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Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Fearless Flyers, The - The Fearless Flyers EP
Fearless Flyers, The
The Fearless Flyers EP
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Vulf)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.06.2018
Limited edition vinyl pressed on 180gram vinyl!Only one copy per customer!The line-up of this band consists of Joe Dart (bass), Cory Wong (guitar), Nate Smith (drums) and Mark Lettieri (guitar). Joe Dart and Cory Wong are members of Vulfpeck and the sound of this new project is also full of funk and groove. This is release is a sure shot. TIP!!
Vulfpeck - Mit Peck EP
Vulfpeck
Mit Peck EP
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Vulf)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.06.2018
Limited edition vinyl!Only one copy per customer!Vulfpeck is back “Mit Peck”!!!
FKJ - French Kiwi Juice
FKJ
French Kiwi Juice
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Roche Musique)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
This is a repress. Multi - instrumentalist with rare elegance, FKJ unveils its first album French Kiwi Juice, and invites us in his world.
Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet
Brownout
Fear Of A Brown Planet
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.06.2018
Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet. Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the Latin-Funk-Soul-Breaks super group, Brownout. The band’s sixth full-length album (out May 25th) Fear of a Brown Planet is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy’s music and revolutionary spirit.Chuck D., the Bomb Squad, Flava Flav and the rest of the P.E. posse couldn’t possibly have expected that their golden-era hip hop albums would sow the seeds for countless Public Enemy sleeper cells, one that would emerge nearly three decades later in Austin, Texas. Greg Gonzalez (bass) remembers a kid back in junior high hipped him to the fact that Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” is built on James Brown samples, while a teenaged Beto Martinez (guitar) alternated between metal and hip-hop in his walk-man, and Adrian Quesada (guitar/keys) remembers falling in love with Public Enemy’s sound at an early age. “When I got into Hip hop, I was looking for this aggressive outlet . . . and I didn’t even understand what they were pissed off about, because I was twelve and lived in Laredo . . . but I loved it and I felt angry along with them.”Joseph Abajian (Fat Beats’ owner) must have sensed the deep hip-hop well lying beneath the versatile band’s Latin-Funk veneer. “I thought their sound would work covering Public Enemy songs,” Abajian says, and, “it was good to know they were P.E. fans . . . We came up with a track listing and they went to work.” Despite the band’s eagerness to work on new original material (an album of original songs is slated for next year), they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to this iconic and influential posse.Translating sample-based music to a live band turned out to be more of a challenge than they anticipated. Adrian tried to get inside the Bomb Squad’s [Public Enemy’s producers/beat-making team] head in order to find the inspiration to reinterpret P.E.’s songs: “imagine the Bomb Squad going back in time and getting the J.B.s [James Brown’s funky backing band] in the studio and setting up a couple analog synths and then playing those songs.” While some songs closely follow the original musical blueprint, others use the source breakbeats as jumping-off points later sweetened by Trombonist Mark “Speedy” Gonzales’ horn arrangements, synth wizardry courtesy of friend-of-the-band Peter Stopschinski, and DJ Trackstar’s turntable scratches. But don’t listen expecting to hear paint-by-numbers recreations of classic Public Enemy jams. “Our approach is never in the tribute sense,” Adrian explains. “We’ve always taken it and made it our own, whether it’s the Brown Sabbath thing or this Public Enemy thing.”Coming off numerous tours as Brown Sabbath and even a stint backing the late legend Prince, Brownout is arguably the tightest and funkiest band on the road today and they’re psyched to bring this revolutionary music to the people. For a band without an overt political agenda, they collectively couldn’t resist the opportunity to play this music live, especially now. “If there’s any way that we can use the already political and protest nature [of P.E.’s music], we would like to try,” Beto says. “The album’s title, Fear of Brown Planet is definitely a relevant idea today and we’re not afraid to put it out there, because we want to speak out.” By reinterpreting these hip hop classics in their unique style and channeling the spirit of Public Enemy that first echoed around the world and captured their imaginations all those years ago, Brownout is doing exactly that.
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - Bufo Bufo / Bystreet
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo
Bufo Bufo / Bystreet
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Funk Night)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
Strictly limited vinyl edition of 250 copies only!Only one copy per customer!Misha Panfilov Sound Combo return with their new 45 “Bufo Bufo / Bystreet”.
Magnificent Tape Band, The - The Subtle Art Of Distraction
Magnificent Tape Band, The
The Subtle Art Of Distraction
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ata Records)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.06.2018
Released on the18th of Mayon Leeds Jazz & Soul labelATA Records, the debut LP fromThe Magnificent Tape Band "The Subtle Art Of Distraction"takes the blueprint laid out on their debut single"Patterns In My Mind"and builds on it, developing their sound into something richer and with more depth. Recorded entirely on vintage analogue recording equipment packed into a disused garage in Leeds, the LP features the vocal talents of Gospel-Inspired soul singerRachel Modestwho has provided vocals for several releases on the label including her own debut single"I Try".The Magnificent Tape Band are the alter egos of ATA Records founders Neil Innes & Pete Williams, who were the creative driving force behind the debut album by The Sorcerers, for which they wrote and produced all the tracks as well as contributing bass and guitar performances. Sheffield born, Rachel Modest developed her unique vocal ability within the churches and gospel choirs of her local community. Now based in Leeds she has developed a powerful and soulful vocal style that takes inspiration from artists such as Madeleine Bell, Dee Dee Warwick, Dusty Springfield and at times delivers a performance that resembles the falsetto of The Delfonics William Hart.Taking inspiration from the more abstract end of the soul spectrum that has been a richly tapped vein for hip-hop producers, The Magnificent tape band aim to create an evocative tapestry of sound that pulls together psychedelic soul with British library music to create a distinctly dramatic sounding record. Recorded on original '60s equipment, using vintage instruments,"The Subtle Art Of Distraction" immediately brings to mind the more experimental psychedelic soul records of the late 60s/early seventies by incorporating driving clavinet, loping drums and swirling organ and Mellotron alongside Rachel Modest's ethereal vocals.Support for "Patterns in My Mind", the last release from The Magnificent Tape Band came from Gilles Peterson (BBC6), Huey Morgan (BBC6), Lauren Laverne (BBC6), Dom Servini (WAH WAH 45) and Shawn Lee (Soho Radio).
Poly Poly - Poly Poly
Poly Poly
Poly Poly
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Bumm Clack)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 08.06.2018
POLY POLY sind der Multi-Instrumentalist Hans Hu$tle und Synth-Operator Volt Age aus München. Ihr selbstbetiteltes Debüt-Album vereint ihre jeweiligen musikalischen Backgrounds nahtlos und klingt, als wären beide schon ewig auf einer Wellenlänge unterwegs. Während Volt Age eine leidenschaftliche Beziehung zu Retro-Synthesizern und den funky Klängen der 80er-Jahre pflegt, sind Hans Hu$tles detail-geschmückte Produktionen irgendwo zwischen Funk, Trip Hop und Hip Hop anzusiedeln. Das Ergebnis ist kein wilder Stilmix, sondern eine wohlklingende Zusammenarbeit, die sich lieber auf die Suche nach etwas Neuem macht, als auf Altbewährtes zu setzen – eine frisch überdachte Herangehensweise an moderne, elektronische Funk-Musik. Aber nicht nur im Studio herrscht blindes Verständnis – vor allem bei der Live-Umsetzung wird das enorme Talent und harmonische Teamwork der beiden Musiker hör- und sichtbar. Mit Vocoder, Synthies, Percussion-Section und Gitarre ausgestattet, liefern sie Shows, die Spaß machen und selbst den schüchternsten Konzertbesucher in einen Disko-King verwandeln.Für das Artwork zeichnen Pierre von Helden und Stephan Rether verantwortlich. Die Platte kommt mit vollfarbig bedruckten Innenhüllen und inkl. Download-Code.
Soulphiction - Bizzness
Soulphiction
Bizzness
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Local Talk)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
When it comes to deep and soulful inspired house grooves with a touch of sweat and grit we like so much, few comes close to Soulphiction. This four track EP got that and more. Ear-grabbing opening track 'Bizzness' starts things off in classic Soulphiction mode with its deliciously bass-heavy funk stomp. 'Cart People' is a fine slice of deep house going deeper and deeper as the groove develops.
