Review: Despite a production moniker that might raise a chortle or two, Dan Electro has delivered one of 2010's most surprising and unconventional albums in Bite The Hand That Feeds You. Drawing inspiration from everyone from Farley Jackmaster Funk to Louis Jordan, Eddie Kirk and The Five Royales, this caped crusader uses gospel samples and layers them over killer instrumentation that flits between the deeper end of house and disco. "The Side I'm On" has a shuffling percussion and soothing vocal that wouldn't seem out of place in the Moodymann back catalogue, while "Lead Me On" utilises the classic gospel hymn "Take My Hand Precious Lord" to wonderfully moving effect. "I've Got That Feeling" meanwhile borrows the same vocal sample that Anthony "Shake" Shakir once employed to some acclaim. Dan's tunes are a mainstay in the record bags of Gilles Peterson, Joey Negro and the Unabombers; judging on this offering, it's not hard to see why.
Review: Jazzy almost broken beat outing here with mixes from Franck Roger, Kaidi Tatham and Raw Deal. Nice set of names assembled to remix this beautiful and the highlight to these ears was the gorgeous deep mix from Franck.
Review: Originally released as 13 track digital album earlier this year, here we find Soulab curating a selected soulful four-way for all vinyl lovers. Showing the set at its most embracive and far-reaching, we're treated to a ridiculously cool, sleazy digi-lounge version of "Big Fun" and a super-slamming high NRG take on "Boogie". Further on label mainstays get creative with a very well known Mohawks sample while Guiseppe Storniolo gets deep with a timeless nod towards Detroit. Soul is back... And back for good!