Review: Nouveau Balearic peddlers The Project Club are back for a split EP with Twisted Tongue in order to prolong the summer vibes...and we're not complaining! First up, the former deliver their trademark 'dreamy guitar' and soothing beats while enlisting the emotive vocals of Johanna Lee. Twisted Tongue's "Jammin For Sojka" follows with arpeggiated bleeps, an electro-house bassline, North African-style percussion and self-empowering lyrics. Both acts collide too on Project Club's soulful and sublime remix of "The Full Sentence". Chillout never sounded so good!
Review: The ISM label has been known to bring out new talent and deliver the goods each and every time they drop an EP, and from disco edits to nu jazz, these guys constantly put out quality output. This time it's The Hinge Project who come through with "Brand New Day", a soulful future jazz piece featuring the vocal talents of Mandel Turner. You also get a housier Deep Dub Mix for all you DJ in the place, and a handsome remix roster in the form of Joe Black and Yam Who. Top notch stuff, really.
All This & Heaven Too (Smokin Beats club mix) - (8:25) 129 BPM
All This & Heaven Too (Smokin Beats dub mix) - (2:59) 129 BPM
All This & Heaven Too (deep club vocal mix) - (6:00) 129 BPM
All This & Heaven Too (Latin dub Two) - (4:59) 129 BPM
Review: Out on Smokin' Beats, this is a pleasantly old-school piece of 4/4 floor-filling funk, with a mighty female vocal and some lively guitars. The Deep Club mix is still fun and easy going stuff, while the Latin Dub adds shakers and uses the vocal sparingly but very well indeed.
Review: Legendary DJ and bon viveur Harvey brings us a third collection of Balearic grooves inspired by his residency at Ibiza's notorious Pikes Hotel, which is now into its fifth year. Highlights of Volume III include Brass Construction's barrio funk classic 'Now Is Tomorrow' and an ultra-chilled reworking of River Ocean's 'Love And Happiness', while in-between you'll find mellow 80s pop, meandering YMO-esque synth excursions, laidback disco from the Peter Jacques Band, horizontal deep house grooves, lounge-y jazz and more besides - as, well, needless to say, as more gently fluttering Spanish guitars than you could clack a pair of castanets at...