Eloge de la Lenteur (Part 2)
The second instalment of Joss Moog & Around7’s elegant Jazz-Funk referencing experience is every bit a sumptuous as the first with the opening lounge factor of The Movement scoring particularly high. Next, No Trouble No Men ups the tempo driving the beats hard, while the gorgeous Deep Dip follows in a more melancholy vein. The Right Color then reworks a touch of Jazz with a vengeance, as the excitable Hot Saucisse again raises the temperature Ron Hardy style. Which leaves the down-tempo smoky vibes of Lunatique to round off another excellent set of productions from the duo.
Release: May 13
Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra
Where Do We Go From Here?
Far Out Recordings
Featuring the arrangements of Azymuth’s late JosÃ© Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Arthur Verocai alongside a feast of other Brazilian icons the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra have been at the receiving end of a sterling number of remixes recently. Now it’s the turn of AndrÃ©s and the LTJ Xperience who both rework Where Do We Go From Here? Detroit’s AndrÃ©s revisits the track for a second time producing an excellent and certainly crisper version of the killer vocal. While Luca Trevisi aka LTJ Xperience fuels the song with smoother, more traditionally soulful flavours. Either way this is quality guaranteed.
Release: May 27
Shoot Your Shoot: The Divine Anthology
Big Break Records
Ok, so it may not all have been genius, but at least it was fabulous. Divine exploded all over almost everywhere by the early 80’s with hits such as the highly-energised â€˜Native Love (Step by Step)’ and the gloriously trashy â€˜Shake It Up’. The larger than life persona was originally christened by John Waters who called Harris Glenn Milstead’s alias “the most beautiful woman in the world, almost.” And began starring in underground films by the late sixties, becoming all the more infamous by the time of Female Trouble (1974) and notorious with the arrival of Hairspray in 1988. In between times Divine released a series of stunning records produced by (the criminally underrated, in terms of Dance history) Bobby O. Prior to the electronic sounds employed on this compilation the artist had a rockier sound, which certainly contrasts with the more polished collaboration via S.A.W by the later eighties. Anyway, sit back and enjoy the ride into oblivion.