New RK artists RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCEPublished on Lunedì, 15 Marzo 2010
Record Kicks is very pleased to announce new artists RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE, and the upcoming release of their EP and self-titled full-length. Glasgownian Raymond Harris is a keyboard player of great talent who pushes the boundaries between jazz, funk and fusion, creating a unique blend of musical elements infected with latin rhythms and afro beats. Having previously been distributed in Japan by renown P-Vine Records, this artist is finally getting the global attention he deserves, with the worldwide re-release of his debut album, anticipated by the single "Scaramunga".
The Scaramunga EP is officially being released on March 29th, but will be available more than a week in advance on Juno from Friday March 19th, and is purchasable on the RK website starting today. Though the title track has already achieved a certain popularity, this 12" also includes two new alternative versions of "Scaramunga", one being a jazz-dance edit and the other a DJ-friendly remix by much respected producer Adam Gibbons (aka Lack Of Afro), who also provided a remix of the noteworthy track "Freedom".
Building on that, the album is scheduled to drop on April 12th and includes a number of additional tracks, some of which were recorded especially and appear here for the first time. Having already secured support from DJs such as Mark Lamarr (God's Jukebox on BBC 2), Russ Dewbury (A Night At The Jazz Rooms), Craig Charles (The Funk & Soul Show on BBC 6), Gerardo Frisina (Schema Records) Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching / Compost) and Peter Isaac (Jelly Jazz / Phonic FM), we're confident this full-length is going to put Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience on the map as more than your average jazz band.
So turn up your speakers and enjoy the track previews in the player to the right, as they are just a taste of what is awaiting on the self-titled album next month. And in the meantime, keep an eye out on this website as Record Kicks will be holding a special competition revolving around single "Scaramunga" beginning on March 29th, with the possibility of winning a bunch of RK 45s!
“These tracks are on fire, screaming hammond, amazing percussion, psychedelic overtones, absolutely epic arrangement, everything one could wish for!” – Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz / Phonic FM)
"Another top release from RK!" - Bob Jones (Future Soul)
"Good to see that one of the secret weapons in my box gets a full official re-release. Watch this name, Ray Harris. Word!" - Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching / Compost)
RK12004 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - "Scaramunga EP" on 12"/Digital Download
RKX031 RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE - self-titled on CD/Digital Download