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The Cactus Channel
Pepper Snake/The Dap
Hope Street Recordings
Released: 11th April 2011 | 2 track funk single
Hear that sound? Raw, loose and nasty funk recorded straight to analog tape. It's just like the old days, but so new it's sporting a badass teenage moustache. The Cactus Channel are a ten piece funk orchestra straight out of Princes Hill High School in inner city Melbourne. With an average age of seventeen, these kids are burning down original funk breaks and breaking down funk originals with their soulful horn driven style and an uncanny musical sensibility rarely found in the digital era. The Cactus Channel hit you with a hard funk groove to rival the likes of James Brown or The Meters and you find you just can't stop moving. But what's that? They're still high school?! With a musical maturity beyond their years you know that this 10 piece collective will go far. And that they'll get a whole lotta rumps shaking along the way DJ Manchild (PBS 106.7 'The Breakdown'). The Cactus Channel are a fantastic young teenage funk band. They have managed to capture the fun and looseness of what funk truly means. They are right up there with the great Melbourne funk scene. They have a great future ahead of them. Playing with jazz sensibilities and a funky feeling these kids truly belong on the BIG stage!!! Chris Gil (Northside Records, RRR 102.7).