Review: Night or day, we're always happy to receive a new version bundle from the mysterious (not to mention brazen) editors Disco Bits. For their latest excursion "Party Time" takes things out of control with a massive vocal hook every dancefloor knows and loves, "Wick & Lazy" is a ticket on the express to funk town while "Ain't No Cruel Intentions" brings a cruel twist to a Khan and Rufus joint. Finally "Jubilation" brings us all a little closer with solid strums and campfire chorus. Less disco bits and more disco wholes; these will pep up any flagging floor.
Review: Anonymous editing crew Disco Bits follow up Cannon & Mirrorball's killer party piece with their second release of the year; the exceptional "Funk Freak" EP. Four tracks deep, each one prodding a different corner of the dancefloor and riddled with references and samples, we run the gamut from the vibesome hip house of the title track to the silky boogie funk of "A Thousand Megatons" with all shades of funk and freakery in between. Will we ever find out the identity of these mysterious editors? Probably not. But to be honest we're all too busy getting down to care right now. Get your freak on.
Review: Those who remember the first wave of funk breaks mash-ups and floor-filling hip-hop cut-ups in the late 1990s should be aware of J-Large; the mysterious DJ/producer has been remixing and reworking tracks (most notably by the Herbaliser) on and off ever since. His latest 7" escapade is suitably sizable, with A-side "Get Your Own" fusing Christina Aguilera's best-known vocal with loops and grooves lifted from a certain horn-toting jazz disco-funk classic. On the flip you'll find "J Zimbra", a bustling and floor-friendly tool-up of heavyweight Afro-funk slammer from 1979. As you'd expect, both are guaranteed to get the party started... and then some.