Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cults x Menahan Street Band - "Go Outside" (Remix)

In essence, Menahan Street Band is a collective ensemble Super-Group of El Michels Affair, Budos Band, Dap-Kings [Sharon Jones], Antibalas, Charles Bradley, and "Mark Ronson;" All concurrently active under Daptone Records... an indie Funk-Soul label, established by Gabriel Roth & Neal Sugarman in 2001 (Brooklyn).
Backed by a string of 7" singles, Menahan Street Band released their full-length debut -- Make the Road By Walking -- in Fall 2008. Of that record's 10 contained tracks, 3+ were soon thereafter sampled by artists like Jay-Z, KiD CuDi, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Curren$y... Flipping "Make the Road By Walking," "The Traitor," and "Tired of Fighting" - respectively.

"Menahan Street Band make a grandiose return with their latest release. Led by a hypnotic, haunted ukulele and intersected by thick, sorrowful hornlines - "The Crossing," a dark, powerful slab of Down-Tempo Soul conjures moods both reflective and triumphant... A loose, languid swing eases you into the warm, tropical vibe of "Every Day a Dream." Punctured by swirling organ and reinforced by the steady breeze of the rhythm section, this song develops into the soundtrack for summer cocktails and easy livin.'"

- Daptone Records 45 (July 2011)

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