Franc Spangler’s liquid funk provokes the kind of reaction all good dance music really should do. Its rhythms glow and groove, while the music lets expectation run riot as emotive chords only add to the impact. Next To You succeeds in doing all of the above, plus there’s the welcome addition of soulful vocals adding the human touch. The wonderfully Jazzy, Somewhere Else follows suggesting different possibilities as smooth keys and free-flowing synth lines create a world of their own. The frankly excellent, Dreamworld then completes via a breathy sensation of funky inflections perfectly attuned to the sunshine and more, producing the kind of response only reserved for a few rare moments.
Release: July 26