Ghetto Funk's signature hip-shaking midtempo vibe is in full effect on this double-header of squelchy, organic bass and chunky breakbeats. Bristol's Howla takes a soulful female vocal and shakes out a killer slice of brass-fuelled wiggle-funk on 'Gunfunk', before Guildford's Wbbl joins him in the studio on the manic, jazzy ass-shaker that is 'Crazy Paver'. A brace of bouncy floorfillers from a couple of welcome new names on the scene.
'Vultures' was one hell of a preview, 'Praise the Sun' is the second single to be lifted from Flip's highly anticipated fifth solo album 'Polyhymnia' produced by Molotov. Accompanied by a brilliant animated video 'Praise the Sun' is a minimal yet massive grower, slathered by Molotov with some peachy backing vocals and scratches, Flip really starting to sound unique in his attitude and delivery, his persona really coming across stronger than ever. At this rate High Focus are battering all competition in terms of the most exciting, vital UK label of the moment. Superb stuff from all involved.
Big-room techno meets deep house here for an end result that is prog house through and through. The deep whir of that bassline, those robotic soundscapes, and the chilly flashes of melody that work their way into the mix… get your progressive groove on like it’s 1999.
Sully follows up his Keysound EP, 'Blue', with another duo of cuts aimed squarely at junglists. I read somewhere about his ‘tangle of drums’ and since then I’ve not been able to get the phrase out of my mind, it’s so perfectly apt.