There’s a certain synchronicity in play when Slavic Soul Party!, an oddball brass band that embodies the adventurous spirit of Gypsy jazz, performs a rendition of Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite, an oddball album triggered by Ellington’s long and winding road of overseas tour stops. The nonet of SSP doesn’t restrict itself to its foundation of Balkan music any more than the legendary Ellington restricted his orchestra to, well, anything. And that’s a good thing, because in the same way the harmonic textures and melodic shaping speak to the complexities inherent in this whip-smart music, the thick grooves and catchy melodies that drive it evoke a festive atmosphere.
New vinyl release on Money $ex Records by Knowsum!
Out december 2016!
1) Robots are better (00:00)
2) Birds and Bees (01:46)
3) Shower (03:40)
4) Friend called lonely (05:26)
5) Mocontrupsolism (07:02)
6) Centepede (08:49)
7) Buy (10:23)
8) Run (11:01)
9) Funk isn’t dead it just smells funny (13:00)
10) Touching after midnight (14:39)
11) Playing god (16:25)
12) Shit happens (18:10)
13) Humans are better (19:53)
14) Change (21:40)
Eliphino makes a triumphant return after three years out the game. Picked by Jackmaster for his new DJ Kicks mix, ‘Isabella Road’ takes things peak time foreboding synths and heavyweight drums. Released on his new label Joy In Repetition, co-run with Andy Lemay (Dimensions).
Amp Fiddler Presents ‘Motor City Booty’ Midnight Riot Records
1. Return Of the Ghetto Fly Feat Neco Redd 2. Superficial 3. Slippin On Ya Pimpin Feat Dames Brown 4. 1960 What? Feat London House Cats Choir 5. Soul Fly (Part 1) Feat Dames Brown 6. Soul Fly (Part 2) Feat Dames Brown 7. Steppin Feat Dames Brown 8. Your Love Is All I Need 9. I Got It Feat Alena 10. Funk Is Here To Stay 11. Send A Message
The Sound of Detroit by one of it’s unsung heroes, Amp Fiddlers new album Motor City Booty comes straight off the D Funk assembly line, a full on dance floor affair from Motown to P-Funk, Techno and Neo Soul.
This 11 track album produced by Yam Who? & includes the massive ‘Soul Fly’ sounding like a Mark Ronson production had he been hanging out with George Clinton’s Parlet followed by the bonafide P-Funk anthem‘Steppin’ both featuring the stunning vocals by the Dames Brown girls.
Amp Fiddler is credited for taking both a young J Dilla and also Q-Tip under his wing teaching them Akai MPC techniques, setting the path for some of Hip Hops finest recordings which have defined the shape of things to come.
His musical collaborations include: Moodyman‘s musical maestro ,keyboard wizard for Theo Parrish’s live band, a longstanding Funkadelic member & co-writer for Prince, Maxwell, Seal & Jamiroquai to name a few.