Just in time for pool party season comes the latest endeavor from Cancun-based producer The Funk District. Riding a cool, summery breeze straight out of the Yucatan is “Robot Soul”, a super-groovy affair that features remixes from Richard Seaborne (Midnight Riot!) and Hotbox plus a B-side offering in the form of “Right To Humanity”. With previous releases by The Funk District on trusted imprints like Editorial Records, Paper Disco, and Deep Sense, Whiskey Pickle are proud to welcome this budding talent to the fold.
Kicking things off, The Funk District gets things nice and warm with his original take on “Robot Soul”, relying on smooth organ pads, delayed guitar riffs, and a silky bass line. Richard Seaborne’s remix amps up the tempo and adds some funky flute riffs and a mean Moog bass while Hotbox’s dub remix is stripped down and hypnotic. Closing up the shop is the equally funky “Right To Humanity”, a perfect pairing to the lead cut with its fluid guitar riffs, vocoder vox, and cheeky vinyl cracklings.
Graeme Park - "The main mix and dub of 'Robot Soul' are deliciously wonderful. 'Right To Humanity' rocks, too. Big up the Whiskey Pickle posse … another winner!"
Tensnake - "Nice original versions here."
Vanilla Ace - "The Hotbox Dub and 'Right To Humanity' for me."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Lovely."
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) - "Great release, and Richard Seaborne never misses."
Jaymz Nylon - "I'm feeling the disco-funk of 'Right To Humanity'."
Irregular Disco Workers (Disco Volante) - "The Hotbox Dub brings us directly to the beach."
Ilya Santana (Eskimo Recordings) - "'Right To Humanity' for me … nice mood!"
Tad Wily (Retrofit / Mullet Records) - "Great stuff … the Hotbox Dub really hits the spot."
Ron Basejam (Crazy P / Redux) - "Hotbox's low key tracky vibe for me!"
Tony D'Onghia (Radio Koper-Capodistria) - "Great vibes … and now let the summertime in!"
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "Richard Seaborne’s uplifting remix makes some real noise in the house … an exotic, wicked track full of summer effects. Floor filler."
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm / Hardsoul) - "The Hotbox Dub is perfect for my summer residency at the beach."
Sista Stroke (5 Magazine / Freak Freely) - "Woah! 'Robot Soul', where have you been all my month! Hot release ... we'll take more of this, please."
SimonG (Deep South Audio) - "Slinky sexy summery sounds … I have to say Richard Seaborne’s mix is so upbeat you just got to get a wiggle on."