DOJO CUTS singles out now on RKPublished on Lunedì, 16 Febbraio 2009
Australia seems to be the hottest frontier on the contemporary funk & soul scene at the moment with bands like The Bamboos, Cookin' on 3 Burners, Deep Street Soul and Kylie Auldist stirring up a storm in the southern hemisphere and beyond alongside DJs like Russ Dewbury (The Jazz Rooms). The most likely candidates to become the brightest stars of this fast growing scene are new Sydney-based combo DOJO CUTS featuring the young and powerful Roxie Ray on vocals...a new soulful little queen has been born! Their first single "The 1,2,3s", from the ucomping debut album is a funk winner dropping on RK in April, with a cover of Marie "Queenie" Lyons' sister funk classic "See and Don't See" on the flip side. If you dig Sharon Jones and Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators you'd better watch out for Dojo Cuts. Both Gabriel Roth and Neal Sugarman have already declared themselves fans of the band so they can't be wrong!
"Wonderful earthy vocals and crisp playing. This is a very promising debut for these Aussie funksters. Definitely going to be played on the show!” - Craig Charles (The Funk And Soul Show on BBC 6 Music).
“Great effort and will get DJ Club and radio play from me!” - Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records).
“A solid enough funk/soul cut. Lovely smoky vocals, and a nice soulful bridge.” - Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz)
“Good stuff!” - Dom Servini (Shook Magazine / Straight No Chaser).
"Superb stuff, sounds the business and what a fantastic voice! Spot on-in the box it goes" - Lack of Afro (Freestyle Records)
“Nice groove on this 7. Loving the guitar chops!”- TM Juke (Tru Thoughts)
RK45026 DOJO CUTS - "The 1-2-3s" / "See And Don't See" out now on 45/Digital Download