A result of a collaboration between Brit Lewis Bergen and North American electronic producer Taperecorder, the tracks came about by the now-common international file sharing creative process. 'Hoi Polloi' comes in two flavours, the first Lewis' own version and being a really nice atmospheric outing that balances ambient noises with a hefty 'oomph' really well. The other tracks point to a good working relationship between the pair and are definitely worth checking out.
More hammer and tong monochrome techno from the Ilian Tape camp is always welcome, and these three original tracks from Stenny are no exception, with the snatched snare drums of ‘Boulders’ the highlight.
FS who, we hear you cry? Well, that's funny you should ask. With the Soul Clap boys recently having hooked up with George Clinton for some future project action, this is a spin-off of this great meeting of minds comprising Clinton's nephew Sa'D Ali and other Parliament cohorts including Chuck 'Da Fonk' Fishman, G Koop and Soul Clap chum Chas Bronz. So FSQ is Funk Style Quality, and 'Zulu Congo Call' is a low-slung funk jam par excellence.
Heralds of the modern disco scene come out of a quiet period with a remix package from duo, Blamma! Blamma! - inviting the likes of Andy Cato, Psychemagik, Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn to do their bidding. Groove Armada's Andy Cato serves up a Balearic ace alongside a slow electro manoeuvre from the Psychmagik boys. Two rousing deep house remixes from Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn round off this tidy return.