A tropical funky house storm from maestro Marco Lys, whose "Mombasa" comes in three different but hugely pleasing versions. Lys' original mix is probably the most direct - keeping the beats funky but minimal as he brings up strains of African singing through delays and filters to build into some huge drops. The Siwell mix is deeper and more strung out, while Sam Paginini's mix, exclusive to Juno, is a deep house diamond with some epic and glacial white-noise builds. Miss these at your peril!
It's a surprise to hear a release like Jazzy being released on Toolroom. Unlike most of the label's catalogue, "Bebop" sounds as if it came from the late '90s, its filtered disco-house groove littered with breakdowns and full of the party-primed exuberance that prevailed at that time. "Jazz Thang" is an even bigger departure for Toolroom. Rolling drums and dramatic stabs paint a balmy setting, to which Lys adds in breathy vocals, deranged piano keys and the most deranged horn section this side of Charlie Parker. If you're looking for this week's most unexpected release, Jazzy is it.