One of our favourite labels in the shop is the South East London upstarts On The Corner and their first Versus release was our introduction to each other. The second Versus release offers a similar variety of moods, grooves and soothes with a cross genre that pulls together with great unity. The opening song on Side 1 is a mellowed ride remix by Jinku of Makadem’s ‘Nyako,’ that’s primed for early morning rises as the sunset comes up. The beats are raised with Black Classical organ stabs sitting proudly on ‘Jeje.’ The horns of Collocutor open up on the Contours remix of ‘Agama’ with excellent percussion leading the way under a daunting mood swaying bassline. Sam Jones off kilter stabs closes off Side A with great form. On the flip we have the high octane ‘Simba’ bangs the drum with great gusto before the vibes sweep through before the drum kicks back in again. FYI Chris drops the acid with his rolling Mugwisa International Xylophone remix. The Peter Croce remix of Penya’s ‘Search It Out’ really drops the acid with it’s 303 charged underlay. Versus II is a champion for great music with On The Corner leading the way for innovative new music.
A1 – Makadem – Nyako (Jinku Remix) A2 – Black Classical – Jeje A3 Collocutor – Agama (Contours Remix) A4 – Sam Jones – Group As Salaam Construct
B1 – Daisho – Simba B2 – Mugwisa International Xylophone – Drop The Beat (FYI Chris Acid Drop) B3 – Penya – Search It Out (Peter Croce 4AM Fix)