Fouk – Groove EP

January 17, 2016 in Singles

Fouk Gruff House Of DiscoSome classier-than-your-average nu-disco/disco-house bizniss here from London label House Of Disco and the Dutch duo of Daniel Leseman and Hans Peeman, AKA Fouk. Actually, even labelling this as “disco-house” is possibly doing Fouk a disservice – it’s arguably closer in spirit to vintage west coast funk à la Zapp.

Freebooter opens proceedings, a fairly laidback groover with talkbox-like sounds (hence the Zapp comparisons) and a bassline that could’ve come straight off a Credence release from the early 00s. You then get three mixes of Gruff itself to choose from: the loungey, Balearic-leaning original, a more stripped n’ strutty Snacks Remix and a Ron Basejam Remix that you can imagine finding favour with the likes of Mr Scruff or Gilles Peterson with its Bugz/Recloose-y feel. Completing the EP is Orchard, a slightly lower-tempo offering with restrained funk geetar and mournful trumpets.

Freebooter and the original of Gruff lead the pack for yours truly.

Out: This week coming on vinyl, digitally from 1 Feb.

About: You can find House Of Disco on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.