Erik Christiansen and Hendrick‘s NastyFunk imprint has been on fire lately, releasing some of my favorite tracks yet this year. The label’s first compilation album, NastyCutz I, was released right around this time last year and showed the great potential that the collective had. Fast forward to now, and NastyFunk has firmly established itself as a top-tier record label, signing the likes of Newbie Nerds, Finnebassen, and Marco Darko in the process. Their newest release, NastyCutz II was released today and boy, did the NastyFunk crew really kill it once again! Historically pushing the nasty nu-disco that’s been emerging recently, NastyCutz 2 features a slew of G-house tracks as well.
Syap‘s “Unaware” is a stomping and vicious deep house track. Featuring a dark distorted vocal over a massive bassline, “Unaware” is a great jumping off point for the compilation. G-houser N.E.R.Y. comes on next with a peak-time track that will undoubtably have those asses shaking on the dancefloor, continuing the stomping and aggressive vibe throughout. Next up may be my favorite track on the whole compilation. Featuring a collaboration between three of my favorite up-and-coming producers at the moment, Clouded Judgement and Diamn, “Take A Trip” will revive any dead dancefloor. “Take A Trip” sees the trio take an Eazy-E sample and lay down a unique bassline that at times is reminiscent of old-school dubstep. Andre Salmon and Upstroke team up to make the sexy and sleazy “Sex Tape,” which features rolling basslines and distorted vocals. Clouded Judgement is back once more, this time collaborating with Rafael Cerato to produce a vicious g-house track that’s another one of the highlights of the album as well. Heston brings things back to the more headstrong deep house with “Swing That Body,” a steady but infectious groove that will have you dancing throughout. Sishi Rosch steps up next and provides a gangster track in “Makin’ You Sweat,” followed by Rick Hirst‘s old school feeling track “Sniffin.” Malicious Joy offers up yet another old-school feeling track with “Wasted,” and finally the compilation closes out with the disco-infused track “Draw The Sun” from Tuneon.