Following their excellent self-titled debut album, Perth funk troupe Randa and the Soul Kingdom have retooled with The Bamboos' Lance Ferguson on the dials, the first fruits of which drop this week in the shape of "The Things". Released ahead of their follow-up LP, "The Things" bodes well: with a Loft-esque disco beat and chanking guitars driving the tune along nicely, Randa vocalises perfectly over the top resulting in a sound that recalls The JBs playing at Studio 54. Also look out for OK Ma's polished nu-funk rerub, and of course the album itself, due very soon.
Building on a newie by Australian soul/funk band Randa & The Soul Kingdom (ahead of their soon-to-drop What You Need album), nu-funk breaks dons Mooqee and Beatvandals come in heavy with this radical rerub. Stripping the original down to Randa Khamis' soulful acapella, the duo add a good helping of bass and some fatback studio drums to their version, turning it into a deeper floor filler and a perfect DJ weapon for breaks-heads who fly on the funky side.