Joints n' Jams: Vol 1
Shaka Loves You
Shaka Loves You presents Joints n’ Jams Vol. 1, a new and fitting addition to the Bombstrikes series of compilations. The ever-increasing number of Shaka fans will already be aware of the Joints n’ Jams ethos, either through their monthly Soho Radio show or the hugely successful night in their hometown of Glasgow, both delivered under the Joints n’ Jams banner. The duo has now brought that same approach to its next logical step with a fully-fledged album, delivering a fine selection of 24 tracks of the finest hip-hop, funk, disco that are dancefloor tested, straight from the SLY crates. The assembled track listing really does encapsulate the signature ‘SLY’ sound.
The curation has been executed to perfection with the Shaka boys choosing some of their favourite tracks, both past and present, spanning genres that they love to play regularly in their sets. For a track to make it on to the album it quite clearly needed to pass a high bar of quality control in terms of production, groove, feel and funky-ness and of course, make sense together as a body of work. The result is a dazzling array of music and artists including new and exclusive music from the Shaka guys themselves alongside DJ Nu-Mark & Quantic, Kraak & Smaak, The Nextmen & Kiko Bun, Izo FitzRoy, Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts, Andy Cooper, The Allergies and Fort Knox Five. Also not forgetting the Disco vibes of Hobbs & Ron Mexico, Birdee & Andre Espeut, Afriquoi and Art of Tones. There is also a DJ Mix from Shaka Loves You, delivered with the seamless high quality you would expect. This is the first volume in series which looks set to be a real stand out for Bombstrikes and a future classic.More information Artist website