David Harness/Charles Spencer
"The Taboo Jazz EP"
Conceived and created by labelhead Charles Spencer and the legendary David Harness, this diverse three-tracker is worth your time! Love-side features "Breezy's Groove," laden with organic jazz-riffed guitar over a synthetic bass-line; it's a melodic complex mixed with syncopated rhythms. "Tribal Stomp" is possibly the peak-timer of this EP. Equal with the sounds of DJ Gregory and Marques Wyatt, this Brazilian/African sounding tune keeps it bumpin' into the night. Slap side holds the title track of this record. The long-awaited "Taboo Jazz" is a host of live instruments: saxophone, jazzy chords and 70s muted guitar; isn't it about time you picked it up? Also, check out "Heartbeat Vol. 1," mixed by David Harness, coming soon. www.loveslap.com
"In the Springtime"
Look At You Records
We're blessed to have one of New York's finest DJs on board, this month. DJ Ebar (a.k.a. Eric Reithler-Barros) has been spinning cutting-edge house music since 1991, and more recently, he launched his own label, Sifted Recordings, in association with his studio partner Ramie Burns. Now in collaboration with Look At You Records, we have his latest conception—"In the Springtime." Full of electro-synth and delightful piano, this melodic groove hooks you instantly. With DJ Ebar providing two mixes by himself, this mesmerizing piece of plastic is worth its weight. Rhodes piano, heavy kits and sonic sounds—just check it out! It includes a remix from Portugal's own Roger Urb, adding in that bit of spice. www.lookatyourecords.com
The Coffee Kids
Causing quite a stir among the likes of Miguel Migs, Sandy Rivera and Brian Tappert, this jazz-filled flight will engage you on an energetic journey to club land. Produced by Cricco Castelli (coffee king) and Gavin 'Face' Mills (Copyright), this full-blooded house groove reminds me of a hybrid between "Rithmo da Rua" and Grant Nelson's "Free." The A-side is a funky and deadly tune with Rhodes, big beats and spoken word by Foremost Poets. The B-side is a MN2S mix, with a little more bump and dub to move your crowd. This one has made a No. 1 on The Hype Chart! www.mn2s.com