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The New Mastersounds - Whistle Song

A slice of funky British silliness from their latest album - Therapy




Lack of Afro - Music For Adverts

A wide ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach. His latest material follows suit as he harnesses disparate musical styles ranging from funk, soul and hip-hop to create a contemporary yet vintage musical escapade of superb songs. On his 4th studio album, the influences, sounds and musical textures are more eclectic than ever.


Music For Adverts is stuffed with beautiful audio gems of all varieties - from those 'proper songs', though tough nut, hard hip hop jams, deeply grooving funk - Lack of Afro has mastery of many genres, production & various instruments, which is why this album is a fully formed tour de force through contemporary soul.

The LOA live band are currently on tour through to 31/07/14 - check here for full tour dates.


The LOA live band will be guesting on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul show, having a chat with Craig & then playing some tracks from, Music For Adverts. Tune in from 6-9pm on BBC 6 Music, then from 10-11pm on BBC Radio 2. 



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The New Mastersounds - Therapy

The NINTH studio album, recorded at Scanhope Sound - a beautiful studio near to Red Rocks, Colorado, in September 2013. Therapy features guest performances from vocalist Kim Dawson (The Motet) and sax player Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce).

There’s quite the sonic spectrum on there: (spoiler alert!) Keb Dargey deep funk (Old Man Noises), Ramsey Lewis-esque souljazz (Morning Fly), old-school soul-pop (I Want You to Stay), classic Meters-y NMS (Monday Meters), some St Germaine-ish jazz house (When it Rains…), funky British silliness (Whistle Song, Slow Down), JB groove (Soul Sista), Doorsy mellow jazz (Detox), a protest tune (WWIII), and a contemporary pop song done in the style of a 1974 George Benson instrumental cover version (Bruno Mars’s Treasure). Produced, as all previous NMS titles, by our guitarist Eddie Roberts.








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