DJ Yoda, an artist much beloved of the summer festival circuit, here develops his craft beyond funky beatmaking, bringing in live instrumental artists to complement his samples and tasty turntablism. Songs are the key here, with musicians like Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia and Eva Lazarus helping Yoda craft a real jazz and soul mood. Home Cooking is released by Lewis Recordings.
Over the past few years Skinshape mastermind Will Dorey has established himself as a worthy new addition to the lineage of British oddball artists. His Skinshape project sees Dorey fusing influences from trip-hop, reggae, downtempo electronica, psychedelic pop and chamber pop to cerebrally beautiful effect. He keeps up the good work with his fourth Skinshape LP Filoxiny. Mr. Scruff is an obvious comparison.