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Rodina are singer/songwriter, Aoife Hearty & Joe Tatton (keyboard player
from The New Mastersounds). Home is the long-awaited new album. From the
frenetic kung-fu Latin of Mr Lee to the New Orleans lilt of What is it about
today? through to some lush string arrangements on chill out tracks like I Got
Lost - this is sophisticated ambient pop with scope and detail. Their
distinctive sound is tinged with jazz and world music and sparkling with
originality. Beautiful vocals are provided by Aoife Hearty and accompanied by
piano-man and the album's producer, Joe Tatton. Special guests include Stuart
McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra) on the chilled out There You'll Be, Pete Shand
(bass player from The New Mastersounds) on the loping reggae track Living the
High and on horns throughout are funk stalwarts, The Haggis Horns (Mark Ronson's
live band - and the horn section for Jamiroquai). CD/digital on AM Records / CD
on P-Vine in Japan.
Back in 2012 while
touring the US music festival scene
The New Mastersounds met up with
writer/producer Brian J and his Brooklyn based soul band
The Pimps of Joytime.
A friendship developed and Simon Allen & Pete Shand of The New Mastersounds
decided they wanted to work on a recording project with Brian J who they
described as 'kind of like a Jewish Prince'.
The three of them got to work and
recorded the rhythm section in Brian J's New York studio
and the guide vocals were added back in Bradford, UK with Leeds
musician/producer Dan Goldman (aka JD73)
on keys; Brian J took the raw audio away and came back with the finished
'Ti Na Nai' tracks. Musically the
Ti Na Nai EP fuses many
different genres including Latin jazz/funk and features guest vocalist, Mariella
Gonzalez from The Pimps Of Joytime on Afro Happy and guest rapper, The
Incomparable Shakespeare on NYC.
Continue, the fourth studio album from
was released in January 2013 in the US and is Wax's first solo release since
having left Def Jam Recordings. Universal Music Group Germany licensed the album
for release in Central Europe and secured a smash hit across Europe in the
summer with the track, Rosana. Wax and his brother, Herbal T - who guests on the
album - have worked with
Lack Of Afro
since 2009 when they collaborated on a couple of tracks for his My Groove
Your Move album and again in 2011 on two more tracks for his album, This Time.
Lack of Afro returned the favour in 2012 co-writing and producing, We Can't All
Be Heroes & Lewis and Clark for Wax's album Continue. CD/Vinyl/digital on
Scrublife and CD on Universal Music in Central Europe.
May 2013 saw the digital release of
Good Things Always EP, the long-awaited follow-up to his critically-acclaimed
debut Down To the Sea. The EP features four brand new originals – the Delaney &
Bonnie inspired title track Good Things Always, Never Say Never, Distant London
and the haunting instrumental Low Tide – and serves as a taster of more Good
Things to come on his next full album release. Sam is a Londoner who is best
known as a blues artist, but as Down To the Sea proved, blues can be mixed with
southern soul, country, americana and gospel to provide a melting pot of
contemporary roots music. Blues in Britain magazine called the debut
“…genre-defying”, while Guitarist magazine described him as “…a burgeoning
talent…a seasoned pro…one to watch”. And Uncut wrote “…authentic, dense blues &
country-soul…an impressive debut.” Sam has come up through the British Blues
scene, playing alongside the fore-mentioned Matt Schofield and Ian Siegal, plus
the likes of Jeremy Spencer, Buddy Whittington, Scott McKeon, Lee Sankey and
Raphael Ravenscroft. He was also personally invited to guest with Bonnie
Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie) a few years ago, and has recently opened up for
Jack Bruce, Vintage Trouble, Mark Flanagan and James Hunter, as well as
Schofield and Siegal. Sam has also written or co-written songs for the last
three albums by Ian Siegal – The Dust, Broadside, and The Skinny, and co-wrote
the opening track ‘All You Need’ with Matt Schofield for his first studio album
Siftin’ Thru Ashes.
As their live shows continue to charm audiences in the USA, Japan and Europe,
The New Mastersounds have built on their own impressive musical heritage and
produced a soulful, funk-drenched eighth studio album, recorded in downtown San
Francisco. The record opens with You Mess Me Up -
checkout the official video - a classic slice of organ funk,
it’s confident, condensed, seasoned and shows a cracking statement of intent.
This is followed up with some seriously funky, syncopated gems full of solos,
inventive arrangements and some gang vocals here and there. Elsewhere, in a
style developed at their epic live gigs, the band draws upon more modern musical
forms. Each to Their Own and Summercamp are late-night jams, in-the-zone jazz
with a shuffling four-to-the-floor backbone and rubbery basslines. Welcome to
NOLA is an homage to the band’s spiritual home-town – New Orleans, where they
have performed for the past 6 consecutive years - featuring guest vocals from
local artist Papa Mali. The psychedelic Hammond-rock of Make Up Your Mind and
Turncoat showcases another important musical angle that fans of the live band
will be familiar with.
Out on the Faultline is another corker of an album from these extremely
productive stalwarts of the global funk & soul-jazz movement. CD/LP/digital on
One Note Records / CD on P-Vine in Japan.
