The Funkosol label continues to join the unlikely dots between funky breakbeats and eighties synth-pop (yes, I’m talking about you, Junskee, with your penchant for a bit of Carol Williams) not to mention what sounds like the co-opting of house-y nineties soul (that’ll be you, Max Revolt) with the third volume of Fresh Beats Vol. 3. Funk Efemzdemov is also on hand with a brace of good-time cuts: the jazzy breaks of Jay B. Parker Funk and the rather more pumping, slap-bass-fuelled, wah-wah stomp of Dance To The Beat. The main man on this release however, is Zamali with an itchy synth-funk breaks number entitled B-Boy Battle.
(Out now on Funkosol Records)