Jalapeno Records

Artist:Hoglodytes
Title:Peace Soup EP
Label:Jalapeno Records
Hoglodytes is the unlikely pairing of UK West Country producers Chubb Nice and Vinyl Peasant with New York rapper Emskee. How did they meet ? really don't ask me - I don't know and I can't imagine but what I do know is that this is some re-wind and start from the beginning righteous 90's hip hop vibes thrown down by some people who clearly love what they do.
Artist:Featurecast
Title:Run For Cover
Label:Jalapeno Records
Featurecast (Lee Mintram to his mum) has an album about to drop with a serious seasoning of top vocalists including Greg Blackman (a mainstay of the album), high flying UK bluesman John Turrell, Hospital Records D&B vocalist of choice Pat Fulgoni, plus Alaska MC, C. Reid, Dynamic and Pugs Atomz dropping urban science whenever and wherever required. Prior to signing to Jalapeno, Featurecast has released on a variety of happening labels like Bomb Strikes, Good Groove and Catskills as well as Funk Weapons in the US and the burgeoning Ghetto Funk label in the UK. One of his early productions was even snapped up by Apple to promote the IPOD - yep those ads with the silhouettes dancing round - that was our boy. His DJ sets are the stuff of legend and he regularly tours North America and Australia where his brand of bass fuelled turntablism is in serious demand.Featurecast has crafted his own unique sound combining amazing pinpoint scratching whilst effortlessly cutting between Funk, Hip-Hop, Breaks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass. He's dazzled the crowds of some of the biggest festivals and venues around the globe withCanada's legendary Shambhala festival being the scene of one of his biggest triumphs. Featurecast has shared productions duties on previous releases with legends of the bass scene like Krafty Kuts and house heavyweight James Zabiela (who credits Lee with teaching him to scratch) as well as remixing everyone from Aretha Franklin to Finley Quaye. Basically his whole life has been building towards this album and now his time has come.
Artist:Featurecast
Title:Around The Block EP
Label:Jalapeno Records
BAM ! POW ?!! and other comic book type exclamations meet the news that one of the baddest brothers on the breaks and bass scene has put pen to paper and signed to Jalapeno Records.

Featurecast (Lee Mintram to his mum) has an album on the way with a serious seasoning of top vocalists including Greg Blackman (a mainstay of the album), high flying UK bluesman John Turrell, Hospital Records D&B vocalist of choice Pat Fulgoni, plus MC Alaska, C Reid and Pugz Atom dropping urban science whenever and wherever required.

Prior to signing to Jalapeno, Featurecast has released on a variety of happening labels like Bomb Strikes, Good Groove and Catskills as well as Funk Weapons in the US and the burgeoning Ghetto Funk label in the UK. One of his early productions was even snapped up by Apple to promote the IPOD ' yep those ads with the silhouettes dancing round ' that was our boy.

His DJ sets are the stuff of legend and he regularly tours North America and Australia where his brand of bass fuelled turntablism is in serious demand. Featurecast has crafted his own unique sound combining amazing pinpoint scratching whilst effortlessly cutting between Funk, Hip-Hop, Breaks, Dubstep and Drum & Bass. He's dazzled the crowds of some of the biggest festivals and venues around the globe with Canada's legendary Shambhala festival being the scene of one of his biggest triumphs.

Featurecast has shared productions duties on previous releases with legends of the bass scene like Krafty Kuts and house heavyweight James Zabiela (who credits Lee with teaching him to scratch) as well as remixing everyone from Aretha Franklin to Finley Quaye.

Basically his whole life has been building towards this album and now his time has come.

First out of the gates from the new material is 'Around The Block EP'. A big beating, ghetto funkin' bad ass slice of bass and breaks business.

