Onwards to the tunes ‘eh?
I’m a big fan of the work of both of these first two artists. DJ Nu-mark manned the tables behind one of the greatest hip-hop groups of the mid-late 90’s, Jurassic 5, whilst Quantic has spent ten years conquering genres from Soul & Jazz to Electronic thru to Latin, Reggae & Cumbia with two albums under his own name plus others as Quantic Soul Orchestra, Flowering Inferno, Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro and a shedload of other collaborations.
As you’d expect is a slightly off-centre mish-mash of Latin and South American samples, with some hippety-hop chucked in for good measure. Taken from his upcoming release Broken Sunshine, this is Tropocalifornia.
Whilst rummaging through old emails I spotted an old one from Wah Wah 45 label boss Scrimshire, pointing out a freebie E.P they dropped over the summer, which contained his edit of this Merry Clayton cover.
It’s rather ace.
Been a big supporter of this next lad since the days when he was merely Panue. Monetrik hits the ‘lazy summer’ button on On a Clear Day. It might be booting it down outside, but this reboot of The Peddlers / On a Clear Day You Can See Forever should brighten the mood
(HT to Spinforth on this one)