Sietepulgadas (seven-inch) is a collective bringing together some fo the best musicians for the ever-growing Spanish soul/funk scene. When you mix them up, you get combos that have brought us material all with a distinct flavor, but that are always on the good side of funk. This disc is a compilation of their first five references by five different groups (Límite 45, The Beignets, Octopus, Shulte and The Gigoletto Brass Band) with two tracks by each.
The two tracks by Límite 45 could be the soundtrack of a police thriller set in San Francisco in the 70s. Persecution funk, and mysterious corners reminiscent Shifrin and the best soundtracks of the genre. And of course, the priceless flute is courtesy of Chip Wickham.
The Beignets have recorded two great tracks full of groove, headed by the voice and guitar of Edu Bighands. J.K. Toole’s New Orleans vision of is rich like the music of Dr. John, Snooks Eaglin and The Meters. Just like this city’s typical dessert, the Beignet, it’s solid and strong, but at the same time subtle and delicate.
Formed by musicans from bands like Speak Low, Mamafunko and Vetusta Morla, Octopus goes from a neighborhood soundtrack sound to the explosive mix of latin-funk-jazz. They sound like Blaxploitation, Ennio Morricone, and Bernard Hermann, among thers. Two tracks that go straight to the groovadélica backbone to make your feet move.
Shulte, the more soulful side of Sietepulgadas, is reminiscente of soul classics like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers and Susan Tedeschi, but with a Folk aftertaste, like Terry Callier. This is the feminine touch of the album, featuring María Sánchez on vocals and Wurlizter.
Courtesy of Muchachito Bombo Infierno, we present their spectacular brass section: The Gigoletto Brass Band, who presents a single that sounds like Africa and the Carribean from the most urbano of Black music. One one side, there’s a Boogaloo with with the classic base: piano, bass, conga and timbale accompanied by a compact trumpet section, and on the other side, a foray into wild Africa with urban afrobeat.
More info: Sietepulgadas is a music production company formed by Josué García, Jose "Funko", Victor Frutos and Martín García. Its main activity is writing and producing music for audiovisual projects and production for artists.
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