Though occasionally overlooked, Cerrone’s legacy as one of disco’s founding fathers is never to be underestimated, a role he cements on ‘Red Lips’, his first record in seven years, which glistens with the producer’s signature effervescence.
Each track is a glossy spark of old-school funk, and while the thrill lasts it’s completely joyous. The problem, however, is that the record suffers from a lack of variety and an overkill of nostalgia, while of a raft of identikit, if solid, guest vocalists it’s only Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor who really stands out.
Words: Patrick Clarke
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