Here’s a little Motown soul with an updated nu disco/house swing — a great way to jump-start the morning, electro-shock the afternoon, or liven up the evening. It’s so retro, one can almost hear the record flipping, the 8-track clicking into place, or the dull clacking of a tape deck as the cassette rolls into action. Whatever musical decade our imaginations go, the groove remains consistently, groovy.
“C.R. (EDIT)” is side B1 of Frank Booker’s Beat Down & Out EP, out mid October, only on limited 12″ vinyl (500 copies, no repress, no digital). Which means, sadly for the punters, we’ll only be able to listen to it streaming. Vinyl junkies — best scramble to get you a copy!
Booker is a DJ & producer based in Auckland City, New Zealand. He’s had releases through Sleazy Beats Recordings, Untracked Recordings, Wonderful Noise (Japan), FAR & forthcoming music on Kolour Recordings Ltd. His music spans a wide array of quality dance music: from deepest disco, to 80s boogie and quality modern house. That all sounds good to me.
As for anything else I could find out about the guy, apparently he’s a football enthusiast. For clarifications sake, “football” does indeed mean “soccer,” you silly Americans! Anyway, if you’re interested in this release, you’ll have to sign up for the Sleazy Beats email list to receive notification of its arrival.
Remember the days of anxiously refreshing eBay auctions? Like when eBay still had rare items and crazy good prices? Waiting until the last 10 seconds and swooping in for the winning bid? It was like a sport, a definite skill if you ask me. This feels kinda like that. Kinda.