Sweet little slice of heavy funk today from The Grand Scheme featuring Aloe Blacc, a track that was made for you to get up and dance. This track was created after a past European tour (as well as a crazy lady experience by saxophone player Randal Fisher on a bus in L.A.) with Aloe Blacc. After playing so many shows together and getting their game tight as hell, the track was also inspired by a Soul Train dance line break in their live shows where the band would encourage audience members to come up and strut their stuff. They recorded the damn thang and it sat in the vaults for a while until now. This four-minute version of the live track is exactly what you would expect. Super funky, think mid-’70’s blaxploitation guitars meets early disco-funk drums and vocals, it’s a bus ride you need to be on. Plenty of EWF type horns and a groove that indeed makes the body move, The Grand Scheme grind it hard on this track. The chorus of “Hold On To Your Bag” will get stuck in your head after one play. The entire record is tight as hell and Fisher’s sax solos just blaze throughout. Don’t let go of this, please! The flip, “The Scheme Theme” is a slow burner of a cinematic soul instrumental if we ever saw one. Slow and low, light one up for this side for sure. Shout out to Aloe Blacc for the dope vocals on the A, the boys keep it moving on the B-Side as well. Listen to both sides and order after the stream.
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