Tag Archives: Bulabeats

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Talking About The! (2017)

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE:  Talking About The!Not an outfit with a reputation for restraint, Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love nevertheless deliver perhaps their most restrained track ever with Talking About The! and quite a pleasing affair it is too. Play this out with its vintage vocal motifs of ‘uhh,’ and ‘now, now baby,’ a lo-fi skanking breakbeat plus the odd dancehall shoutout like, “Now my selectah!” and it’ll be free
…MORE

JOHNNY PLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Skanky Town EP (2017) + ‘O Jesus Funk’ video

Is no-one safe? Frankly, if JohnnyPluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love are around, the answer is no. With a new album out later in the year, the Irish crew have decided to unleash the video for O Jesus Funk – a blasphemous blend of hectic 70s funk breaks, horns, 808 basslines and hip-house vocal loops that sees them wind up in early 90s territory slotting in somewhere between The
…MORE

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: In The Heat (2016)

in-the-heat-johnnypluse-the-stormtroopers-of-lovePrepare for further mayhem from Ireland’s most notorious breakbeat party fiends Johnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love as they unveil their new single In The Heat on which a lyrical breakdown of precisely how much chaos one band can cause while on tour unfolds over a thunderous glitchy breaks. Also comes with the skankin-breaks n’ house piano banger Pull The Cord (which
…MORE

BULABEATS: The Amazing Sounds Of Bulabeats Records (2016)

the-amazing-sounds-of-bulabeatsGood lord has the Bulabeats label really been around eleven years!? It’s certainly been around long enough to amass more than enough party breaks action to fill – say – a double vinyl LP. A double vinyl LP!? Yes – not some piddling little 45 but a proper man’s format. Twelve inches times two. Super stable on the decks. Not so prone to warping and cupping. A scratch artist’s dream. And
…MORE

BARRY KRISHNA: Hood On My Shoulders (2016)

Hood On My Shoulders Barry KrishnaWho’s that striding down Bootleg Street chanting as he goes? Why it’s Barry Krishna spreading the yogic production practice of cheekhi vershyan (as revealed in his Hood On My Shoulders EP) and dedicating his thoughts and actions towards those mighty among the pantheon of hip-hop. Thus mantra-like you shall hear the words “hip-hop”, “breathe and stop”, “hell yeah”, “bring the noise”,
…MORE

VARIOUS: Block Rockin Bulabeats (2015)

Block Rockin BulabeatsThere’s only a few weeks before the year closes – which means party time is expanding exponentially. What else to do then, if you are the Bulabeats label, but come back with another one of those Block Rockin Bulabeats. Or better still four of them. Thus Crashgroove wobbles-up Marlena Shaw on Ghetto Girl and the splendidly-named Barry Krishna has not a single problem providing
…MORE

AARON MAZARATI: I Don’t Need You (2015)

I Don't Need You Aaron MazaratiSome key steps to becoming a successful hip-hop artist might include such things as having a name in which at least one element is an alternative spelling of a luxury brand and having a competent remix in a different genre – preferably one with which the yout’ will connect if your genre of preference is from an earlier era. Of course the one you really shouldn’t skip (though many do) is
…MORE

DUSTY TONEZ: Get Down (2015)

Get Down Dusty TonezNothing dusty about the beats on Get Down the latest EP from Irish breaks merchant Dusty Tonez as he delivers a triple dose of dancefloor breaks. La Bounce grinds up Lady Marmalade with a bit of added K7 while the title track grinds does the same to the funk with added bleepage. Best cut however is Got That Funk which ghettos up L.T.D’s Every Time I Turn Around with added Kanye for
…MORE

JOHNNYPLUSE & THE STORMTROOPERS OF LOVE: Ring Joe Duffy (2015)

Ring Joe Duffy Johnnypluse StormtroopersJohnnypluse & The Stormtroopers Of Love urge you to Ring Joe Duffy for the third single off their upcoming Ape Panic LP, presumably so that you can engage in robust discussion on controversial issues. The instro is a tub-thumping slice of electro-hip-hop, Loop Maffia‘s vocal mix is the glitchy, slightly off-kilter devil in the detail, and Moneyshot‘s version is a dreamy bit of
…MORE

GENERIC PEOPLE: Suck A DJ (2015)

Suck A DJ Generic PeopleSuck A DJ. Now there’s a proposition. It’s not really of course, for this is merely the latest drop off the Bulabeats label from, of all people, Generic People. Why of all people? Because this is a house track. Don’t worry, the monkey hasn’t been ‘converted’ – what you really want are the remixes. Hephph is in there like swimwear with a respectable glitchy skank that sounds like a roots
…MORE

Top