Friday, June 23, 2006

Funky Friday Has Beats To Move Ya Feets

It's a funky Friday four pack with three tracks of leftfield electronic tastiness and one track of blazingly funky Afrobeat...

Rekid - Retro Active
From the debut LP Made In Menorca this is a bumping little techno house number with some nice dubby spaceout bits and tasty synth washes. A delicious album of largely downtempo goodness.

Tony Allen - One Tree
Tony was the drummer in Fela Kuti's band, so his pedigree is immaculate. This is a track from his new LP Lagos No Shaking, and is a shimmering, uptempo groove that floats on multiple percussive grooves. This is the kind of Afrobeat that David Byrne and Brian Eno were so enamoured of back in the late '70s - many guitars and beats colliding, topped off with big horns and soulful vocals.

Isolée - I Owe you (Remix)
From Isolée's latest Western Shore, a collection of typically blissed out rarities and oddities and remixes from this German electronicist.

Minotaur Shock - Vigo Bay
This is from 2005's Maritime which I have only just gotten around to buying. Quirky leftfield goodness on the glitchy folktronic tip - lots of nice organic instrumentation is thrown into the mix here.

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