Review: Paper Recordings chief Flash Atkins is a friendly sort of chap, and in recent times has spent has evenings locked in the studio with some of the label's lesser-known names. Here, he delivers the fruit of those labours: a collaborative EP featuring a trio of new cuts. "Wilco", with 2 Billion Beats, begins as a chunky, low-slung, disco-influenced house number, before morphing into a Moroder-ish chunk of electronic disco madness. CP hook-up "Malawi Chant" (also available in stripped-back Dub form) is a breezy afrobeat affair - all undulating rhythms, darting organs and African chants. Finally, "Calieo Square", with Havana Candy, is an atmosphere, picturesque slither of melodic nu-disco.
Review: It's always a good sign when a label reaches its celebratory 100th release compilation. So yes, Giles Petersen's quirky label is indeed 100 releases old and collected here are some of Brownswood's best regarded remixes. Highlights include "So Good Today (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul remix)", "Wires (Theo Parrish remix)" and "Desire (Moodyman remix)". Also featured are very early reworks by SBTRKT and Joy Orbison as well as one brand new tune, the sizzling "Noches Suenos" by Mala.