Heavenly Sweetness

Real jazz-funk with an hip hop attitude. As their band name says, they only play cover of Dope gems. Rare tracks from the late 70s and early 80s from OST or valuable vinyls

on Stock
Add to basket

* Preise inkl. MwSt zzgl. Versandkosten.


also available as:
Sales Information:

If you're a rap music enthusiast, you know sampling is a definite part of beat-making. And for the past 25 years, the one sound that's been consistently used and abused has been Jazz-Funk, an overlooked, critics-panned genre when it was first created, only to be celebrated by the streets years later. The deep, complex, modal compositions, the audacious arrangements, were balanced out with a sense of gritty, true r'n'b and funk aggressivity.

It's been a very long time since I wanted to create a band that would play that music, and from the start, it was a very clear position not to compose for this one project, but to challenge my arranging abilities in playing the widest spectrum of compositions from that era, instead of writing "a la back-in-the-day", wich would have been reducing the effort to a mere exercice in style.

Besides playing a repertoire that is totally ignored nowadays, it forced us into finding tricks and workarounds to play the tunes, because of the limitation induced by the choice of strictly period correct instrumentation: I wanted to use something a small, gigging funk band group from that era would have had on stage. Eventually, we started developing a sound of our own and adding our modern, hip hop intensity.

I had a hard time assembling the perfect team, as I needed each instrumentist; to master the whole array of jazz and r'n'b styles from that era; to be a great sight-reader (the sophisticated arrangements would be extremely time consuming to learn by heart); and to have the righteous, ballsy attitude and street-wise feel for the music.

Slikk Tim, drummer, arranger and producer for DopeGems
(added: 2014-04-03 15:30:00 )
Customers who bought this item also bought :

Folgende Artikel könnten auch interessant sein:

20x 12 Inch Disco Bag
IPV / Vinyl Cover (for 12

Superior Vinyl Set Hol
Glorious DJ / 217936

Flightcase Bridge B-2
Zomo / 0030101945

Slipmat JB Systems Yel
Slipmat (sld-1533)

Antrazit Pyramidenplat
Sinn7 (223205)

System Concorde Elektr
Ortofon (309)

3 m Cable 2xCinch to 2
Reloop / 220105

Slipmat - Spin me roun
Reloop / 223318

Record Box Black 230
Glorious DJ / 217962

10.0 m Cable XLR M to
Reloop / 220121

Protect 1000 - Schutzh
Zomo / 2186

UDG CD Wallet 128 (Bla
Ultimate DJ Gear - UDG (U

Rue De Plaisance - We
Rue De Plaisance

Turntable - Synq X-TRM
Synq /2874

Slipmat Life (Glow Pai
Glowtronics (501-lif-026)

URL for your Homepage: