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We’re happy to announce that Morlack has returned once again to Breakbeat Paradise Recordings to drop his long awaited full-length album. The Hypersonic Freak project first landed at out desk a year ago, and the tracks have been selected and perfected ever since. The result is an inferno of beats, breaks & bass and freaky funky grooves, spread across 12 golden tracks dedicated to the dancefloors.
Morlack has been somewhat of a household name on BBP with over 6 digital EPs, 1 vinyl release and a remix album, so to dedicate the full-length album to the booming funk sounds of Morlack was the only natural thing for us to do.
The Hypersonic Freaks album takes us on a journey all the way from 80’s hip hop to 90’s RnB vocals into the present, all mixed with Morlack’s beats and bass and the freaky funky sounds of the 70’s psychedelic funk era. The album even leaves room for some quirky samples on tracks like Gimme Some Love and uptempo progressive grooves like on the Moment of Bang as well as classic Molack bangers such as the title tune: Hypersonic Freak.
In other words this album makes it really easy to be a DJ – just slam on any of these cuts and the party will be going in full effect. Freak funky good vibes from start to finish…
Morlack has some more big projects in the making that we unfortunately cannot revile yet, but we surely look forward to hearing what comes next from this funky beast of a producer.
Breakbeat Paradise Recordings is keeping the funk alive as always…
Feedback from the Scene:
|Breaks Ida||Support (7/10)||Solid release.|
|Omegaman||Support (9/10)||MASSIVE! Tight production, great selection of tracks Love it|
|Rory Hoy||Support (10/10)||Excellent release – Definitely gets my support! Rory Hoy|
|Ewan Hoozami||Support (8/10)||Classy stuff! Liking the 80s vibes a lot!|
|Adincre||Support (8/10)||Mind expanding ultra funk|
|Chris Pop||Support (10/10)||niiice! classic morlack sound, a bunch of surefire club hits! and thankfully no heavy overcompressed edm bass sounds….really like it!|
|B-Roll (FreebreaksBlog)||Support (8/10)||Great album!|
|Doctor Hooka||Support (10/10)||Morlack always delivers the funk!!|
New act in the scene is doing their debut 12″ vinyl here on BBP Recordings. Mako & The Hawk is bringin’ back the good ‘ol days of raw funk – sampleheavy party joints.
Remember a time when samples were king and production was fat? Allow Mako & The Hawk to take you back as Breakbeat Paradise Recordings proudly welcome the UK production duo to the label for a four-track EP of b-boy-friendly hip-hop bangers.
The pair have been building a reputation as producers since 2009, gaining numerous radio plays for their funk, soul, hip-hop and reggae remixes and edits on, among others, Craig Charles’ BBC Radio 6 Funk & Soul Show. They released a joint EP with Morlack on his Funk Blasters label last year, and recently set up their own Tour Of Booty label to release their T Bird & The Breaks remix. Now, finally, Mako & The Hawkdrop a massive vinyl debut on which their ear for old school production values is writ large – the Party Goin’ On EP where the party is most definitely at. Don’t sleep!
A1. Party Goin’ On
If there was a sequel to The Wiseguys’ 1998 hits Ooh La La and Start The Commotion – it would sound like this. True to its name, the first timeParty Goin On was played live it took the roof off – hands in the air, ladies dancing on tables, the whole nine yards.
A2. Hold On
One of the East Coast’s biggest old school latin rapper duos meet an original soul sister on this big horns-drenched slab of party hip-hop. What my deejay name? Mako & The Hawk!
B1. Free NWA!
Did someone say nineties revival? How about splicing both ends of the decade together to move the crowd? Free NWA! Melds Dre and Co.’s Snoop-featuring ’99 West Coast gangsta reunion to loops culled from the funkiest ‘baggy’ track of 1990. Add in some kick/snare leverage and consider the crowd moved.
B2. Lowrider (feat. Loopez)
When Mako heard Loopez’s Lost Tapes # 1 instrumental on his Free LP – there was no doubt it had to be sampled and matched with a big latin hip-hop vocal. Loopez co-signed immediately and sent over the stems. Hawk cut up the organ to evoke The Mohawks’ Champ and shortly after that a lesser-known acapella by the West Coast’s biggest latin hip-hop act was added. What emerged from the Mako & The Hawk studio chop shop was this, in all its boom-bap glory.
Feedback for the Party Goin’ On EP:
“Party Going On” is an ANTHEM!!!!! Please let me know when it is cool for it to be played on the show as it would suit perfectly! It is one of those tunes that within 5 seconds you are going fuck me that is HUGE!!!!!!
Simon Hodges prod. Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 Funk & Soul Show
It rocks! What else you got hidden?