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Available now on 7″ vinyl in the Juno Store:
You never heard these tracks sound like this before. But then maybe that’s because these versions were never released before: an R&B stomper done as an anthem in the vein of Aretha’s Think, an uptempo R&B heater transformed into a looser slice of southern funky soul and a rock n roll classic re-imagined as a New Orleans-style funky nugget.
Perhaps back in the day at Stax, Capitol or Federal, some producer hip to what James Brown and Dyke Arlester were doing, managed to coax artists back into the studio after hours for one more take. The drums became a bit heavier and more syncopated, the bass a bit chunkier, a section was lengthened here or there and maybe a faster (or slower) tempo tried out. But perhaps when the money men heard the results, they were too behind the curve to bet on the new sound and these funky versions got shelved.
Then again, maybe you’re listening to Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4, the latest in a series of 45 edits intended to sound like alternate ‘lost’ studio takes rather than – well – edits.
Words by Stone Monkey
“Very funky!” (Craig Charles)
“A welcome return to action for Stank Soul scalpel fiends Mako and Mr Bristow, whose last collaborative re-edit release dropped back in 2017. This time round they offer up a slimmed down seven-inch selection boasting two hot-to-trot revisions. On the A-side you’ll find “Stax Dawg”, a loving tribute to the legendary US label that sees the pair wrap 1960s horns, vocals and instrumentation around their own rubbery, floor-friendly groove. “Love Book”, meanwhile, is arguably even better: a low-down revision of a horn-heavy funk-rock affair rich in addictive guitar riffs, bustling drums, heavy horns and gravelly blues style vocals. They round things off via flipside “Funky Jive”, a tooled-up version of rhythm and blues standard “Willie and the Hand Jive” that should have everyone singing along in the club.” /Juno Review
“Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7…” /Monkeyboxing.com – Read the full review here!
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Out now – exclusive on Juno Download:
01. Stabfinger – Funkastick
02. Stabfinger – Simple et fonky
03. Stabfinger – Twenty Five Miles
04. Stabfinger – Disc Jockey
Italian funky breaks phenomenon Stabfinger has been making a lot noise in the Funky Beats and breaks scene this year, with multiple release on the almighty Bombstrikeslabel as well as appearing on remixes for Fab Samperi and incontroL. In between touring with his live band he took time out to cook up a mighty funky EP featuring 3 fine pieces of funky breaks sorcery for us here at BBP.
Stabfinger is known for being straight to the point when it comes to keeping it fresh and funky which has earned him a consistent place on the top 20 breaks chart on Juno throughout this year. Mostly along with his partner in chime Prosper, who is a good friend and frequent contributor to our label. However on this EP you’ll get solo Stabfinger which means no money business – just funky party smashing bangers!
Kicking things off with the oldskool bumping title tune Funkastick which comes with a fresh uptempo vibe and an undeniable funky groove. Simple et Fonky picks up with a similar straight to point approach which makes it very hard for anyone to sit still. Just enough bass to keep it fresh, enough catchy vocals to keep interesting and big grooves to keep simply keep it funky!
Stabfingergets down to business on a swingy bass banger on the Twenty Five Miles joint showcasing some finger snapping swing grooves and rolling wobbly basslines
Last but certainly not least the unique and downright funky Disc Jockey will be sure to turn the dancefloors on fire and makes for a perfect end of this funky journey with Stabfinger.
BBP once again keeping fresh and funky on the dancefloors as we a reaching the end of year…
More info on Stabfinger:
“It’s quite marvelous to see so much fresh new music has been coming out of the legendary Breakbeat Paradise Recordings camp this year, as they bring together another top draw drop, this time courtesy of Stabfinger with his ‘Funkastick’ project. We kick off our journey into this one with the randomized wobbles of ‘Twenty Five Miles’, which is closely followed by the groovy guitar licks of ‘Disc Jockey’. Next we have the succulent percussive pressure of the title track ‘Funkastick’ which combines oldschool drum combos with exciting chord patterns to achieve a really cool energy. Finally we round up with the tasty drum crunches of ‘Simple Et Fonky’, topped with classic vocal samples.”
