Various Artists: Boogie Beats Vol. 2 / Various
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Boogie Beats Vol. 2 / Various
Label: Boogie Angst
Product Type: 12-INCH SINGLE
'Second volume in the series following the first episode published over a year ago, Boogie Angst'sfresh new VA 'Boogie Beats Vol.2'gathers four hot talents from various backgrounds and latitudes to present and extrapolate their own definition of a funky groove. First up on heavy floor duty, Brighton'sTiteknotsflies us to an all-out, slap-bass & piano-splattered vocal disco haven, chock-a-block with playful afternoon vibes and coastal feels. Having earnt himself accolades from some of the tightest players in the game, fromBonobo('Buzzard Walk'made it on his Fabric mix) toGilles Peterson, viaDimitri From ParisandNightmares On Wax, Titeknotsonce again proves the breadth of his talents when it comes to weaving well-oiled filtered house engineering with a touch of cheeky retro-disco glam. Adeline, a multi-talented French-Caribbean artist and former lead singer of Brooklyn Nu-Disco bandEscort, follows on with'After Midnight', as revised for extended dancefloor use by chief trio, Kraak & Smaak. The result is a bass-heavy nu-disco/house roller taking us on a fun jaunt across widescreen seaside vistas and endless desert scapes. An invitation to cast off and dream your way into the world unreservedly, Adeline'ssong carries a message of love that resonates with an even deeper echo in these moments of uncertainty. Pushing further in the direction of spirited post-balearic solace, UK-based DJ and producerGet To Know (previously heard onKitsune´, Sweat It Outand more) delivers a true masterclass in rhythmic prestidigitation with'Love Taught Me', exploring the widest sonic palette to shape up a finely acidulous, Afrobeat-infused, dream-funk number of the finest standard. Hailing from the colder surroundings of the Volga River, Anton BogomolovaliasScruscrurounds off the package with a deliciously wonky, revved-up edit of an old gem, 'S For Sexy', making the most of it's brass-laden orchestration, rousing maracas and laser-blaster samples that sound as if dug up from an oldCerroneplatter and integrated within their new environment with fun-loving care and attention to detail. Blast awayand give in to the power of the 'Boogie Beats'second iteration.