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Krafty Kuts, real name Martin Reeves, is the multi-award winning DJ/producer and the undisputed King of breaks. From humble beginnings, Krafty has an enviable career which boasts accolades ranging from eight times Breakspoll Winner, Best International DJ and Best Single of the Year by DJ Mag. He’s played alongside everyone from The Prodigy to Fatboy Slim and even the Rolling Stones. Brighton based Krafty Kuts developed his passion for DJ'ing in the late 1980's after winning a DJ competition at aged 12. Martin then opened his own record shop, through which he identified a sound for his DJ style, a hip hop funk infusion of up-tempo beats. With his roots deeply entrenched in Hip Hop, this mix has been 15 years in the making and it features not just a collection of all of the music that has inspired Krafty Kuts in his career, but exclusive interviews from such Hip Hop legends as Kurtis Blow, Z-Trip, DJ Numark and Complex. Hip-Hop was the first music to truly touch Krafty Kuts soul, there’s not a day that goes by that he doesnt listen to it. Put together like a mind-blowing hour-long DMC final this mix is his homage to the music that has inspired his life, lead his career and touched his soul.

Krafty Kuts -- A Golden Era This Is Distorted

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Krafty Kuts, real name Martin Reeves, is the multi-award winning DJ/producer and the undisputed King of breaks. From humble beginnings, Krafty has an enviable career which boasts accolades ranging from eight times Breakspoll Winner, Best International DJ and Best Single of the Year by DJ Mag. He’s played alongside everyone from The Prodigy to Fatboy Slim and even the Rolling Stones. Brighton based Krafty Kuts developed his passion for DJ'ing in the late 1980's after winning a DJ competition at aged 12. Martin then opened his own record shop, through which he identified a sound for his DJ style, a hip hop funk infusion of up-tempo beats. With his roots deeply entrenched in Hip Hop, this mix has been 15 years in the making and it features not just a collection of all of the music that has inspired Krafty Kuts in his career, but exclusive interviews from such Hip Hop legends as Kurtis Blow, Z-Trip, DJ Numark and Complex. Hip-Hop was the first music to truly touch Krafty Kuts soul, there’s not a day that goes by that he doesnt listen to it. Put together like a mind-blowing hour-long DMC final this mix is his homage to the music that has inspired his life, lead his career and touched his soul.

    A Golden Era of Breakbeat Volume 2

    A Golden Era of Breakbeat Volume 2

    So finally after 4 years I bring to you The Golden Era of Breakbeat Volume 2.

    After the overwhelming response to Volume 1 I knew that doing Volume 2 was a tough challenge, so it took a while to make sure this mix lived up to the success of the first one. Some of the finest moments of my career have been playing Breaks out, I feel that’s what makes this genre so special.



    I have met some of the most amazing people and experienced incredible highlights in my career, from running 2 record labels, club nights and traveling the world and sharing Breakbeat so please enjoy this podcast with a great interview with one of the scenes most influential figures, Justin Rushmore, 1 half of Soul Of Man and co owner of seminal Record Label Finger Lickin.

    • 1 Std. 16 Min.
    Krafty Kuts Presents - A Tribute To James Brown Volume 1

    Krafty Kuts Presents - A Tribute To James Brown Volume 1

    James Brown for me is the biggest influence in my career.


    The first record I ever owned was A James Brown 7”  on People records Breakin Bread.
I started collecting all things James Brown related and simply became obsessed with the JB groove. He really was an incredible character and unfortunately passed away 2006 Christmas Day so I felt this was the perfect time to pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul & Funk. This mix encompasses a mixture of James Brown and his Funky People: Fred Wesley, Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Hank Ballard, Maceo Parker, The JB’s and more. Without doubt the hardest working man in show business, he toured the world constantly with his band and dancers and performed to millions bringing the Funk to the masses. Who would think back in the 60’s & 70’s that his music would be sampled and be the backbone of Hip Hop,music. The influence his music has had on so many peoples lives is extraordinary and without James Brown and his Funky people I don’t think Hip Hop and even Dance music would be the same. Thank you James RIP the original Funk Soul Brother 



    Krafty Kuts Presents - A Tribute To James Brown Volume 1

    • 43 Min.
    Krafty Kuts - Funky Side Of Things

    Krafty Kuts - Funky Side Of Things

    For this mix I wanted to give everyone a little look into music from all genres that has been a major part of my life since the day I played my first record. Making DJ mixes is something I don’t take lightly, this mix once again took the best part of 3/4 months to put together and I loved every minute. Taking influences from Disco, Hip Hip, Funk, Breaks, Acid Jazz & House I wanted to showcase a taste of the incredible tunes that have made me love the Funky side of Things !!!

