Review: His agenda set with his 2013 debut album Bosq Y Orchestra De Madera, Whiskey Baron Bosq has gone on to unleash heavy 12s on the likes of Soul Clap, Gator Boots and Flavorhead. Now returning to Ubiquity with his second album, it's a series of street carnivals and dusky, balmy late night soirees that belie their autumnal release. Key examples of this album's arresting personality include the Afrofunk horns and relentless groove of "Bounce & Pull Up", the honeyed chants and positivity of "Take Over" and the straight up disco soul of the Nicole Willis-fronted "Bad For Me".
You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (part 1) (3:34)
You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (part 2) (2:07)
Review: Russian funk crew The Soul Surfers return to Ubiquity with the first single from their forthcoming debut album. Hooking up with Stones Throw vocalist Myron & E, the band provide a rigid Rhodes-based groove that builds momentum along with the horns but is spacious enough for Myron to do his business. Flip for the second side of the tale as the keys are elements are switched out in sequence, giving a cross-section view of how The Soul Surfers construct their compositions. We can't wait for the album.
Review: Ubiquity's super-collectable Luv N Haight series continues with immaculate aplomb. Here we find Kon applying his crafty edit knife to Twilight's 1986 soul boogie smoocher "You're In Love". The remix carries the full honey-coated vocals while the dub switches the focus to the groove with subtle flourishes of the vocal. A spotless contempory rework.... And, as the seventh volume, it's fittingly the first in the series to be served on 7". Nice touch.