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DJ-Kicks (unmixed Tracks)
K7 327DTM
19 Feb 16
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Yaw - "Where Will You Be" - (4:12) 155 BPM
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Cody ChesnuTT - "Serve This Royalty" - (5:42) 84 BPM
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Dopehead - "Guttah Guttah" - (2:35) 87 BPM
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Jitwam - "Keep Your Business To Yourself" - (3:12) 159 BPM
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Talc - "Robot's Return" (Modern Sleepover Part 2) - (5:35) 92 BPM
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Beady Belle - "When My Anger Starts To Cry" - (5:23) 90 BPM
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Shawn Lee - "Kiss The Sky" (feat Nino Moschella) - (3:38) 86 BPM
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Jai Paul - "BTSTU" - (3:33) 90 BPM
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Flying Lotus - "Tea Leaf Dancers" (feat Andreya Triana) - (3:12) 133 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Les Nuits" - (3:42) 95 BPM
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Rich Medina - "Can't Hold Back" (feat Sy Smith - Platinum Pied Pipers remix) - (3:58) 100 BPM
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Julien Dyne - "Stained Glass Fresh Frozen" (feat Mara TK) - (3:58) 101 BPM
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Little Dragon - "Come Home" - (4:13) 110 BPM
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AndrA©s - "El Ritmo De Mi Gente" (feat Lady) - (3:22) 101 BPM
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Fort Knox Five - "Uptown Tricks" (feat Mustafa Akbar - Rodney Hunter remix) - (4:11) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Daniel Bortz - "Cuz You're The One" - (6:25) 111 BPM
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JosA© GonzA?lez - "Remain" - (3:45) 113 BPM
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Big Muff - "My Funny Valentine" - (3:59) 118 BPM
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Les Sins - "Grind" - (5:18) 120 BPM
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Tirogo - "Disco Maniac" - (4:25) 120 BPM
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S L F & Merkin - "Tag Team Triangle" - (9:43) 125 BPM
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Joeski - "How Do I Go On" (feat JesAnnte) - (8:16) 123 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "Fall For You" (feat April - Sandy Rivera's Classic mix) - (5:37) 123 BPM
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Soulful Session & Lynn Lockamy - "Hostile Takeover" - (4:24) 126 BPM
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Anne Clark - "Our Darkness" - (6:30) 131 BPM
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Peter Digital Orchestra - "Jeux De Langues" - (4:19) 110 BPM
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Noir & Haze - "Around" (Solomun Vox) - (6:58) 115 BPM
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Marcellus Pittman - "1044 Coplin" - (3:59) 119 BPM
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Lady Alma - "It's House Music" - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Daniela La Luz - "Did You Ever" - (6:30) 120 BPM
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DJ-Kicks (continuous DJ mix By Moodymann) - (1:19:46) 122 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Studio K7 has pulled off something of a coup in getting Kenny Dixon Jr. to agree to compile and mix the latest installment in the long-running DJ Kicks series. It is, somewhat remarkably, the legendary Detroiter's first commercially available mix set. This triple-vinyl edition features a whopping 19 cuts - all in unmixed form - from the 30 track mix. Musically, it's a blazed, jazzy, soulful and groovy as you'd expect, and contains a mixture of downtempo beats, nu-jazz and hazy house cuts from the likes of Flying Lotus, Dopehead, Peter Digital Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax, Soulful Session and Lady Alma.
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Get Fonky EP
BOMBMUSIC 021
12 Feb 16
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You Had It All - (3:42) 55 BPM
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Get Fonky Wit It - (4:18) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Rumours that party producer Tom Booze records everything whilst completely hammered are yet to be confirmed. However one listen to his latest, the Get Fonky EP, and you'd be forgiven for believing them. This is no bad thing as both tracks here, "You Had It All" and "Get Fonky With It", both posses a certainly woozy, slo-mo charm. The former sees a delicious early 80s boogie jam grind along at 55 bpm, whilst the latter sees classic bloc rockin', anthem-mongering marry some lazy breaks for some classic p-funk party vibes.
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Honkey Phonk 10
HOPHO 10
24 Mar 16
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Jayl Funk - "Still Together" - (3:11) 53 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Funky Song" - (3:58) 115 BPM
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EuPe - "Bohannon" - (4:42) 105 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dirty" - (3:44) 115 BPM
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Voodoocuts - "Let Me Do My Thing" - (4:16) 114 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Rising" - (3:56) 110 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Keep On Bumpin" - (3:54) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nic2Birilli - "Police On Your Back" - (5:53) 112 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Spin Your Groove" - (3:39) 117 BPM
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Jayl Funk - "Dont Stop Movin" - (3:12) 106 BPM
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Review: With a name like Honkey Phonk Records and a founder called Jayl Funk, it's no surprise to find this label comes with a stated dedicated to 'straight funky sounds'. This maxim is lived up to on this tenth label compilation, which coincidentally features ten tracks, with Jayl and his roster stepping up for some no-nonsense party music. This time round the label boss takes the lion's share of the release, providing seven new cuts including the chirpy retro strut of "Dirty", the bloc-rockin' breaks of "Rising" and the vintage sample-heavy ecstatic medley of "Don't Stop Movin". Other highlights include the bluesy funk-rock of "Bohannon" by EuPe and the raw underground 60s soul of "Let Me Do My Thing" by Voodoocuts. Quality party fodder.
