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Purveyors of Fine FunkPurveyors of Fine Funk
By Miles Hawthorn
Dan Curtin is one of those producers for whom the word 'prolific' was invented. Presently clocking in at a staggering 56 singles and five albums, Curtin is applying finetuning to his own by now signature sound. Although this album straddles a healthy middleground between house and techno, he has certainly moved away from the techno orientated sound of early Metamorphic and Peacefrog. There is an emphasis on the deep and silky smooth house blueprint that Purveyors of Fine Funk are known for, but also an added Latin element, especially in tracks such as Escandelo Electronica with its wild batacuda drums and Water and High with its chunky and insistent rhythm section. He even finds time to add in the occasional downtempo track like The Proposition, and the album even ends with an ambient KLF-sounding piece, showing off his all round versatility. Altogether a very fluid collection and one that will please the long-term fans.