Of all of the revivalist modern funk bands around right now, Speedometer are without doubt one of the best. Since the early noughties they've provided soul and funk heads with a string of essential singles and long players. The two tracks showcased here are amongst their best, too. Taken from the 2010 album The Shakedown, they offer authentic dancefloor thrills from a bygone age. "The Shakedown (Say Yeah)", featuring Martha High (replacing Speedometer regular Rita Currie) is a riotous concoction that should get even the most ashen-faced cynics going wild on the 'floor. "Dragging Me Down", meanwhile, drops the tempo and adds some wild Hammond organs, but it's no less incendiary. Fire in the hole!
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