Shake It Up (feat Alicia Blue Eyez Smith - extended 12 version) - (7:32) 88 BPM
Cosmic Jam (extended 12 version) - (7:02) 111 BPM
Throughout the latter half of the noughties, musical fusionists 7 Samurai made regular appearances on G.A.M.M and Poets Club Recordings, delivering reworks and original tracks that somehow joined the dots between jazz-dance, dub, deep house, soul, hip-hop and Latin beats. Here the duo returns on France's Favorite Recordings with their first new material for well over four years. Flipside "Cosmic Jam", dedicated to Patrick Forge, is arguably the pick of the two tracks, with rich Rhodes riffs and Herbie Hancock style space synths riding a dubby, rolling deep house groove. That said, Alicia Blue Eyez Smith hook-up "Shake It Up" - a loose, twinkling chunk of cosmic disco inspired dub-soul fusion - is pretty darn tasty, too.