Lack Of Afro - Back To The Day
Lack Of Afro
Back To The Day
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Loa Records Ltd)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back in some style with 'Back To The Day', a beautifully produced summer sizzler crammed full of infectious hooks, top musicianship and most importantly, vibe by the bucketload! Taking a nod from classic material by artists such as The Jackson 5, Earth Wind & Fire (and more recently Vulfpeck), 'Back To The Day' is Lack of Afro doing what he does best and then some – blending the old and new with big drums and heavy percussion to come up with a crossover classic that's entirely his own, whilst all the while developing his abilities as a songwriter.Providing a dynamite vocal once again is regular collaborator Elliott Cole. Not just the voice of the track, he also plays guitars and bass, whilst ably backed up by some stellar musicians including George Cooper (Haggis Horns) on keys, Rory Simmons (Blur, Jamie Cullum) on trumpet, string and horn arrangements and Harry Harding (Yola Carter) holding down the backbeat on drums.Keeping the dancefloor packed and turning the party vibes right up to 11, 'Take It Up A Notch' (featuring the brilliant Wax & Herbal T and taken from the critically acclaimed 'Back In Business EP') completes what is arguably one of the strongest single packages of the year!Lack of Afro continues to go from strength to strength. 2016's 'Hello Baby' (released on his own label LOA Records) picked up a BBC 6 Music 'Album Of The Year' nomination & appeared in the Top 10 of the iTunes R&B / Soul chart in 21 countries worldwide. More recently, Adam's music continues to be used across all aspects of film & TV by networks such as ABC, Fox, NBC, Sony Pictures & the BBC whilst he also has released music on Universal & Warner Brothers Records.Both tracks are taken from the new album 'Jack Of All Trades', released on LOA Records in May 2018 and supported by a live band UK tour in May & throughout various festivals throughout the summer.
DJ Tron - I Feel Funky Black Vinyl Edition
DJ Tron
I Feel Funky Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Burning Sole)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.06.2018
DJ Tron. 'I Feel Funky' fuses some Afro vibes with JB flourishes on a super clean, super tight bed of beats and a PHAT bassline. Wide open production means that this DJ tool is going to be super sweet in the mix, plenty of space to add stuff into or get creative with doubles. As usual, Burning Sole release very limited pressings with just 100 in black Vinyl of this one.
Records Kicks presents - Record Kicks 15th Clear Vinyl Edition
Records Kicks presents
Record Kicks 15th Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Records Kicks)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
Limited vinyl edition!Record Kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles. Available in ltd edition double clear vinyl LP, CD and digital download. Side by side with similar outfits like Daptone, Truth And Soul, Freestyle or Timmion, under its motto The explosive sound from Today's scene Milan-based independent label Record Kicks has been pitching the contemporary funk & soul scene since day one. With over 200 releases under the belt, RK has released bands from all over the globe and earnedthe support of VIP fans such as Kenny Dope, Jamie Cullum, Craig Charles and not least Jay-Z, thanks to which the label has recently received a Grammy nomination for HOV's use of Hannah Williams' Late Nights And Heartbreak as backdrop for his 4:44. The new instalment Record Kicks 15th coming out next May 18th on double clear LP, CD and digital download, celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new tracks and the very best of its roster. The album kicks off with RK's latest and youngest signing: from Chicago, heavily inspired by The Impressions and Leroy Hutson, we are proud to present you The Devonns with their super soulful debut single Come Back, an appetizer of their debut full length expected to land on RK next autumn. Another new signing to the label is Men Of North Country's (Acid Jazz Records) side project The Faithful Brothers, here with their new single One More Time. Other exclusive tracks of the comp are This Strange Effect, a coverup of Ray Davies single from 1965 brought to you by Dutch northern soul disciples The Tibbs, Love You Back from Detroit deep funk outfit Third Coast Kings, The Sort by the Buenos Aires mod reggae kings The Crabs Corporation, Top Dog by British funk combo The Hook & Slingers and straight from Down Under You Don't Know Me by the always great Dojo Cuts. Along with these new exclusive cuts, dig on some label's news singles and heavyweight classics such as Dj Shadow's This Time taken from Baby Charles debut LP, Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can by James Brown's original funk diva Martha High feat Japanese funk ambassadors Osaka Monaurail, Psycheground the brand new afro-funk single by Calibro 35 and then Portuguese TNT Dynamite Marta Ren & The Groovelvets, Toronto soul queen Tanika Charles, UK funk ambassadors The New Mastersounds, The Diplomats of Solid Sound and the already mentioned Late Nights & Heartbreak by Hannah Williams & The Affirmations.
Group Modular - Black Ray / Acid Wheels
Group Modular
Black Ray / Acid Wheels
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Delights 45)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.06.2018
New release on Delights marks the return of the Jerusalem/Tel Aviv duo Group Modular. On this new double-sider, Markey Funk and Mule Driver (Confused Machines) continue exploring the synth-centric library music sound, taking it in much heavier and edgier direction. The mid-tempo "Black Ray", inspired by science fiction warfare, is backed with an upbeat bikesploitation chase theme "Acid Wheels" on the flip.Recommended for fans of Mr Chop, Drumetrics and the 70's horror soundtracks.
