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22 Jun 12
Review: For one pulse-racing moment, we initially thought that "Swing Mood" might be in some way related to "Swing The Mood", the dire, Glenn Miller-sampling Jive Bunny megamix single that shockingly topped the charts back in the late '80s. Thankfully, no cartoon rabbits are involved, and Glenn Miller isn't spinning in his grave. Instead, "Swing Mood" is a formidable, drum-heavy club cut that gleefully cuts up an old swingtime fave. Castaman's remastered Edit is the one for club plays, while the Disco Cool Remix cuts down the horns and concentrates on the almighty drums for those sweatier, more energetic moments.
14 Mar 13
Review: Afla Sackey is a man with a vision, and that vision is to fuse African rhythms with big band horn action. Now together with his new orchestra (Afrik Bawanta) the Londoner is realising this vision. This single boasts four excursions into the genre he's dubbed Afro-funk: the almost acid-jazz of the title track, the laid back 70s funk of "Life On The Street", the urgent and upbeat "Old Lady" and the gorgeously lilting "My Lady".
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Played by: Timewarp, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Renegades Of Jazz
Review: Canadian outfit Afternoons In Stereo return after a brief hiatus with a new release that continues to showcase their retro/contemporary jazzy sound. Title track "Soul Sugar" is a breaks-driven affair featuring trumpets and old skool organs, "Driving To Montenegro" evokes memories of funk soundtracked 70s thrillers and also reappears in hypnotically remixed form by Cologne's Mr Confuse. "Blow' returns to their more familiar jazzy territory, neatly rounding off the package while also whetting appetites for the band's forthcoming new studio album.
11 Mar 13
Review: While waiting for new material from Canada's Afternoons in Stereo, Timewarp decided to commission a quartet of remixes of his most recent single, 2012's "Soul Sugar". The remixes, now gathered together on this tasty EP, flip between deep funk breaks, bongo-laden sax sleaziness and baggy dancefloor grooves, rearranging AiS's original pieces impressively. While it's Zamali who delivers the strongest straight-up dancefloor remix - think punchy breaks, hip-hop samples and bold pianos - it's Leon's more atmospheric rub that really stands out. Making the most of the original's snaking horns and Hammond organ licks, he offers up a version that gets the perfect balance between laid-back sweetness and sweaty hedonism.
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Played by: Franz
22 Apr 13
Review: Veteran duo Amadou & Mariam's new long player sees the pair 'extend an invitation' to a place that is, they say, 'more a state of mind than a spot on a map'. Here we have a selection of some of the results of that very invitation: Frikstalers take things in a trippy, Macarena on downers direction, King Coya delivers a hypnotic, synthpoppy gem, it's all about the Mediterranean sunsets with Bomba Estereo, while Sidestepper wraps things up in a simple style with his light and fragile remix of "Cherie".
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Review: Following their debut album "We Are To Answer", production duo Ancient Astronauts look like their getting even hotter if this new EP is anything to go by. Lead single "Put Em Up" is something that true-school hip-hop heads will go crazy for, thanks to the superior rhymes of rapper Raashan Ahmad and some phat and punchy live drums.
As Ahmad says "ain't nothing like hip-hop music" - fans of any classic 90s rap from The Pharcyde to Jurassic 5 would definitely get a buzz from "Put Em Up". The EP also sees some exclusive and rather ace remixes of "We Are To Answer" tracks as well. Tru Thoughts legend TM Juke takes "Everybody" and rolls it into a tasty funk and electro fusion with some expertly produced drums kicking throughout. Protassov takes the vocals supplied by the Phat Old Mamas on "A Hole To Swallow Us" and provides a fun piano-led downtempo mix, similar in spirit to the early Gorillaz releases. Lance Herbstrong and Gianma both give I Came Running their own unique stamp while BBC radio's DJ Pathaan rewires Lost In Marrakesh into a smooth and sharp drum and bass rhythm.
17 Sep 12
Played by: Visti, Yukari Bb, Jamie 3:26, Los Charly's Orchestra, Flash Atkins, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Killer Funk Records Usa, Kono Vidovic
Review: At first glance, the pairing of Forest Hill resident Andrew Ashong and Sound Signature boss Theo Parrish would seem strange. But the duo have worked together previously with the Ghanaian born vocalist (and supposed owner of a vinyl collection that would make most record shops look like a car boot sale) lending his soulful tones to Parrish's excellent nine minute plus translation of the Hot Chip and Spiritualised affiliated About Group. Whereas that collaboration was more about Ashong's voice being just one element of a production that was undoubtedly Parrish, the three tracks present on the Flowers EP look to showcase what a talent the Londoner is. Those trademark dust filled stacatto rhythms are present in the opening title track, but they never swamp Ashong's killer vocal delivery, while "Take It Slow" is bonafide D funk of the highest order. After the brutal, divisive nature of Theo's kung fu experimentalism on the Any Other Styles EP, these three tracks show him in a wholly new light and hopefully Parrish and Ashong will be making much more music together.
14 Jan 13
Played by: Chudy, Trotter, Spilt Milk, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Spilt Milk, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers
Review: Spanish producer Angel Funke has been on our radar for about a year now. This, his latest release, sees him join forces with established nu-disco imprint, Super Hi Fi and it's a marriage made in heaven. The original version of "Disco Nights" features a killer sleazy bassline and almost hip-hop beats, all sewn together with subtle layers of brass stabs and funk guitar licks. On remix duties we have the jazzy, organ-led workout of the DJ Kid Stretch mix, the big beat electro of Trotters mix, the electro-boogie of B-Team's mix and the cool, raw house mix by DJ Spiltmilk.
09 Apr 13
Review: Two slices of juiced-up funk on a familiar theme on this split single, as Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers drops a splendid Latin funk instrumental cover of Aretha Franklin's everlasting "Rock Steady", while Texas Toni Needle and Thread drop a chopped up edit of a Stevie Wonder classic.
04 Jun 12
Review: Self-proclaimed "funk lover, crate digger and sometime beatmaker" Apedriod makes his debut, after years working dancefloors in his native Sweden. Given that it's his first outing, Banana Beats is incredibly assured, offering a slew of tracks that blend bright, jazz-flecked guitars and other organic funk elements with a variety of rhythms. Opener "Enter The Apedriod" is like jazz-funk in dub, while "Brotherman" opts for a warm, boogie-house flex. Nell Halford collaboration "Electric" delivers a dash of sunny-day soul, while "Latin Disco Lover" delivers a cheery, Only Child-ish take on instrumental disco-soul. Throw in some crackly funk rock breaks (see "Release The Funk" and "Wisdom Of Youth") and you've got a quietly impressive debut.
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Played by: Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz
13 May 08
Played by: Funk/Rare Groove/Reissues
31 Oct 11
Played by: Vincent Inc
11 Apr 12