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The New Mastersounds - This Is What We do
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The New Mastersounds

This Is What We do

One Note Records

Released: 18th April 2005 | 12 track neo-soul album
This is the third album from premier UK funk band The New Mastersounds. After the experimentation and jazzier flavours of its predecessor Be Yourself, the new LP is a return to roots, with the band doing what they do best - kicking the funk! The album boasts a mix of fine original compositions and covers (including Donny Hathaway's 'Zambezi' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Ain't No Telling') and percussionist Sam Bell has been brought in on a couple of tracks, spicing up the flavour with that 1960s Willi Bobo latin-boogaloo groove. 'This is What We Do ' will be a surefire hit with all their fans past and present - an impressive list that includes Keb Darge, Kenny Dope, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, DJ Shadow, Snowboy, Quantic, Richard Searling and many more groove-lovers across the globe. 'Needless to say, the album is a full on funk monster, with the hammond taking a greater role in the proceedings. NO VOCALS, just awesome instrumentals....... Stand out tracks, for me, are the latin-tinged Tin Drum, the speed-funk Ain't No Telling (Bob is outstanding on this track!) and Pure......... Who's the Elvis fan ''? F*****G MARVELLOUS!' Stuart Green (The Onion Club) 'My Favourite funk band on the planet? Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz) 'This album is even better than the first two: which we loved!' Fabrice and Stefan (Soul Cookers)'
"...thoroughly authentic soulful jazz-flavoured funk without feeling the need to slavishly reproduce 30-year-old ideas."
Nick Churchil, Bournemouth Echo
"tough 'n' greasy funk"
Now (Toronto)
" This album gives you all the shades of the funk rainbow in shimmering technicolour - their best work yet."
Daddy Bones, Manifesto Magazine