Stro Elliot sets James Brown reimagined album


Album options 10 remixes of basic Brown songs

Celebrating the pioneer of funk James Brown, Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s world catalog firm, has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and member of The Roots, Stro Elliot, to create Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot, out February 4th. The album, consisting of ten remixes of basic James Brown songs, shall be obtainable digitally on DSPs, bodily as an LP on black vinyl, and also will have a transparent vinyl coloration variant obtainable as an e-commerce unique on the Urban Legends website. The first single, “Machine No Make Sex,” is offered now.

Stro Elliot, a producer, and collaborator with a number of GRAMMY-winning artists, spent his childhood taking part in, finding out, and listening to jazz, funk, and soul legends, constructing a rapport with James Brown tracks at an early age. “The ‘Godfather of Soul’ was The Godfather of a lot extra,” says Elliot. “There are genres and sub genres that wouldn’t exist at this time with out him. Whatever style one may place me in included. This is a dissection and celebration of that.”

For the album, Elliot had the possibility to handpick ten basic James Brown hits and remix them, infusing inspiration from a number of totally different genres. Tracks like “She Made Me Popcorn” (remix of “Mother Popcorn”) prominently characteristic hip hop type sampling of Brown’s vocals, “Machine No Make Sex” (remix of “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”) transforms the unique with Afrobeat rhythms and horns, “Get Up Off” (remix of “Get Up Offa That Thing”) and “The Goodest Foot” (remix of “Get On the Good Foot”) lean deep into a gentle hip-hop groove, whereas “Coal Sweat” (remix of “Cold Sweat”) swirls the ‘60s hit right into a psychedelic digital daze. All ten remixes supply a unique tackle the tune and concurrently honor the unique observe in addition to the numerous genres that stemmed from the “Hardest Working Man In Show Business,” James Brown.


A1. Turn It Up Give It Shrooms (Give It Up or Turn It a Loose)
A2. SortaBad (Super Bad)
A3. The Big Purple Donut (The Payback)
A4. Coal Sweat (Cold Sweat)
A5. Get Up Off (Get Up Offa That Thing)
B1. The Goodest Foot (Get On the Good Foot)
B2. Dragon Pants (Hot Pants)
B3. She Made Me Popcorn (Mother Popcorn)
B4. Machine No Make Sex (Get Up [I Feel Like Being a] Sex Machine)
B5. Black And Loud (Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud)

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