Review: John Hutchison, AKA Le Visiteur, comes to Yam Who?'s Midnight Riot EP with a three-track EP packed full of contemporary disco goodness. 'I Really Love You' is up first, a male-vocalled track that'll slot neatly into those 80s boogie sets without the dancefloor batting an eyelid. 'Start Over', which follows, opens with a Latin-flavoured percussive intro then develops into a strutty, exhuberant number that's one part Instant Funk to one part Crown Heights Affair. Only then do we come to 'Holding Me Down' itself, a brass-tastic affair that sports a fine, full-lunged female vocal, and that'll grab disco floors by the cojones from the get-go.
Review: The first release on Greenmoney's new label, "What U Do To Me" is a sparkling newie from Doncaster's upcoming trio of bass brothers, Mista Men. With a subtly shifting feel running throughout the song, vibing between sung hooks and bubbly lead sounds, it's a future-garage slayer with a sly dubby mix also included, this time from Welsh crew C.R.S.T. With another new MM tune, "Hold On" also thrown in, this is a great start for a label that'll no doubt be making big noises over 2011.
Review: If you're looking for an album packed to the gills with authentic, fractious dancefloor drum & bass and jungle then Cali Jungle 3 from 6Blocc is the one for you. It's a superbly diverse piece of music, that moves from the reggae-infused rolls of 'Ghetto Galactic', to the stepping junglist vibes of 'Street Sweeper', to the funky touches of 'House of Music'. It's a massive 37 tracks, and so there is plenty for you to bite your teeth into. Lovely.