• Martin van Zeelandt / TCD

Give Me A Break Part II - 12/10/2018


A day before my birthday, and I wanted something mellow to come through my speakers. And one of the first names that appear in my head is Selectabwoy. This almighty DJ has been providing me with tons of music over the years, and it has always been pleasant to hear a mix made by him. But only recently I found a mix he'd done back in 2018, and it's something else. I do mean it when I say something else. It started back in 2018 with his Evolution of Hardcore part V, closely followed by Autobiography Of A Rave Kid III, Aphex Twin dedication mix, Blue Note Volume Five, Love Mix 4, and now this. But what is this?

It's his personal favourite samples/breaks/party mixes. It contains so many wicked anthems, it's going to blow your mind. Looking for Jazz? He's got you covered. Hip Hop? Yes! R&B? Also in here. Britcore? Yes, whatever that might be. Funk? Oh baby, yes! This is an all round mix with literally everything you need to hear. A truly amazing and legendary mix, and I've not even shown you the tracklist yet!


This contains so many samples, you will instantly hear which records used these. Well, the originals weren't samples, but ended up becoming samples. A lot of styles and genres have used these songs for their own songs, using samples here, there and everywhere. You will know each song played by Selectabwoy and which songs used bits and bobs taken from these records.


Now Selectabwoy is a friendly chap. He's had a 'naughty' version on Soundcloud, but recently he uploaded a child friendly version (so no swearing). Who would listen to that, eh? But he's pleasing literally everyone! That's why he's such a legend. Who would do that, eh? Reinvent the wheel? Only Selectabwoy.


Now comes the hard and most annoying part: typing the whole tracklist. And it's a long one. Fuck me.


Fatback Band - Put Your Love (In My Tender Care)

w/ Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling

w/ Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Caveman)

The Honeydrippers - Impeach The President

w/ Mantronix - Hardcore Hip-Hop

w/ Dem 2 Ruff - Nice Tune

w/ Home T, Cocoa Tea & Cutty Ranks - Going Is Rough

w/ Ice-T - Colors

w/ Mobb Deep - Bloodsport

w/ EPMD - Scratch Bring It Back (Part 1)

w/ The Notorious BIG - Unbelievable

w/ Sadat X - Sauce For Birdheads

w/ Nice & Smooth - Funky For You

w/ Kurtis Blow - The Breaks

Fatback Band - Put Your Love (In My Tender Care)

The Honeydrippers - Impeach The President

Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling

Rufus Thomas - Breakdown

Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart

w/ DJ Kool - 20 Minute Workout

Kool Inc - Kool Is Back

James Brown - Funky Drummer

Big Daddy Kane - Raw

Fresh 4 - Smoke Filled Thoughts

w/ The Bar-Kays - I Can't Turn You Loose (Wattstax Live Version 1972)

Uptown - Dope On Plastic

Tuff Crew - Open Field Attack

Supreme DJ NYborn - Versatility (Instrumental)

w/ Idris Muhammad - Piece Of Mind

MC Lyte - Paper Thin

Orange Krush - Action

Kool D/Technolo-G - Go To Work

James Brown - Can I Get Some Help

Ultramagnetics MCs - A Chorus Line

w/ The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough

w/ The D.O.C. - Let The Bass Go

Kool G Rap - Death Wish

MC Shan - Juice Crew Law

w/ Conduct - Beats And Pieces

James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (Live 1969 Version)

Badder Than Evil - Tell That Man To Go To Hell

Caveman - Back To Cause Mayhem

The Buena Vistas - Kick-Back

Fuzzy Haskins - The Fuzz And Da Boog

Jomanda - When Love Hurts

Spitting Image - JB's Latin

New Birth - Go To Get A Knutt

Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau (Part 2)

The Soul Searchers - 1993

w/ Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

Heavy D - Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet

Tom Scott - Sneaking In The Back

Sweet Charles - Soul Man

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Lou Donaldson - Ode To Billie Joe

Skull Snaps - It's A New Day

The Jungle Band - Marvellous

Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution

Young Holt Unlimited - Wah Wah Man

w/ Mobb Deep - Trife Life

MC Duke - We Go To Work

w/ MC Duke - The Alternative Argument

Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man

MC Duke - Running Man

w/ Roni Size & Krust - Selektor Bwoy (Roni's Mix)

The Rhythm Makers - Monterey

Prince - Ethereal Mix

w/ Katch 22 - Ghetto Child

M.B.P. Mix - Light My Fire

Weather Report - Non-Stop Home

The Committee - A Little Like This

Eric B & Rakim - Pass The Hand Grenade

Hardnoise - Mice In The Presence Of The Lion

The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold

Johnny Pate - You're Starting A Little Too Fast

Billy Clark & Lucille Brown - Both Eyes Open

James Brown - Jabo (Instrumental)

KC And The Sunshine Band - Let It Go Part 2

Shadows J - Hip This House (The Leon Lee Special)

Nat Adderley - New Orleans

w/ Excerpts from 'Five Deadly Venoms'

w/ James Brown - Tighten Up

Quincy Jones - Daydreaming

Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine

Steve Khan - Darlin' Darlin' Baby

Bob James - Take Me To The Mardi Grass


This has got to be the longest tracklist I've typed so far, in my 10 years of reviewing! But it's so worth it. My wrists hurt, but I had to share this tracklist with you all. I am going to make a statement which I've done every so often, but not to this extent: this has got to be one of the finest mixes EVER made. If you love and embrace music, this is certainly in the top 3 of best mixes ever. Fight me if I'm wrong.


This mix is only an hour and a half long, but Selectabwoy takes you on a musical journey. Way back in time, when music was everything! Music was sexy, sensual, and so romantic. I don't know what it is, but music from back in the day always sounds so much better. It had funk, it had soul and character. The selection is superb. Yes, even this Neanderthaler loves his music funky and soulful. And there's plenty of soul in this mix.


Even the Jazzy stuff is so damn good. I loose myself completely, and all my sorrows disappear. I'm sitting here, a satisfied man. A journey through the decades of excellent music. For once no Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Terror, but timeless music. Music that reaches your soul, and touches every single fibre in your body.


Selectabwoy, you know I love your mixes, but you've outdone yourself with this mix. And fuck me, Tom Scott's 'Sneakin' In The Back' is just the epitome of excellence! Pure to the core.


This is your best mix, and one people should listen to. Educate yourself, and be wondering back in time. Who needs EDM, when we've got these gems, eh?


Oh, and as said before, you might like the 'raw' version or the 'child friendly' version. Both are underneath this review!


Ps. am I wrong in saying that I now know where Selectabwoy got his name from? Roni Size & Krust's song perhaps?



DJ: Selectabwoy

Genre/Style: Soul, Funk, Jazz, Britcore, Old Skool, Breaks, Hip Hop, Indie, R&B, House, Disco

Mix Info: Give Me A Break Part II - 12/10/2018

Length Mix: 01:35:30

Tracks: too many to count

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE / CLICK HERE

File Size: 235 MB

File Type: mp3

Release Year: 2018/2021

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: 44,1 kHz

More Information: Selectabwoy - Soundcloud Channel