Review: Spanish producer Angel Funke has been on our radar for about a year now. This, his latest release, sees him join forces with established nu-disco imprint, Super Hi Fi and it's a marriage made in heaven. The original version of "Disco Nights" features a killer sleazy bassline and almost hip-hop beats, all sewn together with subtle layers of brass stabs and funk guitar licks. On remix duties we have the jazzy, organ-led workout of the DJ Kid Stretch mix, the big beat electro of Trotters mix, the electro-boogie of B-Team's mix and the cool, raw house mix by DJ Spiltmilk.
Review: For his latest release, Spain's Angel Funke dips his toes in the still waters of collaboration, teaming up with the less flamboyantly monikered Alex Brinken. It's all about the party for these producers, they don't really do the chin stroking stuff. Instead they prefer to make music to have fun to. "Disco Bologna" combines 'Ring My Bell'-style musical motifs and Speak & Spell vocals, two retro sounds that you would never had heard at the same time (unless you brought your kids out clubbing. If so, bad parent!). Elsewhere the best remix the most intense one, supplied by The Funky Factory.
Review: Spanish producers Angel Funke and Alex Brinken are experienced heads in the disco-house game. Here they join forces with an EP for party-starters Chopshop. Lead cut "What's The Colour" sets the tone, building a sparkling deep house/disco hybrid following a superb, cowbell and bongo-laden intro. It's based around a groove that recalls the late '90s productions of disco-house specialists Peppermint Jam. Funke's "Zombie" adds a little Afrobeat shuffle to the formula, building into a percussive frenzy via relentless organs and electric piano keys. The collaborative "Nu Funk A Go" slows things down, offering a spooky, smoky trip into classic trip-hop territory.