A host of mash-up treats with a breaks edge on this latest release from the Tru Funk label. Beak Machine's brilliantly camp electro classic "Break Dance Party" (written by Village People svengali Jacques Morali fact fans) gets a very fun overhaul by Warson, who also reworks Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel" accapella over a nu-funk beat. Warson & DJ Noz also bring some wobble to Labelle on "Ghetto Sisters" while the chopped up disco of "Sometimes" is kept nice and simple yet floor-shaking at the same time.
"A DJ Is Not A Jukebox": Sentiments every DJ can relate to, as expressed in the title of Warson's debut LP for Tru Funk. Mixing boogie-disco vibes with breakbeat production, Warson drops 17 gems including the old-school, '80s NYC vibes of the title tune, the Labelle-assisted "Ghetto Sisters", the dancehall power of "Go Girl" and the power-ballad refix "Banger Joint". Altogether, this is a hugely fun and frantic party-starter of a debut.
The clue's in the title - Essential Selection. Tru Funk's repertoire is so large it now stretches all the way to the sun and back, but this is the label at their most selective, digging deep into their two year history for the very best party gems. Highlights across the 20 track compendium include the psychedelic twangs and infectious hooks of "Mambo No 14", the squishy early-Plump DJs style funk of "Funky Ass Beat" and BMD's ace version of Jamie Lidell's "Little Bit Of Feelgood". No party will be complete without this collection; dancefloor shenanigans guaranteed.
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