Up today we have a band that is new to FleaMarket Funk, but not new to the Northwest music circuit. The Dip, an eight piece outfit featuring members of Beat Connection and Tom Eddy Band are currently repping Seattle soul music lovely. For the last three years they have taken it from house parties to big festival stages, cultivating their own brand of soul music. Opening up for such notables as Dirty Dozen Brass Band while also headlining big events themselves, the name The Dip has been raising eyebrows and packing dance floors throughout Washington. Now ready to get on the road this summer throughout the West Coast, the Won’t Be Coming Back EP is a great introduction to the band if their sounds are new to your ears. Schooled jazz musicians who can lock in a groove that’s tighter than a mosquito’s tweeter, this cinematic funky soul is a sound that not every one can pull off. The Dip, pull it off without a hitch. The self titles track, “Won’t Be Coming Back” at first listen, might not be associated with sounds out of the Pacific Northwest. The sound is reminiscent of sounds that flow out of the Daptone or Menahan Street camp, but with a a slightly laid back West Coast vibe to it. With The Honeynut Horns in full swing, this track walks with a bop, and you get a feel of just how saucy the band really is. Their name, The Dip, is very fitting. The remaining three cuts, “B.T.”, a slightly jazzy, funky walk in the park, “Chanterelle”, a horny (pun intended) head nodder, and “Stone Dust” a late ’60’s down South feeling track with a killer bass line, are all exceptional. It’s evident that these cats love to make music, and good soul music that never goes out of style.
With three releases under their belt and this new EP ready to drop very soon, The Dip are ready to spread the love of their sound around starting in May.
Check out a track from their new EP below:
The Dip: “Won’t Be Coming Back”
More info on the band on their facebook and soundcloud pages.
Order their music here.