Reviewed this week
Shed dwelling funkateer Daytoner has been surreptitiously priming us for this monumental third album moment throughout the year with cheeky 45s "Needed You" and "Second Stomp". Now the moment has landed and it's every bit as varied, infectious and feel-good as we hoped it would be. Highlights include the Brand New Heavies style slink new jazz of "Pacific", the Labi-sampling strutter "I Get By", the sweaty stomping northern soul jam "Needed You" and the big swing sing-along "Sicka". And that's not even half of it.... He didn't name it Off The Hook for nothing.
Children Of Zeus touch down on the First Word imprint with their opening album for the label, amalgamating all of their skills and aesthetics so heard on the selection of great singles they've put out thus far. Travel Light is, first and foremost, a listening experience, with constant hints of the dance floor, reaching out to the jazz and bass heads at the same time. "The Story So Far" opens on a dreamy sequence that goes on to instil an unforgettable session of beats and percussion, guided by an unmistakably British sound that cross the boundaries between rave and downtempo. We leave it to you to discover on which side of the spectrum you reign supreme...
BUGGE WESSELTOFT & PRINS THOMAS - Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas (Smalltown Supersound Norway)
FAT FREDDY'S DROP - Trickle Down (The Drop)
SWING REPUBLIC - Back In Time (Freshly Squeezed)
DAYTONER - Off The Hook (Cabin Pressure Recordings)
SPACE CAPTAIN - Hours/Cells (Tru Thoughts)
MENAGERIE - The Arrow Of Time (Freestyle)
Top Labels
katakana edits
Tru Thoughts
bastard jazz
Timewarp Greece