A major coup for Form & Function here, as they manage to lure in no less a talent than Sterling Void. Sterling ruddy Void!
It’s possible, of course, that younger readers may be scratching their heads at this point… after all, the man who brought us the first-gen house classics Runaway Girl and It’s All Right pretty much disappeared after 1991. He’s had a couple of releases out in the past couple of years, but I only know that from looking on Discogs just now – they’d passed me by completely, so as far as I’m concerned, THIS is the comeback right here. Which would be exciting enough in itself.
What’s even better, though, is how fresh it all sounds. Naming no names, many an old school producer has made a comeback that’s a mere rehashing of former glories; such isn’t the case here at all. Instead, Something itself has that 2015 garage-leaning deep house sound nailed to a T with its New Jersey-ish keys, chopped-up fem vox and full-phat (though not in your face) bassline. Feel Me treads a darker, tribal-tinged path, Give Me Love is a late-night deep house groover par exellence and finally the drummy, eyes-down Someone makes great use of a chopped n’ looped Weekend vocal sample.
A most welcome return that you need to check for immediately, nuff said!
Out: This week
About: You can find Form & Function on Soundcloud and Facebook. I’d also recommend you go check out Got To Get Close from his 1989 debut album on DJ International, if you don’t know it already – it’s on Spotify and it’s still one of my favourite house vocals of all time.