HBR030 – Bumper – Take Me To The Dance Floor EP
Back once again on the funk merry-go-round, Bumper introduces their new Take Me To The Dancefloor EP for Homebreakin Records. Formed by Geoffrey T and Mr. Pauli to combat the un-funky tides creeping up on the world’s shore, the Netherlands duo’s sound is the re-funky movement in full effect. Classic slabs of electro-funk get a little elbow grease for future shine and the resulting presentation makes for dance floor trophies like “Take Me To The Dancefloor” and “Body On My Mind”. On the title track, a wailing wall of synths, an elastic bass line, and an out-of-this world use of the vocoder mimic the calling card of freshly touched down extraterrestrials who forgo ‘our leader’ for the dance floor. “Body On My Mind” is equally intergalactic, but taken from a much more primal sexual encounter. Egyptian Lover-esque, the sleazily whispered vocal musings sit atop plenty of cowbell, unwinding electric organs, and drums certified to make hips dip. Remixers Julian Sanza and Elijah Collins leave no unfinished business as they repurpose “Take Me To The Dancefloor”. Julian Sanza made a name for himself as part of Argentinian duo Silver City before joining with Ralph Lawson and Danny Ward as the infamous 2020 Soundsystem. He adds nu-disco flair in his take with glamorous guitar work and additional toe steppin’ rhythm. Elijah Collins has seen plenty of success in the charts, even finding his way into Lenny Kravitz’s lone Beatport Top 10 go figure! On his remix of the title track, a spastic electric guitar works its way into a bigger, club adjusted bass line. Exaggerated stabs and effects come flying at the listener making for a heavily charged and hard-to-place electro tinged affair.