After many years of spearheading the UK’s live funk scene and packing out the best clubs everywhere from London to Mexico City, The New Mastersounds captured the pure energy and excitement of their live show onto this, their debut album release. Dropped by the likes of DJ Shadow, Pete Rock, Cut Chemist, Kenny Dope, Spinna, Keb Darge, Gilles Peterson, Snowboy, Adrian Gibson, and crossing over into the dance scene with their Masters At Work-inspired track ‘Nervous’ and an inspired arrangement of the theme from James Bond, the interest generated on release of this album was huge.
Originally released on Keb Darge’s classic Deep Funk label in 2001, it quickly sold out to funk aficionados everywhere.
“Easily the best of the recent crop of bands for whom samplers are moribund, but valve amps provide the meaning of life. The New Mastersounds have done a fantastic job of getting the frenetic fire of their live shows onto a small silver disc enabling you to frug your heart out in the comfort of your living room. I heartily recommend you do exactly that.” (Greg Boraman)
“LP OF THE MONTH: A benchmark release for UK funk”
“the best modern funk recordings I've heard”
“F***ing Genius, Truely progressive deepfunk”
“The funkiest 12 ever. Seek, buy and watch your floor explode”