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The Liberators
The Liberators - The Liberators
(CD/LP/Digital) Record Kicks RKX035/RKX035LP, 2011-03-14

Sydney-based new afro-funk 10 piece outfit The Liberators include members of among its division, but for their first full-length they also call on the vocal talents of guests such as Jojo Kuo (Fela Kuti / Daktaris / Antibalas), Roxie Ray (Dojo Cuts / Underbelly) and Ghanian-born Afro Moses. The result is an incredible set of new afrobeat tunes and funky jazz-dance grooves proving the masterful musicianship of this band. Their self-titled debut effort is a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness of classics from 70s Africa. With a fierce array of super heavy guitars, percussion, and horns all put together with a range of sounds that really portray the full spectrum of their style, The Liberators serve up some sizzling treats! This album is a tightly delivered assortment of funky afrobeat tunes with a jazz-dance flavor, and we're happy to announce that we've invited the band for an exclusive mix on Paris DJs, showcasing their music, roots & influences, to be put online very soon...

The Liberators
The Liberators - The Liberators
(CD/LP/Digital) Record Kicks RKX035/RKX035LP, 2011-03-14

Tracklisting :
01. Multiculture 5:03
02. Bulletproof 3:28
03. Rags To Riches 4:38
04. Let It Go feat. Roxie Ray 4:15
05. Self Reliance 3:05
06. Denga feat. Jojo Kuo 5:23
07. Monkeyface 4:56
08. Liberation feat. Afro Moses 5:44
09. Deleb 4:00
10. The Directive 3:25

Links :
facebook.com/TheLiberators
soundcloud.com/the-liberators-afrofunk
myspace.com/theliberatorsband
itunes.com/theliberators
recordkicks.com
myspace.com/recordkicks
twitter.com/recordkicks
facebook.com/pages/Record-Kicks/245865579477

Press Release :
Sydney-based new afro-funk formation THE LIBERATORS can certainly be said to be off to a smoldering start; with their debut gig taking place at Russ Dewbury's famous Night At The Jazz Rooms, the liner notes of their debut album being written by Antibalas frontman Amayo (Daptone Records / Ropeadope / Afrosound Records), and the patronage of DJs such as Gilles Peterson (BBC 1), this group can count on some serious support! Not only does this 10 piece outfit include members of Dojo Cuts among its division, but for their first full-length they also call on the vocal talents of guests such as Jojo Kuo (Fela Kuti / Daktaris / Antibalas), Roxie Ray (Dojo Cuts / Underbelly) and Ghanian-born Afro Moses. The result is an incredible set of new afrobeat tunes and funky jazz-dance grooves proving the masterful musicianship of this band.

The self-titled debut effort by The Liberators is a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness of classics from 70s Africa. With a fierce array of super heavy guitars, percussion, and horns all put together with a range of sounds that really portray the full spectrum of their style The Liberators serve up some sizzling treats! From opening stormer Multiculture, to the kicking rhythm of Rags To Riches, the uplifting Liberation or the jazzy inflections of Denga featuring legendary drummer JoJo Kuo on vocals, this album is a tightly delivered assortment of funky afrobeat tunes with a jazz-dance flavor. Turn on your air-conditioning people, the heat is on!

Reviews :
"This is one killer of an album...soulful, tough, funky, authentic. I can't recommend this highly enough!" - Snowboy (Blues & Soul Magazine)
"A brand new album of rock solid afro-beat from The Liberators! Their eponymous debut is really worth checking!" - Dom Servini (WahWah45s/Echoes/Shook)
"Some great heavy afro-inspired funk and groove. From the first guitar and horn licks to Jojo Kuo and Roxy Ray's vocal contributions, LOOK OUT!" - Blair Stafford (Jazz Rooms / Straightup)
"I dig it!!!" - Gilles Peterson (BBC 1)
"The Liberators are further proof that this music is happening in Australia, right here and now. I'm expecting great things!" - Russ Dewbury (A Night At The Jazz Rooms)
"The Liberators are tight, right and out of sight!! Funky like a packed train in the summertime!" - Ray Lugo (Kokolo)
"That's some heavy shit!" - Terry Cole (Colemine Records)



Biography :
Allow us to introduce ourselves... building from the blueprints of 1970's Nigerian Afrobeat and American Funk and Soul, The Liberators have mixed the ideas from the new generation of African, Latino, European and Ashuri Australians and turned out some seriously heavy and unique grooves and melodies. This 10 piece powerhouse of groove was put together by Dojo Cuts guitarist and producer Nathan Aust in downtime between gigs and recording. The Liberators are Sydney based and have already rocked some of the best venues this Sydney has to offer, making lots of friends along the way. These vibrations even have bounce across the globe with worldwide radio play.

With a full-length album recorded and coming out on Record Kicks in March 2011, The Liberators have obviously gotten straight to business in the less than one year of being together. Guests on the album are Jojo Kuo (ex Fela Kuti / The Daktaris / Antibalas), Roxie Ray (Dojo Cuts) and Afro Moses, while Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra vocalist and percussionist Amayo wrote the liner notes for the album.

The Liberators are :

Andrew Samuel - drums

Andrew Fatseas - bass

Edmund Hall - guitar/percussion

Nathan Aust - guitar

David Moir - keys/percussion

Diaeldin Ibrahim - percussion

Michael Gordon - tenor sax

Ken Allars - trumpet

Akira - bone

Symo - baritone

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