Boomkat Product Review:
Crisp cut Nylon dance tekkers from Fractal Fantasy, making gang moves with strong bits from Martyn Bootyspoon and label heads Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke
The big one for us is Martyn Bootyspoon’s ‘Dial 69’, full of jiggly Jersey meets Detroit funk and a mean follow-up to his thriller for Finn’s 2 B Real, while the bosses bookend the set with breezy club joints in Sinjin’s update on early Joy O-style swing in ‘Blank Spaces’, and Zora’s airborne trap arps and baubled choral hooks in ‘Virtua Theme’.
Notably the EP also introduces a new name (to us at least), with Zubotnik on the Principe/Baile Funk/Leonce-compatible dancer ‘Cazaa’, and label faithful Xzavier Stone turns it out early ‘00s Virginia Beach style with the bumping hustle of ‘On n Poppin’’. Without the real thing, Virtua raving’s the best you’ll get right now.