Dr Rubberfunk / Roachford Trouble Woman Former Banuqet employee Dr. Rubberfunk's new 12" 'Trouble Woman' taken from new album 'Hot Stone' features remixes from Steinski and Featurecast. Get Involved. Jalapeno Records 12"
Dr Rubberfunk Hot Stone Dr Rubberfunk drops new album 'Hot Stone' on Jalapeno Records! He used to work here, check this out! 2008 was the year that Dr. Rubberfunk joined the Jalapeno family and brought his irrepressible good time vibe to the j-funk party.The first fruits of this partnership dropped in Spring 2008 in the form of the ‘Sunset Breakup EP’ – a cracking 4 tracker that rounded up 2 dancefloor friendly B-Boy tracks (originally produced at the behest of the Rock Steady Crew!)and the sizzling soul of ‘Part Of Me’, a brand new collaboration with Dutch soulstress Sitzka. Working tirelessly with a talented collection of musicians, the Rubberfunk studios began to yield a steady flow of songs, and another solid hookup with John Turrell on the blue-eyed-soul of ‘Northern Comfort’. Listening to tunes and album ideas in the Rubberfunk record library, led to one of those ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ type conversations; ‘wouldn’t it be great if we could get Roachford on vocals’, and a few quick emails later ‘Trouble Woman’ was born. A cautionary tale and a lesson in low slung soul all in one. vocalist Philippo, who’s featured on‘Rising Steps’ brings sweet harmonies to some dirty drums, exotic percussion and floating keys.The vocal tracks are rounded out with 3 more stunning performances from Sitzka, showcasing her talents in a variety of styles, from the rolling jazz piano hip hop of ‘It’s Not Clear’, the mellow acoustic guitar beats of ‘Get Away’ to the intense gutsy funk of ‘You’re No Good’. Horns on ‘You’re No Good’ (along with ‘Northern Comfort’ and ‘Trouble Woman’) come courtesy of a transatlantic hook-up; Todd Simon, hornsman for The Breakestra, Connie Price & The Keystones and Mayer Hawthorne, drops the perfect brass accompaniment to the Rubberfunk sound. Remaining instrumental tracks on ‘Hot Stone’ roll from Blue Note style soul jazz of ‘Magic Beans’ to the fuzz heavy psych funk on ‘Theme From Hot Stone’, all in the inimitable Rubberfunk style and completing a beautifully crafted album of songs and sounds, moods and melodies – a stone cold aural massage! Jalapeno Records CD | LP
Dr Rubberfunk My Life at 45 (Part 3) A mainstay of the independent funk, soul and blues scene - Dr Rubberfunk's home-grown, honestly composed, and intricately produced recordings, combined with a hands-on approach both in front of and behind the mixing desk, have earned him a well-deserved reputation for being a name synonymous with quality. That quality just keeps coming as he carries his successful 'My Life At 45' singles series into a third instalment. With two sell out runs of limited edition 45s having won praise from the likes of BBC6Music, driven mixes on Mixcloud to the top of their charts, and garnered support across the blogosphere, it made sense to continue the good work and get to work on number three. Extending his fruitful relationship producing fellow Jalapeno Records artist and soul gospel specialist Izo FitzRoy, the lead track sees them team up for some timeless songwriting in the shape of 'A Matter Of Time'. Izo is on a real hot streak at the moment having featured on Pt.2 of this 7" series before going on to work with Shawn Lee (BBE Records) and Dimitri From Paris (Glitterbox) on singles that tore up radio charts worldwide. And she delivers on this track once again, with the catchiest melody you'll hear this year over Rubberfunk's tasteful, upbeat and lively production. Backing it up is the bluesy 'Slim's Mood' which allows the Rubberfunk band to stretch their legs over a driving soul jazz arrangement that's a must for fans of 'Boogaloo Joe' Jones and Grant Green. Jalapeno Records 7"
The Allergies / Andy Cooper Main Event / Buzzsaw (feat. Andy Cooper) After their hugely successful collaboration on the double-A single 'Rock Rock / Blast Off' it was only a matter of time before Bristol's favourite party-starters The Allergies teamed up with lyrical-gymnast and wordsmith extraordinaire Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) again. The result is once again a double dose of dope hip hop beats and rhymes that are sure-fire crowd movers. Jalapeno Records 7"
Dr Rubberfunk Disco Scene The good doctor has been a cherished member of the Jalapeno Records family for the best part of ten years now with three albums and many more singles to his name. With evergreen support from the likes of BBC6Music and especially Craig Charles his back catalogue never seemed to fall out of fashion and we consistently received requests to reissue classic tracks on vinyl for discerning DJs and fans. Well we're not the types to argue with anyone and frankly we thought that they might have a good point so we've relented and are releasing a special 7 vinyl with two versions of his seminal track 'Disco Scene'. Of course the classic original mix is present and the frantically energetic 'Breaks Of Wrath Re-Edit' has got its back…One vinyl, two banging mixes, many happy people – it's just simple maths really. Jalapeno Records 7"
Hoglodytes Peace Soup Meet Hoglodytes – and their Peace Soup EP – a mighty joining of hip-hop’s east and west coasts in the NY/ Woolacombe hook-up we’ve all been waiting for. Yep, you read that right – in lieu of getting both sides of the continental US to unite, the UK’s very own west coast scene has stepped into the breach. NY city is represented by the highly capable emcee Emskee of The Good People – who recently had a release out with Blunted Astronaut and is no stranger to working with UK beatmakers having previously done mic duties with Bristol’s Beekeepers. On beats are Woolacombe’s hip-hop scene and rural Devon’s finest – the equally capable and superbly named Chubb Nice and Vinyl Peasant – who deliver four uptempo nineties style bumps so you can throw your hoes down and get your hands up Jalapeno Records 12"
Dr Rubberfunk My Life At 45 Dr Rubberfunk might not be medically trained, but he does know a thing or two about treating your ears, as he returns with his fourth album 'My Life at 45'. The eagle eyed will have spotted the connection to the good Doctor's second album – 'My Life at 33' - and fans can do their own maths as to when they should expect the final RPM-punning release in the trilogy … Having established himself in funk, soul, blues and jazz circles with a ton of high calibre releases, the good doctor holds a reputation for quality productions, with a hands-on approach, both in front of, and behind the mixing desk, as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer. The new album brings together stunning vocals from John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy and Stephanie Whitelock, whilst the instrumental tracks, showcasing the talents of long-time collaborators Jim Oliver, Jonathon James and Ben Castle, make it clear just what a crack production outfit the Doctor has put together. Jalapeno Records CD | LP
Smoove Recorded Delivery You may already be familiar with the tall haired, north-eastern gentleman - Smoove as one of the founding members, producer, and resident bongo player with Geordie soul outfit – Smoove & Turrell. But the man has got many strings to his bow and in case you didn't already know, he's a jolly good remixer, DJ, and selector too… After cutting his teeth and honing his chops on the respected Acid Jazz record label as well as his own - Wack Records imprint he's since found a permanent home in Jalapeno Records where he releases the bulk of his musical output. Apart from Smoove & Turrell, his first solo outing on the label was a compilation of some of his finest remixes all collated together in one very DJ friendly package entitled 'First Class'. As it was well-received, for the next instalment he's sticking with the theme, and stamping his authority on postage-based names, dubbing this batch 'Recorded Delivery'. Jalapeno Records LP