In Addition (feat Loes Jongerling) - (2:05) 134 BPM
They Say - (0:53) 133 BPM
A Fistful Of Sun - (4:02) 119 BPM
It's no surprise to see Amsterdam man Fritz Wentink issuing his debut album through Wolf Music, as the London label have been staunch supporters of his work with two 12" contributions over the past two years. The wonderfully named Rarely Pure, Never Simple adds to Wolf Music's growing artist album profile following long players from main men Medlar and Greymatter and further develops the all encompassing production style Wentink has displayed so eloquently for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings and others. He seems most impressive on the more downbeat tracks done in collaboration with Loes Jongerling who possesses a quite astounding vocal delivery, though those craving some proper house will totally dig on cuts like "The Excitement Happens At Page 320".
Here's something you don't hear everyday, Q Funktion are a Greek instrumental hip-hop duo. Brought together by a shared love of hip hop and vinyl, the pair, Mr Echo and Earcon, have been making slick downbeat jams for a number of years now and the Derrick Daisey-produced Matching Atoms is their second album. It's all about the laidback vibes over these eight tracks, highlights of which include the crackly melancholic jazz-hop opener "Feel So Bad", the synthy broken funk of "If I Go" and the hazy romantic groove of rare vocal track "Quiet Nights".
Mister T & Jean Honeymoon - "Let Your Voice Be Free" - (3:46) 96 BPM
Pep's Show Boys & Sebastian Roeser - "Saloon" - (4:55) 125 BPM
Tom Tam & The Tomatoes - "Course En Paris" - (3:30) 53 BPM
Sweenq - "White Clouds" - (3:45) 105 BPM
Bomba Titinka - "Time" - (3:55) 120 BPM
Club Des Belugas - "It's Only Music" (feat Ashley Slater - Minimatic remix) - (4:34) 60 BPM
DJ Farrapo - "Marcianito" (Iwan Harlan remix - club edit) - (6:16) 62 BPM
Farrapo & JazzDog - "69 Times & Then One More" (feat Cico - Funkanomics remix) - (4:31) 100 BPM
Leading German Jazz and Electro Swing label ChinChin always promise 'so much more' and this attitude has seen their artists' sounds spread across the world via nearly 3000 different compilations and almost endless commercial and cinematic syncs. Here they're celebrating fresh new selections for the year ahead, 20 of them in fact. Highlights include the Pep's Show Boys thumping electro-swing rework of Louis Armstrong's "Cuban Pete", the Italo-swing quirkiness of Bomba Titinka's "Grammofono" and the sandy Latin lounger "Let Your Voice Be Free".