Review: Set up as a continuation of their podcast back in 2008, this Russian label joins the dots between jazz various genres. Footwork House Jam no.1 is a homage to the global house culture and the eponymous Moscow-based club night in particular. The idea behind this compilation 'is to provide the fuel for house dance culture and house movement to expand further on' the label claims. Starting off with Baltimore legend Karizma and his jagged groove therapy session titled "Church Chords" there's more quality with Brit Nubian Mindz with the glitched out disco house of "Check Da Discotheque" which will contort you even more with its nifty beat repeat effects. Then it is Intr0beatz with the sexy late night deep house of "That DUB" where he goes for that timeless formula of emotive chords, swing fuelled rhythms and sampled diva vocals to full effect.. but wait for that bassline to drop, like seriously! Finally, Dopeness Galore darling Jacob Otten aka Kid Sublime drops the soulful and life affirming broken beat nu-jazz experiment "Wings Of Love".
Review: Peddlin trax is the new house orientated series on hot shot sounds. Music to keep you riding all day and into the night. Volume 1 welcomes Amsterdam house and hip hop legend Kid Sublime with his 'Rintone ep'. Pure adrenaline from start to finish, music to put you in a trance, uplift the mind and body, quench the thirst when the dancing over takes the soul. "Real Hipsters Dont Dance" starts the vibe - after kid spearheaded the bboy house movement with his basement trax series, the evolution comes full circle on this one, set to create unity on the dancefloor. The title track "That Ringtone Shit" an ode to the corny motherfuckers out there with no clue, real gutter shit, feel me?!!!? The b side uplifts with "Get High" & "One For Ibiza" - jams to get you in a sweat and forget about the afformentioned. all of this is polished off with a bonus track from the vaults "S.E.X.X.X Met Jouwww" - a basement soul era head nodder from boogie down amsterdams finest!