Boomkat Product Review:
It's been pretty hard to avoid the ascendancy of the Funky style currently ruling floors and airwaves down London way recently, with the kinked house style tipped by many as going the same way as dubstep in it's 2005/6 heyday. One of the best examples of the style we've managed to find has to be Roska's now ubiquitous 'Feeline' killer, caned by everyone from scene leader Marcus Nasty to Kode 9 throughout 2008, and still picking up ears and bag space with a burgeoning legion of fans who've found his succinct blend of sub driven and socafied itchy house irresistably funky. For us, there's hints of Anthony "Shake" Shakir in the swung programming and bare bones construction, but also heavy African influences in the drum cadences and batty controlling syncopations which nod towards the South African Kwaito house style of Mujava, but all held together with the distinctly British subbass drive that has been a constant feature in the narrative of the Hardcore continuum from the Forgemasters to Bugz In The Attic to Loefah. This is ultimately and timely fresh gear, with a large proportion of the dubstep style fixed on stern D'n'B style rhythm reinforcements and rave friendly builds, the Funky style is a more than viable alternative with nuff realised potential to move the female contigent with a sexy restraint and controlled flow that's got us itching. Blart smart absolutely ESSENTIAL TWELVE!!!