Funkosol founders Chudy & Warson return to their vaults and remind us of how many ridiculously funky party-jammers they've given us over the last four years. Pop cultural references wrapped up sweetly in big booty bows, between the two of them they run the groove gamut from Will Smith ("West Point") a jazzy Tupac D&B hipshaker ("Never Give Up") via a big-bass twist on the classic ATFC funky house cut "Bad Habit" ("Number One"). Each one designed for nothing but carefree party chaos, these will still sound sweet in another five, ten or twenty years time. If you've not caught some of these yet, now is definitely the time to catch up.
After Young Echo issued a compilation of material on RAMP last year, one of the many splinter groups that make up the Bristol collective step out with some new material for the same label. Comprised of Zhou member Amos Childs and vocalist Alex Rendall, Jabu have been part of the multifarious Young Echo since its inception, making their official debut with the project on a self-titled cassette of delicate tape-loop miniatures for Astro:Dynamics back in 2012. As well as featuring on a split cassette for No Corner with the soundsystem murdering Killing Sound project, the duo last year released a 7" for the same label which took their material into more explicitly lyrical territory. Entitled Kwaidan, the EP sees the duo offer a further development in their US East Coast hip hop influenced take on the Bristol soundsystem aesthetic across seven compelling tracks.