Just in case Man wasn’t rocking my year quite enough, label boss Daniel Haacksman, dropped Ramba Zamba, his first full length album under his own name. Album is a slick, hyper edited affair, choppiness left right and centre, loads of swing and referencing rhythms from here and there. Early favorites for me are Sum Sum, Dubcheck feat. Shantel & Boban Markovic Orkestar and Strut Oriental feat. Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Orchestra, Carnaval and Senta Senta [++ kudos for title attribution].
While you’re over at the Man website, there’s a free MP3 version of the latest Bert on Beats album, Antenna of Tallinn to grab if you decide not to buy it in all its high-res glory, given the bass drops and sparkle in the percussion I’m digging my WAV. Whole album is solid, moments remind me of Tryptomatik’s tunes from a few years ago, Bone Dat reworks some old favorite samples in a fun twist on garage and well Suomo is just the sh*t.