Brian Ellis – Reflection [VR011]

Hailing from Escondido, CA, Brian Ellis has arrived with the “Reflection” EP, and has set out to push authentic drum machine synthesizer funk to the livest, rawest level. His gear list is strong, his output is prolific, and his work ethic is unrivaled…armed with his oberheim DX, oberheim Matrix-1000, Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, and an arsenal of various guitars, synths, and outboard effects. “Reflection” includes the Egyptian Lover, a master of the 808 and veteran party-rocker on vocoder detail, to guest on “Love Is”.

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Brian Ellis – Reflection [VR011]

Brian Ellis – Love Is / Electric Body [VR010]

Brian Ellis enlisted two seasoned underground guests to usher in his brand of boogie-funk. ‘Love Is’ features the legendary Egyptian Lover, a master of the 808 and veteran party-rocker on vocoder detail, while on the flip-side, K-Maxx commands the microphone with his signature style on ‘Electric Body’.

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Brian Ellis – Love Is / Electric Body [VR010]

VA – Private Function [VR007]

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Private Function is a Modern Funk compilation presented by Voltaire Records, featuring artists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and Miami. Weaving through elements of Boogie, Funk, Modern Soul, and G-Funk, Private Function heralds a new breed of talented producers re-inventing and amplifying this relished sound.

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VA – Private Function [VR007]

Shock – Heaven [VR006]

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Shock is a passionate dance and pop group from the Bay Area, CA. “Heaven” is Shock’s debut single, which features a hypnotic house groove, a primal bass line, and shimmering guitar layers. Terri Loewenthal’s mysterious and seductive vocals are complemented by novel production from Dan Judd and the alluring guitar work of Michael Taras. Sleek and inviting, “Heaven” is laced with a romantic melancholy reminiscent of the classic disco and house eras. The “Heaven” 12″ features remixes by Shock’s friends: The Beat Broker, Hatchback, and Steve Moore. These versions perfectly compliment the original and expand the music into complete universal harmony.

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Shock – Heaven [VR006]

Publicist – Keep It Off The Record [VOLTPUBLICIST]

Publicist is the brainchild of Sebastian Thomson, mainly known as the drummer for post-rock stalwarts Trans Am and punk band Weird War. Mixing live drums and vocoded vox with spacey, arpeggiated dance rhythms and funk-laden bass lines, Publicist’s one man band approach appeals directly to a spectrum of 70s kraut-rockers, DJs, dancers, and party people.

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Publicist – Keep It Off The Record [VOLTPUBLICIST]