Review: When in search of nostalgic ballroom and swing numbers from yesteryear that have been dressed up in a new kind of neon to fit modern dance floors, Freshly Squeezed remains on point as always. This hefty compilation brings in a decadent treasure trove of big band numbers that in their original form may be nearing 100 years of age! All the proper label mates are there like JAWN with the brassy, jazz tones of "The Jam", Tune In Crew's exotic "Bangalore Swing" and Atom Smith's vocal and electro-mashing "Girl Lookin' Good" to Pisk and those classic horns that are "Jumpin Jive".
Atom Smith - "Not Sorry Charlie" (feat Miss Emmma) - (2:35) 64 BPM
Atom Smith - "Bright Like Hollywood" (feat BURKEY) - (3:56) 125 BPM
The Swing Bot - "Midnight Purple" - (4:13) 63 BPM
Wolfgang Lohr - "Sing, Sing, Sing" (feat The Speakeasy Three - radio edit) - (3:03) 62 BPM
Review: The guys at Freshly Squeezed have delivered us a delicious treat with this one as we delve into series 2.2 of 'Blue Cover', a fantastic collection project designed to bring out the most creative swing infused creations. Wolfgang Lohr kicks us off in collaboration with The Speakeasy Three for an authentic big band 4x4 fusion. Next, Nat Gonella and Pisk provide us with more horn led grooves before Atom Smith turns up the sauce alongside Miss Emmma on 'Not Sorry Charlie'. BURKEY then joins Atom Smith on the catchy riffs of 'Bright Like Hollywood', before we finish up on The Swing Bot's masterpiece in 'Midnight Purple'.
Review: Black cotton: the racy yin to white mink's raunchy yang, Freshly Squeezed squeeze into their slinkiest number and lay down five more unabashed versions on classic speak easy standards. Highlights include the insane energy and juicy funk of Wolfgang & Louie's "Puttin' On The Ritz", the floor-burning D&B mischief of Mista Trick's "Swinging All Day" and the sudden switch into an almost rocky stomp on Pisk's "One Steady Roll". Teases and pleasers with nothing but authentic instrumentation and preemo prohibition party vibes.