The debut release from the London-based music and art collective Earnest Endeavours is B Bravos >Kiss n Tell EP<. Cited by the likes of Dam-Funk as one of the driving forces of the West Coast Modern Funk Movement, his new wave, future funk and synth-heavy boogie comes loaded with guttural bass and sweaty, thickset grooves.
A core member of the Bay Area renegade bass collective Frite Nite, his low slung banger 'Computa Love', was nominated as one of Benji B's Best of 2009 selections on BBC 1Xtra. Simultaneously picked up by Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, it was the lead 12" on the award-nominated 'Brownswood electr*c' compilation. Invited to 2010's Red Bull Music Academy in London, B Bravo then went on to headline and conquer the RBMA stage at Barcelona's Sonar Festival 2011.
Opening with the 140bpm RnB/bounce hybrid 'Kiss 'n' Tell' featuring Zackey Force Funk, 'Right On Time' nods to classic 80s funk jams of olde, blessed with The Gent$' smooth Chi-Town raps, 'Substance' balances weighty 808s and cute synth licks with Lady Alma's raw, Philly soul, and 'Swang' reps that smokey, talk box-laced, West Coast Cali bump to the fullest. In short, this soaring funk is the sound of an emerging artist confidently on the rise. [info from gg]