Available now on Juno Download:
We’re happy to welcome back Calagad 13 to the label. After releasing some bad ass vinyls on his label Fresh Kingdom, Calagad 13 has now returned to drop some oldskool b-boy breaks for us right here on BBP.
The Music Is My Life EP really takes us back to the oldskool with some 80s electro boogie as well as some funky soul chop up’s and some classic breakbeat material. This release is dedicated to the breakdancing scene, but it does have crossover appeal to the club scene, where these jams could be doing some damage on the dancefloors as well. As we are a sucker for the oldskool here at BBP, this EP had no problem fitting right into our catalog.
Look out for the catchy funky guitar licks on the Fonkey Callin’ tune, and the funky JB sounding Think Positive, the bad ass b-boy bumpers like The Great Battle and the Electro Boggie Nation and the soulful Flow tune and Slow (Bonus Breath). Not to forget the title tune Music Is My Life which is already a well-known classic tune in the b-boy breaks scene – but on this EP in a previously unreleased Human Beatbox Version. The EP comes with instrumental cuts of each tune for your mixing pleasure.
As always BBP is here to give you the original vibe and keeping the breaks and the funk alive for 2016 and beyond.
5-star review from Monkeyboxing.com:
“ 120 bpm plus and makes you want to leap around like a hare on hot coals? Gotta be b-boy breaks. Welcome to a world where if it doesn’t give you that itch, it ain’t worth scratching. There are no such shortcomings for The Fonkey Calling though – the amping opener to Calagad 13‘s triumphal return to BBP (their Music Is My Life EP) which carries enough firepower to see offany battle rivals. B-boy breaks don’t have to be over 120 bpms of course and actually the rest of the EP isn’t – but that ain’t mean it don’t rock the spot. Think Positive is a JB cut-up dance jam, The Great Battle pits warlike guitars and epic horns against a rolling breakbeat, Electric Boggie (surely ‘boogie’) Nation comes on like something off the soundtrack to Shogun Assassin, Flow makes like the breaks are a jazz thing and as a Brucie bonus you also get old classic (also the title track) in its human beatbox incarnation. Well I say that’s the Brucie bonus – you also get four of the cuts in instro form too, and if that’s not a Brucie bonus – I don’t know what is!”
Feedback from the scene:
|Breaks Ida||Support (8/10)||Solid album.|
|Breakwindproductions||Support (7/10)||Cool & Funky Album, i can see B-Boys getting down to this for sure…….|
|Doctor Hooka||Support (10/10)||Some excellent tracks on here, will definitely be banging these out|
|Florianstumpf||Support (7/10)||solid beats for my crates. lobe “the great battle” very oldschoolish funky flavour in it|
|Jayl Funk||Support (10/10)||Love the Sound of CALAGAD 13 !! GREAT package!|
|Somatik||Support (7/10)||nice bunch of tracks indeed – Ill give em a spin o er the weekend see how the DF likes em|
|Breakbeat Junkie||Support (9/10)||More breakbeats and funky guitar breaks than you can shake a stick at (or anything else you have to hand)|
|Cool Hand Luke||Support (7/10)||awesome album|
|Dj One (Aliens In Denmark)||Support (10/10)||Absolutely love this throwback EP!!!!|
|Dj Wash||Support (10/10)||This is the kind of release that brings back that Old School Flavour. Feel so happy to listen tracks like this nowadays.|
|Ewan Hoozami||Support (8/10)||Dope beats, nice strong percussion and crisp production while retaining a proper block party vibe. Props!|
|Jalapeno Records.||Support (7/10)||Nice funky cuts right here|
|Monkeyboxing.com||Support (10/10)||Dope! http://monkeyboxing.com/content/calagad-13-music-is-my-life-2016/|
|Philly Blunt||Support (7/10)||Solid work!! diggin it|
|Psychotropic Frequencies||Support (10/10)||cool release…|
|Radical Mixtape||Support (9/10)||Crackin release!!!! Love it|
|Trevor, Jalapenorecords||Support (8/10)||always liked calagad.|
|DiscoBeta||Support (7/10)||super groovin’ beats!|
|Dj Clairvo (MustBeat)||Support (10/10)||what a come bac!! just like back in the days: top quality funky breaks|
|DJ Cockney Nutjob||Support (9/10)||An arson of supa cool breakbeat right here!|
|Jayclue, Qdup Foundation||Support (8/10)||Nice pack of funky tunes. Calagad 13 always solid! Qdup|
|JD Michaels (Broken Racket – NBS Radio)||Support (10/10)||All of these tracks are great, and super funky. Thank you for including instrumental versions!|
|Prosper||Support (8/10)||I love this E.p this exactly the kind of B-Boys Soup I want to eat ! Nice funky and nasty vibes, great e.p much better than Ghetto Funk !|
|DJ Randomplay||Support (7/10)||great well rounded package|
|Johnny Beats||Support (10/10)||Never a Dull moment with BBP.. Straight Gems Calagad 13|