Stump Valley – Magica Movida [RHD024]

Stump Valley returns to Rush Hour’s ‘No Label’ offshoot with more attractive, ear-pleasing fare. There’s a slightly more sun-kissed feel to Magica Movida, with opener “Oceans Refuse No River” coming on like a dusty and tactile nu-disco take on the dreamy, new age influenced Mood Hut sound. There’s plenty more to enjoy across the EP, with the dawn-over-the-Adriatic feel of “Sunshine Hotel” standing out.

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Stump Valley – Magica Movida [RHD024]

Machine Drum / Sun Ra – Views Of Saturn Vol 3 [ACSR12X3]

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Machine Drum applies his spur of the moment style to the 1979 Sun Ra classic Door Of The Cosmos. A slightly different take from the previous two, but equally as experimental in its own right, his trademark frenetic psychedelic high speed beats are at work here for a truly unique interpretation of one of Sun Ra’s most recognizable works. All the covers come with bespoke cover art via Stephen Serrato and photographer Simon Wald-Lasowski and this looks like their best yet.

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Machine Drum / Sun Ra – Views Of Saturn Vol 3 [ACSR12X3]

Kai Alcé & Omar-S – Jive Time (Unreleased Beats) [NDATL008]

This limited 7″ offers two deliciously simple but bombastically effective drum tracks that should appeal to those who like to pepper their mixes with cute percussive interludes. Both tracks are stripped-down, 808-heavy grooves based on a pair of collaborations with Kai Alce that first appeared on the Jive Time 12″ in December 2010. The percussion is of course spot on, with plenty of repetitive claps, 808 cowbells and, on flipside “Incognigro (Bonus Beats)”, the most subtle of deep house chords.

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Kai Alcé & Omar-S – Jive Time (Unreleased Beats) [NDATL008]