Review: Steven Moove (aka Smoove) is back on his own Wack label, doing what he does best - providing serious party fuel in the shape of break-fuelled dancefloor gems. On the Wack Dynamite EP we get a mini album of crowd-pleasing party ammunition, including the breaky Bob Marley rework "De La Marley", the shimmering Michael Jackson disco rejig "Music's Taking Over" and the heavy hitting Eye Of The Tiger/LL Cool J mash up, "Rocky's Knockout". Good times are here!
Review: When Steven Moove drops a release he normally makes sure that it's packed full of his trademark party-orientated jams. Here though he keeps things moving with a crafty stop gap joint, "Return Of The Beats". Anyone who's a fan of vintage Public Enemy will immediately be taken back to the days of funky drummer beats and cut-up soul samples with just one listen to this daisy-age corker. Don't believe the hype kids, well actually in this case, do!
Review: It's 25 years since the release of Main Source's Breaking Atoms album, one of the finest full-lengths of hip-hop's renowned "golden era". To celebrate this fact, Geordie producer Smoove has put together "Main Sourced", a cut-and-paste tribute that incorporates elements from tracks sampled by the group across the celebrated set, alongside carefully selected rap samples. As you'd expect from a man of his talents and experience, it's brilliantly done, achieving a near perfect balance between the needs of the dancefloor, the dustiness of the original album, and the demands of Steinski style cut-and-paste productions. In other words, it's pretty darn good.
Review: Drop your pants, shake ya hair! Smoove's ode to thy has landed (RIP Phife Dawg). Replete with vocal snippets from both Dave's Letterman and Chappelle, to all matter of rappers, talk show hosts and MCs, Smoove's two-part A Quest Called Tribe EP cuts a stroll through the funk and sample-based pastures of instrumental hip hop and beatmaking. Acid jazz and mixtape progressions to boot!
Review: Here, Northern breakbeat producer Smoove, teams up with pal Suonho for the frenetic, Aretha-fuelled, vintage gospel showdown of "A Little Soul". Elsewhere he goes it alone for the upbeat rework of '60s classic "Summertime" and a blistering rejig of Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman".