Friday, June 17, 2011

Funky Friday Roundup!


It’s Funky Friday Roundup time, and this time, we have some really massive releases, so let’s not waste any time and get the party started!

Nick Thayer - Rhythm Method E.P.

Nick Thayer from Australia has done some incredibly dope tunes in the past few months and this E.P. is no exception. Our personal favourite on this E.P. has to be the track on Side A (Do You Want More), a re-work of a classic song by a certain group of 60’s Rock Legends, which is an awesome hybrid of Ghetto Funk, Big Beat and Wobbly Fidget House. For the more traditional Nu-Funkers, there is a really dope re-work of Hip-Hop legends Eric B. and Rakim and LL Cool J (is hard as hell!). Absolutely essential!

Various - Freak-Hop

This record has been in the pipeline for a long time but due to high demand, DJ Prosper, BadboE, Breakbeat Junkie VS DJP and Audited Beats’ masterpiece quadrilogy “Freak-Hop” finally gets a release on Glorious Vinyl! The legacy of Mastermixers such as Double Dee and Steinski lives on in this incredibly amazing release. A brilliant lesson on the history of Hip-Hop music.

Various - Come Together (Remixes)

The most popular group in Pop music history, who’s name is similar to that of an insect, but pioneered some of the greatest tunes of all time is remixed for the modern day. Side A is remixed in classic Big Beat style with a ghetto feel to give it that contempory edge, while Side B’s remix is done in a very nice Trip-Hop style. Peace and Love, Peace and Love!

Featurecast - Stomp

A classic release from 2008 is finally for the first time, given a release for the digital market. ‘Stomp’ is a return to the famous style of Midtempo breaks pioneered by the likes of The Chemical Brothers while ‘One More’ is one of Nu-Funk’s greatest tracks ever - Pure disco hip-hop madness, but don’t let the Autotune put you off buying this record: It’s dope!

DJ B-Side - All The Girls E.P.

BigM is one of the biggest Nu-Funk labels at the moment. This release is another sweet addition to the Nu-Funk family - Pure Midtempo wobbly funk! If you love this release, do check out his release on Boogie Boutique records too!

Morlack - Ghetto Vaccination E.P.

This release is just purely funky. Complete with an amazing Horn section, and a very nice broken beat, this represents the happy vibes you will be hearing this summer. Also on this E.P. are the tunes ‘Electrophonic Mind’ - A Wobbly breaks banger, The Funky House Workout, ‘Nice & Rough’ and an amazing freebie tune, the Latin-flavoured, ‘Play Cards Right’.

See you all very soon, and take care!

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Short, but Sweet Funky Friday Roundup

Hi Peeps!

Here it is again, although short but very sweet, it's time to roundup the best new releases in the world of Nu-Funk! Check them out!

CMC & Silenta feat. Penny - Funky Town

Some ultra-funkee vibes from the Dynamic Duo of Nu-Funk. Some great summer tracks that will put a huge smile on your face. For the remixes Nick Thayer does it Midtempo ghetto style, Slynk turns it into a jazzy funky Big Beat banger and Zamali turns it into a stomping Samba-influenced house track.

Omegaman - Skankin Riddim’

This tune is really cool and it‘s out on Funk Weapon‘s sister label, Super Hi-Fi. If you love Ska music and hip-hop beats, you have come to the right place! Like the release mentioned above, this also comes with a fantastic remix pack from the likes of Thomas Blonet, Busta and one of our favourite artists at the moment, Stickybuds (check out the Kingston Funk track he did on BigM last year!).

K.W. Griff - Respect

A classic tune from 2007 released for the first time in digital format! Aretha Franklin’s iconic track has been remixed Baltimore Funk style and is one of the best and most well-known releases on the famous Bombstrikes label. Still a classic today and always works on sending dancefloors crazy!

Have a great summer, and see you soon!