Ghetto Funk & Breaks genre. Expect some hot dancefloor weapons from Basement Freaks, The Captain, NineLives The Cat vs Rob da Rhythm, and The Funk Hunters, the new shining stars coming out of Canada and ones to watch for on the growing Ghetto Funk scene!

"Is It True feat. Richard Kim" is remixed on the A-Side:

A1) The Funk Hunters remix takes the well deserved A1 spot on this vinyl with huge ghetto funk drums leading into some funky synth work and big fat basslines, all peppered with the vocal stylings of Richard Kim. The large and creative sound design on this remix delivers you the perfect dance floor heater!

A2) The Captain remix holds true to the original D n B spirit but it's been reworked with bigger drums and more fire for the clubs around the world. Fab has created a D n B monster with his signature bossa style!

On the B-Side you'll find two new versions of "Get It On Now feat. MC Fava:"

B1) Just listen to the remix by Basement Freaks and you'll instantly know why he is one of the most wanted producers in the scene right now. His ability to craft the perfect arrangement, a balanced soundscape, and massive beats and bass makes this remix a big funky stomper!

B2) The NineLives The Cat vs Rob Da Rhythm interpretation of "Get It On Now" takes you straight into the streets of NY City where you can feel the pulsing beat of a metropolitan nightclub with this huge Moombahton remix.
Artist:The CB's
Title:The Finding
Label:Jam City
THE FINDING is the latest single from the CBs, other wise known as the world famous Cuban Brothers. This is their second single (Misdemeanor JCITY 001) to come off their eagerly awaited debuted artist album which is due out next year.

The original is a funk filled odyssey which puts a smile on the face and causes the foot to tap of any listener! Also on this package we are lucky enough to have two remixes. First up is the killer Garage Rub from the remix king DOORLY, backed up by another dance floor smasher from Featurecast. This is a package and a half!
Artist:J-Roc
Title:Ghetto Funk Presents - J-Roc
Label:Ghetto Funk
J-Roc from Sould Out Djs has quickly become a household name in the world of Djing. J-Roc is a just a straight up party rocker. After fellow country man Stickybuds went straight to the top of sales charts, Ghetto Funk welcomes fellow Maple Leaf'er J-Roc to the Crew.

J-Roc's first artist EP see's him coming in strong with 4 big club bangers in his trade mark sound and style. Taking influences from the wider funk spectrum and in turn delivering a rather tasty bag of up front beats that will no doubt push him to the top of the charts where he rightly belongs.
Artist:Mr Confuse & Lunatic
Title:So Good EP
Label:Nova Gain
Nova Gain Records return with their latest 12 inch! After the successful debut EP 'Don't Wanna Lose It' and their full length DLP: 'On The Beatbox' Mr. Konfuze & Lunatic are back with their highly addictive 'So Good' EP. It features two brand new tracks plus two remixes from the album 'On The Beatbox' by well known producers Para (Breakin' Bread) and Random Heroes (Jack To Phono / Freestyle Records).

Side A drops with 'So Good' on the boogie-breakbeat-tip driving you almost insane with that screaming Moog synth. Ghetto Funk: yeah! but Ghetto Disco: hell yeah! Second tune 'Wanna Give' is another dance floor sure shot ranging from block-rockin'- party funk to electro-boogie - wind it up!

On the flipside you get Swindon's funkiest DJ Para from Breakin' Bread Records on the remix tip of 'Everything We Do' previously released on the 'On The Beatbox' DLP Para is twisting the track in his very own funky manner - dancefloor madness! Last but not least the second album title 'Something We Bring' gets a heavy re-funk by Eddie Skratch and James Reid as know as 'Random Heroes' who have been transforming the tune into a Breakbeat monster in their Beatcave studio.

