Monthly Archives: February 2014

HOUSE OF PAIN: ‘Jump Around’ Special edition green vinyl 12″ reissue (2014)

Jump Around green vinyl House Of PainThat track by everybody’s favourite fake Irish rappers gets a green vinyl 12″ repress in celebration of St Patrick’s Day then. Just to be clear, that’s St Patrick’s Day not St Paddy’s Day’ – the latter being a phrase which is largely the preserve of non-Irish morons who, swayed by the Guinness marketing juggernaut, annually
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MR BRISTOW feat. BENNY SILVER: My Life EP (2014)

My Life EP Mr Bristow Benny SilverMash-up maestro Mr Bristow makes his BBP debut with the My Life EP – a funky chunk of Brit-hop that features his Super Soul Soldiers comrade in arms, rapper Benny Silver. Something of a character it seems, Silver recounts his life at three key stages – the primary school sex pest, the junkie teenager and the current thirty-something who pairs expensive trainers with pants from
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BOOTY FRUIT: Cherry Bombs Vol. 2 (2014)

Cherry Bombs V2 Booty FruitIt’s about time! The three-track Vol. 2 of Booty Fruit‘s new series, Cherry Bombs will be lobbed into the wild next week and both Roast Beatz and El Bomba are back for a second bite at the – er – cherry with Father Funk completing the trio. RB gets to pop this drop’s – ahem – cherry with the Ripple-ing bounce of Back 2 Funk and is followed by El Bomba who’s in and out and running about with
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K DELIGHT & CHROME: Jazzy Jeff (2014) Free download

Jazzy Jeff K Delight ChromeUK hip-hop dream-team K Delight and Deftex rapper Chrome pay tribute to the cool half of a far more famous US hip-hop dj/ rapper pairing for this second single from his forthcoming second LP. Entitled Jazzy Jeff, it is of course a tribute to a man who is not only a pioneering and widely respected hip-hop dj but one who has inexplicably managed to maintain a lengthy association with Will Smith without losing a single cool point. Like Jazzy Jeff, K-Delight is quite the decknologist. Unlike Will Smith
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CHRISPOP: Got To Get Some/ Just Get Up (2014)

Got To Get Some Just Get Up ChrispopFunky breaks…got some? Don’t worry if you haven’t. Chrispop‘s here to provide a surfeit to cover your shortage as he resurrects the lost art of the ’80s megamix’ to suture together the likes of JB, Aerosmith, the Bongo Band, Lyn Collins, Kool & The Gang and Bad Bascombe, for Got To Get Some. Over on the ‘flip’ the megamix fun continues with Just Get Up‘s Funkinstein-like creation of Gwen
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JAPETTO: Party Bangers Vol. 7 (2014)

Party Bangers Vol 7 JapettoOnce upon a time there was a nufunk beatcarver called Japetto who got his hands on some rather lively samples which he fashioned into his debut three track EP for the Radical Mixtape label. There was the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies one which formed the basis of opener swing breaks opener Swingin Riot, the Diana Ross one which underpinned the ladies ghetto-funk night middle number and the
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BIG BOSS MAN: Aardvark (2014) Free download

Aardvark Big Boss ManMod-funk/psych-fuzz sixties throwbacks Big Boss Man will be back with a full album this year and by way of a taster they’ve released the swinging Blue Note stomp of Aardvark to burrow its way into your consciousness. It’s an insistent little hammond-driven crittur featuring some very un-fuzz guitar from Trev ‘Call me Grant Green’ Harding and a surprisingly brief bongo solo from Nasser ‘Who’s
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WARSON & CHUDY: Old Bangers (Remastered & Reissued) (2014)

Old Bangers Chudy WarsonOi! Oi! Nufunky breaks stalwarts Warson and Chudy have got a few old bangers you might be interested in – especially as they’ve had them remastered…“Alright me old china? Looking for summink that moves are ya? Just ‘ad ten come in as it goes. All ‘pre-loved’ of course – knowwhadimean? There’s bound to be summink that takes ya fancy though. We’ve given em all
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Gonna Break This Chain/ Gimme Some (More)(2014)

Gonna Break This Chain ROJRating: ★★★★★ Man, looks like I broke out a new pair of Puma Suedes just in time! Renegades Of Jazz is about to go totally off the northern jazz piste with the totally off-the-chain funky soulful b-boy breaks of Gonna Break This Chain. It doesn’t get much better than that right? Wrong. Digital flip Gimme Some (More) is a phat 100 bpm slab of instro-hop tweaked with ‘golden age’ of soul
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SLYNK: You’re The Fool (Remaster)(2014) Free download

You're The Fool - SlynkRating: ★★★★★ Man, you’re the fool if you don’t get yourself a copy of this. The first Slynk track I ever picked up on Manmade Feature Funk Vol. 2 and still my favourite, is his mighty refunk of The Three Degrees’ 1970 cut You’re The Fool. Slynk takes the original, speeds it up, chunks it up, adds in a bit of dialogue from seminal 1984 graff movie Beat Street and off it goes – raising hands, moving
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