In The Spotlight

St. Paul Peterson – “You Got 2 Love”

This funk soul brother was discovered in 1983 by his purple highness, Prince,  who hired him as a keyboard player in The Time for the movie “Purple Rain” when he was just 17 years young. Apart from Prince, he’s worked with legends such as George Benson, Peter Frampton and Oleta Adams. He’s also part of the bands fDeluxe and The Mpls Funk All Stars, celebrating the famous Minneapolis sound.

With a 70s wah wah guitar tickling your funky bone, his new solo single starts as it means to go on – as an uplifting tribute to those vintage funkadelic vibes. Deeply doused in purple hues, the foot-tappin’ bouncy rhythm is catchy, the groovy synths are invigorating and the sprightly guitars are electrifying, elevating this spicy and steamy tune to an aromatic, funkalicious jam you just got 2 love.

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In The Spotlight

Tristan – “I Left My Jacket In The Van”

With ground-breaking arrangements giving their 70s-styled acid-jazz sound a contemporary twist, this Dutch quintet has found the perfect aural balance. Influenced by bands like Tower Of Power and Incognito, they use classic analog instrumentation, as well as up-to-date synths to add an energetic freshness to the warmth of the 70s vibes. They debuted with their album “Full Power” in 2014.

Taken from their upcoming fifth album “The Spice Of Five”, to be released on April 5th, their new single is an exhilarating fusion of acid jazz, soul and funk. Instantly kicking off with a lively, pulsating funky rhythm and vintage Hammond organ, it’s Evelyn Kallansee’s soul-dipped vocals singing the cheeky lyrics and the Manhattan Transfer-like harmonies which put the fun in funkalicious.

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