Veteran DJ Format is as much loved by hip hop heads as he is by the likes of Gilles Peterson. In his time he's gone from b-boy breaks to making early electronica as one half of The Simonsound - and here he reveals yet another new inspiration: obscure '60s and '70s psyche. There are 13 rare cuts from across the globe, all of which are both educational and mind expanding. Highlights include 49th Blue Streak's utterly vicious, fuzzed-out cover of "Foxy Lady", the slinky, organ led "Tyden V Elektrickem Meste" by Flamego and the orgiastic percussive grooves of Pro Art "Stari Dvotac". Far out!
The unstoppable BBE mandem present the fifth edition of the glorious, surf-rock-ridden Wild Rockers compilations by Keb Derge and Little Edith. These anthologies are the optimal way to find out about that 50s sound we all love so much and they're an absolute goldmine for diggers of the era. The Thunderbolts, The Dynamics, The Jesters, Chan Romero and many more! By hell, it feels like being in a Tarantino flick from beginning to end.