Here we go – this is exactly what’s been missing – at least until the next Ugly Duckling album arrives early next year. I’ll explain, since the simple recipe seems to have become something like an elephant in the living room. Take one funky track, chop out a two-bar break and loop. Add massive drums and rappers with a party-starting rhyme. Take to party, play loud – observe as room goes off. Christ! It’s not hard is it? The original b-boy spirit of the Bronx is still alive and well for now. At least it is in France and Sweden since that’s where The Funk League and A-side guest rappers from Speech Defect respectively live. What’s that? Yes, there is a B-side – bit more downtempo and featuring…Large Professor. Some artists just can’t help giving can they. Get on it quick, this ain’t gonna hang around.
(Out on Favourite 8 November)
Listen to The Funk League – Why You?
The Funk League – Myspace
THE FUNK LEAGUE: Why You? – 2010