Lead track Around The Block features MC Alaska who is fresh from a hot collaboration with The Freestylers. C. Reid provides the science on two more tracks while soul man Greg Blackman rounds the ep off in style, already picking up radio plaudits from Craig Charles on his 6 Music Funk show for this track.
Artist:Tape Loops
Title:Tape Loops Vol 2
Label:Jalapeno Records
Take two of Jalapeno's most legendary producers and lock them in a studio with a load of analogue tape loop effects, a ska tastic brass band and a vocalist of the quality of Finley Quaye and pretty soon you are going to get some classy reggae business to lively up your dancefloor. Ok they are not re-inventing the wheel but when it sounds this good they don't have to. The original Tape Loops material is just classic reggae then given a downtempo dub breaks remix by Featurecast and an uptempo funk looped re-rub by Smoove for those who don't want to rocksteady to the original Tape Loops sound. For the rest open your ears, relax your gears and feel the vibe.
Artist:Basement Freaks
Title:Disco Life EP
Label:Jalapeno Records
Basement Freaks have been killing it for the last few years on some of the world hottest labels dropping breakbeat science for nu-funk scene leader GoodGroove, US funk breaks outpost Funk Weapons (run by All Good Funk Alliance) and Smoove's Wack Records as well as Washington DC's ESL, Austria's Innvision, San Francisco's Aniligital, Breakbeat Paradise and hot newcomer Manmade. This boy has got a serious international following. Having remixed Smoove & Turrell's Beggarman single - Jalapeno got wind of the fact the there was some new original Basement Freaks material in the offing and made a swift offer to pick up the Disco Life EP after giving it just one listen. With original vocals by Jazzmin and George Perins and some co-production from fellow nu-funker Valique this is a 4 track ep without a hint of filler just 4 peak time party starters - Jalapeno Style.
Artist:Tape Loops
Title:Tape Loops Vol 1
Label:Jalapeno Records
Take two of Jalapenos most legendary producers and lock them in a studio with a load of analogue tape loop effects, a ska tastic brass band and a vocalist of the quality of Finley Quaye and pretty soon you are going to get some classy reggae business to lively up your dancefloor. Ok they are not re-inventing the wheel but when it sounds this good they dont have to. The original Tape Loops material is just classic reggae given a bass rumbling dancefloor re-rub by Bristolian beatsmith Parker for those who dont want to rocksteady to the original Tape Loops sound. For the rest open your ears, relax your gears and feel the vibe.
Artist:The Beekeepers
Title:Bee Funk EP
Label:Jalapeno Records
The Beekeepers are the latest signing to the J-Funk family joining Kraak & Smaak, Skeewiff, Smoove & Turrell, Dr Rubberfunk, Soopasoul, Max Sedgley and All Good Funk Alliance on the Jalapeno roster.

With stable-mates like that there was only one way the Bee-Funk EP was gonna go - a mixture of upfront party breakbeat hip-hop and one of the most beautifully widescreen ambient breakbeat tracks since Clubbed to Death.

The producers behind the project are Bristol bad boys Boca 45 and Parker - each with their own stunning pedigree - Boca as the man behind Dynamo Productions and Zane Lowe favourites Malakai and Parker as one of the main producers for hotshot re-edits label Goodgrooves.

