Label: OFFScore: 7.5/10
German producers Purple Disco Machine have enjoyed a prolific 12 months, as they’ve emphatically become a focal part of Andre Crom’s OFF Recordings imprint. While he/she (they?) remain fairly elusive, the music that’s emitted from the PDM camp cannot be brought in to question. For OFF’s latest release (their 78th no less), they call on PDM to bring the noise, and oh, how they noise is brought with aplomb on the quite brilliant Funk EP.
Full of beautiful, heavy strings, the title-track merges Parliament type grooves with a steady 4/4 house beat, and is another track that uses samples so elegantly in the OFF discography. These ones, however, are less obvious than reasons samples of say, The Game, and with its disco sheen and its glorious smile-inducing vibe, it’s hard not to fall head over heels with the title-track, ”Funk”.
”Magic Moll’ then goes all Balearic, with its piano flourishes and its sultry, sometimes ghoulish vocals enveloping the listener in a warm and welcome glow. Infused with a steady bassline, this is another track that’s crafted on a lighthearted, unpretentious and fun-filled tip. A well oiled machine, indeed.