Review: Another fine deep spiritual Jazz reissue on Japanese label P-Vine that came out on Strata East originally in 1974. Soaring vocals are charismatic of this album and it features the track Optimystical which Andres previously sampled.
Blyk Tchutchi Loy Dtchutchi - "Mandamento De Deus"
Gordon Henderson - "The Highest Bidder"
Simon Jurad - "Macadam"
Mubashira Mataali Group - "Emaali Ya Bamulekwa Orphans Property"
Eko Roosevelt Louis - "Tondoho Mba"
Slim Young - "Otan Hunu"
Jacinta Sanches & Pedro Ramos - "Vizinha Ka Bale"
Andre Marceline - "Candencedisco"
Misumami First Touch - "Prove Your Love"
Alma Luma - "Princesa Isabel"
Review: While he's been offering up some sizzling solo albums of late, French DJ/producer GUTS is still arguably better known as the seasoned selector behind the excellent "Beach Diggin'" compilations. Here he offers up another compilation, this time showcasing tried-and-tested tracks that have been rocking his DJ sets for the last few years. Mostly focused around club-friendly global sounds past and present, the 17-track selection is full of little known killers, overlooked dancefloor workouts and forgotten gems. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the horn-sporting boogie-zouk bounce of Evasion 85's "Van La Ka Vante" and the cheeky "Rappers Delight" re-write "Bon Tempos" by Equipe Radio Cidade, to the sparkling Afro-disco heat of Eko Roosevelt Louis' "Tondoho Mba" and the righteous Afro-Brazilian drum workout that is Alma Luma's "Princesa Isabel".