One of our favorite new bands, The M-Tet comes correct with a seven inch from Detroit powerhouse label Funk Night Records. This is the first collaboration between the two forces in funk, a collaboration that if you have listened to their music as well as the music that’s on the label, you’ll easily see why they fit together like puzzle. Funk Night is a well respected indie funk and soul label, and The M-Tet has been making waves in the funk and soul circles for a minute now. Frank Raines knows how to put records out and get them in the hands of the right people. The M-Tet know how to make good music. A match made in heaven. This version of “Express Yourself” is an instrumental explosion of drums, guitar, and organ. Recorded at Lugnut Brand HQ, this soulful strut on a sunny day in California is quite evident from start to finish. This is a track that Charles Wright himself would approve. Can I get a soul clap PLEASE? The flip, “Sweetheart”, is another cover. This time, it’s a Charles Kynard track from the 1970 classic Afro-Disia on Prestige. A slow burner of soul, this organ heavy is funky in its own way. Kynard, adopted years later by the Acid Jazz crowd, would definitely approve of this interpretation of his classic as well. It seems to us that this 45 is a win/ win situation for all parties, including the listener. We know that Charles Wright follows Flea Market Funk, so maybe he will weigh in on the side at some point? While a cosign from the originator is cool, we think that this double sider is out of site on its own. It’s definitely a keeper and a welcome edition to your little record box. Check out both sides below:
The M-Tet “Express Yourself”
The M-Tet: “Sweetheart”
Contact Funk Night Records at firstname.lastname@example.org to grab this future classic.
More info on the M-Tet here.