The Pepper Pots: We Must Fight
The Pepper Pots will release their new record "We Must Fight" on the back of 10 years and 6 albums, world tours that have taken in the United States, Japan, the UK, France, Russia and Germany and collaborations with some of the most important artists in the recent history of Soul music (Binky Griptite, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed) as well as the past (the Impressions, Maxine Brown). These 10 years have seen the band's approach to Old School Soul mature into this, their best album so far, representing a leap forward for both the songs and the sound of the group.
"We Must Fight" is a record that signals a number of changes. The first noticeable one is in the vocals, with the group for the first time employing two voices, those of Adriana Prunell and Aya Sima, who build up layers of emotion throughout the album, reaching the highest peaks. They are helped by some of the most personal lyrics that the group has written, inspired by the social issues around us today and the need for change, while still reaching out for fun, vitality and also love, the other great inspiration behind the record.
Angelo Tinsley first time on 7inch vinyl
“Get Down With Me” by Angelo Tinsley is the fourth release in the series of boogie and modern soul vinyl re-issues on Légère Recordings.
Standing out as a unique piece of groovy disco funk “Get Down With Me” Angelo Tinsley, originally from Cleveland/ Ohio is still proud of his work today: „I learned the keyboard by being passionate about a variety of sounds and wanting to play dance music. I also learned to record by trial and error. The hourly studio fee was paid out of my own pocket, listened to what I came up with, and the result got better over time. When I worked on „Get Down With Me“ there were no other individuals associated with the recording. I used a Casio toy drum machine and a Roland SH-101 synthesizer that my dad bought. He gave me 300 Dollars in one Dollar bills he earned from his street hustling numbers racket and I bought the synthesizer from a childhood friend I knew from piano school. The entire song was finished in two hours, adding some extra keyboards laying around the studio.”
“Get Down With Me” originally appeared on the local Starstream Records from Cleveland/Ohio in 1982 as part of a compilation album called “WDMT - Sounds Of Our Streets”. “The song was more attitude for me than music. I needed to express my ‘party right now’ attitude ...!” Angelo Tinsley adds. And that is exactly the attitude this tune carries to the present day. So let’ s get your party started and get down with Angelo Tinsley.
Mzuzu spins what we love in disco, funk, boogie and soul at our bi-monthly Club Légére @ Good Old Days around the corner of our office in Hamburg:
20.12.13 Hamburg, Good Old Days (special guest: DJ Poly Rhythm)
14.02.14 Hamburg, Good Old Days (special guest: Mr. Mellow)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones
Newcastle's finest get ready to release their new album "Rejuiced Phat Shale":
16.02.14 Newcastle (UK), Hoochie Coochie (Album release party)
The Mighty Mocambos live
The Mighty Mocambos play a few live shows this autumn:
20.11.13 Strasbourg (F), Mudd Club
21.11.13 Marseille (F), Tghten Up! Festival (with Afrika Bambaataa)
22.11.13 Dijon (F), La Péniche Cancale
23.11.13 Köln, Bainton
Mr. Mellow DJ-sets
Légère/Lounge owner & Tikka man Mr. Mellow carries a bag of funky vinyl goodies along to these DJ dates:
31.12.13 Hamburg, Nachtasyl @ Thalia Theater (with Mothertune)
31.01.14 Hannover, Cumberlandsche Galerie
14.02.14 Hamburg, Good Old Days
16.02.14 Newcastle (UK), Hoochie Coochie (Nick Pride & The Pimptones Release Party)
Hot Border Special live
Hot Border Special tighten up for their album release with hot afro-psych-funk totally live:
16.10.13 London (UK), Floridita