Joel Sarakula

Joel Sarakula

Joel Sarakula

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Elegant and exquisite soul pop. The Australian presents his album ‘Companionship’, a delicious proposal between soft rock and soul with reminiscences of George Duke or Steely Dan. A sophisticated sound, careful, with vintage echoes. In “Companionship,” Joel Sarakula, a prolific writer, producer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist, finally unleashes his chillier claims. His love of all things vintage translates into a devotion to analog synthesizers that is sometimes reminiscent of 1970s pioneers Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, and George Duke, as well as contemporary artists like Thundercat and his labelmates. Young Gun Silver Fox. Born in Sydney and living in Las Palmas, Sarakula writes, produces and sings soul-pop contemplating her tinted world of the 60s and 70s through his vintage glasses.

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JOEL SARAKULA Work for Love

JOEL SARAKULA – Sunshine Makes Me

JOEL SARAKULA Parisian Woman

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London Afrobeat Collective

London Afrobeat Collective

London Afrobeat Collective

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Having been at the forefront of London’s live music circuit and drawing a slew of international reserves following their self-titled London Afrobeat Collective debut, the 10-piece collective set out to encapsulate the energy generated during their live performances, combining this with a newly evolved songwriting ability and refined musical prowess.

The result was the band’s 2015 album “Food Chain” and arguably the band’s best work to date, keeping true to the original principles of the Afrobeat movement and paving the way for its future as a unique and exciting genre to be. heard and enjoyed around the world.

“Food Chain” was widely praised in the media, earning applause from Jazz and BBC Radio 2 superstar DJ Jamie Cullum, who described LAC as an “incredible live band”. The album was also championed by BBC 6 Music, being performed by DJ Huey Morgan, Tom Ravenscroft and frequent support from Craig Charles on his super popular Funk & Soul show (LAC having supported Craig on tour previously). Produced by Leon Brichard (Ibibio Sound Machine, Plan B, Fela! Musical) with graphic design by prolific artist Ben Hito (George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic) “Food Chain” is an album of hymn songs with socially conscious lyrics, laid out to bold brass lines and hypnotic dance grooves. Its effect led the Sunday Times to describe it as “a good new album”, with the London Evening Standard applauding LAC as “a great festival band”.

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LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE
Power to the Women

LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE
Live at Rock City
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LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE
Tolembi

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The Bamboos

The Bamboos

The Bamboos

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The Bamboos are undoubted pioneers of Funk & Soul in Australia and their 10th studio album Hard Up is a consolidation of their now 21 years of hard graft in getting Australian Soul music accepted worldwide. Their impact on what would become the now world-famous Melbourne Soul scene is undeniable, blazing a path and inspiring so many to play, record and explore new ideas in Soul, Funk, Jazz and Beats.

The band was formed in 2000 by guitarist / producer / songwriter Lance Ferguson and they were joined by their one of a kind lead vocalist Kylie Auldist in 2007. International attention came quickly and they were the first Australian Funk & Soul act to be signed to an overseas label and then the first to tour the UK and Europe.

They soon evolved from their Deep Funk roots into a more complex blend of modern songwriting with classic soul arrangements, appealing to both purist fans of the genre as much as casual music fans by focusing on what’s important: songwriting, groove and powerful vocals. Along they have blown away audiences everywhere from London to Tokyo to playing in front of 15,000 at Womadelaide.

The list of guest vocalists that have collaborated with the band is testament to the respect they garner with their albums having featured the likes of Aloe Blacc, Durand Jones, Daniel Merriweather, Lyrics Born, Alice Russell and Joey Dosik.

The band has become a staple for soul DJ’s worldwide, particularly Craig Charles on his BBC2 and 6Music radio shows and mix albums. The combination of Lance Ferguson’s guitar and Kylie Auldist’s vocals became familiar to millions in the 2016 global hit “This Girl” by Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners.

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THE BAMBOOS If Not Now (Then When) feat. Durand Jones

THE BAMBOOS Lit Up

THE BAMBOOS Ride On Time

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Afro Social Club

Afro Social Club

Afro Social Club

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Afro Social Club es un colectivo de músicos residentes en Burdeos (Francia), de influencias diversas, que deciden reunirse en torno al afrobeat, estilo musical creado en Nigeria a finalesde los años 60 por Fela Kuti. La música de Afro Social Club mantiene el espíritu danzante del afrobeat más puro pero también orienta su sonido hacia otras tendencias como el highlife, el jazz o la música etíope. Con un directo lleno de energía, el grupo se propone llevar al público al estado de trance característico del afrobeat a través de la música instrumental. En 2014, Afro Social Club editó su primerLP, “Sittin’ on a bomb” tras varios añosde convergencia musical entre 9 musicos apasionados por explorar las posibilidades del afrobeat, música que hace mover el cuerpo y viajar el espíritu.

La banda ha colaborado con numerosos artistas a lo largo de su trayectoria, como Oghene Kologbo (guitarrista de Fela Kuti & Africa 70) Muyiwa Kunnuji (trompetista de Fela Kuti & Egypt 80, Seun Kuti…), Cheikh Sow (músico senegalés), o Issouf Sanou (flautista mandinga).

Tras más de 200 conciertos en Francia, España, Alemania, Bélgica e Italia, Afro Social Club presenta “Stuck in the Storm”, un album de composiciones instrumentales rebuscando en losnuevos caminos del afrobeat. Un disco autoproducido, financiado por el grupo y por una gran comunidad de fans que, gracias a un crowdfunding, han ayudado a Afro Social Club a preparar éste disco. El LP está disponible en versión digital, en CD y en vinilo. Ha sido grabado en el estudio del Château La Grave, en Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux por Bruno Ménager. “Stuck in the storm” reune cinco nuevos temas compuestos por Afro Social Club, instrumentales y con la duración que exige un estilo como el afrobeat.

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AFRO SOCIAL CLUB The Cast

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The Lehmanns Brothers

The Lehmanns Brothers

The Lehmanns Brothers

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The Lehmanns Brothers put the audience on their feet at every concert with their sexy sound! Its rhythms combine jazz chords along with elements of Hip-Hop, Un-Soul and House.
The Lehmanns Brothers are an excellent example of contemporary Jazz. Jazz, Funk and Afrobeat performance can be mixed. The likes of James Brown, Jamiroquai, The Roots, they are the influences behind this unique sound, with an explosive rhythm and incredible vocals.
Afropunk’s T. McLenden says “LB is sure to bring some live light to your speakers and a killer bass line for your dance shoes.” Their concerts are exciting, full of joy and positive energy.

IT’S TIME TO FUNK!

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THE LEHMANNS BROTHERS /  Not That Crazy (Live Session)

THE LEHMANNS BROTHERS /  Be OK

THE LEHMANNS BROTHERS /  Simply Dancing @ Le Temps Machine

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