2010 to remember for RECORD KICKSPublished on Sabato, 01 Gennaio 2011
As the year draws to a close, it only seems natural to sum up some of the more salient events of the past 365 days with a recap of what RK has been up to in 2010. This year has seen Record Kicks welcome many new artists on board, release various albums and singles and organize a number of events and initiatives worth remembering:
From raw funk band THE UNDERBELLY with their debut album "Seven Feet Under", to jazz-dance hip cats RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE with their self-titled full-length, the first 45 by deep funk&soul combo THE THIRD COAST KINGS, new northern soul outfit THE HAWK feat. LITTLE HANNAH COLLINS and UK funk titans THE BAKER BROTHERS, the new additions to the RK family have been plentyful this year! But there have also been some great releases from some of the more established RK artists, such as THE DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND, whose "What Goes Around Comes Around" received praise from both critics and music lovers alike, and new singles by RAY LUGO'S L.E.S. EXPRESS, DOJO CUTS and CRABS CORPORATION. New volumes of both SOULSHAKER and Let's BOOGALOO compilation also saw the light of day this year, with the latter being compiled by none other than the great Jazzman Gerald and with launch parties taking place throughout Europe. In addition, the first volume of the "Mò Recordkicks" compilation came out in 2010, with an allstar mix of RK tracks and exclusives.
2010 saw Record Kicks also host and organize many events, from the first and so far only Italian concert of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, to live performances by The Underbelly, LINK QUARTET and GIZELLE SMITH, and our regular clubnights Milano Funk & Soul Allnighter and Boogaloo Club, who have seen guests such as Jazzman Gerald, Lucinda Slim, Marc Forrest, and Ian Wright. And let's not forget one of the most successful initiatives of the past year, the Scaramunga Remix Competition that saw good man Brendan B-Dub take the top slot and have his remix released on "SoulShaker Vol.7"!
Thank a lot to all of you for the support and happy New Year! May it be a bigger, brighter, funkier tomorrow for all!