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Jalapeno Funk, Vol  7
JAL 205
09 Dec 15
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Ephemerals - "Keep On" - (3:52) 86 BPM
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Soopasoul - "Lookin' For Freddie" - (4:13) 91 BPM
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Aldo Vanucci Feat Boo - "All My Life" - (3:51) 92 BPM
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Skeewiff - "Giggity (Allright)" - (5:04) 88 BPM
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Flash Callahan - "Give The People A Break" - (5:33) 102 BPM
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The Mighty Mocambos Feat Derobert - "Not Get Caught" - (3:04) 56 BPM
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Basement Freaks - "All That Funk!" - (2:54) 108 BPM
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Ephemerals - "You'll Never See Me Cry" (Moods remix) - (4:45) 103 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Love At First Sight" - (3:06) 62 BPM
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Soopastole - "Get On Up" - (4:39) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Basement Freaks - "Soul Intoxication" - (4:18) 117 BPM
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Smoove & Turrell - "I Just Want More" - (5:10) 59 BPM
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Ephemerals - "The Oligarch" - (3:13) 97 BPM
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Parker - "Doubles" - (4:07) 132 BPM
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The Allergies - "Love's Supposed To Be" - (3:15) 67 BPM
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Quasamodo - "Funkenstein" - (4:28) 127 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak Feat Berenice - "My Mind's Made Up" - (5:29) 60 BPM
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Smoove & Turrell - "Don't Go" - (4:04) 64 BPM
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The Allergies - "God Walked Down" - (3:51) 125 BPM
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Alexia Coley - "Something's Going Down" (Renegades Of Jazz remix) - (4:02) 62 BPM
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Review: Every year about this time the Jalapeno family serve up a delicious meal, nope it's not Christmas dinner, it's their annual label comp. This year's edition, Jalapeno Funk Vol 7, features a whopping 20 tracks, all guaranteed to get the festive season swinging along nicely. Highlights include The Ephemerals' raucous soul-rock anthem "Keep On", Skeewiff's burning shuffle-funk jam "Giggity (Allright)" and the percussive clavinet workout "Give The People A Break" by Flash Callahan.
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Unity 4 Utopia
BBE 363ADG
29 Jan 16
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Utopia Intro - (1:37) 88 BPM
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Unity 4 Utopia (feat MDCL/Misumami) - (5:26) 58 BPM
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Outer Space Connection (feat Steve Spacek/Harvey Sutherland) - (5:15) 59 BPM
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The Heat (Interlude) - (2:58) 94 BPM
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Smarter (feat Tableek/Misumami) - (4:24) 90 BPM
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Together (feat Colonel Red) - (5:36) 63 BPM
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Candy Yam (Interlude) - (2:20) 51 BPM
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Vibe On It - (1:29) 95 BPM
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Free (feat Mista Monk) - (2:45) 154 BPM
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Some Space (feat Danielle Moore/Lay Far) - (5:42) 58 BPM
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She Likes (feat Saucy Lady) - (3:53) 58 BPM
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Voyage (feat Kid Sublime) - (3:07) 57 BPM
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Soul Profit (feat Dave Aju) - (3:42) 105 BPM
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Rockin' Music (feat Isaac Aesilli/Recloose) - (5:53) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Midway through Unity 4 Utopia, his fine debut album, genre bending Aussie adventurer Inkswel jumps on the mic to set out his agenda. "This is all just random good music - soul music for the heart and the mind," he states, before pointing out his dislike of being chained to individual styles and genres. It may be heartfelt, but it's an accurate summary of an album that giddily blends styles at will, utilizing an impressive roster of collaborators (Recloose, Lay-Far, Kid Sublime, Harvey Sutherland and Steve Spacek all feature) to deliver a wonderfully soulful set that perfectly encapsulates the Berlin-based producer's effortless eclecticism. As a result, an album that touches on a multitude of styles - think hip-hop, boogie, deep house, modern soul, jazz-funk and disco, for starters - makes perfect sonic sense.
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Columbusing
DOGDD 06D
02 Mar 16
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Air (with Khalil Anthony) - (3:41) 84 BPM
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Jus Anutha Wunna Deez - (5:19) 60 BPM
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Boogie Down (with Erik Rico) - (7:39) 60 BPM
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Sum Ol' Nex' Ish - (4:10) 60 BPM
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A Fly New Tune (with Ta'raach) - (2:18) 51 BPM
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Turn It Out (with Dave Aju) - (4:36) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Another Night Under The Glitterball - (6:05) 117 BPM
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I Can Hardly Breathe (with A Brother Isai) - (3:40) 97 BPM
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For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
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Moon On The Hill (with DJ Kali) - (5:17) 109 BPM
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Vampires - (3:50) 94 BPM
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Baked (with Malik Ameer) - (2:48) 94 BPM
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Take U 2 My House (with Khalil Anthony) - (6:35) 61 BPM
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For Those I've Lost Along The Way - (4:37) 57 BPM
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Review: Thatman Monkz is Scott Moncrieff to be precise, a Sheffield based producer who's been making house music since around 1997 but more recently on Kolour LTD and of course Delusions Of Grandeur: where he's recognised as a label mainstay. His new album Colombusing is a mighty effort; 14 tracks to be precise and there's a wide variety of moods and grooves, not to mention collaborations! Some of those very hook-ups are the highlights on here, we must say. There's a couple of tracks with San Francisco minimalist/human beatbox Dave Aju; "Turn It Out" is a deep and sleazy funk jam with Cameo-ish vocals, while "Boogie Down" features the sweet lungs of Erik Rico whose Curtis Mayfield impressions suit this feel-good soul jam just perfectly. "Baked" features the deep poetry of NYC's Malik Ameer on this on this dope jam full of urban flavour. There's music to dance to too, rest assured: "Take U 2 My House" featuring Khalil Anthony is surefire deep house aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
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City Shuffle EP
506020 5156945
22 Apr 16
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City Shuffle (feat Bryony Jarman-Pinto) - (3:49) 113 BPM
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The Invincible (feat Alex Rita - Scratcha DVA Hi Emotions remix) - (3:21) 134 BPM
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Falling Through The Wall (Tom Blip remix) - (5:28) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Revolution Blue (Contours remix) - (4:30) 53 BPM
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City Shuffle (feat Bryony Jarman-Pinto - General Ludd remix) - (5:47) 113 BPM
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Review: Werkha's LP, Colours Of A Red Brick Raft, firmly put this Glaswegian producer on the map and now album track "City Shuffle" follows as a single. Boasting soulful breathy vocals by Bryony Jarman Pinto, the song features delicate jazzy guitar and gentle Sunday afternoon beats. Elsewhere General Judd remixes the tune into some pretty fine deep and techy house, Scratcha DVA turns "The Invincible" into a virtually beatless dubby menace, Tom Blip gives "Falling Through The Wall" a warm and sunkissed makeover and Contours wrap things up nicely with the nuanced percussion and soft piano chords on "A Revolution Blue".
