Starla do their double A side 45 thing again and once more I find myself loving one track and running in fear from the other. I googled The Baden Persuader (the one I like) intrigued by the ‘Theme from’ prefix, expecting to find links telling me about some sort of German Get Carter style movie. All I got were references to this very track though, which, as it turns out, finds Starla house band The DT6 dropping eastern-sounding instrumental spy-flick funk so sinuous you could put a leather jacket on it and call it a snake. Flipside Takes, in contrast, comes across as an eighties update on sixties northern soul and for all the fact that Emeli Sande and Marco supply quality vocals, it’s got Costa Del Crime 80s mirrorball disco written all over it. Shiny and evil.
Starla Records – Myspace (Listen to Baden Persuader/ Takes)