Artist: Circle Of Funk feat. Lifford Shillingford & Natasha Watts
Title: Double Trouble
Remixes by: Wipe The Needle
Label: Slapped Up Soul
Style: Soulful House / Vocal House
With Circle Of Funk, there is always an element of surprise. Their trademark blend of musicality, innovation, vibrancy and a penchant of always adding a touch of ingenuity with every release has been steadily gaining fans over the past years.
They continue to advance the Dance music boundaries. Their reputation also seems to be cemented within the House music fraternity with great support coming from a number of industry’s heavy hitters.
Their EP ‘Double Trouble’ sees the group join forces with two heavyweights from the UK Soul scene for a giant slab of ‘chocolate sweet’ soulful House. Lifford Shillingford lends his musical and vocal skills to the project alongside Natasha Watts, one of the most talked about soul singers in the UK. She is just a bundle of raw talent and vivaciousness and has just scooped a ‘New UK Soul Act’ award  at the Soul Survivors Awards to prove it.
The bubbling bass and punchy beats on this EP are laced with seductive string stabs to provide a musical backdrop to a call and answer duet from a couple who just can’t seem to agree.
Also on the package, Circle Of Funk ramps up the boogie with their ‘More Trouble Mix’ armed with a oopping baseline and fizzing synths. On extra remix duty House duo Wipe The Needle, a collaboration between Swedish born Mikael Nybom and Lee Gomez (UK).
Editor’s Sidenote: ‘Wipe The Needle’ sprinkles magic with a sublime deep flavour for the floor with a remix and dub to keep the dance floors well oiled.