Armand Van Helden ‎– Ultrafunkula

FFRR ‎– FCD 317, FFRR ‎– 570 023-2
CD, Single

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1 Ultrafunkula 5:44
2 Reservoir Dogs 5:20
3 Ultrafunkula (Sneakin' Da Funk Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – DJ Sneak
4 Ultrafunkula (Ganja Kru Remix)
Remix – The Ganja Kru

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J-card case.

Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Motor Musik GmbH

1, 3 & 4 contain samples from "Cheifrocka" [sic]
Published by EMI-April Music Inc./Marly Marl Music/L.O.T.U.G. Music/Ghetto Man Music (ASCAP)
Used courtesy of EMI Records

2 contains samples from "How High"
Funky Noble Productions (BMI)/Zomba Enterprises Inc/Erick Sermon Enterprises/Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc./Wu Tang Publishing (ASCAP)
Contains sampled copyrighted material under licence from Tappan Zee Records Inc.

3 remix & additional production for Double Platinum Productions

4 remixed for True Playaz Productions

© 1997 FFRR
℗ 1997 FFRR/London Records 90 Ltd

℗ 1997 FFRR/London Records 90 Ltd
© 1997 FFRR/London Records 90 Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31457 00232 2
  • Barcode (String): 731457002322
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Other: PY 940
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: FCD317 10485251 01 %
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould hub): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0430
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0446

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FX 317, FX317, 570 023-1 Armand Van Helden Ultrafunkula(12") FFRR, FFRR, FFRR FX 317, FX317, 570 023-1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
FXXDJ 317 Armand Van Helden Ultrafunkula(12", Promo) FFRR FXXDJ 317 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FFRR570 023 2 (21) Armand Van Helden Ultrafunkula(CD, Single) FFRR FFRR570 023 2 (21) Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
2835 Armand Van Helden Ultrafunkula(12", Promo) More Vinyl 2835 France 1997 Sell This Version
XFUNK1 Armand Van Helden Ultrafunkula(12", Ltd, Promo) Sony Music Entertainment Inc. XFUNK1 US 1998 Sell This Version



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October 4, 2010

There is a sense of Deja-Vu in this release, Armand has been known to rehash ideas and track from time to time. Fact of the matter is 'Ultrafunkula' is 'Funk Phenomena' part 2. Armand took another hiphop vocal sample, this time courtesy of Lords of the Underground, and worked it over a filtered funk loop. It's not bad but it isn't the best thing since sliced bread either.

B-Side "Reservoir Dogs" is a Nautilus cutup with a vocal line taken from Redman's verse in "How High". The Deja-Vu is present on this track as well as Armand took the vocal sample from "Funk Phenomena" from the same song.

Onto the remixes of the A-Side, Sneak does his usual choppy filtered disco beat and it works really nice. Ganja Kru does a typical jungle version with a combo of Amens, "Sweat Pea" and "Hot Pants" for drums and a chunky bassline. The halftime breakdown where it dips into some G-Funk action is a nice touch.