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Resense 041/Stank Soul Edits Vol 1
RESENSE 041
04 Jan 16
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King Soul-Omon's Mine - (3:07) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sock It Silly - (4:31) 130 BPM
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Review: The first of two big edit releases from Resense: Titanic Bristol funk from the infrequent partnership of Monkey Boxing's Mako and serial editor Mr Bristow: "King Soul-omon's Mine" takes a cover of heavily-sampled, well-known Lee Dorsey/Allen Toussaint gem and adds a subtle contemporary swing. Flip for a full band breakdown over a pristine break as "Sock It Silly" strips down the science of every funk tune ever. Vinyl-only; this one's a keeper.
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Havana Club Rumba Sessions
BWOOD 0150DD
11 Mar 16
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Yambu (Daisuke Tanabe/Yosi Horikawa remix) - (3:12) 150 BPM
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La Rumba Experimental (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) - (6:40) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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La Plaza (Poirer remix) - (4:21) 123 BPM
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Weird Melody (Max Graef/Glen Astro remix) - (5:21) 63 BPM
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Okay Cuba (Debruit remix) - (4:41) 60 BPM
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Havana Sessions (Pablo Fierro remix) - (7:16) 63 BPM
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Havana Cool Out (Reginald Omas Mamode IV remix) - (3:38) 96 BPM
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Rumba Version (Al Dobson Jr remix) - (4:12) 111 BPM
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Rumba Tierna (Tenderlonious remix) - (4:01) 109 BPM
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Urgent Rumba (Pepe Bradock remix) - (6:51) 130 BPM
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Yuka Music (Mo Kolours remix) - (4:20) 153 BPM
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Mi Yimboro (Djoyvan remix) - (6:26) 62 BPM
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Review: Last year Gilles Peterson and documentary maker Charlie Inman embarked on a project to get 'deep into the heartbeat of Cuban rumba'. They explored the roots of rumba through interviews with key scene figures (MuNequitos de Matanzas, Clave y Guaguanco etc). Here is another part of the project, with a selection of global artists remixing recordings in rumba's three main styles. Highlights include the jazzy electro pulse of La Rumba Experimental (Motor City Drum Ensemble Mix), the emotional chill out (think Deep Forest) of Poirer's mix of "La Plaza" and the dark DJ Hell style rhythms of "Okay Cuba (Debruit)".
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Eternal
98492
01 Apr 16
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Opening - (2:25) 85 BPM
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Take Me Back (feat Leron Thomas & Tanya Morgan) - (2:56) 99 BPM
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All Or Nothing (feat Tanya Morgan & Lorine Chia) - (3:46) 95 BPM
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Dirty Otter - (3:05) 86 BPM
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Give You Up (feat Leron Thomas) - (7:03) 60 BPM
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Rest Of My Life (feat Lorine Chia & Tanya Morgan) - (4:15) 80 BPM
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Peaceful Life (feat Lorine Chia) - (4:06) 54 BPM
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Incomplete (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:49) 115 BPM
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Nowhere - (5:09) 74 BPM
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Kiss My Converse (feat Tanya Morgan & Leron Thomas) - (3:27) 103 BPM
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Epic Poses (feat Leron Thomas) - (4:41) 98 BPM
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Every Generation - (4:40) 83 BPM
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Desintoxication - (3:38) 89 BPM
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Dance, Love & Die - (6:09) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Since making his debut in the mid noughties - some 15 years after he began making beats -Ibiza-based Guts has developed his sound somewhat. Where his early releases doffed a cap to classic trip-hop and downtempo grooves, recent outings have effortlessly joined the dots between live funk, golden era hip-hop and modern soul, with some notable jazz and Latin American influences thrown in. Eternal, his latest full-length, continues this approach, throwing in additional nods to P-funk (the superb "Give You Up"), nu-jazz ("Incomplete"), and Afrobeat ("Dance, Love & Die"). With a string of guest musicians, singers and rappers lending a hand, Eternal is a vibrant, thrill-a-minute album that shows off the full range of Guts' finely honed skills.
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Why Dont You/Sun In The North
TRUDD 149
18 Sep 15
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Why Don't You (feat Joss Stone - single edit) - (3:31) 117 BPM
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Sun In The North (feat Isa Kurz) - (4:08) 93 BPM
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Chemical Reaction (feat Rahel - Albin Janoska remix) - (4:28) 84 BPM
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Why Don't You (feat Joss Stone) - (4:12) 117 BPM
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Why Don't You (feat Joss Stone - single edit instrumental) - (3:33) 117 BPM
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Sun In The North (feat Isa Kurz - instrumental) - (4:07) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Why Don't You (feat Joss Stone - instrumental edit) - (4:15) 117 BPM
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Review: Recently the London-dwelling Hang virtuoso Manu Delago put his many celeb session gigs on hold to drop a long player of his own via Tru Thoughts. Here they team up again to release another two tracker. Ok we lied about the celeb bit as he's roped in Joss Stone to provide some pretty impressive vocals on the intricate 'gentle anthem' "Why Don't' You". Isa Kurtz also appears and softly sings over the intimate and quirky "Sun In the North", whilst another track "Chemical Reaction" is remixed into an escalating and emotional synth drama by Albin Janoska.
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Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents
BS 038CD
28 May 02
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Sports, Not Heavy Crime - (5:07) 108 BPM
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Funnybones & Lazylegs - (4:48) 100 BPM
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6-Hours Starlight - (3:22) 141 BPM
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Behind The Eightball - (4:49) 85 BPM
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Single Stroke Ruffs - (2:28) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Treat Me Mean, I Need The Reputation - (4:58) 90 BPM
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Relieved Beyond Repair - (1:45) 105 BPM
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Tintinnamputation - (4:26) 140 BPM
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More Powah To Yah - (5:26) 126 BPM
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Having Smarter Babies - (4:57) 94 BPM
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Far-Flung Tonic - (4:51) 118 BPM
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Happy Jizz Girls - (2:54) 92 BPM
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Doubletalk Gets Through To You - (5:23) 145 BPM
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Comatose Luck - (3:39) 112 BPM
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Rye Lane Shuffle
XODUS 001
29 Apr 16
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Rye Lane Shuffle - (4:26) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drum Dance - (5:14) 134 BPM
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Grow Slow (Bonus Cuts)
BBE 329EDG
22 Apr 16
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Little Lady - (3:45) 150 BPM
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How Fast It Grows - (4:10) 91 BPM
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Talk To Me Pt 2 - (5:28) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boneshaker (Sam Redmore remix) - (4:16) 84 BPM
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Review: Russia's DJ Vadim recently collaborated with leather lunged Ghanaian wailer Sena for the arresting joint album Grow Slow. Such was the impact of the record that we've had a follow-up remix collection and now this new collection of cuts that didn't' make the LP's final cut. The sassy, swaggering sci-fi RnB of "Little Lady" opens the record before we advance to the wistful floaty funk of "How Fast It Grows" and on to the Morcheeba-style clop-along of "Talk To Me Part 2" before we settle on Sam Redmore's beguiling dancehall rework of "Boneshaker".
