Category Archives: funk

Crash party – its on like that (cuttinitfine)

Genre: Mid-tempo Breaks, Glitch Hop

UK based funk artists Crash Party, who we previously featured on Arntre Radio here is back at it again with a brand new funk EP out on cuttinitfine, a UK based multi genre label with foundations in Hip Hop, Reggae and Funk but we are heavily influenced by current sounds and bass music. Mix that with vocal collaborations and turntablism & you get cuttinfine. The EP drops tomorrow (Friday, August 7th) on all platforms, but currently it is out on Juno Download.

“It’s on like that!” Projected from Mark Curry’s vocal cords during 2001’s rap hit “Bad Boys for Life.” Well…. Scoot along Sean Combs. Crash Party are wielding their sampling sticks, have borrowed Mark’s one liner under a new guise “Paul Spicy” (for copyright reasons obviously) and are moving into the neighbourhood to throw their own barn dance! Find them in Grandpas wheelchair at the deep end of the swimming pool, high on Aloe Vera cooking up synthesiser sounds that’ll make Black Rob shriek Whoa indeed!

Kicking off the Shindig is the title track “It’s on Like That.” You can expect the standard shenanigans from the boys as they bring rumblings and growls from Ableton perfectly alongside guitar licks, drum fills, heavy kicks, snares and bass. This track is an absolute belter.

Keeping to their signature sound, they bring Natty Speaks along for the ride on “What You Come to Do?” Well, it looks that they came to Bruck up the party! CP & Natty Speaks tempt you in with a more relaxed vibe, but once they have you in their clutches, they crank it to 200 guaranteeing a mosh pit wherever this is played. This is a solid Collab with the perfect vocal content from Natty.

Up next… “Funk It Up” Doing what’s scribbled on the can! This 120-bpm gem is brimming over with funky guitar’s, fresh horns and a delicious bass line that transforms into some tasty growls while remaining an accessible party joint to all listeners.

Slamming hard on the tail of this EP is the remix competition winner Swim Inc This gentleman stepped up to the challenge of remixing “Funk It Up” and surfaced from his den victorious with this Fresh to Def take on CP’s original. Darkening it up a bit with some serious Synth action while paying homage to the OG, this is how a remix should be handled.

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Mini mix and blurb by Roast Beatz
Artwork by Dave Bushell
Mastered by Rob Small
Released by Cuttin’ It Fine

Sparkee – Discovery EP (Westwood Recordings)


Canadian funk artist Sparkee is back with a brand new EP out now on Westwood Recordings. The ‘Discovery EP’ is 4 tracks of funk and electronic music showcasing Sparkee’s talent not only in production but also in live instrumentation. Sparkee is known for his one of a kind guitar riffs and solos he incorporates into his music.

From the moment you turn on the EP, each track offers something different and groovy. If you’re looking for something mellow, I’d check out the track “Home.” The guitar on that song is incredible. If you want something more upbeat then “Want your Love” is more up your alley. Sparkee collabs with Liinks and Def 3 on the other two tracks, both are put together beautifully.

The whole Discovery EP is both vibey and upbeat. Good for many different situations. Listen to the EP below.

Stream/Download Discovery EP by Sparkee out now on Westwood Recordings