Yay Areaaaa! The Bay is reppin' hard on the second Tempo Dreams compilation from Brooklyn's Bastard Jazz imprint. Curated by the Bay's own Teeko and B. Bravo, this comp shines light on the tremendous talent coming out of the area at the moment. Check the boogie funk soul on Rojai & E Live's "Hard Pressed," the smooth disco groove of Starship Connection's (aka Teeko and B. Bravo) "We Can Go All Night," the deep synth vibes of K-Maxx's "Dreamin‰۪ Of You," or Bayonics "Wheels Remix." Teeko and B also connect funk levels across the pond with the inclusion of some heavy slappin' vocoder beats from Belgium's Pomrad with "Dans," and Atjazz's bass heavy "One," to name a few. Plenty of quality material to soak in here for the cosmic funk fanatics. Recommended.
- music label: Bastard Jazz Recordings 2013