So last week we previewed a cut from the latest compilation from the super funky JALAPENO RECORDS. It was but a dash of spice and for that I apologize. We’ve just been handed the full album and I can honestly say, this really excites me.
Initially, looking at the track list and contributing artists made me drool a little. Hearing all 15 tunes had my mouth watering like a stray dog at a taco stand. The fine folks of Jalapeno have themselves a smorgasbord of talent on the label so it’s no wonder then, the artists involved in the project are a veritable who’s-who of funk and bass.
Volume 4 opens with an exclusive from DJ Moneyshot titled “Mellowdip Park” which summons the souls of DJ Shadow and early Ninja Tune material.
Basement Freaks get things hot with some spicy funk. If I’m hearing correctly they sample the Night Rider theme.
Stream: Basement Freaks - Hit the Flame
Basement Freaks have a pair of tunes on the comp. The other, remixed by Ursula 1000, mirrors the 80s flair and refracts it with a load of bass.
The Beekeepers keep things rolling with their banger. The track is about a year old but Mystro’s toasting still sounds fresh.
Parris & Vanucci funkify some classic Michael Jackson which calls people to get down on the floor. The tune is pure sex in my mind so if dancefloors aren’t an option for the day or evening, you might consider getting horizontal on your living room carpet or elsewhere.
Another album exclusive from Tom Drummond “Keep It Moving” urges you to do just that.
Another track exclusive to this comp comes from from Kraak & Smaak, which has one of the biggest basslines in the release.
If it’s funk you’re after, the exclusive from Featurecast should smash any craving with it’s big strings and rhythm guitar.
The Crazy P remix of “Something Special” by Max Sedgley has been a go-to track of mine since it’s release. Here we have an update coming from Neighbour. To be expected from one of Vancouver’s finests, the remix is washed in some of the richest low end – it’s thick and creamy and quite frankly, I can’t wait to drop this, despite being two years old.
Neighbour’s second remix on the comp is a colab with Elan B. Together they combine their flair for disco for yet another sexy tune.
There are a few more tracks on the compilation but I’m about spent so I’ll leave you with two more. The album is drawn to a close in fine breakbeat style by Bristol Bass don Parker.
Finally though, if you missed it, here’s a free track from DJ Moneyshot with what’s sure to please a few feet.
Oh, and here’s a stellar mix featuring all the tracks above.