Cop it now, since there won't be a digital release and once the vinyl is gone, it's gone!
Artist:B-Side
Title:Playa
Label:Ghetto Funk
The latest EP from sales chart topping label Ghetto Funk brings a rising star B-Side to take up the challenge for the next in there Artist Series. After massive releases from Featurecast & Stickybuds, B Sides comes with 4 tracks guaranteed to get you on you feet and the dancefloor rocking. His first offering for Ghetto Funk is "Playa" combining samples from the classic Scar Face with a bass line that will leave you shaking in ya shelltoes. Next up "Throwing It Wild" featuring supreme vocals from New Zealand's MC Kyla and a sneaky sample from a certain "Fat Boy". On the flip "Two Blue" a funky mid tempo banger of Junglaistic Brotherly proportions. Last but not least "G Thing" the end of night floor filler to destroy the floor.
Artist:Fretless
Title:Let Go The Past EP
Label:Breakbeat Paradise
Having released their last album nearly four years ago to great acclaim from music media, hip-hoppers and music heads worldwide, Fretless emerge once again with an album of depth and class featuring some of the best vocalists and beat creators from Australian shores, including Will Styles, MC Shureshock, Funkin Irie, Kween G from Killa Queens, Hau from Koolism, Jimi Polar, Jimi A, the Versionaries, Def Wish Cast and brothers in beats from the U.S.A., Q-Dup Foundation.

Since the release of their self titled album late in '07, Fretless have toured, played festivals and produced an array of remixes for crews all over the planet. Mainman Mark Walton has also taken time out to indulge in his other favourite passion, deep sea diving from the North to South Pacific Oceans.

Over the last two years, Fretless have been recording ideas for their new album entitled 'For Your Thighs Only' with the last 12 months bringing on the final focus and planning to complete the release. In addition, and prior to the album release, there will also be a 12' vinyl release featuring two tracks 'Let Go The Past' and 'S.O.S.' with a remix of each produced by Will Styles and Omegaman respectively.

Dust off the turntables and beatboxes and prepare for some heavy groove action from one of Australia's finest and internationally renowned hip-hop artists - Fretless are back with new beats to make you quiver.
Artist:J-Boogies Dubtronic Science
Title:Undercover
Label:Record Breakin Music
Record Breakin' Music is proud to team up with OM Records and FTC Skateboards for the release of J-Boogie's latest single Undercover (ft. Chrys Anthony). Like a lost Cee-Lo Green jam session, Undercover rides a turbid groove, laden with percussion and underscored by a driving bassline. A dubbed-out horn section accents Chrys Anthony's soulful croon in this late-night heater. J-Boogie has duly delivered one for the dancefloor as well as the drive home. On the B side is wonderful remix from Dj Nu-Mark of Jurrasic 5 that takes the original to another level.
Artist:Kool Men & Diamond T
Title:One For The Road
Label:New Look
Limited edition of 250 copies of 7" vinyl. "NEW LOOK" is new and exciting new label that is brought to you by Timmion Records group. New Look will bring you the best of todays contemporary Jazz. KOOL MEN & DIAMOND T. are Five gentle-men who met, merged and managed to cultivate a very distinct sound of their own for their first 7" single release...soulful, jazzy, funky...and free. Have a listen and judge by your self. This is 7" single is limited edition pressing...make your investment now before it's too late!
Artist:Virgil Howe & Mark Claydon
Title:The Claydon Break / Cosmic Exotica
Label:Breakin Bread
More drums! Beats, breaks, rolls, all live, no loops. Breakin Bread continue their specialist Drums Series of 7"s with Mark Claydon joining Virgil Howe for 2 killer beat heavy tracks. Breaks for the future!

Breakin Bread is rooted in hip hop and all things related to hip hop so tracks with heavy drums and breakbeats are staples of the output of the label and the turntables of the clubs. The Drums Series features drummers that the Breakin Bread Crew have got to know since they launched their club night thirteen years ago.

The Claydon Break: This time round the guys take it back to more of an original 70s funk band sound. Mark Claydon underpins the track with a steady uptempo breaqk. Virgil and Nick Hirsch from The Killer Meters take the track into driving heavy deep funk rock territory. A couple of clean breaks are embellished with big build ups and multi instrumental frenzy. We were all in the studio for this one and its one of the most intense studio sessions we've ever done.

