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DJ Olive Heaps As, Live in Tasmania

In his CD‘s inner sleeve, Gregor Asch features portraits of faces smeared on dirty walls that all resemble those of clubgoers one might quickly encounter in a crowd yet never see again. As DJ Olive, he captures that situation with a recording of his May 2005 Australian performances. The tracks stick to his sunlit Bodega formula of fusing dub, Latin funk, rocksteady, and hip-hop, and the results suit any basement party with no breathing space. "Heaps As" has a Latin-jazz piano melody that chases the ghosts of past loves in the streets. "Sub Bass Commandante" deftly scrambles the "Funky Drummer" break with an ace riddim. Despite its fun, the music grows rather monotonous over an hour. Best drunk one shot at a time.

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