Kissdafunk V1: Kissdafuture
Mixed By The Squatters & Rob Tissera
You could argue that a new mix compilation series from long running house night Kiss Da Funk is well overdue. For a decade now they have put on regularly excellent parties in Leeds and further afield with the likes of David Guetta, Steve Angello and Erick Morillo headlining in the past. Their staple is cheery, uplifting house music that doesn’t take life too seriously but instead urges you to dance.
And its pretty much mission accomplished across both CDs here, with the first one taken up by new school house heroes The Squatters who have been playing nights like Judgement Sundays on a regular basis for years. Their 73 minute mix is all electro tinged and bassline heavy music geared toward sweaty but glamorous dancefloors.
As well as plenty of their own productions and remixes – some of the most exciting tracks here – there are plenty of offerings from other big names like Kissy Sell Out, Nicky Romero and Heavyfeet who help join the dots between various brightly coloured styles of house music.
The second disc is taken up by founding father and scene legend Rob Tissera. His mix is a feel good selection that segues seamlessly through plenty of big room pumping tracks and classic KDF anthems with vocals sprinkled everywhere but never out of place. A much loved house brand serves up what is sure to be a much loved mix – props due all round, then.