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||By Design - "Stir It Together"
||Osmose - "Al Knows What's Up"
||Osmose - "Slomo Tattoo Dubbed"
Dane (Common Edit), Nik Weston Mukatsuku Records, Sleazy McQueen, Superbreak, Juno Recommends Disco, Eddie C, I Love Disco!, Osmose, Moustache Love, Mr. Mendel, Hristo, Glenview Records Inc, Martin Hayes (Rose Records)
Cruising nice and easy into earshot on the Smokecloud imprint, byDesign and Osmose take a side each in chopping up some choice old classics with a tender touch to work in modern contexts. byDesign gets the whole A-side to roam over with a version of Diana King's cover of the Bob Marley classic, "Stir It Up", working on a 90s flavoured hip hop groove and dubby cuts of King's vocal. On the flip, Osmose is having a lot of fun working on Alexander O'Neal's "Fake", keeping the tough beat intact and instead letting the effects bring in the changes. While the origin of the last track on the 12" is undetectable at this point, "Slomo Tattoo Dubbed" comes on like a prime slice of Balearic goodness, packing easy horn blasts, funky guitar licks and a whole lot of filter action.
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