The Katakana edit express thunders on with their 11th installment of party breaks. This time the overwhelming vibe is of retro soul, jazz and swing. The latter is handled with a Latin influence on "I'll Be A God Man" and "Lovely TV" by DJ Clairvo, while the amazingly-named DJ Oli Garch provides a breaky, swingy version of jazz standard "Summertime. Lastly Timewrap opts for some Cuban-tinged grooves on "Miami", as well as a cheeky retweak of The Velvelettes' Motown classic "He Was Really Saying Something".
Emerging Nottingham funk brother Leygo made his presence known in the spring of 2013 with a trio of stunning nu-funk cuts. Here we find him under the knife as Jamko, DJ Clairvo, Yum Cha and Kenny Beeper all step up with creative versions. Highlights include the Clairvo's tightly twisted edits on the horns, Jamko's heavy emphasis on the blues harp, Yum Cha's sludgy bass stutters and Kenny Beeper's approach to swaggering beats. Each one complete with its own distinctive vibe, these are keepers.