Amalia - Makings OfTokyo Dawn
Let me take this opportunity to crown Amalia as the Queen of Intergalactic Funk. In recent years all she has done is deliver outer worldly funk deluxe treats for the consistently productive Tokyo Dawn label. Three years after her impressive debut “Art Slave”, she’s back with “Makings Of” which features collaborations with some of today’s emerging funk all-stars. Amalia kicks things off the slinky synth driven “Just Like Magic”, a tune she performed with the duo from San Francisco known as B. Bravo and Teeko. Another certified funkateer in Reggie B teams up with Amalia to serve up some 80’s flavored mid-west funk in “Hysteria”. “Body Snatchers” featuring Blaktronics is totally on some outer limits funk filled with twisted synths and erotic vocals. “Still In Love” featuring Sagemonk doesn’t pack the edge of most tracks here but that doesn’t mean you won’t move to this funky dance track. If you’re not familiar with Amalia then time to crawl from under that rock and put “Makings Of” on repeat. It’s the perfect disc to get introduced to the funkiest lady on the scene today.
Reg Dancy, 02/13