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BEATNIK CITY: The Beat Kicks Vol. 1 (2015)

The Beat Kicks Vol. 1 Beatnik CityRating: ★★★★★ Can the beat kick? The answer, judging by the contents of the Beatnik City label’s latest – The Beat Kicks Vol. 1, would seem to be an emphatic, ‘yes it can!’ This follow-up to The Rio District Vol. 1 switches the focus from party breaks edits of sixties Brazilian grooves to party breaks edits of any 50s or 60s gear that hasn’t been nailed firmly down. Expect to hear Jacques

SPEEDOMETER: Happy (2014) + DJ Snatch ‘Pharrell vocal’ edit

Happy SpeedometerSpeedometer engage in the time-honoured practice of doing a genre cover of a pop standard here. In this case they take hipster-prince Pharrell’s happy-clappy stomp – er – Happy and render it as a soul jazz instro pitched somewhere between S.O.U.L.’s Burning Spear and Smash Mouth’s Walking On The Sun. Which as it turns out isn’t that bad a place. Hmm – an instro though – if only