Turn This Thing Around (feat Sulene Fleming) (4:07)
Turn This Thing Around (Exclusive unreleased instrumental) (4:04)
Review: Killer modern day funk masterpiece first released almost 20 years ago by the legendary Leeds outfit led by guitarist Eddie Roberts and the first time ever on a handy 7 inch format.Still as fresh as ever fierce drum kit and twangy guitar with hammond organ stabs leads way to upfront vocals from Sulene Flemming who has worked with Bernard Purdie, Reuben Wilson, Brand New Heavies and Incognito etc. Originally released in 2001 it still sounds fresh as ever and this version comes backed with an exclusive unreleased tuff breaks heavy instrumental version. Hand-numbered to 500 copies and served in a Juno exclusive sleeve. Supported by DJ Koco from Japan ,Skeme Richards,The Allergies & Oliie Cheeba from The Herbalizer so far..
Review: Decorated Leeds funk smelters The New Mastersounds deliver their 11th album and it's a powerful assault of the groove senses from the off. Leaving no stone unturned, they run the gamut and back with raw skill and a tightness than can only come from playing with each other for nigh on 20 years. From the jazz freeform spirals of "Green Was Beautiful" to the fuzzy rock fizz of "Funk 49" to the swinging bubblegum fun of "Groovin' On The Groomers" and the diesel powered soul funk of "Gonna Be Just Me", it's another sizzling snapshot of one of the UK's finest groove exports of our times.
Review: The New Mastersounds are Simon Allen on drums, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Pete Shand on bass and Bob Birch on organ and piano, and for year snow they have been one of the tightest funk bands around. Mixing raw talent and an unrivalled love of funk, they mix up classic know how with new school thinking. This 45 shows plenty of influences form library sounds to gangster style funk with yacht rock and jazz also thrown in. The synths and guitars interplay to perfection and ensure dance floors will be in raptures when they hear this one.
Review: Few do funky soul jazz sessions as well as The New Mastersounds, who first formed in Leeds in 1999 and have gone on to be regulars at the Jazz Cafe as well as New Orleans' annual Jazz Fest. Late last year in Denver, the band linked up with vocalist Lamar Williams Jr (son of the late Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams) to record this high class album of soulful horns, live drums and heartfelt vocals, all finished off with percussion by Thievery Corporation's Jeff Franca. Digging deep into the history of funk while also looking to a new paradigm, "Shake It" is an album of feel-good emotions that make a lasting impression.