London’s Jalapeno records have been releasing prime cuts of dance music of many styles for some time now, this fourth episode of their Jalapeno Funk compilation shows off their eclectic roster and ability to produce multi-facted dance music that is suitable for ripping up a dance floor or just chilling at home, the tempo may change but everything is injected with the finest funk and produced to the highest quality.
DJ Moneyshot supplies deep fried soul while funky breaktronica and Northern Soul are represented well by Featurecast and The Beekeepers. House music is given a silky sheen by both Smooth & Turrell and Max Sedgley who picks up the pace nicely while Paris & Vanucci cut up Michael Jackson vocals and use them brilliantly on ‘Get down on the floor’, a track so deceptively sun-drenched that yet another UK Summer of anything but sun is forgotten about for these sublime five minutes. The highlight however is ‘Down in the basement’ by Basement Freaks, a track which channels mid 80s era Prince at his glorious and filthiest best, a strong compilation crammed with variety. 8/10