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Oddjobs Shopkeepers Wife EP

Label: Third Earth Music

Dark, quality production, good rhyme-flows. If you get high or if you are the serious mad-at- the-world type, you'll love this. If you're into good times and multiple orgasms, you'll buy Politics of the Business. Either/or, you'll be good. Read more » 

Apeanaut Go Away

Label: Redbud

Brooklyn dubmaster and Antibalas keyboardist Tiklah offers his label's first 12", and it's pure talent. Live bass from Ninjaboy, sultry vocals from Diana Blain, and big, thumping beat structures that balance foggy, haunted dub bass and cracking hip-hop snares like a holy mix of UK artists G-Corp and Spacer. Galliant. Read more » 

Daedelus The Household EP

Label: Eastern Developments

Santa Monica's favorite electro antiquarian gets domestic, sweeping up Louis Bonfa, Robert Moog, Coldcut, The Fat Boys and Bollywood soundtracks into a digi-dustpan mosaic. Prefuse 73 stops by to lend some beats and a helping hand with the chores. Their mothers must be so proud. Read more » 

Greyboy Make Noise

Label: Ubiquity

First of all, I know people who'd love records like this. Singing verses, horns, keys, rhyming with a jazzy vibe. As for myself' get anxiety. Would people that I know buy it? Maybe. Would I buy it? Probably not. It would make me go purchase the Politics of the Business album. Read more » 

Soul Purpose Take Over

Label: Coup d'Etat

As far as bragging underground rap records go, this is neither good nor bad. Pumpkin Head definitely shines with a nice rhyme flow. The beat is basic. If you're a Soul Purpose fan add this to your collection; if you are undecided at the record store buy Politics of the Business to avoid taking any unnecessary risks. Read more » 

Rehash Morning b/w Number Four

Label: Rehash Media

The second 7" by self-described Dallas record nerds High-C and Wilson proves that Texas booty got soul, GWB excepted. As expected from a couple of diggers, the breaks are funky, but it's the atmosphere built up by lazy Rhodes vibes and gossamer trumpet that makes this record sublime. A bit scruff around the edges, but in that waking-up-after-a-bender-and-realizing-you-bagged-the-hot-bass-player sort of way. Read more » 

Voom: Voom Baby 3

Label: Compost

On one version of the title track of their third single, Pete Kruder and the Fauna Flash boys sprinkle some quasi-Parisian vocoder bits over an ascending, '80s-ish disco groove. The flip puts the vocals aside and lets us enjoy the irresistible yet restrained elements. Bottom line: these guys just couldn't help but put out a floor-burner. Read more » 

Various Artists Floorplay 3: House Broken EP

Label: Play

Titonton Duvante is broken techno's most fearless beat programmer right now. His infinitely funky tech-soul contribution to the new comp on Toronto's Play Records seethes with erratic snares and snorting hi-hats, as aqua waves of synth melody crash on his beat beachheads. A nice cut from Augusta, and Legion of Green Men's ambient-broken remix of Marc de Breyne further affix a blue ribbon to this remarkable collection. Read more » 

Various Artists Playlist EP: Compiled by Jazzanova

Label: JCR

The range that Jazzanova-Compost Records achieves with their output is only comparable to Blue Note or Atlantic during their late-'60s heights. The punchy, low-slung-bass-driven hyperactivity of Rima's stab-and-run mix of a sumptuous Underwolves vocal number, and Faze Action's samba polish of Victor Davies make for an abundant sonic palette. Pick your choice and take a spin. Read more » 

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