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Pyramid Blue - African Jungle
(7") Enlace Funk EF41-2011, 2011-09-02

"In the beginning there was the Afro Soul Toasting All Star, a band created by Oscar Martos, launched at the same time the Soul Toasting recording studio, in Madrid (Spain). This band's main objective was to produce rhythms and grooves based on the diverse stylistic schools, like Africa, New Orleans, Philadelphia, or Kingston. We played their superb track Be A Looser in the mythical 21st Century Afro Extravaganza 4 hours/50 tracks mix. Oscar has since then started a new project, called Pyramid Blue, who's just released their first 45 on Enlace Funk at the end of the summer, African Jungle. Influenced by artists and bands like The Heliocentrics, The Budos Band and Mulatu Astatke, this 9-piece ensemble might just be the most important spanish Afrofunk band today. They blend Afrofunk with Ethio-Jazz (jazz from Ethiopia) and Afrobeat (afrofunk & soul from Nigeria)… and you can hear hints of Tango in there too! It's quite avery influenced and unique sound at the same time, so the 45 is heavily recommended and we can't wait to hear a long player from Pyramid Blue!" (Djouls/Paris DJs)

Pyramid Blue African Jungle
Pyramid Blue - African Jungle
(7") Enlace Funk EF41-2011, 2011-09-02

African Jungle_part 1_mp3.mp3 by Pyramid Blue

African Jungle_part 2_mp3 by Pyramid Blue

Tracklisting :
A1. African Jungle Part I
B1. African Jungle Part II

Links :
Pyramid Blue : facebook | myspace | soundcloud | youtube
Enlace Funk : official | discogs | facebook | flickr | myspace | twitter | youtube

Pyramid Blue - African Jungle Part 1

Pyramid Blue - African Jungle Part 2

Press Release :
El nuevo proyecto de Óscar Martos, tras su anterior aventura al frente de Afro Soul Toasting All Stars. La carencia de influencias más allá del soul y el funk en la escena de la música negra española, lleva a Pyramid Blue a contagiarse de ritmos de grupos como Heliocentrics, Budos Band, Mulatu Astakte y, como no, del gran Fela Kuti. Esto abre un nuevo camino para crear un grupo que se sale totalmente de lo visto hasta ahora en este país. La banda está formada por nueve músicos, que con la base rítmica, junto a una sólida sección de vientos, y ácidos órganos y sintetizadores, conseguirán penetrar en tu médula, generándo un estado de baile y trance. Este tema te introduce de forma hipnótica en los secretos indómitos de la jungla a ritmo de afrodelic funk. Han sido uno de los triunfadores del festival Madrid Es Negro y ya son la principal banda de afrofunk del país.

Pyramid Blue African Jungle


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Beppe Beppe ·  13 October 2011, 10:56

Gran Bel Brano influenze afrofunkylatinjazz,Molto Grazioso...Beppe

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