Whoa. 2005 is not yet gone but there's already promos floating around of albums that are to be released in the first weeks of two-zero-zero-six.Bigga Bush
, who has been 50% of the infamous NeoDub-project Rockers Hi-Fi in the nineties, comes up with his CD "Sound Sensation" on Stereo Deluxe
, which functions as Mix-CD as well as a showcase of Bigga's remix works and personal taste of music as it features a whole bunch of exclusive re-works, re-edits, additional dub FX that are only to be found on this album. Coming from a Dub & soundsystem background Bigga Bush is more a selecta than beatmatching DJ but still rulin' tings and rockin' da house. Starting the mix with a massive overdub version of Kode 9 & The Spaceape's "Sine Of The Dub" which is proper bassheavy Dubstep, swinging into eclectic afro-influenced Funk, later into thrilling DigiDancehall with DJ Rupture ft. Sister Nancy, some latin-influenced beats as well plus a fine blend of Urban Music that might be called somewhat in between BrokenBeats/Phusion/Freestyle and Reggaeton-like beat structures. And Reggae. Anyone willing to come up with a name for that? No? I don't mind at all 'coze the mix is fat. Get it.
The trio named Twinset
hails from New Zealand and is about to release its fifth studio album on Fante Records
under the name of "Lifestyle" on january 27th. What they provide is approx. 46 minutes of handmade Jazz and Bossa-stuff for music connaisseurs and headz that do love diggin' the crates for something special and different.
Another nice and chilled album is to be out on Audiopharm
in early february which is the first internationally released compilation of the Warsaw- and Berlin-based bar/cafe Miedzi Name Cafe
. Mixed / selected by DJ. Respecta there's 15 tracks of Headz/Downbeat to be found here produced by well-known acts like Thievery Corporation, Tosca, Herbaliser, Stina Nordenstam, Handsome Boy Modelling School and many more belonging to the elite of the mentioned genre. 76 minutes of advanced but still relaxing music are to be taken for granted - lounge beats meets Jazz meets freestyle. Excellent artwork, too.