Feedback from the scene:
|Marc Postins (Fingerlickin)||Support||8||Right up my street, this’ll get Airplay! Drastic Measures! <3|
|Breaks Ida||Support||6||Nice one.|
|Shaka Loves You||Support||7||Nice release!|
|Johnny Pluse||Support||9||funky funky love it|
|DJ Cockney Nutjob||Support||9||Awesome EP, but 25 miles is the banger!|
|DJ Stach||Support||10||Stabfinger is on fire with this E.P 10out of 10|
|Stabfinger||Support||8||Dope Dope Dope E.p|
|Deep South Audio||Support||8||man on fire all funky as fark .. Love it BBP thanks|
|Doe Ran – Bootlegs & B Sides||Support||10||Savage stuff Stabfinger.|
|Buba King||Support||10||a Phat Finger Stabbed in all the Funky Pies!!!|
|Liberty Chaps||Support||10||So good , so funky , great release.|
|Qdup Foundation||Support||9||Quality funky breaks tunes. Been loving the output of all involved here. Qdup|
|BMD||Support||8||Really cool release guys! I haven’t heard anything as funky as this in a while. Maybe ’25 miles’ is not so good, but the other tracks make up for it.|
|Katch||Support||8||These are great will play them all great stuff bring on summer festival time!!!|
|Simian Sounds||Support||8||Yep diggin’ these, thanks!|
|Sid (Lifesupport Machine)||Support||9||What a trunk of Funk this is! Stabfinger’s got it goin’ oawn!!!|
|Sammy Senior||Support||9||Nice work Mr Stabfinger sir, diggin your tunes.|
|Chris Pop||Support||10||nice one!|
|Doctor Hooka||Support||8||Awesome collection of tunes, hard to pick a favorite|
|Clan Dextine||Support||9||4 quality ghetto funkers in 1 EP = hot stuff!!|
|Fabsie Funk||Support||9||DAMN HOT FUNK! Horns.Beats.Bass.|
|Johnny Beats||Support||10||Simple et Fonky be FUNKTASTIC!!! Well done, This album is everything and then some|
|Dj Wash||Support||10||Excellent release. The world need more beats like this!|
|Mined & Forrest||Support||8||Great vibes! Will definitely give it a spin!|
This month free Power Hour Download is delivered by BBP resident producer team Mined & Forrest, who has taken on remixing Captain Flatcap‘s Alien Jazz.
The original tune was previously released on Scour Records.
Free Download here:
Look out for more tunes coming really soon on BBP from the Mined & Forrest crew!
Check out video by discObeta:
For this month freebee we have invited the talented Liberty Chaps for some glitchy business as they’re Bringing’ Noise on this wicked banger.
The Liberty Chaps has their own signature style of funky glitch which we will be bring you more of very soon on BBP.
Until then enjoy this twist on a classic Public Enemy rhyme…
Out now – exclusive on Juno Download:
Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is back with another big vinyl release from the amazing producer due Lack Jemmon,which consists of DJ Clairvo and Kid Panel, who are both well-established producers, DJs and label owners on their own. Together they are an explosive cocktail of big funky grooves, filthy glitcy basslines and banging beats! After little over a year of being vinyl exclusive – this 4-track beast is finally ready to be unleashed to the digital audience!
Lack Jemmon has been around for a couple of years and quickly signed up with the successful ghetto funk label Scour Records where they have dropped a few tunes and remixes. When the boys reached out to us and said they had 4 bangers they wanted to drop on vinyl we didn’t hesitate to say Hell Yeah!
The self-titled EP showcases their style of heavy breaks and funky basslines perfectly across the 4 bangers that are tried and tested for complete dancefloor destruction.
A1. The EP kicks off with a big remix on the catchy Olly’s Heartbeat, which has been infused with someheavy duty basslines and some rocking electronic funk beats. Pure fire!
A2. The party continues on the second cut where the boys are really getting serious on another catchy riff and some party rhymes to go with the steady beats and glichy basslines. Let’s not forget the beautiful hook from the original 90s dance anthem to complete this perfect joint – Who’s Serious!
B1. Just as we though this couldn’t get any better Lack Jemmon cooked up another banger for the b-side called The Party Riddim. As the name suggest it harvests some big reggae grooves and vocals mixed with some party rocking beats.
B2. To showcase a different side to the duo Would You?! is a funky house arrangement with some smooth disco grooves and a party rocking rap acapella. A perfect way to end this double A-sided wax of bangers!
