Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Record Kicks Ten
Italian label Record Kicks has dropped some gems over the years - probably the most well known of them is the fantastic take from Baby Charles on I bet you look good on the dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys), twisting it into a monster soul shaker. If you're unfamiliar with the label, this is a great place to start.
"After 109 releases of which 90 also on vinyl format, 51 international artists released and over 40,000 7” vinyl pressed, it’s time to celebrate our 10th anniversary! From deep funk to (northern) soul, afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady, what you hold in your hands is a collection of Record Kicks hits filled up with many exclusive contributions that will give you a full spectrum of the sounds we love.
Amongst the exclusive tracks, you’ll find new jazzy instrumental stormers by Detroit deep funk outfit Third Coast Kings, UK funk titans The Baker Brothers and Sydney premier afrobeat combo The Liberators.
Nick Pride & The Pimptones are back with a brand new soul single that anticipates their forthcoming LP expected on RK for the end of the year and last but not least, recorded in Kingston and produced in Buenos Aires by Mario Siperman (Los Fabulous Cadilllac); the brand new single since years by Lee Scratch Perry’s soulful queen Susan Cadogan together with mod reggae kings The Crabs Corporation.
In the collection are also new singles by Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers and Dojo Cuts and label’s evergreens like Nostalgia 77/The New Mastersounds, Gizelle Smith/TM Juke, Lack Of Afro/Kokolo, Baby Charles, just to name a few."