back in september 2007, freestyle records released black feeling an album project brought to life by australian musical supremo lance ferguson, the man responsible for freestyle soul-jazz organ trio cookin on 3 burners, as well as the bamboos & lanu projects on tru thoughts recordings.
each track was presented under a pseudonym to give the impression of an album you would find whilst digging in a caribbean record shop or american thrift store. as a collection of reworked classics, the album set dance floors alight across the world, indeed, the single hippy skippy moon strut by the mighty show-stoppers became a huge selling 12 inch, and also notched up well over 350.000 individual viewings on you tube to date!
now in 2011, freestyle records is pleased as punch to be releasing this follow up album, the main concept with the >black feeling< cover versions is that the finished product should not just be some kind of carbon copy of an established classic and lance explains his approach further: >the initial study of the original recordings enables me to be freer with interpreting, re-arranging and changing them for the final album. often i will make changes to make a track a little more attractive or usable for djs and the dancefloor in general.<
electro shock aims to reflect the electronic scene today in france and the rest of the world –, a constantly evolving scene and the ultimate soundtrack of our times and their fascination for rhythms and dancefloors. the first volume extracted the absolute best from the flowering and vital scene of 2012 from confirmed artists m83 to newcomer nina kraviz.