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Bring Back The Funk Vol. 2 BBPRating: ★★★★★ And so it is that Badboe’s label Breakbeat Paradise Recordings brings back the funk (of the nu- and ghetto- varieties) for Vol. 2. By way of showing that this is a drop that means business we open with the return of Funktomas who provides a master-class in how to make ghetto funk with this pumping and downright nasty wobble edit of DJ Kool’s Let Me Clear My Throat. J-

TRU FUNK: Nu Party Breaks Vol. 9 (2013) + Funktomas ‘For Your Love’ video

It’s the final instalment of Tru:Funk‘s Nu Party Breaks series and it’s a massive double length effort. Final instalment? Yep, don’t panic – plans are afoot for newness in January. In the meantime Vol. 9 is fifteen tracks deep and features a wealth of scene-heavyweights with Badboe, Morlack, Rory Hoy, Funkanomics, The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP all putting in an appearance. Badboe gets pole

SMOV & DEDY DREAD/ FUNKTOMAS: No Diggin (+video) / Shake Shot – Wack Records W10

Christ! Wack 09 was only out five minutes ago and now here’s this summer nugget already. No Diggin is yet another refix of Black Street’s No Diggity and I gather that Lisbon producer Dedy Dread engendered this fresh mid-sixties Motown versus Bossa beat-crosser and then passed it to Newcastle-based beat-head Smov a.k.a Smoove – to play around with too. You might have thought that the prolific Smoove would have enough beats already to make Dedy’s trans-European manoeuvre a bit like taking coals to Newcastle (see what I did there?) but apparently not. The result is the product of some quite abandoned genre-splicing – a practice which can be a bit like drunk people making ‘cocktails’ out of leftovers at a party: it’s either a murky abortion or an exotically fruity marvel. This is the latter – no diggity. The fun doesn’t end there though, for who should turn up on the flip but Funktomas with Shake Shot, a beefy slice of Sly Stone sampling super disco breaks. Out on limited 7”…soon. Snooze and you lose! Press release beneath vid:

A track that was originally born in Lisbon (Portugal) by Dedy Dread and transported through space landing on Newcastle (U.K) soil to be treated with the unmistakable drum hellish sound of smov. The final result being this crazy ass shaking bossa funk rockabilly jazz dance bomb!

Hailing from Hamburg Germany Funktomas drops a some what classic B Boy anthem “Shack Up” over some old skool flavour female chants creating a simple but very effective banger!… I bet you cant put one of these in your turntable without droppin into the catapillar?

Listen to SMOV & Dedy Dread – No Diggin’

Wack Records – Myspace

SUNSETSOUL: SunsetSplit EP – 2009 – review

Rating: ★★★★★

Typical. You start to despair of a lack of decent funky tunes and then loads come along at once. Here, Leipzig’s Sunsetsoul label continue a near flawless run of releases with the SunsetSplit EP, a four-tracker of ridiculous mash-ups. Funktomas splices Fontella Bass’s Motown classic Rescue Me together with the vocal remix of The Gravediggaz’ 1-800 Suicide boosting the bpms of this stoned early-nineties head-nodder way over the hundred mark and lyrically creating the musical equivalent of a bizarrely upbeat call to The Samaritans. Prosper & Badboe sort out a fuel-injected rinsing of 25 Miles that gets Edwin Starr all jiggy with Lil Mama and Shantisan does the crazy drum n bossa thing again on Aquela E Minha Menina by lighting a junglist fire under the asses of Os Mutantes. Then – just as you tire of muscular breaks – along comes Manjah with a chilled breakbeat dub rerub of The Supremes in My Dub Is Empty Without You. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?
Soon come – on Frequento Sunsetsoul

Listen to Sunsetsoul – The Sunsplit EP

Frequento Sunsetsoul – Myspace