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Ikebe Shakedown - Hard Steppin' - out now on Colemine Records - Heavy, soulful afro-funk recorded at Dunham Studios!



Ikebe Shakedown Hard Steppin
Ikebe Shakedown - Hard Steppin'
(CD/7") Colemine Records CMLN 104, 2009-12-14

Combining traditional African rhythmic textures with melodies and grooves steeped in American funk, soul, and jazz, Ikebe Shakedown offers a unique and powerful sound. The 8-piece, Brooklyn-based band formed in early 2009 and, after a slew of dates around NYC, recorded their debut 7” single and EP, Hard Steppin', at Dunham Studios in June (where was recorded the Menahan Street Band album). The 5-track offering, released on Colemine Records, has already received high praise from critics, fans, and distributors.

Ikebe Shakedown Hard Steppin
Ikebe Shakedown - Hard Steppin'
(CD/7") Colemine Records CMLN 104, 2009-12-14

Tracklisting CD :
01. Hard Steppin' 3:04
02. The Prisoner 4:03
03. No Answer 4:12
04. Afro Fred 2:59
05. Up In The Trees 3:58

Tracklisting 7" :
A1. Hard Steppin' 3:04
B1. The Prisoner 4:03

Links :
ikebeshakedown.com
myspace.com/ikebeshakedown
facebook.com/IkebeShakedown
twitter.com/IkebeShakedown
twitter.com/IkebeShakedown
coleminerecords.com
myspace.com/coleminemusic
youtube.com/user/ColemineRecords
afrobeat-music.blogspot.com


Brooklyn-based Ikebe Shakedown's debut single "Hard Steppin" - Heavy, soulful afro-funk!

Band Members :
Barnaby Alter - Drums
Dave Bourla - Congas
Vince Chiarito - Bass
Jason Colby - Trumpet
Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone
Morgan Price - Tenor/Bari Sax
Kevin Raczka - Percussion
Robin Schmidt - Guitar

Press Release :
Combining traditional African rhythmic textures with melodies and grooves steeped in American funk, soul, and jazz, Ikebe Shakedown offers a unique and powerful sound. The 8-piece, Brooklyn-based band formed in early 2009 and, after a slew of dates around NYC, recorded their debut 7” single and EP, Hard Steppin', at Dunham Studios in June. The 5-track offering, released on Colemine Records, has already received high praise from critics, fans, and distributors.

Since its initial plunge into the studio, the group has gone on to play the Northeast college circuit and some of New York's largest funk parties. In October, Ikebe joined Voodoo Funk DJ Frank Gossner for FELABRATION 2009!, a worldwide celebration of Fela Kuti. The night also served as a send-off party for the group's first tour of California. Between dates up and down the West Coast, the band returned to the studio to record with producer/engineer Sergio Rios (Orgone, The Lions, Breakestra) at Killion Sound. The resulting LP is scheduled for release in early 2010 and provides a true window into the depth and variety present in Ikebe Shakedown's music – the dance, the soul, and the straight-up get-down-and-groove.

"Tight, hard charging and "Hard Steppin" -- doing their thing with abundant classic stateside instro funk influences, too! It says a lot that these guys are making a welcome entry to the east coast scene..." - Dusty Groove America

"One of the dopest up-and-coming afrobeat bands on the NY scene." - Marc Amigone - The Afrobeat Blog
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