Recent posts: Mako & Mr Bristow
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!
Also available in these records stores:
- The Breakbeat Junkie vs. DJP – Go Off
- B-Side – Like This
- Dj Maars – Work That Funk
- BadboE – Shake It Off (Vocal Mix)
- Roast Beatz – Gossip Mo-Town Remix
- Mako & Mr Bristow – Listen To The Boom Bap
- Morongroover – Good Old Days
Out now exclusive on Juno Download:
Available in all other stores Oct 12th 2017.
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! After selling out all vinyl and getting support from major djs including features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul show this release is available on digital format.
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…
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)|