Boomkat Product Review:
Virtually clad in the best artwork of 2017, Sometimes The Going Gets a Little Tough is Finn’s unmissable volley of bittersweet dance music for “trying times”. As one of the sickest DJs in operation in Manchester, and a key member of its burgeoning new wave of producers, Finn’s rep has spread far and wide in recent years, bringing him to this, his definitive release to date.
Landing six months after the Late At Night pearl on his 2B Real label, Finn gives the dance a much needed dose of raw, rude and emosh dance trax, fully indulging his fetish for regional US club styles and classic UK ‘80s and ’90s vibes with devilish swerve and stacks of ear-worming hooks.
There’s flavours for all ravers inside, flexing from a potential Xmas No.1 in the soul-buzzing title banger, then filtering the funk from your toes to ya nose in the Roulé-esque chops of Who This Is (It’s P), while Rider (Some Rules Mix) allows a trace of melancholy into the mix with wickedly contrasting and very Manchester-styled effect. Give Me A Hand brings the vibe gauge right back up with an irresistible blend of filter house, speed garage and Jersey Club funk, while Trying Your Best gives it up for the strugglers, initially blue and downcast but getting there with a strong 2nd wind of ghetto house rudeness, leaving the creamed R&B lixx of So Confused to speak for all of us.
Game. Set. Match. This is a proper Bobby Dazzler.