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According to The New Mastersounds guitarist/bandleader,
West Coast Sounds is more than simply a band name for his
new endeavour, it’s a statement about where he’s at in his extraordinary life.
Two years ago Eddie packed his gear and headed to his favourite city, San
Francisco. He reconnected with Hammond B3 virtuoso and Boom Boom Room stalwart Wil Blades and found drummer Jermal Watson (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on this
year’s Jam Cruise. When Jazz Mafia horn players Joe Cohen (tenor sax) and Mike
Olmos (trumpet) guested on The New Mastersounds album Out on the Faultline,
Eddie had an epiphany "I realized how amazing they were, and it set an idea off,
the addition of horns automatically changes the sound." Eddie produced
About Time at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland using house
engineers live to tape in just three days with the main band, and a few more
dedicated to horn overdubs. He mixed the record himself and it was mastered by engineer, John Cuniberti, who has worked with The Neville Brothers
and the Grateful Dead. The result is a rich, vibrant recording with a palpable
sense of immediacy. The band's interpretation of Gotye's Somebody That I
Used To Know is stunning and the album features 6 Eddie Roberts & the band
originals. CD/digital on Tallest Man Records and CD on P-Vine in Japan.
We've been waiting for this moment! At long last Electric
Cowbell presents the mysterious dark and funky 'Diable Du Feu' from the elusive
Karthala 72. The sound of a 1970′s psychedelic freakout only heavier than
you ever heard it before! The new Karthala 72 album brings some seriously dark,
driving funk meets Afrobeat. There isn’t much on the group out there on the
internet. We can’t even figure out exactly where they are from but tribal
rhythms and hypnotic guitar echo to a time when the raw sound was king. Taking
influence from the traditional music of the Comoros, to Anatolian bazaar jazz to
the more familiar beat of percussion led afro-funk. This album is destined to
become a psych-world burner. Sounds like-or may remind you of-some psychedelic
moments with Wayne Shorter, Can, Miles Davis stirring his Bitches Brew, Sonny
Sharrock, Zambian-psych, Witch and some Now-Again excursions, soundtracks to
shamanic sessions, Iboga-house, and much much more! Limited edition full-length
140-gram vinyl in full-colour jacket on Electric Cowbell Records. Comes with
free full-colour vinyl sticker and free download card for 10 monster remixes on
Diable Du Feu - The Remixes!
The Unity Sextet debut album in January 2012 came as a
real surprise. Rarely in the last few years have a full-on live band captured
the spectrum that the sextet embraced with their unique soundscape: the
open-minded grooves of the Sixties, the spiritual instrumental craftsmanship of
the Seventies, the sense of globality discovered with Acid Jazz in the Eighties,
the immediacy and realness of Nineties’ Hip-Hop, all captured in a style and
sound which is distinctively “Now”. With Time To Shine Buddy Franco, Fats
Young Jr., Cassius Farqhuar, Junior Oliver, Chuck Waldron and ‘Fat Thumbs’
Ronnie introduce the second chapter of their musical story. Fat Thumbs Ronnie,
piano wizard and master of synthesizers, already worked on a collection of his
own compositions during the initial Unity Sextet album sessions, but only during
this summer after the release of his band’s album was he ready to record.
Needless to say, the whole Unity team was on the spot, joined by guest musicians
Lukas Drinkwater on guitar and Charlie Hearnshaw on saxophone. Time To Shine, as
Ronnie calls his debut solo collection of eleven tracks, is a love affair with
cinematic, eclectic rhythms and some virtuoso keyboard work, perfectly put into
context by producer
Lack Of Afro. LP/digital on Légère Recordings.
Lack Of Afro brings forth his solid body of remix work
from his highly prolific career to date, including the likes of Hot 8 Brass
Band, Kraak & Smaak, and The New Mastersounds. In a remarkably short amount of
time, Adam Gibbons has amassed an extensive and varied body of
work. From his own recordings, featuring his multi instrumental skills, to
producing, DJ-ing and of course, remixing tracks by a huge range of different
artists. This 27 track, 2 disc collection
One Way - Remixes & Rarities brings
together the cream of Adams re-workings, some remixes of his own tracks by like
minded artists, and excitingly some unreleased material that sees the
light of day for the first time on this killer collection of funk fuelled,
dance floor fodder. With so much material to choose from, putting together this
compilation was almost an embarrassment of riches. CD
on Freestyle Records.
The Impellers are very proud to present their long-anticipated second album
This Is Not A Drill. The Impellers are a 10-piece heavy soul and funk
powerhouse, playing strong original material and new versions of contemporary
tracks. Their new album brings together influences including heavy soul, deep
funk, Latin, afrobeats & hip hop. Their live schedule has included shows with
Marva Whitney, Breakestra, James Taylor Quartet, The Bamboos & Lack of Afro and
live BBC Radio sessions. This is NOT a drill - This is 100% REAL! Their latest
45 release is Do What I Wanna Do c/w Signs of Hope & Happiness and a new digital
release This Is Not A Drill (Instrumentals and Remixes) has just been released.
CD/digital on Légère Recordings / vinyl on Mocambo Records.