Review: Tuxedo Junction what's your function? It's their debut EP proper so let's find out.... The brilliantly titled "Nigel's Greasy Sack" flips from smoky trumpet parps to elephantine 4/4 electro slappage, "Bermuda Blues" takes us back to 2008 with some savage fidget wobble and scat-slammed vocal chops while "Stompin" gives us all an air double bass lesson over some Mr Scruff style steppy beats. Dig deeper for a pair of equally mischievous collabos: "Past Last Orders" gets busy on the glitch fizz with a little assistance from Captain Flatcap while "Lester The Cat" ups the tempo to a pant-swinging, whisker singeing horn-melting 170 tear-up. Debut EPs don't come any cheekier; we expect more from these Bristolian merrymakers very very soon.
Review: Florida's own Breakbeat heavyweights return once again with another fantastic compilation, featuring high powered tracks from the likes of C@ In the H@, Kiwistar, Red Oak and more. As one of the leading forces pushing newschool funk and breaks sounds, we expected nothing less! Our favourites from this one lay in the oldschool junglist flavours of Mista Trick's 'Get Out My Way' and the unpredictable synthy madness and general swagger of Duke Skellington's 'Hot Jazz And Fire'. This one has something for everybody, covering so many areas of electronic music with real expertise.