Soul Sugar - Hands On EP - out now!
Off the hills of Paris Montmartre comes the man behind Soul Sugar: Guillaume Méténier is regarded as one of Europe's grooviest keyboardists. He's specialized in vintage keyboards such as Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, and most of all B3 Hammond organ. After his critically acclaimed first album Nothing But the Truth (Freestyle Records, 2010), he's back with a new soul/jazz/dub gem titledHands On, a limited edition EP featuring tracks from the forthcoming eponym album, plus an exclusive remix by Blundetto. As a disciple of the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith with whom he regularly studies organ, Guillaume belongs to a great blues, soul jazz and funk ancestry stretching from Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack Macduff, to Booker T, Art Neville, Bernie Worrell, and Jamaica greats like Jackie Mittoo. He brings his own ingredients and smooth style to the stainless soul-jazz trio recipe.
Soul Sugar - Hands On EP
(limited CD) Soul Sugar, 2012
"Hands on" EP preview by Soul Sugar
01. Witch Doctor
02. Hands On
03. Theme From King Heroin
04. Hit The 5
05. Drum Song
06. Theme from King Heroin (Blundetto Dub Mix) (bonus track)
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Guillaume Metenier : Hammond organ, Clavinet, mini Moog
Thomas Naim : guitar
Yvo Abadi : drum
Horns on "Hit the 5" & "Theme from King heroin"
Etienne de la Sayette : saxophones / flute - arranger
Sylvain Gontard : trumpet
Georges Philippe : trombone
"Theme from King heroin-Dub Mix" remixed by Blundetto, mixed by Blackjoy
Biography : Prior to the Soul Sugar project, Guillaume was half of Seven Dub, a cornerstone of the "french touch" at the end of the 90's, delivering one of the best mix of live and electronics around at the time with hit tracks like "Rock it tonight" or "Chateau rouge" currently featured on many cult compilations such as Hotel Costes vol.1.The two partners in crime also produced remixes for the likes of Femi Kuti, Horace Andy v/s King Tubby, Dubblestandart vs Sly & Robbie...
A sought-after sideman, Guillaume has worked with/for The Last Poets, Tanger, Emilie Simon, Louis Chédid, Alain Bashung, Grant Phabao & Lone Ranger/Carlton Livingston, Gizelle Smith, Blundetto and even french rock legend Johnny Hallyday, just to name a few... He's played keyboards with his friend Kid Loco ever since Kidʼs very first cult album 'A Grand Love Story' (1998).
Listen to Soul Sugar's demo cover of Augustus Pablo's "East of River Nile"
East of the river nile - demo - (A.Pablo) by Soul Sugar