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Katakana Edits Vol 16
KE 9016
03 Mar 14
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DJ Disse - "Bosarocker" - (6:00) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Timewrap - "Flush" - (5:01) 110 BPM
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Lee Zamah - "Frankie Beverly" - (3:39) 110 BPM
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Morlack - "Seeds Of Life" - (4:28) 110 BPM
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DJ Clairvo - "Shakka Boom" - (4:04) 105 BPM
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Lee Zamah - "Miami Freaks" - (5:08) 112 BPM
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Timewrap - "Swing5" - (3:54) 94 BPM
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DJ Clairvo - "I'll Be A GoodMan" - (4:11) 109 BPM
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The Gaff - "Mambo No 5" - (3:14) 52 BPM
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Timewrap - "Say Some" - (3:48) 70 BPM
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DJ Oli Garch - "Summertime" - (4:27) 57 BPM
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FH - "Diablos" - (4:23) 113 BPM
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ManJah - "Donna's A Mess" - (3:06) 67 BPM
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The Gaff - "High Life" - (4:55) 60 BPM
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Timewrap - "Aint Swing It" - (4:33) 100 BPM
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Jorge Bits - "Its A Shame" - (3:27) 109 BPM
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Manjah - "My Dub Is Empty" - (4:28) 94 BPM
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Timewrap - "We Gonna Rule The World" - (10:46) 98 BPM
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Morlack - "Tough" - (4:15) 54 BPM
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FH - "Down In The Basement" - (3:24) 113 BPM
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DJ Clairvo - "Baila Boom" (feat DJ Zsazsa) - (4:05) 99 BPM
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Timewrap - "Smoke Miash" - (8:00) 96 BPM
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Review: This latest offering from the shady Katakana Edits crew makes their previous offerings seem positively anemic by comparison. Boasting a whopping 22 tracks, it's almost certainly guaranteed to provide decent ammo for every house party imaginable. Highlights include the chugging electro dub sing-along "Shakka Boom" by DJ Clairvo, the p-funk meets disco of vibes of "Miami Freaks" by Lee Zamah and Timewrap's pumped up version of The Velvettes's perennial Motown classic, "He Was Really Sayin' Something".
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Worldwide Echo
IMR 019
24 Feb 14
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Worldwide Echo (original) - (4:18) 140 BPM
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Worldwide Echo (Tuffist & Max Powa remix) - (5:16) 140 BPM
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Worldwide Echo (Funkanomics remix) - (4:34) 140 BPM
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Worldwide Echo (Juice Foresight remix) - (6:12) 129 BPM
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Worldwide Echo (Numa Crew remix) - (3:55) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It's a proper Celtic hoedown with Scotland's Capitol 1212 teaming up with Irish Moss for "Worldwide Echo". It's a match made in heaven as the in yer face D&B of the former blends perfectly with dubby vibes of the latter. There's plenty to choose from on the remix front too, from the classic dub of Tuffist & Max Powa to the breaky funk of Funkanomics via the pumpin' UKF beats of Juice Forever.
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London Zoo
ZENDNL 132
30 Jun 08
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The Bug feat Tippa Irie - "Angry" - (3:37) 110 BPM
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The Bug feat Ricky Ranking - "Murder We" - (3:53) 144 BPM
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The Bug feat Flowdan & Killa P - "Skeng" - (4:39) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Bug feat Ricky Ranking - "Too Much Pain" - (3:56) 123 BPM
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The Bug feat Warrior Queen - "Insane" - (3:29) 147 BPM
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The Bug feat Flowdan - "Jah War" - (3:00) 140 BPM
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The Bug feat Spaceape - "Fuckaz" - (5:25) 144 BPM
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The Bug feat Roger Robinson - "You & Me" - (4:12) 133 BPM
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Freak Freak - (5:00) 133 BPM
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The Bug feat Flowdan - "Warning" - (3:51) 140 BPM
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The Bug feat Warrior Queen - "Poison Dart" - (6:14) 144 BPM
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The Bug feat Ricky Ranking - "Judgement" - (10:37) 144 BPM
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Katakana Edits Vol 28
KE 9028
15 May 15
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Stopin - (2:43) 115 BPM
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Tonight - (2:46) 110 BPM
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Blacktel - (3:09) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Buyer - (2:55) 112 BPM
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Quiqui - (3:26) 96 BPM
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Review: Nothing cheap about the complier of the latest installment of Katakana Edits series. Cheapedits has lined up a sizzling selection of party-orientated scalpel jobs, and gives The Supremes a thorough early 90s hip-house makeover on "Stopin". Inxs get a sleazy big beat facelift on "Tonight", and it's all about the vintage 60s shuffle on "Blacktel". "Buyer" provides some poppy ska and "Qui Qui" wraps things up with closing-time-at-a-tequila-bar vibe.
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WU15
EGLO 48
18 Dec 15
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Love's Gambit (feat K15) - (4:37) 82 BPM
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Space & Time - (2:16) 98 BPM
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The Anthem - (5:04) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shahada (feat Henry Wu) - (2:52) 120 BPM
from $2.18
Review: It was only a matter of time before Henry Wu and Detroit's K15 would link up with London's Eglo, and their respective prior releases for the likes of Wild Oats, Rhythm Section and 22a have earned them a spot in one of the finest house and broken beat labels around. "Love's Gambit" is a perfect example of the latter genre, a sublime blend of jazzy percussion swings and smooth melodic drifts, followed by the even more soulful bounces of the gentle "Space & Time" - one for the jazz fusion heads! "The Anthem" heads towards more housey spheres thanks to its stable beat pattern - it-s an absolute peach of a tune, by the way - but it's "Shahada" that governs the dancefloor with its rough MPC drum programming and finger-licking synth rotations. A beautiful and fitting addition to the catalogue.
