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CMC & SILENTA: Funky Town (2011)

Manmade Records’ big boss men, CMC and Silenta have just dropped this party cut on their other label Roca which revolves around the old Banbarra Shack Up beat made famous by (among others) Stetsasonic on Talkin’ All That Jazz. This is the fastest I’ve ever heard it used though and it triggers the bpm radar at a nu funkin 127 bpm or thereabouts. Keeping up is MC Penny wryly observing
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MANMADE RECORDS: Feature Funk Vol. 7 – 2011


A game of two halves this one. The A side consists of label bosses CMC & Silenta continuing to sidestep predictability with an disco-breaks/ wobbly-bassed/ big female vox-powered cut that seems to have been formulated solely for the purpose of convincing those formerly enamoured of house music that, yes, the nu/ ghetto funk scene has something for them. I certainly didn’t expect that.
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MANMADE: Blue Brothers – 2010 – Single review

Rating: ★★★★☆

Now that’s what I’m talking about! I hadn’t been feeling Manmade’s output so much recently but this repress of one of their first releases featuring two big funky mash-ups reminds me why I turned on and tuned in in the first place. First they raid the Blues Brothers soundtrack in search of something needing euphoric breakbeat elevation then they co-opt an acapella from the ever reliable Beasties for an upbeat refix of All The Lifestyles off To The 5 Boroughs. Don’t leave anything lying around for fuck’s sake or they’ll probably find a way to get that onto their next drop.
(Out now on Manmade)

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