Review: A two-tracker here from UK duo Pookie Knights, hosts of the weekly Black Light Disco show on NYC's MyHouseRadio FM. Fathers Children's 1979 funk/soul jam 'Hollywood Dreaming' provides the basis for 'Sweetest Sweetness' itself, a mellow, brass-led groover that can safely be filed under "laidback and gangster-lean"! 'Good Vibrations', meanwhile, draws on 'Sweet Vibrations' by Latimore - a soul cut released on TK sub-label Glades all the way back in 1976 - and has a similar smooth, Sunday afternoon vibe to the lead track. There's no shortage of hi-octane mirrorball stompers around right now - head here for something a little more sophisticated.
Review: Wrexham-raised twosome Pookie Knights are rising stars, with this outing on See-Saw offering a further distillation of their rapidly developing "uplifting, groovin' disco-house" sound. "2 Late" is an excitable, all-action affair, with their pair playing around with heavily filtered snippets of a sparkling, boogie-era disco number - above a chunky, thickset bassline and bumping, surprisingly tough house grooves. Throw in a suitably memorable (sampled) chorus, some hammered-out piano riffs and sparkling production, and you have a cheerful, rush-inducing number that will, in time, cause pandemonium on many club dancefloors. Pookie Knights will be a name to watch in future, for sure.