With no let-up in the onslaught of year-end label compilations in sight, here’s Jalapeno’s contribution – Jalapeno Funk Vol. 11. And since their roster includes some heavy-hitters you can expect a bit of class. Twenty tracks deep, this one contains contributions from Gizelle Smith, Aldo Vanucci, Basement Freaks, The Allergies, Dr Rubberfunk, Flevans, Izo FitzRoy, Soopasoul, Skeewiff, Mo Horizons and Smoove & Turrell, with remixes of Ephemerals and many of the above by – er – many of the above as well as Ray Mang, Art Of Tones Dmitri From Paris and Cotonete. Exclusives come from Basement Freaks and Flevans feat. the one and only John Turrell while lesser-known nuggets take the form of Skeewiff’s cover of Quincy’s Soul Bossanova and Smoove & Turrell’s cover of Spencer Davis Group’s I’m A Man. Best remix has to be Rubberfunk’s languid boom-bap rerub of Aldo Vanucci feat. Kylie Auldist’s Get A Hold On This while the monkey’s fave cut has to be The Allergies’ former 45 single, Every Trick In The Book. Get on it!
(Out now on Jalapeno Records)