There's a distinctly Latin/tropical feel to this latest instalment in the long-running 'Katakana Edits' series. Opener 'Chant Of The Isles' is a languid affair with mournful, Mexican-sounding trumpets and an almost 1940s crooner-style vocal, which a little tactical Googling reveals to be a rework of a 1968 recording for Fania Records by New York-based boogaloo congo player George Guzman. The livelier, spanglier 'Ritzy Mambo', meanwhile, revisits the Salsoul Orchestra cut of the same name from 1976, before closer 'Rumour' (source unknown) plays us out on a similarly shuffling, sunshine-y tip. Ai carumba!
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