DJ Muggs producer and self-styled woofer cooker, LA's 6Blocc enjoys an illustrious heritage, and a very exciting future. Fusing the best elements of jungle, ragga, bass music and dubstep, "Serious" flexes around a very well known horn sample and some guttural lyrics flows from Junior Demus. Four-version heavy, it ranges from the full-bodied, breakbeat-heavy original to the thugged-out Miami bass style 808 twist. "Give Love" takes the skank factor further to the fore as Demus gets sexy over a groove that teases with so much digidub pleasure it's likely to stick in your brain. Finally we hit "Jungle Stabbin." All rusty amens and mangled horns, it lives up to its title in every possible way. Lighter!
The Last Bohemian (Alternate Take) - (4:35) 126 BPM
One For Toshi - (6:24) 120 BPM
Blow - (4:59) 100 BPM
Waltz Of The Fellaheen - (5:00) 150 BPM
Virgo Nocturna - (1:30) 133 BPM
Canadian retro/contemporary jazz guy Afternoons In Stereo now acquires official veteran status with the release of this career-spanning collection. Label boss Angelos Stoumpos has selected and remastered an odyssey through the musician's jazzier output, which now stretches back over a decade. Also included is new unreleased track "Eames In Dub" and more previously unheard alternate studio mixes.
Dirty Stories (feat Deep Condition) - (4:24) 122 BPM
Perfect Picture - (4:27) 123 BPM
JESUSONACID - (4:04) 115 BPM
PUSSY - (4:36) 109 BPM
Surrender - (3:41)
City Clouds - (3:12) 109 BPM
Emperor (feat Kali) - (4:21) 118 BPM
Cosmic Top Secret - (5:30) 120 BPM
Egyptian Spaceman - (3:48)
Ride On (feat Kenny Glasgow) - (8:47) 110 BPM
Much has changed for Ali Love since the release of his Love Harder in 2010. For starters, he's fallen in with the Hot Creations camp, scored a massive chart hit ("Benediction", with Hot Natured) and seen his reputation soar. This latest full length - the belated follow-up to Love Harder - shows how far he's come. While the bright electrofunk synths, '80s soul vocals and Italo-influenced rhythms of old remain, P.U.M.P contains far more tactile, wide-eyed deep house moments than we've come to expect. It's a subtle evolution - there are still plenty of near Balearic synth-pop moments - but a successful one. The result is an effortlessly sweet and accessible album that blends throbbing dancefloor moments with baggier, more laidback fare.