Are you ready to P.A.R.T.Y.? Initially conceived as an outlet for Funkineven's own gritty club jammers, the Apron label has gradually teased out a curatorial side to the Eglo artist with like minded US producers Greg Beato and Delroy Edwards contributing to the imprint's peerless run. Seven Davis Jr is next up with the P.A.R.T.Y. EP which follows superb break out releases on IZWID and Must Have last year. There's a sobering story to how Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and poet arrived here, overcoming drug addiction and depression, and introduced to the world by Kutmah through Brownswood's Worldwide Family Vol 2 compilation curated by the respected selector in 2012. Five tracks deep, the P.A.R.T.Y. EP is perhaps the musician's most confident collection so far, just try not to dance along to the confident gliding funk of opening track "Celebrations" whilst "Highways" is the sort of soulful disco Ron Hardy would spend hours playing with. What Seven Davis Jr does from here on will be fascinating to observe.