Boomkat Product Review:
L.A.’s Benedek tickles our kinky side with a clutch of prime late ‘80s-styled grooves for the new beat, proto-house and acid dancers
The one-time collaborator with Delroy Edwards (in the Rx project) brings a proper silk pants and shiny shoed swerve to his 3rd album, ‘Mr. Goods’ with stacks of tangy FM synths and restlessly rude grooves at each turn, just like his winners for everyone from PPU to Second Circle over the past decade.
Without prior knowledge, all eight cuts could have feasibly been made in the ’80s, each puckered with a chiz-face poise and throwing us back to a former life as a jobbing stuntman in Hollywood, doing the party circuit of poolside soirees and warehouse clubs with red velvet ropes at the entrance.
To play favourites, the glyding hustle an blushing pads of ‘Street Level’ is up there, along with the sashaying swag of ‘Mr. Goods’ with its ohrwurming bassline, as well as the suave electro of ‘Doodad’, and we’re always a sucker for a well tickled rimshot, as in ‘Lighten Up.’