Kool DJ Dust - "A Brew With My Crew" - (5:48) 109 BPM
Rastanils - "Darling" - (5:28) 122 BPM
The Keeper - "Quivering Crevice" - (5:18) 100 BPM
Review: For the uninitiated, Nemas Problemas are a crate-digging crew linked to Malmo's Wildlife Records. Here, they make their first appearance on Passport To Paradise, editing up a quartet of suitably obscure tracks found on various dusty-fingered record hunting trips. Rizzolo DJ kicks things off with "Ride To Paradise", a suitably rolling, dancefloor-friendly version of a stoner rock/cosmic disco gem, before Kool DJ Dust raises the pressure further with the vocoder-laden electrofunk jam "A Brew With My Crew". Then Rastanils lo-fi, synth-laden disco delight "Darling", and arguably the highlight of the entire EP, The Keeper's deliciously Balearic, melody-rich jazz-funk chugger "Quivering Crevice".
Review: Since launching in 2015, Leeds-based Passport to Paradise has fast become one of the most interesting re-edit labels around, primarily be presenting superb rearrangements of thoroughly obscure and little-known cuts. Nemas Problemas Volume 2 continues this trend, serving up superb scalpel works from a quartet of rising talents. The Keeper kicks things off via the sprightly warmth and synth-heavy swing of quirky Italo-disco throb-job "Bear Claw", before Kool DJ Dust sprints off into over-the-top disco pastures on the swirling "Return of Koolius". Flip to the virtual flipside for the Clav-happy eccentricity of the impossible-to-describe madness of Rasta Nils' "Babla Rappinghood" and "Body Down" by Rizzolo DJ, a delay-laden slo-mo shuffle through Balearic electro pastures that could well be the EP's standout moment.