||1.||"Mamao's Brake" (IG Culture remix) (5:02)|
||2.||"Mamao's Brake" (Tenderlonious remix) (3:21)|
||1.||"Ah Que Legal" (Reginald Omas Mamode IV remix) (3:21)|
||2.||"Ah Que Legal" (Jeen Bassa remix) (3:42)|
Joe Davis' Far Out Recordings is indeed an endless source of good music and outernational slickness. The British digging veteran has given us an insurmountable amount of pearls over the years but, specifically, he's opened a whole Pandora's Box of Brazilian music; word on the street is that he was the man who sold Gilles Peterson his first, now rare-as-hens-teeth, Brazilian 12s and LPs back in the 90s. His latest 12" features Azymuth drummer Ivan Conti, remixed and reinterpreted in the finest of UK flavours and, more specifically, form a selection of artists whom we rarely see these days. Broken beat pioneer IG Culture rewires "Mamao's Brake" in the most poignant of fashions, tearing up that percussion and letting it run wild amid scores of trippy synths, while 22a's Tenderlonious gives the tune a funky albeit minimalistic sort of flavor. "Ah Que Legal", on the flip, is first retouched by Reginald Omas Mamode IV, who turns in a beautifully stripped-back, lo-fi waver, and then by Jeen Bassa who goes for the hazy, boogie sort of flex. This is very warmly recommended. 5 stars.
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