You can always count on BBP for your doze of party rocking beats – and for keeping the vinyl alive…
More info here:
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Feedback from the scene:
|Stickybuds||Yes||8||Always love me some Lack Jemmon, nice ep boys.|
|Jack HKPP||Yes||8||Very nice release, hard to choose between ‘Who’s Serious’ and ‘The Party Riddim’, top tunes!|
|Funk Ferret||Yes||10||More blazing breakbeat goodness from Lack Jemmon, loving this!|
|Dj Wash||Yes||10||Digging this Party Riddim.|
|Doctor Hooka||Yes||10||Lack Jemmon smashing out another set of fantastic party tunes, dancefloor killers!!|
|Johnny Beats||Yes||10||OH MY GOD, THAT’S SOME FUNKY SHIT|
|Katch||Yes||7||cool package will spin a couple of these tunes thanks for the promo|
|WBBL||Yes||6||some amazing production but that olly murs sample is unforgivable 😛|
|B-Roll (FreebreaksBlog)||Yes||10||LOVE LACK JEMMON cant pick a favorite!|
|Basement Freakz||Yes||8||really good|
|Jon Stockwell||Yes||10||The party riddim is the one! Solid party tunes!|
|Funkanomics||Yes||7||Nice package for the dancefloors, love “The Party Riddim”.|
|DJ Kid Stretch||Yes||8||Seriously bangin!!!|
|Timothy Wisdom||Yes||9||I’ve come to trust that everything these guys make is 100% dance floor banger material.|
|Dj Dub:ra||Yes||9||Yeah, definitely will play this EP out!|
|Johnny Pluse||Yes||10||great ep .. love the disco tune:)|
Out now exclusive on Juno Download:
- Ken – Closer To The Sun (Original Mix)
- Ken – Closer To The Sun (discObeta Remix)
- Ken – Closer To The Sun (Ursula 1000 Remix)
- Ken – Closer To The Sun (Mined & Forrest Remix)
- Ken – Closer To The Sun (Bezwun Remix)
Ken is blasting into the scene with an instant classic funky joint called Closer To The Sun, and is being accompanied by veteran established names on remix duties. US-based Kenhas a good ear for chilled funky hooks and has cooked up a perfect example on the title tune on this EP.
Good friend and partner producers from discObetais taking it further down the chilled path with their down tempo trippy mix which will be sure to please your ear. discObetahas featured on multiple compilations and remixes as well as dropped the Chinese Robots EP right here on BBP.
Legendary electro disco funk producer from New York Ursula 1000 also adds his signature treatment to the Closer To The Sunjam by adding some catchy electro synth and beats to keep the trippy vibes going strong.
German producer-duo Mined & Forrest takes the track to the dancefloor by applying a well-arranged midtempo groove and some ghetto funk beats. The track is spiced up with a good doze of catch vocal samples for the ghetto funkers.
Last but not least we invited Australian bass producer Bezwunwho cooked up a smooth housy bass mix to keep the party rocking well into the night.
Lots of diversity and twists on a classic original joint on this EP to keep things funky as always – right here on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings.
Bio on Ken:
KEN ascends from a state: The range of perception, understanding, vision and knowledge. Bringing the debut single “Closer To The Sun” to life with a crunchy break beat, a flurry of sitars and and infectious blues style vocal. Hailing from the North East (U.S.), lifelong friends and collaborators of discObeta, KEN is a seasoned musician and songwriter. There are rumors that KEN also works with well know downtempo artists holding duties as a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and engineer. Not much more is known about this multi-talented artist… and he likes it that way. KEN has had his share of label deals, brushes with famous artists and has a unique relationship with the backbone of one the greatest bands in the world. Where the many desperately seek the limelight, this stoic artist strays away from it and would rather relish in the wash of melody, beats and the exotic. KEN may or may not be the future of music and he likes it that way. This is surely not the last time we will hear from this mysterious music man. Always in the lab cooking up something new to provoke and stimulate your feets and ears. KEN cares about music as a healer and soundtrack to life.
Feedback from the scene:
|BMD||Support||8||The original mix is dope: funk and chill.|
|Dj Rehab||Support||8||Nice midtempo funkiness.|
|Johnny Pluse||Support||10||nice vibes and sounds on this … love it|
|DJ Stach||Support||9||As always BBP are on Fire. Bewwin remix is a killer tune|
|Funkliners||Support||9||The whole e.p. is quality but the original mix just does it! absolutely lovely track!|
|Deep South Audio||Support||8||Infectious buttery grooves thanks|
|Morongroover||Support||8||Very nice Indian vibes op top of tasty beats for the original. I enjoyed the breakbeat version of Mined and Forrest as well|
|Johnny Beats||Support||7||Excellent work on this EP. A different stroke than Im used to seeing .. Truly changing the game each day……|
|D-Funk||Support||8||Def feeling the Aussie boys Bezwun great nu disco style mix but also digging the chilled vibe of the original & the Ursula 1000 mixes.|
|C@ in the H@||Support||7||Original very nice n chil track thanks!|
|Clan Dextine||Support||9||quality vibes on this chilled out gem plus extra fresh remixes equals super EP!|
|Dj Clairvo (MustBeat)||Support||9||It’s great that each remix has a different music style!|
|Quincy Jointz||Support||7||I like the original and the Mined & Forrest remix|
|Liberty Chaps||Support||8||Loving the vibes on this|
|Doctor Hooka||Support||10||Damn funky|
Out now on Juno Download:
Pecoe is back to follow up on last year’s successful EP drop – with yet another banging 4-track EP showcases some new production skills from the notorious beat master and maskup champ Pecoe.
