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Caroline Lacaze - En Route
CD Album
£9.99

Caroline Lacaze

En Route

Legere

Released: 22nd April 2013 | 12 track funk album

The mixture of French singing and raw soul really works by gad. A match made in heaven. (Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul magazine UK)

The French language vocals give it a feel unlike most new funk we've heard lately. Caroline's got a greatly soulful voice (Dusty Groove USA)

What a lovely piece of funk magic - that's how soul in 2013 should sound like. Cool, powerful and with a twist. (Michael Arens, Soultrainonline Germany)

The French vocals provide a refreshing perspective and a nice touch…super-impressive backing. (The Blue-in-Green-Blog)

Absolutely sexy (Felix Steinbild, Soulkombinat Germany)

A talent that is undeniable (Colorising.com)

En Route is the stunning debut album of young soulful French chanteuse Caroline Lacaze. It tells her story as a musical roadtrip.

After performing weekly for several years interpretating chansons in her home country, Caroline moved to Hamburg, Germany, and dedicated herself to write and record her own songs.

The 'swinging mademoiselle' released a string of successful 45s on renowned labels such as Mocambo, Tramp Records and Légère Recordings, appeared on the Mighty Mocambos' album The Future is Here and became a regular feature of the group on the subsequent tour throughout Europe - including support shows for Lee Fields (in Amsterdam's Paradiso and London's Islington Assembly Hall) and a radio live performance at the BBC6 Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.

Caroline Lacaze now steps further into the spotlight with her first full album En Route - in a style that is all her own. The mixture on En Route is eclectic: nonchalant 60s beat, mysterious psych-pop, raucous funk and longing French chanson, all held together by the energetic raw soul sound and the skillful 'mise-en-scene' of the Mocambo Electric Sound Orchestra.

Whether the mood is uplifting (En Route Madame), mysteriously sexy (Minutes D'Insouciance), melancholic (Ici), joyful (Laisse Tomber), sombre (Je Reste) or a shift up a gear from mere retro with a hot-rodded take on the Serge-Gainsbourg-penned Brigitte-Bardot-classic Harley Davidson, Caroline sings it with passion, energy and sincerity that is rarely heard of today. The Mocambo production team provide a musical background with expertise, as they have proven before on their collaborations with the Mighty Mocambos, Gizelle Smith, Kenny Dope, Afrika Bambaataa, The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band and others.

En Route can be seen either as a simple battle cry ('let's go') or as a reflection of life in exile and on the road. Caroline Lacaze's songs capture all the facets of an exciting voyage, the joy and pain of being away from home, leaping straight forward - with an occasional look in the rear-view mirror.

En Route is available on Mocambo vinyl and Légère CD and digital formats.

"“The mixture of French singing and raw soul really works by gad. A match made in heaven.”"
(Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul mag UK
"The French language vocals give it a feel unlike most new funk we've heard lately. Caroline's got a greatly soulful voice"
Dusty Groove, mailorder USA
"„Absolutely sexy“"
Felix Steinbild, Soulkombinat Germany