JAY AIRINESS – Funky Situation (Diggin Deeper Records – Wax #5)
Diggin Deeper brings the funk with a Trans-Atlantic split EP from two edit masters.
Side A features Philadelphia disco don Michael The Lion, who has earned raves for his work on Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape and Giant Cuts. His “Keep On Hangin’ On” is a raw take on the classic “French touch” style – live vibraphone and bass elements to give a jolt of energy to a loft classic. With “Finally,” Michael brings some nasty boogie funk with a groove that will give you the gas face.
Side B showcases two tracks from Frenchman Jay Airiness, best known as half of the Parisian disco band Venice Beach. On “Funky Situation,” Jay brings some oomph to a disco jazz groove that sails along. But Jay’s touch is most evident on “Two of Us”, a boogie-house banger that has made it’s way into a lot of well-connected DJs sets recently. This 12” has four, diverse joints which can be dropped in different phases of an all-night party – a DJ’s best friend!
Michael The Lion Side : 1 – Keep On Hangin On / 2 – Finally
Jay Airiness Side : 1 – Funky Situation / 2 – Two Of Us