Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes (free single download on Paris DJs, LP/CD out nov 12 on Kept Records)
Paris DJs virtual release #73 is an exclusive treat sent to us by our good friends at Kept Records in Canada. They'll be releasing mid-november the new Polyrhythmics album Libra Stripes and asked if we could give a free mp3 of its title track. How cool? We hope you'll enjoy this first slice of groovy and soulful Afrofunk deepness, we'll go and get the LP for sure - what about you?
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Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes
(free single download on Paris DJs, LP/CD out nov 12 on Kept Records)
File under : Funk, Afrobeat, Instrumental, World Grooves
Cat. No.: KPT-1001
Podcast XML Link : parisdjs.com/share/feeds/podcast2.xml [podcast?]
01. Libra Stripes (3:48) download (right-clic and save link destination as)
02. Pupusa Strut (4:50)
03. Moon Cabbage (4:30)
04. Chingador (5:33)
05. Snake In The Grass (4:20)
06. Bobo (4:38)
07. Skin The Fat (3:42)
08. Retrobotic (3:31)
09. Mr. Wasabi Rides Again (3:55)
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Press Release :
People have asked, people have been patient, but now people get ready. After snapping up their limited edition 45 singles on Kept Records and Electric Cowbell Records, DJs, funk fans, vinyl heads and instrumental afro-enthusiasts alike will finally be able to lay their hands on a full-length Polyrhythmics platter.
This is a funk record. No suspenders, emotional folksy rock ballads, vocoder or synthesized soul will be found on this release. Multiple-horns, multiple rhythms, and multiple players. This album is a straight-up instrumental attack, where the only voice you hear is the collective force of these eight players hitting all original cuts live and off the floor. Let’s be clear about it: Polyrhythmics are not trying to emulate or recreate something that has already been done. This is not "retro," or "throwback"; this is music being made together, today in The Now. The raw, fresh and genuine sounds captured on Libra Stripes are an instrumental testament to the universal groove and appeal of funk and afrobeat music, and present a clear call to everyone to get up and occupy the dance floor.
"A glimpse into what would have happened if the mothership had crash-landed in Nigeria in 1977."
About Polyrhythmics :
Founded in late 2010, Seattle’s Polyrhythmics was formed by Ben Bloom and Grant Schroff, who quickly gathered some of the most talented and highly sought-after performers in the northwest to record an EP. Using primitive gear, and a "live, all in one -room", low-budget recording technique, the band captured magic, the very first time the record button was pushed. The resulting 6 song EP became a cult classic and quickly sold out at shows. Highlights such as "Pink Wasabi", and "Klompton" have since been re-released on 7 inch 45 by Electric Cowbell Records and Kept Records, also selling out their first pressings. A full-length CD album was recorded and self-released in 2011. Their second and most recent 45 on Kept Records has been played by taste-making DJs around the world, and the a-side featured as the opening track on the Paris DJs critically acclaimed "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" Volume 2 compilation. "Libra Stripes" is the Polyrhythmics freshest, fullest offering to date, and is available in a very limited vinyl run.
Kept Records - 45s/singles
PARISDJSKEPT001 - Brownout - Grant Phabao & Renegades Of Jazz Remixes info
KPT-101 - Polyrhythmics - The Imposter b/w Klompton info
KPT-102 - Brownout - Flaximus b/w I Won't Lie info
KPT-103 - Alpman - tintm b/w Hypnotic Redhead info
KPT-104 - Polyrhythmics - Bobo b/w Moon Cabbage info
KPT-105 - Hard Proof - Dragon b/w Tere info
Kept Records - LPs/full length
KPT-1001 - Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes