ARTIST : DJ VADIM
Title : ABSTRACT HALLUCINATING GASES
Label : JAZZ FUDGE RECORDINGS
CAT. NO. : JF001
RELEASE DATE : OUT NOW.
This wicked seven-track taster is oozing with massive grooves and a dominant presence of smooth, dark, jazz funk. Our enjoyment is enhanced by the inclusion of tongue-in-cheek conversations and cheeky answerphone messages filling the gaps between the tunes adding a lots of character.
The opening track, entitled 'Call Me', kicks in with a nice fat beat over smooth bass and lush keyboards. Vadim's scratching is subtle and blends into the stomping down-tempo groove. Next up is 'The Pimp Theme' an apt title for this sexy jump-up electro-funk beauty. The wah-filtered sound of the main riff over a pumpin' bass line works a treat. 'Relax with Pep part 2' takes the tempo up again, with a funky Hammond looped over wicked drum-breaks. 'YoYo' is my favourite track here; it features menacing funk bass and drums with weird jazz ambience brought on by background bleeps and a cool diminished vibraphone, "Nice".
This record should not fail to make your toes tap or your heads nod, and will probably put a grin on your fat faces too.
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