Never Play Me (Grant Phabao remix) - (6:03) 90 BPM
Here we have two tracks by Irish-French musician Doctor L (nee Liam Farrell) both remixed in impressive fashion by Grant Phabao. "Sweet Live" is a spacey, gentle reggae anthem of sorts, featuring an emotive vocal. While "Never Play Me" is stunning hushed acoustic soul that occasionally touches on John Barry territory.
The Beta Club are a new international crew intent on "bringing library, funk, psych, Afrobeat, Latin, soul, dub, jazz, breaks, trip hop & lo-fi grooves in all their various flavors to like minded souls". This initial offering sets the bar pretty high too - "Brassa Nova" is a remarkable fusion of loungey Latin beats and moody synth-pop: surely a hybrid yet to ever be conceived before? "Freak Beat (cinematic mix)" on the other hand, is the kind of moody low-slung grindhouse funk heard in a Tarantino flick. Superb.