Review: An 11-track compilation of modern day funk and disco here from Norway's Walking Disco stable. While Rayko and C Da Afro are both represented, the emphasis generally is on lesser-known names, but there's still plenty of quality on offer. Fingerman conjures the classier, jazzier end of 80s boogie nicely on 'Mind Fonk', while equally convincing are the mid-70s velvet-suited disco vibes of Disco Funk Spinner's 'Fascinating Strike'. Funk Hunk apes classic Moroder on 'After Dark', while label owner Saskin S bookends the collection with two slow-moving funk jams, 'Yes, You Know I'm Right' and 'My Pnoop'. Classy stuff.
Review: Super Weird Substance have just put out an electro-funk gem, World Gone Crazy, by Reverend Cleve Freckleton. It was an old demo rediscovered by Greg Wilson when looking for new material for his proteges, The Reynolds. Now Wilson reveals the material he did choose for these young Seacombe-based twins - a cover of Bessie Banks' Northern Soul anthem "Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come". The result is an expertly produced slice of shimmering 70s-style disco funk that could have easily been produced 40 years ago (in a good way).