Andre Solomko - Le Deltaplane
Andre Solomko
Le Deltaplane
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
Discover Le Deltaplane, fifth album by Andre Solomko, and third produced on Favorite Recordings, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago.Born in Ukraine in 1965 and now based in Finland, Andre Solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. After beginning a meteoric career in USSR, fate led him to Finland, where he started the adventure Vinyl Jam, a label / studio / group. It resulted in two self-produced albums that will capture the attention of some international collectors, including Pascal Rioux (founder of Favorite Recordings). Between 2012 and 2014, they released 2 albums together, Où es-tu maintenant ? and Le Polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in Japan.Following Le Premier Disco Sans Toi, an acclaimed single released earlier this year and unveiling two new compositions with Disco flavors, Andre Solomko and Favorite Recordings also proudly present Le Deltaplane. Fully composed and arranged by Andre Solomko, the 6 tracks of the album are deeply infused with his longtime passion for Jazz-Funk and Movie-Soundtracks, this time also injecting more influences from WestCoast and Modern-Soul music.Andre’s backed again by a team of great musicians, recording and producing the album in analog like he always did. As for vocals and lyrics, he teams up with Charlotta Kerbs, a young emerging and talented singer from Helsinki.Andre Solomko, an artist who spreads love like in the good old days!
Rsn - Black Sky
Rsn
Black Sky
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Agogo)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.06.2018
RSN is a producer, DJ and musician from Athens - Greece. his upcoming album "Strange Eyes" is his 4rth one, but also his debut on Agogo Records. this single features the song "Black Sky" feat. Thaliah in the original version and a pretty great rework by Amerigo Gazaway.
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DJ Tron
I Feel Funky Beige Vinyl Edition
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Burning Sole)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.06.2018
DJ Tron. 'I Feel Funky' fuses some Afro vibes with JB flourishes on a super clean, super tight bed of beats and a PHAT bassline. Wide open production means that this DJ tool is going to be super sweet in the mix, plenty of space to add stuff into or get creative with doubles.
Big Hustle, The - Time Traveller
Big Hustle, The
Time Traveller
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Betino's)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Word of advice to funk lovers; there is not a minute to lose. Get on board of the Big Hustle’s spaceship. Before we take off, let's do a little history. The band was founded in 2014 by bass player and composer Sébastien Levanneur and its aim is to bring together 70's old school funk with the hippest actual sound laced with influences spanning from Steely Dan and Headhunters, to Snarky Puppy and Soulive. With mighty horn players, a rock and funky rhythm section, the Big Hustle's music has a very large variety of soundscapes.The first destination takes us to the Washington, D.C. area with “Turn Up”. The groove is clearly go-go music flavored with the trademark sound of cowbells and of course it reminds us of Zapp by the use of the talk box on lead vocals, performed here by Saad El Garrab. And don't miss out Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin amongst others) as a very special guest performing the talk box solo! Second stop is “A Curse, A Blessing”. It’s an instrumental very much in the Freddie Hubbard vein during his CTI years. The last leg of the A side ends with an instrumental interlude titled “Flying Donut”. Double tribute to Jay Dee and Flying Lotus, the music is a simple hip hop loop based on samples.The B side takes us back into the past with two brilliant covers, involving Rod Temperton the late great British songwriter who scored some of Michael Jackson's biggest hits. Now the idea for this B side is to do the opposite approach from the A side. Taking 70's and 80's original music and make them travel into time to 2018. We first land with a Heatwave song named “The Star Of A Story” from their 1976 Central Heating album. Track 2 is a Herbie Hancock song named “Gettin' To The Good Part” from his 1982 Lite Me Up LP. This Time Traveler EP journey ends with an interlude. Called “Gimme Dat”, the song deals with the need of new music, new sound.Again, this blend of deep rooted funk laced with a contemporary edge is to be consumed without moderation. And do not forget that E.P. also stands for extended pleasure.
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Vicious Seeds, The
Illegal Pleasures
10" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soviet Grail)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 08.06.2018
Heavy and raw library funk from St. Petersburg!
Hugo Fattoruso - Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa
Hugo Fattoruso
Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Far Out)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
The release comes on 180g. After a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group Opa, Far Out are honoured to present Barrio Opa: a new work from Fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational Candombe drumming ofthe renowned Silva Brothers. Recorded at Sondor Studios, Montevideo, the album is the natural development of the original Opa sound, fusing Afro-Uruguayan rhythms, jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude, under Hugo's unique musical vision.
