Review: Mister T just don't give a damn. This mysterious and humorously quirky artist has been dominating our funk charts like a pro over the past few years, and this new EP for Timewarp is no different than his usual bag of quality tricks. Lucy Lune Gillespie features as the lead vocalist on the groovy little number named "The Heart Grows Fonder", which is followed by the boogie-tastic number "Gamma Rays". "The Gospel Way" is a soulful, marching breakbeat attack, while "Funk Ground" breaks out the funk breaks - guitar fuzz and all!
Review: We pity the fool who don't' dig the jams of this retro funk producer from Greece. Here he returns with a new record in a new year, but on an old label - Cold Busted. The album, The Return Of The Classic, boasts 12 new cuts to sink your teeth into, all of which cover the jazzy hip-hop that he's know for, highlights including the swaggering clavinet-lead bluesy funk of "Break My Back", the staccato breaky rock of "Put The Needle On" and the brassy tight funk of ""View From" and the title track's heavy wah-wah head nodding vibes.
Review: The 90s are back in a big way and Mister T is loving it! Here he presents some raw, sample-heavy tuneage, with "Soulfood Fantasy" being a melange of shuffley funk beats, brass samples and the blue-eyed soul vocals of Lucy 'Lune' Gillespie.
Review: The Timewarp label are one of this outfits who care more for diversity than they do about specialising in one particular genre. Through artists like Afternoons In Stereo or Afroqben, they've established their place as a label who can offer something way beyond the dance floor format, and into the varied and imperceptible genre we refer to as 'nu-jazz'. Mister T & Lucy Lune Gillespie are pretty much first-timers to the scene, but their debut EP, Retro Respect, suggests these two have been producing some serious music for a while. These six tracks are both a pleasure to the ear, and offer something different with each new verse; "Mental Playthings", for instance, is stuck between jazz-dance and house, while "Retro Respect" itself is a funky, swingy little number the recalls the 50s jazz smoke, and "Blame It On Me" steps away with some tasty little breakbeats. Lovely.
Review: This single is Greek producer Mister T's first release since long player Play It Loud, and he's still on fine form. Teaming up with seductive chanteuse Jean Honeymoon for three deliciously retro outings, "The Secret" leads the pack coming across as an early '60s Euro spy affair complete with mambo percussion and James Bond brass section. Further in "The Things You Do" swaps brass for Brubeck-style jazz, man. Lastly "With You" goes all shimmering Brazilian house on us, and we're not complaining!
Review: Back in 2013 Greek producer Mister T hooked up with half-Thai, half-Scottish nu-jazz singer Jean Honeymoon for the excellent The Secret. Well they've finally got round to repeating the magic and the result is Take Me Away. There are three tracks on the EP, all of which continue with the smooth, retro-lounge vibes previously explored. The title track and "Love Is Wonderful" adds some '90s jazzy hip-hop moods to the mix, whilst "Let Your Voice Be Free" revisits that so-close-you-can-almost-taste-it mythical bar by the beach in 1960s Rio.
Review: Digest Music is the label run by Mr Goju, whose Migrations Radio show beams the finest in nu-disco, modern funk, soul, swing and jazz from his base in Montenegro to every far flung corner of the earth. Here he compiles a new EP with Mr T delivering the tight piano, guitar and flute lockdown of "Nova Style", the jazzy and beguiling slo-mo R&B of Loop Maffia's "Happy Daze", the deep synth-washed heaven of Elpierro's "How I Feel" and the laid back electro funk jam "Super Nova" by Echolocation. A hazy, lazy joy of a listen.
Review: It appears that lately, the Katakana label have opted to keep their Edits Series releases shorter and more frequent. Here, we get the 34th installment this time features tracks by two different talents: RSN & Mister T who deliver the funky party breaker "Son Of A Gun" and the retro soulful big beat of "Dig It". Elsewhere Mister Vagz appears with the cheeky beefed-up mash-up, "Love Me Venus" (a blend of The Doors, Shocking Blue and 90s drum breaks!).
Review: Here we have Timewarp Inc, the in-house production team at Athenian funk/nu-disco label Timewarp, and they've decided to delve into their mighty back catalogue and well, remix it. Hence, "The Remix Session Vol 1" - a collection boasting 14 prime cuts including the moodily hypnotic funk loops of "Anti Pop Song" by Ancient Astronauts, the forlorn Two Tone vibes of "Smile On Your Face" and the machine-like breaky funk goes synthy disco sizzler "Da Gypsy Groove" by Leon.
Review: Leading German Jazz and Electro Swing label ChinChin always promise 'so much more' and this attitude has seen their artists' sounds spread across the world via nearly 3000 different compilations and almost endless commercial and cinematic syncs. Here they're celebrating fresh new selections for the year ahead, 20 of them in fact. Highlights include the Pep's Show Boys thumping electro-swing rework of Louis Armstrong's "Cuban Pete", the Italo-swing quirkiness of Bomba Titinka's "Grammofono" and the sandy Latin lounger "Let Your Voice Be Free".
Review: Happy new year! Timewarp crack open a fizzy bottle of 2018 with this immaculate, party-pickling compendium. Their first Freestyle 4 Funk album in 18 months, it makes up for lost time with a full-house selection of warm, funk textures; the vibrant afrofunk feels of Vito Lalinga's "Move Your Body In Africa", the pant-swinging breaks and heroic horns of Sampleheadz' "Moving On", the smoky blues and psychedelic bubbles of Leon's "Body & Soul", the springy jazz mischief of JazzProfilacktika's "Samboppa", Mister T & Lucy Lune's bush-shaking fusion on "Retro Respect", the list of fresh soul-warm funk goes on and on. The perfect way to kick off a new year, Timewarp smash it once again.
Review: If life teaches you anything it's to expect the unexpected. Here the mighty re-edit label Katakana deliver their 42nd instalment of scapel jobs. However, this time, rather than have a specific producer curate an EP, they've shaken up the formula and delivered a compilation of edits. There's a whopping 24 reworks to enjoy too, many thrills and spills, but our favourites include Morlack's explosive drum-lead MJ cover, "Don't Stop", Mister Vagz' corny 60s mash-up "Love Me Venus" and Dim Zach & Deem's baggy rework of the Happy Monday's sublime "Loose Fit".