Review: One half of house production duo Sun City Hustlers, John Pridgen breaks out the disco samples and filters on "Funk Train" - the opening song from his new Unidentified Suspect EP. In the ilk of '90s-era Cassius or Basement Jaxx, he gets the most out of a simple 8-bar disco-funk sample, beefing up the highs and lows with thick kicks and hats. "Steady Making Hits" is a sax-led beauty that once again incorporates a trunk of funk, while "Stunner" goes for a more dubby/breaks feel.
Bucktown (feat POP - original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
Review: Undiluted house vibes abound as San Antonio sound scientist Pridgen serves up four original jack-blasters. "Let's Get Low" oozes soothingly with jazzy chords and soft focus funk. Cleverly incorporating a Snoop vocal mid-way, it's a sexy showdown that reminds us what deep house really is. "On The Run" is much more forthright with its chunky groove and looped vocal trickery. Elsewhere we get devious with the deadly slap-bass and emphatic soul vocal on "Off N On" while "Bucktown" shows Pridgen at his most organic and jazzy with a cool guitar line, magical muted trumpets and an undulating, lolloping bassline. Pridgen doesn't release a huge amount, but when he does it demands attention.