Back when Daptone started peddling their special brand of genuine funk and soul there weren’t many folks doing it. Nowadays however, you can barely move for modern ‘funk bands’. There is a seismic gap however, between those weak, uninspired karaoke-type impersonators and the likes of the Budos Band. This is not funk by numbers; this is funk for the soul. The real deal!
Marc Romboy celebrates the 10th anniversary this year of his Systematic stable, and here longrunning collaborator Bodzin helps his studio compatriot blow out the candles. ‘Sungam’ is a polished mix of twinkly melodic techno and electro grunt that packs the right kind of punch.
"Great funky techno record. Energetic and organic-sounding."
Six-track EP from Mexico-based imprint Disque Discos, who’ve brought in the likes of the excellent Fabrizio Mammarella, Theus Mago, Rodion and more to contribute to this horror-themed, nu-disco release. Some buoyant, techier moments keep the EP afloat, but standout cuts from Fabrizio Mammarella and Nino Del Oro unmask a darker and more appealing side to their production.