SORCERESS (formerly known as Funkommunity) is a 5-piece band from New Zealand. Their 2011 debut album Chequered Thoughts received worldwide acclaim and saw the band tour Europe and Japan the following year. Fast forward to 2014, and the band announced a new name: SORCERESS and a new studio album: DOSE.
While previous works were influenced by J Dilla-inspired future soul and R&B, the new album sees their sound evolve, fusing elements of Deep Electronic Soul, Afrobeat, and Dance Music. DOSE retains their distinctive sonic texture, but also projects more movement while going deeper into the source of the music. Experienced in headphones or a club/festival context, Sorceress traverses the boundaries between audio intimacy and the bass driven rhythms of the dancefloor.
The creative duo at the core of Sorceress is producer/band leader Isaac Aesili and vocalist Rachel Fraser. Isaac Aesili’s production provides a diverse and sonically rich soundscape from which the charismatic vocals of Rachel Fraser weave through both light and dark lyrical themes. Crafted over the period of a year, the album includes collaboration with Sorceress’ guitarist Daniel Ryland. Other musicians involved in the sessions include fellow Kiwis Julien Dyne, Marika Hodgson, Tom Broome, Jonathan Crayford, Steph Brown and Cam Allen.
Released 26th May: CD/Digitally
Filed under: Dance, Soul, Sorceress
January 16, 2014 • 2:36 am
As a follow up to the release of Osunlade’s Camera Shy Remix package, they offer you the second single taken from the album A Man With No Past Originating The Future.
Filed under: Dance, House, Atjazz, Osunlade
December 10, 2013 • 9:28 am
In 2003, the now proven Dynamic Duo teamed up to write & produce the classic version – Soul Fuzion Featuring Vee “I Got Rhythm”. Now Kenny Dope puts a new spin on the classic and brings you this 10 Year Anniversary Remix featuring Raheem Devaughn’s original DEMO vocals recorded in 2003.
Released 10th December 13
Buy now: www.traxsource.com/10th-anniversary-remixes
Filed under: Dance, House, Kenny Dope, Raheem DeVaughn
October 28, 2013 • 12:37 pm
Following on from six volumes, a detour to Brooklyn and a cut-up megamix – all as collected in a special 8-CD boxset – Mr Bongo’s famed Brazilian Beats compilation series finally returns.
Brazilian Beats 7 continues to shine a light on the country’s wealthy musical heritage, both past and present, while acting as an honest guide for listeners seeking exciting and different musical pastures.
Volume 7 collects 20 tracks, spanning a range of styles and scenes from the more obvious to the weirder and lesser-known gems to be found throughout Brazil.
Buy now: itunes.apple.com/brazilian-beats-7
Released by: Mr Bongo
Release date: 28 October 2013
Filed under: Dance, World, Brazilian Beats, Mr Bongo
October 15, 2013 • 3:36 am
Dimitri from Paris got the opportunity to officially remix this classic song to coincide with the release of a new Donny Hathaway box set.
Filed under: Dance, Soul, Dimitri From Paris, Donny Hathaway