Canadian vibe masters ReSoul recruit some die-heard funk soldiers for their third "Fully Loaded" EP and each track is a wise move. The unavoidable Basement Freaks gets devilish with a dubstep bass and funky breakbeat with a deft slice of Cypress Hill. Funkanomics digs deep for a lavish string-hook that never stops shimmering. Slynk & SkiiTour rediscover the BeeGees with added electro boogie bravado. Wood 'n' Soo pull your trousers down for a savage bass spanking while Defunk's "Banjo Blues" finalises with a very clever nod to Blackstreet. ReSoul we salute you!
ReSoul releases score highly on every nu-funker's wish list but the liquor-lashed Defunk doesn't just take the biscuit, he takes the whole barrel. "Good To Me" rumps on a salubrious electric bassline before breaking into a classic En Vogue hit while "Make It Swing" takes wisps of 1920s scat and swing without letting the tune wallow in over-saturated retro. Elsewhere we find ourselves getting all glitchy and sexy on "Dirty Dirty Disco" and we end on "Show Me The Love". It begins as a deeper, more reflective piece of wriggle-funk before breaking into a sharp staccato midrange bass riff that guarantees chaos.