Review: Presenting a most curious sound is Tape Five out of Germany, bringing all matter of silver screen music, crooning, swing ballads and themes to a new fandangled sound. Taking in bossa nova, jazz and blues, get your '70s yacht rock outta "Baker Street" with more obvious swing elements to be found in "Lil Rascal Theme". A stage show number makes itself known in "Show Me The Fire" next to the cabaret of "Play Me Friday Night" with some Woody Allen gold to be discovered in "Somerset Freshness". Enjoy.
Review: Germany's kings of the compilation, ChinChin, recently dropped ChinChin Present 2015, a widescreen view of their current roster highlights. Now they've followed it up with a more specific collection, The Art Of Electro Swing Volume 4. It shares some tracks with the former but still forms its own cohesive shape with 17 delicious variants this iconic sound. Highlights include Pep's Show Boys thumping electro-swing rework of Louis Armstrong's "Cuban Pete", the spooky electro-pop refrains of "Alibi Afternoon" and Sound Nomaden's epically catchy housed-up rejig of "Goin' Wild".