I don’t typically think of England when I’m looking for some funk. I suppose there’s a few bands that have put out some decent things, but it just seems like such an American product (yeah, I know there’s good stuff to be found in multiple African and Asian nations as well). But Euro funk has always left me a bit cold. Maybe this one classes a bit differently because, while the band is from London, it’s primarily composed of people from Jamaica and Guyana. And that island feel does get refracted through a multicultural lens, creating a sound that seems to escape convention. It was about 95 a day ago and it led to me turning a lovely shade of crimson, but sunburns aside, it was just too difficult to resist blasting this and sit out on the balcony for a day.
Echo Bloom – Green (2018)
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