Review: Following Afrojack's "Pacha On Acid", Turbo offshoot label Twin Turbo drop two new tunes by Australia, an alias, the label coyly claim, for: "two top-shelf producers". We're open to suggestions as to who they may be, but we do know that we're definitely feeling both of these. "Sydney On Acid" is, as expected, full of brilliant 303 action, with a subtle drop into a slow-burning beat. "Chopper" is the standout though - full of aggressive vocal shots over some monster kicks and forceful bass sequences.
Review: The prestigious Movements series, like all its predecessors on Tramp contains rare groove nuggets recorded between the early 1960s and the late 1970s. Over a hundred great unknown songs have been re-released on the first eight volumes in the series, the majority of which can not be found elsewhere and this is is no exception. There are two cover versions: "Fever" by Gee Gee Shinn & The Boogie Kings and "I'm A Woman" by Connie Kaye Trio. Bus Brown, Earl Demus and Chuck Finney remain on the same vibe - their contributions are slightly jazzier. Chick Willis' gut-wrenching "Sometime Soon" and recordings by Australia, J.R. and Joe Akens are beautiful examples of privately produced soul from the 1970s. The latin-soul of "Cho Cho San" by Hummingbird 4 takes the sound in another direction for the next three tunes, highlighted by one more stunning cover version: Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Brother, Where Are You?". The album closes with some pre-disco tracks from the late 1970s: Mel-O-Madnezz' "What You Getting High On" and Hot Cakes' cover of "Harlem Shuffle".