Fans of the previous Sunburst band sets (especially the latest) will have no qualms in making a strong association with those songs and "Swinging To The Bass (Disco Funk)" - a track that I should be remembering as an old track and NOT a brand new one!!!! The full-blown vocals of "Some Of The things" plays right into the Michael Cooper vocal style with Con Funk Shun, and I am reminded of Wood, Brass & Steel on "Tanto Soul" as well, which is not unwelcome. I distinctly detect a Quincy Jones / Rod Temperton vibe on "Disco Gamma" especially where the bassline is concerned, the beats superbly Salsoul in orientation complete with percussion. "Funk Flow" features vocals from Stuart Lisbie, and the funky 70s keys take us back to the days of Eddie Kendricks' "Boogie Down" or the Commodores' "Machine Gun". I hope you like the sound of this CD - the actual listening enjoyment will be accompanied by a BIG smile and an urge to get up and strut. Yes, folks, even if you can't dance - and I should know! The album ends on an epic note with "Hotel Caribe" - a true masterpiece of Disco Funk Soul flavours which brings back memories of Ronnie Laws, Ramsey Lewis, Pleasure and...oh...the list goes on. All i can say is that this is a great set and one not to be missed.
The Vibe Scribe