Sunday, 11 April 2010

Various - We R 2

The Star-Fi Recordings crew celebrate their second birthday with an album featuring nine spanking new tracks from the Star-Fi family of artists. Woohoo!

One thing I like about Star-Fi is you never know quite what you're gonna get, cos they cover quite a lot of ground musically - and so it is here. There's disco re-edit shenanigans (Good Parts' Dance On The Groove, a rework of Love International's 1981 cut of the same name). There's lickety-split contemporary funk (Illa Thrilla by Tim 'Lo-Fi' Stoakes), there's bleepy, glitchy techno (X and Y by Moody Twin), there's breaks-gone-dub-techno (Stoakes again with Techfunkology), there's slo-mo nu-disco (Moody Twin's Raw Silk-biting Metroplexual), there's festival-friendly, Dreadzone-style skank (Don't Dub No Bass by I Am The Woodstar), and more.

Occasionally there's an idea that doesn't come off, but on the whole this is a refreshingly varied and party-minded set that's well worth checking.

Out: This week

About: Star-Fi have had mucho props on here before, so I won't bang on, but here's their website and MySpace.

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