Review: The Excursions crew have prepped another solid release right here, a bunch of glorious Turkish funk edits by the mysterious Halal Cool J. We love the name and all, but it's the cuts that we're vibing too, especially seeing as we're big into our 70s Turkish culture here at Juno HQ; just take a look at our charts and you'll find everyone from Baris Manco, to Erkin Koray and Erkut Tackin. From "Visne Nektari" to "Fenerbache Heat", you'll be glad to know that gear is 100% club-proof and utterly in line with the quality of that 70s material... it just has a little more oomph to its beats now.
Review: Former Bugz In The Attic crewmember Alex Phountzi first joined forces with fellow broken beat pioneer IG Culture four years ago. Together, they launched the NameBrandSound project with a tidy EP of bass-weight business on Ninja Tune's Technicolour offshoot. Here the experienced twosome return with their first - and presumably only - missive of 2018. A-side "Shrunken Heads" is something of a percussive, off-kilter dancefloor beast, as the duo re-imagines Talking Heads classic "Once In A Lifetime" as a rolling, bruk-up floor-filler. Over on side B, "Bebop" sees them pepper another swinging, house-influenced bruk-up rhythm with lashings of synth-sax and some suitably shimmering chords.