Review: We were very excited to hear this project drop into our shelves as ADLN puts together a high energy fusion EP, pulling together musical characteristics from across the board with serious style. On the A-side we hear 'Jazzy Circus', a mammoth forging of progressive ska-like horn sections and nostalgic organ synths with clicky 4x4 drumwork, providing uniquely smooth grooves for the dance. On the flip, 'Alan The Bad Boy' takes the project into an alternate avenue, as more melodic lead horns combine with super jazzy piano riffs and smooth sub work over hip hop style drum patterns. This is a very original project, and definitely worth a keen listen!
Review: Electro-swing may have peaked in popularity a few years ago now, but as with any genre there's still a diehard fanbase out there, and they'll be more than satisfied with this three-tracker from French producer Alan De Laniere. Coming on MCT Luxury, an off-shoot of his My Crazy Thing label, across the three tracks (two vocal, one instrumental) parping trumpets, soaring saxophones and authentic-sounding, presumably sampled vox capture that 1920s Cotton Club vibe while rock-solid 4/4s pound away underneath. And, as often happens, it all sounds a lot fresher again now that we're not drowning in 200 very similar releases a week!