After visiting Australia earlier in the year, Vakula decided to join forces with Sydney-based crate-digger Daniel Lupica to launch Tropical Jam, a global-minded re-edit imprint. This tasty ten-inch marks the label's debut, and as you might expect, it's really rather good. All of the material going under the knife is thoroughly obscure, but also rather good. They open with a punchy and floor-friendly rearrangement of a horn-heavy disco-funk jam of African origin, before working their magic on a low-slung Afro-boogie gem full of low-slung bass, synthesized marimba melodies, flash-fried funk guitars and delay-laden vocal snippets. A brilliant package is completed by an extended take on a soulful, boogie-era Caribbean reggae jam.
Mukatsuku Records Chart, Fabietto Delgado (Melgado), Javi Frias, Christopher Tubbs, Superbreak, Tooli (Local Talk / OMENA), Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Sleazy Beats Recordings, Filippo Zenna (Periodica Records), AlexUnder Base
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