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Handraizer [Moonshine, 1994]
High end mostly keyb/organ (not much fake guitar), low end more disco than funk (few nods to the unlocked pelvis), midrange provided by mostly black voices shouting out challenges and exhortations (you will get up now). Occasional cushy synth-symph flourishes provide what respite there is, because beyond a few of the very incidental vocals nothing here is slow--nothing. However it works in situ, I guarantee you'll clean your apartment at a record pace. A