Review: More vintage sampled classics from the crew who do it best, Strictly Breaks. This time round they're concentrating on obscure '70s soul joints that all ended up being sampled left, right and centre. As always these albums work simply as solid collections of good songs too, highlights including the Otis Redding-style Southern RnB jam of "I Tried It And I Liked It", the brassy cop show swagger of "Butter Nut" and the amazingly-titled "Fondle Rock".
Also Sprach Zarathustra/On The Road Again/Can You Feel The Force/Spacer/Shake Your Groove Thing / Disco Inferno / Last Night A DJ Saved My Life/Good Times/Get Down On It/It's Time To Party Now/I Want Your Love (The Big Bang Medley) - (18:38) 66 BPM
Celebration/Boogie Shoes/The Second Time Around/Got To Be Real/We Are Family/September (Happy Medley) - (9:43) 61 BPM
You Make Me Feel Brand New - (2:19) 77 BPM
More Than A Woman/Hot Stuff/Lady Marmalade (Marmaladies Medley) - (6:02) 125 BPM
No More Tears - (2:50) 68 BPM
I Love To Love/Ring My Bell/I Feel Love/I Will Survive/Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Milky Way Medley) - (8:08) 126 BPM
It's Raining Men - (2:31) 68 BPM
Mama Africa/Celebration Suite/San Salvador/Long Train Running (Space Trip Medley Part 1) - (4:11) 65 BPM
Is This Love/Stop The Train/Master Blaster/E La Luna Bussa/Vai Tra La Mia Gente/Tropico Del Cuore (Space Trip Medley Part 2) - (9:46) 102 BPM
Review: Thorsten Walter (Jack) and Quincy Jointz (Jointz) successfully delivered their debut album Beaming With Delight in late 2016: A rainbow of grooves from start to finish. Now comes the obligatory remix package; Wuppertal collective Club Des Belugas add smooth jazzy haze to "Running Life", Jayl Funk boosts a little party rhythm in the touching Nina Simone cover "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", Diesler greases up "Flip" with a little disco sleaze while Ursula 1000 gives "Shy Girl" the smouldering synth-licked it deserves. Touching touches.