Oooh a jamboree! Who doesn't love a good old fashioned jamboree? All those cakes and merry dances and arts and crafts; how delightful! Oh wait, sorry we've got the wrong jamboree... Not to worry, this is much better than any pansy cub-scout business. A collection of the finest party nuggets released so far on Basement Freaks' label Bombastic Jam, it's a non-stop tour round planet nu-funk as we get sucker-punched with woozy trumpet blues ("Bollywood Man"), go all Parliamentary with notes of Bootsy ("Suck Up The Thrill") and drown in 80s squidgy bass soul ("Party People"). If you're not up to date on Bombastic Jam's output yet, now is most certainly the time.
A compilation released just in time for February 14, this lush, lullaby like eight-track LP on Liquid Brilliants provides an array of sparkling melodies and lustrous liquid ballads guaranteed to fill your life with love for D&B. From Archelix's gently nuzzling breaks, whispering vocals and euphoric synths through the melancholic sounds of Beatchemist to the clapping "Girl Gone Bad" and Tim Cant's warm, fuzzy "Another World", it's all jolly lovely. Mayforms' "Get High" rounds things off with a flurry of instrumentals, polished breaks and cooing vox.