Review: Grid Division is all about the party breaks, nothing fancy (expect when it comes to turntablist skills of course!) and this latest release is a perfect example of what to expect form this artist in general. "Fish Taco" mixes 70s wah-wah funk and soul with 80s style go-go beats for maximum hands-in-the-air fun. Elsewhere "Slapjack!" is a veritable orgy of retro slap bass freakiness and "Get Up" is cut up and choppy boogie at its finest. My Pet Monster also contributes to two cuts: the tough and breaky "In Da House" and the blues guitar-led dance-rocker "Dip Stick". Cool stuff!
Review: Aussie party label Adapted Records like to let the music do the talking, although the title of this here compilation, Glitch & Funk Vol 2, pretty much fills you in. Now what is inside is 11 tracks all crafted for the specific purpose of simply having fun. Mid paced opener "Smile" by Faux Fur, marries a steady breaky groove with hip flavours (plenty of scratching) and some vintage soul sounds and a smooth female vocal. Elsewhere we get electro swing with extra funk on "Bootleg Brass" by Stepcat and the blue-sky synthpop vibes of Bobby C Sound TV's "Europa".
Review: Welcome to the sunkissed and free world of Swing Set Sounds, a label committed to sunshine melodies and grooves. Having cleverly built interest in this, their first artist compilation, by revealing a track at a time, the album is set to put the label (and the artists!) firmly on the map. Highlights include the slow and low organic hip-hop grooves of "Imagine This" by Shimi Sonic, the big drummed funky breaks of "Watch The Man" by D-Funk and the sparse Latin grooves of "La Majeur" by The Fritz. Once you visit this world, you won't want to leave.