originally released in 2015 on cassette by g.e.d. soul records. now for the first time on 1lp vinyl on kingunderground, remastered and limited to 500 copies. the album is a collection of delightfully smoked out, library inspired instrumentals. following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 debut. “return of” combines many shades of many moods into a tight record that finds a nice balance between strange hype arrangements and super chill ‘couch-lock’ inducing slow jams. it embarks on a cinematic soul journey from the opening note, through the interlude, straight to the closing credits.
nashville s dusty funkateers magic in threes return to rnt reserve with a triptych of low-strung grooves, each complimented by a superlative remix. chupa cabra, a sweet soulful joint, is reimagined as a devilishly pulsating and funky burner by rnt mainstays fouk on their remix. parisian patchworks takes the 70s-cop-show funk of work tapes straight to nigeria with a beautifully crafted highlife remix. finally there s come on down, reminiscent of classic donald byrd in the larry mizell days, which is beefed up and readied for the dance floor by analog wizard lay-far. a lovely package for listening, or bumping!
pressed on limited 12 inch blue vinyl and housed in the new reserve generic sleeve
three is truly the magic number on this special rsd release from razor-n-tape, with a trio of groovy tracks by nashville-based magic in threes. the original version of beatin tha breaks is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies, freddie joachim s brings his signature smooth and rhythmic sound on his remix, and the fouk mix rounds out the triptych with a touch of uptempo housey deepness.