Published on May 8th, 2018 | by Sid Wesley0
Jalapeno Records – The Raid Part Deux V/A
Jalapeno Records recently made the decision to upload the 2008 album ‘The Raid Part Deux’ to their Bandcamp page and I’m very pleased they did, because it had completely evaded my attention until now.
Jalapeno’s ‘The Raid’ series, zones in on particular artists and then delves deep into their archive for their own music and music associated with them. Volume one was all about Fort Knox Five’s music (Click here to check their album), while ‘Part Deux’ is all about the music by and connected to everyone’s favourite alliance, All Good Funk Alliance. It has to be said that if you’re kicking off an album series, that’s a pretty decent way to do it!
15 tracks of pure unadulterated Funk with helpings of Hip Hop and Breakbeat can be found on the album and music from All Good Funk Alliance features heavily as you might expect. Now classic originals from the guys like ‘Ny Funk’, ‘Avance!’, ‘Top Brass’ and ‘On The Prowl’ can be found alongside remixes from the duo of music by Kraak & Smaak and Tal M Klein. The remaining tracks on the album are either remixes of All Good Funk Alliance’s music, or tracks that have been released on either of their labels, Funk Weapons and Super Hi-Fi. The artists involved with those tracks include Marc Hype, Jim Dunloop, Aldo Vanucci, Featurecast, Neighbour, B-Team and Nick Fonkynson. Not a bad lineup I’m sure you’ll agree.
Now although I try to be fairly recent with my music posts, one to listen to this and it had to be shared and I know All Good Funk Alliance fans will agree with me and give it a spin to reminisce on the greatest of the music involved. If this is your first listen to this album, you can now consider this day to be a great one!
If you like to own a physical copy of your music, ‘The Raid Part Deux’ can be purchased as a double CD package, as well as digitally. The first of the CD’s is an DJ mix of the album and the second one is your more standard album format with songs starting and stopping. Clearly the biggest bonus there is that you can always have a copy in the car and ready for a road trip. There’s no sign of a ‘Part Trois’ anywhere on the internet after a quick search, so lets hope they revisit this album series in the future as so far, it’s dug up some damn amazing music!
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