Devonns, The - Come Back / Think I'm Falling In Love
Devonns, The
Come Back / Think I'm Falling In Love
7'' | 2018 | US | Original (Record Kicks)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 08.06.2018
The Devonns are a new soul band from Chicago, Illinois. Raised on a strict diet of 60s and 70s Soul music, despite their very young age the lads have very clear in their mind what to do. Pulling from influences such as The Impressions, Leroy Hutson, The Bar-Kays, Carole King, The Isley Brothers, Leon Ware as well as from contemporary acts such as Raphael Saadiq and Jamie Lidell, The Devonns’ main focus is on exploring the elements of songwriting and arranging/production that made music from 1965 on. Wrote in 10 minutes, completely on a $300 Danelectro singlecut guitar and recorded at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago, the super soulful debut single “Come Back” sees the participation of some top-notch musicians such as Paul Von Mertens (Mavis Staples, Paul McCartney, Elton John) who arranged the string section and Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M) as a special guest on guitar and percussions. The single is appetizer of their debut full length which is scheduled to be released on Record Kicks next autumn. “Come Back” hit the streets next June the 08th on digital download and limited edition 45 vinyl. Started in 2016 by the singer and songwriter Mathew Ajjarapu who, after he dropped out of med school found himself drawn over and over to underground soul hits becoming hooked on their steady groove and impeccable production and arranging values, The Devonns see the rhythm duty entrusted to Khalyle Hagood (bass) and Khori Wilson (drums), while Cam Cunningham is on the guitar.
Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet
Brownout
Fear Of A Brown Planet
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.06.2018
Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet. Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the Latin-Funk-Soul-Breaks super group, Brownout. The band’s sixth full-length album (out May 25th) Fear of a Brown Planet is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy’s music and revolutionary spirit.Chuck D., the Bomb Squad, Flava Flav and the rest of the P.E. posse couldn’t possibly have expected that their golden-era hip hop albums would sow the seeds for countless Public Enemy sleeper cells, one that would emerge nearly three decades later in Austin, Texas. Greg Gonzalez (bass) remembers a kid back in junior high hipped him to the fact that Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” is built on James Brown samples, while a teenaged Beto Martinez (guitar) alternated between metal and hip-hop in his walk-man, and Adrian Quesada (guitar/keys) remembers falling in love with Public Enemy’s sound at an early age. “When I got into Hip hop, I was looking for this aggressive outlet . . . and I didn’t even understand what they were pissed off about, because I was twelve and lived in Laredo . . . but I loved it and I felt angry along with them.”Joseph Abajian (Fat Beats’ owner) must have sensed the deep hip-hop well lying beneath the versatile band’s Latin-Funk veneer. “I thought their sound would work covering Public Enemy songs,” Abajian says, and, “it was good to know they were P.E. fans . . . We came up with a track listing and they went to work.” Despite the band’s eagerness to work on new original material (an album of original songs is slated for next year), they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to this iconic and influential posse.Translating sample-based music to a live band turned out to be more of a challenge than they anticipated. Adrian tried to get inside the Bomb Squad’s [Public Enemy’s producers/beat-making team] head in order to find the inspiration to reinterpret P.E.’s songs: “imagine the Bomb Squad going back in time and getting the J.B.s [James Brown’s funky backing band] in the studio and setting up a couple analog synths and then playing those songs.” While some songs closely follow the original musical blueprint, others use the source breakbeats as jumping-off points later sweetened by Trombonist Mark “Speedy” Gonzales’ horn arrangements, synth wizardry courtesy of friend-of-the-band Peter Stopschinski, and DJ Trackstar’s turntable scratches. But don’t listen expecting to hear paint-by-numbers recreations of classic Public Enemy jams. “Our approach is never in the tribute sense,” Adrian explains. “We’ve always taken it and made it our own, whether it’s the Brown Sabbath thing or this Public Enemy thing.”Coming off numerous tours as Brown Sabbath and even a stint backing the late legend Prince, Brownout is arguably the tightest and funkiest band on the road today and they’re psyched to bring this revolutionary music to the people. For a band without an overt political agenda, they collectively couldn’t resist the opportunity to play this music live, especially now. “If there’s any way that we can use the already political and protest nature [of P.E.’s music], we would like to try,” Beto says. “The album’s title, Fear of Brown Planet is definitely a relevant idea today and we’re not afraid to put it out there, because we want to speak out.” By reinterpreting these hip hop classics in their unique style and channeling the spirit of Public Enemy that first echoed around the world and captured their imaginations all those years ago, Brownout is doing exactly that.
