If you’ve ever wondered what Black Box’s Loleatta Holloway-sampling Italo-house hit Ride On Time would sound like made over as a funk track, now’s your chance to find out. Seems there was just time for veteran OZ funk-soul outfit, The Bamboos, to put out one more single before LP Hard Up arrives this April and right on time (thank you, I’m here all week!) along comes this cover. The Bamboos’ rhythm section is in full effect and singer Kylie Auldist has the power to match Holloway’s voice though it seems no amount of genre makeover can neutralise the demonic power of a house piano line – especially if played on a piano again in the new genre.
(Out 12 February on Pacific Theatre)