!! REPRESS !! Prolific album man Claudio Passavanti unleashes his first brand new material since last year's long one (his fifth in six years) Britannia Shing-A-Ling. As usual with Mr SSS, it's a wild affair that takes in jazz, soul, Cuban and good old fashioned funk. Lead track "Heart's Desire" swirls completely in minor key, twisting and trumping with a very familiar horn phrase and some deep, sexy captivating lyrics. Think Bugz, but more homely. "Theme De Yoyo", meanwhile is more your hands-down funk alliance with a full-fat horn section, a low-swung bassline and vocals that sound like they're being belted off the Pyramid stage on a balmy Friday night. If you're familiar with RSL's Every Preston Guild you'll be all over this...
Ennio Styles, Mukatsuku Records Chart, Jun Matsuoka, Koichi Sakai - Ghetto Lounge, Spacewalker (Balance), Mehdi, MR. Scruff, Mr. Sunlightsquare, Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Afro Beat Foundation, Suonho
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