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THE BEAT BROKER

"Invisible Starlight" is a ripping tune by an unknown midwestern funk outfit with a driving backbeat and soaring horns. It sounds like Ohio to us, but we can't be sure. What is certain however, is that these gents rocked the local bowling alleys, social clubs and loungespots wherever they went. Label bosses Universal Cave touch down on the A-side with their primo 45 edit, hitting us with a relentless groove of fat bass, bright horns and irrepressible rhythm guitar - so damned phonky y'all. Meanwhile on the flip, The Beat Broker rounds out the original with his signature style and an impeccable ear. The Kind Dub's sun drenched delay and reinforced drums ensure that Invisible Starlight will shine over any dancefloor!

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Here we have a hot 7" of the rawest, roughest disco funk, expertly retweeked for modern jocks. There's looped licks on the A-side from the UC crew, while Beat Broker gets dubby-in-the-disco over on the flip...

The Beat Broker

Extended Away

The Beat Broker has been a crucial character of the Sentrall story since its inception. As one of the most consistent producers on the label, his voice in Sentrall’s sound is unmistakable: flittering stacks of echoing synths and that undeniable low-and-slow chug. The Beat Broker returns with a pair of super slow burners that conjure up images of endless summer rooftop parties in the haze of the sweltering heat. The 85bpm title track is an archetypal pacifica slow-burner - the soundtrack to your life in slow motion, when everything is right with the world, the smiles are eternal and you feel like you’re in a movie montage. On the flip, get lifted with the balmy 101bpm head-nodder "New Aged". The warmth of the melody envelops you as you bounce along with the kick, Pacific waves lapping against our ankles as we play joyfully in the ocean.

Following the release of his debut album in 2013, Bear Funk are back with the second album from The Beat Broker. 

The Beat Broker or Ryan Bishop (to his close friends) was born and raised in southern California. With early production partner Ryan Fitzgerald they recorded as Broker/Dealer and releasing 12"s on Spectral, Traum and Sentrall. They ran a longstanding club night in SF called POP so Ryan began to make edits, new productions and remixes to integrate into the night. Starting out with slower sleazy cosmic jams for the beginning of the night, then up tempo synthesizer crowd pleasers for the early morning. These productions found their way onto records via labels like Flexx, Disques Sinthomme and more recently Adult Contemporary. Ryan also runs a well respected blog called Dream Chimney.

Ryan returns with his trademark fusion sounds. Disco, meets emotional electronic meets early 80s electro meets contemporary synth groove. But, as ever, all presented with a sheen of positivity and optimism. The album opens up with the ponderous but solid "Night Drive", a track that surely describes itself too well. "Groove Glide" gets things swinging with its driving drum machine, darting synth and luxurious arp riff.

"Living On The Edge" is next. This summer filled track. Here Ryan partners with fellow Bay area resident and all around Sultan of Chill Sorcerer (aka Dan Judd). Its swooning synth and sun-drenched Sorcerer guitar all the way. Next is "Flexxibility". Here the synths get chunky and the beats bigger for this dance fest. "New Business" is angular and mysterious and "After Touch" is bold and powerful. "Mystic Moods" swings high and slick. The LP rounds off with the dreamy, laid back synthfest that is "Infinite Wave".


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