Various

Smoove Presents: Mo' Record Kicks Act 2 – B-Sides, Rmxs & Exclusive Cuts

BY Daniel SylvesterPublished Apr 18, 2011

Although Record Kicks doesn't have the roster of Do Right Music or the renowned backing of Acid Jazz or Brownswood, the Milan-based soul and funk label has done much to cast an identity for itself through a clever retro-styled campaign that presents its records as relics from the '60s. A follow-up to last year's Mo' Record Kicks, Act 2 provides listeners with even more exclusive, remixed and unreleased tracks. Unfortunately, Record Kicks doesn't have the fan base to warrant such exclusive collections. Big-fish-in-small-pond artists like the New Mastersounds and Dojo Cuts provide second-rate material, evidenced by Ray Lugo's remix of the Liberators' "Rags to Riches" completely misrepresenting their sound to newcomers. Mo' Record Kicks Act 2 does contain some standouts: Trio Valore's fuel-burning, Hammond-churning rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" and Mr. Comicstore's Italo-influenced remix of "Are You Ready." But this only means something to those already familiar with the lroster. How do you say, "counting your chickens…" in Italian?
(Record Kicks)

Latest Coverage