Tommy Guerrero and Gadget Mechanism

Tommy Guerrero and Gadget release a truly interesting pair of tracks: “Mechanism” and “1 Ton Souperman.” The former utilises cello-heavy strings that inhale and exhale to the beat, and quite a lovely sense of space complements the head-nodding beats. It was a wise choice to put the instrumental up front, as another version with John Gold overdubbed on vocals doesn’t improve on the rhythm. “1 Ton Souperman” is an outstanding track spiked with kalimba. The remix is even better as things slow down — the beat distorts into the background and transistorised vocals waft in. (Function 8)