Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Orgone's Gone Funky

I was originally introduced to North Hollywood's Orgone by being a huge fan of Danny Krivit and checking out his remix of Orgone's cover version of "Funky Nassau". Even though I would say that I'm probably a bigger fan of the original 1974 version released by The Beginning of the End, Orgone's version does provide it's own interesting take on the classic track. With a more laid back and funked out approach combined by female vocals, this nine piece group successfully put their imprint funk sound on the song, producing a solid cover song that sits nicely in the mix with their original material. After hearing this track, I checked out their 2007 debut LP The Killion Floor and found that they had a lot more to offer with a collection of well written and produced '70's funk and latin influenced original cuts, including stand out tracks like "It's What You Do", "Hambone", "Dialed Up", and another cover, this time of George McCrae's 1974 classic "I Get Lifted". Overall, I was very happy to discover this new group that know's how to truly produce that classic vintage '70's funk sound that makes you want to get on the floor and let loose. If your a fan of artists like Sly & the Family Stone, War, Fela Kuti, and The Beginning of The End, as well as newer groups like Escort, The Million Dollar Orchestra, I would recommend checking out Orgone's The Killion Floor.

Orgone - Funky Nassau (Danny Krivit Remix)
Orgone - Dialed Up

PS - Check out Orgone Tonight @ Nectar. I(TJ Gorton) open the show with my usual cosmic disco/italo/funk set at 8pm, some come early .They are also doing an in studio performance on 90.3FM KEXP at 3PM.

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