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Pablo Ojeda’s latest single “Greasy” oozes contemporary Funk appeal

Funk Bassist Pablo Ojeda released their 6-track EP Gotta Move on July 17th. While each of the instrumental tracks is sure to be a hit with any fans of Jazz Funk, the perfect introduction to their almost impossibly smooth style is “Greasy”.

Greasy may seem like a strange choice for a bass-led Jazz Funk mix, but once you’re half-way through, you’ll notice that your consciousness has already been consumed by the mesmeric unpredictable progressions which in true Jazz style, throw time signatures out of the window.

There may be plenty of nostalgia to be found in Greasy, but there’s no disputing that it’s a modernistic soundscape which oozes contemporary Funk appeal. Get it in your ears.

You can check out Pablo Ojeda’s single Greasy for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mike Lenson Band – Gimmie Something Real: A Soulful Attack on Fake News in a Post-Truth World

https://mikelensonband.bandcamp.com/track/gimme-something-real

Mike Lenson Band orchestrated a fierce attack on fake news with their vibrantly absorbing latest single “Gimmie Something Real”.

The powerhouse UK-based quartet allowed the track to offer plenty of funk and groove through their unique genre-crumbling which puts Soul, Jazz and Blues in the same high-octane melting pot.

With organ wails and trombone solos adding plenty of fire to the eclectic instrumental arrangement, the progressions of Gimmie Something Real will leave you even more immersed with every unpredictable turn.

It may not be your usual serving of Soul, but the frustration directed towards the state of our post-truth world is sure to offer plenty of catharsis for anyone who feels the same.

You can stream and download Gimmie Something Real for yourselves via Bandcamp.

To keep up to date with the latest releases and tour dates (when they start happening again) you can connect with Mike Lenson Band via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Death Particle – Atoms: Classical For The Contemporaries

The Death Particle are a Classical music ensemble from Wales, UK, I was always stuck on the opinion that the Manic Street Preachers were the best band to come out of Wales, however now they may have to get behind this conceptually stunning collective of musicians who approach their music in an almost Lynchian fashion.

Their latest single Atoms is one of their more traditionally styled tracks, then there are tracks such as The Laughing Heart which flow with iridescent dramatism. The Laughing Heart is inspired by one of Charles Bukowski’s poems, it will be their last single before their much anticipated release of their debut album Atoms & Bone which is due to be released in early 2018, if that single is anything to go by, I can hardly wait.

Whichever track you go for, whether you’re a fan of Classical styling or not, you’re going to be blown away by their experimental sound in which they dabble in Jazz for a Neo-Jazz crossover to create one of the most stagnantly beautiful sounds I’ve ever had the pleasure of being introduced to.

Check out Atoms & other tracks by The Death Particle via Soundcloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/thedeathparticle