- Release Date 2013-12-23
- Label Silence In Metropolis
- Catalog SIM005
Daniel Bortz, Claudio Coccoluto, X-Press 2, Leftwing & Kody, Kellerkind, Droog, Balcazar & Sordo, UGLH, :terry:, Brother's Vibe, Nathan G and more!
Next up on the Silence in Metropolis label he co-runs is Funkdamentalist aka Bilal A, who has previously released on i! Records and Something Different Records, picking up support along the way from DJs like Roger Sanchez, Luna City Express and No Artificial Colours. This EP comes backed with remixes from Sam Kosh and Prab K.
Funkdamentalist comes from the deep suburbs of Washington DC, which is where he started this label along with friend Sam Kosh. The sound of his productions will take you back to the fundamentals of house music, so expect great basslines and grooves but most of all - pure feel good music.
First track Waiting is a choppy, chord heavy affair with smooth drums and a buried-deep and bulbous bassline that keeps the track and dancers moving right to the end. Theres a dark tension to it all thanks to the muted male vocals and moody chords, but label partner Sam Kosh switches things up with his remix.
Here the chords are more bubbly and aqueous, neon in colour and spritely in character. They bounce along with the sandy beats and make for selective hands-in-the-air moments before things drop back into the deep-cut groove once again.
Next original My Soul is a choppy percussive number that wallows in the deep dark depths of house music with only a solitary pad for company. Eventually well-treated vocal samples join the jumbled percussion, as do some frazzled synths and funky claps. Its no-nonsense house music driven by its Juno bassline and gets a remix from No. 19 Music artist Prab K. His version is a little more loose and liquid. It goes deep and introspective and allows some sombre synth lines to really shine at its core.
This is another versatile package from the Silence in Metropolis label that proves Funkdamentalist to be not only a label boss steering his imprint in the right direction, but also a fine producer in his own right.