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High Life
SS 060
04 Mar 16
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Aquarian Voyage - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Run Sa (live Drums By Dmitri Walker) - (5:42) 123 BPM
from $2.18
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Expo
506020 5156952
29 Apr 16
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Expo - (2:35) 100 BPM
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Last Feast (VB Kuhl remix) - (6:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oriental Suite (Alternate version) - (4:57) 120 BPM
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Gyotens Kalimba - (3:36) 63 BPM
from $2.18
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Full Fat Funk
ASFFF 01
21 Jan 16
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Twist & Shout - (3:41) 128 BPM
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Cypress Pills - (3:41) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stepperz - (5:22) 110 BPM
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I Need A Biggy - (3:55) 110 BPM
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2Pac Wine - (3:59) 140 BPM
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Blind Wish - (4:18) 108 BPM
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Funky Drummer - (4:04) 115 BPM
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Get Your Gold On - (2:58) 105 BPM
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Remember This - (3:38) 120 BPM
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Soap On Plastic - (3:48) 114 BPM
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Love The Police - (4:57) 128 BPM
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Hits From The Song - (5:43) 125 BPM
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Get On The Good Foot - (5:20) 120 BPM
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It's A Shame - (4:24) 110 BPM
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Come Together - (5:15) 124 BPM
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Buttersweet Symphathy - (4:49) 140 BPM
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Monkey Town - (6:56) 132 BPM
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Blonde Bombshell - (3:24) 128 BPM
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LSD - (5:54) 60 BPM
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We Got The Funky Jointz - (5:24) 119 BPM
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Cannabis & Wine - (5:01) 110 BPM
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Chariot Swing - (4:32) 55 BPM
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Don't Skate - (3:40) 110 BPM
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Sunny Days - (6:45) 128 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Alert: another Actual Sounds release has arrived! New school nu-skool breaks, if there ever was such a thing! These guys are not messing around and here's why: They start off with a block rockin' remix of "Twist & Shout", "Cypress Pills" is, well... But wait there is more: "2Pac Wine" is a mashup on "Red Red Wine" and a rap by the late great rapper. Elsewhere "Get Your Hold On" mashes up in style again merging Missy Elliot and Kanye, "Love The Police" samples N.W.A. over some fierce Meat Katie style breaks and we'd best not forget "Buttersweet Symphony" which samples 'that' famous track by The Verve over some more fierce breakbeats for U.K. dancefloors. The definitive party starter!
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Carnibal 003
CARNIBAL 003
16 May 12
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Hammond Classics - "Caribe" - (4:13) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Palov - "Cumbia Brava" - (3:36) 140 BPM
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Mr Bird - "Rock Me Now" - (3:42) 108 BPM
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Panama Cardoon - "Moliendo Cafe" - (3:16) 100 BPM
from $2.18
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Carnibal 007
CARNIBAL 007
04 Feb 13
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Palov & Panama Cardoon - "Vamos" - (3:56) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Monetrik - "El Carino!" - (4:26) 101 BPM
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Hammond Classics - "Cumbiamba" - (3:46) 108 BPM
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Senor Griff - "Cerro Rico" - (4:08) 95 BPM
from $2.18
Review: For this release, Greek electro-swing label Carnibal don their best man from Del Monte hat and jet (well, use a propeller plane) over to Havana for some vintage Latino thrills. Here Carnibal regulars Palov and Panama Cardoon team up for the lazy, steel drums and trumpet romp of "Vamos", Moetrik conjures up the Three Amigos on the traditional sounding "El Carino!", it's a cumbia-samba hybrid on Hammond Classics' "Cumbiamba" and Senor Griff rounds things up with the more modern, cumbia/moobahton-style roller "Cerro Rico".
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SwingSambaLounge
BCD 004
06 Jul 15
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Intro - (0:19) 115 BPM
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Flight To Rio - (4:57) 98 BPM
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Martini Swing - (4:09) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pimp Ze - (3:35) 142 BPM
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Throw Away The Pills - (3:44) 56 BPM
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Everybody Have A Good Time - (3:35) 129 BPM
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Interlude (1) - (0:14) 67 BPM
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Let Me See What You Got - (4:04) 67 BPM
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Dance Contest - (4:15) 83 BPM
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Salsamba - (3:40) 98 BPM
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Interlude (2) - (0:11) 127 BPM
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Berimbkiss - (4:27) 90 BPM
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Rainforest Boogie - (4:36) 88 BPM
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Latin Babe - (3:48) 134 BPM
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Interlude (3) - (0:08) 91 BPM
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Ex-sex-ive Machine - (5:22) 111 BPM
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That's It (the End) - (0:32) 151 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Brazilian beat fetishists, Beatnik City, are back proudly presenting a long player from Rio De Janeiro's best kept secret, Dr. K. They claim he's literally the city's best-kept secret - having tirelessly produced sizzling hot bossa nova infused beats for almost 15 years! this new album should change all that, boasting 17 fresh jams that fuse samba rhythms, a pinch of big beat goodness, a smidgeon of brass and lashings of carnival-friendly retro Latin vibes.
