A contemporary set, but one with a vibe that stretches back to the glory days of early 80s funk in England – served up by Jean
, of Incognito fame – a talent whose contributions were key to the scene back in the day! If you know Bluey
, you'll know his talent for a richly soulful groove – but the style here is very lean, with live drums, heavy basslines, and plenty of sweet keyboards too – all with a stark quality that's a lot like the best sounds of the post-disco years, when groups like this were taking things back to basics. There's plenty to love here if you love UK sounds from the time by Atmosfear and Freeez – but the music is maybe even leaner than both – and served up by a great group of familiar associates, including Ski Oakenfull, Peter Hinds, and Matt Cooper on keyboards. Titles include "Rhythm In Your Mind", "Kinshasa", "Give In To What Is Real", "After The Rain", "We Like It", "Steppers Crusade", "Vision 9", and "Aspects".