07 June 2008|
Menu Music Presents
Rico Tubbs LP- "Knuckle Sandwich"
Take a little bit of Baltimore, add a dash of rave stabs, throw in a little hip hop sample here and there, then allow to cook for 6 minutes with a massive bassline, and what do you get? This amazing LP that will blow you mind.
Rico Tubbs - The finish lion of everything funk is here and he aint going anywhere till you bow at his overly skin tight jeans and kiss his ethically sound sneakers…. and this is exactly what you will be doing when you hear his brand new album Knuckle Sandwich on Menu Music. Featuring the club monster Gangsters, this full length player is packed to the brim with full on monster mashout’s.
Menu could not keep it down any longer and with unprecedented early support from Tayo, Krafty Kuts, Soul Of Man, Si Begg, Deekline, Stanton Warriors, Switch, Crookers, Drop The Lime & Sinden you know this is going to be special (especially when half the DJs are on our case for the tracks!)Rico’s sound has developed over time with all his releases on Menu, and various other releases & remix’s on other labels. But we think that he’s hit the nail firmly on the head with this set. Bottom heavy UK garage influenced bass lines, hip hop samples, cracking snares, and Baltimore grooves. Rico pulls it all in to make a heady album for your feet. Not many modern breaks Producers can call on the amount of influences Rico has for his album.Simply put, this is his finest work to date and we are proud to bring it to you as Menu’s first ever full length album release. You won’t be disappointed.
About Rico Tubbs
Rico Tubbs has been the broken beats pioneer in Finland since 1994. Co-founder of the first Finnish breakbeat label Pyssy and half of the chart topping hip hop/beats producer duo Skillsters. Skillsters is responsible for producing the first ever Finnish hip hop album (2000) and was also hired to produce and be a part of the live act of Finlands canadian online casinos biggest dance music export Bomfunk Mc's on their 3rd album. Many Finnish hip hop acts have hired Rico’s avantgarde scratching skills and his fierce breaks dj sets have been heard from Tampere (Where his eclectic breakbeat club "beatformers" is running 9th year!) to New Zealand.
Voted for the best electronic music dj in Finland 2006 and again 2007.
ALBUM TRACK LIST
1. T.U.B.B.S - 00:00
2. Work This - 00:55
3. Djs Anthem - 04:50
4. Born 2 Bounce - 09:10
5. Ghetto Funk Baby - 12:10
6. The Party - 16:00
7. Phenomenal - 20:15
8. It Gets No Better - 26:00
9. Slap The Bass - 31:20
10. Do The Hump - 35:25
11. Knuckle Sandwich VIP - 40:30
12. Gangsters - 44:35
13. Pop Music - 49:35
14. Full Moon - 54:0015. Unbelievable - 59:25