The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Blackbeard's Delight"
The Breakbeat Junkie - "Get Down"
Review: Big M Productions have been busy boys in the last few years and this release sees a collaboration between mystery man Breakbeat Junkie and the UK's DJP. The latter kicks things off with "Say Word", a winding breaked-out hip-hop bomb. The duo get together on "Party Right Now", a seriously funky slice of rapping production, followed by "Blackbeard's Delight" on the flipside - a certified mood lifter with its swanky jazz flute riding on top of it. As a final treat, it's a solo mission from the Breakbeat Junkie, sampling Busta Rhymes and transferring his wobbling freestyle flow to a 90s house beat.
Review: The eighth volume of the Big M's sample heavy series gives some old school classics the dirty breakbeat treatment. First up sees Breakbeat Junkie and DJP take on Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)", while DJ Kid Stretch re-imagines the legendary "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang, laying down some funky as hell strings and killer drum programming. Flip over for the twisted synth carnival that is "Disco Monster" by Niko and the wobbling "Kingston Funk" by Stickybuds, which samples Basement Jaxx's evergreen "Do Your Thing".
The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP - "Time To Roll" (All Good Funk Alliance electro remix)
The Breakbeat Junkie - "Flip The Mink"
DJP - "Controlling The Club"
Review: The Breakbeat Junkie and DJP join forces for the latest drop on the Baffin Island Beat Brigade label - with the results just the sort of incendiary prime time club heater you'd imagine. First up the boys join forces on the mid tempo bump of "Time to Roll" all heavily filtered hunks of funk horn and big slices of synth bass dirt. The always dependable All Good Funk Alliance ramp up the tempo for the accompanying remix - twisting the track into a killer electro funk odyssey replete with jagged laser beam synths and plenty of rhythmic shifts. On the flip it's solo efforts ahoy as The Breakbeat Junkie takes the lead with a homage to DJ Mink via "Flip The Mink" which contains loads of classic breaks whilst DJP ends proceedings with "Controlling The Club" - an exercise in the producer's adeptness at flipping a million well known samples.