28/30 classic review disco soul

sylvester – step II (1978)

Sometimes all the brain needs is great disco. It’s like a party and a detoxifying spa in one. For Sylvester, making disco and soul was exactly that; few records showcase the genres’ sense of rapturous relief as well as Step II. It is the antithesis of denial, and, having passed through the choppy valley of […]

15/30 funk punk rock

warmduscher – at the hotspot

Remember Gal Gadot and co.’s ‘Imagine’ cover? This is an angrier performance that is almost as fruitless. Where Gal was spitting venom at the coronavirus, Warmduscher suggest that a seedy nightlife is the antidote to daily life. It’s a fun idea. ‘At the Hotspot’ seeks to evoke the seduction of dive bars but instead embodies […]