The original has a wonky bassline, jacking vocal hook, rasping distorted lead and no end of edited synth stabs. Whilst Hijack continue their recent run of impeccable form on remix duties. The bottom end's warm, the vox edits are tight as you like and the groove is jackin' the way only these guys know how. Kelevra's been making noise in the fidget scene recently, and he displays why with this remix, housey beats and a shuffley groove, the arrangement has enough twists and turns to make it a solid dancefloor track. Nice Up The Dance rounds up the package, a solid electro track with an acidic squlechy bassline, vocal chops and plenty of energy throughout.
'Do The Right Thing' has all the elements of a classic Moston & Malente production, an infectious hook, uplifting breakdowns and a vocal edit which adds a jacking groove to the proceedings. And just as an extra treat, there's 2 versions, one taking a more direct electro route, whilst on the alternative mix the bassline is twisted and wobbled to notch up the wonk factor. On remix duties, scene stalwarts Twocker step up first, adding squelchy bassline's, big room grooves and first class production, demonstrating why they possess such an esteemed profile. New kid on the block Clark Able shows why he's talk of the town with his version, dropping a completely original sound, going to work on the vocal, warped bass sounds and off-beat percussion.
This latest number from Groove Allegiance ' Super Squelch' has already been doing the business at recent Groove Allegiance gigs, the title giving plenty away, wonky LFO noises provide the fills, whilst stomping beats and a twisted electro hook provide the solid dance-floor groove.
The Macca sound has a hint of breakbeat mixed with a big room electro flavour, and with this remix he stays true to his word. The beats are tight, the fills and edits feel quite breaky, and the hook is hypnotic. This one's perfect for the big arena & just in time for festival season.
‘Tokyo Loading’ is a classic Strider affair, vocal edits galore & tight as you like programming, with a Daft Punk (circa Discovery) inspired synth sequence breakdown slotting in between the punchy beats & warmly distorted bass hook.
Brothers Bud, which we consider one of Fingerlickin’s finest artists, get busy on the remix. Having last year provided massive remixes of their own single ‘Yap Yap’ as well as Soul Of Man’s ‘Acid Punch’ the guys are back with an absolute belter. Chunky beats, screeching leads and bottomless subs are all present. Not to mention the second to none production skills, just check out the breakdown!!!
First up ‘Groove
Dementia’, an uplifting track featuring
a rasping bass hook, distorted organ pads, filtered
disco stabs, and all locked together with tight
Whilst for the flip, ‘Restless’
is a foray into 4/4 twisted electro territory,
this one’s all about the groove, with
a warm pounding sub bass, electro hooks, infectious
vocal stabs and the all important big clap,
this one’s a dj tool for all floors.
Moston & Malente
utilize the vocal hook ‘this is fucked
up man!’, and lace it on top of crisp
4/4 electro beats with a booming kick and wide
hand clap’s. The bass is bottom heavy,
and the distorted leads scream at you, as this
one line’s up to pound through club speakers
and into your eardrums.
Stupid Fresh take the remix in a fidget house
direction, ramping up the synth’s in a
ravey direction, and adding a bass full of wobble,
squelch and downright dirtiness. This is really
original stuff, as Stupid Fresh twist the track
in all sorts of directions, resulting in a big
bass hook pay off towards the end.
Sumo’ has a straight break, robo-electro
synth styling’s and a wickedly distorted
bass hook full of chord changes. Strider shape’s
the track with clever pads, tight fills, and
a well thought out arrangement. Whilst ‘The
Edge’ is a foray into 4/4, laced once
again with killer riff’s, layers of synth
lfo, vocodered darlek noises and extreme trickery
in the drop, this one is massive!
Phonat makes a more
than welcome return to the Splank! set up, providing
‘The Quake’ which has a completely
fresh sound, not strictly breaks, house or electro,
but possessing elements of all 3 genre’s,
it’s all about the groove, warm synth
work and the Phonat style cut up female vox.
Splank! favourite Malente provides the remix
action for this single taking on a 4/4 route,
keeping many of the original parts, but re-arranging
them into his original production style, creating
an absolute monster that goes into overdrive
after the drop.
to the Splank! frame, this time his friends
The SlackShot boys have joined him to get the
studio tanning on the go. ‘I Dance u’
utilizes a very original vocal hook, and laces
it over a warm saw-tooth bass, all polished
with no end of cheeky stabs and bleeped up electro
On remix duties, Splank!’s rising star
Strider step’s up. He takes the original
and twists it into his unique wobbly, robo-electro
brekabeat style, full of Daft Punk leads, driving
bass and genius editing.
