||1.||"Song For A Friend" (feat Cropper) (4:26)|
||2.||"Mind, Body & Soul" (4:40)|
||1.||"Blow Your Mind" (4:24)|
Since going solo last year, former Onra collaborator Byron Blaylock has yet to put a foot wrong. Each successive 12" has brought with it a swathe of killer new jams straddling the blurred lines between soul, jazz, hip-hop, deep house and jazz-funk. There's more of the same on Leaving This Planet, the Alabama-raised producer's first EP for the mighty Eglo. So while opener "Song for a Friend" is a superior, jazz-flecked deep house bumper smothered in killer electric piano solos, the track that follows, "Mind, Body & Soul" is a squelchy tech-jazz masterpiece. It's the same story on the flip, as floor-friendly jazz-breaks ("Blow Your Mind") make way for a heady trip into intergalactic jazz-funk territory ("SSDP"). As the worn-out old saying goes, this is "all killer, no filler".
Simba (Shadeleaf Music), Athens Of The North (Fryer), RUSTAM OSPANOFF, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Lay-Far, Superbreak, Yoshi Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive), Kaoru Inoue, Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), Sol Power Sound, Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Z Lovecraft, Ear Trumpet (The Weekend Soul), Bakerboy (Angis Music), 25 Places, Mario Novak/ Pitch Vinyl Shop/ Se, Nachtbraker, 4004 , Harry Wolfman, Fouk, Ashley Beedle
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