Also known as Manzanem, C.O.O.L Band, as well as working with Delroy Edwards as Rx and collaborating with Dam Funk. Nicky Benedek releases his second full length as Benedek. 8 tracks of solid electro boogie infused disco house, funky and fresh it sounds like it came out 20 years ago. LP on Leaving Records.
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- Bene's World by Benedek
8/10 Robin Staff review, 09 August 2017
Wooze merchant Nicky Benedek simmers in the LA sun and then makes dance tunes for the contentedly exhausted. That’s how I imagine it goes, anyway: ‘Bene’s World’, with its deep bass incisions, sauntering keyboard melodies and boogie vibe, is a beautiful throwback to a time when everything glimmered. If you need to know just how good a time this is, please note that the third track has “Sax edit” in its name.
It sounds delightfully dizzy, all of it: the disco beams of “Westin” are coupled with chords that sound like they’re coming undone as they reach their destination. The low-key and obscured affectations of “Ocean Park (feat. Just Tony)” offer a new age soundscape for Benedek to jump off of as he reaches, once again, for the wonky basslines, the G-funk grooves and the backroom saxophone solos. Can’t see you not having fun, is what I’m saying here.
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