Skip to main content

Mojo Filter - Dionne's Walk (Wah Wah Dubplates)

Continuing in the deluge of new voices emanating from the Sleazy Beats Blog... I'll do the honors in taking my first test drive on the new-review-crew highway. The Silver Rider here, Texas based producer/DJ and known affiliate to the Smokecloud Records and Whiskey Disco camps; it's an honor to step up to the plate for Kris & Guy and hopefully provide you fine readers with something that isnt's complete drivel. Enjoy!

When it comes to cosmically drenched, exquisitely executed edits, look no further than Mojo Filter...I myself couldn't be helped when it came to this tasty little 45, available now on Wah Wah Dubplates. This hand-stamped beauty may look low-budget on the surface, but rest assured, both sides are absolutely lovely and see the Filter re-rub some wonderful cuts from Dionne Warwick and Nina Simone. Up first is "Dionne's Walk" which kicks of with syrupy percussion riffs and 'verbed-out string fills before plunging into the sample source and Warwick's cooing vocals. A smooth, disco-stomp is introduced to transform the original from symphonic ballad to hip-shaking stepper with effortless class.

On the flip, a psychedelic funk gem gets mined from the depths of a mid-70's album and "Nina's Tweeter" bursts from the grooves with heavy percussion and vicious rhymes spit from The High Priestess of Soul herself. Steel drums melodies bounce around on a bed of house-infused beats until a Purdie-inspired drum break gives some breathing room for more dubbed-out flourishes to shimmer and sparkle.

This 7" has been going fast and already appears to be sold out on Juno. A quick google search may yield some results...happy hunting!


  1. Super stoked to have these activated tunes hitting the floor..


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sleazy Team ~ Best of '16

Jebus, another year gone by already? Time sure flies when the world's going bonkers and the masses are bent on sticking all their eggs in one giant smelly basket and having Farage, The Donald and a host of other lunatics break them all at once while laughing hysterically.

All farcical geo-political madness and neo-patriotic nu-bigotry aside, 2016 was a memorable year for us at SB. We tricked The Popular People's Front - our heroes, the originators! - into doing us the final record in the Black Ops series, which sold out in what seemed a nano-second. After burying the Black Ops project with a sniff and a tear, we launched a new imprint, Make Believe Disco, with French prodigal kid Folamour handling the inaugural release, which, unbelievably, also sold out from the distro on day one.
At the tail-end of the year we sat down in our cabin in the woods, started a fire and got the s'mores going, while looking back on 7 years of Sleazy Beats. We agreed that in spite of our valian…

Caravan - Coarsica EP (Ken Oath)

The inaugural release on Australian imprint Ken Oath is one of the finest bits of plastic I've managed to pick up do far this year. It was Riggles' Slick Like Oil that had me whipping out my AmEx right away, a loopy, sample-heavy basement jam with a killer rubbery bassline, but as often is the case when buying records for one specific tune, the flip ends up being the side you end up playing the most. Donald's House and Low Flung (all new names to me) serve up the delightful kind of delightful contemporary electronic boogie that the likes of Suzanne Kraft and Moon B do so well.

The sophomore effort on Ken Oath, a mini-LP by Caravan called 'Coarsica', is cut from the same boogie cloth and it's really, really good. Six tracks of understated, 80's-tinged electronic boogie to choose from here, none of which would have been out of place on People's Potential Unlimited or Rush Hour's 'Music for Autobahns' compilations. It's not exactly the kind…

Mori Ra - Oriental Forest (Forest Jams)

Recently Guy & Kris asked for support to keep the Sleazy blog running and to bring fresh mojo to the sleazyverse. When Luvless told me about their cry for help I immediately wrote Guy and offered my help.
Some of you might know me from my productions as Martin Hayes for Razor-n-Tape, Rose Records and recently In Any Case Records.
I’ve been reading the blog since the early "gallery of awesome people“ days, to which I actually contributed a picture (mugshot obscured by skimpy knickers, if you have a copy of Frank Booker's record on Sleazy Beats, try and spot me on the cover!). Now let's get crackin' with my first review.
Possibly you’ve never heard of Mori Ra before, but that should change before long. The Osaka-based dj, record collector and producer managed to fly under the radar for a good while, but after a string of fantastic records on Macadam MamboPassport To ParadiseMost Excellent Unlimited and a recent sureshot edit of Yoruba Singers’ Black Pepper (on Left …