Review: The second instalment of Brownswood's Worldwide Family series sees LA crate-digger Kutmah at the helm. A contemporary of The Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi and Flying Lotus (whose previously unreleased, Eastern-scaled "Samsfav" is included here), Kutmah mixes alt hip-hop like The Darkhorseman's "Taking Over Empires" with low-riding Dilla-esque funk such as Tehbis' excellent "Higher", and juke-tempoed haziness from Mono/Poly's "With Grace". Among these excellent 21 selections is also an unreleased Hudson Mohawke jam - "Are You Feeling Hot" - which fits in perfectly with the overall weird and warped slo-mo vibe.
Review: Mo-Matic, mo problems... Problems for you - the choice of four excellent versions. Problems for your dancefloor - big bassy ones. Let's start with Mo's original: a low-swung slug cut that combines an A-Skillz flavoured wormy b-line with surging vibrant synths, it's a real face-muncher with myriad twists and drops along the way. But don't stop there. Remixes from DJ Love, Some DJ and Morlack complete the package, causing all kinds of carnage opportunities for any DJ with a penchant for the busted beat and raffish low-ends. A true party piece, this deserves all kinds of attention.