- 'THE SHIRK OFF' MIXED BY GROOVE ALLEGIANCE
Mixed by label honcho's
The Groove Allegiance, 'The Shirk Off' is a
collection of the best from the Splank! Records
catalogue - past, present & future. Featuring
classic's like Sgt. Rock 'No Skool'(Scissorkicks
Remix), Myagi 'Release The Hounds' and Simon
Paul 'One Dollar Disco' (Drumattic Twins Remix)
alongside current floor burners such as Groove
Allegiance 'The Drip', Darftphunk & Slackshot
'I Dance u' (Strider Remix) and Phonat 'The
Quake' (Malente Remix). In a nutshell this is
barbercue'd breaks to soundtrack your summer.
The first of 2 vinyl
sampler’s taken from the forthcoming ‘The
Shirk Off’ compilation CD mixed by The
Groove Allegiance. The CD is a showcase of the
best from Splank! Records past, present &
future, featuring tracks and remixes by Moston
& Malente, Strider, Drumattic Twins, Nick
Thayer, Darftphunk & Groove Allegiance ...
and many more. ‘'The Drip’ is
classic p-funk breaks - straight beats, electro
stabs and cut up hip-hop vox groove the track
along, whilst the gritty bass line pins everything
together. Live guitar and more jacking synth
line work are introduced later on in the track,
which keeps the track funking along right to
For the flip the in form Hexadecimal step up
to remix last year’s smash ‘Roland’s
Revenge’, fresh from picking up their
best breakthrough DJ gong at this year’s
Breakspoll, Hexadecimal take the track into
tough acid territory, using a deep bass and
tight percussion, this track will blow socks
off once heard on a loud system.
on Stun is a great funky number, full of squelch
and a warm dirty sawtooth bassline, Daft Punk-esque
lead lines and Strider’s now trademark
spaceship noises … there’s plenty
of surprises in here as the main drops leads
into the big section, and right when you think
it’s all over, the most mental of heavily
programmed sections leads you into the outro.
The Bouncedown uses a cut up vox and brilliant
electro stabs, yet another dancefloor number
thanks to the stomping drums and driving bass
sounds. The half speed breakdown in the middle
is also sure to set dancefloors alight.
You’ has been a Splank! favrouite since
a cheeky CDR was handed over at Breakspoll
2006 in Febuary this year. Haunting echoey
pads float around the arrangement whilst the
infectious vocal hook and low riding bass
groove will edge this newie into major discerning
dancefloor territory. Darftphunk steps up
for remix duties and adds his trademark no
nonsense phat beats, ups the squelch factor
on the bass and works in a drop which nods
towards 80’s b-boy electro … could
this man get any more Darft? … Let’s
There' rolls out an old school theme, with
a b-boy vocal laced alongside a pitched up
synth loop and a warm growling bass, building
throughout the bass gets nastier as the track
progresses, creating enough momentum to move
any discerning floor.
Big, phat, uncomplicated beats are the order
of the day with 'Light It Up', as a groovy
bass provides the rhythm, modluated pads and
quirky synth stabs float on top, leading youm
into a killer drop where the low riding bass
is deep enough to make your belly churn!
With this fresh diityStrider
brolls out straight up beats
that lead you into the squelchy electro sounds
of the bass, which is a mainstay throughout
the track, as the spaceship noise inspired
leadlines and lfo bleepery create a powerful
build right through to the drop and beyond.
The Superstyle Deluxe remix can only be described
as an absolute monster, turning in a humongous,
jackin, stompin beast which will absolutely
pound a dancefloor into pieces. A truly unique
remix, which is sure to find favour with a
massive variety of jocks.
Jonny & Chris take time out from running
the label to drop their 3rd single for Splank!,
and further their mission to spread the p-funk
breaks gospel worldwide. The new ditty 'Moonfrog
Jive' kicks off with slap bass and jacking
beats, then vox edits and an electro riff
take over until the drop, when it all breaks
down to nothing ... a flash and a boom and
your right back in the mixer with dirty snyth
bass and pitched up LFO wabs. My Charlie busy
bollocks Circuit Breaker has provided first
class remix and production work for many a
label recently, and here he doesn't disappoint,
as he up's the bleepery and adds the grimery
making a rather fine rework of the Groove
(Lars) is one third of the Killergroove Formula,
whilst Malente records for Germany's Unique
imprint, collectively as Moston & Malente
they've been putting out electro 12's on Moonbootique,
and although relatively unknown in the UK
they're no strangers to the production table.
