Review: Some 13 years after setting up shop, Agogo offshoot Resense has almost notched up a half century of releases. "45" number 48 comes courtesy of Soulbrigada, a German duo who were last seen frolicking on Matasuna Records back in 2016. They hit the ground running with A-side workout "Help (Edit)", a deliciously dancefloor-focused re-edit of a righteous Northern Soul staple by a relatively obscure Midwestern band. Low-slung, weighty, sweaty and horn-heavy with a Wilson Pickett style lead vocal, it's the kind of cut that causes pandemonium when dropped at the right time. If anything, flipside "Love U Baby" is even heavier. It's a formidable and funky affair, with Soulbrigada toughening it up via the use of additional drums and floor-friendly loops of key instrumental passages.
Review: Another brace of funk re-edits from Panama's Resense stable, this time coming courtesy of German duo Alex D and Fabio V, better known as Soulbrigada. 'Do Your Thing' reworks the 1971 Isaac Hayes cut of the same name (taken from the 'Shaft' soundtrack), while the accompanying 'Grab Dis Thing' digs back a little further in time and takes on The Mar-Keys' 'Grab This Thing' from 1965, a Stax deep funk jam that comes fully loaded with sizzling Hammonds, mucho sax parpery and just a handful of shouts, whoops n' hollers by way of a vocal. Either/both will do the damage on funk floors without a doubt.