Leroy & The Drivers – Rainy Night in Georgia
Label: Tramp Germany
Melancholic, effortless-sounding jazz- funk which immediately invokes images of rain and streetlights at night. Backed with an equally tight, straight funk track.
Wilson das Neves – Pick Up the Pieces
Label: Mr Bongo
Mr Bongo’s onslaught of obscure Brazilian 45 reissues continues with this shuffling cover of a classic, injecting some much- needed actual funk into the track.
Diamond Ortiz – Pretty Please
Label: Eddie Pendergrass Presents
Smooth and restrained piece of vocoder- led boogie, crisp drums and rubbery synth bass driving it forward with an irresistible swing.
Perseus Traxx – Grey Skies
Label: Photic Fields
Driving yet reserved Chicago-inspired house track from Yorkshire-based don, warehouse-style drums fitting nicely alongside pulsating pads and a shimmering bassline.
Zenker Brothers – Phing
Label: Ilian Tapes
Underwater-sounding electro cut from the Munich duo’s LP on their ever- impressive Ilian Tape imprint, rough pads and skittering percussion used to dizzying effect.