Various Artists - IWYMI INTNl: United Kingdom
Four beats, four beat makers, one country. Cold Busted’s acclaimed IWYMI INTNI series — meaning, “It's What You Make It International” — touches down in the United Kingdom for its latest installment. Spread across the UK, this quartet of young producers makes a lasting impression with sublime tracks imprinted on seven inch wax. West London is represented by AJMW, AKA Ashley Warden, who comes correct on “Lovely Jubbly.” Tinkling piano, crooning snatches, and a dope beat make this a stellar opener. Joe Corfield, hailing from Birmingham, goes into the funk zone with “Fuji,” featuring delicious interplay of shimmering Rhodes and a sharp, dusted rhythm. Flip the record for “Over There” from West Yorkshire’s Hashfinger — a bass-booming head-nodder complete with dreamy vocal interludes. Millennium Jazz Music’s Gadget brings us back to London, supplying dulcet guitar strums over a tough beat on the hypnotically soothing “Y’all Feel That.” These four cuts pack a punch, subtle yet sassy and ready to spice up any turntable session.