Keb Darge Presents… 2001

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.

BBC

“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)

Big Daddy Magazine

“LP OF THE MONTH: A benchmark release for UK funk”

DJ Snowboy

“the best modern funk recordings I've heard”

James Trouble

“F***ing Genius, Truely progressive deepfunk”

Nik Weston

“The funkiest 12 ever. Seek, buy and watch your floor explode”


  1. Nervous
  2. Drop It Down
  3. G.T. (new version)
  4. Turn This Thing Around
  5. Miracles
  6. Python
  7. Hot Dog
  8. Stay on the Groove
  9. So Many Pies
  10. Coffee Providers
  11. The Rooster
  12. Bondo Sama
  13. One Note Brown (new version)
  14. It’s Alright Now

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CDs / LPs

Shake It

(2019)

The Nashville Session 2

(2018)

Renewable Energy

(2018)

The Nashville Session

(2016)

Made For Pleasure

(2015)

Therapy

(2014)

The Hamburg Session

(2014)

Out On The Faultline

(2012)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds Vol. 2

(2012)

Breaks from the Border

(2011)

Ten Years On

(2009)

Live in San Francisco

(2009)

Plug & Play

(2008)

Re::Mixed

(2007)

An Introduction to The New Mastersounds

(2007)

102%

(2007)

Live at La Cova

(2006)

This Is What We Do

(2005)

Be Yourself

(2003)

Keb Darge Presents…

(2001)

Singles

Kings & Queens (digital single)

(2019)

Let’s Go Back (digital single)

(2019)

Shake It 7”

(2019)

Yo Momma b/w You Mess Me Up

(2011)

San Frantico b/w Chocolate Chip (feat. Chip Wickham)

(2008)

King Comforter b/w All We Can Do

(2007)

Hole in the Bag b/w Hole in the Bag (Drawbar Remix)

(2007)

Thirty Three b/w Talk is Cheap

(2005)

Give Me a Minute part one b/w part two

(2004)

Butter Fo Yo Popcorn b/w Vandenberg Suite

(2004)

Baby Bounce b/w The Minx

(2003)

Your Love is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae b/w This Ain’t Work

(2002)

Nervous b/w bonus beats

(2002)

So Much Better b/w Better off Dead

(2001)

Get Back b/w Can’t Hold Me Down

(2001)

Nervous b/w Turn This Thing Around

(2000)

It’s All Right Now b/w instrumental version

(2000)

Hot Dog b/w Drop it Down

(2000)

One Note Brown b/w Burnt Back

(1999)

Taurus b/w Ode to Bobbie Gentry

(1999)

Fire b/w Foxy Lady

(1999)