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Captain Planet Presents: Through The Wire (Remixes 2012-2015)
BJLP 09
18 Sep 15
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Saran - "Tounkan" - (5:49) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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London Afrobeat Collective - "Prime Minister" - (5:30) 126 BPM
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Alsarah & The Nubatones - "Wad Alnuba" - (4:32) 90 BPM
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La Yegros - "Viene De Mi" - (3:50) 85 BPM
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Ana Tijoux - "Shock" - (5:04) 65 BPM
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Los Folkloristas - "El Coco" - (4:08) 58 BPM
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Buyepongo - "Maestros" - (3:54) 54 BPM
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Zongo Junction - "Elephant & Mosquito" - (5:27) 94 BPM
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Thornato - "Ka Kong" (feat Jahdan) - (3:56) 66 BPM
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The Pimps Of Joytime - "Keep That Music Playin'" - (4:25) 128 BPM
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Cloak Dagger - "Ale'sofi" - (5:48) 124 BPM
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Luzmila Carpio - "Tarpuricusum Sarata" - (4:18) 92 BPM
from $2.18
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Thee Album
R2D 026
04 Mar 16
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It's Your Life - (3:08) 92 BPM
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Boy - (6:50) 121 BPM
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Quiet Places In My Head Pt 1 - (0:43) 91 BPM
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Renegade Ha - (7:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Do It - (2:46) 90 BPM
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Nice Mutha - (6:39) 63 BPM
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I Say - (5:42) 84 BPM
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Never Go - (2:58) 92 BPM
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Dust Yourself Off - (2:25) 94 BPM
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Ain't No - (6:29) 61 BPM
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Quiet Places In My Head Pt 2 - (2:16) 151 BPM
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Holy (Let's Not Play) - (6:42) 124 BPM
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Forever Grateful (For Walter & Andre) - (1:45) 93 BPM
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Now I See - (6:39) 63 BPM
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What? - (2:16) 103 BPM
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Nothing (Really) - (2:36) 80 BPM
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State We In - (6:25) 122 BPM
from $2.18
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Pink
TEXT 018
20 Aug 12
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Locked - (8:29)
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Lion - (9:00)
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Jupiters - (5:48)
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Ocoras - (5:23)
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128 Harps - (4:52)
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Pyramid - (8:26)
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Peace For Earth - (11:22)
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Pinnacles - (8:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
from $2.18
Review: Primarily comprised of previously vinyl-only tracks released by Kieran Hebden on his own Text imprint over the past 18 months, you'd be forgiven for wondering if Pink should be treated as a proper Four Tet album or not. The answer is an emphatic yes; although several of these tracks are more dancefloor focused than we've seen previously, the melodies and textures are unmistakably Hebden. "Locked" for instance has the loose rhythmic structure and bass weight of dubstep but the kind of acoustic textures of his Rounds era material, while "Lion" combines Border Community style minimal techno with the unmistakable Hebden glockenspiel. "Jupiters" experiments with swung garage beats in an unmistakably UK Bass style, while "128 Harps" is a whipcrack MPC workout given his light melodic touch and "Peace On Earth" is a beatless 11 minutes of analogue kosmische. But it's the centrepiece of Hebden's Fabriclive mix, the brilliantly moody "Pyramid", and the loose limbed jazz-house of "Pinnacles" that really set this album apart from his other long-playing efforts, two examples of timeless dance music which demonstrate why after nearly 15 years in the game Hebden is only improving with age.
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Convenanza
RGCDL 022
26 Feb 16
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Introduction - (0:24) 120 BPM
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Frankfurt Advice - (5:12) 110 BPM
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Confidence Man - (7:29) 110 BPM
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The Last Walk - (5:59) 100 BPM
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Kicking The River - (6:03) 115 BPM
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Disappear - (3:42) 120 BPM
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We Count The Stars - (7:25) 120 BPM
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Thirteenth Night - (3:39) 115 BPM
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Ghosts Again - (5:49) 120 BPM
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All That's Left - (7:11) 122 BPM
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Youth Ozone Machine - (4:39) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $2.18
Review: Over the last few years, Lord Sabre has been busy playing collaborator, joining forces with various musicians and producers on such acclaimed projects as The Asphodells and The Woodleigh Research Facility. Convenanza marks his return to solo work after a seven-year absence. Billed as a chance to "look back at the clutter of a life thorough lived", it sees the veteran DJ/producer lay down an intoxicating blend of post-punk grooves, shoegaze style vocals, delay-heavy horn lines, drowsy synthensizers, and the kind of druggy, pitched-down electronica so successfully explored on his A Love From Outer Space collaboration with Sean Johnston. It is, somewhat predictably, a fine set.
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Seven Lies
2NDRPLP 001
22 Apr 13
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Obsession - (7:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Comos Los Cerdos - (4:34) 95 BPM
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Dam - (9:01) 87 BPM
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Arcana (Do I Need You) - (8:06) 129 BPM
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Lies (feat Shadowbox) - (5:37) 133 BPM
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Honey - (4:58) 129 BPM
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Arcana (Coda) - (1:14) 106 BPM
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Anchors (feat Shadowbox) - (6:24) 123 BPM
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Thank You - (6:50) 165 BPM
from $2.18
Played by: Mooves
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Malembe Na Soukouss
OR 069
01 Apr 16
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Malembe Na Soukouss - (5:45) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Malembe Na Soukouss (Radio mix) - (2:50) 62 BPM
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Malembe Na Soukouss (instrumental mix) - (5:45) 62 BPM
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Malembe Na Soukouss (Wilson Kentura/Tiuze Money Different mix) - (6:31) 125 BPM
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Malembe Na Soukouss (Wilson Kentura Tradicional dub mix) - (6:35) 125 BPM
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Malembe Na Soukouss (Mbambu remix) - (5:32) 125 BPM
from $2.18
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Hello Baby
LOA 006CD
29 Apr 16
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Hello Baby - (2:58) 120 BPM
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I Got The Rhythm (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:09) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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All My Love (feat Juliette Ashby) - (2:55) 112 BPM
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Peace & Love - (3:14) 126 BPM
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Take You Home (feat Joss Stone) - (3:39) 119 BPM
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Nothing Personal (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:47) 105 BPM
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The Bakery Girl Intermission - (2:18) 142 BPM
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One World (feat Herbal T) - (3:55) 97 BPM
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Fires Glow (feat Emma Noble) - (4:02) 110 BPM
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Magic Together (feat Elliott Cole) - (3:56) 115 BPM
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Walk In The Sun (feat Professor Elemental) - (3:35) 97 BPM
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Now I Feel Good (fea Elliott Cole) - (5:05) 64 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Lack Of Afro has been pouring his shades of worldly funk and nu-soul across the Freestyle catalogue over the last few years, but this time it's his moment to shine with a brand-spanking, sparkly new LP for LOA, putting together everything he's known for under one gorgeous roof. Here, you have twelve scorching slices of upbeat lament, and from "Hello Baby" - a masterful stroke of sunny funk - to "Now I Feel Good", the artist manages to bring back the spirit of the 1970's into a new and contemporary light. Gliding piano keys, powerful vocals, and a kick-ass production surely make Lack Of Afro one of the kings of modern soul.
