Freethinker Funk Essence has been honing his breakmaking chops for time now and new vinyl 7″ Trainhopping might just be his best single yet. Relentless uptempo drum break, squelchy wah-wah guitar, bar-room piano, flute and train-going-by-blowing horn sound? Check. It’s the funky train-riding hobo anthem we’ve all been waiting for! Flip the disc meanwhile and what’s waiting for you there is B-side Evening Stroll. No prizes for guessing the source of inspiration for this one though I’m sure you’ll all agree that its breezy Rhodes-n-horns-laced groove effectively captures the promise of an evening in which all possibilities seem attractive.
(Out now on Burning Sole Records)