UNITY feat Lizzy ParksPublished on Lunedì, 02 Aprile 2007
At Record Kicks we are proud to announce a great step forward in the 12" collection, this time we present UNITY a brand new broken soul project led by production duo Mike Adlington (Adders) and Chris Mapp (Sugar Beats). Unity bring together a plethora of soulful influences to create uplifting sounds for contemporary ears. Drawing on elements of broken beat, electro, disco, jazz and soul music, Unity's sound reflects the diverse musical experiences of its members and collaborators. From emerging jazz talent to filthy beat-makers to soulful vocalists, Unity aim to bring together the diversity present in the music scene around them and bring it to the dancefloor. Unity are joined here by vocalists Lizzy Parks (Nostalgia 77/Heritage Orchestra) and Leo Altarelli (Sugar beats). Also featured is woodwind demon Mike Fletcher and keyboardist Rob Norman.
The Ep features also 3 fantastic reworks. On the first one Tru Thoughts new hero DIESLER shows once again his magic touch with a deep funk rmx of Escape that will blow every dancefloor. Fresh Gilles Peterson BBC award winner Nostalgia 77 turned Don't wanna change into a less jazzy more drum-heavy funky groove. Last but not list UNIQUE Record new talent AIFF send us directly back into the Africa 70 sound with a brilliant afrobeat version of Don't wanna change.
With a band of celebrity fans that already featured Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson and Henry Storch you can?t go wrong, this is a massively groovy little 12? that you can't miss!
2) DON?T WANNA CHANGE
1) ESCAPE (DIESLER rmx)
2) DON?T WANNA CHANGE (AIFF rmx)
3) DON?T WANNA CHANGE (NOSTALGIA 77 rmx)
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RELEASE DATE 02/04/2007 - LIMITED EDITION 12inch & digital download
"Second twelve inch of more contempory grooves from the Record Kicks label is another beauty. First up Escape is a swish broken beat track with good vocals and some nice horns. Diesler remixes this track into an absolute stormer with huge drum and a whole hunk of funk that will fill many a floor. Dont Wanna Change drops the tempo but keeps the broken feel. AIFF add their afro beat swing to things on their remix, while Nostalgia 77 turn in a fine jazz version, again with an afro feel" Fat City Records
?Escape bringin a fresh chunk of broken beat.. probably one for Sambalanco early doors. Along with that, there's 3 all good and interesting re mixes on the b side. It's really hard to single one out. One of those dream 12s!? Dave Blackgrove / Staight No Chaser
?UNITY! is a big Twelve!!!! Broken Afro Soul New Beats Modern its working massive on the floors between different styles.? Henry Storch / Unique Records
'Loving the afrobeat flavour on the AIFF mix, and, of course, the heavy drums and deep jazz bizniz on the Nostalgia 77 remix. Quality!!' Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45)