I'm not too sure if the cat is out of the bag yet on Doug Shorts, but it's bound to be. At least for real-deal boogie enthusiasts it will be. This track is undeniably hot. A dear friend and trusted music aficionado sent this to me recently. His mind was blown, as was mine upon first listen. I started to sweat. The production, the groove, the vocals and lyrics...all ten out of ten.
The song has Daptone Records drum tones and foundation, but with big synth soaked dance moves and reverbed out slaps. And behind it all, a man with a voice and story that allows the music to feel so good and sound so true. It turns out Doug is no newcomer to the funk game. He's been writing spicy tunes since the 70's and is now emerging superbly with his new EP Casual Encounter (Daptone.) Get to the nearest high level audio system that you own or know of, and blast this number until you're with the program.
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About the Curator - Matt McCalpin
Musician/Guitarist/Vocalist/Teacher/Songwriter/Producer/Music Collector. Matt McCalpin lives a life committed to music. He was born with a guitar in his lap, and soul in his heart. A funkified odyssey that began with an accomplished education from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, has refined into a relentless amount of music created, stages played, students taught, and friendships formed. Currently Matt lives in Michigan with his wife, daughter, and pup. When not spending time with his family, he is avidly collecting music, performing, recording, and producing the Funk band Medicinal Groove. "Music is the best!"
8 July 2021
The bass line and production on this track are undeniably hot. Mishell Ivon is dropping vocals with some sass here. Bringing a funky, synthy, get up and groove vibe and choice tones all around.
8 July 2021
On the surface this hip little groover is catchy and dancy. But the Wanderlings give you much more than just that. You also get a pungent percussion break equipped with cuíca, and a fierce guitar solo. Accessible, yet tasty.
29 May 2021
This fat, tasty track has a mystic warmth to it. It feels real good.