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TOM SHOWTIME: The Butter Zone EP (2014)

The Butter Zone Tom ShowtimeAccording to to the PR for this, the ‘butter zone’ for ghetto-funky-hip-hop-party-breaks is 105 bpm and Tom Showtime is certainly in that with these four bumping reworks and cutups of hip-hop’s underground, overground, great and good. YZ’s 900 Number lyricism is richly spread atop a supernatural slice of P-Funk, Lyrics Born does ‘that’ ‘there’ to Lauryn Hill, on the warmly melting That’s Them Things and Salt N Pepa get everybody up, buttery slick with the help of James Brown on King Of Clubs‘ head-nod to dancefloor transition. Which just leaves Beenie Man to be king of the dancehall with a skankin groove that’s greased-up enough to smooth out the abrasive original. The butter zone then. Nobody mention Last Tango In Paris
(Out now on Breakbeat Paradise)

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