More mash-up mayhem from the master of mixer. I know he made them on his laptop but that would have spoilt my run of ‘m’s wouldn’t it? Plus I’ve no doubt that Plymouth’s 14th best DJ could recreate these as blends on the wheels of steel one-handed whilst doing the Times crossword with the other and tossing pancakes with his feet. Tonight’s the one – chilled mid-tempo soulful breaks and (I never thought I’d say ever say this), a nice bit of Randy Crawford.
(PRESS RELEASE) The new installment of the Bastard Jazz off-the-record 12″ series, BSTRD Boots, is out now. This one comes from Plymouth’s 14th best DJ – the one Mr. Aldo Vanucci, who himself has remixed and produced for labels such as Catskills, Sunday Best, Rebtuz, Av8, Funk Weapons and more over the last few years. On BSTRD Boots #9, Aldo delivers four diverse beauties that are sure to make this 12″ a mainstay in the bag. Things kick off with “Es Simplemente El Robo” – an uptempo breakbeat heavy re-working of Roborto Roenea’s killer post-boogaloo Latin cut “Que Se Sepa” – watch out for the Latin disco morphology halfway through! Next up is “Tonight” – hip-hop breaks for days with a seriously sticky sourcing of Randy Crawford. On the B-side; Aldo mines mid 90s house cut “Head On” by Ultra Boogie, flipping it into absolutely MASSIVE disco boogie territory. Things finish off on an idyllic note with a pleasantly chopped and skewed Starlight Vocal Band sample and dusty breaks that make up “Aldo’s Delight”… delightful indeed.
Out now on Bastard Jazz