Orgone - The Killion Floor
Orgone - The Killion Floor
(CD/2xLP) Ubiquity Records URCD/DLP219, 2007-10-25
Orgone first appeared on Ubiquity with their cover of "Funky Nassau" (on "Rewind Volume 4"), which became a ubiquitous DJ fave worldwide. Their debut album, The Killion Floor, backs this up by taking the listener on a musical journey from the sound of Los Angeles to horn and percussion driven Lagos, and from a New York club to the raw sounds of New Orleans.
01. Easin (Introlude)
02. Who Knows Who
03. Sophisticated Honky
04. Do Your Thing
05. A WOT
06. It's What You Do
07. I Get Lifted
09. Dialed Up
10. Justice League
11. Funky Nassau
12. Lone Ranger
13. Prism Break
14. Said And Done
15. Duck And Cover
16. Crabby Ali
17. Easin (Outrolude)
Digital Bonus: Watch It
The Band :
Sergio Rios: Guitar & somewhat suspect personal navigational abilities
Dan Hastie: Rhodes, Clavinet, Hammond B3, Misc vintage synthesizers & official alcohol level regulator
Sean O'Shea: Drums & all things sweet or fried
Ethan Phillips: Bass & master of the single armed sunglasses
Stewart Killen: Percussion & pimped out monogramed k-swiss
Darren Cardoza: Trombone & rather large western style beltbuckles
Devin Williams: Trumpet & mystical sandwich eating abilities
Joel Bowers: Saxophone & unimpeachable taste in sneakers
Fanny Franklin: Vocals & a fantastic style
Previous Singles :
Orgone - Duck Gravy
(7") Ubiquity Records UR7214, 2007-05-08
A1. Duck And Cover
B1. No More Gravy
Orgone - I Get Lifted b/w It's What You Do
(12") Ubiquity Records UR12213, 2007-05-08
A1. I Get Lifted feat. Fanny Franklin
B1. It's What You Do
Press Release :
"One of the funkiest singles we've heard on Ubiquity Records in years..." - Dusty Groove
"A real force to be reckoned with on the funk scene..." - Jazzman
"If this is any indication of how good their album will be we're in for a treat." - Fat City Records
"These guys are on a roll." - Turntable Lab
"If you thought disco-real soulful disco-could never come back, think again." - XLR8R
"Chalk up another hit in Ubiquity's long line of worthy releases. Just in time for your backyard barbeques and drives to the beach." - Groundlift Magazine
Orgone first appeared on Ubiquity with their cover of "Funky Nassau" (on Rewind Volume 4), which became a ubiquitous DJ fave worldwide. We're now proud to present their first full-length album The Killion Floor.
The Los-Angeles-based band's reputation amongst the funk and soul fraternity is backed-up by an impressive and quickly growing resume that is expanding their reach. This includes landing a spot in an Adidas campaign, touring with major-label crew Little Brother and going out as backing band for The Pharcyde, Plantlife (including a BBC performance for Jools Holland), Tone Loc, and New Orleans funk legend Eddie Bo at the Hurricane Katrina benefit. Members of Orgone also feature in the make-up of Ubiquity acts Connie Price and Breakestra, and perform regularly at the Root Down in LA.
At the core of the band is a rhythm section comprised of close friends who have played together for over 15 years. Growing artistically as a unit they function as one organic and intuitive whole and, while they enjoy the comparisons to hot acts of the moment like Amy Winehouse, or funk staples like Sharon Jones or Breakestra, they're quick to point out that Orgone is unique, "We draw from a wider musical and production palette than a lot of the '60's inspired music that's making a resurgence," explains band-member Sean O'Shea. "It's not intentional; it's simply a reflection of the music and production aesthetics that we love." The Killion Floor backs this up by taking the listener on a musical journey from the sound of Los Angeles to horn and percussion driven Lagos, and from a New York club to the raw sounds of New Orleans.
Lead singer Fanny Franklin joined the groups' recordings after they saw her perform with Dakah, the 30-piece hip hop orchestra. "We felt she was the best soul singer in town," says O'Shea. "We asked her to record "Funky Nassau" and that led to us working together regularly." Franklin delivers monster performances that will surely put an end to her relative obscurity on tracks like the Memphis-drenched "Who Knows Who," the laid-back and cosmic "Said and Done," and the apocalyptic sound of "Do Your Thing."
The title of the album is derived from the Orgone apartment/studio facility where the majority of the album was recorded (it's also where recent Plantlife material and The Lions album have been coming to fruition.) While this epicenter for all things Orgone grabbed the title, recent live dates have also shaped the band and this album.
"Performing with Little Brother was a great experience, they killed it every night," says O'Shea. "It can be difficult to sell a hip hop crowd on a live band but it went over extremely well. We both went balls-out every night. I think we changed a lot of peoples minds about what a live hip hop show could be," he adds.
Orgone live is 110% organic heart and soul. They promise a gritty, full throttle, extremely high energy, percussion heavy, horn laden, heavy hitting, dance party. Just like the recording they bring something special to the table; a vibe, an aesthetic and an attitude born out of half a lifetime of playing together.
+ Watch out for Fall your dates in the UK, and USA
+ DJ mixes to follow on 12" of key cuts
+ First 2 Ubiquity singles sold-out - this album features MANY new/exclusive cuts