Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Return of the Tropical Gangster

Over the last year, the record label Strut has teamed up with a number of music legends like Dennis Coffey, Ebo Taylor, and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo to release fresh batch of new studio material. The latest notable artist to team up with the London based label to release a new record is legendary disco producer August Darnell, better known as Kid Creole. Darnell made a name for himself during the seventies and eighties producing classic disco releases by group's like Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Cory Daye, Gichy Dan's Beachwood # 9, Aural Exciters, Machine, as well as his own Kid Creole & The Coconuts' releases. Much like Coffey and Taylor, this new studio album, titled I Wake Up Screaming, represents the first new studio album in over a decade. This record was recorded at Darnell's own studio in Sweden and mixed by Brennan Green and Lars Nissen. The new album also features co-compositions and co-productions with Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair. I Wake Up Screaming has all the elements of a classic Kid Creole album with it's funky swagger on tropical groove-oriented music. Fans of Kid Creole will definitely not be disappointed. I highly recommend checking out this release!

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - We're Rockin' Out Tonight

You can purchase Kid Creole & The Coconuts' I Wake Up Screaming by clicking here.

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Gerry Hectic said...

I'm with you on this one Pat, great album for KC fans or not - see reveiw at