Review: This thirty eighth release by Resense is actually a split EP, divided between Switzerland's Bandura who fly in Trinidad's The Duke for their first 'calypso mash-up', "Calypso Invasion" and the label's own Sono Rhizmo who updates that cool 50s voodoo jazz sound on the appropriately named "Voodoo". Hot stuff!
Review: Panamian re-edit label Resense serve up more of their party-startin' funk-hop grooves. Mad Doc is up first with 'Turn It Up', which takes a ska organ riff and tops it with chunks of the vocal from Anderson Paak's 'Come Down', while adding a chorus that exhorts you to "turn it up on me, girl". Sono Rhizmo's accompanying '3 Miles Down' revisits the 1978 track of the same name by the Godfather of Rap himself, Gil Scott-Heron. With the former decrying police brutality while the latter laments the condition of the working man, this is re-edit culture with a political conscience for our woke times!
Review: An extremely chilled and laidback Adele refix from Mario's Tuna, as the "Rolling In The Deep" acapella is blended with some sublime, Toots-esque funky reggae on "Skanking In The Deep". Perfect for the change of the season, there's more mash-up warmth courtesy of Sono Rhizmo's "Forever & A Day".
Review: With this, their latest split release, Resence Records prove that there's always love for a party-focused mash-up. First up, "Feelin' Roll" sees Panama Cardoon mash up Mr Scruff and Wayne Marshall to create what they claim to be 'a guaranteed hands-in-the-air, boom-bap bounce drenched in organ riffs and island vibes', and who are we to argue? "Do Your Stuff" meanwhile is only part mash-up, with Resence's very own Sono Rhizmo reworking Miami funk-soul dude Mr Perculator (aka Perk Badger) for a trumpets-and-back-beat vintage-modern party sound.