On a hot summer day, Mijk van Dijk and long-term friend Joshua Kirkby from Sydney sat down in Mijk’s studio in Berlin and created „Tool“, a slow boogie burner, that Mijk has been road-testing ever since in his NuFunk DJ sets. It was clear that this little gem had to be released on nuFunkFIles.
Their original recording is based around a funky keyboard break sitting tight on a slow and phunky 109 bpm groove. Yes, it’s really that slow, the groove is just so uplifting, it feels much faster. And yes, it’s the boys working the mic as well.
Mijk wanted to create a faster variation based on the sound of his boogie monsters „Funkit“ and „To The Groove“ of his „Kids Want Revolution“-EP (nuFF002) and recorded a 117 bpm corker featuring his already iconic trademark boogie bass sound. And while on it, he also pushed the variations a bit further by remixing a wonderfully relaxed Balearic version as well as a Tool Tool that lives up to the name of the track also in the purpose.
Mijk is spreading the word and sound of NuFunk in Berlin through his radio show „Motherfunk“ on BLN.fm, his resident night „Funkit“ at Delicious Doughnuts and his DJ sets as mijkfunk. Down under in Sydney Joshua is a missionary of the Boogie under the name DJ Box. After recruiting his local record store (SPANK Records) staffer Matthew Cowley to “do something a little different” the Matthew Cowley Remix was born. A deep Tech House melancholic dense little builder of a track – It’s a fine addition to this EP and we are proud to have Matt on board.
Despite living on opposite sides of the planet, Mijk and Joshua share their love for The Funk with the help of the social media network, celebrating every new discovery in the still young galaxy of NuFunk/ FutureBoogie/ or whatever you may wanna call it.
We hope you dig our third release on nuFunkFiles and play it, chart it, talk about it. Boogie down, funksters!
nuFF003 out on 09.04.2012 on Beatport and other download stores.
More info on Discogs.
2.Tool (Mijkfunk Boogie Remix)
3.Tool (Mijkfunk Balearic Remix)
4.Tool (Mijkfunk Boogie Tool)
5.Tool (Matthew Cowley Remix)
Selected DJ Feedback:
Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap): hey guys really nice instrumentals. you really re-create that boogie sound. please send 🙂
Ian Pooley: “Massive feelgood Track from Mijk , will be included on my Summer 2pm DJ Mix !”
Pitchben (Compost): “great EP, love the vintage touch and synths – really dig the Mijkfunk Boogie Remix!”
Michael Reinboth (Compost): „ Excellent nu boogie electro , like it.“
Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn Records): Nice boogie bangers – I’m bringing out my Jane Fonda videos for this! 😉
Munk (Gomma): coooool. Thanks.
Kolombo (LouLou Players): Nice tool indeed!… will play it out!
Shir Khan (Exploited Records): „The hook is really fresh, sounds like from a different time. Berlin late 80s Funk“
Jack Tennis (Berlin Battery): nice one, the original is my fav.!
Daniel Dexter (PokerFlat): good EP, I like most Balearic and Boogie Tool. Nice oldschool flair.
André Crom (OFF Recordings): “cool package, full support. original mix is my favourite.”
Nhan Solo (Mother Recordings):”Yes, yes, yes…back to old school, loving the whole EP!”
Taan Newjam: „thanks fort he tool. My favourite ist he Balearic Mix“
Kalle Kuts (G.I. Disco): “Up to date produced Electric Boogie Funk with an authentic retro vibe – this is exactly the kind of groove we love to spin at our G.I. DISCO events and dj sets”
Simon Tappenden: „ it’s super cool! Love the big ol’ synth parts 🙂 with summer comin here in the UK i always hit the boogie and this fit in real nice.. can i get a copy???? x x nice one fellas x“
Nanthara (First Touch): „ Really cool collaboration. Sounds fresh and funky. Good choice of sounds.“
Merlyn Martin (Diversions): „Good Stuff!!! Really dig the Boogie Tool – Solid“
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica): Sounds great. will support it on ibiza Sonica.
nathaniel / Tronic (Dancefloor Mayhem): Great release! Really like all the mixes. The Cowley mix I can use in my deep house sets for sure. 320 mp3s are fine. Thanks much!
David Zona (Doce Pulgadas): Hih Mijk how are you change since HOMEWORKS hahahaham but is a good funk, disco track, congratulations.
ED2000 (BLN.fm): feeling the baleariec and the boogie, but i will play all these mixes.
full support / radio / chart / dj sets, would be great to get the full rlease, and yes please, wavs would be awesome
8/10 second to none in this genre – dran bleiben 🙂
Dan Mangan (Melbourne): freshness!
Marcus ‘Makossa’ Wagner-Lapierre: (Gigolo, ORF) solid tools !
Riyaz Khan, DIVERSIONS radio on CHRY 105.5FM, Toronto, Canada : “diggin’ the thick phat funky original mix + the deep Matthew Cowley remix that turns the original upside down a full 180 degrees! Will definitely support on my radio show!”
Kevin Weigel (Musikraum-e): Tool (Mijkfunk Boogie Remix): My fav Track! nice one! (Mijkfunk Boogie Tool): Big tool!
Alkalino: Boogie tool is my favorite, boogie all over..thank you!
Starlesoufs: I’ve just listened the whole EP and I really like the funky touch on it! The bass line of “Tool” reminds me a bit from the track of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Indeep. The voice reminds me old school hip hop/funk track like Grand Master Flash! The track is really epic! Like the feeling it provides!
I really appreciate the Mijkfunk Boogie Remix, enjoy the synths on it, it gave some motion to the track, The Balearic Remix has really great drums with the vocoder, nicely done! BoogieTool is a nice one too, with cool synths and pitch voices. At least but not last, Matthew Cowley Remix made something some cool house stuff with the track!
In a nutshell the EP is really groovy and really enjoyed to listen it!
I’d love to grab a copy!