Friday, March 25, 2011

Classic Funky Friday Roundup

And now it’s time for a little segment that we like to call - Funky Friday Roundup! This time however, we are going to look at some classics from back in the day that shaped the scene what we now call Nu-Funk/Ghetto Funk/Midtempo Breaks/Etc!

DJ Format - Music for the Mature B-Boy

One of our favourite LPS of the 2000’s Funky Breaks scene. Contains the classic track “We Know Something You Don’t Know” and some absolutely brilliant bangers such as ‘Last Bongo In Brighton’, ‘Little Bit Of Soul’ and ‘English Lesson’. Absolutely Fantastic

Mr. Scruff - Get A Move On!

A quintessential track of the late 1990’s. One of our favourite artists’ greatest moments that even made it to the world of advertising. A superb jazzy Breakbeat/house track that pretty much shaped the face of the more sophisticated world of dance music for the better. The Glitch 303-filled B-Side ‘Ug’ still sounds fresh in 2011 as it did back in 1999.

Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin’

Before A-Skillz, Featurecast and the like there was Fatboy Slim! Gangster Trippin’ in our opinion is the blueprint for the modern Midtempo breaks scene complete with loud drums, funky horn riffs and catchy hip-hop vocals. Regarding the B-Side ’The World Went Down’ - Anyone who disses Big Beat for being cheesy can just hide in a hole as this is a pretty dark tune! Also for those who love Electro House, Check out Lazy Rich's new remix too!.

Jstar - Regulate Rock


March 15th 2011 marked the tragic passing of west coast rapper/singer, Nate Dogg. Originally released in 2009 on Vinyl, Regulate Rock mashes the classic Warren G and Nate Dogg song ‘Regulate’ with Jennifer Lara’s cover of ‘Woman Of The Ghetto’ flawlessly. Westside!

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