Lead track Spelling Bee features an uptempo old school rap from New York MC Emskee but tears along in fine style in its brass and bass wobble instrumental version also. Transcript is a full fat funky breakbeat number for the clubs. To The Roots is an upbeat soulful club cut, while Symphony In Bee is that rarest of things - a breakbeat cut that could have a festival crowd aglow and would still sound right in a chillout set. The best strings we've heard in years make this track stand out from the crowd - big time.
Artist:Boca 45
Title:Koochi
Label:Jalapeno Records
Jalapeno welcomes into the fold a producer we have long admired - Scott Hendy AKA Boca 45. A true legend on the decks and in the studio Boca starts his Jalapeno career with a 7 track EP titled Bombonera Sounds. The EP veers from crunked out beats and speaker threatening basslines through upbeat funk breaks business all the way to spyfunk, psychedelically skewed Motown beats and wigged out lounge grooves all with a healthy dose of hip hop thrown into the mix. This will be released digitally alongside this 7inch for the vinyl heads. This valuable addition to the J Funk family is back in the fold of beatmaking after taking time out to produce and steer his critically acclaimed Malakai project. As well as his own work he is also known for his Dynamo Productions alias - a collaboration with the legendary Andy Smith.
Artist:Smoove & Turrell
Title:You Don't Know
Label:Jalapeno Records
Already establishing their credentials as a legendary partnership of vocals with productions skills, Smoove & Turrell are ready to make the jump from up and coming to all conquering. Their first single brought the then-unknown duo from anonymity to being Radio 2 favourites in just a few short weeks. Muso DJ's such as Mark Lamarr, Craig Charles, Marc Radcliffe, Janice Long and Stuart Maconie all jumped on the exuberant northern soul that was "I Can't Give You Up." So the only question Do the boys have more tunes as good as the first? The answer a resounding yes. "You Don't Know" is a beautiful song with a driving beat. Like the best soul records the music is uplifting while the subject matter is melancholy. In a word? it's a classic. Sampling an obscure Lynsey De Paul record from the 70's would normally be a big issue for a band without a big label or a heavyweight lawyer but not so in this case. When Lynsey heard the record she loved how they had used her music and intervened directly with her record company and publishers to make sure the deal happened. The result is worth the effort. Mixes come from dutch electronic funkers Kraak & Smaak and Good Groove breakbeat legend Featurecast.
Artist:Radio Trip
Title:Computers Singing Ep
Label:Jalapeno Records
All conquering live funk band The Apples have a secret that is about to become very well known. Radiotrip is the studio project of two of their founding members MixMonster (Uri Wertheim) and Schoolmaster (Ofer Tal). Their wide range of influences led them to create a unique musical blend unconstrained by anything except their imaginations. Music Heads is the second album from Radiotrip a project that preceded the international fame of the Apples. "Computers Singing" is the six track EP to precede their second album "Music Heads", which contains elements of Turntabalism, blues, jazzed--p breaks, Funk beats and psychedelic samples. A journey into vinyl culture with hundreds of records from various countries and eras cut & paste into one blossoming, cheerful trip. The six tracks on the EP are the most dancefloor friendly cuts from the album and include a special "samples & sounds" track where the boys very kindly give up their samples for the greater good of their fellow turntablists.
Artist:Smoove & Turrell
Title:I Can't Give You Up
Label:Jalapeno Records
Music has given us some legendary partnerships. Lost souls who have finally connected with the other person that makes their music make sense, and so it is with Smoove & Turrell. Smoove the funk-king, a beatsmith in search of the perfect singer to add the magic ingredient to his tunes. Turrell a blue eyed soul boy and working class geordie dedicated to his family and the music inside of him. Together they are making some of the funkiest tunes to come out of Britain since the 70's. I Can't Give You Up is a taster from their album Antique Soul and has already been playlisted (without any plugging) by Radio Nova - Frances hippest radio station. Achingly cool German indie label Lounge Records licensed the track for a 7" which immediately sold out, is now deleted and raises up to 100 quid a go when one appears on ebay. Now signed to Jalapeno Records the boys have given their masterpiece to King of the breaks A Skillz and deep funk don Lack of Afro for some remix business while Smoove himself also contributes a remix. But it's the original mix which is already causing a stir a fast paced northern soul belter brought totally up to the minute by Smoove's precision beats and production skills. Music to make people dance.
Artist:Soopasoul
Title:Hot & Cold
Label:Jalapeno Records
Former rave pioneer and now worldclass funksta, Soopasoul (aka Danny Hybrid) unleashes the third single from his incredible forthcoming album 'Twin Stix' on Jalapeno Records. Recorded with a full live band, Soopasoul's brand new 7 inch single 'Hot & Cold' is a floor-shuffling, hip-swaying, jazzfunk party monster packed with Hammond slaying, funky beats and some hefty brass action. "Hot & Cold" features a mind blowing soul-sista vocal from Brighton belle Dionne Charles who oozes with as much soul as greats such as Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney! On the flip, Soopasoul turns out the nu-funk extravaganza 'Hustlin', a Blaxploitation-esque gem, riddled with booty shakin' funky breaks and an infectious retro brass hook.