Review: For this experimental project, Paper Tiger steps forward to showcase a range of production styles, along with some heavyweight collaborations. The title track 'Come Correct' is a perfect example, as it features a top draw vocal performance from UK rap legends Foreign Beggars, which alongside Paper's priceless production creates the recipe for gold. The EP also features a dubwise duo with Joshua Idehen entitled 'Sidetracked', incorporating marching drumwork stacked with unpredictable delays and horn riffs. Of course the project also comes complete with remixes, as Fulgeance gets to work on a breakbeat refurb of 'Come Correct' and Archie Pelago brings forward a tripped out refunk of 'Sidetracked'.
Review: Brilliantly bumping beats on this Juno Download exclusive from Paper Tiger, who channel the best of Ninja Tune, Def Jux, Warp, Stones Throw and more on this excellent new single which has already won hearty plaudits from Jamie xx, Mistajam and Daz-I-Kue. With a low-slung funky half-step rhythm anchoring the slew of manic synths and pitched-up vocals, it's an uncatagorisable mix of hip-hop, nu-jazz, dubstep and more. There's even a live band version with live drums ably stepping in, along with the excellent "Ask Me How I Am" on the (digital) flip side.
Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon - "Yesu Yan Yan" (Envee Shrine remix) - (5:20) 127 BPM
Dele Sosimi - "You No Fit Touch Am" (Medlar remix) - (9:30) 59 BPM
Capstone - "Burning Up" - (5:15) 110 BPM
Henri-Pierre Noel - "Diskette" (The Reflex Re-Vision Long version) - (7:10) 122 BPM
Review: It's now a full 20 years since the Wah Wah 45s label was born out of a long-running London funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop night of the same name, and they're celebrating their birthday with this 20-track compilation featuring 13 back-catalogue highlights plus seven brand new offerings. And an impressively varied affair it is too, ranging from quiet storm-like bruk beat/soul-jazz (the Yam Who? remix of Alison Crockett's 'Like Rain') to straight-up dub (Lea Rea's 'The Road'), via 6T's-style deep funk (Kutiman's Marlene Shaw-esque 'So Long'), gentle acoustic soul/R&B (Honeyfeet's 'Clap Hands'), angular Afro-funk (Dele Sosimi's 'You No Fit Touch Am') and more.
Review: Wah Wah? Woah Woah more like... Scrimshire & Dom Servini's evergreen funk/soul imprint digs deep into its vaults and recruits a whole rollcall of talented names for this massive remix stack. Highlights include pretty much every version on here but if you're a person on the move and time, to you, is money then you might want to invest all your stocks and shares on The Reflex's percussion chugging piano slapping twist of Henri Pierre Noel's "Funky Spider Dance", Books slinky uptempo twist on Dele Sosimi's Afrofunk gem "I Don't Care" and Steve Cobby's warm-as-toast twist of Soothsayers' "Dis & Dat". And that's not even scratching the surface. Look at the names on here; this sums up all of Wah Wah's musical strengths to their max. Essential.
Review: Allo allo allo, what's all this then? Dominic Servini and Scrimshire's Wah Wah 45s look back over their ever extending vaults and draw for a wide warm range of treasures. From the slinky glides and sleazy funk of P.Unity's opener "Booboo" right the way through to the final delicate charms of Maze Hill's beautiful ballad closer "I Can Be Your Light", this collection runs the entire groove gamut the London label flexes. Highlights fire off in all directions; Envee's broadsword funk mix of Honeyfeet's "Sinner", Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet's staccato space jazz take on Max Romeo's "Chase The Devil" and the pant swinging late night funk of Luna & Bazis' "Fatal Attraction" are just a few dope examples. Say allo...