Having previously remixed legendary French group Space and contributed to Nang's John Carpenter Aspect with a version of the "Escape From New York" theme, Belgium's King DJ further adds to his sci fi disco credentials with this EP for Bear Funk. "Attack Of The Killer Monks" is resolutely Martian disco, the groove lifted from the theme to a forgotten early 80s b movie and slapped on a killer bassline. 'Clothes and Counters' is a more spritely affair, the lead lines swirling disco keys descend in the mud of wah wah guitar and chugging bassline for a killer break down. On remix duty are the Glimmers who (with a spot of help from Ray Mang) turn in a dubbed out thumper of "Attack Of The Killer Monks" centred around the bass line groove with some added grunts for good measure.
Normally, producers can spend years building up to recording their first full-length. Usually, there'll be a string of singles, EPs and remixes inbetween. Belgian producer Kristof Hilde Hugo Michiels, aka King DJ, has decided to do it differently. Having previously only released two very low-key EPs for Bear Funk (in 2010 and 2012 respectively), he's now delivered his debut album. While that's a surprise, what's even more shocking is how good it is. Presumably sample-heavy, it's a veritable romp through electro-funk, P-funk, disco-funk and Italo, with audible nods and winks to off-beat funk-rock, '80s electro, Afrobeat and punk-funk. Heavy, entertaining and occasionally tongue-in-cheek, it's a rip-roaring debut that entertains from start to finish.