Various Artists

Sofa So Far

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Fresh off a busy year touring in Milan and across Europe, Ayce Bio, Turenne and Borbo bring forth installment no. 2 of their amazing Funclab series. As well as looking like super nice guys (see sleeve art - ed), Funclab run a monthly radio show on Rocket & a club night at Apollo, both in Italy, but have toured across Europe in a van, old skool style, promoting their vinyl and personalities and resulting in some well received DJ sets from the collective.

Ayce Bio kicks us off with the skewed sample house of "Come In To Get Her". Surely powered by the infamous MPC displayed on the twelve's record sleeve, various keyboard snips are layered up alongside a chopped bass guitar. DJ Rou journeys across to Milan from Bologna to remix the track; keeping the dusty deep house spirit alive and well as he throws in a plethora of samples and scratches into the brew.

Borbo offers up "Stuntman Mike", a beat-down flavoured number which utilizes space and texture very well, allowing the nuances of a dreamy female vocal and the atmospheric detail of a recorded piano plenty of room to make their mark on this sedated, somnolent track.

Turenne concludes with "Really Cool", a playful and powerful which hides it's sophistication under a banner of fun; and certain to tickle for the fancy of selectors like MCDE, Shir Khan and Jackmaster.

Mega stuff from these Italian boys - stylistically succinct but without taking themselves too seriously which is definitely what a large proportion of the dance music world are guilty of at present...

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: This roudy bunch of Italians return with more of their quirky idiosyncratic styles. Winning the race for me at this derby is Turenne's loopy "Really Cool".

TRACK LISTING

A1. Ayce Bio - Come In To Get Her
A2. Ayce Bio - Come In To Get Her (DJ Rou Remix)
B1. Borbo - Stuntman Mike
B2. Turenne - Really Cool

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