Admin - Corazon / Peace Of Mind
Admin
Corazon / Peace Of Mind
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Bite Size)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Here is your first go-to item in Take Away's new Bite Size series. Making a return after his previous sweet treat is none other than Admin, serving up two perfect bites.
Jake Mason Trio - The Stranger In The Mirror
Jake Mason Trio
The Stranger In The Mirror
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Soul Messin)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
The Stranger in the Mirror is the debut album from the Jake Mason Trio. Stepping out from the drivers seat of Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Mason dives firmly into the 60’s organ trio sound making a record that is both delicate and fiery.Featuring James Sherlock (Guitar) and Danny Fischer (Drums) the trio weave their way through bluesy soul-jazz, blazing vigour and soundtrack-esque territory. “I love the place where Jazz and Soul meets” says Mason. “Its has a simplicity that is so warm and welcoming combined with a complexity that is exciting and makes you move”Recorded in the east side of Melbourne, the trio captured the moment in the tradition of the classic Jazz recordings on labels such as Prestige and Blue Note. Playing live in the room and using vintage recording techniques and adding a pinch of modern inspiration. The result is a dynamic sound that has space and transparency but with just the right amount of grit and crunch. While this is the first official recording of the trio, Mason, Sherlock and Fischer are no strangers, having played together for over 20 years in many guises; Melbourne - a melting pot for great music and culture.Best known for his work with Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Jake Mason is a multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter who has released twelve albums; gained multi platinum sales worldwide; and established his own label and production house. The Stranger in the Mirror boasts 10 elegantly crafted original compositions including co-writes with Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock) and Ben Grayson. Mason is a stylistic chameleon, nominated for ARIA song of the year, Mason co-wrote and co-produced the Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners chart topper This Girl, hitting the #1 spot in 10 countries and reaching the Top 10 in 37 territories. This Girl was also the #1 Shazammed dance song of 2016 worldwide.
Soultrend Orchestra, The - 84 Kingstreet
Soultrend Orchestra, The
84 Kingstreet
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Irma)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.05.2018
The Soultrend Orchestra is the brainchild of author and arranger Nerio "Papik" Poggi (who has produced more than 20 albums in the last 10 years and has collaborated with several Italian and international artists including Mario Biondi , Matt Bianco, Sarah Jane Morris, Wendy D Lewis and Tom Gaebel) accompanied for this new project by producer and composer Luigi Di Paola with whom Papik has been working for over twenty years. The first Album related to 'Soultrend' was released in 2011 and was titled 'Groovy Nights'.Now out of the catalog, it had a glimpse of all their musical experiences and preferred genres : soul, funky, disco and acid jazz. The Album was mostly appreciated in UK. The new album by 'Soultrend Orchestra' is entitled '84 King Street', the band gets bigger andPresent a more ambitious project than the previous one. The main inspiration is clearly the disco sound of Nile Rodgers & Chic who have been so popular of lately with a worldwide rebirth of this musical style , the sound of the Album is also dipping into the Italo House tradition, recently re-evaluated in today's world of dance, by Italian producers like Mauro Malavasi and his most famous projects ‘Change’ and ‘Peter Jaques Band’. More than 35 musicians and singers have taken part in the recording of the Orchestra’s Album.among the featuring vocalists, Lucy Campeti (from the Duo Groovy Sistas), who has worked with Gabin, Franco Micalizzi, Gloria Gaynor and Mario Biondi; Ely Bruna, (who has featured in most of Papik's projects); Frankie Lovecchio, (who has collaborated with Claudio Baglioni, Delegation, Mario Biondi, Mike Francis and Amy Stewart); the soul Band ‘Adika Pongo’, who in 2011 released an album for the historic UK soul label ‘Expansion Records’; Frankie Pearl (from the Duo ‘Groovy Sistas’), a very talented singer. Los Angeles born, who has featured in the recent years in various Rai TV Shows; Anna Fondi (one half of the ‘More Blonde’ duo), highly demanded as a vocalist for international dance projects; Letizia Liberati (‘More Blonde’), Isabella Canana, Dario Daneluz, all three well-known italian sessionvocalists, and to complete the list the Soul duo Janine Johnson and Eli Thompson, aka ‘Westcost Soulstars’.Endless are also the important collaboration of over 20 musicians involved with the Orchestra.
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