“I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.”
Splicing together some mountainous beats and esoteric, eerie samples from the classic show Twin Peaks, tOtALcULt returns to Fwonk*. This album needs to be played loud, and let those cavernous beats pulse through you.
Fwonk*s long time friend, Total Cult has created something new and something special on his own Cult Records website. ‘Funk Against Fascism’ is a charity compilation raising money for campaigning charity Love Music, Hate Racism.
Artists from Birmingham to Brazil have come together to create an eclectic album representing the broad spectrum of breakbeat sounds, from chilled out funky hip-hop to fierce, bassline-driven acid. Every penny of the artists’ and label’s royalties will go directly to the charity, which supports anti-racist and anti-fascist activity and runs campaigns urging people to vote against fascist candidates in elections. No other charity celebrates cultural differences like ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ and no other music genre revels in sonic diversity more than the breaks scene. It’s a match made in heaven.
The Mixcloud set above is a taster, but the full album is available from Soundcloud below!
Fort Knox Five – Funk 4 Peace ft. Mustafa Akbar & Shunda K (Deekline & Ed Solo Remix) / tOtALcULt – One World / Super Combo Funk – I Don’t Need No Dope / BadboE – Stop, What’s That Sound? / DJ Soo – Feelin’ Sanctified / Ewan Hoozami – Boob Job / Geriba – Dancin´ Feet ft. Quincy Jointz / Timothy Wisdom – Check The Living Dub / Johnny Pluse – A Breakdown Anthem ft. MC Kawasi & Dan Man / PulpFusion – Rocking Kids / Zamali – Funky Kasbah (No Flip Flop Mix) / Hero No. 7 – Never Ever Had A Hero
tOtALcULt’s Psyche Hop EP began life as a series of collaborations with three MCs from across the globe. However, a hectic schedule of “pounding 40s”, “blowing trees”, and “keeping it real” meant the international vocalists had no time to actually record any vocals.
So, here is a collection of instrumental tracks which sees spacey melodies sparkling over rolling hip-hop beats while elements of slo-mo disco and psychedelic rock drift in and out of focus.
Download it and prepare to venture where no rapper has dared to spit.
We celebrate Fwonk*s fiftieth release in a big way: we present our biggest ever compilation, full of new, rare and unreleased tracks by members (old and new) of the forum. Then, as if that were not enough we present four exclusive mixes representing the cream of Fwonk*s output, mixed by Heskin Radiophonic, Total Cult, Vasko The Pig and Katarrhaktes. In total we present nearly six full hours of music for your listening pleasure, and to top it all off, we present a stylish CD booklet in PDF format.
Like a funky-fresh ebola virus, tOtALcULt is killing music. Track by track, beat by broken beat. And he’s doing it with the help of friends like British MC Stiks and Stateside mic-wrecker Bugs. Includes remixes of artists including Arctic Monkeys, Lyrics Born and Per Byhring and three bonus instrumentals for DJs and MCs.
As Oscar Wilde once famously observed: “It’s on like Donkey Kong, yo. Time to kick it old-school.” tOtALcULt and the Womble-Sound Orchestra present an album of cut-and-paste funk, trip hop and breakbeat music. Fusing influences from electro, drum n bass, bigbeat, disco, dub and hip hop, ‘Boom Bap’ takes you on a toe-tapping, booty-shaking trip to Funky Town. This ultra-rare Japanese import version of the album includes the tOtALcULt remix of Kerry and Casio’s old skool stepper ‘B-Girl Original’.