Review: Oh my, it's another African Roadtrip, and we all know that means nothing but good vibes for all men and women! They've put together another fine collection of super-duper edits for us, each one of them offering something different to dancers worldwide. First up, Rober Helms' magnetic funk bomb, "Sekele I like It", is chopped and and reqired by Raphael, who also throws in some fine boogie action on his rework of Bozambo's "Nanas-Disco". Albion's edit of "Disco Choc", from Experience 7, is a pure disco-ball classic, all strings and euphoric love in the air, while Kotey's 'tweak' of "Push Am Forward" from Afro National is a gloriously militaristic march through the African planes. What a gorgeous lil' tip!
Review: Crate-digging reissue specialists Africa Seven has decided to flip the script on this fantastic album, asking a range of contemporary producers to "re-imagine" a string of rare soul, funk, Afrobeat and disco jams. Thrillingly for those who remember the original West London broken beat scene, the comp contains some killer "bruk" revisions - not least Silkie's brilliantly fluid and groovy take on Ekambi Brillant's "Soul Castle" and EVM's rolling, Bugz in the Attic style revision of M'Bamina's "Mosi Zole". Elsewhere, Appleblim delivers a typically fuzzy and bass heavy rework of Sorry Bamba, Dj Food chops up Sookie's organ-laden funk slammer "Rhythm on Rhythm" an IDM heroes Plaid join the dots between vintage African jazz and woozy electronica. In a word: superb.