[RATING: 5] The Stance Brothers are most definitely on top with forthcoming vinyl 7″ single – er – On Top, for which instant classic status is all but assured. I say ‘are’ – it’s actually ‘is’ since the ‘brothers’ is a nom-de-plume for Finnish jazz drummer (and multi-instrumentalist) Teppo Mäkynen who has not only produced a dope slice of psychedelically-tinged, vintage-sounding jazz-funk, but will no doubt find himself batting away sample fiends with the shitty end of a stick as a result. Why? For the simple reason that this provides the perfect bedrock for a classic slice of boom-bap – indeed quite possibly multiple slices. Almost as if he created the release with this in mind it comes in both ‘Guitar and Flute’ and ‘Organ and Vibes’ versions, while the digital format also includes just the drum beat itself. This is the latest edition in We Jazz’s line of vinyl 45s and follows previous singles Minor Minor and Resolution Blue.
(Out 6 November on We Jazz Records)