Review: A staple of the Australian Music scene, pals Lewis Moody, Ziggy Zeigeist and Matthew Hayes of Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange offer-up their second album, a collection of jaunty jazz-funk, jazz-house and spaced-out jams guaranteed to improve your mood in these most troubling of times. There's much to enjoy from start to finish, from the fizzing dancefloor jazz rush of "Logan's Run" and the synth-sporting Afro-jazz/jazz-funk fusion of "Candy Flip", to the bubbly boogie-jazz positivity of "River Run Deep" and the hazy house warmth of "Still Swag", a kind of update of the mid 1990s St Germain sound that's worth the entrance fee on its own.
Review: Zulu Men hail from New Orelans and bring plenty of that famous musical city's history to their work. The southwest of Louisiana has birthed greats like Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty, all of whom loom large over this new 45. Both sides of the record brim and bristle with big horns, live percussion and shuffling drums that come with dancing keys that will get you up on your toes as the parade rolls by. The B-side houses a cover of one of the legendary Toussaint's biggest hits, "Sweet Touch Of Love".