DJ Soopasoul / House Of Pain Mo Jumpin Around (Soopasouls Overhauled Vocal Mix) / Mo Jumpin Around (Soopasouls Overhauled Inst Mix) SOOPASTOLE 7"
Soul Supreme Check the Rhime / Lyrics to Go Jazz runs deep through the music of A Tribe Called Quest. It's as Q-Tip infamously puts it inExcursions,the opening track of their sophomore album:"Don't you know that things go in cycles? The way that Bobby Brown is just ampin' like Michael."A new 7" release by Amsterdam-based, Jerusalem-born keyboardist, DJ & producer Soul Supreme is in its own way a reflection of that. The record features homages to iconic hip-hop tracks "Check The Rhime" & "Lyrics To Go" from a jazz perspective. "It's kinda ironic: these tracks are interpretations, but almosteverythingis different," says Soul Supreme. "The harmony, the melodies, the instruments that are used for each part, the structure… I want to take the listener on a trip to overlook a track they know, but from a different perspective. I try to go 'in and out' of the ATCQ tracks so the listener never knows what's going to happen next. My overall goal is to give existing music my own twist. I don't want to sound like a rehash of something listeners have heard before." Soul Supreme Records 7" Pre-Order
Mellow Mellow Right On / The Only Way Is Up Various Artists The ever popular Mellow Mellow Right On label returns with this much sort after release available for the first time on black vinyl featuring two more dance floor soul classics. Mellow Mellow Right On 7"
Episode One Vicki Anderson / Fred Wesley A collection of some of the rawest funk ever committed to plastic, vintage 45's that no serious collector should be without. BREAKING BREAD 7"
SoulBrigada Resense 048 After their brilliant debut on Resense, SoulBrigada returns with two new cuts. Following the proven formula, two classic Funk & Soul joints get the SoulBrigada treatment to fire up the dancefloors again. 'Help' is a Northern Soul gem from the midwest - from 1969. The raw & funky sound of the song follows with great perfection a JB style, which is complemented by the sweet soul voice of the singer. The SoulBrigada-Edit focuses even more on the percussive side of the song and the extension provides a real dancefloor filler. 'Love U Baby' is a great Soultune, which was also released in 1969 by a vocal duo from the southwest of the USA. The song stands out because of its funkiness and the great interaction of the two singers. The rework provides the right dose of funk with additional drums, repetitive editing and expansion. Resense Records 7"
Otaku Gang Life After Death Star (Biggie vs Star Wars ) Star Wars & Notorious B.I.G. mash up! Here are two producers, Richie Branson and Solar Slim, who internalized Biggie rapping “Hit ‘em with the force like Obi” on “Hypnotize” so fully that Life After Death Star presumably serves as the official soundtrack to their worldview. You can almost hear the elevator pitch: Combine one of the most beloved rappers of all time with the most popular movie franchise ever, time it to coincide with a new installment of said franchise, and you’ve got yourself a nerdy artifact of the pop-culture canon, not to mention one helluva T-shirt. If the emboldened creator executes the concept smartly and un-sloppily — well, Luke hit smaller targets with his T-16 back home. LP
Taggy Matcher Sure Shot Taggy's back! This time Beastie Boys get a remix treatment with this bass-filled dancehall rework of the classic 'Sure Shot. A. Sure Shot B. Sure Shot (Instrumental) Stix 7"
Taggy Matcher Root Down Taggy Matcher return this time giving a reggae interpretations of the Beastie Boys' 'Root Down' and Bob James' 'Nautilus'. A. Root Down B. Nautilus Stix 7"
Casual Connection EDITS 001 The mashups to end all mashups. Fire up the Lowrider, crank the speakers – here’s two outrageously audacious cuts that put the ‘it’ in ‘lit’. Heavy vibes whichever side you blast. EDITS 7"