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Back again on the Disco House Tip. Shir Khan presents 4 new fine cuts on Black Jukebox 16.
A1 and A2 is being represented by Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax (Robsoul), while B1 is in charge of Bas Roos (featured on Claptone’s upcoming Mix-CD) and B2 by G. Markus (Soul Clap Edits).
‘Shir Khan’s Black Jukebox is back with its 16th edition and it’s all killer no filler as we’ll explain. First up the EP starts off in wicked fashion with the thumping, swing fuelled groove of Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax’s “I Believe” with its jazzy piano loops.. this one’s definitely made to play! On the flip we’ve got the lo-slung deep groove of Dutchman Bas Roos’ “Midnight People” that’s just perfect for a 3 AM Chicago basement shut in or Bushwick loft party alike! Finally Soul Clap Records affiliated G Markus’ “The Man From Planet Jazz” is indeed a jazzy little something, no doubt inspired by the Windy City Style.’ (Review by JUNO)
‘Shir Khan sees out the Summer with one more V/A 4-tracker for the terraces. Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax (Robsoul) take care of the B-side while Bas Roos and G. Markus (of Soul Clap Edits) take charge of the flip. “I Believe” is filtered, piano-led feel-good house music. With a riff akin to Paul Johnson’s “Get Get Down” it’s actually the same sample used by the Happy Clappers tune of exactly the same name. “Scorpio” opts for a more beatdown flavoured groove as more funk and disco samples are tastefully layered in that idiosyncratic style. Onto the B-side and Bas Roos’ “Midnight People” is a sultry, low-slung affair again with added filter action and plenty of soulful vocal snatches. Finally, G. Markus concludes the set with “The Man From Planet Jazz”. An organic house number along the lines of Rotating Assembly or Glen Underground; rich with vibrant piano work, warm bass lively congas. Another killer set from Mr. Khan’s crew. Limited edition as always.’ (Review by PICADILLY RECORDS)