DOJO CUTS hit studio to record SECOND ALBUMPublished on Giovedì, 26 Novembre 2009
With their debut album Dojo Cuts and singer Roxie Ray put themselves on the map as Australia's hottest heavy funk unit, sending shock waves throughout the scene and leading the charge down under in the unstoppable global funk resurgence. Though it has been little over a year since their formation, the Sydney-based group can already boast a distinct personal style that positions them at the rawer end of the soul/funk spectrum, making them the band of choice to support great new Japanese act Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (Jazzman Records) on their tour dates in Australia.
The powerful vocals of Roxie Ray add exceptional dynamic and emotional range and have seen the singer get involved in a number of collaborations, lending her voice to "Get On Up" by Ray Lugo's L.E.S. Express and the tracks "Closer To Me" and "Tell Me What Happens Now" contained in Lack of Afro's second album. Wasting no time since the release of their self-titled record, Dojo Cuts and Roxie Ray are back in their Sydney studio recording new tracks for the second, heavily anticipated full-length, scheduled to drop towards the end of 2010. Check out the video for a short preview of one of the new tracks, and in the meantime anybody who is not yet acquainted with them can check out their first album on Record Kicks here.
"Dojo Cuts are THE Australian funk act to keep your eyes on. And you’ll be following some heavy hitters who world wide are tipping this band. Fronted by Roxie Ray, the band’s grooves and Motown throwbacks will be sure to get them up there with the Dap Kings, New Mastersounds and our own Bamboos." - Huwston (Knowfool/2SER/3D World)
"They deliver funk with heart, soul and feeling." - DJmag
"Wonderful earthy vocals and crisp playing." - Craig Charles (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC 6 Music
RK45026 DOJO CUTS - "The 1-2-3s" / "See and Don't See" on 45/Digital Download
RKX026 DOJO CUTS - "Dojo Cuts featuring Roxie Ray" out on CD/LP/Digital Download