Friday, February 25, 2011

F-f-f-funky Friday Roundup

Before we begin this week’s Funky Friday Roundup, we at would like to thank everyone who attended the Boogie Boutique Records launch night with Hayz, Chris Awesome and the label's new signing DJ B-Side at the OrangeRooms in Southampton.  The event celebrated the release of  BB Record's Artist E.P One by B-Side & Russ Cuban, which dropped this week exclusively on Junodownload.  The night was a massive success and the official video and photos of the event will appear on this blog very soon! Check out the forum for news of other NuFunk nights around the country in the coming weeks. 

Anyway, without further ado - on with this week's reviews:

Telephunken - Fire & Dynamite

TELEPHUNKEN - Fire & Dynamite (Front Cover)

To begin this week’s Funky Friday, let’s start with Big Beat revivalists, Telephunken with their brand new E.P. on the legendary Freddy Fresh’s Howlin Records. Full of Latin Hip-Hop and Classic Funk samples, this is sure to get your hips shaking in the club. Especially love Boogaloo Madness - Everybody Ready, Yyyeeeeahhhhh!!!!!!

A-Skillz - Insane Bangers #6

A SKILLZ - Insane Bangers Vol 6 (Front Cover)

Originally released in 2007 and hasn’t aged a day. A-Skillz provides a really amazing Hip-Hop Bass remix of probably the Biggest band of the last 50 years, The Beatles. ‘With You’ takes Al Green and mashes it with Crunk Vocals and Party Sounds while ‘Eat My Shorts’ has nothing to do with Bart Simpson, but takes a classic Ludicrous song and mashes up with Soccer Anthem, ‘Eat My Goal’.

Basement Freaks - Something Freaky

BASEMENT FREAKS - Something Freaky (Front Cover)

Nu-Funk’s favourite One-Man-Band George Fotiadis is back with a fantastic brand new album. A very awesome tribute to 1980s funk artists such as Prince, Cameo and George Clinton. Every single track on this L.P. has something for everybody. Really love ‘Makes Me Wanna Scream’ with Ghetto Bass, Cypress Hill-esque Horse sounds. This is sure to provide more bounce to the ounce! A true star in the making.

Umbo & Bad Monkeys - Come Together

UMBO & BAD MONKEYS - Come Together (Front Cover)

Some very nice Jazzy Grooves with some beautiful female vocals. Also contains some pretty dope remixes too from Philly Blunt, DJ Wood, Jayl Funk, and Mash & Munkee. Highly Recommended and one not to sleep on!

Niles Phillips - Greasy Does It

PHILIPS, Niles - Greasy Does It (Front Cover)

Since 2009, the whole NuFunk scene has really taken off, and this is an example of some of the amazing talent out there. With cues from classic Funk, Big Beat and Hip-Hop - this is a really fun and bouncy release that will cause head bopping for several days and doesn’t resort to the overused cliché samples that many of Niles’ peers use. Also contains great remixes from TimeWarp Inc and Afternoons in Stereo.

Paradise Breaks Vol. 1

VARIOUS - Paradise Breaks Volume One (Front Cover)

NuFunkers will be literally in Paradise when listening to this! Some of the best material from the successful Breakbeat Paradise Recordings label is all compiled in this neat little compilation. Features some of our favourite NuFunk bangers from the past few years including Calagad13’s remix of ‘Work That Sucker’ by Pale The Kid and Phunk Sinatra and Basement Freaks duelling out in ‘Sound Like That’. This release will never age!

The BPA aka Fatboy Slim - Toe Jam (Rory Hoy Rework)

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The BPA aka Fatboy Slim - Toe Jam (Rory Hoy Rework) by Rory Hoy
To end today’s Funky Friday Roundup - Here is a remix of Fatboy Slim’s Side Project - The B.P.A. with Dizzie Rascal and David Byrne remixed by our very own Rory Hoy. This has had support from none other than Fatboy Slim himself, who sent Rory a personal E-Mail congratulating him on this great remix.

Take care everybody and watch out for the next Funky Friday Roundup on March 11th , when Boogie Boutique will be returning to Lost Society in Clapham, London with Rory Hoy on the decks alongside residents Hayz and Chris Awesome! 

The team!  Article written by Rory Hoy

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