Sabrosa Soul is the brand new beat-child of Tom Drummond and Charlie Bucket. Oozing timeless funk from every element, each of these four tracks will thaw out the iciest of floors. Highlights include Cuban heel-clicking Latin jiver "Sabrosa Salsa" and the hypnotic slinked-out groove and slo-mo 4/4 of "Tromba". The type of music that will have you instantly reaching for a mojito - even at 10 in the morning - we're expecting plenty more exciting material from Sabrosa Soul.
Pack your baggiest pants: Laptop Funkers blast off with a six-track party selection so infectious you break a sweat within the first 16. Super-charged with samples - familiar and obscure - the big beat feelgood factor is set to stun so hard the dial's broken off. The entire collection requires attention but key highlights include the S.O.U.L-full swings and strums of "Ready To Rumble" and the thundering bass-runs and jazz-spangled horns of "The World Today". Fancy a rumble?
Grub's up! Tru Funk's finest chefs gather and cook up a wholesome funk feast. Green Jesus tucks into the squidgiest synths with an Apache Indian boogie joint while Warson gets tipsy with The Alkaholiks over a loose drum swing. Dessert comes by way of Jayl's super-sweet piano-sprinkled disco funk cake and Kid Stretch's epic string soul sample-soaked shock out. Yummers.
More purest funk flavours from Johnny and the STs. "International Thingz" harbours the distinctive tones of Cutty Ranks, by way of Chase & Status. Deep skanks and rolling hip-hop breaks set the vibe levels high as we switch from groove to hypey drop in style. Further on we hit "Rez Thing". Paying homage to one of Underworld's most influential and finely matured classics, the added drum roll brings a new twist to a tried and tested groove.
Latvian lashings of the most electric variety: Under This dish out two very distinctive cuts that sum up their rich range and crystalline production values. "Let Yourself Go" is an aggy, bitter roller that bares nothing but razor sharp teeth before suddenly softening into a star-gazing sonic smile. "Attraction", meanwhile, is straight out of the summer - all disco guitars, Robert Miles-style piano and subtle-but-solid acid lines. Fatal.
Ivory gets lively with his debut Punkture piece: Big swaggering drums, fuzzy bass and nagging, infectious vocals. Very similar to the Hyper or Freeland material of about eight years ago, it's the type of track your floor will think they know instantly. Complete with a sweet-shuffled 4/4 garage bubbler from Paleface, it's going to take more than a repair kit to recover from this one!
More muscular swag from Ground Level's Hero. The hook-heavy "Crushin" is like the work of Tiga, LFO and Rennie Pilgrem squeezed into one sweaty, rolling mess. "Whack Job" gets us even filthier with its choppy vocals, trappy snares and pit bull bass barks. "Once More Around The Yard" closes the show and does its best to clean the grime off us with its evangelistic pianos before the playful drop into a subverted EDM drum roll riff gets us all grubby again. Which, to be fair, is exactly how we like it.