Sunday, 25 November 2012

Amen Brother

Great debut release here from Dublin based label Amen Brother.

Niall Kirk and Pete Cadden started throwing their Amen Brother parties back in 2009. Focussing on psychedelic funk and soul sounds, their parties have a solid reputation for quality and are loved by dance floor darlings and beard strokers alike.  “We’ll throw some psychedelia, James Brown and Hendrix into the mix” says Niall “People like to hear something a bit different”.

Their debut release features 3 lovingly created re-rubs by the Amen Brother Disco Band. ‘Afreeka’ is a peak time percussive groover with hypnotic vocals and a driving afro groove and ‘Gonna Get Some’ offers a more sleazy female lead offering. ‘Rollin' & Sinkin’ is the gem here for me - a rework of ‘Painted Ladies', an Ian Thomas track originally released in 1973, it’s been stuck in my head since it arrived here in the week.

Available at the usual places on vinyl now.

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