As the cherry blossoms make their annual appearance, I offer a decidedly mixed bag of audio treats, but all are of the high-quality you’ve come to expect…

1.  Timbaland – Give It To Me [Interscope]
New dancefloor grind hottness from Timbaland featuring his two favorite meal tickets: Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake.

2.  Quantic – Sabor [Tru Thoughts]
My boy Quantic never sleeps! New funky latin dancefloor joint continues his satisfying fascination with the ‘Rican sounds.

3.  The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself [Stax]
My love for the Staple Singers continues with this four-track reissue EP. Now to find that Slippery People 12

4.  Armando Peraza – Red Onions [BBE]
Classic latin heat off the ridiculously high-quality Latin Spectrum collection.

5.  Trouble Funk – Drop the Bomb [Fourth & Broadway]
Classic DC go-go from 1985.

6.  Boca 45 – Diego’s Theme [Unique]
Breaks-heavy number with a great latin call-out hook. Off Boca’s Vertigo Sounds LP.

7.  unknown – We Love the Jungle Brothers [white label]
Very deep and funky reworkings of Jungle Brothers classics on this uncredited white label EP.

8.  Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada – Tamarindio [ESL Music]
Unusual for ESL, this is a nice break-heavy instrumental. Thievery Corporation get heavier and smoother on their remix. And what’s this, a Quantic remix on the flip?!

9.  Lady Sovereign – A Little Bit of Shhh RMX [Chocolate Industries]
Ad Rock makes way for the SOV on this killer dancefloor banger.

10.  Coke Escovedo – No One to Depend On [Mercury]
Deep, slow and funky jam from the 1975 Coke LP.

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