SynthFunkatero is a reinterpretation of the funkiest vibes of the eighties through Vim Cortez's musical lens. While synth pop has enjoyed a new wave of popularity for a few years now, on and off the dancefloors, not many contemporary acts are keeping the flame of synthetic funk alive. Vim Cortez pays tribute to the sounds that marked his childhood, from Michael Jackson to Shalamar, from Prince to Cameo. Big synth bass sounds rub shoulders with old school drum machine hits, fresh synth stabs and hot guitar licks. But this is no nostalgic or tongue-in-cheek wink at the kitsch-loving crowd: there is an urgent edge to the beats and the vocals to remind us that synthfunk is the angry, fidgety little brother of future soul.