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Dead set on 'funky vibes' Hotmood hail from Mexico (the new, nu-disco capital?) and here they appear on Ganbatte with a new four track gem-filled package. The Country People EP sees them do what they do best - delve deep into the 70s to find the finest slo-mo boogie tunes to edit. The title track is a stomping, clavinet march -along, whilst "I Wanna Funk" sees B.T. Express get stripped down and extended. Elsewhere the squelchy Usisilike gets housed up and "Movin' II (Furious Edit)" is a gloriously uplifting disco chant-along.
The Allergies are duo (DJ Moneyshot and Rackabeat) who hail from Bristol. However unlike many a fellow Bristolian, these guys don't produce bone-rattling bass productions, instead they opt for the 'feel-good, energetic ear candy' of mashed-up funk, soul, disco and breaks. Their album, As We Do Our Thing, is out now, and here we have two tracks culled from it. First up, "Love's Supposed To Be" fuses twangy, Fatboy Slim/Wiseguys-style '90s big beat with a soaring soul vocal, whilst on the digital flipside the album's title track is all about loose '60s R&B/soul loops - pure party (guilty) pleasures!
It only seems like yesterday since the 'self-styled one-man horn driven funk music machine' The Gene Dudley Group dropped the ten-track album, Zambidoose. Although packed to the rafters with many raucous party-flavoured anthems, they've now decided to up the ante with a series of remixes. "Do The Cookie Dough Throw" now becomes an Afro/Latin funky hoedown thanks to Lay-Far, whilst Wrongtom's dub of "Tiger Jaw" is a more lazy, hazy Sunday affair but the euphonic future-soul of BJ Smith's rework of "Jackpot" is the standout track here.
Dele Sosimi is a master of Afrobeat and was at one time Fela Kuti's musical director. He recently released the much-celebrated You No Fit Touch Am album on Wah-Wah 45s and now it's lead to this. "Dance Together" is a supremely rare and previously unreleased cut from the album sessions. Now his album mixer Nostalgia 77 and Prince Fatty (aka Mike Pelanconi) team up to deliver a dubbed out gem that recalls the vintage early spirit of the On-U Sound label, Mikey Dread and Mad Professor.
Exclusives
AMP FIDDLER - Motor City Booty (midnight Riot) - exclusive 31-07-2016
KYLIE AULDIST - Waste Of Time (Freestlye)
PANAMA CARDOON - Carnibal 015 (Panama Cardoon) - exclusive 31-12-2016
Exclusives
PALOV/SIBU & JOE NAGALL feat BONZES FUEL/BANDURA - Carnibal 014 (Carnibal) - exclusive 31-12-2016
VARIOUS - Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness)
VARIOUS - Katakana Edits Vol 42 (Katakana Edits) - exclusive 31-12-2016
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