Cosmic Exotica: This is Virgil's homage to rare as hens teeth Asian Psych Disco breaks. He can imagine Finders Keepers or Now Again records re-issuing this strange but break heavy offering. Think of a Chinese Big Band dropping this in the early 70's for some Grind-House biker movie drug scene that gets a bit lary as a massive fight breaks out! Uptempo breaks for the dancefloor!
Artist:Sonny Rhodes / The Right Kind
Title:You Better Stop / My Money Is Funny
Label:Fryers
Is it Funk? Soul? Mod? RnB? Yes and no and yes again, it's a bit of everything! Sonny Rhodes' 'You Better Stop' is an alround post-deepfunk/soul crossover club dancer, good sounding for everyone. First spun on the European cross-genre funk n' soul scenes by UK DJs like Ian Wright and Fryer, now getting picked up on the UK Northern scene which is now leaving the old stompers behind and is embracing the bouncing rhythms of funk. Fryer managed to get to the tapes which amazingly were still intact, so we went to work and transferred them at half-speed for a truly explosive sound!

On the flip we have another very cool instrumental track from the same period. Labelmates "The Right Kind" whip up a funky R&B stormer with a slight moddy edge which never goes amiss for the '60s R&B and New Breed lovers. Not to be overlooked!
Artist:S.M.O.V
Title:Cumin Home
Label:Wack Records
The Wack series continues and this time label boss S.M.O.V teams up with two superb producers to create this double wammy Wack 7" release.

Mario Lovakovic aka Umbo is an artist that is on the fast train to success. Hailing from Germany but now based in Croatia his blend of disco influenced funky breaks is being well received. Cumin Home is a fine example of his skills put back to back with some heavy S.M.O.V beats and slamming production.

On the flip we see Suonho alias Tommaso Beracardocco Italian DJ/ Producer and all round Knob twiddler, flips a cosmic space 60's theme tune into a pure breakbeat bomb, this simply can't fail to win!
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Turntables On The Hudson - Reflecting Cielo
Label:Wonderwheel
Another limited 12" sampler from the Turntables On The Hudson crew, leading up to the brand new compilation CD celebrating their monthly Friday residency at NYC's Cielo club. This party platter features more of the sounds and artists that have been dropped by Nickodemus and friends on the big Funktion One sound-system over the last eight years! Things kick off with Mr.Scruff's infamous 'Pickled Spider', a ripping dubstepper of track with huge wobbly bass and delayed female vocals urging all dancers to the floor. Next up is 'Dub For Mali' by San Fran's own Pleasuremaker (of the Afrolicious crew), featuring Yacouba Diarra on vocals and Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza weighing in on some extra production. To the flip, SUMO's 'Zwakalani' could be one of the party's most heavily spun tunes since it was released five years ago, with it's booming drums, guitar licks, and uplifting vocals. Clocking in last on the 12" is 'Lovesick' by T.O.T.H. family-friend Mariella, remixed into a deep boogie-house vibe with heavy bass for the clubs by Mark De-Clive Lowe.
Artist:Randa & The Soul Kingdom
Title:The Things (Mooqee & Beatvandals Mixes)
Label:Unknown
Randa and The Soul Kingdom released 'The Things' swinging funky disco 12 (FSR092) on Freestyle Records early June 2011, a pretty straight ahead affair produced and guitar scratched by one of the busiest men in the music bizznizz: Lance Ferguson, the man responsible for Freestyle soul-jazz organ trio Cookin On 3 Burners, as well as The Bamboos & Lanu projects on Tru Thoughts Recordings. For this booty style remix they have taken Randa's outstanding vocal and completely reworked the track into an electro funk bomb. Toughening things up but losing non of the funk the mixes aim straight for the dancefloor.
Artist:Badboe
Title:One Of Those Days EP
Label:Breakbeat Paradise
BBP Recordings is very proud to welcome back a true legend in the evergrowing Nu-Funk scene - BadboE is ready to drop the first single from his long anticipated second album. He has teamed up with 2 heavyweighters of bassdriven Ghetto Funk Pimpsoul from the UK and Bryx, who are killing dancefloors in Canada at the moment. UK-based MC Coppa is delivering the vocal contribution to the reggae dub grooves on the A-side title track One of Those Days.
Artist:Tombee
Title:Strike Up The Band
Label:Jack To Phono
Tombee is back with his 4th release on Jack to Phono with Strike Up The Band. Hailing from Newcastle (home of the Brown) DJ, producer and film-maker Tombee often describes his sound as Folk-Hop. The definition of Folk music, if you look it up, is music handed down from generation to generation, which when considering the beats interwoven and flipped here, kinda makes sense...

