Review: Bristol's Addison Groove is back to get well funky! The Groove boss and 50Weapons staple gets some low slung party vibes in full effect on "F1nk" which is a wicked tool that's looped to perfection. On the flip, he goes deeper into the night on the well hypnotic and very exotic polyrhythmicity of "Sudoeste" and features good mate Bim Sanga - it follows up their excellent Where Are The People EP ?on Bags Inc. last year. This one was our pick of the two and is perfect for those heads-down or 'get weird' moments on the dancefloor. Tip!
Review: Remix klaxon! Addison Groove unleashes "Shango" from this summer's heavily played "Changa" EP and passes it round his mates for a cheeky buzz. The results include a harmonic Julian Jabre-style tech house riff from Ejeca, a sub-aquatic bubble-n-bleep stepper from O'Flynn, a woozy slo-mo broken beat affair from Nan Kole and a pounding operator-style 4x4 dub shakedown from Professor Amit. Subp Yao takes the closing honours with a spaced-out beat jam that sits somewhere between IG Culture and Roska. Shango-a-gogo.
Review: Under the name Addison Groove, UK producer Tony Williams has racked up a healthy discography over the past 6 years. Say the name Addison Groove though, and most heads will start chanting, "Footcrab, Footcrab, Footcrab," such is the seminal nature of his breakout Swamp 81 drop. Out of nowhere comes this fresh pair of edits from Denham and AG aka Addison Groove himself. The former adds some extra boom to the original with some deadly amen breaks and off-kilter 808 kicks, offering a nice counterpart to AG's own contemporary revision on the flip. After remaining dubplate only for a few years, it's nice to see this slick version finally available on wax.
Review: The regular clubbers out there may be familiar with "Dancer" from Addison Groove, a rather delicious contemporary bass number that slices and dices up Sister Sledge and has been played regularly by a broad spectrum of DJs over the past year. The man also known as Headhunter has relented to the clamour for a public release, pressing "Dancer" up as the lead cut on a cheeky white label, 300 copies no questions asked. The track works in a similar way to Joe's Bobby McFerrin edit for Text earlier this year. Another secret weapon from the Addison Groove armoury lines the flip in the shape of "Go La La". Don't sleep on this.