Review: Lxvndr is a young female rapper from Charlottetown, here making her first release, while of course DJ Moves is a real veteran Nova Scotia on his 63rd release. "Andromedan Slice" is a heady piece of stream of conscious hip hop. The elastic delivery finds the rapper contort her voice into many different forms while summery flutes and warm, rubbery kick drums make for an inviting groove. It's tense yet uplifting, then the flip side "Been Known 2" is darker, with a more nagging beat and drums that drag on the ground, weighted down by the messages delivered up top. As a taster of the full length album Raw that is to come, it could be no finer.
Review: DJ Danny Dan The Beat Mann steps out of the Dusty Fingers shadows with a full live band for this new edition of one of the most comprehensive break collection series known to man. Four breaks, all wrapped up in their own unique vibe, there's a cinematic feel running throughout tapping into the OST source so many samples are taken from. Hungry for tension? Get yourself some "Blood Lust". Need that moody atmosphere vibe to break up the intensity? "The Biler Room" is for you. A little hazy magic to whisk your mix away? You need "It's Just A Dream". Finally, if you're after a more swing and party feel then you can't fail with "Man Hunt". Pure drum magic; get those fingers flexing.
Review: DJ Moves has a new album coming, Moves Presents Hiss 3 Hissterectomy, and this new single on the a-side is taken from it. Touch provides the raps to Moves' beats and the whole thing is a big ode to the herb, with chunky and funky bass riffs, rumbling drums and laid back vibes. On the flip, its the booze that gets the spotlight with an ode to drinking. It's super quick and slick and is taken from the Low Pressure Records album "Fatt Matt and Big Moves Rusty Hooks" released in 2010. Both tracks bang with tongue in cheek messages and sound real ripe in warm summer days.
Review: Jorun Bombay is one of Canada's most influential hip-hop protagonists and his fantastic cover of the recently turned 80 year old Roy Ayers in the form of 'Revisiting The Sunshine' is one of his biggest tunes. A recent reissue on white vinyl sold out in quick time so now comes another chance to own it, this time on black wax. This one followed Jorun's recent edit series and is authentic to its soulful core. As summer fades away and autumn looms, keep the sunny vibes alive with this golden, heart warming version. On the flip is something just as sunny - a fine version of 'Funky Sensation' that gets a precision Bombay treatment.