Review: Mungos HiFi have had a fantastic year, with this latest collaboration project with Eva Lazarus providing the perfect evidence of that. We have been loving everything they have been putting together, but this latest original, alongside the legendary vocal layers of Kiko Bun was the perfect way to round off their 2019. Featuring big dancehall ready subs, smooth drums and steadily progressing chord structures, over which both vocalists do what they do best, which is send the dance into a ruckus!
Review: Eva Be has been a key figure in the development of Berlin underground club culture, as half of DJ and producer duo LoYoTo with Cle (Martini Bros) and in solo mode - with a welcomed release on Poker Flat earlier in the year. Here are some remixes of "Delight" taken from her BElight EP, which was originally a vinyl only release, but it became a huge underground hit which showcased the Berliner's love of classic '90s house - connecting the dots between Berlin and Chicago in a natural and very funky way. New York City legend Joeski delivers a stomping, swing-fuelled and dubbed-out rendition of the track, while the legendary Ian Pooley delivers his midas touch as always on his utterly sublime exploration of deepness which doesn't deviate too much from the vibe of the original.
Review: Following on from last week's exciting link up between Eva Lazarus and Mungo's Hi Fi, we see the scotch bonnet team at it again as they combine forces on 'More Fyah'. This one takes on a much more classic dancehall approach, with spaced out, tripletted drum patterns and switches allowing enough space for Eva Lazarus to express a more melodic vocal performance. The tune is liable to techy switch ups as well, with halftime style drum work being employed to keep the ravers on their toes from start to finish.
Review: Time to pay homage to some of the greatest junglists in the biz for a lovely little detour into each of their mindsets. "Fall In Love" itself is a beauty of a track - with Eva Lazarus referencing Althia and Donna and the horns blowing pure heat there's a true dancehall vibe sizzling. First up to give it the remix treatment are Dope Ammo and Marvellous Cain who add their fun and fire twist with a hard edged drop switched into that winding bassline to send crowds wild. Mr Benn picks up the tune for its final remix and adds his own reggae vibes, swapping those dark dancefloor sounds for sunshine and tropical funky bass. Versatility and vibes - what more do you want?