What with the robots' recent Grammy wins, "Get Lucky" continues to rule and inspire from here to Timbuktu. Now cheeky Frenchmen Minimatic applies the tune to another big musical force right now: electro-swing. In fairness though, "Get Swingy" largely eschews the electro in favour of a more rootsy and authentically jazzy romp through last summer's indestructible anthem. If you're looking for something less obvious try the slammin' soulful house of "Gonna Swing You" or even better, their breaky spaced out cover of Ram Jam's Black Betty.
Le Ultrasonic Grand Empire (Ursula1000 remix) - (6:11)
Run Run Run (Jayl Funk remix) - (3:27)
Le Quizz (Zamali remix) - (4:44)
Supermarket Freaks (Renegades Of Jazz remix) - (4:20)
Cumbia En Do Menor (Voodoocuts remix) - (4:26)
Jazz A Gogo (DJ Rebel & Dedy Dread remix) - (3:59)
Le Ultrasonic Grand Empire (SOAP & DJ Suspect remix) - (3:28)
Contre Vous (Prosper & Rory Hoy remix) - (5:06)
Brand New Motivation Freaks (Dmize remix) - (4:06)
Stop! (Prosper & Adam Polo remix) - (5:37)
Hello I Love You (Le Blues Du Robot remix) - (3:16)
Cumbia En Do Menor (Raymon Lazer remix) - (5:28)
Jazz A Gogo (Typoboy & Chrono Triggers remix) - (3:55)
Ye-Ye (Oli Garch remix) - (6:17)
Shaken Oasis (Barjomatic remix) - (4:53)
French act Minimatic have developed a reputation for drumming up jazz-flecked loungey covers of a wide variety of pop songs. Here the tagline 'all my friends are remixers' hints at what's in store - a collection of the finest DJ reworks of Minimatic's reworks with 17 to choose from. Highlights include the accelerated party breaks of Rory Hoy's version of Indeep's "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", Peaches' "Shake Yer Dix" gets a Pizzicato Five-style retro '60s makeover courtesy of Skeewiff and the croony "Contre Vous", which is turned into a sleazy punk workout by Prosper and Rory Hoy.
We know you're not the kind of person who lets just anybody into your soul, but after one listen to Minimatic's new EP, we're pretty sure you'll make an exception for this charmer. "Let's Get Into Your Soul" sees the Parisian DJ splice a cheeky Marvin Gaye vocal with some infectious bossoul nova for some seductive results. "In Da Roots Club" recontextualises 50 Cent's killer debut with some laid back roots and "Planet Jerk" wraps things up nicely with some party-startin' vintage funky breaks.
Resense are on a roll of late with new releases coming left, right and centre. Here we have more old-meets-new-skool frivolity, with two incendiary dancefloors excursions. Mambo is certainly the order of the day here, with "My Zindi" featuring 1940s-style crooners over a tight shuffling beat. "Regulate Your Aperitif" is insanely catchy, with a cool hip-house rap delivered over a backing that recalls "My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style".
Sacre bleu! Parisian 'electro-organic hop-soul' producer and DJ, Minimatic, is back with a new release. "Supermarket Freaks" is a celebratory mash-up of chunky, funky beats, perky brass and than a little Gallic funk. "Empire Of The (ChaCha) Strikes Back" is more of a laid back hip-hop number with break beats and retro 60s samples and lastly "Easy Is My Name" ends things on a loungey, cinematic high.
JoJo Effect - "Freaky Brown Bug Meets The A Sisters" - (3:25) 120 BPM
Club Des Belugas - "Some Like It Hot" - (4:43) 123 BPM
Jogging Tunes' charming, jolly and energetic mix of raucous electro-swing, breezy mambo, swingin' dancefloor jazz, fat funk breaks and cheeky salsa grooves should help motivate all but the laziest of runners. With excellent cuts from Bajka, the James Taylor Quartet and Ella Fitzgerald squeezed between the bootlegs, mash-ups and grin-inducing floorfillers, there's more than enough quality to get you to the finish line - whether you're jogging, dancing or indulging in a little horizontal mambo.