Episode 138: Funk Rimini, Bounce Da Jam Vol. II

After way too long of a hiatus here at The Adventures Of Soul Clap we’re back with something special direct from Rimini, Italy. Bounce Da Jam Volume II, a personal tribute by Ricky Cardelli to the golden era of electro breakbeats, the mid 80’s. A special set of original tracks featuring Kambo, Oder and Crimson from the Funk Rimini Crew.

Some words from Ricky:

I was watching breakdancing videos on youtube every night, fascinated by the way the breaker feels the music, the way the funk explodes in his body. When Eli asked me to make a set for his podcast, the idea was to make a breakbeat mix, but i was looking at my record collection, and most of my electro breakbeat records were used for Mixology Radio “Funk in the Machine” Mix.

Then i started to look at my studio equipment, Roland 707, R8, a Korg Volca Beats (cheap 808!), JX3P, Akai Ax60 a Moog Rogue, Microkorg (cool vocoder!) a string machine, Yamaha Sy 77 and think, I’m in the 80’s! i can make Electro breakbeats and mix the songs! The first beat on the 707 and “Electro Rock” came out, and in two weeks the whole thing was done, Bounce.

Like in the first “Bounce da Jam”, I made every track to be beat-matched like in a DJ set, but without records; a real flow-working jam made with drum machines, synths and samples. This jam Is dedicated to all the B-Boys and B-Girls all over the world. Let’s B-B-B-Break!

Tracklist:
Funk Rimini presents: Mr.Ricky’s Bounce Da Jam vol. II
feat: DJ Kambo, Oder, Crimson from Funk Rimini
1 – Electro Rock
2 – Get Down on the Dance Floor
3 – This Smoke Gets Me High
4 – The Room Needs Rocking
5 – The Electro Hustle
6 – Locking to House beats
7 – Nothing Can Stop us, John, Nothing!
8 – Acid Cosmo
9 – Real Sunset
10 – Break It Down
11- Rock to the beat
12 – Roller-skate Jam
13 – Power
14 – The Sun
15 – The big finale: Mega Mix


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Episode 31: Melee, King Of Tech-Funk

DJ Melee is a phenomenon amongst men, whose unlimited enthusiasm and funkyass DJ sets have made him one of the most important people to the New England dance music landscape over the last decade. From his Shadows of Society raves in the late 90’s, to his Friday residency at Avalon Boston (before they tore it down), to his work for Redbull Music Academy bringing legendary artists like Bernard Purdie to Boston, to his excellent selections as a buyer at Satellite Records and now as founding member of LAB Boston, Melee puts in serious work to make our home base a better place for electronic beats.

Melee’s style has evolved from an early love of breakbeats into what he likes to call tech-funk, which he describes as “a term that covers an open-minded combination of breaks, house, techno & electro.” All we know is that Melee always comes funky and banging and this is a perfect mix to get you fired up for the festival season! Here’s some final words from the man himself: “I made this mix especially for my buddy’s at the Soulclap. It’s a blend of the finest tech-funk out there. I spit hot fiya, blast ya speakers and tickle ya fannys.”

Tracklist
Emjae “Can You Handle It” *AudioJack Rmx*
Andre Crom “Tomographie” (Spektre_remix)
Phil Kieran “Missp” (Original_Mix)
Harvey Mckay “Reflex” (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Dopamine “Ah_Baby” (Elite_Force_Remix)
Lee_Coombs_and_Nick_Thayer “TechFunkMonster” (original_mix)
Break the Box ”My Brothas Spring” (Philipe_De_Boyar_Remix)
Missy Elliot “She’s a bitch” (Stupid Fresh Mix)
D Ramirez and James Mowbray “Time Fades Away”
Jacob London “The First Chapter” (Original_Mix)
DJulz “Just_So_You_Know” (Original_Mix)
Moguai “Kick Out The Jams” (Style of Eye remix) melee edit*

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mixTAPE Time 3: Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks 7

justin johnson fractured breaks mix on soul clap blog

It’s been too long since we did mixTape Time and also we finally started ripping tapes from the old collection. I think I got this in 1998 and it’s one of my favorite funky breaks mixes of all time for sure. The speed garage basslines on a few of these tracks are so where I was at at the time. Serious rave action.

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