Wish I Didn't Miss You So Much (Hex Hector remix) (4:19)
Review: Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" definitely belongs in the canon of all time modern soul classics. Taken from her 2001 second album Mahogany Soul, the Swizz Beats produced track made optimum usage of an O' Jays sample and was instrumental in that LP going gold and propelling the former D'Angelo collaborator to stardom. It also inspired countless official and under the counter remixes with Blaze's perhaps the most recognisable. Here pressed up on a limited white vinyl reissue of just 150 units on 7" from Outta Sight is worthy if you don't have the original in your collection and features a housed up remix from Hex Hector on the flip.
Review: A decade has passed since Slum Village jumped on a KVBeats instrumental and delivered "We Do It", a warm, sweet and bass-heavy number full of the Detroit act's usual on-point rap flows. Here the track is given a 2020 makeover courtesy of hired hands DJ Spinna and Jazz Spastiks. Spinna naturally opts for a distinctively "Golden era" vibe, laying the Motor City crew's raps over a relaxed, head-nodding beat rich in jazzy double bass samples, crunchy snares and woozy electric piano chords. The jazz Spastiks up the tempo on their flipside version, delivering a revision that's closer in tone to Slum Village's original while offering all manner of subtle differences and dancefloor-focused touches.
Review: It was way back in 1989 when Main Source made their debut with a double A-side single featuring "Think" and "Atom". Here the latter track is given a seven-inch reissue, with the group's original version being joined by a flipside instrumental. The joy of "Atom", aside from the band's high-octane, delay-laden vocals, is the vibrant, party-hearty nature of the backing track. Bass-heavy and blessed with crunchy, club-ready drum breaks, it features extensive samples (horns, guitars etc.) from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrell's 1967 Motown classic "Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl". These give the track a soulful and funky feel that's guaranteed to put smiles on faces.