Review: The small but already well formed Pina label comes correct with a second volume of edits. This time around offering two superbly vibey house and disco fusion tracks that are rough around the edges, littered with classic samples and freewheeling chords that's the sort of atmospheric jam Moodymann will make his own. After A-side "Do It" with all its The Blackbyrds references comes "Dross"; a more resolved, long legged stomper with fat bass and uplifting chords that comes finished with soul infused vocals. Either way, this is a destructive package.
Review: Berlin's shadowy Pina Edits collective can usually be relied upon to deliver dancefloor-friendly material that brilliantly breathes new life into fairly - and sometimes very - familiar cuts. That's certainly the case on this must-check seven-inch single, which opens with a brilliant cut-up concoction that brilliantly stitches together loops and grooves from Steely Dan classic "Peg" with head-nodding house grooves and vocal samples from a sweaty disco-funk gem. Arguably even better - if less obviously party-starting - is ludicrously percussive flipside "IBO", which builds slowly via waves of drums before introducing drowsy deep house chords and some decidedly Balearic flourishes.