Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Launch Party - Nine Days To Go!

We're just over a week away from the party that promises to be one of the best NuFunk shindigs of the Summer - our very own launch party.

It's taking place on Friday, July 9th, at the completely lush Lost Angel bar in Battersea, from 8pm to 3am and it's completely free before 9pm.

There's an incredible line-up of DJs in store and we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce them to you and drop a cheeky mix or two to let you know how they roll.


Travelling all the way from Denmark to rock an hour-long headline set, BadboE is legendary in NuFunk circles as the man who founded the Breakbeat Paradise website and record label.

His debut album 'Break The Funk' was a huge release and has recently been followed by a remix package that is in almost every DJs playlist.

With storming 'must have' releases on Bomb Strikes and Goodgroove under his belt, BadboE is one of the mac-daddies of the NuFunk scene.

His 'Pushin' The Funk' mixtape gives a flavour of what you can expect.

Johnny Pluse

Label owner, DJ, producer and all round funky geezer Johnny Pluse is taking time out to spin at the launch party before embarking on a UK and US tour to promote his new album 'How Much For The Monkey?'

His tracks will inject a serious dose of party-friendly breaks and bass into proceedings, so hold tight and listen to his brand new 'Monkey Mix' for a taster.


Hayz is one of the most talented breaks DJs in the UK with his awesome nu-funk breaks and unique style of mixing, cutting and scratching. His music is infectious and constantly exclusive – providing the perfect balance between commercial and cool.

Co-founder of & Headspin Promotions and signed by multiple record labels, Hayz is now in demand after his recent Ghetto Base E.P hit no.1 in the singles Charts, as well as topping the Funk, Breaks & Electro charts on Juno Records.

Check out his 'Wheelz Of Hayz - No Ableton' mix to whet your appetite. 

Hong Kong Ping Pong

 The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club is the funky love child of Dj's Morphosis and Fat Harry.

They enjoy a right old weekly knees up on their NSB Radio show 'Beating The Crates' every Monday, and have been doing so for the past few years now. So when somebody, somewhere, suggested the show was too good to be confined to the web-waves, they decided to fully oblige, and bring it to you live!

Whilst the name 'Beating The Crates' works for the radio show, it didn't sound quite right for the club night, and so, after recalling certain impressive Asian skill sets, The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club was born!

This mixtape takes you on a trip from old to new and rough to smooth in a funked-up mystery tour of beats. Their set should not be missed.

Chris Awesome

Chris Awesome never fails to fill the dance floor every-time he's at the turn tables. Priding himself on having the best tunes out there, mixed with a funky blend of beats and scratching, he now has one of the freshest, funkiest sounds around!

Having played on the Isle of Wight and the south-coast, Chris brings with him the sounds of pure party time. If it's feel good funky tunes your after, Chris Awesome has them by the bucketload!

When he's not DJing or creating bangers in the lab, Chris is co-founder, writer and designer for

You probably already know his releases on Big M, but if you need more persuading, here's a live funk mix he's put together.

101 Connection

The101connection is Alex Swann and Neil Rebbeck. They are breakbeat dj duo based in the South East.

Al began dj'ing in 2002 and has co-presented a show on NSB radio for 3 years. He has promoted several nights in the South and on the South Coast, holding down 2 local residencies this year and in March 2007 won dj competition "Battle of the Dj's" hosted by the Funky End Bar in Aldershot. Highlights have included appearances at Ministry of Sound, Guilfest Festival, Slinky and The Double X Festival in Slovakia, playing alongside dj's such as The Freestylers, Krafty Kuts, Atomic Hooligan, Dopamine, Plaza Da Funk, Far Too Loud, Rico Tubbs, Groove Diggerz, Precision Cuts, The Breakfastaz and many more.

Neil has been involved in the scene for 6 years where he saw an opportunity to channel his very diverse music tastes into dj'ing. He has been a co-promoter and dj for both "The Friday Funktion" and "Fractured Funk" at the Funky End Bar, still going strong in its 3rd year. Mixing a varied blend of hip-hop, funk and nuskool breaks has been proving popular with regular appearances at Guilfest festival, Echo and the ever popular Rockit Science at Camden's Lockside Lounge.

Expect funk of the highest order, as this mix will show!


