It’s deep funk death match time to see who can do the stankest slice of raw-ass funky sister soul action this year. Meaning? Nothing less than Melbourne’s Deep Street Soul dropping a new single hot on the heels of Brighton’s The Grits’ Strychnine/ (I’d Walk A) Funky Mile 45. On the A-side is Hold On Me (the Mighty May Johnson-featuring best track off recent long player Look Out, Watch Out) and the B-side sees the band and Shirley Davis offer a blistering take on Charles Bradley’s modern funk classic Love Ain’t Big Enough (For The Two Of Us). And the winners are…? Everyone. Both bands play it like it was meant to be played. Funk fakers take note. Audio link below (sorry Freestyle don’t do soundcloud players until after release) but have a Brucie bonus Youtube vid of the band doing their flames version of Kick Out The Jams below that.
(Out 25 June on
DEEP STREET SOUL: Hold On Me (2012)