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The Beta Club - Brassa Nova (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, Cartel Records/Paris DJs, 2014)



The Beta Club Brassa Nova Grant Phabao Remix

UK-based collective with branches in L.A., N.Y., San Francisco & Paris, The Beta Club is back with a new joint release from the Cartel Records UK and Paris DJs labels. This second single is a follow-up to the first one released a few months ago on a limited 45. A reggae-fied take on their 'Brassa Nova' scorcher, gloriously remixed by French producer Grant Phabao into a post-summer balearic anthem, and featuring French keyboardist supreme Soul Sugar on clavinet!

While the original could be imagined as something close to The Budos Band recording a song for a Steven Soderbergh or a Kim Jee Woon soundtrack with David Holmes, with influences ranging from David Axelrod, Ennio Morricone & John Barry to Joe Cuba, Lee Perry, Norman Whitfield, Antibalas or The Poets Of Rhythm, this new Grant Phabao remix leans now towards a really unique tropical piece of sacred instrumental music. A half-Jamaican and half-cinematic soundtrack to the best memories of your life.

This is a tune pleading for a 45 vinyl release… something that hopefully should see the light in Paris DJs upcoming second boxset in the 'Vinyl Is Good For You' series.

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The Beta Club Brassa Nova Grant Phabao Remix
The Beta Club - Brassa Nova (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Digital Single) Cartel Records/Paris DJs PARISDJSCARTEL002-D, 2014-09-09



Tracklisting :
01. Brassa Nova (Grant Phabao Remix) 4:27

Credits :
Percussion - Composed & Arranged by Steve Haney (Jungle Fire)
Brass Section - Composed & Arranged by Ben Greenslade-Stanton (Mighty Mocambos,The Beta Club)
Keyboards & Guitar - Composed & Arranged by Shaun Stenton (The Beta Club)
Clavinet - Guillaume Metenier (Soul Sugar)
Keyboards, Guitars, Bass & Drums - Grant Phabao
Produced by Shaun Stenton (The Beta Club)
Additional production by Grant Phabao
Recorded at Cartel Studio, reworked at Paris DJs Studio
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao
Composed by Shaun Stenton, Ben Greenslade-Stanton, Steve Haney
Published by Cartel Records UK
© 2014 Cartel Records UK / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito



Links :
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The Beta Club : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Cartel Records UK : facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito :facebook

Press Release :
UK-based collective with branches in L.A., N.Y., San Francisco & Paris, The Beta Club is back with a new joint release from the Cartel Records UK and Paris DJs labels. This second single is a follow-up to the first one released a few months ago on a limited 45. A reggae-fied take on their 'Brassa Nova' scorcher, gloriously remixed by French producer Grant Phabao into a post-summer balearic anthem, and featuring French keyboardist supreme Soul Sugar on clavinet!

While the original could be imagined as something close to The Budos Band recording a song for a Steven Soderbergh or a Kim Jee Woon soundtrack with David Holmes, with influences ranging from David Axelrod, Ennio Morricone & John Barry to Joe Cuba, Lee Perry, Norman Whitfield, Antibalas or The Poets Of Rhythm, this new Grant Phabao remix leans now towards a really unique tropical piece of sacred instrumental music. A half-Jamaican and half-cinematic soundtrack to the best memories of your life.

This is a tune pleading for a 45 vinyl release… something that hopefully should see the light in Paris DJs upcoming second boxset in the 'Vinyl Is Good For You' series.

Info about the band :
The Beta Club evolves around Coventry-based funk and soul DJ, sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist Sten La' Ren (a.k.a. Shaun Stenton), along with his label partners from Cartel Records, percussionist Carl Platt & singer, guitarist and harmonicist Matty Thompson, both from the Jopsons Mercury band. L.A.-based Steve Haney (from Jungle Fire) is bringing in his instantly recognizable percussion skills.

Trombone player Ben Greenslade-Stanton (The Mighty Mocambos, The Getup, Gizelle Smith) is in charge of the horn arrangements. London-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and tiger masks owner Shawn Lee applies some of his magic in The Beta Club projects, be it drums, guitars, ethnic instruments or synths.

Also from London, The Rufolo Bros., Nick Rufolo & Michael Rufolo (also known as The Brothers Nylon), are in there to compose and arrange the string parts. Nick Rawe, also from the Jopsons Mercury band, is the lead guitarist. Andy Black Rose' role in the project could be summed up as 'drummer & animal'.

And finally the Paris DJs trio (A&R/web master Djouls, producer Grant Phabao and graphic designer Ben Hito) is completing the worldwide collective, taking care of the digital distribution, direct-to-fan sales, visuals & of course some reggae remixes…

THE BETA CLUB Is a new fresh collective of musical minds from around the globe. with a common interest, bringing Library, Funk, Psych, Afrobeat, Latin, Soul, Dub, Jazz, Broken Beat, Trip Hop & Lo-Fi grooves in all their various flavors to like minded souls. Look out on forth coming projects cemented on wax and brought to you Live at venues/festival over the coming months.
Djouls

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