On the Funky Shizzle EP – Pecoe is taking us on a journey thorough beats and breaks – from funky sounds via some reggae vibes and over to some dancefloor heavy street jams. Pecoe has one of the most sought after soundcloud pages for funky mashup but on this release, he is taking a more serious approach on the productions and spicing it up with just enough classic samples to keep it interesting.
The EP kicks off with the Funky Shizzle, which features some serious funky grooves and some banging beats. This is followed up with a badass twist of a classic on the Delight jam before turning on the smoothness on the High Ground track, which also adds a new twist to a classic joint. Things are ending with a banger on the Game Face jam, which delivers some big beats and rolling basslines to keep the dancefloors moving.
Yet again Breakbeat Paradise Recordings keeping it funky on those dancefloors across the globe this summer. More badass funky grooves are coming soon. Stay tuned.
“Let the funky times roll as Pecoe joins forces with the almighty Breakbeat Paradise Recordings on this brand new four track collection, destined to drag even the shyest mover into a swift jig. We begin with the subtle grooves and smooth vocal sampling of ‘Game Face’ before moving into the deep riffs and stirring horn riffs of the title track ‘Funky Shizzle’. Next up, we step into the more hardstyle drum processing and minor piano chord breakdowns of ‘Delight’ before finishing up terrifically on the mash up masterclass known as ‘High Ground’, which forges together some classic soul and r&b samples over choppy drum loops and subtle basslines.”
Feedback from the scene:
|Dj Wash||Support||10||nice one!|
|Dj Rehab||Support||7||Nice funky party vibes.|
|Johnny Pluse||Support||10||love this 🙂 Full support|
|DJ Stach||Support||9||OMG Funky Shizzle is off the HOOK. Banging EP|
|Doe Ran – Bootlegs & B Sides||Support||10||Some real fine work|
|BMD||Support||7||Excellent groove, especially in the title track.|
|Clan Dextine||Support||10||What a set full of efficiently working funky party tools – will be always in the top shelf of the box!|
|Toy Beats||Support||9||Pumpin’ sounds Pecoe! Favourite is Funky Shizzle.|
|Funkliners||Support||10||The main man Pecoe is on stunning form of late! Title track “Funky Shizzle” is 100% summer vibes and we’re sure will be an anthem before long at all! Top work|
|Liberty Chaps||Support||8||Another solid release from that man Pecoe 🙂|
|Psychotropic Frequencies||Support||10||Man like Pecoe nails it again, great work Funky Shizzle 4 sho!|
|Bezwun||Support||9||Dope production, love the concept behind Delight, and Funky Shizzle is a perfect opener to the Ep.|
|DJ Durilliam||Support||7||Awesome EP, love the nice mellow vibes.|
|Ambl Beats||Support||6||Great Work|
|Deep South Audio||Support||9||Top shelf beats ,, BBP just keep the heat on no matter what the release … winner Thanks|
|Mr Rich and the Caretaker||Support||8||Love Pecoe and his work. Funky Shizzle is my fave..seeing as you made me pick!!|
|Quincy Jointz||Support||8||good Pecoe stuf as usual|
|Johnny Beats||Support||10||Peace stepped up the game with this album.. Defiantly put the Game Face on….|
|Roxright||Support||9||Pecoe really did bring his Game Face and packed that Funky Shizzle into this release. Smooth, silky, phat and funky. Solid!|
|Pecoe||Support||8||100% support … lol|
|Fabsie Funk||Support||7||Funky beats can’t wait to check them drop on the dancefloor|
|Doctor Hooka||Support||10||Some seriously funkin’ shizzle, you are correct|
This month Free Power Hour Download comes from the awesome Morlack, who has just dropped the banging 5-Track Keep That Funk EP – here on BBP.
On this little joint – Morlack takes a playful twist on some groovy basslines and smooth beats. Will be sure to keep you entertained.
Check out the brand new EP from Morlack here:
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Keep up the funk out there and stay chilled…