The Basement Boys turn their attention to a new sound with their Elephunk
Label. To introduce the world to their new musical vision, they unveil
a ten track compilation CD of tracks that clearly define the Elephunk
sound. Combining live instrumentation and modern electronics to fuse
elements of jazz, soul, afro-beat, latin, R&B,and funk.
Headlining the compilation is the internationally renowned Fertile Ground,
with their Basement Boys' produced "Live in The Light" the lead single
from the collection. Additional hightlights include "Nocturne" by Klement
Bonelli & Rocchdee and "Tomorrow" by former Sting drummer Vinx, which make
their first CD appearance after receiving both critical and commercial
success as Elephunk 12" singles last year. Vinx also previews his
up-coming full length album with "Taste To Be Aquired".
The UK's Marvin Springer delivers two songs, "Broken Down Soldier" and
"July", which the shine a spotlight on seductive, heartfelt lyrics and
genuinely unique brand of soul -- a sort of cross between Seal and
Richie Havens. Respected vocalist Taja Sevelle brings her sultry voice to
the deep groove of an exclusive unreleased version of "Never Givin'
Up". "Take You Down" by is an irresistible neo-soul number that is both
sexy and super funky. Basement Boy Teddy Douglas goes it solo with "The
Bush", track from his forthcoming album that features thick layers of
percussion and a distinct afro-beat feel. The original Basement Boy's mix
of Belita Woods & Leroy Burgess "Best of Me" rounds out the release,
leaving you dancing about the room, wishing for more and more.
This is Elephunk... welcome to the future sound of cool.