DJ Swingsett

Sights Unseen

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If the Weather Report of the late'70s and early-'80s could have worked the turntables instead of their instruments, they might have sounded a little like DJ Swingsett and J. Warrin. Jazz, drum-and-bass, dub, R&B, are just some of the genres that make their way into their intoxicating dance floor brew. It's smooth and accessible without being spineless or cliched, and the whole disc is undergirded with a deep, gorgeous sub-bass.

Lisa Shaw sounds especially wonderful and dreamy on the nearly bi-tonal title track, "Sights Unseen." Another great touch is the closing track, where, by using elements of the opening track, but not directly mimicking it, the whole disc is tied together, a rare occurrence in this genre, and a sign that these guys put both their hearts and heads into this project.

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