Review: Having impressed with the first part of their 'oddities and rarities' collection, Love Forgotten, A Man Called Adam return with a second and final round-up of new, rare and unreleased tracks, remixes and collaborations. It's naturally a mighty fine set all told, with highlights coming thick and fast throughout. There's not enough space to list all of the high points, but our current favourites include the gentle samba-broken beat fusion of 'Estelle (Mystic Beats Instrumental)', bass-heavy breakbeat jam 'This is London' (a collaboration with Chris Coco), the deep analogue house hypnotism of 'Someone Else', the 'One Latin Rascal' dub of 'AMFP' -a bustling, percussive dancefloor treat - and the sensationally warm, live and languid 'Jisco Dazz Mix' of 'Que Tal America', where fusion band Bah Samba plays a leading role.
Review: The Tubbs are a new project from Hungarian deep house producer Forteba (AKA Kriszti?n Dobrocsi) and partner-in-crime Marcell Dudas (AKA Carmel) and this, their debut long-player, follows two previous singles on Mole Listening Pearls. Obviously with 14 tracks on offer there's some degree of musical variety, but 80s-influenced downtempo/Balearic vibes are the order of the day overall, with cuts ranging from the blissed-out slo-mo funk of 'Give A Little, Take A Little' (one of the two aforesaid trailer singles) to the 'Miami Vice'-ish vibes of 'Better Living Through Chemistry' and livelier cuts like 'Love At Second Sight' (the other single), which has something of an 'Ibiza '89' kinda feel.