Tom Trago's Voyage Direct series brings us another Amsterdam based talent. This time its the debut release of Interstellar Funk, who delivers the haunting and sleazy "House Train" which is backed up with a Makam remix.With its raw drums and deep bassline "House Train" sounds like an 80's Chicago production, however the vocals give the track an unique timeless character and make you want to listen to the track over and over again. Oddly addictive. On the flip, Makam adds an extra drive to the track with its forward drums and synth lines.
The release of "House Train" almost never happened. Interstellar Funk, aka Olf Van Elden, recorded the track over a year ago, then gave it to a few friends and forgot about it. When it got into the hands of Tom Trago he immediately started to play the track at local parties, never realizing it was produced by a local. When he found out, he signed the track and commissioned Makam to do a remix.
Olf Van Elden is part of the new wave Amsterdam producers. Next to his Interstellar Funk project, he is busy with his Tape record label and spends his days at the Rush Hour Records office.