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Various - Party Keller Vol.2 - Sons And Daughters Of Funk, Boogie, Soulful Reggae and Afrobeat

Party Keller Vol 2
best of 2006Various - Party Keller Vol.2 - Sons And Daughters Of Funk, Boogie, Soulful Reggae and Afrobeat - Compiled by Florian Keller
(CD/2xLP) Compost Records CPT 227, 2006-10-02

Tracklisting :
01. Charmaine Burnette - (Am I The) Same Girl
02. Baker Brothers - Piece Of Kind
03. The Pan - Atlantics - Serengeti Sroke
04. Lefties Soul Connection - Organ Donor
05. Orgone - Funky Nassau
06. Pnu Riff - Bula
07. Natural Self - The Sound
08. Travis Blaque - Vowel Movement (Florian Keller Edit)
09. Sidewinder - Ego Riot
10. Discocondor - Disco Rhythms
11. Sarah Winton - Thinking Backwards
12. Jacksoul - Unconditional Love

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Press Info (french) :
Florian Keller est un des plus grands DJ en Rare Groove / Funk depuis la fin des années 90. Second round qui devait être à la base un 'side project' mais qui, par sa pertinence et la rareté des tracks qui compose cette sélection, est devenu un véritable projet signé sur le prestigieux label COMPOST. A découvrir, une pléiade de titres magnifiques, pour la plupart sortis en vinyle à l'époque mais jamais réédité en CD. Un pur moment de bonheur !

Press Release :
Round two? Just kind of - for being another selection of open minded Funk influenced sounds. This compilation was originally planned as another side project and is a collection of music from folks who made independently and wonderful interpretations from more recent years, being influenced by the first wave of Funk and Soul creators, but spanning it a bit wider than just the temporary Neo-Funk scene.

To start with breaking the rules immediately - and to start again with a catchy Reggae tune, this charming version of the Chicago Soul Classic Am I The Same Girl from the 80's just seems the perfect choice. Piece Of Mind is a perfectly heavy instrumental and the first track that was available only on vinyl 45 before (as Pan Atlantics and Orgone and 12" as Sarah Winton and Discoconductor) The vocal version is included on the Baker Brothers album "With The Out-Crowd". Serengeti Stroke by Pan Atlantics - another disguise/side project of the Poets Of Rhythm, features the fattest break ever done by the godfathers of new Funk. On Party-Keller Vol.1 you heard the Giorgio Moroder original of Dj Shadow's Organ Donor, here you get the mean and irresistible dutch treatment from Lefties Soul Connection. The L.A. based Orgone -who you might see on stage somewhere around backing the Hip Hop heroes Pharcyde- gave Funky Nassau a Afrobeat treatment, and they did it so damn well. Some seven years before that, With Bula, London's Pnu Riff made this pioneer piece effort of new Afrobeat. What Raw Deal started in the mid 90's, Brighton's Keno 1 a.k.a. Natural Self continues, here with The Sound. A perfect example how 'retro' develops forward into something new and exiting. In 2003 there was this outstanding 7" from Sidewinder, Ego Riot. wich never really left my dj-box - and that for a reason. Fully functional and indeed a great hommage to Disco Funk. One of my favourite accapellas to play around with in my sets is Vowel Movement by South London's Hip Hop routineer Fabian Stephenson a.k.a.Travis Blaque, and so it came quite naturally to do this little Old School flavoured remix. Disco Rhythms is one of the many great edits / collages coming from Stockholm in the recent years - done by a suprisingly small group of persons with that monstrous list of aliases... I can't tell why Sarah Winton's 1993 and only (?) album got totally lost in the byways of obscurity since: it is a sheer masterpiece. Thinking Backwards one of the class-a tunes on "You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down". Around the same time Unconditional Love, a canadian 12" came out, so deep and warm like nothing since the early seventies Terry Callier. Can't miss here. Florian Keller

Florian Keller History :
Discography :
Creative Musicians Vol. 1 (Perfect Toy Records, 2002)
Party-Keller Vol. 1 (Compost Records, 2004)
Creative Musicians Vol. 2 (Perfect Toy Records, 2005)
Party-Keller Vol. 2 (Compost Records, 2006)

Gigs so far :
London (That's How It Is / Bar Rumba, Deep Funk / Mme Jojo's), Edinburgh (Motherfunk), Stockholm (Raw Fusion) Kiev (International Media Art Festival), San Francisco (Elbo Rooms), Beirut (Lila Braun), Zagreb (Kontra:Punkt), Madrid (El Junco), Barcelona (Powderroom / Apolo), Lissabon (Mercado) Porto (Trianteum), Hamburg (Mojo-Club) Berlin (Delicious Doghnuts, WMF, Cafe Moskau), Zürich (Palais X-Tra, Rote Fabrik), Wien (Soulsugar, Meierei, Flex), Antwerpen (Cafc? d?Anvers)...

DJ’ed with :
4Hero, Quantic, Phil Asher, Joe Claussell, Charlie Dark, Dj Shadow, K&D, Jazzanova, Keb Darge, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kemistry & Storm, Mad Mats, Mr. Scruff, Nicolette, Gilles Peterson, Peshay, Rockers Hifi, Roni Size, Rainer Truby ...


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