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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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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
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DAYTONER: Treat Me EP (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★
One of my favourite tracks off Daytoner‘s Sunburst Radio LP from last summer was the Motown-groove-with-nineties-indie-vocals of Treat Me. It was clearly single material and is here given the full EP treatment with remixes from Suonho and Tenoshi. Suonho replaces that sixties Motor City beat with something that’ll have them trippin’
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DAYTONER: Sunburst Radio (2012)

Penzance calling! This is what happens when you spend three years locked in a shed above the radioactive granite of Cornwall. The PR has it that Daytoner’s Sunburst Radio is a, “retro-ride through Latin American, Blues, Jazz, Swing and Motown rhythms, underpinned by dance floor break beats, linked by valve-age voices” and that’s pretty much spot on. Our man conjures a combination of
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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 – ‘Cascade’ released September 2010

I hate scat and when I say ‘scat’ I refer to the jazz style of singing and not those coprophagic pornos that that bloke at school who smelt of jizz used to go on about. Come to think of it – I ain’t even too keen on jazz – so I was surprised (and I can’t believe I’m going to say this) to find myself appreciating a track containing both jazz and scat. That and the fact that it contains a driving breakbeat and successively raises it’s game every couple of bars with a different kind of brassy flourish.
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