Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown ( pronounced “ee-KAY-bay”) have just released their debut album on Ubiquity Records recently, the vinyl version drops this week. This Brooklyn-based outfit recorded the album at Tommy Brenneck's Dunham Records studio (Menahan st band/Charles Bradley) and and also Killion Studio out in LA, home to the band Orgone. Check these cats out, they are funky as. Afro-funky.

"Most of the rhythm section met at Bard College, and the band rounded-out and officially formed when everyone settled in Brooklyn in 2008. From there, Ikebe has emerged as a compelling voice on the progressive local scene. After a run of dates around NYC, the band recorded their debut 7” single and the EP, Hard Steppin’, which was released on Colemine Records in 2009, receiving high praise from critics and fans alike.

The group was invited to record at Dunham Studios with producer Tom Brenneck and at Killion Sound in Los Angeles, home of engineer Sergio Rios of fellow Ubiquity act, Orgone. “The studios share a lot of similarities — the tracks were all cut live to tape with minimal use of headphones and overdubs. This basic approach allowed us to dig in and really focus on getting dynamic performances,” bass player Vince Chiarito explains. (from the band's website)

“A must have nugget for fans of Fela Kuti/Africa70, The JB’s, or Antibalas.” –

“The horns…are so deadly” –

Listen to the album previews at Ubiquity's site.

Ikebe Shakedown - "Tujunga" by Ubiquity Records

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