The Magic Is Gone is the latest drop from Breakin Bread – on which crate-digger and man of Substance, Chris Read, enlists the help of neo-soulman Myles Sanko to try and locate the place where b-boy breaks and acid jazz meet. On the evidence of this, their search has been a wild success – one for those who like to uprock in a velour tracksuit while stroking their chin. Not to be out-jazzed, Renegades Of Jazz turns up on a remix tip, replacing the break with one of his trademark ‘northern jazz’ shufflebeats and the hammond with piano keys. Close your eyes on the chorus and you’re almost in Definition Of Sound territory. Without the rapping. Obviously.
(Out 3 February on Breakin Bread)