Review: Coming up next from the Freshly Squeezed machine, we explore the future of disco as Yabloko Moloko arrives in style, unloading a spicy seven track collection, rammed full of original swing energy. Opening up with the sweetened bass grooves of 'One Step Beyond' and the 50's-inspired jazz insteps of 'Take That', we know we are in for a treat from the jump, as the tasteful piano riffs of 'Caramelo' and potent glitchy melodies of 'Rumble Disco Machine' then follow swiftly. From here, bulbous bass displays and distant brassy badness arrives on 'Blue Velvet', with the horn driven sweeps of 'Grace's Secret' and sizzling high end horn runs of 'Infinite Jazz' then giving us a powerful pair of closers. Lovely work!
Review: The Swing Bot - a masked French producer who made his name with re-edits of Glenn Miller and Edith Piaf, took the leap into original productions in 2018 and has been a stalwart of the electroswing scene ever since - impresses greatly with this debut full-length for Brighton's Freshly Squeezed. Opener 'Waves Of 84', for instance, carries echoes of early DJ Sneak in its dusty trumpet snatches, while the quirky, jazzy leftfield pop of 'Flowers' would, in any sane world, be heading straight for the Top 40. Sure, there are plenty of standard issue oompah-loompah beats and looped-up horns (see 'Dizzy Street' or 'The Tailor') but by casting his net just a little wider,The Swing Bot marks himself out as a talent to keep an eye on.
Review: Swing when you're winning! Mista Trick's horn-heaving, feel-good funk album from last year enjoys a full-spectrum remix collection from artists across the board. Bass house heads will be all over reboots from the likes of Powello Bros, DJ Halo and Duke Skellington while the D&B fans will lap up vibes from the likes of BCee, Ed Solo and Low:r. Each cut adding a whole new lease of life to Mista Trick's originals, these have arrived just in time for the summer. Here's to a hot one.