"Too Shiny is Akwaaba's sophomore long-player and follows 2000's Do it Tomorrow. Akwaaba (it means 'welcome' in Ghanaian) are Paul Murphy, Tom Lee and Steve Kotey. They first caught up with Discfunction directors Dan and Conrad Idjut at the boys' legendary Saturday night residency at The Cross. Here they were introduced to the hypnotic boogie of DJs like Harvey, Dave Lee, Victor Simonelli and Hector Romero. It was an experience that left them hooked on twisted disco and determined to add their own special blend of head-funk to the world of dance music. From there they put together their debut twelve 'Phloxx' (Disfunction 004), a record that was immediately seized upon by Francois Kevorkian who turned it into an anthem at Body & Soul. Its DJs like Kevorkian that will be all over Too Shiny. From the bass-fuelled highs of 'Munkey' to the raw, Rhodes-y funk of 'Dudeos', this album is packed with the kind of trippy New York dub-dancing that finds it's way into the afterhours he plays. Yet this is not one just for the disco purists. Check the delightfully spacey 'Msafari' for a future chill-out classic or dip into the electro bass of 'Risque du Choc' for the kind of workout that'll fill the box of Kenny Hawkes and Kruder & Dorfmeister."