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The Cactus Channel - Pepper Snake / The Dap - out on Hope Street Recordings



The Cactus Channel Pepper SnakeThe Cactus Channel The Dap
The Cactus Channel - Pepper Snake / The Dap
(7"/Digital) Hope Street Recordings HS003, 2011-01

The Cactus Channel are a ten piece high school funk orchestra from Melbourne, with an average age of sixteen. A biographical fact that's hard to believe since these kids are "burning down original funk breaks and breaking down funk originals with a musical maturity far beyond their years", as the press release says. Their Pepper Snake is indeed funky as hell, while catchy and melodious as candy. "Irresistible" would be the exact definition of the feeling one can get with this track, cos' it's gonna be hard to not groove on this one. The b-side, The Dap, is a cover from New Orleans trumpeter Warren 'Porgy' Jones. With its irresistibly uplifting groove, full horn section and instrumentation (guitar, bass, organ and percussion), it's quite unclassifiable, between afro-pop and southern soul. AND another classic Molesting Laura track!! Very recommended!

The Cactus Channel Pepper Snake
The Cactus Channel - Pepper Snake / The Dap
(7"/Digital) Hope Street Recordings HS003, 2011-01

Pepper Snake b/w The Dap by HopeStreet Recordings

Tracklisting :
A1. Pepper Snake [03:09]
B1. The Dap [03:05]

Links :
The Cactus Channel : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | youtube
Hope Street Recordings : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube


Cactus Channel Live - Pepper Snake


The Cactus Channel - Pepper Snake (1080p)


The Cactus Channel - The Dap (1080p)

Press Release :
Hear that sound? Raw, loose and nasty funk recorded straight to analog tape. It's just like the old days, but so new it's sporting a badass teenage moustache.

The Cactus Channel are a ten piece funk orchestra straight out of Princes Hill High School in inner city Melbourne. With an average age of seventeen, these kids are burning down original funk breaks and breaking down funk originals with their soulful horn driven style and an uncanny musical sensibility rarely found in the digital era.

"The Cactus Channel hit you with a hard funk groove to rival the likes of James Brown or The Meters and you find you just can't stop moving. But what's that? They're still high school?! With a musical maturity beyond their years you know that this 10 piece collective will go far. And that they'll get a whole lotta rumps shaking along the way" - DJ Manchild (PBS 106.7 'The Breakdown').

"The Cactus Channel are a fantastic young teenage funk band. They have managed to capture the fun and looseness of what funk truly means. They are right up there with the great Melbourne funk scene. They have a great future ahead of them. Playing with jazz sensibilities and a funky feeling these kids truly belong on the BIG stage!!!" - Chris Gil (Northside Records, RRR 102.7).

The Cactus Channel The Dap
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