Zwartwerk are a trio from the south of the Netherlands that has been hosting a succesful club night for two years in their hometown Tilburg and regularly play festivals in the region. Their trademark sound is a combination of hidden funk and soul gems, nu-disco, and world music. Their self-released EP covers exactly this, starting off with a re-edited and remastered version of a hard to find early seventies cover of the Archie Bell-classic Tighten Up, including some crazy drum breaks. Also on the A-side is a housed up disco tune from an often overlooked LP of a famous drummer gone producer - ready to mix and set the night on fire. On the B-side you’ll find a forgotten eighties afro club classic that deserves a rebound on current dancefloors. Zwartwerk add just the few smart touches here and there to re-energize the tune and put its jawdropping hook in great effect. All of this excellently mastered and cut to wax for your convenience.
“Really superb - diggin' them!” Alex Soulbrigada. (Matasuna Rec.)
“Killer edits, first release is a stormer, you snooze you lose” Mr. Bird. (Fat Bird Sounds, Ramrock Blue, Matasuna Rec.)