Jose Manuel's recent album for Music For Dreams, the mighty Excursion Africanism, brought plenty of new and refreshing outernationalism to the electronic scene, and we are pretty convinced about the fact that this is some of the best material to surface out of the label in a long while. Much to our pleasure, this is a full-service remix package, all planned out with the care and attention to detail that it deserves. First up, Islandman reworks "Babylon" into the most seductive of Balearic cuts to have graced our charts as of late, Mehmet Aslan's version of "Voices Of Africa" is a moody yet effective little house roller, the Perca dub cut of "Excursion Africanism" ticks all the tribal boxes in fine style, while Leo Mas and Fabrice's own dub version of "Hungry" is the perfect bit of outsider dance experimentation to complement this magnificently subtle EP. Recommended!
His name is Jose Manuel, Italian DJ and producer who in his own words is informed by disco funk and more specifically Afro: something clearly evident on the spiritual life music of "Hungry".
Original Ibiza dons Fabrice and Leo Mas: yeah, the one who's strongly affiliated with the one and only Alfredo of Amnesia, turn in a nice remix. You're in good hands with these two as they take you back to Typhoon club circa 1988: you could imagine the legendary Beppe Loda smashing this one out to a room of sweaty, up for it punters! After brilliant releases on Eskimo, Cocktail D'Amore and Is It Balearic?, Jose Manuel is certainly on a roll right now!