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VARIOUS: Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor)

Songs For AndyIf you wanted a measure of the respect the sadly and recently departed DJ/producer Andy Taylor commanded on the music scene then here it is, Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor). The ten-tracker, has been assembled by Mr Bird and features contributions from Smoove & Turrell, Lloyd Wright, Daytoner, Kid Felony, Dedy Dread
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LOUISA ROX & ANDY TAYLOR: Society

LOUISA ROX & ANDY TAYLOR: SocietyIf you’ve caught Pray or Stand Up, the previous collabs between singer Louisa Rox and DJ/Producer Andy Taylor, you know you’re going to be in for a treat with the news that the pair have a new single, Society, out. Does that means it once again combines Andy’s keen ear for b-boy-friendly beats (not to mention funky bass and guitar chops) and Rox’s ethereal vocals?  It certainly
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ANDY TAYLOR: Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)(7″ Vinyl) (2017)

ANDY TAYLOR:  Kitschy Junge b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)The season for giving is upon us and, with as timely an appearance as ever, the Resense edits label makes one of its periodic and always worthwhile gifts for your earholes with new seven inch – Resense 44 a.k.a Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute from Mr Andy Taylor – last seen supplying the goods for Resense 33 four whole years ago. Far from being an excessively garish slice of drum
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HANZEE: HaleLuisa EP (2015)

HaleLuisa EP HanzeeHaleLuisa from Hungary’s Hanzee (try saying that when you’re pissed) is the latest drop from the MustBeat label and sees the Budapest breaksman start off with some pumping, insectoid electro-glitch, venture into glitchy P-Funk territory for American Dream and journey from thence into utter glitch darkness on Jive Step. The fourth cut on this four tracker is an Andy Taylor remix of the
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ANDY TAYLOR: El Pantano Remixes (2014)

El Pantano remixes Andy TaylorIt seems like an age since we’ve had a Wass Record release but the wait is over with the arrival of this package of remixes from Andy Taylor‘s nufunk/party breaks affair from last year, El Pantano. In the intervening months, an assortment of producers have been working on sparkling new reworkings of some of Andy’s choicest cuts in much the same way as an
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VARIOUS: Hiperbole Records ‘Mondo Exotica’ EP1 (2013)

A bunch of Europeans taking on South America? If we were talking football this would be a really shit idea of course. The game here is one of music production however and team Hiperbole is fielding some top players on the Mondo Exotica EP – a latin breaks collection totalling three remixes, an original and an edit. Captaining the squad is Renegades Of Jazz with two quality remixes –
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ANDY TAYLOR: Happy People/ Guajira Star (RESENSE 033) (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★
I don’t know if you’ve got enough boom-bap samba or guajira grooves in your life but on the evidence of this forthcoming seven inch from Andy Taylor I suggest that you haven’t. Happy People gets all Brazil on your ass while Guajira Star gives some latin love to a Guru acapella. And they both have beats fatter than a sumo wrestler on a battered
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Hip To The Remix (2012)

On which Renegades Of Jazz continues his mission to reclaim use of the word ‘hip’ to mean ‘rather well-informed about and appreciative of’ from its association with a certain eighties yuppie pop anthem. But that’s enough about Huey Lewis – let’s skip to the news which is that Renegades Of Jazz’s superb Hip To The Jive album has been remixed as Hip To The Remix. Yep, all twelve
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DAYTONER: On My Own (2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
UK producer Daytoner gets his first drop on Smoove’s ‘northern jazz’ breaks label and he’s on his own. He’s not really of course – that’s all bollocks. For a start classy little breaks number On My Own features the breathy (and occasionally growly) vocals of Jane Kennaway and secondly he’s got three remixers for company. And we’re not talking just any old dial-a-remixer
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ (Remixed): Blow Your Horn (Andy Taylor remix)/ Seaside Suicide (Herma Puma Remix) (2011)

If you’re on top of your funky ass shit this year you ought to have caught Renegades Of Jazz’s superb Hip To The Jive LP – an album which has virtually single-handedly rescued the jazzier side of funk-related music from the smug clutch of self-indulgent whiteboy jazz funkers. Who better to remix than ROJ then and who better among remixers to hand stuff over to than Glasgow’s finest Latin breaks merchant Andy Taylor or
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