Friday, October 30, 2015

Shakedown City Rattles n' Rolls in Studio 5!

Shakedown City tore the roof off the motha’ sucka this week in Studio 5, constructing sultry smooth vibes as palpable as the fruit from the Forbidden Tree. Beastly blues fuse with prevalent soul to present a sound that’s equally as relaxing and Uptown-cafe worthy as it is ultra funky and irreversibly in your face.

These cats know how to execute a groove - drummer Tim Schmidt’s punchy syncopation prevents any potential attention from wandering, while Chris Porto’s constant bass-bob provides a resurfacing pop amidst the rhythmic madness. Faye Lewis’ heavenly melody is nothing short of assertion at its finest; she’s tired of men telling her what’s best for her, and she’s something much less than shy when it comes to presenting this message in the funkiest fashion imaginable. Meanwhile, brothers Michael and Tamir Nolley brought out the best that brass has to offer, blasting an armada of sexy sax and trombone infused noise over the delicate funk-fury of guitarist Matt Hughes. Sifting enigmatically through the mix is key tapper Mitch Pucik. Together, these cats conceive an infused funk-soul blast with power comparable to the love child of Mike Tyson and a hydrogen bomb. 

Their upcoming album, (currently nameless), is due for an early 2016 release. Get stoked, young folks.

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(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

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-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette

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