Hey Ciao Tu (Guido Minisky/The Reflex edit) (6:24)
Review: Pino D'Angio enjoyed an interesting career, finding fame in his native Italy as both an author and composer. Around the turn of the '80s, he released a number of fine disco cuts, including the tasty "Okay Okay". It boasted a gravelly rap in Italian, rubbery electric bass, twinkling electric piano solos, and just the right amount of bouncy disco swing. Here, Editor's Kutz have licensed the original, backing it up with a pair of fresh re-edits: a subtle, punchier touch-up from Sleazy McQueen and VinylAddicted, and a disco-house tweak from Lillo and Deaf Kick. Arguably best of all, though, is The Reflex's adjustment of Guido Minisky's re-edit of sax-laden, boogie era jazz-funk jam "Hey Ciao Tu".
Ugly Drums & Lady BlackTronika - "Change The Key" (6:41)
Henry Wu - "9 Bit Stoners" (3:34)
The Hue - "Stressin'" (feat Kissy Asplund) (3:58)
FOUK - "Bunny's Too Tight To Mention" (6:28)
Frank Booker - "Unburdened" (6:09)
Vincenzo De Bull & Halve Soul - "Heavy Vibes" (7:42)
Soul Of Habib - "Ra's Lament" (feat Freekwency) (5:54)
Eddie C - "All Time Freak" (6:42)
Napoleon - "Over & Done" (6:12)
Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted - "Hot To Trot" (5:42)
Patchworks - "Batracien" (5:08)
LeBlanc - "We Can Fly" (4:40)
Review: In recent years American imprint Kolour have fast become an institution of sorts, known for purveying quality grooves of the deeper spectrum. Their new compilation A Tale Of 2 Cities no doubt refers to both Detroit and Houston (the two cities from where the label is based) but rest assured that on this compilation their focus is absolutely global. There's a lot to cover on here, but we can tell you it's all good. Our highlights weren't limited to the bittersweet and emotive deepness of Ugly Drums & Lady BlackTronika's "Change The Key", Kiwi slo-mo house hero Frank Booker with his smooth Rhodes heavy groove "Unburdened", Canuck in Berlin Eddie C with the wicked low slung groove of "All Time Freak" and of course former Bent main man Simon Mills aka Napoleon who works more disco magic as always with the fabulous "Over & Done".