BodyMoves \\ Exclusive album mixtape

BodyMoves releases 18 track beat tape Cariño via Shapes Of Rhythms on April 7.

Released digitally and on blood red cassette (limited to a run of 50), BodyMoves describes Cariño as being his most “ambitious release” to date, having been carefully stitched together over four years.

The EP neglects the limitation of genre. It finds its nutrition from the rhythm and auras of South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Classic soul, jazz and funk have a presence on the tape, tied together with obscure TV audio and library music.

The mixtape edit – created especially Jazz Standard – features 9 of 18 tracks from Cariño, with 8 of them exclusively premiered for JS.

Sticky claps and gently warped vocals – moulded into an enticing BPM – should make the opening title track a necessity for some of London’s most knowledgeable DJs. Its moorish shuffle evokes Peckham’s finest, Al Dobson Junior.

Jazzy piano rolls trickle on Mandrell, with breathy snares accenting the elasticated percussion. Down, with its catchy melancholic cries and woody snaps take us back to hiphop beat tapes of a certain vintage. Glooping synths on Delphonics are at times reminiscent of the Max Graef and Glenn Astro collaboration. South American guitars and curious samples of TV audio trickle throughout. Cariño is an assortment of the finer things.

Mastered by Will Horrocks of LV fame – Cariño follows BodyMoves‘ recent EP Dual Thought, a collaboration with Tom Central. Both are found on Shapes Of Rhythm Records, a label that BodyMoves and Tom Central run as a pair.

BodyMoves has been rising over the last few years, recognised for his valuable beats and eclectic DJ sets. He’s garnered support from heavyweights Gilles Peterson, Josey Rebelle, Taro (Jazzy Sport), DJ Gilla and Dom Servini.

The artwork is a commissioned piece by artist Emily Evans, who has previously designed artwork for Paul White, Mr Beatnick and Broshuda. The title Cariño was inspired by the birth of the artist’s son.

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Pre-order BodyMoves‘ Cariño here.



JS | Tina Edwards
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