Lordamercy & Dego – Green Woods (2000Black)

2000Black is an acclaimed London imprint that has built a reputation for putting out records that explore the electronic side of funk, soul and jazz. Lordamercy & Dego comprise part of the production team behind the label, and they’ve just put out one of September’s most impressive discs.

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Green House is the first track up and the 45 Turns highlight. Sparse kicks, crisp claps and meandering keys provide the current for this jazzy, tropical-feel gem. What should be a mismatch of West African, Brazilian and UK broken beat influences comes together finely to make this a killer cut.

 

B2, What Does It Take To Come In First, is the other favourite. Its laid-back boogie attitude feels less outspoken than the rest of the 12″, partly because the rhythm section draws the track together coolly for a serious disco work-out. It sounds like an expertly trimmed edit but this is actually an original disco cut, and a sleek one at that.

 

Green Woods is released on the 8th Sept 17 on 2000Black. Get it from the source at 2000Black’s bandcamp page or from any tasteful dealer.  

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