Yes it's a Premo cut and I genuinely could not give a shiny shite about how predictable it is — I will always love his sound. Varying quality of Slaughterhouse's verbals (Crooked I - ace, Royce and Ortiz likewise, Joe Budden - hmmm overrated much?) is the only problem, but this is still going on my mixes all winter.
Having previous encounters with the likes of DFA, Visionquest and Hot Creations, the duo step over to LA’s Culprit label (run by the trio, Droog) for this rambunctious, party-ready, electro-disco single. Launching into the ghastly-titled, yet fully-functional bounce of ‘Ibiza Bass’, it’s fun all the way via old school basslines, pumped '80s-style drum machines and cute, familiar disco vocal hooks.
Back when Daptone started peddling their special brand of genuine funk and soul there weren’t many folks doing it. Nowadays however, you can barely move for modern ‘funk bands’. There is a seismic gap however, between those weak, uninspired karaoke-type impersonators and the likes of the Budos Band. This is not funk by numbers; this is funk for the soul. The real deal!
To many music fans, the word progressive is a dirty one. Seemingly sullied by the self-indulgent ideals of '70s concept rockers with too much time, money and LSD on their hands. In the case of Polar Bear however, the term couldn’t be much more fitting. With each release they somehow manage to find new depth, new variety, new inspiration and above all a renewed sense of innovation and fun. Sure, they may not be to everyone’s tastes but then, who cares? Surely that’s what being ‘progressive’ is all about!