Sunday, 31 July 2011

Funk Mediterraneo - Saturday Life EP

Funk Meditteraneo Saturday Life EPAn excellent three-tracker here from Funk Mediterraneo, AKA Italian Brothers Carlo and Rosario Turturici.

In Silence is a jazz-tinged dancefloor deep houser with a west coast feel and a tinkling piano piano hook that sounds like it might be a tiny snippet of Hall & Oates' much-sampled I Can't Go For That (although equally it might not). Tanto Con Te is a more driving number that builds slowly from drum-led intro, working party noise samples over a fat, bumping b-line. But the killer here is Saturday Life itself, a simply irresistible little mid-to-uptempo groover which boasts three competing vocal samples: a fast-chat jazzy rap of the kind that means this cut would be right at home on Salted or Drop Music, plus that classic "Saturday, it's Saturday" sample and, least likely of all, a little drop of Grease… it sounds like it could be a bit cheesy but, remarkably, it's not. It's just a straight-up call to the dancefloor and for pulling THAT off, the bros Turturici are to be applauded.

Out: Last week but we're playing catch-up here

About: This is on Uma Recordings, an offshoot of Jazzy Eyewear's Miami-based So Sound Recordings. They don't seem to have a website of their own but you can find So Sound here or visit Funk Meditteraneo themselves on MySpace.

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