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Randa & The Soul Kingdom - The Things - out on Freestyle Records



Randa and The Soul Kingdom The Things
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - The Things
(12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR092, 2011-06-13

Born in Jordan, raised in the working class suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs, desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin. Totally entranced by the music she heard, Randa decided then in her early teens that she could, would, and must become a soul singer. Randa and the Soul Kingdom released the self-titled debut album on Freestyle Records to great acclaim, and sell out shows in the UK and Europe soon followed. Now in 2011 Randa returns with her second album, produced by Aussie music legend Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Cookin On 3 Burners, Lanu), What You Need (FSRCD/LP088) which whilst still tinged with a gritty funk feel also delves into the 1960's stomping soul arena, but this track, The Things also taken from the forthcoming album, allows Randa works out her disco diva muscles to quite stunning effect! Squelchy synths rides over an insistant disco beat, whilst Lance Ferguson's scratchy guitar evokes the heady, hedonistic era of Chic, Studio 54 and Bianca Jagger riding a white horse across the dance floor! The flip side it the totally exclusive OK_Ma Flavours version, beautifully excecuted by Randa's co writer, London based saxophonist and producer Jake Telford. This happening 12 inch single and download must surely be a big summer club anthem of 2011.

Randa and The Soul Kingdom The Things
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - The Things
(12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR092, 2011-06-13

Tracklisting :
A1. The Things (album version) 04:54
B1. The Things (Ok_Ma mix) 04:56

Links :
Randa :
myspace.com/randaandthesoulkingdom
myspace.com/randakhamis
facebook.com/group.php?gid=61726712531
facebook.com/randa.khamis
twitter.com/RandaKhamis
triplejunearthed.com/artists/View.aspx?artistID=23705
Lance Ferguson :
lanu.com.au
lanceferguson.com.au
myspace.com/lanumusic
discogs.com/artist/Lance+Ferguson
OK_Ma :
soundcloud.com/younglee
myspace.com/okma
facebook.com/Yl1975
discogs.com/user/younglee
Freestyle Records :
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
soundcloud.com/freestyle-records
facebook.com/FreestyleRecords
twitter.com/freestylerecrds
kudosrecords.co.uk (UK Distribution)
labaleine.fr (France Distribution)

French Review :
Le premier album de Randa & The Soul Kingdom, sorti en 2009 et produit par Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos/Cookin' On 3 Burners/Lanu) n'a profité que d'un accueil très discret en France. Et pourtant quelle belle claque! Du funk australien encore et toujours, certes, mais surtout quelques véritables bombes à dancefloor: l'instrumental Feel It In Your Soul que Ruquier devrait prendre pour remplacer son générique sur-usé, le single More Than Enough Love ou bien le Jamesbrownesque Find Your Groove peuvent réveiller bien des grands-mères!! Ceux qui ne sont pas passés à côté de ce premier album de funk/soul plutôt jouissif peuvent d'ors et déjà se réjouir, car Randa est de retour avec un nouveau single à mi-chemin entre funk 60s et disco 70s, The Things, toujours produit par Lance Ferguson et toujours aussi efficace, annonçant un second album, What You Need, à sortir cet été sur Freestyle Records...
Djouls

Press Release :
Born in Jordan, raised in the working class suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs, desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin. Totally entranced by the music she heard, Randa decided then in her early teens that she could, would, and must become a soul singer.

Randa and the Soul Kingdom released the self titled debut album on Freestyle Records to great acclaim, and sell out shows in the UK and Europe soon followed. Now in 2011 Randa returns with her second album, produced by Aussie music legend Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Cookin On 3 Burners, Lanu) 'What You Need' (FSRCD/LP088) which whilst still tinged with a gritty funk feel also delves into the 1960's stomping soul arena, but this track, 'The Things' also taken from the forthcoming album, allows Randa works out her disco diva muscles to quite stunning effect! Squelchy synths rides over an insistant disco beat, whilst Lance Fergusons scratchy guitar evokes the heady, hedonistic era of Chic, Studio 54 and Bianca Jagger riding a white horse across the dance floor!

The flip side it the totally exclusive OKMa Flavours version, beautifully excecuted by randa's co writer, London based saxophonist and producer Jake Telford. This happening 12 inch single and download must surely be a big summer club anthem of 2011.
Djouls

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