Interesting timing for this Brazilian/Latin edits EP to arrive, what with the World Cup controversy and all. What can we say? They're better at making music than playing football. Well, certainly as evidenced here anyway as we get four boss nova classics gently tweaked and strengthened making for contemporary sounding loungey retro vibes. Ole!
Croatian musician-turned-DJ (turned DJ-musician) Vladimir Sivc (aka Funky Destination) is back, this time on Cold Busted, with the Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On EP. Combining live instruments with an ear for the dancefloor, he presents us with six sizzlers, all with a retro feel. Highlights include reggae-rock hybrid opener "Brothers & Sisters This Sound Run Town", the Long Train Running-esque loops of "In My Soul" and the vintage funky drummer, Acid Jazz vibes of "Roll On You".
Canadian retro/contemporary jazz guy Afternoons In Stereo now acquires official veteran status with the release of this career-spanning collection. Label boss Angelos Stoumpos has selected and remastered an odyssey through the musician's jazzier output, which now stretches back over a decade. Also included is new unreleased track "Eames In Dub" and more previously unheard alternate studio mixes.
The Wait is over for fans everywhere of Portugal's funk fiddler Mr Bird as the long awaited Lo-Fi Classics, his collaboration with honey-voiced blue-eyed-soul warbler Greg Blackman, has arrived. Aside from first single "Since You've Been Gone" highlights include the perky Stax-style ditty "The Morning's Coming", the Afro-soul percussion masterclass "Get On Through" and the deep disco instrumental "GB's Groove".