Bear Funk are set to launch a new compilation series next month, entitled Hibernation.
Stevie Kotey's Bear Entertainment network of labels has been pumping out quality disco-inflected material since the turn of the century, but this is Kotey's first venture into the realm of unmixed CD packages. The Hibernation series promises to compile "a few greatest hits of the previous months, the future smashes and some exclusives unavailable elsewhere," but the first volume will treat listeners to thirteen previously unreleased tracks. Greg Wilson, Blackjoy and relative newcomer Enzo Ponzio all contribute fresh remixes. While Ronda, Free Disco, King DJ and Robert Auser all deliver nu-disco cuts that are tailored for the dance floor.
One of the most anticipated tracks, though? That'd probably be Kotey Extra Band's "Daybreak," which sees the Bear boss hook up with Hans Peter Lindstrom to give the Norwegian studio wizard's astral synths an Afro-tinged funky disco backbone to groove upon.
01. Social Disco Club - The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version)
02. Ronda - Folana
03. The Diaphanoids - Mermaids Of Lunaris (A Blackjoy Disco Mix)
04. Jan Ken Po - Rhapsody In Leather
05. Billy Bogus & Sal - Terror Island (Enzo Ponzio Mix)
06. Altz - Orympia Rocks
07. Filippson & Ulysses - Fluffy Amadeus
08. Robert Auser - Secret Can
09. King DJ - Ex Memory
10. Sleazy McQueen - One Extra Day
11. Free Disco - The Kelp Man
12. Kotey Extra Band - Daybreak
13. Weirdo Police - Ghost Boat (Many People Died)
Digital bonus: Lordy - Off With His Head (Altz Remix)
Bear Funk will release Hibernation Vol. 1 on June 29th, 2009.