Following Velour’s debut on Night Slugs in 2010, Julio Bashmore once again teams up with Hyetal for an intriguing splurge of stomping electro-funk. ‘Speedway’ is one half tough, structured 808 drums and one half sleazy 80’s keyboard electro – a combination that works well under the pair’s immaculate production skills. On the flip, ‘Dial’ gets futuristic with a spacey, eerie wig-out and just a touch of ghetto-tech swagger.
More often than not collaborations of this sort yield disappointing and forgettable fare – so it’s great to see Velour buck the trend as a ‘dream team’ that actually works.
Broadway Records | Released: February