Aussie funkster makes his Relative Dimensions debut with this firecracking five piece exclusive to Juno. As the name suggests "Gang Star" pays homage to Gang Starr's "DWYCK" with added waspy bass edge. "Dial Beeper", meanwhile, utilises Digital Underground's "Packet Man" to great effect. Elsewhere we get low down and dirty with the glitch-ridden "As Live As It Gets" and "Bass In My Face" while "Off The Hook" gives The Beatnuts a royal contemporary bass facelift. Ghetto business.
Relative Dimensions boss Kenny Beeper takes to the controls. Laying down three bass heavy originals, it's business as usual: "Here Comes The Music" rolls with a classic Tipper style wasp bass that's garnished with myriad vocal stabs and shots. Moving on, "Roll Like This" is a funk-flecked glitch hop jam with added vocal dominance and some of the crazy frequency twists you'll hear this season. "Turn It Up" ends on a ghetto high with a swaggering riddim and spitfire lyrical lashings from Biggie Smalls. Do as Kenny says - turn it up. And keep it up.
The title track to Kenny Beeper's Crown Jewel's EP is a good taste of what's to come. Infectious, flute-based funk rolles down into hip-hop influenced movement that's eclectic yet solid. 'Funky Party People' takes things in a more distinctly funk direction, composed of 80s-esque synths that'll almost force you to get moving, tinged with an acid house influence that injects an element of edge - just ridiculously happy. Finally, 'Let's Get It', which has a mellow, subtle introduction that doesn't stop it from quickly becoming a riot with yet more heavy-weight synths that'll delight the outspoken. A banging finish to an especially good release.
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