Not so much the rest of the dance-music world: The mid-'90s was a heady time for filter-disco—just ask DJ Sneak, Gusto, Daft Punk and the Bucketheads, among others. Hood, on the other hand, opted to leave the filters to others and make his mark in a more bare-knuckled way. "Funky Souls" has long been a rarity, but it returns in time for another period heavily marked by disco rediscovery, and while the twin vocal patterns on the A-side (woman: "Sisters and brothers who love each other, funky souls"; man: "It's time") nag in isolation, they twine around each other to nicely hypnotic effect.
The more instrumentally focused Club 246 remix loops a doo-doo-dooing background vocal; it's less concrete than the main mix but goes down easier. If Omega is about what lies on the other side of this life, this reissue is more about what lies on the other side of the 12-inch.