Sputnik Edits – Legalize Lambada Vol.4 [LEG004]
The latest 12″ from happy-go-lucky Croatian re-edit crew Legalize Lambada comes from debutant Sputnik, a Moscow-based artist who previously contributed cuts to the first two That’s A Steal EPs. As you’d expect, the four edits showcased here tend towards the eccentric, certainly in terms of their obscure and quirky source material. Opener “Superlove” is a skewed slab of bouncy, proto-house era Balearic synth-pop, while “Feeling Fine” is a White Isle friendly slow jam rich in parping jazz-funk horns, cascading synthesizer solos, clipped guitars and dub-wise bass. Flip for the European reggae-disco flex of “Groove Me” and “Rick”, a drowsy, slo-mo shuffler full of synth-reggae rhythms, multi-tracked AOR pop vocals and cheery digital synth melodies.