In 2003 DJ Buba & Jason King were sent to listen to music crimes they didn’t commit. They promptly escaped from a commercial seaside town to the dance music underground. Today still wanted by the public, they survive as DJs of fortune

If you have a party, if none else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire.... The BUBAKING

Why some play safe or stale Beats? Bubaking like to mash it up with an "Anything goes including the kitchen sink" attitude and a cheeky old skool twist. A Friendship supplying dodgy white ones over the counter of their local record store (white labels of course) has mutated into The breakbeat equivalent of little & large. They have not looked back with infamous Mix Cds, Radio 1 Minimix for Annie Mac, Burgers & Beats Radio Shows, Cheeky Booties/Re-edits and a string of festival appearances and not forgetting that Bloody Horn Noise!!

When they’re not raiding charity shops, diving in the bargain basement bins or robbing the vinyl crypts, they still find time to share DJ needles on the Breaks & Beats celebrity list including Freddy Fresh, Coldcut, DJ Food, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and the Plump DJs to name a few. The duo have built up an infamous reputation (and fanbase) tearing the house up & down throughout London, Brighton, Southampton ,Bristol and their Bournemouth Hometown.

Expect the unexpected and don’t burn your fingers on the fuse wire, They’re no warm up act!!

Check out their 'Raiding the Pigpen' mix for more evidence.


Lebrosk's love for all things funky started back in the early 90's when he discovered the likes of Fatboy Slim, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Cut La Roc and The Freestylers.

Following the BigBeat and Breakbeat scene over the years helped land him a partnership and residency with Hayz where they formed Headspin Promotions setting the dancefloor on fire with Funky Breaks, House and Hip Hop! These days, you can catch Lebrosk spinning anywhere from trendy bars in and around London & Brighton, boat parties on the river Thames and not forgetting those infamous North London warehouse parties where he has the crowds dancing til the sun comes up!

With support from Nick Thayer, Tim Beatvandal, DJ Badboe and Kid Stretch, Lebrosk has conjured up a number of bootlegs and mashups which regularly get played on radio shows and out in clubs and bars all over the world. Check some out here on my Soundcloud page

March 2010 saw the release of his first official release with Rory Hoy on Kid Stretch's record label Warriorz. Lebrosk has a monthly radio show hosted on Ramp FM where he plays the funkiest in breaks, NuFunk, house, mashups & bootlegs.

Listen to his ' Promo Mix' for a preview of his styles.

Kool Hertz

Renowned remixer, DJ and producer Kool Hertz has been djing for 14 years around South Africa around the UK.

He's now a resident at Graffiti Rock and an unstoppable force in the NuFunk and breaks scene, with his unique style of booty breaking!

His blinding 'In The Nude' mixtape is a testament to his skills and the sort of flavour you can look forward to at the launch party.


With a history stretching back to getting his first pair of Soundlabs with a student loan back in '93, the emphasis Funkskillz' music has always been the funk.

Brought up on the rave breaks of the early 90s whilst studying down in Essex he's been playing breaks in all forms for some 17 years.

He helped to establish 'Method' in Birmingham, playing D&B back in the early noughties but is now content to do the odd exclusive gig here and there. Whether it be double-bass vibed D&B or funk-fuelled disco breaks the Funkskillz feeling keeps 'em reeling.

His latest mixtape should get your juices flowing for the launch party.


 Chris Cartwright is B-Roll. Born in Canada, to a Danish mother and a Canadian father, he grew up with a range of musical influences.
Moving to London in the hayday of Fabric, the sound of breaks from the Plumps, Lee Coombes, Rennie Pilgrim, Soul of Man and Freestylers pulled him into the breakbeat world. Artists like A-Skillz and Moquee recently moved B-roll into the Nufunk zone, where he now resides.

Have a listen to his NuFunk Sampler mix here.

A Midlander with a penchant for all things funky and releases on Booty Pirates and Royal Soul records, tOtALcULt fuses old school funk with hip-hop and earth-quaking bass to devastating effect.

He's also part of the team, writing several columns for the blog, helping out with features, Q&As and other funk-related media jiggery-pokery.

Check out one of his mixtapes here.

Phew! So there you go. One hell of a line-up. The DJs will be playing back-to-back battle sets - so expect the hottest beats, the freshest exclusives and unreleased tracks to be booming through the Lost Angel system.

Facebookers can read more and RSVP here. And there are more details over at our forum.

We seriously hope to see a lot of you down there, for a night that promises to be funkier than George Clinton's socks.

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