UK soundtrack collectors will be well aware of the classic sports theme 'Match of the day', and will probably be wondering what the hell it's doing in a funk soundtrack review. OK, let's take a step back. The credited band, Offside, is actually library veteran Mike Vickers, a seasoned session musician with several notable UK funk tracks to his name. So if we forget the A side, let's check the flip, and it turns out to be a killer downtempo hip-hoppy funk number, with a groovy opening guitar/vibes break that's ripe for sampling, then into a great funky brassy number. Hard to find and damn good!
Overall Rating: 4