Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag) (Marco V remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM
Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag) (Flesh & Bone remix) - (5:24) 130 BPM
Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag) (Marco V radio edit) - (3:30) 130 BPM
Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag) (Flesh & Bone radio edit) - (2:53) 130 BPM
Review: 2012 has been the year that Paul Oakenfolds pioneering Perfecto label has come back to the forefront. Partly due to being taken under the Armada wing, but mainly the plethora of new talent they are unearthing. The music policy is as refreshing as always and here they venture back to one of their biggest records of 1995, the crossover smash 'Papa's Got a Brand New Pig Bag'. First up on the mix is Marco V who strips it back to bare essentials and adds a tougher edge, taking away some of the gimmick of the sample. In contrast and if you want the party vibe Flesh & Bones embrace the original elements, horns and all. Carnival vibes that will no doubt once again set the floors alight.
Review: As a true veteran of dubstep's original age and as an important figurehead from the A&R side of things, DJ Squarewave returns to New World Audio for a super-creative album project, exploring everything from classic LFO-lead dubstep flavours to a couple of sneaky dubwise delights. The variation in style across the project is exceptional, from the clunky, atmospheric rhythms of 'Bossman' and trip-hop style drum crunches of 'Projects', to the dubbed out vibes of the title track 'False Gods' and eerie bass pressure of 'Who Are Ya'. It's a pretty exceptional thirteen track selection, with our favourites including the smooth horn melodies and charming piano-lines of 'Carson City', along with the super crunchy percussive inputs of 'Green Patch'. What a fantastic selection it is!
Review: Birdee is a rising star of the nu-disco and re-edit scenes, so it makes perfect sense that Bomb Strikes has recruited him to curate and mix the latest volume in their excellent Disco Funkin' compilation series. As you'd expect, it's a thoroughly and joyous affair, rich in colourful synth sounds, funky disco basslines and beats that flit between housed-up heaviness and more organic-sounding, less pumped-up grooves. There are tons of essential cuts amongst the 25 unmixed tracks on show, with highlights including the sun-bright rush of Pete Herbert's remix of Da Chick's 'Chick a Boom', the crunchy Clavinet-sporting disco-funk of Shaka Loves You's 'Let's Move (SLY Disco Rub)', the slick French Touch style warmth of Birdee's own 'Thinking About You' and Ray Mang's celebratory revision of Smoove & Turrell's 'Do It'.