Release Date: 10th October
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.
DJ Support : Gilles Peterson, Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space) Rahaan, Quentin Harris, Eli Escobar, Ashley Beedle, Moodymann
a1. Superficial – Mark E Remix
a2. Superficial – Judge Funk Remix
b1. Steppin - Qwestlife Remix
b2. Steppin - Original
Riot In Lagos in its essence is a compilation of modern productions and reworks rich in magic from the motherland. Following on from a recent resurgence of Afro inspired Disco thanks to labels like BBE, Strut, Tala A.M and Awesome Tapes From Africa digging heavy, and reissuing some of the best content in many years from the world's second
largest continent a wide and diverse range of.
To set the overall feel, the album kicks off with Perdu's 'Cece' an upbeat affair with all the attributes of a perfect carnival tune with afro percussion positive vocals and horn section Paul Simon would have been proud of.
Modern musicianship and productions meets original beats on Drop Out Orchestra's version of Jingo, which samples a rare version of Candido's classic whilst adding their own live guitars and heavy bass for modern club culture, whilst altogether at the other end of the spectrum is the amazing Dolette McDonald, David Byrne and Sting's go to backing vocalist with her first solo release in 30 years with production team FSQ's 'Shaking My Damn Head' a track with an apparent CBGB's feel to it that fuses Afro with the finest 80's Art pop.
South Beach Recycling heading slightly west with a tropical affair influence by the highlife rhythms that drifted down to the cost from nearby Ghana.
a1. Drop Out Orchestra - Jin Go La
a2. FSQ Feat Dolette Mcdonald - Shaking My Damn Head
b1. Perdu - Cece
b2. South Beach Recycling - Bongo Man