the layered effect by us rapper/producer andy cooper offers a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering up stratas of sound. brimming full of delightful inflexions from the world of jazz, easy listening, film soundtracks and hollywood voices, its a perfectly stitched sound patchwork that pays loving hommage to the classic, funky days of early rap. a touching testimony to the joys of hip-hop then and now.
this geneva-based band have finely honed their instrumental post-internet groove, creating the perfect blend of old-school funk, afro-beat, 70s soundtrack fusion, always adding a pinch of futuristic production and a touch of modernity aimed at bring the groove genre to new generations.
not to be confused with the 80s heavy rock/funk band from the us, this living color track was written, produced and released by tony kalangis on his sophisticated funk label in 1974. kalangis, who sadly passed away in 2017, was a man of many talents who could not only write a great tune but also novels, poems, and film scripts.