Boomkat Product Review:
Oakland's Space Ghost blends the spiky Cali attitude of Dâm-Funk with Lone's fuzzy euphoria and Larry Heard's fathoms-deep romance on his third album, "Dance Planet".
Sudi Wachspress' sound set, his attitude and his funk positivity just brings visions of the Californian coastline and its neon-lit cities, prividing a perfect backdrop for a full-length of brittle contemporary house. Wachspress has previously released on Aquarium Nightclub and Apron, and brings this experience with him on "Dance Planet", channeling his engineering knowhow into a hopeful set of fizzy throwback froth.
He's at his best when he catapults himself into another era: 'UFO' is a 1980s MTV groover via Sony Playstation loading screen, and 'Emotional Healer (Back Room Mix)' sounds is an accurate reimagining of sunny, plastic-wrapped US house. "Dance Planet" is endearingly throwback - it's far from lo-fi house, but uses similar sounds to reach a very different destination.