Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ikebe Shakedown: "Tame the Beats" from Ikebe Shakedown

This Brooklyn-based large (well, 7-member but sounds much bigger) funk/afrobeat combo does it right... The horns are tight, the rhythm section is right in the pocket... They've recently released their first, a self-titled full-length on Ubiquity Records.

Here's the title song to their 2009 EP, "Hard Steppin":

If you like Budos Band and the Dap-Kings, I recommend you give this a listen... heck, buy it. And spread the word.

Ikebe Shakedown Website

Kudos to Kevin Cole and KEXP. I am consistently discovering high-quality music on their podcasts, including the most recent one: "It's a Beautiful Thing" from June 17.

1 comment:

RandalGraves said...

Great stuff. I wonder how they'd be if they were to add some vocals over these tracks.

Sort of how the Los Angeles afro/funk band called Orgone recently added a great female vocalist. Quickly check out Orgone if you are unaware; one of the most underrated bands going these days in my opinion. Highly recommend this one: