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Various Artists - Taster Two
12" Vinyl
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Various Artists

Taster Two


Released: 1st November 2004 | 4 track downtempo ep
Brighton downbeat label Cookshop in upbeat shape-throwing shocker! After a string of highly praised armchair orientated releases we've decided to put together a Taster EP of some of our more active studio moments. This 12' features new exclusives from label founder and one-time Pork artist Lost Idol, co-founder La Femme, label regular Digital Midgets and new additions Pimpernel Jones & JFB (Hospital/One Eye). Lost Idol leads the dancefloor assault with Green Dolphins; while the leaves might be fast disappearing from the trees and the evenings getting shorter by the minute this cheery hed-nodder of a track is bound to bring back a bit of summer glow to your cheeks with its jazzed-out chords and class trumpet blowing care of Quentin Collins (Basement Jaxx). Next up is Digital Midgets showing off his Scruff-style antics with That People. Lively percussive disco business from the small chap. On the flip La Femme ups the tempo with Never Complain; a serious roller of a tune with some nice double bass action and nifty drums to boot. It's drum n' bass Jim, but not as we know it. Rounding off is new signings Pimpernel Jones & JFB. Two of Brighton's premier B-Boys show off their production skills and impeccable turntable manners with Pompey Up, a heavy jazzed-up head-nodder of a track. Just watch for that tempo shift! Taster 2 EP offers something for disco embassadors and living room lunatics alike.'
"snoozing jazz with a kick and affable aftertaste"
Matt Oliver, Update
"Taster 2 unlocks the dancefloor side of what Cookshop records have been sneakily putting out over the last couple of years. There are four contributions here from 4 different artists ranging from Hospital style d and b to funky double-bass sampling breaks, this ep should be snapped up by Tru Thoughts fans and any DJ who wants their audience to dance like rabid lunatics. 3/5"
Matt Tarr, Undercover
" the chefs raise the temperature for a considerably more dancefloor-orientated vibe. Lost Idol's summery instrumental hip-hop swings cheerily by, La Femme twists a submerged drum n' bass groove into a full-on sambafied riot, and Pimpernel Jones & JFB nod their heads vigorously over a jazzed-up, scratch-heavy jam. Winner by a nose, however, is Digital Midgets house-tempo That People, a classy rump shaker that feels just as good on the dancefloor as it does on the i-pod. Sterling sounds from one of Brighton's most interesting outfits - 4/5"
"*This intriguing taster features Pimpernel Jones & JFB feverishly scratching digital breaks into low energy jazz trumpeting, the lugubrious Green Dolphins by Lost Idol, La Femme's ghostly funk of Never Complain and the more dance-floor orientated Digital Midgets grinding out a stabbing bottom end into percussive shuffle in That People."
Source Magazine
" ? Magazine (Taster 2 EP) Lost Idol?s entr?e is snoozing jazz with a kick and affable aftertaste. Digital Midgets (top name) serve a house-flavoured, straggly stew, topped with an allsorts garnish. La Femme adds seasoning before serving from Roni Size?s ?Brown Paper Bag?, and Pimpernel Jones? (another great name) ?Up Pompey?, coated in Herbaliser & spices, could well replace the half-time pie at Fratton Park. 4/5"
Matt Oliver, DMC Update