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Caroline Lacaze - En Route
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Caroline Lacaze

En Route


Released: 22nd April 2013 | 12 track blue-eyed soul album

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

The 'swinging mademoiselle' released a string of successful 45s on renowned labels such as Mocambo, Tramp Records and Legère 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' by Mocambo Productions, who 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 is available on Mocambo vinyl and Legère 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 Magazine, UK
"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"
Imran Mirza, The Blue-in-Green-Blog
"A talent that is undeniable"
Colorising, Blog
"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, Chicago, USA
"Caroline Lacaze records French retro soul that's crunchy, deep, funky and growingly addictive!"
Julien Lakshmanan, Paris DJs
"Super cool release from the Mocambo lads. Loving their trademark heavy heavy grooves nicely topped with those so slinky tones from the French talent that is Caroline Lacaze."
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC 6MUSIC
"Funk? Soul? Mod? Hard to categorize, but simply amazing what Miss Lacaze and the Mocambos deliver with `En Route´."
Tobias Kirmayer, Tramp Records
"Solid french pop with an attitude - made in Germany! Caroline Lacaze's voice switches easy from heavy sixties-tingend psyche soul to uptempo yéyé sound. Backed by the Mocambos under their new moniker Mocambo Electric Sound Orchestra nothing can go wrong. Their sample-friendly pounding drumsound is pure delight! Love it!"
Oliver Korthals, Mojo Club