Having released his debut album way back in 1996, Georgious "Cayetano" Bratanis could justifiably be called a "veteran". Since then, his numerous albums have touched on a wide variety of styles, from trip-hop and DIlla style beat science, to nu-jazz, modern soul, funk and nu-disco. His latest full-length, The Right Time, draws together many of these disparate musical strands, utilizing members of his live band to deliver a set that effortlessly melds loose instrumentation with computer-focused electronics. With plenty of vocalists dropping by to lend a hand, it's an accessible and entertaining affair, with the reggae-influenced trip-hop smokiness of "The Right Time", the breezily soulful "Where The Sun Shines", and the Hammond-laden "Never Said It's Easy" standing out.
High quality producer/ vocalist combos are a surprisingly rare occurrence in the bass music scene these days, which is why we were super impressed when Datamen and Yinka's new project 'The Zone' found its way to our shelves. The album runs with a dubstep central theme, as can be heard of tracks such as 'Sentiment' with its aggressive sub movement and 'Freakshow' that highlights its poetic style vocal performance. The versatility is certainly there to be heard as well, with the uplifting harmonies of 'The Flow' and the electro inspired grooves of 'We On A Mission' being standout recordings. A special mention has to be made for 'The Zone' as well, which for us is the highlight of the project, weaving wonderfully layered lyricism with electric production value behind it!