'The 2 & Only' straddles the border between
industrial and funk. As the pitched down vox
edits flitter over the grooved up bass &
hardcore reminiscent lead stabs. For remix
duties, flavour of the month Nick Thayer drops
an infectiously acidic remix, which manages
to conjure up peak time 3am moments though
never loses sight of the funk.
Italian maestro Michele Phonat lays out 3
tracks here for Splank! making it clear he’s
name to keep an eye on for 2006… The
production, the programming, the songwriting,
it’s all on display here. ‘Just
The FX’ drops the big beefy beats, warped
bassline and infectious female vox edits,
whilst on the flip, Phonat presents 2 edits
of ‘Burnin’, the first being an
early doors breakbeat groove, whilst the Electro
Inspection heads into early 80’s computer
noise territory with enough modern day bounce
to make an ounce.
honcho’s return for this double header.
Some space disco craziness is exuded with
’Roland’s Revenge’ as a
rolling electro b-line farts over crispy beats,
before the full p-funk party drop gives you
a breather before it all kicks off again.
‘A Good Day For Shirkin’ heads
down B-Boy, bleepy, electro territory –
not forgetting that inimitable guitar lick
and those crazy diva wailings. “This
Record fucks with the rules in a way Splank!
hero George Clinton would be proud of”
- 4.5/5 - Carl Loben, DJ Mag, Feb 06.
B Phreak’s breaking fools on Splank!
with this slab of wax. Driving beats and bass
build up to the monsterous and loony acid
drops. Groove Allegiance work some farty funk
magic on the flip as the grainy snyth bass
and trademark guitar licks prelude the arpeggiated
comes correct with his second single release
on Splank! Following up last September's ‘Subversion'
with an acid corker in the form of ‘Cure
For Pain', full of rolling basslines and disco
stabs the drop is sure to fill any discerning
breaks floor. On the flip ‘Release The
Hounds' funks things out in a disco style
as filtered vox effects and percussion loops
melt over the grainy bass. And for the Darftphunk
remix we're back on the acid as a tearing
bass and tight arrangement tempt you into
the acid drop, sparking nostalgic thoughts
of Josh Wink's – ‘Higher State.'
Rock's follow up to last year's 'No Skool'
witnesses the funk big time. Squelching basslines
and twisted p-funk stabs all over the place,
Rock is winning fans over with his non breaks
approach to breaks. Whilst Simon Paul makes
his Splank! remix debut and toughens up the
beats, tightening things up with a funky yet
tough workout - check the drop 2/3 of the
man like SP returns with an absolute belter!
In keeping the current discofied breaks revival,
Simon works a groove over crisp clean as you
like beats, chopping and splicing all the
way to Studio 54. The Drumattic Twins turn
in the remix, which rocks like a horse well
and truly should. Keeping it funky, sweet
bass and lfo filters twist and turn until
the acid riff drops in mid-way, building back
up to the beats then tearing it all back down
again. They've well and truly mailed this
Groove make their debut on Splank! ‘Hunkle
my Funkle’ sprinkles some disco magic
on top of some farted up bass, whilst ‘System
100’ pimps and squleches in a true p-funk
fight with a drum machine and synths..
debut release by the Sarge receives the remix
treatment. Scissorkicks keeps the vibe of
the original intact, beefing up the drums
with a glitchy break. Melodic overtones are
set over the p-funk bass groove, before the
distorted acidic riff growls at you. Myagi
works a housey groove over the breaking beats,
providing an arrangement that keeps you locked
right till the end.
breakbeat trickery courtesy of Canada, as
Simon Paul drops his debut on Splank! with
this double dunter. ‘Oil, Loop &
Filter’ is full of guitar licks, fat
bass and chopped up hip-hop vocal edits, whilst
‘10/40 Window’ is a tougher affair
with a droning bass sound and cleverly programmed
funk maestro Myagi hits up Splank! with a
smokey breaks affair. Big drums and warm bass,
with a drop containing a familiar vocal sample.
Lab-Rok star Price Cuts works a jazzier affair
on the remix, heavy percussion licks trot
all the way till the Daft Punk style bassline
grooves in later on in the track.
very beginning of P-Funk breaks, as Sgt. Rock
lands the mothership in Manchester with ‘No
Skool’ and it’s big-beat/breakbeat-esque
sensibilities. American artist Influx 1 drops
a much tougher and techy affair for the flip.