Review: Party pleasantries... Swiss soundboys The Niceguys make their Jungle Strikes debut with two ragga-ripped originals. "Rub A Dub Party" is a straight-up feel good anthem as Silver Cat lists all the essential ingredients for the perfect shindig. "More Fire" continues the theme with epic horn riffs and throaty dancehall toasting vocals. Think Dub Pistols but with added gully.
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: German DJ/producer Quincy Jointz has been strutting his funky stuff behind the decks since 2003. He's struck up a close bond with Greece's Timewarp in particular, so much so in fact that he's back with his fourth mix album for them! "Lime Sorbet Vol IV" sees the guy condense 18 tracks into an hour-long mix, which is quite a journey indeed. The individual tracks are also included here in full, highlights of which include the Junkie XL-ish "Pray", the bouncy electro-pop meets retro rap of "Summertime (remix)" and the electro-funk-breaks of "Do You Want More Ah".
Review: It's been four years since Timewarp Inc main man Angelos Stoumpos last offered up a remix retrospective. This fourth volume in his "Remix Sessions" series is therefore long overdue. As usual, you'll find tons of killer cuts to set the pulse racing, from the Sitar-laden mid-tempo skano of Stoumpos's remix of Supersan's "Suez" and the dubbed-out warmth of his version of "Some Melodic Jazz" by Erkos Quartet, to the Afro-infused bounce underpinning a superb rework of Banderas's punk-funk-tinged "Handbrake" and the sun-kissed trumpet solos and crunchy funk breaks of Mr Gagun's "Funky Dog". In other words, it's another hugely entertaining collection of remixes from the Athens scene stalwart.