Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is back to mark the 10th year of being in the ghetto rockin; funky breaks business. To celebrate that we’ve decided to hit you hard with a 7-track vinyl release to represent the very best of what the label has to offer. 7 of the very best producers in the funky breaks scene have joined forces on this ruthless funky bomb of an EP!
With the Badass Funk EP the BBP All-Star team is taking it back to the timeless sound of the oldskool that the label has kept on rockin’ since they first started in 2006. Since then the label has navigated through related genres like Nu Funk and Ghetto Funk without loosing track of the base core. Every since the first release: Sound of Invasion by BadboE the label has kept a strong grip on the funk, the breaks and the street vibes of the oldskool.
To kick things off we brought back 2 of the very best producers in the game The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP, who’s been responsible of some of the classic BBP tunes like Freak Hop Part 3 and Represent The Style. Here they are back in better shape than ever to do their thing on the Go Off jam.
To follow things up we call for a true ghetto funk phenomenon: DJ B-Side, who just started to drop party bombs for us last year. But B-Side has been a household name in the ghetto funk scene for years and has released several legendary EPs for the Ghetto Funk label.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any funkier we brought in DJ Maars from down under to tease us with the skanky funk jam: Work That Funk.
It wouldn’t be much of a BBP anniversary release without a tune from label owner and funk breaks veteran: BadboE. All striped down to the core BadboE’s cooked up a funked up jam that oozes oldskool funk from start to finish.
Moving on with more skillful mashup business from one of the scene’s favorite DJ and producer: Roast Beatz. This is the first release from Roast Beatz on BBP since his epic album release: Luxury Boom Bap that dropped last year.
The Boom Bap continues on the track from BBP residents Mako & Mr Bristow, who team up for some more of their addictive throwback funk business.
Last but certainly not least a true expect of the oldskool: Morongroover is ending things big with his Good ‘ol Days joint.
Time goes by but it has become evident that the funk stays – and BBP is right here to make sure it will. Stay tuned for another 10 years of funk, beats and breaks…
“Blimey. Hold the floor. When a label like Breakbeat Paradise celebrates ten years in the business you know you can expect some heavyweight party breaks action and with a name like Badass Funk EP – you know that shit is going to be stanker than JB’s jock strap. Don’t be expecting any wobble though because part of this one’s charm is that in celebrating a labelestablished before the rise of the wobble, the content reflects a time when all you needed to rock that spot were phat breaks and samples.
Flying the funky flame are a range of BBP regulars from grizzled veterans The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP and label don Badboe, to relative newcomer Morongroover via ghetto funk wunderkind B-Side, reggae-hip-hop fiend DJ Maars, regular hip-hop fiend DJ Roast Beatz (in non-hip-hop mode) and nineties refugee Mako in cahoots once more with his sometime partner in crime – the easy rollin’ Mr Bristow.”
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Feedback from the scene:
|Dj One (Aliens In Denmark)||This EP is packed full of tunage!!!! So hard to pick a favourite!!||Support (10/10)|
|Roast Beatz||Dope EP fav’s gotta be Maars! After my own obviously 😉||Support (9/10)|
|Mr Bristow||Bad boy selection!||Support (10/10)|
|Tony Lansdowne (Monkeyboxing)||Nice collection, Very fresh, and love what B-side has done with Soul Brother No.1!||Support (8/10)|
|DJ Kid Stretch||BBP at it again, so funky, so dope!||Support (9/10)|
|Lebrosk||Bring back the funk!||Support (8/10)|
|B-Side||Stoked to be part of this great release!||Support (10/10)|
|Jayl Funk||FUNKYYYY!!!||Support (10/10)|
|Katch||great package heaps of dancefloor Killers going to give this lot a weekly spin||Support (8/10)|
|Funkanomics||Nice funky party starters.||Support (8/10)|
|Rory Hoy||Brilliant retrospective of one of my favourite Breakbeat labels! Rory Hoy||Support (10/10)|
|Stickybuds||Some good ones in here, thanks yo!||Support (8/10)|
|DJ Dub:ra||Nice one||Support (9/10)|
|Morongroover||Great selection. So glad to be part of such a great release!||Support (10/10)|