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The next EP on Southern Fried Records is a debut from long time friends The Joy Boys aka Raf Daddy (from The 2 Bears with Hot Chip s Joe Goddard) and Toby Young (better known as bootleg specialist youngTEE).

Both hailing from South London, the pair have illustrious discographies to their names that span house, disco, funk, soul and plenty more besides. Here they focus on the dancefloor but in
typically curious, left-of-centre style, and as such early support for this release has already come in from the likes of Toddla T, Midland and Annie Mac. To celebrate the launch of the EP, there will be a special party in Peckham on the 14th September.

The Wake Kicks things off with rattling afro-drums and raved-up stabs that grow ever more excitable in atmosphere. The arrival of echoing trumpet toots and a chanting voice fully transports you to the hustle, bustle and crazy colours of Rio during carnival week.

Pass It On then takes a much meaner and leaner approach to conjure its raw warehouse vibe. Run through with sizzling and searching synths, a gnarly bassline from somewhere off the hardcore continuum and what sound like reversed 808 style stabs, its a potent and paranoid brew indeed.

Shake The Tip is more relaxed and inviting: sunny pads wail in the background and the stripped out drums skip with louche funk and myriad toms and congas.

It s an EP full of ass-shaking, party-starting stuff with a ton of charisma, as is final cut kitchen Sink, which takes us right to the south London hood from which these two producers hail thanks to its gritty urban edge. It s a percussive workout with drums from UK funky, MC spits from grime and whistles from somewhere inside the M25 in the early 90s that is big enough to move any festival stage or warehouse gathering with ease.