Review: Theo Parrish's Rotating Assembly project has always been one of his more overlooked ventures, with the series of 12"s from 2004 that make up the content of this reissued album not even fetching the usual astronomical prices people would attach on Discogs. It's surprising when this comprises some of the most focused and satisfying Parrish music going, channelling his subversive house ethic through a band of singers, players, instruments and more. It's, as you might expect, very jazzy, but it carries the beat more often than not, whether it be a drunken thump as on "Take Me", or a broken beat shuffle a la "Split Me Open".
Review: After signing with legendary agency and former label Finger Lickin', Father Funk quickly became one of the biggest names in breakbeat and ghetto funk. Fresh off the back of two Canada tours earlier this year and the 1st anniversary of his own successful Bristol based night 'Father Funk's Church of Love', the father has cemented himself as one of the freshest taste makers in the UK right now. Taking huge inspiration from the disco and funk sounds of the 70's and 80's, this debut record is the first full release that is completely original and free from his best-known sampling work. It captures the energy of the funk and soul golden years whilst combining it with modern dance music and disco culture, not sticking to one particular genre. With over three years in the making the father has been able to collaborate with some of the freshest names in the scene, including London rap duo Too Many T's, Ghetto Funk legends WBBL and Slynk, Canadian hip hop group Illvis Freshly and neo-soul singer Hilary Beckett.