With Akathisia, Lefties Soul Connection returns to its roots of raw instrumentals stuffed with hard hitting drum breaks, groovy bass lines, chicken guitar riffs and a roaring Hammond organ. Just like their critically acclaimed debut album Hutspot (2006) the tracks were uniquely recorded live – without overdubs – using cassette tapes and a four track recorder resulting in an EP that oozes love for funk and soul.
Title track Akathisia is an instant classic B-Boy anthem due to the powerful combination of a take-no-prisoners breakbeat and a catchy organ loop. By contrast, the sexy and sultry Cheyenne wouldn’t be out of place in an Italian B-movie from the ’70s. The band is going on a rampage with the unadulterated funky Burning The Cane, while the laid-back song The Waddle sounds like a lost track by The Meters. Finally, both sides of Akathisia end with two ready-to-sample bonus skits for DJs and producers. (added: 2014-10-27 11:53:53 )