RECORD KICKS end of year recap + upcoming stuffPublished on Domenica, 01 Gennaio 2012
Another year is coming to an end. As we look back on 2011, here's a recap of some of the highlights of these past 12 months:
This year has seen numerous quality releases covering a variety of genres, from afro-funk rhythms in the self-titled debut by new Aussie formation THE LIBERATORS, to the jazz-funk vibes of Newcastle hip cats NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES and their first album "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" and of course just recently the latest full-length by THE BAKER BROTHERS, a scorching mix of modern soul, funk and jazz entitled "Time To Testify", and a blend of roots-reggae, hiphop and afrobeat via Sydney's THE STRIDES and their new album "Reclamation".
We have also held a number of great events, for example bringing The Baker Brothers in concert to Italy for the very first time, inaugurating the new clubnight Hit The Bongo! dedicated to tropical sounds, as well as celebrating the 8th anniversary of our established Boogaloo parties. We've welcomed new bands on board (such as new UK funk&soul sensation HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE TASTEMAKERS) and we've held a Remix competition of second Nick Pride & The Pimptones single "Lay It On The Line" (watch the video below). It has indeed been a very rewarding year, but we are sure 2012 will be even more exciting! And just to get your mouths watering a little bit, check out what to expect!
COMING NEXT on RECORD KICKS:
16 jan 2012 - RKDIGI 015 THE BAKER BROTHERS - "Snap Back EP" Digi. The second single from new full-length "Time To Testify" plus some tasty new remixes!
15 feb 2011 - RKDIGI 012 NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES - "Remixed Feast Of Jazz" Digi. "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" gets remixed by producers like Smoove, Diesler, Soopasoul and more!
12 mar 2012 - RKX 039 THIRD COAST KINGS - self-titled CD/LP/Digi. Long awaited debut album by this US funk combo from Ann Arbor/Detroit. 100% dynamite!
16 apr 2012 - RKX 041 DOJO CUTS feat. ROXIE RAY - "Take From Me" CD/LP/Digi. Second full-length, once again with Miss Roxie Ray handling vocal duties. If soul is your goal, this album's for you!
HAVE A GROOVY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!