In just a little bit of break from the norm, veteran producer Diesler recently departed his home stable Tru Thoughts and released his 5th long player, Sounds Familiar, on A Little Something Recordings instead. His nu-funk mojo remained intact though and the album boast 12 of his best. One of which was "Caught Counting", a bewitching tin-pot shuffle featuring the vocals of Lizzy parks and Azaxx. It now been highlighted as single material complete with a neat bonus mix too - a brassy, electro-swing style rework by Sam Redmore that comes in both full vocal and instrumental versions.
The Stanton Warriors must never sleep, what with all their own DJ and production commitments as well as the running of their Punks label. Here they've found the time to discover a whole new swathe of fresh talent, enough to fill this mini comp at least. Barely Royal & Bunnie are up first with the dubby electronic UKG weirdness of "Blessing", Pelikann goes for raw ghetto vibes on the Drop It Like Its Hot-style "1,2,3,4". Crawford, meanwhile delivers the mechanical repetitiveness of "Life" and Monikr closes with the spatial minimalism of "Head Down Low".