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Summer Vibes

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The first of two EPs on a summer theme kicks off with Beatsmack's 'A Jazz Thing', whose jazz elements only really consist of the odd bit of parping sax. This scuzzy electro-funk piece, with disco fills and the odd siren, owes more James Brown than Miles Davis, so should change its name. Good party-starter, though. Fantastic Boyz's '2 Slick' is a zippy electronic roller with Stones-style "Whooos" in the middle and a teeny Prelude disco interlude, and Fisso & Spark's 'Drop The Funk' boasts renegade Rhodes, harsh beats, 'Thriller' synths but a bit of an annoying MC vox.