September 14, 2012 by fleamarketfunk
In the 1970′s, musician Andre Evans was the genius behind Evans Pyramid. A well known session player in Boston, Evans released a string of singles and one unreleased test pressing (that he hand drew the cover for) that never saw the light of day. Evans is no stranger to Funk and Disco, or the music industry for that matter. A prodigy on drums since age 7, he played on Dyke and the Blazers hit “Funky Broadway” at 14 1/2 years old, had a stint with the Delphonics, Isaac Hayes, and Little Anthony and the Imperials among others.
Recording on such indie labels as FUNK, Smokah, Belmont, and SMS, Evans sang and played his way into the hearts many in New England (and later on all over the world because of his in demand 12″s). Dropping such nuggets as “The Dip Drop”, “No, I Won’t”, and “I Want Your Body”, Evans carved his niche in the genre, but then drifted off to obscurity. Or has he? Cultures of Soul has gathered these singles, the test pressing tracks, plus rare singles and bundled them up up in this 12 track release (including the unreleased singles “Sugar”, “Party Like It’s 2001″, and “Where Love Lives”). This compilation is long over due, and the artist even gets a shout out on the latest Gilles Peterson End of the Summer mixtape. Chock full of Boogie and Cosmic Disco treats, Evan Pyramid is another forgotten band you haven’t heard of…until now. Maybe you have, and it’s only been on bootleg 12″s. This has all changed. No more bootlegs. Cultures of Soul does an official, bang up job on the entire release package. From the cover art to the liner notes, COS show how their releases have been consistently dope, and make them a label to watch. The Evans Pyramid release is part of the proof. Their catalog is growing and they are an indie force to be reckoned with.
Buy the Evans Pyramid Record here.
Evans Pyramid – No, I Won’t
Evans Pyramid – The Dip Drop