Review: If you're looking for a funky time look no further than this fantastic new LP from Laptop Funkers entitled 'Feel The Goodness'. Our highlights right from the off have to include 'Soul Power' which is an amalgamation of tight breakbeat rhythms and powerful bass lines, topped with shiny melodies and vocal snippets. Other notable features are the punchy drum arrangements and scratch melodies of 'I Can Keep It Going', the electro-swing synthesis of 'Incredible Funk' and of course the disco infused melodies of the title track 'Feel The Goodness'.
Review: Although the cover of this latest instalment in the Paradise Breaks series echoes the famously trippy sleeves of '70s prog rockers like Yes, the music couldn't be more modern. Actually that said, many of the productions on here do plunder the '70s for inspiration but they choose funk over wizard's capes and that. Highlights include the mighty "Bad Mother" which combines raw soul divas vocals, wah-wah guitars and thumping break beats, J-Sounds' tight and groovy break-funk jam "On And On" and the super catchy shuffle-pop gem "Nobody Else" by Arteo. A totally mixed bag and all the better for it.
Review: Pack your baggiest pants: Laptop Funkers blast off with a six-track party selection so infectious you break a sweat within the first 16. Super-charged with samples - familiar and obscure - the big beat feelgood factor is set to stun so hard the dial's broken off. The entire collection requires attention but key highlights include the S.O.U.L-full swings and strums of "Ready To Rumble" and the thundering bass-runs and jazz-spangled horns of "The World Today". Fancy a rumble?