mister T. - Funk Around the Sun (Cold Busted)

Athens, Greece DJ and producer mister T. has readied another ace album for the Cold Busted label — the appropriately titled Funk Around the Sun LP — and this one is sure to be in heavy rotation. mister T. is a master of instrumental, soulful, and upbeat dance floor funk, and this album further solidifies this fact. Retro party sounds get the beat-down with a playful attitude in twelve funk-tastic tracks, just in time for summer. It’s hard to pick highlights, but here’s a few: “Mo Style" has powerful vocals from the ’60s era that some may find familiar, but reimagined over funky breaks with rhythmic guitar licks, brassy horns, and soul organs. The horn section comes further front-and-center over the drum spatter of "Dig This,” with the addition of humor through a sparingly used vocal sample. Then, in the style of swing, “The Usual" is set to have people twirling about the dance floor in dramatic arms flailing, feet kicking fashion. Delicious stuff, primed and ready for the dancehall.

Kid Loco - “Simple + Groovy + Tasty = Great.”
DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel Radio / NinjaTune) - “Solid, son. I pity the fool that can’t get down to a mister T. beat.”
Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz) - “Great!”
Fort Knox Five - “This is some beefed up retro-funk bizness!”
Ursula 1000 - “Dope!”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - “‘Mo Style’ is one of the best nu-funk tunes of 2014 so far. Love it.”
Moodymanc (2020 Vision) - “I’m feelin’ the funk!”
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - “Funky … very nice!”
Simon Hodge (BBC6 Funk & Soul Show) - “Very fresh and funky. Another good addition to his excellent body of work.”
Phat Phil Cooper (NuNorthernSoul) - “A great party package.”
Basement Freaks - “Fresh!”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show) - “Smoothy groovy downbeat funk … I dig this, it’s rocking fresh!”
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / F.A.M.I.L.Y.) - “The funk master from Athens strikes again!”
Adam Warped (Whiskey Pickle / Machine Discotheque) - “Gorgeous grooves here … a boogie buffet!”
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio, Croatia) - “This is really funky with a flavored disco feel … wow.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - “Groovy vibes throughout this wonderful album!”
DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session) - “Very nice and consistent production with the right nuances. The funk is rising.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “The breaks, the the funk, the disco, the jazz, the swing are connected here under the sun.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.