The third record from Deep Shit, the unsubtly entitled imprint founded by Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires and Edwin Congreave from Foals, comes from Dubinsky, the nom de plume for former Buzzin' Fly man Chris Woodward and Linas Fresh Tee, the latter of Lithuania. Their last outing saw them on the excellent Drumpoet Community. 'Woman', the title track here, as well as being something of deep, Afro beauty, can be used as a handy test of true friendship. If they don't like it, you don't need them anymore. 'Tespress', on the flip, is also excellent.
AB & Party Supplies' 'Blue Chips' was one of last year's finest, the sequel soon-come ('Blue Chips 2'), and this is a brilliant track from it, laced with some truly splendid shimmering harp loops as spooked and funky as Lalo Schifrin at his grittiest and AB's customarily great skills on the mic. Let 'Blue Chips 2' soundtrack your winter, I know I'm gonna.
There's a bit of an acidy feel going on this month and that's fine by me. Declan McLaughlin, also known as Decky Hedrock, used to be in The Japanese Popstars and now his top draw output as Sirkus Sirkuz is more firmly aimed at the dancefloor. 'Annihilating Rhythm' rightly graced this page a few issues back and now 'Acid Elephant' follows up with an even bigger bounce and irresistible groove. This is what is known as a 'Big Tune'.
Natural History boss man Anthony Collins gets all Chandler-esque on the clattering houser 'Feel Confusion', while 'Little Dip' is spacey and blissfully understated on the flip.