This time Tombee teams up with Mr Konfuze & Lunatic, Tom Eno and Winter North Atlantic to create one eclectic download and remix package! From a dancefloor friendly party vibe to the ambiance of Winter North Atlantic.
Artist:Prosper & Rory Hoy
Title:Get Dat Boogie Chase EP
Label:Big M Productions
After their first cooperation on BigM in the previous year, Prosper and Rory Hoy are back delivering an unbelieveable six pack of vintage styled powerful cheeky breaks and smooth cool grooving NuFunk. With it's variety this is a bomb on many floors and with 6 tunes an offer you shouldn't miss. So get dat Boogie Chase EP! Rock'n'Roll!

A01) Prosper & Rory Hoy - Todo es nuevo
An unbelieveable cheeky monster just in time to fill the summer sets with latin styled vintage breaking madness to bomb the floor at peak time.

A02) Prosper & Rory Hoy - Zoun (extended Version)
Cranky breakbeat intelligence on a cool bassline driven groove with a tasty synth filling. Delicious - Have it!

A03) Prosper & Rory Hoy - If you leave the party (feat. McRunigga & Estery)
A smooth and chilled high quality NuFunk groover with a cool vocal topping to bring you the vibe into any lounge out there.

B01) Prosper & Rory Hoy - Get dat Boogie Chase (Original Mix)
Bassline driven and NuFunk coated funky breaks with some vocal essence ending in a power loaded and smooth groover.

B02) Prosper & Rory Hoy - Walk on a Cookie (feat. MC Runigga)
Retouch of parts of a Rory Hoy tune mashing them through massive vocal sessions and bassworks to get a new peak time swinger.

B03) Prosper & Rory Hoy - Get dat boogie Chase (JayL Funk Remix)
JayL Funk's rework of dat Boogie Chase keeping it a bit smoother for the lounge time.
Artist:Omegaman
Title:Skankin' Riddim
Label:Super Hi-Fi
Hailing from Sydney, Australia: DJ, producer and beat maker Omegaman has laid down an infectious groove with his new ass wigglin? track "Skankin' Riddim". Proudly presented by Super Hi-Fi Recordings, it's a cheeky salute to old skool Ska with a straight up breakbeat, dubby bassline, majestic horns courtesy of Scotty Sax, and vocal samples from reggae legend Horseman. The release also features an all-star lineup of remix artists.

The vinyl release will include Omegaman, Thomas Blondet, Stickybuds, and Busta. The digital release adds two more remixes to the stellar roster courtesy of All Good Funk Alliance and Fretless. Styles range from straight up ska with big beats, lounge core head-nodders, to breakbeat stompers with some seriously womping bass action - this release covers all bases with a nice variation of genres.
Artist:Nick Thayer
Title:Rhythm Method EP
Label:Bombstrikes Records
Following hot on the heels of the outstanding Pimpsoul ep, Bombstrikes once again maintain their scene leading formula. This time out it's the turn of Nick Thayer to deliver the dancefloor goodies. In a style very much his own, Nick raises the bar even higher with this incredibly strong three-track ep.

There is no messing about on this EP "Do You Want more" on the A side hits hard. With vocal hooks and guitars kicking the track off in fine style before the almighty lead synth hits with guaranteed head nodding approval. For our money this is an absolute monster. Over on the flip, first up is "Rhythm Method" which brings Nick's trademark swing and movement to the proceedings. Vocals play perfectly with the synth and horn riffs to ensure plenty of dancefloor ass shaking will follow. Rounding things off nicely is the bass heavy groover "Ladies Love Cool Jams" which is so devastatingly executed it is bound to hit the right spots.
Artist:Omas & Aver
Title:Out Of Time
Label:My First Moth
Following on from a few well received 7"s last year Omas hooks up with long time collaborator Aver (aka Joey Average) for his new single. Aver himself is well at home behind the boards as beatmaker for Manc hip-hop crew The Natural Curriculum who are known for regularly tearing up stages across the North-West with their excellent live shows.

