Review: Fingerman's Hot Digits label has now notched up 50 releases. To celebrate this landmark occasion, the man himself has selected 25 of his favourite cuts from the label's rapidly expanding back catalogue. As a showcase for everything that's good about the imprint, it does a bang up job, gleefully jogging between exotic mid-tempo disco and disco-funk (Frank Virgilio, Dr Packer, The funk District), slo-mo disco-acid (Fingerman's tremendous rework of B-Jam's "Sundog"), kaleidoscopic, reworked '80s boogie business (Casual Connection, Melon Bomb, the hard-tweaked filters and heady loop business of Chewy Rubs), tried-and-tested party-starters (Smashed Atoms, Get Down Edits remixing Stephen Richards) and giddy peak-time workouts (Shit Hot Soundsystem, Dave Gerrard, Thomas Maslo, Kiu D). As the old saying goes, this is all killer, no filler.
Review: Brighton based nu-disco imprint pays tribute to old school essentials on their latest release by label boss Greg Holmes aka Fingerman and it totally kicks butt! First track "Hey Yo!" hears the drummer get wicked on this James Brown sampling, soul funk hoe down. On the title track it's a true disco classic from wayback that's sampled, but we're not giving it away;
keep digging! There's more of the same on "Way U Move" but it's the two remixes of the title track which are the real shiners on here. The "Situation Remix" is a slowed down tool version with lovely Rhodes piano, while the "James Rod Hypnotick Remix" is more on the energetic tip with funk bassline and killer synth lead to boot!