Review: For the next installment on Food Music, Kry Wolf and Shadow Child look to Bunkball Records boss Don Rimini, who serves up some truly boompty and bass driven jams on the Curiosa EP. First up, the Frenchman gets truly obtuse and bouncy on the druggy main room groove of "Sexy Garl", then gets aboard the acid express on the spacey and infectious "That House Music". This is followed by the jitty percolator jack of "Camouflage" reminiscent of early Green Velvet, while the stripped down rhythm trax of "This Is Not A Skeet" call to mind even earlier sounds of Chicago's first wave.
Review: Don Rimini is Xavier Gassemann, a producer based in France who over the last years has appeared everywhere from Mental Groove Records to Booty Call and local operation BADLQQK. His new one for west coast bass engineers Dirtybird Select (their new digital only arm) is a fitting home for low-end heavy bounce as heard on the sleazy and party-starting jam "Motel Ride". The naughty vibes continue, although in more deeper style, with the restrained ghetto house stylings of "Planet Earth" with its rolling drums and seriously jacking vocals.
Review: The Main Course label keeps getting stronger and stronger, a powerful beast that offers consistently high levels of bass and more. This is the third chapter of their Year compilations and, once again, we're presented with a heavy assortment of gnarly rhythms from players like Kid Kamillon, Damn Kids, Kito, Three Mike B. The thing is, if you're looking for a good dose of contemporary base that sits all under one hefty compilation, you've pretty much struck gold with this.