KOKOLO AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA album out on RKPublished on Domenica, 27 Luglio 2008
We are proud to welcome on Record Kicks sensational KOKOLO AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA. Following single "Girls On Film" out on 45/Digital Download, Ray Lugo’s Kokolo return to RK to release their new full-length album "Heavy Hustling". The album will be distributed worldwide next February 2009. Expect a unique & contagious melting pot of deep funk, afro beat, latin boogaloo and rocksteady. The first single taken from the album is JB classic "Soul Power" / "Soul Power (LOA rmx)" and will be released next 17 November on 45/Digital download. The New York Afro Dons inject hip new life into the quintessential JB track, adding the unique afro beat and Latin funk stylings they have become internationally known for, and making it one of the hottest ‘45’s we’ve heard in a long time. On the flipside we find Lack Of Afro's hard hitting remix, rounding out a beauty of a 7".... Guaranteed to make it happen on the dance-floor! To support the album launch Kokolo will be touring Europian clubs in february-march, soon all the detail ... don't miss them live!
"Few groups in today’s global Afro scene generate as much attention and excitement as they do debate and criticism as KOKOLO. "It’s the result of going against conditioned expectations", expands Lugo. "People often expect the familiar, but I’m doing my thing in my time. This music comes from my heart, it’s humble music for the whole world." KOKOLO’s ever-growing international appeal (to date, the band has performed in over 20 countries) appears to lend weight to Lugo’s words".
RKX025 KOKOLO - "Heavy Hustling" out now on CD/LP/Digital Download
RK45025 KOKOLO - "Soul Power" / "Soul Power (LOA rmx)" out on 45/Digital Download
RK45016 KOKOLO - "Girls On Film" / "Instrumental" out now on 45/Digital Download