Review: The Strut disco detectives have been hard at work again to bring you another collection of unearthed musical gems from the African continent. Released as part of the label's 20th anniversary celebrations, this is the fourth album in the 'Nigeria 70' series and the first in eight years, meaning that fans of the sound will a) have a good idea of what to expect by now, and b) be eagerly anticipating a re-up of fresh tunes. Highlights include Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals' reggae- and jazz-influenced 'Black Precious Colour' and Etubom Rex Williams's suitably wigged-out 'Psychedelic Shoes'.
VampeX & Jay Tam & Sina Wafa - "Back To The Future" - (4:09) 128 BPM
HVLES - "Parallel" - (5:01) 124 BPM
Riser - "Drop" - (4:06) 128 BPM
AkroSonix - "BDSM" - (4:40) 124 BPM
Cale Jera - "Feel The Force" - (4:12) 125 BPM
Benix - "Runaway" - (3:19) 125 BPM
Review: With garage and UK bass music really establishing themselves as worldwide genre sensations over the last 2 years or so, it's pleasing to see some high quality compilations making their way to the shelves. This particular selection from the Clubbers Culture outlet is jam packed with 4x4 goodness, boasting a more european tint, including some stormers from the likes of Sophia Shy, Riser and more. For us the standouts have to include the pulsating techy tones of 'Parallel' from HVLES and of course the skippier flavours of Cale Jara's 'Feel The Force'. Overall, this is a potent collection with some serious weight on board!