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Distance
RID 008
19 Apr 16
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Distance - (7:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Distance (Rhythm Inside Chords) - (7:23) 122 BPM
from $2.18
Played by: Aphreme
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Gilles Peterson: Worldwide (A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show)
BBE 127CDGWW
11 Oct 10
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Nitin Sawhney - "Tides" - (5:06) 76 BPM
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Cinematic Orchestra - "All Things To All Men" (feat Roots Manuva) - (11:01) 76 BPM
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Quasimoto - "Come On Feet" - (3:35) 88 BPM
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Jill Scott - "He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)" - (4:45) 133 BPM
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Herbert - "The Audience" - (6:16) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jay Dee - "Rico Suave Bossa Nova" - (1:25) 99 BPM
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Dwele - "Too Fly" - (5:19) 92 BPM
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Vikter Duplaix - "Manhood" - (5:50) 123 BPM
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Sa-Ra - "Rosebuds" - (4:28) 89 BPM
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Steve Spacek - "Dollar" - (3:36) 98 BPM
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Outlines - "Just A Lil' Lovin" - (4:45) 123 BPM
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Recloose - "Dust" - (7:07) 123 BPM
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Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 81 - "Many Things" - (8:00) 96 BPM
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RSL - "Wesley Music" - (7:33) 128 BPM
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Little Dragon - "Twice" - (3:05) 127 BPM
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Jose James - "The Dreamer" - (7:02) 78 BPM
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Benga - "Emotions" - (5:36) 140 BPM
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Darkstar - "Aidy's Girl Is A Computer" - (5:09) 136 BPM
from $2.18
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Universes (Deluxe Version)
ZENDNL 224X
24 Jul 15
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Imagination - (1:31) 58 BPM
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Freedom - (3:24) 132 BPM
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Sunday Morning - (4:36) 62 BPM
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Everybody Too Cool - (4:59) 68 BPM
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Karma - (3:28) 60 BPM
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Try Me (I'll Funk You) - (4:07) 67 BPM
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Options - (5:10) 66 BPM
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Seven Davis Jr Featuring Julio Bashmore - "Good Vibes" - (3:17) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Luv - (1:33) 126 BPM
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Seven Davis Jr Featuring FLako - "Be A Man" - (3:27) 68 BPM
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Fighters - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Honestly - (5:27) 62 BPM
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Seven Davis Jr Featuring Kutmah - "Afterlife" - (1:57) 152 BPM
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No Worries - (4:06) 63 BPM
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Welcome Back - (10:17) 89 BPM
from $2.18
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Jazz Biscuits
TF 35
03 Feb 14
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Jazz Biscuits - (3:37) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Short Mac - (3:28) 102 BPM
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Let's Call This One Funky - (3:35) 103 BPM
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Spaces & Places (feat Gift Of Gab & Lotek & Ash One) - (4:02) 95 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Of all the kinds of biscuits we've heard of, we must admit to being stumped by this latest species, "Jazz Biscuits". Luckily mash-up man Tom Showtime is on hand to elaborate (if not quite fully explain) with the title track's lazy funk beats and Bootsy Collins pon-spliff-icating on top. Big '70s drums get fused with hazy guitar licks and movie samples on "The Short Mac", "Let's Call This One Funky" is a hypnotic techno pop loop, whilst Showtime's more familiar formula of combining vintage electro-funk jams with hip-hop vocals, returns for closer "Spaces & Places".
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School Yard Breaks Vol 12
SB 2112
31 Aug 15
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The Fabulous Mark 3 - "Psycho" - (5:17) 135 BPM
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Creative Funk - "Funk Power" - (3:09) 131 BPM
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Bobby Byrd - "I Need Help I Can't Do It Alone" - (5:53) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The New Establishment - "Slums Of The City" - (2:47) 111 BPM
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James Brown - "There Was A Time" (instrumental) - (3:27) 74 BPM
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Frank Ferrer - "Hallelujah" - (2:45) 127 BPM
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The Commodores - "Gonna Blow Your Mind" - (5:41) 105 BPM
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Rare Earth - "Couldn't Believe What Happened Last Night" - (11:58) 119 BPM
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The Funky 16 Corners - "What About You" - (3:08) 125 BPM
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Earl Van Dyke - "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" - (3:18) 109 BPM
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John Tropea - "Muff" - (5:58) 123 BPM
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Mixed Grill - "Brand New Wayo" - (5:00) 128 BPM
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The Electronic Concept Orchestra - "Feelin Alright" - (3:07) 100 BPM
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James Brown - "Alternate Take (Feelin Alright)" - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Gary Pacific Orchestra - "E Colition Alpha" - (4:04) 129 BPM
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Moonlion - "The Little Drummer Boy" - (5:30) 111 BPM
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Los Chicarrons - "Ma Do Nar" - (5:21) 120 BPM
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P Ludemann C Homemann - "Going West" - (3:28) 108 BPM
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Claudia - "Reza Tambor E Raca" - (3:00) 124 BPM
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Jae Mason - "Lady Jane" - (3:39) 106 BPM
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Perez Prado - "Tequila" - (2:42) 113 BPM
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The Meters - "Here Come The Meter Maid" - (2:59) 95 BPM
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Rabbits & Carrots - "Express Yourself" - (4:13) 108 BPM
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Don Gregory & The Soul Trainers - "Soul Line" - (2:58) 100 BPM
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Iris - "Aux Portes Des Villes" - (2:43) 104 BPM
from $2.18
Review: We always look forward to a new installment in the School Yard Breaks series, and with 25 more vintage gems on here, they haven't let us down. It's the same drill - obscure original tunes that provided famous samples - but with new thrills. Highlights include Bobby Byrd's raunchy groover "I Need Help I Can't Do It Alone" (best known for its "I know you got soul!" line), the '70s cop show grit of "E Colition Alpha" and Rabbit & Carrott's classic "Express Yourself" (famously reworked by N.W.A.).
