GET LIMITED VINYL here: JUNO: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/phonk-d-shir-khan-presents-black-jukebox/800496-01/ PHONICA: https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/view/170568 PICADILLY: https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/counter/product.php?pid=136982 COLDCUTS: https://www.coldcutshotwax.uk/collections/pre-order/products/phonk-d-shir-khan-presents-black-jukebox-31 REDEYE: https://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/129580-bj31-phonk-d-shir-khan-presents-black-jukebox-31 DECKS: https://www.decks.de/track/phonk_d-shir_khan_presents_black_jukebox_31/che-9r DEEJAY: https://www.deejay.de/Phonk_D_Shir_Khan_Presents_Black_Jukebox_31_BJ31_Vinyl__965016 HHV: https://www.hhv.de/shop/de/artikel/phonk-d-shir-khan-presents-black-jukebox-31-782861?p=nXWuWJ Phonk D is back on Exploited’s hallowed Black Jukebox series following the success of his #29 takeover earlier this year. You just can’t keep a good man down... ‘Let’s Shake’ leads the way with serious funk intent, mixing a thumping MJ-esque bassline with some of that late ‘70s / early ‘80s synth magic. Phasing guitar licks sidle up against spunky horn swells and sassy vocal blasts. It’s a track that has ‘party-starter’ written all over it. ‘Reality Dance’ is a chuggier beast, building slowly through looping guitar-and-bass plucks until a feel-good melody emerges. This low-slung, low-tempo groove is in no hurry to lay out its funky machinations, making for a perfect early-evening floor-filler as cocktail glasses clink and glitterballs bling. ‘Players Anthem’ chunks things up with conga-inflected groove and an arpeggiated bassline throb underpinning swooning female vocal harmonies. It rocks a simple arrangement that lets the groove do the talking, with sustained string notes adding an element of tension at the requisite moments. ‘No Limits’ sees Phonk D team up with old sparring partner Sascha Ciminiera for another hot collab. The bouncing off-beat groove pumps pleasingly in classic disco fashion, with a joyous mood built through Rhodesy chords and a scintillating synth line. Swelling horns are buried deep in the mix in the second half to help propel the track higher.