Throughout 2013 & 14, Jalepeno cleverly built interest in their latest signing - west London singer Alexia Coley. This campaign culminated in the release of her debut album, Keep The Faith, in October last year. Now comes the single release of album highlight "Something's Going Down" ensuring that the LP continues to live on throughout 2015 as well. A vintage Motown-style stormer, the track also gets a live retro soul remix treatment courtesy of Renegades Of Jazz.
Spanish producer James Rod has already scored some choice outings on Good Stuff, Disco Volante and Hit Digits over the past year, while Italian man Tulioxi has been found moonlighting on Quantistic Division, Hot Elephant and more in his own disco-fuelled operations. On this release for Cosmic Sumo, both producers have a chance to each serve up an original and remix each other, and the results are a consistent blend of warm synth basslines, crisp drum rhythms and heaps of sensuality that should easily rub their way into any discerning disco lovers set. If you like your disco robotic and romantic then look no further.
The Benny Gordon & The Soul Bros - "What Is Soul" - (2:46) 98 BPM
Dennis Bryant - "Soul Man" - (3:11) 101 BPM
James Brown - "World Of Soul" - (5:46) 108 BPM
Ricky Williams - "Discotheque Soul" - (4:35) 63 BPM
Miguek Salerno - "Astrokat" - (3:27) 109 BPM
Yamto Samad - "Burnning Bridges" - (3:07) 107 BPM
Rigth On Soul Hits - "You Said A Bad Word" - (2:27) 104 BPM
Stainless Soul - "Stainless Soul" - (4:21) 97 BPM
Brent Dowe - "Put Your Hand In The Hand" - (3:10) 91 BPM
D C - "Theme From Black Belt Jones" - (1:20) 123 BPM
Gaston - "Clap Song" - (10:01) 112 BPM
The Moonstucks - "Do The Funky Penquin" - (3:13) 103 BPM
Soul Expedition - "Night Life" - (5:40) 112 BPM
The Aliis - "Finale" - (4:54) 108 BPM
Gary Byrd - "Soul Travelin" - (3:23) 98 BPM
Johnny Frigo - "Do Whatever Sets You Free" - (5:40) 131 BPM
Tony Luisi - "Drumtrack One" - (1:04) 67 BPM
More vintage sampled classics from the crew who do it best, Strictly Breaks. This time round they're concentrating on obscure '70s soul joints that all ended up being sampled left, right and centre. As always these albums work simply as solid collections of good songs too, highlights including the Otis Redding-style Southern RnB jam of "I Tried It And I Liked It", the brassy cop show swagger of "Butter Nut" and the amazingly-titled "Fondle Rock".