Kicking off this week with a lighter booty shaking moment, albeit heavily sampling the deep delights of Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Orchestra(!), from Daniel Haaksman's fun on the floor new album RambaZamba. The Afro jazz flavour kept flowing with the exciting and distinctly non African Ye Mighty and their great new cut 'Beyond', we're excited about them. Raffertie then degrunged and 'future souled' the Daedelus feat Bilal track, 'Overwhelmed' to amazing effect and is the pick of the new remixes from the recent Daedelus' album. A new Deep Medi release is always something worth checking and the deep hypnotic bass excursion from Finnish boys, Clouds is no exception.
Babe Rainbow hails from British Colombia and has been picked up by Warp records for good reason, his vibes are fresh and insanely varied and 'It's All Happening' is just too short. Rarebit, who is equally at home designing graphics as he is producing deep electronica, then went all experimental and jazzy with his 'Initiation-Quitters-Freedom' quirk out before Baths proved why he is one to watch with the more melodic beat excursion of 'The Vapors' before Babe Rainbow sneaked back into the show to prove his versatility with some impecable, leftfield hip hop. The Hip Hop baton was then picked up by one of my favourite back pack MCs, LA's Open Mike Eagle with the almost horizontal 'Nightmares'. Ta-Ku from down under then enlisted the vocal talents of John Robinson to show that hip hop is alive and well if you look hard enough and if you needed any more convincing along came Dudley Perkins and Paper Tiger with the stuttering, funky BUG remix of 'Worldwide Takeover'.
Tru-Thoughts have decided Omar didn't get the love he deserved from his last album Sing (If You Want It) and have rereleased it. On it's original release his label went bust and it never got the exposure it deserved and being as it's got Stevie Wonder on it and love from people like Eryka Badu and the like, I think they've got a point. If you missed it make sure you grab it this time! This was followed by an all too rare Pepe Bradock remix, this time of 'Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust' from Nicolas Jaar - watch out for your bassbins with this one. Laurel Halo then provided some great percussive, atmospheric techno breaks from her new EP on Hippos In Tanks. Wiley's new album, on his return to Big Dada, is being touted as his best yet and all we know is this boy has got lyrics for days as the title track '100% publishing' goes to show. Roots Manuva another UK vocal heavyweight then showed his funky soulful side on 'Watch Me Dance' before we mixed up the styles in ridiculous fashion and ended up with the sound of summer, the title track from Recloose's new EP, 'Electric Sunshine'.
Daniel Haaksman - Strut Oriental featuring Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Orchestra (Man Recordings)
Ye Mighty - Beyond (First Word Free download)
Daedelus - Overwelmed (Ninja Tune promo)
Clouds - Lots Of Calls from No One part 2 (Deep Medi promo)
Babe Rainbow - It's All Happening (Warp)
RareBit - Initiation-Quitters-Freedom (Non Projects)
Baths - The Vapors (Anticon)
Babe Rainbow - Greed feat. Yung Clova (Warp)
Open Mike Eagle - Nightmares (Hellfyre Club)
Ta-Ku - Confessions feat. John Robinson (Project Moon Circle promo)
Paper Tiger - Worldwide Takeover feat. Dudley Perkins, BUG rmx (Jus Like Music free download)
Omar - Your Mess (Tru-Thoughts promo)
Nicolas Jaar - Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust, Pepe Bradock's Blind Pig mix (Circus Company)
Laurel Halo - Speed Of Rain (Hippos In Tanks)
Wiley - 100% Publishing (Big Dada)
Roots Manuva - Watch Me Dance (Ninja Tune promo)
Recloose - Electric Sunshine (Rush Hour promo)
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