Ahhh the party breaks/ funky breaks/ ghetto funk compilation – you’re never quite sure what the content will include these days. Bit of glitch hop? Er – alright, yeah. Drum n bass? Not really my bag, man. Moombahton? No ta. Dubstep? Fuck off. Which is where Tru Funk come in. The missing ‘e’ indicates that we’re all modern ‘n shit but there is actually a clear link with the thang that James Brown instigated. Which might explain why with minimal fanfare, this label’s stuff regularly tops sales charts. Nu Party Breaks Vol. 4 lines up a few names you might recognise too: Bezwun, Father Funk, Funkanizer, Robinson Grooves and Telephunken to be precise, though it’s Telephunken who kills it on this one with The Fact – a hard-hitting b-boy groove that seems to have dug deep in the KPM library music back catalogue.
(Out now on Tru Funk)