|1.||"So High" (5:01)|
|2.||"Inner Rhythms" (6:49)|
Late last year, French imprint Chuwanag launched via a fine compilation exploring the early '80s Britfunk sound (think jazz-funk and electrofunk) in impressive detail. You'll find numerous aural nods to that style on this follow-up, a fine debut single from producer Koji Ono. Check, for example, the sparkling synthesizers, hustling guitars and house-tempo jazz-funk grooves of "So High", the wiggly Clavinet lines, whistling melodies and rubbery bass of "Inner Rhythms" and the luscious, misty-eyed warmth of ear-pleasing mid-tempo instrumental jam "Momoshima". All are exquisite examples of revivalist cuts that boast more than enough freshness and impeccable instrumentation to bear comparison to the records that inspired them.
Casbah 73, Charles Maurice, JimmyTheTwin, Rocco Universal, Moodena (Tropical Disco Records), Mike Shawe ✮ Hot Buttered Soul, Simon Kennedy, Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave), Dave Allison (Editorial), Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Red Greg, KS French, BRENDON P, Tomasz Guiddo, Charlie Bucket/ Dancing In Space, Tone B. Nimble (Al-Tone Edits), Al Zanders, Jake Stellarwell
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