Review: We could all do with a little more love, peace and unity in our life and DJ Tron is happy to oblige on his new one with Luana. The title track is an old school bit of hip hop with huge drum breaks, fills and a sing-along-chorus that's all about the good times. "Soul In Ya Mind" is a deeper and more considered jam with golden era flow and warmer chords, put still plenty of playful stabs and breaks to get you moving. Limited to just 100 copies but in three different colours, this one is sure to shift fast.
Review: As debut singles go, this missive from Hamburg combo The Drawbars is pretty special. The trio manages to get a mighty sound out of a sparse line up of bass guitar, drums and Hammond organ, with A-side "The Question" offering a near perfect mix of sweaty, energetic deep funk breaks, driving bass and the kind of wild keys-work that would make The Meters blush. The fun continues on the flip, where more fast-fingered Hammond organ riffs and solos ride a darker, moodier groove that just intensifies as the track progresses. They may only be in their infancy, but we predict big things to come from The Drawbars.
Round & Round (feat Darrion - Living Room version) (4:44)
Review: SimonAyEm has been collecting records and generally immersing himself in rap for a quarter of a century. He makes his own beats, held a rap show on Swiss national and here one of his homemade demos is presented on Burning Sole. The first version was a raw, made in the kitchen jam with rough drums and noodling keys next to a heady whistle, while the flip side is a more refined lounge version with a fuller, richer, warmer sound and more steamy chords, as well as a hook sung by the producer's own young son. Nice.