    Grab your Ltd Edition "Funky Side of Things" T-shirt here:

    https://kraftykuts.databeats.com/group/funky-side-of-things





    DirtyTwo - Last Night
    Rick James - Give It To Me (Acapella)
    Daft Punk - Da Funk
    Missy Elliot Ft. Pharrell Williams - WTF
    Shalamar - Take That To The Bank
    Bel Biv Devoe - Poison (Acapella)
    The Prodigy - Poison
    Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Poison
    Ronnie Hudson - West Coast Poplock (Nick Bike '909 Thunder' Break)
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Basement (Acapella)
    Bobby Bland - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (Naughty NMX Refix)
    Cash Money - Let The Funk Flow
    A Tribe Called Quest - Let The Rhyme Flow - (Acapella)
    Gang Starr - Blowin Up The Spot (Instrumental)
    Lateef & The Chief - Best Of Me (Acapella)
    The Roots - Stay Cool (Krafty Kuts Edit)
    Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain (Acapella)
    Erule - Listen Up (Instrumental)
    Warren G - Regulate (Acapella)
    Gramatik - A Bright Day
    Clipse - When The Last Time (Acapella)
    Krafty Kuts - Slow Funk
    20Syl Ft. Rita J - Voices (Instrumental)
    Rihanna - Kiss It Better (Acapella)
    Rihanna - Kiss It Better (Pomo Remix)
    Les Mcann - Go On & Cry (Jim Sharp Edit)
    Big Daddy Kane - Any Type Of Way (Acapella)
    La Funk Mob - Ravers Suck Our Sound (N.O.W. Mix)
    Wu Tang Clan - Clan In Da Front
    Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - The Wash (Acapella)
    Big Daddy Kane - On The Move
    TroyBoi Ft. Diplo & Nina Sky - Afterhours (Quix Remix)
    Method Man & Redman - Cereal Killer
    The Nextmen Ft. Dynamite MC - Big Woman
    3D - Once More (Acapella)
    Gramophone Soul - Press Repeat
    Ronny Jordan Meets DJ Krush - So What (Tuff N Smooth Mix)
    Gang Starr - Movin On (Acapella)
    Beastie Boys - Flute Loop (Instrumental)
    Organized Konfusion - Fudge Pudge (Acapella)
    Michael Wycoff - Lookin Up For You
    Bentz - I Make It
    Take 6 - Feels Good
    The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na - Oh S**t
    James Brown - Funky Drummer
    Grid Division - Get Up (Wuki Edit)
    Koan Sound - 80's Fitness
    Krafty Kuts Ft. Dynamite MC - Real Big Deal (Acapella)
    Wsahl - Boom
    A$ap Ferg - Plain Jane (Dr. Fresch Remix)
    Krafty Kuts Ft. Dynamite MC - Ain't No Doubt
    Noisy Freaks - Lose Control
    Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Acapella)
    Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (Krafty Kuts Edit)
    Krafty Kuts Ft. Sporty-O - Good Times (Instrumental)
    Blackalicious - Make You Feel That Way (Acapella)
    In Deep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Acapella)
    Run The Jewels - Call Ticketron
    Born Dirty - Crazy
    Freestylers - Saturday Night Flava
    Featurecast - Lose Your Mind
    Notorious B.I.G - N**gaz Bleed (Acapella)
    Break - Who Got Da Funk
    Un-Cut Ft. Jenna G - Midnight (M.I.S.T Remix)
    S.P.Y - Midnight Blue
    Dossa & Locuzzed - Serenade
    Ed Rush & Optical - Funktion
    High Contrast - Racing Green
    Peshay - Jazz Lick
    Nas - Got Yourself A Gun (Acapella)

    • 1 Std. 1 Min.
    A Golden Era of Hip Hop - Vol.3

    A Golden Era of Hip Hop - Vol.3

    So after months of careful preparation and hours of digging I bring to you the final installment of my Golden Era Hip Hop series Vol 3. This mix I spent longer on and rather than give you interviews with legends of the scene I have delivered an extra 15 minutes of classics. It has been one of my favorite pieces of work compiling these mixes and no expense is spared into finding all those hidden gems. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did compiling my own personal favorites



