Here’s what they had to say about PERSONAL DISCO COMPONENT (Dither Down):
Leeds two piece Galaxians follow up their boogie bomb on Rotating Souls with another EP of electronic funk brilliance on America’s Dither Down. In the past few months the duo have shared their brand of visceral funk on stages with Tom Tom Club, Zombie Zombie and Ultramagnetic MCs, and it’s the heavyweight synth chug of the Frenchmen which inspires the zero gravity boogie bounce of lead track “Ducket$z”. Combining a thick and brooding bassline of the Zombie Zombie ilk with warbling synths, live drums and fusion keys, the Yorkshire lads deliver a space walking killer for the Red Laser crowd to sink their teeth into. “Stictly Business” slows the pace a little for a flip-flopping, topsy turvy boogie bomb augmented by crystal clear synth melodies and pitch bending solos. On the flip we dive into the cowbell clatter of “Skydive”, a electrofunk groover with more than a hint of jazz-fusion in there. The exotic melodies and sunny drum programming offer the possibility of a Balearic crossover, referencing the breezy 80s work of Jan Hammer or Ryuichi Sakamoto (“Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia”). If that was a little out there for Levy’s boogie massive, then the smooth sounds of “Visual” get things back on the boudoir track. The seductive track could pass for a lost Leon Lowman B-side until that synth bass solo rips through the speakers on a direct course for the dancefloors of 84.
Holy Tuck Batman, It’s Galaxians! Rotating Souls return with this f-f-f-fresh four tracker from Leeds two piece Galaxian. Their heritage may be more Burley than Brooklyn, but you’d never have guessed from the killer tunes and peachy production on this bumpin Boogie 12″. First up is “Blasting Off”, a highly percussive electro-funk jam, with dance floor damaging synth funk melodies and a hint of Beverly Hills Cop! The follow up, “My Shit is Custom” is a more modern synth funk / disco song with many style change ups… starts electro, moves into funk, then sweet 90s house keys in the end with a strong electro-bass undercurrent. On the flip, a slowed down soulful jam “Nightlife” features more sweet electro-bass melodies with a steady percussive groove. Closing it out is “Fire & Magic.” This synth disco funk jam has a chugging bassline, with some sleazy keys in between… culminating in a disco laser shootout!