Mexican producer The Funk District comes to Russian label Sundries Digital
Sundries Digital’s latest is handcrafted by Mexican producer The Funk District and features two funk-laden tracks with a sleazy, old school feel that works a treat.
First up is is the title track The Forecast, which starts with bongos and congas, then hits you with a thunder sample that plays a few times. It's a nice twist to a serious chunk of old-skool/nu-skool goodness that boasts a funky bassline backed with disco string fills and horns, dragging us straight back to the late 70s when Latin-infused disco was the norm in many a discotheque. There's a full male vocal and female BVs in the authentic-sounding homage to the past that has its roots firmly planted in the present. The second track is called The Power Of Voodoo, and like the first track it's a proper slice of disco authenticity, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a harmonica as the lead instrument. Although the producer is Mexican he's given it a real "down south" sleazy feel, which suits it to a tee.
So, if you're in the mood for a tasty retro disco groove or two, this release comes fully loaded with authenticity and two tracks that work like a charm, with the title track nudging it for me.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 23 November
Review Score: 8