Review: Raw, unfettered funk from one of LA's hardest working live outfits, Ray Frazier and Shades Of Madness recorded a criminal amount of 45s... One of which - "My Baby's Hand" - regularly fetches the handsome sum of L1000 between collectors. Instantly triggering the biggest northern soul sensations (stomping beats, relentless super-tight grooves, show-stopping splashes of bold soul), this will resonate with, and unite all, funk and soul aficionados across the globe. Highlights include the strident string-led blues riff on the aforementioned "My Baby's Hand", the chop-slapping JB-echoing tightness of "I Who Have Nothing" and the lazier, luxurious swing of "Gonna Get Your Love". Jazzman have curated an exceptional document right here.
Review: Hailing from Mexico, The Funk Disco District are on a mission to spread good vibes courtesy of impossibly slick 'sample based music...made to move people all around the world". Here, through Hotbox Records, they deliver their three latest jams - the deliciously fluid and jazzy Latin-disco-isms of "I'm Gonna Get You Baby", the uber slick, spacey disco-cocktail-house of "Get On Down" and the sumptuously languid Balearica of "Feelin' Alright". Smart!