"The mix is a departure from the Pantone moniker, a retrospective of influences if you like. Diverse in range but firmly with a soulful influence, but whatever it is, its fantastic"
Pantone head honcho Gav Smith has given us a blistering escapade in to classic disco and funk for your aural pleasure.
Pantone Records, the brain child of Brighton based GAVIN SMITH, former Mr. Bongo Disorient head and DJ extraordinaire, was responsible for spearheading the burgeoning deep jazzy sounds developing out of Japan in the early “noughties” Pantone was like a deep soulful cultural exchange of the broken beat kind.
First to sign Jazztronik of Samurai fame over here for the “gai jin” audience, Gav’s grooves are testament of his soulful heritage and nose for a gorgeous track. Other stalwarts on the Pantone label are Jafrosax and Yukihiro Fukitomi, who have pushed the sound further in to deep nu jazz territories.
The mix is a departure from the Pantone moniker, a retrospective of influences if you like. Diverse in range but firmly with a soulful influence, but whatever it is, its fantastic, (tah Gav x)
Average White Band - Love You Live
Allen Toussaint - Night People
The Gap Band - Outstanding
Fat Larrys Band - Act Like You Know
Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine
Stex - Still Fell The Rain
Rey De Copas - Frontera Del Ensueno
The Earons - Land Of Hunger
Rockers Revenge - Walking On Sunshine (dub)
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
Metro Area - Caught Up