Ricky Tick is a label that is not constanly on my radar, although they consistently release quality jazz and the occasional funk/soul album (stance brothers). With the releases discussed in this review, by Dalindèo and Timo Lassy, they still manage to show their passion for quality and soul in jazz. Both albums display energy and [...]
Although I thoroughly love the deep funk & soul grooves by the Bamboos, I feel that in these songs, the sparkle is missing. Sure, Kylie Auldist has the soul and she pours it all out like she should in ‘On the Sly’. And yes, Lyrics Born provides floor filling shouty lyrics on ‘Turn it Up’ [...]
I can be very short about this band. If you like raw funk then this is a no-brainer. Buy this music! There are two shiny discs of black gold that harbour every deliciously raw tune these funksters have ever put out and it’s all good!
The tracks I think stand out most are ‘Kick Out The [...]
Straight from the Daptone Records News Mailing:
Daptone Gold Autographed LP
Coming November 24th, a 23 track compilation featuring rarities, classics and previously unreleased tracks from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Binky Griptite, Lee Fields, Antibalas and more.
The Daptone family has autographed 50 copies of the Daptone Gold LP, the first 50 people to pre-order [...]
“Turn It Up” featuring Lyrics Born – Digital single by The Bamboos. First thoughts when reading the press release: Party! Then, upon hearing it the first time: Party! But upon repeated listening, Hysterics Born’s voice starts to get a tad annoying, as he is singing at the top of his, no, scratch that. He [...]
@organzola posted his ‘Woohoo’ to twitter already, which translates roughly to: Finally the DrawBar Remixed 12″ is out!
It’s called DrawBar Reorganized, and contains remixes by Dr Rubberfunk, JD73, Black Grass, AIFF and is completed by a rework by the gentlemen themselves and just like the album it’s on CounterPoint Records.
For me as a DJ, a [...]
[update] Check this nice summery video by NatureBoy that they just put up on their website, and come hear & see them and a bunch of other acts at Funked Up! October 16th in Leiden:
I just heard that one of the shops where the video was shot, has to close, likely within a month. Before [...]
Not too long ago, Liverpool funk monsters 6ix Toys released their first 12″ ever, bringing their total release count up to three (previous releases are the Voodoo People 7″ & the 6ix Toys CD album), all on First Word Records.
This *NEW* 12″ features three tracks, but only one of them is new(-ish). For the A-side, [...]
I already mentioned them reminding me of ‘Gorillas in the mist’ in this tweet (in response to this tweet, in turn a response to this one). Now that the day has come to actually write something, let’s start from this comparison. Like gorrillas in the mist, Laura Vane & the Vipertones will hit you hard [...]
It might seem simple to review this first BadboE full album release. I mean, it’s just a bunch of samples, rehashed and reworked with a funky breakbeat so it works better on the dance floor, right?
Yes, this album is full of samples. Yes, it is full of funky breakbeats. And hell yes, it will work [...]