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King Porter Stomp Shuffle

Brighton's seven-piece ensemble King Porter Stomp has decided not to choose between hip-hop, ska, 2-tone, reggae-dub, funk and afrobeat for your own good. The result is a unique sound mixing all these genres on record or even in a single track, without losing the band's identity - a tour de force, isn't it? After their critically-acclaimed first CD released in 2008 (Poison The Beat, Comm:UNITY Sounds), they now give birth to a powerful follow-up called Shuffle. King Porter Stomp's recipe has not really changed (haunted vocals and lyrics by MC Jonezy, superb horns arrangements), but the cook gets richer with some extra flavors, like those latin rhythms on Thick and Thin or the two guests vocalists (MC Elemental and The Resonators' singer Faye Houston). The album starts with the eponymous funk and deep soul track Shuffle, followed by the heavy horns, New Orleans brass-band-style of Mileage. Among other favorites on the album are the uptempo ska Less FortunateHot Coals (a kind of sinister Fat Freddy's Drop track) and the afrobeat epilogue Mama Needs a Hand (recently included in our latest 21st Century Afro Spectacular mix). This last piece is an original composition in the tradition of Fela with a female voice (Faye Houston) answering to MC Jonezy's flow. We can't wait seeing the band live, since they announced a series of gigs on the continent later this year and in 2013.

King Porter Stomp Shuffle
King Porter Stomp - Shuffle
(CD/Digital) Comm:UNITY Sounds, 2012-09-03

The Shuffle by King Porter Stomp

Mileage (featuring MC Elemental) by King Porter Stomp

Thick and Thin by King Porter Stomp

Tracklisting :
01. The Shuffle 04:38
02. Mileage (featuring MC Elemental) 04:38
03. Thick and Thin 04:22
04. Breathless 05:17
05. Let It All Out 04:39
06. Less Fortunate 03:24
07. The Last Bat Train To Cuba 04:40
08. Hot Coals 04:52
09. Mama Needs a Hand (featuring Faye Houston) 06:30

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King Porter Stomp - The Shuffle

King Porter Stomp - Hot Coals

King Porter Stomp - Let It All Out


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