Various Artists - Catskills 1st XI

“It’s all about the Head Nod Factor”
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“It’s all about the Head Nod Factor” is the manifesto of Brighton-based label Catskills.

In celebration of the company’s eleventh birthday, this compilation provides not only head-nodding, but also foot-tapping, armflailing and body-popping. Funky sampling and big beats make so many of these song destined for party soundtracks, from Black Grass’s slick modern take on soul and reggae to Pepe Deluxe’s ‘Before You Leave’, which famously soundtracked the Levi’s Twisted Jeans advert. But don’t expect to stick the record on and abandon the decks: there’s too much chilled out electronica here for that, dip in and out as the mood takes you and expect to find some real gems.

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