The Boogoos - Theme De YoYo / The Journey (Ghana '74)
The Boogoos - Theme de Yoyo / The Journey (Ghana '74)
(12 inch) Perfect Toy PT033, 2008-05-23
A1. Theme de Yoyo
B1. The Journey (Ghana '74)
Press Release :
The Boogoos, Munich's very own formation, present their first 12″ maxi-single, which combines the afro-rhythms of Fela Kuti with American funk and soul.
The 13-piece group includes members of the Poets of Rhythm, Express Brass Band and The Hi-Fly Orchestra.
"Theme de Yoyo", the masterpiece by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, gets a soulful funk treatment, transforming it into an instant dancefloor filler. The vocals by singer July stand out as a very intense performance, that builds up to an explosive climax.
"The Journey (Ghana ‘74)" is a nine minute afrobeat bomb and a Boogoos original composition. It is fueled by the extensive instrumentation and the driving bassline, as well as the colourful horns and solowork by baritone and flute. Crowned by singer Zsolt's unique vocals, you can get an impression of how the band sounds live on stage…
Watch out for the forthcoming CD/LP in October 2008!!!
About The Boogoos
This thirteen piece afro-funk combo let loose with a raw blend of poly-rhythm and colourful harmony. Their sound is traditionally rooted, with respect and admiration, in afrobeat, north american funk, soul and jazz music of the 1960's and 70's. The musicians hand-picked from the forests, mountains and valleys of bavaria, weave disciplined drumming earthy congas, thumping percussion, driving bass hooks, rhythmic guitar patterns caressed ivory and ebonies with five bombastic horn players and two juxtaposed, yet complementary singers to brew up a strong full-bodied vibe.