Here they turn their hands to an uptempo funk rock workout where funky guitar licks collide with heavy drums and spoken word cuts. With its expertly chopped drum breaks and fills the track comes across like a dusty library music faceoff between The Meters, Rare Earth and Rjd2!

On the flip My First Moth regular DJ Mischief is on remix duties, reworking a few choice elements of the original into a tasty Latin hip-hop groover. Syncopated double bass and Latin percussion builds up towards big anthemic horn stabs which set the track off into proper club banger territory!
Artist:Guitar Ray
Title:Funky Pete Parts 1 & 2
Label:Tramp Recods
Guitar Ray, whose actual name was Raymond Washington, recorded just over half a dozen 45RPM singles in New Orleans from the late 1950s to 1968. Four of those had been released on Hot Line Records out of New Orleans, which was a subsidiary of Nola Records. Wardell Quezergue, one of the principals of the companies, did most of the production and arranging for them - as shown on the label: "Arr by Wardell."

Released in around 1967, the singer's own Funky Pete appeared on the third of Washington's four singles for Hot Line. It was a straight-ahead dancer that emphasized the rhythmic elements of the song, all locked into a tight, spring-loaded, high energy groove, probably propelled by el supremo beat-man, Smokey Johnson. The drum and vocal intro that Quezergue set up pulls you right into the action; then the horns come in and push the groove to maximum heights.

As with all re-issues on Tramp it comes with excellent sound quality and original label artwork too. Because Funky Pete Pt.1 also appears on the Feeling Nice compilation (TRCD/LP-9012) they did a strictly limited press run of 111 hand-numbered copies on the Hot Line issue. Be Quick!
Artist:Kidboy
Title:Disparate EP
Label:Jazz&Milk
Kidboy is an upcoming producer and versatile musician based in Granada who is always searching for a balance between organic and electronic sounds. On his debut EP he teams up with vocalists such as Ohmega Watts, BluRum13 and Julio Cesar Rodriguez and a bunch of excellent jazz musicians. Bored by too many monotonous releases out there Kidboy wanted to present a diverse EP ? with percussive Broken Beats, heavy basslines sounds and Latin instrumentation on the one hand and very mellow and jazzy Hip Hop tracks on the other!

The EP starts off with Yo Me Voy De Aqui a progressive dj-tune filled with organic latin samples and an enormous sub bassline ? one truly for the dancefloor! Also on the latin tip, Chang?? De Manteca features cuban singer Julio Cesar Rodriguez on vocals and percussion, Cesar's Salad pianist Jo Junghanss on keys and Andrew Linch on sax on top of an energetic Broken Beat.

Eventually Kidboy takes you back into the 90's ? the golden era of Hip Hop ? with organic beats, jazz driven instrumentation and sophisticated rapping. The Culture features Ohmega Watts, a virtuoso rapper from the States who has released on Ubiquity and already worked with well-known acts such as Quantic, The Bamboos or Breakestra. A Moment To Think presents BluRum13, known for his project One Self with DJ Vadim and Yarah Bravo, who came to Granada to collaborate with Kidboy.
Artist:Space Ranger
Title:Plastic Romance
Label:Love Monk
Dancing with tears in your eyes on the remixes of "Plastic Romance", one of the ace tracks off of "What About The Magnetic Fields?", Space Ranger's debut album on Lovemonk.

The German outfit returns with it fourth single on Lovemonk, the wonderful "Plastic Romance" featuring the chilly vocals of Captn K, who can also be heard on previous single "Nightmoves". Bonar Bradberry throws some beef on the barbie and turns the slo-mo disco original into a ultra-funky dancefloor stormer, while the fabulous Rimshooters, a.k.a. Massimiliano Pagliara and Rotciv, speed it up and take it back to the eighties.

Motorcity Drum Ensemble shift into fifth gear as well and undress the tune while they're at it, leaving Captn K sounding even chillier. Groove Attack & Innervisions hero Marcus Worgull liked the MCDE remix so much, he decided to do his own edit of it. A fabulous package if ever there was one.
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