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DJ ANDY TAYLOR (1977-2020 R.I.P.): Isolation Pop LP

DJ ANDY TAYLOR (R.I.P. 1977 - 2020): Isolation Pop LPIf you’re a long time MB reader, you’ll have seen many posts about dope music Andy Taylor has edited, remixed or created in the last decade or more so it was incredibly sad to hear that he passed away this week. Though the monkey never met Andy in person, we had many chats via email and social media beginning all the way back in the days of Myspace in the mid-2000s. Not only was

VARIOUS: Lime Sorbet IV (Selected by QUINCY JOINTZ)(2014)

Lime Sorbet IV Quincy JointzSelectah Quincy Jointz is in the area once more with Volume 4 of his Lime Sorbet series covering all bases from nufunk to nujazz, chillout to breaks, funk to reggae and electro to – ahem – house. This one is seventeen tracks deep and in the days of physical-only releases it would have been worth paying for the whole thing just to get your hands on Andy Taylor‘s nufunk bomb-track Pray which

DJ ANDY TAYLOR: El Pantano (2013)

I’ve been waiting ages for an Andy Taylor LP – ever since the canny Scotsman sent me his excellent (and still unreleased) Louisa Rox collaboration Pray in an unsolicited email five years ago in fact. Actually (given how long ago it was), I think he might even have contacted me in a Myspace message. A what? Never mind – it’s finally here. I suspected title El Pantano might be Spanish


Another Wack release. That’s ‘Wack’ not ‘wack’, obviously, as the label proffer two sun-drenched offerings to nice-up your freezing-ass Christmas holiday with some irie feeling. Both cuts travel a relatively clean-sounding upbeat skankin route – no Studio One antics here – which might appeal to the heads but will certainly have Balearic-leaning dancefloors gagging to don their skimpy Speedos, switch on the foam machine and do a live sex show. Or whatever goes on in those Majorcan clubs.
Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel -Turn You On (Smoove Retouch)
The weather is always warm when it comes to the laidback Portuguese and Italian duo Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel. Positive reggae sunshine and warm soul mashed into sweet club tactics. Mediterranean vibes from a Killer Ken Booth cut sweetened up with some acapella goodness that is sure to leave the dance floor begging for more. Turning you, me, and every one….ON!
DJ Andy Taylor – Jah Mambo
Andy comes from Lochwinnoch, which is the illest wetland reserve (RSPB) this side of Glasgow. He regularly makes the trek across the swamp (el pantano) to Glasgow where he shocks and impresses the crowds by not playing electro. Instead he rinses his usual collection of funk, soul, Latin, breaks and beats.
Jah Mambo is a fresh mashup of all of the above on a spiritual Rastafarian tip. All cut up with live performances courtesy of the man himself. Direct from the swamp it’s guaranteed move the floor.

Listen to DEDY DREAD & DJ REBEL/ DJ ANDY TAYLOR: Turn You On/ Jah Mambo

Wack Records – Myspace

Dedy Dread – Myspace

Andy Taylor – Myspace