"A Certain Way" is the kind of tune that rings with the sincerity (and synths) of a danceable love song from the 80's, but with a new, futuristic feel that can only be described as one thing - modern funk. The b-side, the Diamond Ortiz remix of "I Don't Wanna Used To It," pairs Moniquea's original vocal with a hard-hitting track that takes cues from the Ohio funk sound pioneered by Roger Troutman.
I plan on finding this (now) out of print 7". The INKSWEL track is very unique, though it may need more time to grow on me, but the XL MIDDLETON track is very easy to get into. James Reeno (Spazzoid Records, NYC)
As i used to hear more mellow hip-hop(ed) instrumentals by this genius called Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble analogue lover, than sampler (lover), this mellow funk spectrum is a unexpected (or not) suprise by him. Hard to choose the best track... That was made to be played in my cassette deck and LIVE Radio Show... Magic... Yiannis Nova Dorakis