JT Donaldson & Lance DeSardi "San Francisco Sessions Vol. 5" (Om Records)

Om’s excellent San Francisco Sessions series continues in style with a blinding double mix cd set from brothers in funk JT Donaldson and Lance DeSardi. These Dallas, Texas natives each lay down a bumpin’ set packed with glistening and chiseled dancefloor gems. Donaldson gets a little deeper and more soulful in places, dropping tracks such as the Swirl People’s remix of Eastbound’s “Madou”, alongside tightly funky tracks like “Same and Better” from Julien Jabre. He develops variety with touches of disco and electro, but never veers from a diligently funky agenda. DeSardi, perhaps the lesser known of the two, has a slightly more tech-edged style, dropping darker numbers like Grey Love’s “Nurse” and the acid-squelch of Vernon Douglas Meets Tyler Lewis’ “Right-right”. One of the highlights of his mix is the wickedly funky “Marmalade” from Lullabies, along with the closing track Kahn’s “Say Goodbye” remixed by Losoul. Although both have a plethora of 12” releases, remixes and productions to their name, this cd should turn some heads and increase their growing reputations as badass purveyors of funky house music.

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