‘Break The Funk’, the debut album from Danish NuFunk legend BadboE shook the NuFunk scene with its seemingly effortless blend of raw funky groove, hip-hop cut & paste aesthetic, soulful vocals and slamming dancefloor-friendly breaks.
Now Boe is back, and he’s brought his friends.
Almost every name on the scene throws down for this remix album, from Fort Knox Five and Fuzzbox Inc. to Basement Freaks and Danny Massure. The rock solid grooves of the original album are re-grooved, remixed, stripped-down, chopped, diced, sliced and re-formed into mighty new funk bombs.
As with ‘Break The Funk’ this album is a must-have for DJs across the spectrum from Breaks and NuFunk to Rare Groove and Hip-Hop.
01 Funk In The Air – Fort Knox Five Remix:
This album-opener combines a trouser-flapping bassline with rock solid beats and BadboE’s trademark wikka-stikka guitars and hands-in-the-air vocal shouts.
Fort Knox Five remind everyone why they are one of the most admired and imitated acts on the flourishing NuFunk scene with this dancefloor-devastating remix. An instrumental version of this one is also included in the package.
02. My Bad – Jayl Funk Remix:
Scratches, guitar stabs and a rumbling bassline tag-team with rap snippets and chunky breaks on this track. The first breakdown sees Jayl Funk building pressure with an awesome horn line before dropping into an unrelenting groove.
03. Lose Your Funky Self – Fuzzbox Inc. Remix
Sounding like 22nd Century disco with 1970s grit, this is a banger that will work on any dancefloor. Deep bass, uplifting piano and funked-up guitars blend with soulful samples and enough builds and drops to keep the crowd shaking.
04. Nothing But The Funk – Fretless Remix
Tackling one of the biggest tunes from ‘Break The Funk’ Fretless lowers the tempo and adds a filthy synth bass to this funky concoction. The groove is spacious and driving, a perfect blend of retro funk samples and nu-skool synths and scratches.
05. Rescue Me – Big M Remix
Stepping up with tough up-tempo beats, incredible guitar lines and a rolling bassline, Big M’s take on ‘Rescue Me’ is dancefloor-ready right out of the box.
The drop on this one is massive and the second half sees a lowdown, grimey, floor-quaking bassline invade the mix. In short - this one is going to be huge.
06. My Bad – Basement Freaks Remix
Starting with a 4/4 kick and Latin percussion touches, Basement Freaks really stamp their mark on this track.
Vocal stabs and shining brass swirl around the beats and bass as this tune just grows and grows in a chugging infectious groove.
07. Let’s Get Ill – Nick Fonkyson Remix
With filtered disco touches, tough drum machine beats and incredibly funky synth bass, Nick Fonkyson’s take on ‘Let’s Get Ill’ takes no prisoners.
The brass section gets a workout and the beats become more and more intense throughout this track. Redefining the word phat!
08. My Bad – Tal M Klein Remix
A seriously infectious organ riff drives this remix, duelling with funky wah-wah guitars, a low-slung bass riff and deep kick drums.
As the vocal echoes sweep and swirl, the drums get more intense and the lush funky groove takes hold. Tal M Klein sounds like he’s taken the Meters hostage and forced them to play for him at gunpoint.
09. Ease The Funk – Funky Destination Rhodes Remix
As the name suggests, the electric piano is the start of this show as it blends with a walking bassline, funky vocal snippets and wicked touches of guitar.
A serious groove that take you back to the old school.
10. My Bad – Danny Massure Remix
Changing down a gear, Danny Massure gives us a slinky groover, lacing a bluesy guitar riff, funky brass stabs and Latin percussion into a heady cocktail perfect for a sunny day – Mojito on wax!
11. Funky Intro – Pulp Fusion Remix
The samples and scratches come thick and fast on this one – fat breaks, ‘Lesson’ style vocal snippets and guitar stabs.
When the vocals drop midway through, the groove is rock solid and the disparate elements suddenly come together into one beautiful whole.
12. Underground Heroes – Prosper Remix
This one gets down and dirty from the outset – full of unexpected switch-ups, jacking beats and filthy bass.
Prosper smashes the original into splinters and re-assembles it into a jagged party stomper with fidget house touches. Big. Real big.
13. Spread The Words – B-Dub Remix
Deep, spacious vocals flow over cinematic strings and sparse percussion as this strolls along. Definitely one for the after-party crowd, this remix takes BadboE’s original down a jazzy chillout route with amazing success.
14. Let’s Get Ill Ft. Rabbi Darkside
This track is a massive hip-hop bomb. Darkside’s lyrics flow like a bubbling verbal river over tough beats and a filtered horn groove.
Seriously, as if the beat wasn’t wicked enough, the vocal performance raises this to something else entirely. Must be heard to be believed.
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