Writer: Asbjørn Lyhne
The Aarhus duo Voltage Funk released their EP ‘Born To Dance’ earlier this month
Since 2011, Voltage Funk has been creating electronic funk music with hard pumping drums and fuzzy synthesizers, and filled several dancefloors. Now they’re out with a new EP ‘Born To Dance’, in the genre Electronic-funk-disco.
Their mission is to provide the Aarhus listeners with some disco dance music, a genre that, according to Lasse K.H. Pedersen and Tobias A. Bach, is really missing at the moment. And I agree with them, there aren’t much disco music that really makes you wanna dance. Is that the case with Voltage Funk? Well, I’ve been through their EP a couple of times now. And you can sense they have talent! No doubt about that. Before listening I did some research, and I could see that they’ve had some success as a live act – and you definitely get some of these vibes on their EP.
The first song, ‘Charlie Sheen’ features Danish rapper Eberhard and singer Josephine May. The disco beat is definitely something, and it really carries the song. However, the Danish rap takes your mind away from the disco-atmosphere, and you really don’t feel like that’s what been missing in Aarhus and on the Danish music scene. Things get better though, much better!
The next song on ‘Born To Dance’ is ‘Take You Down’, and this is where you notice their potential. From the very press on the play button you are hit with hardpumping disco vibes that instantly makes your head nod along, maybe even dance along in your room! The vocal is provided by Thor Guldager (also featured on ‘Inside Your Head’ from the EP), and his raw voice collaborates with the beat and creates this dreamy disco universe. In my opinion the best song on this EP, and I can easily imagine it receiving airplay during this summer!
The beats from Voltage Funk continues on ‘I say, you say’, featuring Gaia. The beat here is a combination of the first two songs, and you sort of feel like it’s the same as you’ve just heard. Still a great beat though! When listening to this song, I can’t help wonder if this song could’ve been better with another singer? Gaia is a really great singer, and Voltage Funk provides some groovy music, but I feel like she’s destined for a different genre?
On the last track, ‘Inside Your Head’, we’re back to what really works; Voltage Funk feat. Thor Guldager.
This is most definitely an EP that shows potential from these local guys, and with some adjustments and more songs that show variety, they might be the ones that provides us with funky electronic disco dance music in the future. I’m pretty sure that this kind of music is supposed to be heard live, and the material from Voltage Funk could probably make a dancefloor go crazy. There’s only one way to find out?