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Sunshine Jones - Heaven/Miracles (Whiskey Disco)

I was just going through the considerable pile of new records we scored on last saturday's Record Store Day to pick one to review, when this little 10" record I bagged a few weeks ago peeked at me seductively from the shelf, so the new ones will have to wait a bit. It's the tenth release on Sleazy McQueen's ace Whiskey Disco imprint, and it's a two track affair by Sunshine Jones. You may or may not know that Sunshine Jones is/used to be one half of Dubtribe Soundsystem, whose 'Do It Now' happens to be one of my alltime favorites. He's been doing reworks under the Sunshine Jones nom de guerre for a while now, expertly wielding the editing blade and reconstructing stoner rock and cosmic oddities to great effect. Sleazy McQueen cherrypicked the collection for a delightful double header here.

'Heaven' on the A is an immense rework of the Rolling Stones original, pushed along by Metro Area-esque synth lines, clever drum programming, heavy filterin…

Vakula - Asuwant (Shevchenko 005)

Truth be told and as we mentioned in our previous post - we've got a love/hate relationship with Vakula. It's not that we don't like his stuff, it's just that it's a bit too weird and too much on the experimental tip for us. Don't get us wrong though, we still love many of his productions just for that reason - because they're so strange and so far off the beaten path. The man's got a knack for blending obscure movie dialogue in and out of choppy, minimal, stuttering house beats; and morphing other random sine-waves and modular synth patterns every whichway from friday in a way that renders many of his tracks almost un-danceable, but often still very good I might add. The originality of his productions always sets him well apart from the rest however. His recent project - Leleka showcases this originality not only in the music but also from an aesthetic POV, with some of the most beautifully coloured/marbled black & white pr…

Andy Ash - Get Loose (On The Prowl)

It's been a while since my last review, which is a bit silly as I've been buying loads and loads of records that all deserve a few kind words. I've been obsessed with Vakula's Asuwant track, a supreme slice of deephouse I keep playing over and over, and the second 7" on Eddie C's Red Motorbike (with tracks by his Canadian pals Dane and Koosh) has also been glued to my ratty old slipmat for a while now. Add some other fine records by the likes of Sunshine Jones, Session Victim (see Kris' post from last week), Andres and some absolute Discogs steals to the list and you get the jist...

I'm way too lazy to do writeups for all of these, but I did want to take a minute to single out Andy Ash's 'Let Loose EP' on On The Prowl, a record with an immensely big 'fun' factor without getting too cheeky. As much as I like supermoody and deep slow cuts, it's unlikely you'll get the floor going with too many tunes for the beards (I love you…