Review: Nearly five years after the first seven-inch appeared, the seventh volume in J Rocc's on-point "Funky President Edits" series lands. As with the tracks contained on previous volumes, the showcased cuts have long been staples in his DJ sets and should be considered "tried and tested bombs". First up on side A is "Flight #2", a shuffling, ear-pleasing affair that combines jangling elements from a semi-acoustic Afro-Soul cut with borrowed chorus vocals and languid, laidback percussion. "Greddy Foot", on the other hand, is a low-slung funk bomb -a slightly dubbed-out revision of a James Brown original with additional vocal samples from other Godfather of Soul workouts.
Planets Of Life (Kon & Flaunt Scorpio Groove) (6:21)
Groove Game (Flaunt Edwards edit) (5:28)
Overweight (J Rocc edit) (6:27)
Review: For the uninitiated, Flaunt Edwards is one of the many artistic aliases of long-serving crate digger, DJ and beat-maker Jason Jackson AKA J-Rocc. This 12" sees him transform a trio of classic cuts from the disco and boogie era, two of which should be familiar to those with a love of late '70s and early '80s American dance music. Jackson first joins forces with pal Kon on "Planets of Life", a dubbed-out and gently beefed-up rearrangement of a killer Whispers cut that famously formed the basis of a heady house cut by The Revenge way back in 2009. Flipside opener "Groove Game" delivers a fuzzy and stomping interpretation of a weighty Hamilton Bohannon classic, while "Overweight" is a fine revision of a jaunty, horn-heavy disco delight.