More summer offerings from the Far Out camp, who let 4-Hero give Sean Khan’s original a little more form and function for the dancefloor. Holding off on Khan’s sax parts until at least three minutes in, the track is embellished with Omar’s vocal ad-libs and a multitude of instrumentation taking lead parts throughout this excursion in modern samba.
The Australian label has been plying its trade for the past six years, releasing tracks from the dubstep scene’s major players — Caspa, Zed Bias and Cotti. After its last release in May from Sleeper, they return with the usual darkside flex but dropping the tempo notably to the 126 arena. And it’s dope. File under Logos, Mumdance and Wen, who actually pops up on the remix ramping up the bass assault whilst drugging out the vibe.
If early noughties R&B bred with a slighty soft Dillinja, the output would closely resemble this Stealth number, and it’d be foolish not to hear it. It’s a dark, rolling menace which is paying a very definite 'Homage' to two very distinct, very different and very recognisable influences.
It’s not all about the hip-hop you don’t stop! White, the well-established boom bap block layer, has always been more than the sum of the breaks, and has been steadily building a new album for R&S featuring not only his delicate vocals, but also a variety of genres. This first inkling features Jamie Woon on BVs, and is a neat wistful number inflected with housey beats and delicate percussion. But check the bluesy 'Honey Cats' for a slice of b-side genius.