Artist : Funk D’Void
Title : Lambo
Remixers : Juan Deminicis
Label : Lost & Found
Cat No : LF012
Release : 03.03.2014
Genre : Progressive House/Techno
Review by Andy Howarth
It’s a veritable treat when a release from the likes of Funk D’Void lands on your desk. Lars Sandberg has been leading the charge of quality underground House & Techno since the mid 90’s, so I think it’s fair to say he knows his shit when it comes to crafting a beat or two.
This latest release on Lost & Found (a regular favourite of ours these days) is yet another example of why his records tend to stay in the wallets of DJs like Sasha and Digweed for long periods of time. Rolling chunky basslines are married with skyward-spiralling synths and vox loops, and the track just oozes class from every angle. As a track to gain favour on the terraces this summer, I can think of no better, and i’d be lying if I said I wasn’t personally looking forward to spinning it by the pool in Ibiza later this year.
If it’s something chunkier you’re after, Juan Deminicis has you covered. Full-on House beats take off from the word go, and turn D’Voids sun-drenched original into a heads-down club bruiser. The opening arrangement actually reminded me a little of Moldan & Zube ‘Smokey Eyes’ (Dave Robertson remix), which in itself brought a smile to my face as I hadn’t heard it in a while, and in this sadly-throwaway society of ours it’s always nice to be reminded of tracks from the archive. All said and done, it’s a predictably stellar effort, and a real treat for lovers of underground electronica as the British weather is beginning to tease us with early promise of warmer times ahead.