Friday, September 10, 2010

Funky Friday Round-Up

More bombastic bangers to be heard as we check out the latest releases from the world of NuFunk. Bombstrikes, Big M, Breakbeat Paradise, Dirty Dubsters and even Rennie Pilgrem all have tracks out at the moment that can't be missed!

Nick Thayer & Ali B - Bombstrikes Vol. 19

Label veteran Nick Thayer comes together with breaks legend Ali B to create an absolutely tearing release - even by Bombstrikes' very high standards!

Three tracks of pure dancefloor-friendly fire, this is a no-brainer for any NuFunk DJ.

A mad-catchy horn riff and killer hip-hop breaks combine on 'Music', while 'N E Way' gives Dillinger's 'Cocaine' the NuFunk banger treatment.

The phatest track is probably 'Back To You', which unleashes an insanely bouncy bassline alongside a classic De La Soul sample. BIG TINGS!

It's out September 20th at your local vinyl emporium, but in the meantime, check the phatness below.

  Bombstrikes Vol 19 'Nick Thayer & Ali B' Sampler by Nick Thayer

Mr Konfuse & Lunatic - Don't Wanna Lose It EP

A classic house vocal gets the funky breaks treatment on this vinyl only release from Nova Gain Records.

The 'Original Version' is pretty cool, but CMC & Silenta's version really kicks off. Ditching the original vocal for Candy Staton's anthemic 'You've Got The Love' and turning the Latin funk up to 11, the Manmade guys create a monster of a track!

You can grab a copy from Juno, and check it out on the player below.

  Don't Wanna Lose It - EP by Mr. Konfuze And Lunatic

Omegaman - Hip Drop EP

The mighty Omegaman brings the funky hip hop vibes on 'Hip Drop' with catchy scratchy cuts, skankin' guitars and a couple of wicked breakdown and drop moments.

Label head-honcho Badboe takes the track into slinky groove territory with some soulful vocal touches while Jayl Funk spins off into a smooth Balearic world of his own with tight stepping drums and lush horn grooves.

Rephrase gets moody with a smoked-out hip hop mix full of haunting instrumentation and bomb-droppin' vocal snippets.

This one is out on September 20th on Breakbeat Paradise. You can preview the release here and keep an eye on their Juno page for the release.

Dirty Dubsters - Big Tings Ft. Bass Nacho

Dublin's Dirty Dubsters bounce back with a ska-hop sizzler ready to squeeze the last drop of sunshine out of the British summer.

'Big Tings' does exactly what it says on the tin, with fat beats, a head-nodding, foot-stomping groove and an incredible vocal performance courtesy of Bass Nacho.

Mr Benn comes with a second version 'pon de flip.

Listen below and keep an eye on Juno for the release, as it's currently shrouded in mystery!

  Dirty Dubsters feat. Bass Nacho - Big Tings! radio edit by DirtyDubsters

  Dirty Dubsters feat Bass Nacho - Big Tings (Mr Benn remix) by DirtyDubsters

Timothy Wisdom & The Outlier - The Lollidrop EP

Almost certainly one of the heaviest releases to hit our inbox this month -  this new Big M phatty hits harder than a hammer!

The title track is a swung-out booty which will get the girls flooding to the floor and put a crazy grin on the face of the crowd before smashing them to pieces with its lung-rupturing bassline.

'Rock With Me' doesn't let up the pressure either - boom bap beats and a bassline ruder than a Bernard Manning joke book slam out on this one.

To be honest, words don't do it justice, listen below and buy on Juno.

  "The Lollidrop" - Timothy Wisdom & The Outlier by THE OUTLIER

  "Rock With Me" - Timothy Wisdom & The Outlier by THE OUTLIER

Rennie Pilgrem - Street Legal EP 2

The world of breaks was divided when Rennie, one of the godfathers of the scene, took a funkier direction last year on his Street Legal EP. Since then, he's been busy in his Bushdoctors guise.

Now he's back with another in the Street Legal series and it bangs! Rennie brings the funky housey break stylings on intro track 'Chocolate', before Indian style strings and some serious squonky FX announce the arrival of 'Grasshoppa'.

'Last Train' and 'Paint Strippa' bounce through tight funky breaks territory, while 'Kind of Brown' is an unexpected chillout trip.

Tune of the album for my money is 'Dalek Dub' - a mid-tempo funk roller with wicked bass, crispy beats and laid-back yet danceable vibes.

It's out on September 13th, and will be available at all your favourite online retailers, as well as the TCR shop. In the meantime, check out Rennie's promo mix here and a cheeky freebie 'Dalek Vox' here.

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