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Backstreet Brit Funk Vol.2 Compiled by Joey Negro / Various Artists

Various Artists - Backstreet Brit Funk Vol.2 Compiled by Joey Negro

Z Records

Leave it to premiere DJ Joey Negro to assemble another enormous selection of rare gems. Brit Funk Vol.2 has dusted off some hidden UK funk tracks from the late seventies and early eighties that will have you searching for your platform dancing shoes. There's plenty to savor from this double lp that features several unreleased tracks. Among the highlights are Eastbound Expressway's "Never Let Go", a late seventies funk groove with a break beat that certainly jump started parties back in the day. "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown has an infectious uptempo groove and swirling horn rhythm that has found it's way into several DJ's playlist today. "You Gotta Get It" by Congress is another banger with a wicked synth laden bass groove. Eight years after Vol.1 Negro hits the mark once again.

Reg Dancy, 10/18