Monday, February 22, 2010

Vim Cortez

Time to get our funk on here at Playmaker. The wonderful Vim Cortez from Paris has just sent us his “SynthFunkatero” EP, a reinterpretation of the funkiest vibes of the eighties through Vim Cortez's musical lens.

Vim Cortez pays tribute to the sounds that marked his childhood – from Michael Jackson to Shalamar, from Prince to Cameo. Big synth bass sounds rub shoulders with old school drum machine hits, fresh synth stabs and hot guitar licks. But this is no nostalgic or tongue-in-cheek wink at the kitsch-loving crowd: there is an urgent, darker edge to the beats, the lyrics and the vocals to remind us that synthfunk is the angry, fidgety little brother of future soul.

Vim Cortez - Monica Darling

Vim Cortez - Givin it Up

If you like these funky styles, say hello to Vim and support his music by downloading his SynthFunkatero EP on iTunes. Great stuff!