Detroit has always been associated with good music, and if you have been following the indie funk and soul scene, you have no doubt had Funk Night Records on your radar. Steady doing their thing while releasing a grip of funky 45s that are becoming more and more scarce to get your hands on (pressed up in limited quantities), FNR is back again with another hot one. We’ve had Misha Panfilov Sound Combo on the pages of FMF before, and this new seven inch from the talented Estonian musician just keeps laying down the heat. Upbeat and made for another time and place, this wild, heavy rocker is here now. A heavy bass line and some drums that definitely knock, it’s a wild ride of saxophones, screaming, and rocking out. In other words, it is a party starter. We dig the groove. The flip, “Solar Blast”, is a spaced out piece of funk that sounds like Quincy Jones could have made for an early ’70’s flick. It has that fuzzy, out of this world feel and sound, and by the time the sax kicks in, well, you are out on your own deep in space baby. The thing is, you’re still funky, and that’s what counts. Both tracks give a different feel in their own right, but we think the B Side wins again. The whole thing really is a winner though, so if you’re up on the Misha Panfilov Sound Combo or not, this is a good place to start (or continue) your love of heavy funk. Funk Night Records keeps on feeding us the good stuff. Have a listen for yourself, and order the 45 after the videos.
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