HEATHER HAYWOOD – Party Tonight/Give It Up. 7″

What a surprise and a revelation all in one. UK singer Heather Haywood was one of the 7 members in the early 80s funk band The Cool Notes. The other singer Lorraine McIntosh you might recognise from Bomb the Bass‘ Don’t Make Me Wait. They originally started out as a roots reggae band releasing their…

JAIN – Makeba. 7″

French singer Jain released her song Come last year. It came along with a nifty video by directors Lionel Hirlé & Grégory Ohrel and was a clever nod to 19th century born illustrator MC Escher. The directors from production outfit Quad Group turn up the creativity tenfold for her song Makeba from her certified gold…

MATO – Enter the Dragon (7″ vinyl)

STIX is the spin-off label from French label Favorite and they have a penchant for releasing dubbed out versions of classic hip hop tracks, mostly by Taggy Matcher, otherwise known as Bruno Hovart, the man behind Patchworks and Mr President. Coming a close second on the dubbed out antics is fellow Frenchman, [ercussioist and drummer…

AEON SEVEN – Lowdown Spectrum (video mix)

Exciting. I love me a compact megamix.  This is a very well executed visual accompaniment to French lad AEON SEVEN‘s 10min mix Lowdown Spectrum. At the moment it’s a video on YT or available as a digital download over at his Bandcamp page. Really hoping this gets onto vinyl somehow. It takes me back to…