The All Good Funk Alliance drop a new EP featuring four different styles of funky business for their Super Hi-Fi label. Made up of Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek, the All Good Funk Alliance has opened up for James Brown, DJ'ed all around the world, and consistently appeared on the Breakspoll Top 50 list. In other words, these guys are no strangers to the funk.
Varied Funk kicks off with “Make It Go-Go” featuring Big Tony of Trouble Funk, the classic Washington, DC, combo famous for popularizing its city's celebrated 'go-go' sound. The track has that classic go-go flavor, but its been updated for the 21st century. "Make It Go-Go" is full of clanking percussion, horn blasts, and funky synths, making for a dope mid-tempo jam. “Do Work”, featuring vocalist Mustafa Akbar of dancehall funk band Nappy Riddem, follows with a Motown vibe, but freshly tinted for today in a Mayer Hawthorne-meets-Mark Ronson way. It provides for an extremely catchy sing-a-long number. In classic AFGA style, “Funk This Jam” features Soul Suit in another funky, mid-tempo track that feels like something that would have made it onto the duo's Funk Weapons imprint back in the day. It's got call and response vocals and insane breakdowns. Finally, “On-Off Boogie” delivers a nu-disco funk jam with some squawky talk box, funky beats, and really intricate synth work. It leans more towards AGFA's “boogie funk” style and rounds out this EP perfectly.
Kid Loco - "Great stuff."
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) - "It's so good. I take some AGFA and Trouble Funk with me wherever I go."
Ursula 1000 - "Bumpin'!"
Fort Knox Five - "Every track on this release is pure funky dance floor gold. Props to AGFA for representing DC with their future go-go bomb … let the party begin!"
Alkalino - "Some real nu-funk here. I'm playing this!"
Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records / Mojo Club) - "Stellar release!"
Flash Atkins - "I love this … plenty of future funk right here. It won't be leaving the box!"
BMD (XLNT / Tru:Funk) - "Excellent work from the funk masters. Top tunes!"
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - "This is a great comeback. All tunes are damn groovy."
DJ Doubles (Freestyle Fusion) - "Awww … wicked! I will be dropping these all summer long … high rollers!"
Nutritious (SpinSpinNYC) - "AGFA are like the modern day P-Funk. 'Do Work' is solid gold certified hit classic."
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) - "Top notch jams from the DC funk heroes!"
DJ Tomas (ForwardEver) - "AGFA never disappoint. This is another locked-in release that covers the funk spectrum top to bottom and is as good as it gets. It's great to hear their production continue to evolve."