Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra - "D'Jazzonga" - (4:54) 108 BPM
JoJo Effect - "feat K Boes & P Schug & L Kuklinski Brass Des Belugas" - (4:55) 118 BPM
Club Des Belugas - "Clyde Beluga" - (4:03) 120 BPM
Tape Five - "Dixie Bisquit" - (3:49) 98 BPM
Review: ChinChin, a label that has championed the electro swing sound in recent years, releases this latest collection of jazz/swing/exotica remixes and originals from their stable of producers. The smooth tones of Bing Crosby get reanimated by JoJo Effect on "I'm An Old Cowhand", while that old staple of New Orleans, "Sing, Sing, Sing" gets a cracking revisit by Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra. Elsewhere, The Andrews Sisters and Dean Martin get given housey makeovers, while others like Tape Five's "A Cool Cat In Town" will keep your jazz hands firmly out and proud.
Review: The perennially jazzy people at Chin Chin have compiled some of their most chic sounds into this new Fashion Tunes collection - full of remixes of exotic swing favourites such as Club Des Belugas' take on Les Baxter's "Jungle Flower" and Tape Five's mix of Los Cuatro De La Sala's "Tango Por Cuarto". Other more laidback originals - such as Maxim Illion's bossa nova guitar-fest "Bolero Rosso" - provide a calming retreat from more uptempo, electro-swing bangers such as JoJo Effect's stirring "I Shouldn't I Wouldn't".