Etienne Jaumet
Versatile Records

Clocking in at over ten minutes this semi – epic from Zombie Zombie’s Etienne Jaumet delivers a brooding production that sits on the very edge of darkness. Light is to be glimpsed inside the tunnel as his vision of seventies analogue soundtracks’ meets addictive acid tones in an undulating sound clash of discotheque proportions. You can’t help but love this. John Convex provides the remix with a more up-tempo feel to the beats and squelchy electro notes reworking the theme most effectively with added vocal snippets. 9

release: 28 November 2011



Mari Posa
‘Royaume A Stockholm EP’

The enticing Parisian singer and instrumentalist Mari Posa combines beguiling vocals with breezy pop melodies and swirling European electronics to produce music that is unsuspecting and wonderful. Mike Simonetti from Italians Do It Better then gives the song some edge with sizzling sounds and arpeggio signatures which only go to make the voice sound even more appealing. A dub follows with House beats and piano for more dancefloor action but either this EP is well worth investigation. 8



Jean Wells
‘Soul On Soul’
BBE Records

When you listen to Jean Wells you don’t want to be anywhere else. This compilation begins with her 1967 hit, Have A Little Mercy and touches upon everything great about great about Black American Music that preceded it – with the exception of Jazz. Its cornerstone is firmly rooted in Gospel as vocals and feeling soar on, After Loving You; get mournful with, Our Sweet Love Turned Bitter; then turn sassy on the label’s current single release, Somebody’s Been Loving You (But It Ain’t Me). If you can say that Soul music charts the ups and downs of life then who better than Jean Wells to accompany the rollercoaster. 9

release: 28 November 2011



Antonio Santana
Pole Position Recordings

Pole Position does it once again, this time with Mexico’s Antonio Santana who’s pumping production swings with a groovy intent. The bass is deep, while the tops shimmer with jazzy snares sounding hot in amongst an array of feverish percussion on title track, Moroko. The remix comes from Soulplate who lift the tempo and rework the music into something with a more soulful edge. The second and standout track, Epileptia again features snazzy drums, although this time with plenty of filtered action and comes coupled a sequence of hypnotic edits which make it all feel warmer and funkier. A Groovy Mix of the same completes the picture. 8

release: 28 November 2011

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