Bobby Hughes Experience —
Fusa Riot ... CD Ultimate Dilemma (UK), 1999. Used ...
Funky retro funk – but in the best style we can think of! The Bobby Hughes Experience have a sophisticated funky jazz sound that reminds us of the classic early 70s Blue Note fusion sides – like work by Ronnie Foster, Gene Harris, Bobbi Humphrey, and Donald Byrd. The combo mixes together great work on Hammond Organ with funky flute riffing, and some perked-up percussion that's warm and soulful, and which keeps the vibe real, while also kicking things up a few notches for the dancefloor! The record's a real gem – with a classic sound to rival the best in our collection of rare wax! Titles include "Fusa Riot", "My French Brother", "Sahara 72", "Sambartica", "Ore Twentyfour", and "Upper Mansion Suite". CD
Thickly atmospheric mood music with a delicate melodicism flowing underneath – a brilliant set from Gonjasufi – following up the Sufi And A Killer collabo with Gaslamp Killer and a solid remix album! Described as a "mini album" (it's got 10 tracks and runs about 25 minutes), MU.ZZ.LE is ultimately just as impressive as his other couple of releases on Warp – whether it's intended to be considered a proper second album or not. Murky, psychedelic beatcraft that's hypnotic as can be – with fuzzed out elements balanced by bits of piano and other lighter particles. It's also song based, if loosely so. Unique work from a hugely talented figure whose no doubt going to be a making great music for years to come! Includes "White Picket Fence", "Feedin' Birds", "Nikels And Dimes", "Rubberband", "Venom", "Timeout", "Skin", "The Blame", "Blacksuit" and "Sniffin'". CD