Sunday, June 27, 2010

Omas - What You're Looking For

When did DJs stop cutting up old funk records to make new sounds this revitalising? It must have been years before The Go! Team – whose work leans towards, but can’t quite match, the skills of Manchester’s Omas – revived the technique for the mainstream. Massive drums, hollering vocals and funky guitars make What You’re Looking For perfect for sunny days and sweaty nights. The b-side, I’m So Dizzy, uses a bit too much James Brown and reminds you that maybe people stopped making these records when they kept going back to the same JB samples; the a-side, though, is an all-killer classic.

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