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By Dave Stelfox
Viscous, slightly electrified, disco-friendly, jazz-influenced floor fillers are what Syrup do and Different Flavours does not disappoint. Driven by close-to-Chic bass guitar licks, wandering keys, subtly phased vocals and a certain Moroder/François Kervorkian style of production, this LP is a joy to the ears and a pleasure to the feet. Moving into house tempo on tracks such as the Bassline Members mix of Sweat Shop and taking a turn into more fractured electronic territory on the OCB mix of Maple, this double album is never short of variety either. With its echoes of the past brought easily into the contemporary, Different Flavours is a tasty treat for funk-fuelled dancefloors and sweet without being in any way cloying or sickly.