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The Liberators - Power Struggle
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The Liberators

Power Struggle

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Released: 25th November 2013 | 9 track funk album

Produced by Nate Goldentone aka Nathan Aust (Dojo Cuts, The Liberators) the Australian premier afrofunkjazz combo, The Liberators, are back with the brand new album Power struggle.

Born in an unused factory space in urban Sydney, The Liberators - a compelling 10-piece Afrofunkjazz steamroller - have relentlessly pushed their sound to become leaders in the Australian Afrobeat resurgence. With their second album, Power Struggle, The Liberators have gone deeper and darker into the polyrhythmic, horn-driven realms of Afrobeat, producing eight weighty songs worthy of fueling any revolution. With a maturing mix of jazz, latin, soul and funk, it's obvious the sounds of fracturing world events echo throughout the album.

The Liberators produced Power Struggle in Sydney, recording straight to tape in a no-nonsense, no-overdub fashion, capturing the phenomenal vibe of their live shows. Some of these shows have included a roof destroying performances alongside Mulatu Astake and Craig Charles at Russ Dewbury's legendary Night at the Jazz Rooms. Power Struggle will leave you nodding your head, fist in the air, ready to join the uprising. The Liberators are back, harder and stronger than ever.

"The new Liberators album is peppered with dark, sinister grooves worth of the fiercest dancefloor battles"
Martín Perna, Antibalas NYC
"Tasty Afrobeat and Funk from down under!"
Rolling Stone Magazine DE
"More furious afrocentric instrumental grooves from down under. Best tracks for me are the brass heavy opener Cairo Uprising + Soul Dive.’"
Nik Weston, Mukatsuku Records/GUYNAMUKAT Production/MUKAT Edits
"Echoes of the great Fela Kuti on this solid LP"
Dj Andy Smith, Portishead | The Document
"Bone deep Afro grooves that will appease any God! I'm feeling this one"
Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul Magazine
"Cairo Uprising burst out all the musical power of the band in a world that may remind of Mulatu Astatke. No surprise as The Liberators and the Ethio-jazz father performed together more than once....a tasty LP"
Ozartsetc Magazine (FR)
"Australian afrofunksters The Liberators are back with a splendid anthem in the Budos Band vein"
Paris Djs
"On rotation!"
FIP Radio
"a tight combo who rival the best of the contemporary global underground! … a blast of righteous energy that really puts the group firmly on the map – a bold breakout that really matches the funky rhythms of the bottom"
Dusty Groove Chicago
"Antibalas's Martin Perna and Amayo are big fans, and with good reason: this is top-shelf 21st century Afrobeat, definitely worth your time"
Bill Lupetti, WRIR 97.3 fm