Friday, April 16, 2010

Funky Friday Round-Up

Our weekly round-up of the latest releases and promos kicks off in style with huge tunes from Dirty Dubsters, Katzuma and Jayl Funk plus a free album from Roots Manuva's Banana Klan label.

Dirty Dubsters - Skatty Riddem EP

In with a bullet, it's the Dirty Dubsters with a bass-heavy double header of bouncy skankin' goodness - ready to see in the summer with a smile.

Skatty Riddem is a brass n bass monster with beefy kicks, nuff 'Selctah' vocal samples and heavy lazer FX. The second drop on this one is ridiculous. Impossible to resist, peak-time 4/4 ska. Expect this to be rinsed to death at festivals this summer.

The flipside is Love Break, again coming on a skankin' tip, this time with a laid-back break. But don't be fooled by its mellow intro, once the bass drops your trousers will be flapping! Unexpected funk touches garnish the second half of this track as the breaks get more frantic with plenty of old-skool flavour.

A seriously quality release, but don't just take my word for it, check the streaming demo below:

Skatty Riddem
Dirty Dubsters - Skatty Riddim by DirtyDubsters

You can get this one on exclusively on JunoDownload.

Jayl Funk - We Got The Funk

The mighty Jayl Funk has also blessed us with some new tunage this week.

Out now on Basement Freaks' new imprint (Bombastic Jam) is this funky breaks cut from the Nurnberg producer - accompanied by not one but four remixes from the likes of Basement Freaks himself, CaZ, J-Roc of the Sould Out DJs and Quincy Jointz. It also has arguably the best cover art of any release so far this year.

We all know Jayl Funk well, and if you don't, then you should! This release is one of the fruitiest numbers we've heard in a while. Tropical licks with a bassline that can walk with the best of them. This tune will get the ladies' hips moving for sure.

The remixes on this E.P range from start of the night groovers that will kick start even the most stubborn crowd, through to end of the night slammers that will get the joint jumping! A killer release that any self respecting NuFunk DJ must have in his arsenal!!!

Preview here:

BJ 002 JaylFunk - We Got The Funk by Bombastic Jam

Buy it here.

Katzuma - Dr Know EP

Next, a heads-up on the super-funky 'Dr Know EP' from Katzuma. Six slices of disco-infused funk, with plenty of groove, tripped out synth solos and lively percussion.

DR KNOW - EP (2010) by katzuma

There's a wicked promo vid too:

To bag your copy of this exclusive vinyl release, you'll have to send an email to: infoATtrixshopDOTcom

Unfriendly Neighbours - Still Starvin'

And finally, a wicked free release to finish with. Roots Manuva's Banana Klan label presents the debut from Unfriendly Neighbours.

Very fresh beats, wicked verbals - amazing for a freebie.

You can preview on the player below and if you like what you hear, click 'Download' to go to their Bandcamp page for a full DL.

<a href="">Swagga by Unfriendly Neighbours</a>

That's all for this week. Send us your press-packs, promos etc. to

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