Funky Bboy Breaks – Funky Boogie Brothers

The Funky Boogie Brothers are here to show you how to get down Belarus-style, with a bucket full of Funky Bboy Breaks, beginning with their track “Spirit of Dance” from the Battle of the Year 2014 soundtrack:

We came across the Funky Boogie Brothers (aka Andrey and Denis) on Soundcloud, and immediately felt the urge to merge with the rhythm, and share it with our community of funksters.

Hailing from the old Eastern bloc, these fellows are dropping massive beats and breaks, often with very generous free downloads, so don’t miss out!

Some background on the boys from their Soundcloud:

The Funky Boogie Brothers are beatmakers and music producers Andrey (Bahamat) & Denis (Den Swimmer) from Minsk, Belarus.
Genres of music: Funky Breaks, B-Boy Breaks, Big Beat & others.

Dig this playlist of ultimate funk:

… and this extra-dope and soulful jammer “Once I Had a Love”:

Make sure to support the homies and Like them on Facebook and follow them on Soundcloud!

36 Seasons – Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah’s “36 Seasons” just dropped and it’s 100% dope.

I know we raved about “12 Reasons to Die” last year, and with good reason, but “36 Seasons” is in a class of its own. Dig the album sampler mixed by 7L:

Following up on the format of “12 Reasons”, Ghostface (@ghostfacekillah) plays the protagonist in a violent struggle against the bad guys, overcoming near-defeat and ultimately crushing the forces aligned against him. And in the style of “12 Reasons”, there is a single producer, in this case Brooklyn’s The Revelations (@the_revelations) who, according to their Facebook page:

…embody the raw essence of classic southern soul, with a sharp modern edge.

And we must agree. The beats (and instrumentals included with the album) are insane, and two of The Revelations’ purely Soul tracks on the line-up, “It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate” and “I Love You for All Seasons” are just the funkiest, fitting in with Ghostface like a puzzle piece.

Dig the preview:

As on “12 Reasons”, the album follows a chronological order that presents the story alongside a mental picture to match the graphic illustrations that come with the album, and the creativity of the project places it in a class of its own among modern albums, and might even warrant its own sub-genre.

With thematic and storyline-based albums a rarity in modern Hip-Hop, “36 Seasons” is another gem in the crown of Ghostface Killah, a personal favorite of mine from the legendary WTC.

Honestly, we’re hoping to one day see a modern ballet based on Ghostface’s latest albums, with Bboys and Bgirls replacing traditional dancers and of course, the full line-up of legendary MCs providing the vocals from the stage, with the DJ in the conductor’s spot.

In the meantime, for the Bboys, Bgirls, and Hip-Hop fanatics, “Emergency Procedure” is a beat to put your feet on the street, with none other than Pharoahe Monch himself playing the mysterious Dr. X, who saves Ghost’s life by creating a mask that allows him to breathe.

And that’s one of the reasons this album, as well as “12 Reasons”, is just so dope: Ghostface’s new concepts have allowed some of the dopest lyricists, i.e. AZ (@quietazmoney), Kool G Rap (@therealkoolgrap), and the all-stars of Wu-Tang Clan, to take on characters, in some cases appearing on multiple tracks, as if you’re listening to the recording of a modern opera featuring your favorite MCs.

At every moment, the music is driven by straight-up-and-down Bboy breaks, in the usual style of Ghostface’s music, with a perfect example in “Blood in the Streets” with AZ:

And with no less than 20 years on the clock, Ghostface (and the whole Wu-Tang Clan) have been dropping Hip-Hop essentials for the universe, a tradition that Ghostface has mastered and through which he continues to surprise.

In case you missed “12 Reasons to Die”, check out our review from last year and dig the exceptional reinterpretation of the album by Detroit’s Apollo Brown (@apollobrown):

Thanks to the mighty Ghostface for another dope album and hope for the future of Hip-Hop!

Bboy Battle Beats – DJ Double-P

DJ Double-P has been dropping Bboy Battle Breaks all over Asia at battles and ciphers, and we can’t stop jamming to his mixtapes and MPC creations. So of course, we want to share them with you, beginning with his most recent “2014 Challenge Cup Finals Bboy Mixtape”:

Big up to DJ Double-P for dropping this mix, for the very generous free download he has offered to the world, and for his dope selection and method of mixing these funky jams.

Dig this video from Challenge Cup World Finals featuring tracks by DJ Double-P:

Double-P makes the rounds as a DJ not only at Bboy events, but also at some of the top nightclubs in Taiwan, so look for the man if you’re in the area!

Some background on DJ Double-P from his Facebook:

Deejay double-p had been a bboy around year 2000. He started being a deejay from 2006-07. He has a very good taste in bboy music because he used to be a bboy.

For these few years,deejay double-p has been spun for many bboy events, such as
Boty Taiwan 07-10
R16 Taiwan
City war Taiwan
Freestyle session Taiwan
Culture Asia&Taiwan
Outbreak Taiwan&Asia
and also many big or small Taiwanese bboy events

He has been spun in many foreign countries,too, such as
2010 malaysia challenge of the year (coty)
Culture shock china

Besides bboy music,deejay double-p is also good at mixing funk music. He has been a main deejay at wiggle’s and popping pete’s events,and many kinds of styles of hip hop parties like locking or freestyle.

Another treasure chest of beats and breaks from Double-P’s Soundcloud:

And the man gets down on the MPC as well, taking the breaks into new territory, which we just love so damn much! Dig it:

Support the brother and follow DJ Double-P on Soundcloud and Like him on Facebook!