Review: Greek disco producer Timewarp teams up with an anonymous pal from funk blog extraordinaire, The Zuzu Club, for this compilation that's exclusively about 'great and fresh' new music. Although there's no theme they do look across the water to the Caribbean for some inspiration on the likes of the laid back reggae lament of "Theory Of Revolution" and the smooth dancehall grooves of "Baby Got Me Good". Elsewhere we encounter vintage electro-swing on Pavlov's "Moving Next Door", retro lounge-rock on "Jesu" By Loopez and even some good old big beat on "Jungle Boogie" by Chinese Man.
TobiTob Sessionlab - "Mossy Meadows" (Renegades Of Jazz remix) - (4:22) 101 BPM
Yorio Da Costa - "Suburbios Da Central" - (2:54) 91 BPM
Janice Andrade - "Jogo Do Amor" (feat Gilberto De La Cruz - Beach Bar remix) - (3:37) 90 BPM
Burning Simitkovic - "Lovetheme" - (3:35) 106 BPM
Contemporary Low Frequenzies part 2 (Continuous DJ Mix) - (1:11:35) 120 BPM
Review: Hamburg label Deja Tunes have a strong roster of soulful, futuristic nu-jazz artists on their books - so much so that they've dedicated two whole collections to the best beats so far. Part Two features all manner of jazz-sampling, broken beat brilliance, such as Michael Sauer's effortlessly sultry "Hey Woman", The Bas Lexter's Ensample's Herbie Hancock-esque "The Speech", or the Supreme Court Jesters and their Last Poets/Gil Scott-Heron-aping "Archaeology of The Soul". There's even a jazzy nod to dubstep on the highly original and beautiful "Jazzmove 2" by Channel Two.