Dr. Rubberfunk Ft. Roachford
Trouble Woman

The kinda woman that is easy on the eye… is a troubled woman” – we’ve all been there before mate! The last time we had the fortune to review an Andrew Roachford single (surely one of the most underrated UK soul singers) was almost three years back when Carl Kennedy transformed an old album cut of his into the sublime ‘Ride The Storm’. Now with the ever so talented Simon Rubberfunk the two return on a languid funker as a precursor to the good doctor’s third studio album, ‘Hot Stone’; that will also feature Dutch diva Sitzka and John Turrell from label mates Smoove & Turrell. In the original version there’s a real Curtis Mayfield-vibe circa ‘Superfly’: in other words raw funk that melds live musicianship with gritty soul delivery. And in a rare studio sortie Steve Stein offer a clever cut n paste pastiche to further remind us of the legendary mixer’s Double Dee & Steinski roots, while Featurecast flexes his D&B muscles to equally stunning effect.

5 Out Of 5

Reviewed By: Lewis Dene