Published on Lunedì, 03 Giugno 2013

Release date 03 June 2013 on ltd edition 45 & digital. Pre-order now on Bandcamp

Record Kicks proudly presents the debut single of our brand new signing, MARTA REN & The GROOVELVETS. The Oporto's combo breaks into the scene with this explosive double sider 45. On the A side the Marva Whitney inspired, TNT Dynamite deep funk's track "2 Kinds of men" backed by picnic days smashing hit "Summer's gone (didn't swim)", with a super cool video with already loads of plays on YouTube. These two old-school pearls, brilliantly supported by super tight 8 pieces rhythm & soul combo The Groovelvets, show Marta's immense talent on vocals. Marta has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice amongst the others to break-beat outfit The Bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and festivals all around Portugal. But Marta's passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties and now is time for her to go on by herself. Marta Ren & The Groovelvets are currently in the studio, recording their debut long play scheduled on Record Kicks for end of the year… welcome Marta!

"High voltage modern funksters for retro summer people. Summer's gone (didn't swim) brings a dose of uplifting soul goodness reminiscent of healthy and energetic 60's parties"Francesco Adinolfi Popcorner Radio 2 Rai "As passionate as Lyn Collins or Vicky Anderson at the height of their JB days. Marta Ren & The Groovelets prove they've got what it takes with this explosive &exciting funk bomb. This is top notch!" Emry Baird (Blue&Soul Magazine) ..... "Loving this! Thankyou to Record Kicks as this Portuguese outfit are an outstanding find! Craig Charles (The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music) ..... “Wow, Marta has a powerful voice on here! More quality soul from the Record Kicks camp” DJ Andy Smith (Portishead / The Document) ..... “what a great vocal over a sleezy funk groove with lashings of fat back drums and powerful brass stabs…..essential nu funk from Record Kicks” Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records)

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