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Black Rio Vol 2: Brazil Soul Power 1968-1981
STRUT 045CDX
23 Jun 09
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Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax - "Coluna Do Meio" - (2:57) 77 BPM
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Renata Lu - "Faz Tanto Tempo" - (2:24) 125 BPM
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Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado - "Our Sound" - (3:24) 144 BPM
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Rubinho E Mauro Assumpao - "Ta Tudo Ai" - (2:31) 105 BPM
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Watusi - "Oio Gere" - (1:55) 106 BPM
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Os Diagonais - "Nao Vou Chorar" - (2:35) 105 BPM
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Som Nosso - "Pra Swingar" - (2:31) 101 BPM
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Pete Dunaway - "Supermarket" - (4:54) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Super Som Lord - "BR Samba" - (2:52) 109 BPM
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Avan Samba - "Ibere" - (4:06) 75 BPM
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Balana Povo - "Novo Dia" - (2:36) 126 BPM
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Bebeto - "Princesa Negra De Angola" (instrumental version) - (3:42) 127 BPM
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Marlene - "Sinal Vermelho" - (2:18) 97 BPM
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Sonia Santos - "Poema Ritmico Do Malandro" - (2:55) 80 BPM
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Andre Mauro - "Balanca Bole Bole" - (2:44) 148 BPM
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Rosa Maria - "Deixa Nao Deixa" - (2:34) 115 BPM
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Wal Santana - "Que Vida E Essa" - (2:52) 103 BPM
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Free Son - "Grande Poder" - (2:46) 126 BPM
from $2.18
Played by: Ennio Styles, Mr Scruff
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Resistance
STRUT 136CD
04 Sep 15
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Greet The Dawn - (4:50) 124 BPM
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Shock & Awe - (3:18) 70 BPM
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Courage - (4:04) 124 BPM
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As The World Turns - (4:13) 126 BPM
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Life Is What You Make It - (4:09) 88 BPM
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Bull's Eye - (4:54) 128 BPM
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Soleil Couchant - (3:45) 126 BPM
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Ware Wa - (3:55) 130 BPM
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Kossa Kossa - (4:08) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's Gonna Rain - (5:07) 96 BPM
from $2.18
Review: Canada's premiere afro-Latin fusionists Souljazz Orchestra return with their ninth album, Resistance, which arrives a decade after they first announced themselves to the world with the dazzling debut Uprooted. That album was issued on their own Funk Manchu Records, but the collective are firmly within the Strut Records bosom these days with Resistance their fourth album for the UK stronghold. Never a band to tread water, this 10 track collection finds the Souljazz Orchestra exploring new territory on record, explicitly the French Caribbean and Francophone West African influences that have been key to the band from their earliest days. What's most impressive here is the band's sheer versatility with saxman Ray Murray, percussionist Marielle Rivard, drummer Philippe Lafreniere and keyboardist Pierre Chretien all taking on lead vocal duties as Resistance progresses.
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Bloc Party Tapes
K7 313DTM
14 Oct 13
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Zia & Manifesto Meditations - "Intro" - (1:00) 97 BPM
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Do Make Say Think - "I Love You (La La La)" - (8:06) 89 BPM
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Tweak & Tony Allen - "Leroy" - (5:47) 119 BPM
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Wiley - "Numbers In Action" (Sticky remix) - (3:59) 115 BPM
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Wookie - "Battle" (feat Lain) - (3:04) 130 BPM
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Bloc Party - "Obscene" (Kele Okereke remix) - (6:03) 127 BPM
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Double 99 - "RIP Groove" - (8:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fela Aniulapo Kuti & Afrika 70 - "Shuffering & Shmiling" - (21:34) 123 BPM
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Larry Heard presents Mr White - "The Sun Can't Compare" (long version) - (7:47) 128 BPM
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Cajmere - "Percolator" (Jamie Jones Vault mix) - (5:02) 123 BPM
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Junior Boys - "Like A Child" (Carl Craig remix) - (10:40) 126 BPM
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Vaghe Stelle - "The Platform" (Samoyed remix) - (5:44) 126 BPM
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Jacques Greene - "The Look" (Koreless remix) - (4:34) 126 BPM
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Various - "Bloc Party Tapes" (continuous DJ mix by Kele Okereke) - (1:11:46) 127 BPM
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Review: K7's Tape series has already seen the indie royalty likes of Foals, The Rapture and The Big Pink compile mixtapes of mix their favourite tunes. That considered they've still outdone themselves by securing Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke for this time round. Unsurprisingly it's an impressively diverse mix featuring delicious drone rock "I Love You (La La La)", the party-grime of Wiley's "Numbers In Action (Sticky remix)", and Kele's own steamy bass remix of his very own band. Impressive!
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Holes In The Building
506020 5156839
12 Feb 16
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Holes In The Building (feat Indigo Kid) - (2:51) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Holes In The Building (feat Indigo Kid) - (2:51) 122 BPM
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Holes In The Building (feat Indigo Kid - instrumental) - (2:49) 122 BPM
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Holes In The Building (feat Indigo Kid - A Cappella) - (2:52) 119 BPM
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Review: Bristolian drum and bass legend and mainstay of Roni Size's Full Cycle imprint DJ Die is back. With a bit of help from Rodney P plus Indigo Kid on the mic for some hip-hop flavour on "Holes In The Building" which has some fairly thought provoking subject matter being told over a ska influenced jam which is super blunted goodness. There's an instrumental version and an accapella for your added convenience.
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Jose Marquez Remixes
FINGER 003
21 Oct 11
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Celia Cruz - "Elegua" (Jose Marquez remix) - (9:20) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Femi Kuti - "You Better Ask Yourself" (Jose Marquez remix) - (9:47) 119 BPM
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Review: Los Angeles producer Jose Marquez has previously made his mark with a series of solid remixes that fuse solid, floor-friendly house grooves with a variety of world music influences. Here he continues that theme, turning in heavyweight versions of tracks from Latin artist Celia Cruz and Afrobeat veteran Femi "son of Fela" Kuti. It's the Cruz version that really stands out. Really, it's little more than a heavy drum workout with the addition of the original vocal chants and the thinnest sliver of techno synth, but it works brilliantly. While the Femi Kuti rework doesn't have the same impact, its Afrobeat sweetness is surprisingly addictive.
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Mao Negra EP
FINGER 023
05 Dec 14
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Mao Negra - (8:20) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Messa - (6:54) 128 BPM
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Tribal Echoes - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Review: Basel-based trio Alma Negra has enjoyed a productive 2014, with their remixes and reworks of little-known Haitian and African jams appearing on Highlife Edits and Sorfrito. Here they deliver their first EP - a superb collection of edits laden with voodoo drums, dense percussion and tribal intent. Opener "Mao Negra" is particularly potent, and features a solid - but subtle - house kick-drum below all manner of loose and energetic African percussion and traditional chants. The more uptempo "Messa" is, if anything, even heavier - check the rubbery bassline and woozy chanting - while "Tribal Echoes" is the sort of darkroom deep house/African rhythms hybrid that you'd expect to hear on Huntleys & Palmers. Spellbinding stuff.