Various Artists - Stay On The Groove 4Freestyle Records
Adrian Gibson’s latest project focuses on the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk. “Stay On The Groove” contains some of the hottest UK funk bands on the scene today and the entire disc could be used to rock your next house party if necessary. You know right away you’re gonna have a funky good time with tracks like “You Got Me Thinkin’” by The Tornadoes & tyra Hammond. The performance of the Tornadoes is spirited and Tyra’s voice is electric. “Panama City” is another high octane funk jam courtesy of the Quantic Soul Orchestra, a band that needs no introduction. Another band to keep an eye on is Funkshone. These guys bring the whole package on the track “Droppin’”, a wicked rhythm section, funky bass lines and soulful vocals. The New Mastersounds unleash a spirited jam session on the track “Nervous” (Kenny Dope remix). Without a doubt this is an entertaining disc filled with monster funk jams. Once again Adrian Gibson’s love of quality music is a boon for everyone.
Reg Dancy, 11/08