Now on their 23rd release Dutch imprint SlapFunk Records have more than found their groove. For some Amsterdam Dance Event is the culmination of months and months of hard work and mean a showcase there is often a blowout of epic proportions and then a considerable period of move measuring follows, not so with the SlapFunk Record crew.
This collective knows exactly where they are heading and only a few weeks after the last stragglers had left Amsterdam back in November for their home scenes this team back in action at arguably Amsterdam’s finest nightspot – Shelter. Their family of artists is a rock-solid band of next level selectors, on-point producers and are able to get a rise from even the most jaded of clubbers. With their party featuring just such a line-up including London based rising stars Hamish and Toby, the vinyl peddling duo of The Ghost and of course brothers in beats Ingi Visions. Having bared witness to this night all artists were in stunning form and rolled out banger after banger, but the pinnacle of the night was hearing Ingi Visions road-testing tracks from the upcoming ‘Ingi Visionair’ EP which is due to drop on SlapFunk Records shortly.
In case you didn’t know Ingi Visions is made up of siblings Samuel Deep and Julian Alexander and between them they have this bumping 4 track sewn up. Pick of the EP and a true snapshot of the label and the sheer energy that their parties effortlessly exude is the A2 cut ‘Visionair Wan’. Rattling metallic percussion and that all-important undulating bassline raise the energy levels from the beginning and that’s where they stay for the duration. Raw house music is where SlapFunk is at and this heavyweight slab of up-tempo dancefloor weaponry sounded massive on the booming Shelter Funktion One sound system. The only let-up in bounce came with a neat filtered section before the groove came crashing back in again.
The rest of the EP is just as banging with the brothers both turning in stellar solo cuts. A1 belongs to Samuel Deep and he delivers the catchy yet slightly sinister bomb ‘SlapTrax’. On the flip, Julian opts for a more percussive work out with ‘Microdyn’ and then they combine once again in Ingi Visions mode to close out the EP with the riddim funk flavor of ‘Visionair Tu’. Known for their extended parties SlapFunk know exactly what buttons to press and when in order to help you go the distance and with music like this coming from their talented stable of artists it is easy to see why both the label and the brothers are going from strength to strength.
For pre-sale of this EP head over to Juno.