You Know I Like That (feat Youngman MC) - (6:16) 176 BPM
DJ Aphrodite aka A-Zone - "Calling The People" - (5:27) 159 BPM
Amazon II - "Beat Booyaa !" (feat DJ Aphrodite - remix) - (6:01) 162 BPM
London Massive - (4:08) 174 BPM
Underworld - (6:46) 174 BPM
Amazon II - "Deep In The Jungle" (feat DJ Aphrodite) - (7:13) 159 BPM
The Valley (feat Deadly Hunta) - (5:20) 180 BPM
Holding On - (5:21) 180 BPM
Humble Pie - (6:08) 177 BPM
Bomber Style - (6:08) 177 BPM
Review: Pure Aphro funk, don daddy Aphrodite digs deep into the vaults once again for the fourth instalment in his Classics series. One of the key producers behind the original jump-up sound in the mid 90s, the album opens with the iconic sounds of "Spice" where smooth jazz gets the blunderbuss by bouncy bass before taking us through his synthetic space-aged bass era ("Karma Sutra"), his early 90s jungle era (most notably the savage breaks of his Amazon II project) and walloping us with cult party classics along the way ("Underworld", "Bomber Style") He's not called king of the beats for nothing.
Gadi Mitrani - "Impromptu" (original mix) - (7:51) 121 BPM
Leo Del Toro - "Bad Behaviour" (original mix) - (9:01) 121 BPM
Hauy & Jonathan Rosa - "The Skeleton Men" (original mix) - (7:53) 123 BPM
Review: Last year, Lee Burridge and Hoj launched the Tale & Tone label via the compilation style Storybook EP. With a second volume due soon, they've decided to serve up this similarly minded "Prologue". Fittingly, Hoj kicks things off via the cinematic strings and languid deep house grooves of "Rambefog", before Bedrock mainstay Guy J turns in a tasty revision of Steve Porter and Eli Wiklie's "Bubblebath" that's marked out by bold, rubbery synth bass and attractive electronic melodies. Other highlights include the epic breakdowns, grandiose chords and sun-kissed guitar flourishes of Gadi Mitrani's "Impromptu", and the meandering daybreak bliss of Hauy and Jonathan Rosa's tech-tinged, bass-heavy "The Skeleton Men".