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Oonops Drops Vol. 1 / Various Artists

Various Artists - Oonops Drops Vol. 1


"Oonops Drops" is the name of DJ Oonops monthly broadcast on Brooklyn Radio (NYC). Oonops radio show has featured an array of guests from around the globe to expand his listeners musical horizons. When he's not hosting his show he's performing DJ sets with an eclectic mix from Dub, afrobeat to hip-hop and more. An avid vinyl collector, he digs deep in the crates to bring some hidden gems for his debut. Among the highlights are "Shadows In The city" by Figub Brazlevic, a dubbed out breakbeat banger that would fit in any soundsystem party. "Suff Daddy is a bouncy boogie tune remixed by Pat Van Dyke. "Mysterious Vibes", originally a Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds gem receives a proper edit from Cro-Magnum. ShinSight Trio tastefully covers Side Effect's soulful 70s classic "Always There" in the form of "You Got Soul". Released on Agogo records Oonops first compilation fits in with their global state of mind. It also stands among their impressive string of releases this year worthy of your attention.

Reg Dancy, 05/18