    Notorious B.I.G. - Sky’s The Limit
    Nas - The World Is Yours (Instrumental)
    Big L - MVP (Acapella)
    Funkdoobiest - Im Shitting On Em (Instrumental)
    Cypress Hill Ft. Erick Sermon, MC Eiht & Redman - Throw Your Hands In The Air (Acapella)
    De La Soul - Itzsoweezee (Instrumental)
    Notorious B.I.G. - 10 Crack Commandments (Instrumental)
    Black Rob - Whoa (Acapella)
    Ghetto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me (Instrumental)
    Method Man Ft. Blue Raspberry - Release Yo Delf (Acapella)
    Verbal Threat - Reality Check (Instrumental)
    Jay-Z - I Just Wanna Love U [Give It To Me] (Acapella)
    Notorious BIG - Hypnotise (Acapella / Instrumental)
    Dr Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode (Instrumental / Acapella)
    Fat Lip - Joe’s Turkey (Instrumental)
    MF Doom - Vomit (Acapella)
    Cypress Hill - When The Ship Goes Down (Instrumental)
    Kid Capri, Slick Rick & Snoop Dogg - Unified (Acapella)
    Charli Baltimore - Everybody (Instrumental)
    Bizzie Boys - Droppin’ It (Instrumental / Acapella)
    Beastie Boys - Sure Shot (Acapella)
    KMD - Stop Smokin’ That S**t (Instrumental)
    Gang Starr - You Know My Steez (Instrumental)
    Das Efx - Real Hip-Hop (Acapella)
    Black Attack - My Crown (Instrumental)
    EPMD - Never Seen Before (Instrumental)
    Jurassic 5 - Unified Rebelution (Acapella)
    Naughty By Nature - OPP (Instrumental)
    Ludacris - Stand Up (Acapella)
    Q Ball & Curt Cazal - Repertoire (Instrumental)
    Rakim - The Saga Begins (Acapella)
    Foreign Legion - Let Me Tell You Something (Instrumental)
    Jay-Z - Who You Wit (Acapella)
    Roots Manuva - Witness (Instrumental / Acapella)
    Eminem Ft. Dr Dre - Guilty Conscience (Instrumental)
    Gang Starr - Soliloquy Of Chaos (Instrumental)
    Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest (Acapella)
    Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst (Instrumental)
    Pete Rock & C.L Smooth - Ghettos Of The Mind (Acapella)
    Xzibit - Paparazzi (Instrumental)
    Raekwon Ft. Ghostface Killa - Criminology (Acapella)
    Atmosphere - Trying To Find A Balance (Instrumental)
    Dilated Peoples - The Platform (Instrumental)
    Busta Rhymes Ft. Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad - I Know What You Want (Acapella)
    M.O.P - Cold As Ice (Instrumental)
    Onyx - Slam (Acapella)
    Rascalz - Dreaded Fist (Instrumental)
    MC Lyte - I Go On (Acapella)
    Gravediggaz - Mommy What’s A Gravedigga (RZA Remix Instrumental)
    Lord Finesse Ft. Big L - Yes You May Remix
    Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown (Instrumental)
    Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean (Instrumental)
    Black Moon - I Gotcha Opin (Remix Acapella)
    D&D All-Stars - 1, 2, Pass It (Instrumental)
    Gravediggaz - Nowhere To Hide (Acapella)
    Gravediggaz - 1-800 SUICIDE (Instrumental)
    Nas - Nastradamus (Acapella)
    Shurik’n - Samurai (Instrumental)
    Public Enemy - Arizona Assassination Attempt (Acapella)
    EPMD - Let The Funk Flow (Instrumental)
    Lord Finesse - Keep The Crowd Listening’ (Remix Acapella)
    Nas - It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Instrumental)
    Master Ace - Slaughterhouse (Acapella)
    Notorious B.I.G. Ft. Redman - Rap Phenomenon (Instrumental)
    Channel Live Ft. KRS One - Mad-Izm (Acapella)
    The Beatnuts - Duck Season (Instrumental)
    Nas - Get Down (Instrumental)
    GZA - Shadowboxing - (Instrumental)
    Mobb Deep - Drop A Gem On ‘Em (Acapella)
    Method Man Ft. Mary J Blige - I’ll Be There For You (Puff Daddy Remix Instrumental)
    Busta Rhymes Ft. Zhané - It’s A Party (Acapella)
    Eminem Ft. Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & Nate Dogg - Bitch Please II (Instrumental)
    RJD2 - Ghostwriter (Instrumental)
    Beastie Boys - Bo

    • 1 Std. 17 Min.
    A Golden Era of Funk

    A Golden Era of Funk

    The next instalment of my Golden Era Podcast series is here, Including an interview with Legendary British Funk act Cymande. These are Funk tracks from the 60's - 70's which are my personal favourites and inspired me to do what I do today.


    Funk is a style, genre a way of life that has been the biggest influence in my career. In this mix it takes in everything that I love about how Funk can be Latin, Jazz, Folk, Rock but if it's Funky then it can fit under that bracket !!

    • 59 Min.
    A Golden Era of Breakbeat

    A Golden Era of Breakbeat

    For me, some of the most exciting and fresh sounding music has been with the breakbeat scene over the years. Playing to 40,000 people at the Exit Festival, headlining shows across Australia and New Zealand, to big festivals in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada. So many great artists have been a part of the Breaks scene - Freq Nasty, Plump DJ's, Stanton Warriors, Adam Freeland, Evil 9, DJ Icey, Deekline, Prodigy, Meat Katie, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Rennie Pilgrem, Soul Of Man, Squarepusher, Pendulum, DJ Zinc and many more are all featured in this podcast.


    This was a trip down memory lane and I remember watching people lose their mind to so many of these tunes over the years and it's really good to see the Breakbeat scene still flourishing once again.

    • 1 Std. 8 Min.

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