Kink, real name Strahil Velchev, has always been known to deliver a high dosage of disco-filtered funk in his records and this latest instalment on Holland's Rush Hour is no exception. The main mix of "Hand Made" dives head first into a fast-paced beat which points directly to peak time play. Once the bouncing groove has been given space to establish itself, Velchev introduces the soulful vocals of Rachel Row to play over the beat with frankly epic effect. The dub mix emphasises the disco-house vibes created on the main mix but injects sharper concoctions of high-hats and rimshots for more DJ-friendly uses. "Express" takes a darker approach to things and keeps on building until we're left with a nasty electro groove for the small hours.
Kolour Recordings are understandably proud of their association with Bulgarian produced KiNK, and here ram home the point with an EP of vintage tracks from the label's back catalogue. There's predictably much to enjoy, from the shuffling voodoo drums, razor-sharp strings and simple electric piano melodies of "Tropic", to the slap bass-sampling deep house funk of hustlin' fave "At Night". There's some extra-dreamy deepness in the shape of the luscious "Fish Feeling" and, arguably best of all, the paranoid jazzwise pulse and loose, rave-era breakbeats of "Trevoga". Despite being four years old, it still sounds impeccably fresh.