Various Artists - Quincy Jointz presents Lime Sorbet 2 (Eighth Dimension Records)

Last year, German DJ and funky music producer Quincy Jointz concocted the first Lime Sorbet compilation as an extension of his renowned radio program of the same name. Lime Sorbet featured a diverse selection of beat-heavy tracks, encompassing elements of dub, breakbeat, jazz, Latin music, and down-and-dirty electronic funk. Now the radio show has been retired in place of Quincy’s fast-growing DJ and production commitments, but the spirit of Lime Sorbet perseveres. Thus Quincy Jointz has compiled a second edition of Lime Sorbet for Eighth Dimension, once again spotlighting some of the coolest acts in the funky nu-boogie scene. Quincy Jointz presents Lime Sorbet 2!

Quincy Jointz has certainly been busy since the last Lime Sorbet issue. Based in Freiburg, Germany, and known to friends and family as Dirk Schafer, Quincy’s reputation in the funk-breaks scene has been rising rapidly. Quincy Jointz has produced numerous releases and remixes for the likes of Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL), Funk Weapons, Fort Knox Records, and Timewarp Music who will be releasing his second artist album in August 2012. Quincy’s also gotten more active as a DJ, playing floor-filling sets displaying his eclectic ‘beat-osophy’ throughout Europe. This new Lime Sorbet compilation represents the sound of Quincy Jointz’ radio program and his current DJ sets through exciting and DJ-centric tracks by some of his brightest contemporaries in the funk-breaks field. Some are familiar names from the previous Lime Sorbet collection, and some are new to the series. All tracks are previously unreleased, and all are funky as hell.

You’ll find Stereo 77's acid-latin jazz beat odyssey “Alegria" and Danish producer BadboE and his trip hop-laced “Couci Nari.” There’s also Empresarios' dubby world music stomper “Ella Se Menea,” and Dresden-based producer jazz.k.lipa, with vocalist Mish Mish, providing “Lime Sorbet,” the compilation’s presumed theme song. There are also a couple of contributions from Quincy Jointz himself: his remix of Ursula 1000's “Tension" is a barn burner, and Quincy’s own track "The Place,” remixed by Flashbaxx, adds a squelchy nu-disco flair to the collection. It doesn’t stop there … sixteen tracks total make up Lime Sorbet 2, and Quincy Jointz has also created an exquisitely blended DJ mixed version for seamless listening.

All in all, it’s a brilliant manifesto on the state of funk and electronic beatology in the 21st century. Quincy Jointz presents Lime Sorbet 2 … whether you’re leaning back, head nodding, or jazz dancing at a smokey after-hours joint this collection fits the bill.

Kid Loco - “Great compilation. These tracks are groovy and classy.”
Recloose - “Nice party fare … keep it funky!”
Jayl Funk - “I love this many, many times.”
Stereo 77 - “This is a perfect summer release … and I’m honored to be a part of it! Each track works equally as well on the dance-floors as they would rocking them via headphones.”
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D) - “Top party buzniss!”
Basement Freaks - “Great, funky stuff!”
Angelos (Timewarp Music) - “Some nice grooves and latin vibes on this release.”
Flashbaxx - “Great for sofa and dance floor alike. Hard to choose a favourite.”
Dr. Best (Radio Z, Germany) - “The long awaited Part 2 of the Lime Sorbet Compilation delivers a diversified top selection, 10 out of 10 points!”
Tom Burclay (Compost Records) - “Very nice funk food!”
Lofty (Ambersound FM, UK) - “As with the first volume, this is an intelligent selection of fine tracks. I rate it highly.”
Shantisan - “Great release with some heavy club bangers on it!”
Velanche (Urban Landscapes Radio Show) - “The lines between funk, soul, world and bass are represented nicely here. Glad to know that the essence of Lime Sorbet is still alive and well!”
Caio Zini (Electro Boogie Encounter blog) - “Great compilation! It brings the summer to Brazilian winter, hot and sexy.”
Mark Reynolds (Just Chillin Radio Show) - “Wow … just wow!”

Available now from Juno Download, Beatport, and iTunes.