ikebe shakedown’s fourth album pulls from a wide range of influences including soul, afro, psych, and jazz, all coming together in a gritty, cinematic explosion! the vinyl lp is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
ikebe shakedown is back! “supermoon” is the first single from their upcoming album “the way home” (out worldwide october 20). they started with us and we are proud to release their fourth album as they continue to grow and evolve into an instrumental force to be reckoned with! “supermoon” sets the tone for a fantastic full-length.
ikebs newest a-side, curitiba strut, delves deep into disco, with four minutes of musical fire. driven by the deep-pocketed pulse of its four-man rhythm section (barnaby alter, drums, dave bourla, percussion, vince chiarito, bass, robin schmidt, guitar) and one of the tightest horn trios on the east coast (mike buckley, winds, jason colby, trumpet, nadav nirenberg, trombone), curitiba takes flight. adding in special guest kelly finnigan of the monophonics on synth, this is a cant-miss for djs and dancers alike! monophonics b side hanging on is what happens when california psychedelic pop meets detroit soul. heavy vocals and horns lead the way over a steady groove of drums, fuzz bass, transistor organ and a whirling wave of 6 & 12 string guitars. picked from their 2015 psych-soul gem sound of sinning, this california flip is a perfect northern soul answer for djs and to balance such a heavy afrofunk instrumental on the a side from one of brooklyns finest bands!
ikebe shakedowns debut release is as heavy as an angry herd of elephants! recorded at dunham studios in brooklyn with the help of members of the budos band, these tracks are rough and tough to be sure and offer a variety of different sounds from the band. ikebe seamlessly blends the raw emotion and passion of 70s african funk with the danceable horns and rhythms of american soul music! bio: ikebe shakedown is brooklyn-based, eight-piece instrumental juggernaut that incorporates the sounds of 60s and 70s african funk and american soul music for a totally fresh sound. featuring dynamic horns backed by a hard-hitting rhythm section, ikebe shakedown (pronounced ee-kay-bay) will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor! with obvious influences from legendary groups such as the j.b.s and the meters, ikebe shakedown is also looking to make their own mark on the brooklyn scene in the vein of more contemporary groups like the budos band, antibalas, and the menahan street band.
on the heels of *the beast / road song* 7 inch release, we revisit ikebe shakedowns back catalog and tap renowned remixer and house producer extraordinaire brennan green to do a proper remix of *tujunga* which flew off the shelves and sold out as a 7 inch single prior to ikebes self-titled debut album release in 2011.
pressing on transparent, green coloured vinyl.
brooklyns own ikebe shakedown is back with another super-funky single, >no answer<, from their debut ep >hard steppin<. its a mid-tempo number thats got some nasty horns and will make your ass shake uncontrollably. and did we mention this is a battle record? the jive turkeys version of >no answer< is on the flip!
las heavy funksters are back with another two-sided banger! keeping it instrumental on the a-side with an uptempo dancefloor burner featuring brooklyns own ikebe shakedown. and not letting up on the b-side, a super cool and slow lowrider jam called p.c.h. (one more mile) that features the soulful crooning of jesse wagner from the aggrolites. a two-sided killer, pressed on clear green vinyl!
shake-a-leg (sal) is the monthly club-night run by jerker kluge and tobias kirmayer in munich. after two years doing sal they thought it time to manifest the concept of the party on a compilation. both jerker and tobias are not only local djs but certainly enrich the worldwide funk, soul and jazz community with their work.