Review: On the back of his recent surprise studio album for perennial crate diggers Strut, original funk guitarist and Motown house band member Dennis Coffey drops a new single. As you might expect, "Ubiquitous" is a pretty heavyweight jam - all hard-wired funk rock grooves, hectic drumming and, naturally, some seriously full-on guitar trickery. It's got heaps of natural funk, of course, as well as a large dose of caffeine-fuelled anger. For those with funk coursing through their veins, it's essential stuff. One-time cut-and-paste hero turned marketing man Steinski provides the obligatory remix, layering Coffey's white hot guitar playing over some more dubbed-out beats.
Review: Wow. Not only have Strut coaxed legendary funk guitarist Dennis Coffey into recording a new album, but he's also linked up with singer Mayer Hawthorne for this cover of Parliament's "All Your Goodies Are Gone". Coffey, best known as one of the original Motown Funk Brother session players and for b-boy funk anthems like "Scorpio" lends his brittle, multi-tracked style perfectly for this cover, as well as album teaser "Miss Millie", which sees him jamming with Milwaukee funk band Kings Go Forth and laying down some incredible drum breaks of their own. Classy stuff from a titan of funky rock.