Dean Cohen, Eran Hersh, Darmon - "Recently Lost" (original mix) - (5:40) 130 BPM
Review: Make way for this year's mega-session from dance behemoths Ultra. Offering nothing but the biggest names in EDM and beyond, across the 58 track stadium showcase you'll find Chuckie, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, even Scooter! Highlights abound but only a fool wouldn't swoon at the twinkling tremors of Felix Da Housecat and Will.I.Am's "Burn The Disco Down" or the Latino minimalism of Morales's "Stay". Big.
Review: An excellent follow-up in this series of far-out and crate-dug breaks and funk originals, "School Yard Breaks Vol 2" is a must-have for fans of untapped yet inspiring funk. B-boys young and old will bug out to Le Par Bongo Rockers' version of "Apache" for example, while the Chicano-meets-Jackson 5 of Karma's "Funk de Mambo" is simply too classy to not adore after just a few seconds.
Review: As always, the team behind the School Yard Breaks collections make this latest set of tunes a heavy source of rocking funk. Mixing old and new, highlights include Lefties Soul Connection giving DJ Shadow's "Organ Donor" an excellent live funk makeover, while Roger Simard's gloriously eccentric remake of The Monkees "Mary Mary" and the Irish folk rock of East of Eden's "Jig A Jig" are definite favourites.