Here we have a real treat for fans of British electronic dance pioneers, Matt Black and Jonathan More (Coldcut) teaming up with Adrian Sherwood (the On-U Sound label) for what they've describes as being 'an album of freshly-minted, electronic dub-pop'. There are sounds and flavours from all over the world fused in there too, with vocalists including Roots Manuva, Junior Reid, Lee 'Scratch' Perry appear over the course of these 16 (count 'em!) dreamy joints. A Quality release indeed.
DJ Inko is Kostis Papatzimas: an international DJ and producer who was born in Greece and lives between London and Thessaloniki. He holds releases with Timewarp, Carnibal, Batov and Shango Records and he has been a resident and guest DJ in numerous bars, clubs and festivals in Europe, while he is currently a resident DJ at the Big Chill Bar in London. The new Super Freaks EP for Dirty Dubster is where he serves up some cheeky yet surefire edits that merge hip-hop swagger and attitude with big time funk phenomena: not to mention some big time breaks!
Musical labels are funny things sometimes. A case in point is Cumbia, the ever-familiar tropical rhythm from Latin America and the Reggaeton beat found in the Caribbean. Both have more in common than they might like to believe. Here Xikano presents the sixth instalment in his series that aims to highlight the similarities between the two. There are eight jams to get into here, with highlights including the hypnotic loops and gunshot samples of "Cumbia Bun It", the Afrobeat/carnival fusion of "Priceless Cumbia (Tempo Riddim)" and the accordion sampling sunny dancehall vibes of "Tempo Riddim 2017 (Cumbia version)".