Before Compost Records came along, DJ Rasoul's The Return of the Mad Funk EP had been one of deep house's genuine rarities: a 12" that was slated for release in 1998, but for which only a handful of test pressings were ever made. It's Rasoul's great "lost record", so it's terrific to see it finally getting a release. Opener 'Smoothed Out Funk' is little less than superb: a rolling deep house gem built around, synth-funk bass, rich Rhodes chords, a bumpin' sub-bass line, spacey melodies and tasty beats. 'Pyscho Funk' brilliantly flips the script, putting the same flash-fried funk riff at the heart of a bumpin', peak-time fusion of boogie-era disco and chunky house, while 'Just a Funky Groove' is a tidy house take on a Funkadelic classic.
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