It’s Friday and you know we had to pass along some dope music to all of you. To ease you into your weekend in a good way, we’re really feeling Resolution 88’s ‘Out Of Sync” today. Coming off of their third album Revolutions the UK funk fusion collective really get down on their first record that is released on vinyl (recorded straight to multi-track tape as well). Going deep, the outfit combine mid 1970’s Herbie Hancock grooves and notions with golden age hip hop samples (think Pharcyde and ATCQ) and also add in a live string and brass section for their special sound. But we would be remiss if we did not include the warm, butter Fender Rhodes that is also omnipresent throughout. If you need to dig deeper into their sound, they fit easily next to London jazz bands like Yusseff Kamaal and the like. Smooth, future jazz funk for the head. Already known for their silky smooth live shows with artists such as Larry Mizell, The Blackbyrds, Roy Ayers, Snarky Puppy, and more, this record looks to be the one that will get them some attention. “Out Of Sync” is infectious. The off kilter drums (like the drunk Dilla drums he used to program) and mesmerizing saxophone line brings it all together with an absolute force to be reckoned with. The cool thing about this full length is that as we said, it’s the first release in their catalog they are doing on vinyl, so each track really represents fully the vinyl record experience. Whether it be related to the record spinning, the runout groove, record tracking, the actual pitching of the record up or down, samples, beat matching, or even the actual warping of a record, each song is related to one somehow. We find this concept (and the music) to be just great, and it just goes to show you how much they actually respect the vinyl record. Have a listen to two tracks from the upcoming long player below and pre-order after the stream.
Video for “Out Of Sync”
Pre-order the record here, available September 20th on Légère Recordings.