Underground music specialists Funkystepz join the ever expanding circle of influence that is Four40 Records; producing a 4-track EP that infuses UKG, UK Funky, House and Bass flavours sure to result dance-floor destruction. AMAZON LINK
The trio, which consists of Renay & Stimpy and DJ Maxsin, have taken dance floors by storm since their first official release ‘For You’ on Safe & Sound way back in 2010. With releases and collaborations with some of London’s finest including Hyperdub, Formula Records, Audio Doughnut and Forever Live Young – 2014 sees the start of something beautiful – the pair joining forces with one of the purveyors of quality, original dance music around right now.
Kings Cross EP draws on a range of underground music influences; resulting in House music with real character, a perfect example of individuality and flair brought to music production, as opposed to the mundane examples weighing down the scene of late.
Kings Cross, sitting at the forefront of the EP, combines choir chorus and bounding bass to heart-racing effect. With notoriously funky drum breaks synonymous with Funkystepz, the track is composed with the view to take listeners on a rollercoaster ride of haunting rises and devastating drops.
Bump X has summer set in its’ sights; nostalgic keys echo gently against the backbone of 4-to-the-floor kicks, building an ambient soundtrack for a sultry summers night partying. The track smoothly kicks the vibes up a notch with an up-beat, high-pitched melody that flows back and forth forcing a swing of the hips and a shake of the legs.
Boyz In Da Hood sees ghetto funk slapped onto a jackin’ style beat that’ll have clubbers sounding the alarm from London to Miami. An aggressive dance-floor weapon that consists of rap vocal snippets, choppy snares and a trio of grimey basslines that’ll cause havoc in a rave.
Twister is an ice cold killer. Unforgiving and fittingly named; the track is sure to have listeners twisting and turning inside out to a ferocious combination of metallic bass, shuffling drums and exquisite use of high-pitched vocal clips.