Late Night Tango – Two Sides To Every Story – Mr. Nice Guy

Feeling like a warm indulgence this plays perfectly to accompany today’s hot September sunshine. The bonus is that Jesse Perez, operating here under his Late Night Tango guise, delivers a feast of music, drums and atmospheres rekindling memories of yesteryear, fuelling possible tomorrows. Nothing is quite revolutionary electronically but it is succinct, soulful and life-assuring. From the breezy shuffling rhythms of Two Sides To Every Story (Intro) marking Balearic, to the inescapable grooves of Bom Bom, through the West Coast haze conjuring up a beautiful Magic Daydream, to the emotive vibrations of What’s Gangsta moments are never wasted. There is a timeless element to all this generating a been here before sensation circa 1990 but good music will still elicit the same emotional reaction in any decade. Hit play, lean back, enjoy.

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Decadedance Remixes – Part 1 – VIVa MUSiC

Continuing the party VIVa MUSiC expands the celebration beyond last year’s tenth anniversary via these blistering remixes. Kicking off number one is the Jesse Perez interpretation of Steve Lawler’s ‘Show The Way’ which increases the bass-pumping possibilities to the extreme, that plus a seriously ecstatic breakdown and accompanying carnival of fiery percussion. The high-energy rhythms of Richy Ahmed’s remix of Catz ‘n Dogz ‘Ali’ then succeeds in reaching dizzying heights next, as Groove Armada ease down the frenzy with their driving Dubathon of Emanuel Satie ‘Zombie Love’, although only by degrees. Kim Ann Foxman then does her thing completing the release with an excellent reworking of MANIK ‘The Right Moves’, which jacks in all the right places, effortlessly hitting the bass and intoxicating funk buttons simultaneously.

Release: November 24