Following their infectious Upfront mix for us, Omega Supreme Records - purveyors of the finest modern-funk - are adding the final touches to the second volume in their Raw Silk compilation series. Our pick comes from Melbourne's Benny Badge AKA Freekwency. "Sweet Nothings" is a full-fat boogie heater, marrying the toughest of rhythm sections with some of the sweetest staccato chords and suggestive lead lines.
Raw Silk Volume II drops later this month featuring contributions from Turquoise Summers, Brian Ellis and more.
Perspective is a fascinating thing. Being positioned on the other side of the world can make the strangest things seem glamorous. Aussie producer Benny Badge (Freekwency) clearly finds the sound of Walford's E20 nightclub circa 1983 the most amazing thing ever, and frankly, who can blame him? Essex soul boy grooves dripping in glistening white-socks-synths and dry ice beats are the order of the day with highlights including the sleazy grind of "Friend Or Freek", the suggestively-titled "Midnight Rise" and the simply sublime "Just For Two". Dope.
It's all about 'touch' with this First Touch Remix on the 10th release from Hot Shot Sounds. It is a classy Boogie take that brings the original song into a 'cocktail bar territory' as Freekwency describes it.
More Info: http://bit.ly/FirstTouch_Blog3
Inkswel - Bicicla EP (WOLFW003)
Released 16th June 2014
A1) Inkswel - Bicicla 'Touch You'
A2) Inkswel - Get High (feat Charli James)
B1) Inkswel & Tom Trago - Love Beat
B2) Inkswel - Datsun Drive (feat Freekwency)
Order it here > www.juno.co.uk/products/inkswel-…ch-you/537357-01/
"QUESTIONS" featured on S1 Warsaw's "Par Avion" 12" compilation. Produced by Benny Badge for Secret Heat Music. For full release details see https://soundcloud.com/s1warsaw/sets/v-a-par-avion-ep-s1wwa003 Available late April 2014.
Freekwency returns with a fresh collaboration between Manchester-based vocalist Sarah Bates and UK Street Soul veteran Chris Nelson on Saxophone.
Produced by Benny Badge for Secret Heat Music, recorded at The Pyramid Suite, Manchester.
Coming soon to Gulf Point on limited 7" vinyl. For sales/distribution enquiries contact [email protected]
Available on On-Point Records Summer Sampler 12". Produced by Benny Badge for Secret Heat Music.
OP11 also featuring Billy Palmier, Jazz Neversleeps, Seiren & The Essence.