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Peshay: Generation (Tru Thoughts)

Peshay

Peshay

Generation

(Tru Thoughts)

Mentored by drum and bass pioneers Goldie and LTJ Bukem in the early 1990s, Anglo-Italian Londoner Paul Pesce has been resident over the years on a number of august labels, among them Metalheadz. He's now signed to Brighton-based Tru Thoughts, a more jazz-inclined outfit, and cements the deal with an album which swaps the frenetic rhythms of jungle for an album blending jazz, funk, laid-back electro and Latin House, and which - a first for him - was recorded with a live band. Jungle purists may turn up their noses but it's a solidly-executed suite of instrumentals. Stand-outs are Generation, a foot-tapper driven by swirling Hammond organ, funky bass and 1950s sci-fi B-movie sound effects, and Daydreaming, a soulful companion piece to the Balearic chill-out of Sundown. Midnight Express strays a little too close to Blaxploitation soundtrack pastiche for my liking, but most everywhere else Peshay employs enough of his own craft to keep the tracks feeling edgy. If you're a regular listener to BBC Radio 6 Music stalwarts Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson, you'll love it.

Barry Didcock

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