Boomkat Product Review:
Trevor Jackson declared Zero dB's Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines "Ninja Tune's best release ever." High praise indeed. Heavyweight Gringos is a remix album based upon BB&B, calling on the production skills of Daedelus, Peter Kruder, and a whole bunch of Ninja Tune and Big Dada stars. Zero dB's Chris Vogado runs the Fluid Ounce label, so you can expect to find one or two of his signings cropping up here: Dave De Gato gets the album underway with his Basement Jaxx-y bassline and percussion jumble. There's even a dog barking thrown in there somewhere too (albeit a more hi-fi recording than the one you'll find on your Casio keyboard). In a similar fashion, Raymond In Space yammers on in a spirited, tribal house-type fashion. That tends to be the modus operandi for the Fluid Ounce crew more generally in fact, but things take a turn toward more hip hop-oriented sounds thanks to Kids In Tracksuits and Xrabit. UFO's Toshio Matsurra, meanwhile, provides a highlight thanks to his jazzy remix of 'Conga Madness', which sounds like an album James Last might have contracted sometime in the seventies.