as their live shows continue to charm audiences in usa, japan and europe, the new mastersounds have built on their own impressive musical heritage and produced a soulful, funk-drenched eighth studio album - real instruments, recorded this time in downtown san francisco.
the new mastersounds main touring markets are usa, japan and spain, but throughout uk, australia and the rest of europe there are funkster djs, collectors and general vinyl heads who have been keenly awaiting this release since the bands last 7 came out in 2009. the nms just returned from their annual pilgrimmage to new orleans where they played consecutive late-night shows to packed audiences at the house of blues. a side >yo momma< features sassy gang vocals, while the b side >you mess me up< is classic mastersounds: gritty, scratchy instrumental groove.
rather than take a well-deserved break after a u.s. festival tour, leeds u.k. funk quartet the new mastersounds flew to tomillo, texas sonic ranch, a residential neighborhood studio located near the border between the states and mexico. deciding ... full description they wanted to append their near-constant instrumental output with vocals -- that have primarily occurred on stages rather than in the studio -- they flew in rhianna -freckles- kenny to collaborate in the writing, arranging, and recording process. cut in just over a week, breaks from the border reflects the bubbling, energetically infectious sounds of the new mastersounds at their best, while adding depth and dimension to some beautifully breezy, elastic, harmonically savvy vocals that never manage to get in the way of the quartets knotty, rave-up funky grooves. all four members harmonize on opener -take what you need,- which merely highlights their backbeat-driven meters-influenced funk with an into-the-red bassline groove led by pete shand. they pick up the tempo with -run the gauntlet,- featuring a smoking b-3 solo by joe tatton. the knotty breaks by kit man simon allen fuel the shimmering group vocals on -on the border,- while the finger-popping dialogue between the bassline and eddie roberts jazz guitar wrangling on -freckles- accounts for one of the finest moments on the disc. the burning afro-funk at the heart of -walk in these shoes- reveals the quartet at full rhythm burn, even with the four-part harmonies adding a breezy, humid element to the mix. roberts guitar break is one of the best on any new mastersounds studio effort. -josus- walks on the jazz side of funk and -can you get it?- sounds like an update of the meters bubble and broil. kenny takes her own lead vocal break on the album-closing jazzer -up in the air,- with spacy psychedelic soul grooves from the new mastersounds. on paper, it would have seemed that breaks from the border might have fallen short, as it stands, however, this set adds another level of from-the-basement groove to the quartets already formidable attack.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LATIN RARE GROOVE VOL. 2 (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
das »latin rare groove«-repertoire ist eine goldmine, von der es nun weitere schätze zu entdecken gibt. das glitzernde edelmetall reicht von ray pérez venezolanischer combo los kenya über die retro-funk-klänge der new mastersounds bis zu einem unveröffentlichten kleinod des new yorker salsa-orchesters conjunto alayon aus den siebzigerjahren mit dem jungen posaunisten jimmy bosch (»el trombon criollo«). die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
record kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles on a limited edition double clear vinyl lp.
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 earned the 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.
once again, soulshaker brings you a complete view of todays funk & soul scene, digging all best and hard to find 45s and unreleased remixed from the contemporary scene... new volume feat unreleased stuff & rmxs from sharon jones, kenny dope, nms, kokolo, eli paperboy reed
nostalgia 77, aka benedic lamdin, one of tru thoughts most prolific talents, hits the nail right on the head yet again with his one offs, remixes and b sides ep. doing exactly what it says on the tin, this 12inch is a compact but diverse collection of rare gems.
once again, soulshaker brings you a complete view of today s funk & soul scene, digging all best and hard to find 45s and unreleased remixed from the contemporary scene, selling more than 10.000 copies all over the world. on this new compilation, record kicks boss nick has selected an explosive mix of deep funk, afrobeat and real soul monsters from his most favourite bands and producers.
random factor teams up with blue-eyed soul favourite georg levin ( sonar kollektiv ) for a exciting mixture of oldschoolish, chicago style house and classic vocal delivery. fred everything comes up with a bumping house re-rub and new mastersounds re-build the tune as an original sounding 70's rare groover.
smoove auch bekannt als smoove & turrell vereint jazz, soul, latin, hip hop und funk. bekannt als dj und live-act veroeffentlicht er mit seinem album u.a. einem smoove-remix vom neuen third degree track und einen remix von charlie funk, afrika bambaataa & king ka. der remix von electric empire war bisher unreleased