|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), Ilija Rudman ( Imogen Recordings ), Buzz Compass, RUSTAM OSPANOFF., Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Lay-Far, Nick Carling (Fruitful/1BTN), Superbreak, Yoshi Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive), Kaoru Inoue, Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary), Alkalino, Dj Caspa, Sol Power Sound, Session Victim, Juno Recommends Deep House, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Z Lovecraft, Ear Trumpet (The Weekend Soul), Samuele Pagliai, Massiande (Freerange/MOS/Phonica), 25 Places, Dave Aju, Mario Novak/ Pitch Vinyl Shop/ Se, Nachtbraker, 4004 , Harry Wolfman, Fouk, Ashley Beedle
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