What it is to be wild and free eh? Perhaps the only thing better is to be wild, young and free. Still – two out of three ain’t bad and Freethinker Funk Essence is both of those things on new instrumental six-tracker the aptly-titled Wild & Free EP. Opener Burgers & Beer, is an uptempo slab of 70s-style feelgood party funk as the name implies and sets the tone and style for the majority of the EP with the single exception being Sleeping Beauty which heads in a more downtempo, soundtrack-y direction. The standout is actually the title track which is arguably the most convincingly seventies of anything on here mainly due to that bassline. You can practically see the Soul Train line forming.
(Out now on Mustbeat)