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Various Artists - Record Kicks 15th
CD Album
£13.99
Vinyl LP
£23.99
Out 18th May 2018

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Various Artists

Record Kicks 15th

Record Kicks

Expected: 18th May 2018 | 15 track funk album

Record Kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles. Available in ltd edition double clear vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

Side by side with similar outfits like Daptone, Truth And Soul, Freestyle or Timmion, under its motto The explosive sound from Today's scene Milan-based independent label Record Kicks has been pitching the contemporary funk & soul scene since day one. With over 200 releases under the belt, RK has released bands from all over the globe and earnedthe support of VIP fans such as Kenny Dope, Jamie Cullum, Craig Charles and not least Jay-Z, thanks to which the label has recently received a Grammy nomination for HOV's use of Hannah Williams' Late Nights And Heartbreak as backdrop for his 4:44. The new instalment Record Kicks 15th coming out next May 18th on double clear LP, CD and digital download, celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new tracks and the very best of its roster.

The album kicks off with RK's latest and youngest signing: from Chicago, heavily inspired by The Impressions and Leroy Hutson, we are proud to present you The Devonns with their super soulful debut single Come Back, an appetizer of their debut full length expected to land on RK next autumn. Another new signing to the label is Men Of North Country's (Acid Jazz Records) side project The Faithful Brothers, here with their new single One More Time. Other exclusive tracks of the comp are This Strange Effect, a coverup of The Hooverphonic's single from 1998 brought to you by Dutch northern soul disciples The Tibbs, Love You Back from Detroit deep funk outfit Third Coast Kings, The Sort by the Buenos Aires mod reggae kings The Crabs Corporation, Top Dog by British funk combo The Hook & Slingers and straight from Down Under You Don't Know Me by the always great Dojo Cuts.

Along with these new exclusive cuts, dig on some label's news singles and heavyweight classics such as Dj Shadow's This Time taken from Baby Charles debut LP, Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can by James Brown's original funk diva Martha High feat Japanese funk ambassadors Osaka Monaurail, Psycheground the brand new afro-funk single by Calibro 35 and then Portuguese TNT Dynamite Marta Ren & The Groovelvets, Toronto soul queen Tanika Charles, UK funk ambassadors The New Mastersounds, The Diplomats of Solid Sound and the already mentioned Late Nights & Heartbreak by Hannah Williams & The Affirmations.

"If you are wondering why there has been a renewed interest in soul & funk over the past few years, then RK has to take some of the credit!"
Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
"One of the best and most consistent labels on the 'Deep Funk' scene. So many great and important releases!"
Dj Snowboy, Blues & Soul Magazine
"Lovin this label"
Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
"In a sorry musical world where weekly I subject my poor ears to the latest tawdry releases, it's always a treat to spot a 45 from Record Kicks. Not only something I might like, Something I know I will"
Mark Lamarr, MTV / BBC Radio 2