London 2016, the rebirth of underground Soulful Disco keeps unfolding with more power than ever before, and Los Charly’s Orchestra stay firm and loyal to their authenticity after almost a decade its beginning.
LCO gets together with old friend, lead singer, vocal arranger Andre Espeut in order to produce their latest Soulful-Disco conveyor which is due to drop on the online shops as well as record stores under the name of “Sunshine” beginning of June.
Following the Earth Wind & Fire vibe from LCO’s previous single: “All Around The World” and also paying tribute to Disco/Soul legend: Maurice White who unfortunately joined the list of “departed music legends” quite recently, here it comes this brand new release.
Containing three versions: Vocal, Instrumental, plus a “Deep Disco Rework” locking us into a kinda “Donald Byrd meets The Detroit Experiment / Blaxplotation / Metro Area” fusion, which is even difficult to categorize but quite interesting to listen at!
Vocals: Andre Espeut
Keys: Milt Mavrakakis
Guitar: Raphael Dephino
Bass: Matheus Nova
Drums: Juan Laya
Percussion: Alejandro Martinez
Strings: Mr Martin Smith
Horns: Eikel Venegas
Production: Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
Manga Electrika is the newest outfit of Bulgarian-born, Bali-based keyboardist, DJ and producer Martin Denev.
After the glam space funk of his previous project Audio Flirt, also released on Imagenes Recordings, here Martin delivers a solid blend of disco, boogie and house full of sparkling, sumptuous synths. Backed up by the powerful soulful vocals of Bertha and the sensual husky flow of Özlem Esen, Martin moves slickly in the realm of original production, throwing in some toasty analogue Moogs and ’80 synthesizers, spiced up by jazz-funk chord progressions.
With two remixes by some of the masters in the genre – Pete Herbert’s dancefloor friendly take on “Don Believe (Everything You Think)” and the signature future boogie bounce of Opolopo on “Bring That Summer Back”, Manga Electrika Vol.1 is a serious contender for some proper feel good times extravaganza!
Track 1 Don’t Believe (Everything You Say) Original Version
Track 2 Bring That Summer Back Original Version
Track 3 Bakabon
Track 4 Don’t Believe (Everything You Say) Pete Herbert Remix
Track 5 Bring That Summer Back (Opolopo Remix)
The mighty Pete Herbert works his magic once again on a Ron Trent meets 80′s Boogie vibe, delivering a forward thinking remix of the future classic “The Boogie Is Back” originally produced by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel featuring the London based Soul singer Mikie Blak.
Following the success of their previous dancefloor stomper “Groove On” which buzzed all the way through the Euro summer, production duo Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel join UK singer Mikie Blak for a brand new collaboration of Neo Boogie and Soulful vibes.
Cutting through different layers, the surface of this release recalls some of the best exponents of the current scene while still digging deep into the source of the original sound.
Los Charly’s Orchestra meet Opolopo on this supersonic journey of Future Soul & Electronic Boogie. The mighty Xantone Blacq delivers his vocal vibe as we cross into a brand new dimension of sound, groove, and spirit…
Fifth up and hot in a brand new series of phenomenal live artists, up close and personal at The POW. A rare opportunity to catch these huge stars of soul, funk and acid jazz in an intimate 400 capacity deco dance hall. With great sound, wonderful drinks and a fantastic roof terrace smoking area. These tickets will fly, so get yours quickly before they sell out.
Leroy Burgess (Conversion, Logg, Black Ivory) + Los Charly’s Orchestra come together for a unique all Live and full band tour de force of Disco, Latin, Funk ‘ n ‘ Soul.
Imagenes Recordings is proud to present the latest dancefloor Jazz groover of Andre Espeut Quinet.
Its been a few years now years since the first two releases of the Quintet, which has had an incredible response from many radio shows in the Uk and overseas, including Craig Charles, Jazz FM, Patrick Forge between others. This follow up continues the story of an endless amalgamation of Jazz & Blues, which keeps swinging through the musical landscape of today after almost six decades of its origins.
This ain’t how it ends:
A mans journey into brighter things as he talks about the challenges of life, with an optimistic outcome. From Ray Charles to Gregory Porter the influences are well rooted here in this song.
Takes traditional Brazilian styles with finely crafted Jazz compositions and arrangements of Bossa Nova-infused Jazz, perfectly capturing the mood of summer vibes with rich vocals.
Vocals – Andre Espeut
Bass – Matheus Nova & Wun Yen Chan
Drums – Jon Desbruslais & Raphael Dephino
Keys & Organ – Milt Mavrakakis
Piano: Jonathan Idiagbonya
Percussion – Alejandro Martinez & Juan Laya
Horns – Eikel Venegas Hernandes
Sax: Marcelo Andrade
Production – Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel & Andre Espeut.
Cat Nr IMAGENES056
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Vinyl 7” & Digital Download
Release date: 01 Oct 2015 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.